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Week 4


Last week you experimented with the Switch Zoo website/app to create your own animal. 

This was my creation... the Tigno… 


This week we are going to find out more about the animals which we have created. 


Think about the questions below...

- What does it look like?

- How does it move?

- Where does it live?

- What does it eat?


It may help you to use the websites below to build a profile of your animal.


The template below may help you to think about how to organise your ideas - if you are lucky enough to have access to a printer, there is also a printable version.





Your task is to collect data from people in your household and people you are able to talk to over the phone. In maths, we have learnt about collecting data, tally charts and bar graphs so now is your chance to show what you can remember.

Think of a question you would like to ask people (that you can safely talk to). What is your favourite food? What type of exercise have you been doing? What is your favourite Pokémon? What pets do you have at home?

The examples of a tally chart and bar graph below answer the question: 'What is your favourite insect?'

You need to create a tally chart so that you can record the answers people give you. 

TIP: One tally (I) represents one person's answer.


When you have asked all the people you can ask and you have put the responses into a tally chart, you then put this data into a bar graph (like the one below)


As you can see, the tally chart shows that 6 people like bees and then this data has been put into the bar graph above. Remember to add a title (What is your favourite insect?), x axis label (type of insect) and y axis label (number of people).


Challenge: Can you write some questions for the people in your household to answer using your graph? For example - How many people like ladybirds and bees? How many people were asked in total?


Who remembers our food chain unit in science? Here is a little reminder about what a food chain is and how they work.


Your science task for this week is to look out for animals and living things (like plants and flowers) outside. This could be in your garden or during your hour of exercise during the day. Once you spot a living thing, ask yourself the following questions: Is it a producer? Is it a consumer? What does it eat to survive? Is it eaten by anything?

For example - You see a squirrel (consumer) it eats plants (producer) but squirrels are eaten by foxes. 

Once you have spotted your living thing and answered the questions above, draw the food chain it belongs to.



Could you present it in a creative way?

Challenge: Think of your favourite animal – Draw the food chain they belong to.

History - mummification

The Ancient Egyptians are famous for using mummification to preserve the bodies of their dead.


Use the websites below to answer these questions, as well as any others you may have about mummification:


- Why did the Egyptians' mummify bodies?

- How did they do this?

- Was everyone mummified when they died?

- Who was the God of mummification?

- Who are the most famous mummies of all time?


Can you mummify your own orange?


You will need:

- an orange

- salt

- spoon and bowl

- kitchen roll or toilet roll

- a knife (ask an adult to help you use it!)

- bandages (strips of a cotton type material will be fine such as an old sheet or cleaning cloth)

- a pin


1. Cut a cross at the top of your orange using the knife. Ask an adult to help you do this!

2. Now hold the orange over the bowl and scoop out the insides. Be careful this can get messy!

3. Using kitchen or toilet roll, gently dry the insides of the skin to absorb any left over juices.

4. Now fill the orange skin with salt. (You can add some bicarbonate of soda too if you have any at home, but its not necessary if not).

5. Now its time to wrap up your orange like a mummy. You may need a second person to help you do this. Make sure the slit at the top of the orange is pushed together and then wrap it tightly with the bandage or cotton strips.

6. When it is completely covered, tie a knot at the top or secure the bandages with a pin. Ask a grown up to help.

7. Your orange now needs to be kept in a warm, dry place. An airing cupboard is a good idea if you have one. If not, try near a radiator.

8. It can take a while for mummification to happen. Check your orange regularly (every few days) to see what it looks like - you will be able to see it shrink and darken over time, just like a real mummy. 


The photos below show you the instructions described above. You might want to think about any other objects which could be mummified in this way. Don't forget to send us your photos when you try mummifying - we cant wait to see.


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Art - Can you make a rainbow?


Rainbows can be seen everywhere, particularly at the moment because they are seen as a sign of hope and cheer. I know lots of you have made rainbows and added them to your windows for the world to see. But... can you make a real rainbow at home?


The video below explains how a real rainbow is formed.

How rainbows form and what shape they really are | Colourful Weather

If you thought rainbows were shaped like an arch, think again. All you need is water, the sky and sunlight!

Time to try to make your own rainbow!


All you will need is...

- a glass of water

- white paper

- colouring pencils

- a torch



How to create a rainbow. (You may need a little bit of help from an adult).

1. Place a glass of water on the edge of a table so a little bit hangs off the edge. Be very careful not to knock it off.

2. Shine the torch through the glass at the top. Adjust the angle until the light falls onto the paper below.

3.  Colour over the light on the paper to create your own rainbow. 

Top tip: turn off the lights to see the rainbow more clearly. 


There are lots of ways to make rainbows at home. The video below shows a different way. Don't forget to send in photos or videos of your rainbows - we would love to see them!


How to make a Rainbow at home - Spark Science Homemade

You just shine a flashlight onto the CD.Then light reflect and seperate to 7 colors on the wall. Is it easy? Let's try.