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Autumn Term Home Learning

Autumn Home Learning Challenges                

 

Our ‘May The Force Be With You’ topic will have a science focus and this will be the basis for the work in English and Topic.  This term the children will be studying ‘Earth and Space’, this will cover the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system and researching the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.  They will also be studying ‘Light’, this will cover how we see objects and how shadows are formed. Another focus will be ‘Electricity’, covering electrical circuits, using bulbs, buzzers and on/off switches, and ‘Forces and Magnets’ which will cover the use of levers, pulleys and gears.

 

We would like you to pick a weekly challenge from the list below. You can bring it in as an ICT presentation, picture, poster or piece of written work to be celebrated in class. Tick the box when you complete the task.

 

Research a planet

 

Write a space poem

 

Write a diary about a day in the life of an astronaut 

 

Find out about Tim Peake’s expedition

 

Create a brochure about visiting different planets – can you sell the benefits of living on Mars or Saturn?

 

Write a space story

 

Bake ‘space cookies’ – how inventive can you be?

 

Research the moon – why does it look different each night?

 

An alien has landed in Waterbeach. Write a newspaper article about this event

 

Spend an evening star gazing with your family – tell the class what you could see

 

Design something using levers and pulleys

 

Research Sir Isaac Newton, Thomas Edison, Annie Cannon or Annie Easley

 

Explain to the class the effects of air resistance, water resistance or friction

 

Can you make an electrical circuit and explain how it works?

 

Create a quiz for the class to solve on electrical symbols

 

Make a diorama of an alien planet

 

Visit the Cambridge Science Centre and report back to class

 

My own choice

 

My own choice

 

My own choice

 

 

Home Learning to be returned by Wednesday each week. Enjoy!