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Weeks begin 04/05/2020 (Sum1 Weeks 3 & 4)

Our themed learning over the next two weeks is History of 20th Century Leisure and Entertainment in Britain and Design Technology - design and make a toy which links to our English.
The Design tasks are under the history tasks.

Year 5. Summer 1. Weeks 3 & 4.

Themed Assignments.

History: Leisure and Entertainment in 20th Century Britain.

Design Technology: design and make a toy. This links to our English assignments.

 

History 1.

Early cinema.

You will:

  • View a Power Point;
  • Answer questions;
  • Make deductions and/or research about features of early cinemas;
  • Optional – make a home silent movie with your family

History 2.

Radio.

You will:

  • Draw a timeline of significant dates in the history of the radio;
  • Match dates to pictures of radios.
  • Research radio in World War II
  • Optional – link this to celebrations of VE Day

History 3.

Birth of television.

You will:

  • Watch a You Tube clip showing how TV sets have changed over 90 years;
  • Research an aspect of the history of TV (e.g. sports coverage on TV)
  • Make a fact file.

Design Technology 1.

Design a toy for a child

You will:

Use the planning skills you have practised in English;

Design a toy for a small child;

Plan how to make your toy using things you have around your home.

Design Technology 2.

Make a toy for a child

You will:

Build your toy or

Adapt an existing toy

See how Mrs Herbert got on

 

Design Technology 3.

Make an advert for your toy.

You will:

Make a poster or video to sell your toy.

 

Year 5. Summer 1. Weeks 3 & 4.

Themed Assignments.

History: Leisure and Entertainment in 20th Century Britain. Task 1.

EARLY CINEMA.

 

Work through the Power Point and answer these questions.

 

  1. In which year was the camera first invented?
  2. What was the name of the first American cinemas?
  3. What form of transport was invented in the early 20th century?
  4. Look at the photo of the zoetrope – how do you think it worked?

 

Now watch some examples of early cinema.

If these links do not work you can search You Tube directly.

Charlie Chaplin and the Lion.

Keystone Cops.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0a998z_G4g

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m53jnZQP32g

 

 

Now think about the questions on the last slide. I have typed them here for you. Try researching the questions if you are not sure.

 

  1. Why were early cinemas called flea pits?
  2. Why did most early cinemas have the word “electric” in their names?
  3. Why did cinemas pay people to use coconut shells, whistles and car horns during movies?
  4. Why did the films have inter titles?
  5. And why did people read the inter titles out loud?

Year 5. Summer 1. Weeks 3 & 4.

Themed Assignments.

History: Leisure and Entertainment in 20th Century Britain. Task 2.

Your second History task is to learn about the start of radio.

And don’t forget V.E. Day on May 8th.

 

Put these significant dates in chronological order starting with the earliest. Read carefully – there are 9 dates and events to find. Then draw a timeline of these events and developments.

 

1954: Texas Instruments make the first portable transistor radio.

The first digital radio transmission was in 1995.

1893: Nikola Tesla first demonstrates radio in the U.S.A.

The British Broadcasting Company started in 1922 (and became the BBC in 1927).

1996: the first internet radio broadcasts

Radio Caroline was a pirate radio station which played pop music. The music was broadcast from a boat and it started in 1964.

1897: Guglielmo Marconi built and sold the first radios.

The first portable digital radios went on sale in 2001.

1967: The BBC set up four radio stations named Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3 and Radio 4 (and pirate radio stations were made illegal.)

 

Describe the use of radio during the Second World War. Find out what channels there were and what types of programme were broadcast. Try to find out about people who presented programmes and the importance of radio – don’t forget there was no television.

At school we had been planning a whole school celebration of V. E. Day. Here are 2 web sites which may help you plan a stay at home V.E. celebration. Send us your photos!

 

https://metro.co.uk/2020/05/02/what-ve-day-stay-home-street-party-12644941/

 

https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/

 

 

Year 5. Summer 1. Weeks 3 & 4.

Themed Assignments.

History: Leisure and Entertainment in 20th Century Britain. Task 3.

TELEVISION.

 

Watch this You Tube clip.

WARNING: some of the technical explanations are for Physics graduates only.

