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Local history (Blitz/Docks)

This term we are doing a local history project.  We are learning about The Second World War and how it affected the area we live in and the lives of local people.  We are learning about why London's docks were important and why they were targeted during the Blitz.

Here are some websites that you will find useful for home learning:

BBC Primary History World War Two

What was life like in London during World War Two?  (The Museum of London)

Photos, artefacts and video from The Blitz (IWM)

Information about Anne Frank

Entry Point

We visited the Museum of London Docklands to learn about life in the docks and about life in London during World War Two.  Here are some photos of us in the museum.

 

Scavengers and settlers

Entry Point

We visited The Museum of London and learnt the story of early man from the Stone Ages to the Iron Ages.  We looked at artefacts from these periods and used them to discover more about what life was like.

Our Learning

We really enjoyed this topic and learnt about many different prehistoric civilizations including Skara Brae (a Stone Age village in Scotland) The Indus Valley Civilization (in North India and Pakistan) and The Celts (who lived in Britain during The Iron Ages).  We enjoyed making our own cave paintings, making Indus Valley clay figurines and writing reports about The Celts.  To find out about these Ancient Civilizations we used secondary sources of information, including books and the internet.  We also looked at pictures of the objects they made and the remains of their houses.  In most of these Ancient Civilizations people couldn't write so we don't know as much asbout their lives as we would like to.  However, the Romans wrote about The Celts - they described them as fierce and brave warriors who liked to eat and drink!

Our Exit Point

For our Exit Point our parents came into class and helped us to make Celtic roundhouses out of clay.  We also used facepaint to make ourselves look like Celtic warriors.  Celtic warriors painted blue patterns on their bodies with a substance called woad.  They did this to scare their enemies!

Old Website Archive

This Term's Topic is:   Saving the World: Rainforests

Links about animals in the rainforest: 

www.nature.org/rainforests/explore/video.html

www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/animals/ Rfbiomeanimals.shtml

www.bbc.co.uk/nature/habitats/Tropical_and_subtropical_moist_broadleaf_forests

Links about problems in the rainforest: Why are arinforests being destroyed?

http://www.rainforestconcern.org/rainforest_facts/why_are_they_being_destroyed/

 

Links about rainforest tribes:

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/people.html

http://www.adventure-life.com/articles/indigenous-people-76

http://www.matses.org/thematses.html

http://kids.mongabay.com/elementary/301.html?

 

Links about rainforest products:

http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids/species-profiles#species-type-36     you need to scroll down to look for plants and see which we use in Britain.

http://mrsgebauer.com/rainforestweb/products/products.htm   

http://homeworkhelp.stjohnssevenoaks.com/rainforest.html  scroll down to see what we get from rainforests.

 

Here are some useful websites:

· http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/habitats/Tropical_and_subtropical_moist_broadleaf_forests

· http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids

· http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/grainforest.html

· http://mrsgebauer.com/rainforestweb/products/products.htm

· http://www.rainforest-facts.com/rainforest-people.html

· This is a great Mind Map about rainforests

 

 

 

See photos of our RE trip to The Hornimann Museum Click Here 

       Shake It ! The science of milkshakes

What is a liquid? Watch this animation to find out.

SOLID                       LIQUID                     GAS

               Microscopic view of a gas

             

https://www.chem.purdue.edu/gchelp/liquids/character.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/changing_state.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/solid_liquids.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/gases.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/solids_liquids_gases/play/

 

 

The Ancient World: Temples, Tombs and Treasures

Here are some good websites for research:

Egyptian food:

http://www.foodofegypt.com/

http://www.food.com/recipe-finder/all/egyptian

http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/recipes.html

http://egyptianfood.tripod.com/#bev

http://www.touregypt.net/recipes/

 

Mesopotamia, Ancient Sumerian cities.

http://www.sumerianshakespeare.com/

http://mesopotamia.lib.uchicago.edu/mesopotamialife/index.php

http://www.ducksters.com/history/mesopotamia/ancient_sumer.php

 

http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/329230

type mesopotamia into the search box (top right) to see loads of artefacts.

Ancient Stories:

Isis and Osiris PDF

click to download the powerpoint, Gilagamesh ,then open below and click F5 to play                     

Gilgamesh and the Cedar Forest

 

RE TRIP TO HORNIMANN MUSEUM ABOUT THE JOURNEY OF LIFE AND DEATH

An Indonesian tiger mask. He saves the villagers from the evil witch who eats dead bodies.

Mexican old man mask. He dances at festivals to show that old age does not need to stop the fun.

Mexican death rattles for the "Day of the Dead" festival.

A real tiger skull. Some parts of our bodies continue after death.

A stuffed fox. The fur is real and still feels smooth.

Stuffed polecats. 

A stuffed walrus...and Saihaan.

Traditional Egyptian Music:

This one sounds just like our compositions:  ANCIENT ASSYRIANS of northern IRAQ - Assyrian folk music

http://www.traditionalarabicmusic.com/music_of_egypt.html

Mummification:      

 BEST MUMMIFICATION GAME  http://oi-archive.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/mummy.html

http://www.salariya.com/web_books/mummy/intro/pages/intro.html 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/egypt/      

British Museum Explorer: select Egypt and Death on the map  

British Museum: Mummification Story

Pharaohs:

 http://www.kingtutone.com/articles/

http://www.timetrips.co.uk/pharaohs.htm

http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/

General Egyptians:

·http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt.php

· http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/egypt/

·http://www.egypt.mrdonn.org/

Bitesize Clips

· British Museum Ancient Egypt

 http://www.discoveringegypt.com

· http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians

For our entry point we explored an Egyptian tomb and discovered treasures and a mummy.

Chronological history: Tower of London

 

It only cost £1 to visit the Tower, look at all the things you can see:   http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/families 

Look at these links to discover about William the Conqueror.

http://primaryfacts.com/912/10-william-the-conqueror-facts/   (General Facts)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zghsvcw    (Life in Norman Britain)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zmc9wmn     (The Bayeux Tapestry)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zq48jxs     (The Doomsday Book)

http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0221-william-the-conqueror.php   (General Facts)

 

This term we have been learning about chronological history at the Tower of London. During our visit we learnt about Crime and Punishment over time.

Let's plant it

We learnt all about plants. For our entry point we designed miniature gardens.

Here are some of our gardens.