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Week beginning 20/04/2020

Science Assignment 3 is now published under lesson 2.

 Science Assignment 2 is now published.

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And the French lesson is below the Science.

This week we will focus on Science with three assignments based on forces and simple machines.

Lesson and Assignment 1. LEVERS.

Watch this You Tube clip about levers but remember the lady is American. In English “lever” sounds like “leaver” and doesn’t rhyme with “ever”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lueqE0lxLyc

Then watch this BBC Bitesize clip

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrp6n39

 

You can make a simple lever machine at home with easy to find resources. See the photos.

The Blu Tack fastened the fulcrum to the surface (don’t do this on a polished surface). I also used little blobs of Blu Tack on the ends of the ruler to stop things sliding off. I used the narrow edge of a Tic Tac box to make my fulcrum. Now try balancing small objects on your machine. Send us a photo of your lever.

Make a simple machine at home

This week we will focus on Science with three assignments based on forces and simple machines.

Lesson and Assignment 2. PULLEYS.

Below are 2 photos of pulleys which I have in my garden. Can you find pulleys in your home and garden?

The first strange pulley is attached to the wall of my garage. No idea why -it was there when I moved in. Can you think of why previous owners put a large pulley on a domestic garage?

What do you think the second pulley is attached to?

Watch this BBC Bitesize Clip. (You may get a warning about needing Flash player but it should still work.)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-physics-ks2-ks3-will-pulleys-let-9-year-olds-beat-Britain%E2%80%99s-strongest-man/zvm4d6f

 

The link below will take you to a long list about the use of pulleys. Choose one or two of the examples to research further. Why do they make it easier to lift things, push things, move things? Write a paragraph about one or two practical uses of a pulley.

 

https://examples.yourdictionary.com/pulley-examples.html

pulleys

This week we will focus on Science with three assignments based on forces and simple machines.

 

Lesson and Assignment 3: GEARS

 

Watch this BBC clip about pulling a piano.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-physics-ks2-ks3-will-gears-let-children-pull-a-piano-uphill-with-their-bikes/zmcpy9q

 

If you have a bicycle check how many gears it has.

I liked this You Tube explanation of gears - hope you do too.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odpsm3ybPsA

 

Now watch Wallace and Gromit on You Tube. Where are the gears on the Soccamatic?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu2pxJo3cI0

 

Design your own machine using gears, levers and pulleys.

If you have Lego, K’Nex or other construction toys you can build your own machine with gears and send us a photo. Maybe you can make a junk model!

Or you can invent a machine, draw it and send us a photo. For inspiration, use the internet to search for “Heath Robinson.” Make sure to show the gears, pulleys and levers.

FRENCH

Bonjour tout le monde,

this week, we are ordering food at the restaurant. We’re also looking at ordering ice-creams (well, the Summer IS coming!) with flavours and all!

  • Watch the video – you know the drill. As usual, answer orally when a question is posed, it’s a way of learning the vocab. You can also make a note of your “nouveaux mots” if you wish. Your task is at the end.

https://youtu.be/h08mj5ALnUg

 

  • And just for fun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s63adSjywus

 Peppa Cochon va faire les courses. (Peppa Pig goes shopping) J’adore !

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vy7GVk2np4

This is a video where 3 teenagers go into a café and order food and drinks. They say “Je vais prendre …” (I’m going to take – you know: the Near Future tense!) instead of “Je voudrais…” which is just a different way of ordering. The video is quite long: stop when they’ve finished ordering!

 

Amusez-vous bien!

Mme D.

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