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World War One - The Great War

Welcome back to school Red Ads. We have missed you. We hope you had a lovely summer. During the autumn terms we will be exploring The Great War and we know you are going to learn lots of fascinating information. Click here for an overview of Term 1.

Week 1: We will look at some iconic images from WW1 and imagine how people must have felt. In maths we will recap basic arithmetic and problem solving strategies. In science we explore forces. Try these simulations on: motion, projectiles,  mass and skydiving. We carried out some practical experiments, including rocket mice. Please complete this experiment at home and record your results in a table similar to the one below.






Try and improve your typing skills here by using all your fingers.

Week 2: In science we used Newtonmeters to measure forces and built paper pontoons to withstand as much weight as possible. In computing we found out more about search engines and designed a splash screen image for the app we are going to create. In English we read and heard about zeppelin raids over England in WW1 and designed our own newspaper report. In maths we solved a range of problems including those based on Time. In German we learnt the numbers to 20 and can now describe ourselves.

Week 3: In maths we continued to solve word problems and tried to beat the computer in this game; after 8 attempts we still haven't beaten the computer! In English we learnt about different types of poems and wrote a poem about zeppelins. In computing we designed our own splash screens and learnt about copyright and found some copyright free images that we uploaded onto our WW1 app, using the software Appshed. We carried out an experiment with Newtonmeters to see which material was the strongest. We also tried a rocket simulation to find out which angle would make the rocket travel the furthest.

Week 4: In German we learnt how to say the names of European countries and talk about where we would like to go, as well as telling the time. In maths we practised our number bonds and arithmetic under speed conditions and worked out some train timetable problems. In science we learnt about friction and air resistance and did experiments using spinners and parachutes, including test parachutes for the Mars rover. In English we revised parenthesis and wrote a fact sheet for WW1 weapons. In computing we explored the world of fake images and developed our app in Appshed.



Week 5: This week we learnt more about forces in science and designed a range of paper planes to see which one would fly the furthest distance, as well as experiment with different levels of friction to see how this had an impact on a moving object. In English we read about how men were recruited to go to war. In computing we found out more about fake news. In maths we solved problems including those based on money. In German we practised a cafe role play and acted it out. 

Week 6: In science we explored how changing variables can affect the path of a projectile, this links in to the WW1 battlefields. We experimented with this forces simulation. In German we learnt the days of the week and months of the year. In English we wrote a letter from the WW1 trenches and learnt about Walter Tull, the first black army officer in WW1. In maths we worked out problems involving BODMAS. 




Week 7: This week we revised some of the topics we have learnt in German. In maths we have looked at solving division problems and problems with 2 unknowns. In English we found out how children's lives changed during the war. In science we carried out some experiments on water resistance, forces and friction. In computing we created an app using JavaScript.




Welcome back after a wet and windy half term. Click here for an overview of what we will be doing this term.
Week 1: We will be exploring forces and water resistance in science. Try this riverboat simulation. Here is an activity to explore forces. We entered the national computational thinking challenge. We tried this simulation to see how good an officer we would have been in the war. 

Week 2: We learnt about some of the main events in WW1. In maths we practised short and long division. In German we learnt how to name places in town and give directions to them. In computing we tried to work out what is credible and what is fake. We also practised our touch typing.  


Week 3: We searched the CWGC database to find out about some of the soldiers who died in the war. In German we learnt how to say what food and drink we like. In science we learnt about buoyancy and carried out some floating or sinking experiments.  In English we learnt about modal verbs and the forgotten soldiers of the war. In maths we started to find out about algebra.


Week 4: In science we explored gravity with some experiments, including this game, this lunar lander, this motion simulation and this orbits simulation. We also looked at Newton's 2nd Law of Motion and completed a spreadsheet to demonstrate this. In German we learnt about place names with Saxon origins. In Maths we looked at algebraic expressions.  In English we wrote a story about a soldier at The Front. In computing we searched and created our own databases. We tested our online safety skills.



Week 5: We continued our exploration of algebra, finding solutions to problems with 2 unknowns. In English we created digital and analogue newspaper front pages based on WW1. In science we delved into gravity. In German we learnt how to say which sports we liked and disliked. In Computing we filtered databases to extract information.

Weeks 6/7: In science we looked at levers and pulleys. Have a go at this simulation. In computing we learnt how to count in binary using these games. We then programmed christmas decorations using Makecode with a micro:bit. In maths we solved christmas algebra problems and made snowflakes. Watch this to see more. In English we found out about the Christmas Truce in WW1 and then made our own radio report on it. We also sang some carols in German.


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