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Movers and Shakers



Dawson's model, chronological order, activist, explorer, role model.


In the Movers and Shakers topic we will use five statements from Dawson's model that will help us identify people who are historically significant and use the words year, decade and century to describe dates and times. We will study the life and impact of a significant people from our local area and from around the world. We will will look deeper into the lives and impact of Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong, Emmeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks. 



Knowledge organiser

Alongside our Movers and Shakers topic we will also be looking at the following two projects.

Can you make a paper bridge?


We will learn how we can make weak, flexible materials stronger and more rigid by changing their shape. We will work in small groups to investigate the properties of a single sheet of newspaper, including how well it can support weight. We will fold, roll, bend, twist and layer the paper, observing how the new shapes affect the paper's properties.  In groups, we will think of ways to use the newspaper to create a bridge across a gap between two desks. We will test their bridge's strength and durability by placing a toy goat (the Billy Goat's Gruff) on to the structure.








How do germs spread?


In this project, we observe how easily germs can spread through direct and indirect contact. We will take part in an investigation to show how far germs can spread. 



We used glitter and paint to show how easily germs can spread.

Can you make a paper bridge? We discovered that a single sheet of paper was not strong enough to hold the weight of an animal so we decided to scrunch, fold and roll the paper to make it stronger.

Computing- we had a go at turning the laptops on, logging in and finding a picture of the Pilgrim Fathers.