This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.
significant past activist artist explorer scientist monarch decade
Children learn how we can make weak, flexible materials stronger and more rigid by changing their shape.
Children will work in small groups to investigate the properties of a single sheet of newspaper, including how well it can support weight. They will fold, roll, bend, twist and layer the paper, observing how the new shapes affect the paper's properties. Children will hen work with four new sheets of newspaper. In groups, they think of ways to use the newspaper to create a bridge across a gap between two desks. They will then test their bridge's strength and durability by placing a toy goat (the Billy Goat's Gruff) on to the structure.
Materials like newspaper are flexible and weak, but we can make them stronger and more rigid by layering, folding, rolling and twisting.
Children observe how easily germs can spread through direct and indirect contact.
Children work in groups and one child from each group has the palms of their hands covered in coloured glitter. The children then take part in activities or games for 5-10 minutes. When the time is up, they examine everyone's hands, faces, clothes and the area they worked in, including any objects they touched. The children consider what this tells them about how germs are spread.
Germs easily spread directly and indirectly from person to person. We can wash our hands to help reduce the spread of germs.
This project teaches children about the work of significant still life artists and still life techniques. They explore a wide variety of still lifes and learn about the use of colour and composition. They create still life arrangements and artwork.