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Week 3

English

 

The 75th anniversary of VE day is coming up on Friday 8th May. With Lockdown being in place, these celebrations are not going to be able to take place as planned. But, remembering this time in history is important so this week, we will be looking at different activities linked to VE day.

Winston Churchill

Who was Winston Churchill? Why do we remember him today? Produce a fact file/ poster displaying your information.

Create a mind map or list of facts about Winston Churchill.

What was his job?

Why was he so important during WW2?

What was one of his famous phrases?

Can you describe his characteristics?

Why he was important?

You can read more about Churchill using these links from Twinkl and Ducksters. You may present this information in any way you choose or use this template.

CHALLENGE: Can you learn Winston Churchill’s Victory speech and record yourself presenting it?

 

Winston Churchill information

Reading

I love reading and always have a book or my kindle in my hand. My next book, is going to be a modern version of Robin Hood, set in the 21st Century. It would be great to hear about the books tha you have been reading. You could write a short review, or a short recommendation.

 

For those of you who enjoy listening to stories, the author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz, is reading a chapter a weak from the first book, Stormbreaker. You can find the first chapter below.

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz - Chapter 1

Maths

Below are some games to practise different skills in maths.

In Year 6, we spend a lot of time learning how to solve different problems and apply our skills. Have a go at solving the different fraction questions on the document below.

Science

Warm Air Needs More Room

   

As its temperature rises, air starts to act a little differently. Find out what happens to a balloon when the air inside it heats up with this fun science experiment for children.

 

What you'll need:

  • Empty bottle
  • Balloon
  • Pot of hot water (not boiling)

 

Instructions:

  1. Stretch the balloon over the mouth of the empty bottle.
  2. Put the bottle in the pot of hot water, let it stand for a few minutes and watch what happens.

 

 

Can you explain what is happening?

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Topic

 

Activity 1

Make, Do and Mend

During WW2, there was a shortage of materials to make clothes. People were urged to "Make, do and mend".

Do you have any clothes or accessories that you could ‘upcycle’ into new clothing or something completely different to give it another purpose and a new lease of life?

 

Make do and Mend

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Activity 2

Phonetic Alphabet

The phonetic alphabet that was used in RAF transmissions during the war. Learn to spell your name using the phonetic alphabet e.g.

Ted = Tango    Echo   Delta

 

 

 


 

 

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Morse Code

Morse code is a communication system that represents the alphabet and numbers with a series of dots, dashes or a combination of both as shown here. Watch this video to find out more about Morse Code.

 

Can you write a secret coded message for your family to crack?
Activity 3
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VE Day Songs

Try and learn the Horrible Histories VE Day song and perform it to your family.

 

Create your own motivational song. Listen to some of the following clips for inspiration. Click here to listen to some more traditional war time songs as well as the links below.

Wartime song lyrics

Run, rabbit, run!

Long way to Tipperary/ Pack up your troubles

We’ll meet again

The White Cliffs of Dover

 

Learn step-by-step how to Swing dance (The Lindy Hop) which originated in the late 1920s and early 1930s in Harlem, New York City.
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