We do not expect you to know these technical terms!

Just enjoy the montage of images showing the development of TV sets and TV broadcasting over the last 90 years.

If the link doesn’t work - go to You Tube, search “History of TV” and choose Evolution of Television 1920 to 2020 posted by Captain Gizmo.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PveVwQhNnq8

 

Research one aspect of television since the 1940’s. You may want to learn about the history of football on TV, or other sports. Or perhaps you want to research music on TV or chat shows or anything else you are interested in. Below are some useful links but there are many more websites covering different aspects. Do NOT copy and paste chunks of text unless you name your source (teachers can always tell.) You may want to paste a couple of photos to illustrate your work.

 

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/television.htm

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/are-you-sitting-comfortably-a-history-of-childrens-tv-1335443.html

 

https://blog.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/chronology-british-television/

 

Prepare a fact file.  I have made a fact file about the history of TV weather forecasting as an example of what we are looking for.

 

History of TV Weather Forecasting.

 

Do you know who Britain’s first weather forecaster was? Back in the 19th century, Admiral Robert Fitzroy was very concerned about how many Royal Navy ships were being lost in storms. He charted the weather for years and became able to predict when storms at sea might happen. At first, Fitzroy was laughed at but he persisted and the Meteorological Office was created.

 

With the arrival of the telegraph (about 1860) Fitzroy could communicate quickly with the Royal Navy fleet and in 1861 the Times Newspaper published the first weather forecast for the public.

 

BBC radio was quick to broadcast daily weather forecasts from 1923; the shipping forecast started in 1925 and continues twice daily on Radio 4.

 

Early TV in 1936 experimented with a weather forecast and this became a daily feature when the BBC TV came back after the war.

 

 

 

Quick dates and facts.

 

1954: 1st live TV weather forecast

1967: use of magnetic symbols (which often fell off the map)

1975: the weather symbols still in use (clouds, suns, raindrops) first used

2005: the BBC now uses 3D images with computer graphics.

 

Most famous mistake in TV weather forecasting.

 

In 1987 Michael Fish said:

 

"Earlier on today," he said, "a woman rang the BBC and said she'd heard there was a hurricane on the way... don't worry, there isn't!" A few hours later the worst storm in 300 years hit southern England, uprooting thousands of trees and killing 19 people.

(Copied from the BBC website).

 

 

And finally:

“Nowcasting” is predicting weather for the next 6 hours and is widely available on computers and phones.

 

History of Television research project

 

Year 5. Summer 1. Weeks 3 & 4.

Themed Assignments.

Design Technology: make a toy. Task 1.

 

In English you designed an “add on” for a book to inspire young readers and you will be pitching your idea to teachers.

In Design Technology you will design a toy for a young child, make the toy and advertise your toy to parents.

Your starting point will be what you have available at home. Here are some things you can consider.

  • Lego or other construction toys
  • An existing toy you can add to or improve
  • Junk modelling
  • A board game.

 

Plan.

What my toy is made from

 

 

What equipment is needed

 

 

How will I be safe when I make the toy?

 

How long will it take (especially if glue and paint are used)

 

 

 

Now make a detailed drawing of your toy and label it. Send us a photo if you can (or draw it on the computer.)

 

Make your toy.

 

Assemble all the things you need. Enjoy making your toy. This is what I did with paper towel, string, plastic bags and a small box with brown paper.

 

Monkey is a volunteer paramedic.

Everybody can adapt a toy to achieve this assignment.

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Year 5. Summer 1. Weeks 3 & 4.

Themed Assignments.

Design Technology: make a toy. Task 3.

 

ADVERTISE YOUR TOY.

 

Watch a couple of adverts on TV.

Make a video if you want in the style of the ads you have seen.

OR

Make a poster and send us a photo.

You can draw it on the computer or by hand.

 

Things to include.

 

Name of the toy

Picture/drawing of the toy

Why it is amazing and young children will love it.

How safe/educational/fun it is (for parents)

How much it costs and where it is sold.

Exaggerate and be creative. Remember most parents buy toys because their children pestered them into it!

 

 

See how Mrs Herbert got on.

 

 

 

 

 

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