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Remember to look at:

  • material
  • appearence
  • use



All of these items (trainers, memory foam and the water filter) were originally designed for astronauts to take with them into space! The same technology used in Neil Armstrong’s moon boots is now used in trainers. This process, also known as 'blow rubber moulding', was used to create hollow athletic shoe soles designed to be filled with shock-absorbing materials. This allowed the astronauts footwear with the flexibility they needed to be able to move easily around.

Temper foam was invented in 1966 to absorb shock in rocket seats. Memory foam provides a lot of support for the spine, distributing weight evenly. It is such a useful material that it's now included in wheelchair cushions, prosthetic limbs, mattresses and pillows.

In space, every drop of water is precious and must be recycled again and again. NASA discovered that they could clean water using activated carbon. This same process is now common in several types of water filter all over the world.


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Science Activity 


Fact File: Write a fact file about one of these scientists and the amazing material they invented using their knowledge of materials already.


Ruth Benerito: Wrinkle Free Cotton

Spencer Silver: Sticky note glue

Leo Baekeland: a plastic called Bakelite

Harry Brearly : Stainless Steel

John McAdam: Tarmac


You can write it in your book or on Purple Mash.

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What do you think?


Remember to think about

  • appearance
  • what they do
  • where they might be found



The first picture is a virus cell, the second is a bacteria and the third is a yeast! A virus is a type of microorganism which can cause illness in humans and animals. 

Bacteria are all around us and most of the time they do us no harm. They grow and replicate (by dividing in two) and so unlike a virus they do not need a host. The bacteria pictured (middle), called Escherichia coli (or E.coli for short) are commonly found in our large intestine. They are mostly harmless and part of our natural gut flora which keep us healthy. 

Yeast is classified as a fungus. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is also known as baker’s yeast. Yeasts are all around us, like the whiteish bloom you find on the skin of grapes. They replicate mostly by budding when a new cell forms by budding off from the parent cell. We make use of the carbon dioxide released from the fermentation of sugars to help bread to rise.


Independent Research

Yeast is a type of fungus. Different strains of yeast and different types of fungus are used all the time in food preparation and cooking. Create a poster or a factfile on fungus and yeast and how they are used. Share your work with us on Facebook or the Class Blog on PurpleMash.



In school, we would be looking at animals and their habitats. Animals adapt and change to fit into their habitat and survive, but they also grow up differently. Their life cycles are different depending on the type of animal they are. For example mammals, insects and amphibians all have different life cycles, although they all have the same basic elements. 


Why don't you watch the video below to learn more about life cycles and then chose an animal from below, research their lifecycle and draw your own for that animal?



The weather is starting to get a bit nicer and as lockdown is slowly being lifted we are allowed to start spending more and more times outdoors. If you have a garden you could do this in your garden, or ask an adult if you can you to a park (remember to stay 2m away from people not in your household) and have a look to see what different animals, insects and birds you can see. You can then use the data you have collected to make a classification key. 


Have a look at the examples below to help you if you're unsure.


You could also use this information to create a spreadsheet on Purple Mash.



In Oak National Learning, you have been learning about the different types of rocks. 

Can you make a cool poster about the type of rocks?


Or maybe go for a walk and see how many different feeling and types of rocks you can find. How do they feel? Where did you find them?


Are they:

Hard, Soft, Porous, dense, red, brown, beige, sandy, marble, heavy, light.


Categorise them and draw conclusions from them and look at them as different properties in a material.



Have a look at these images. They're all of the same 'thing' just zoomed in. Have a look at each picture and try and guess what it is. When you see the final picture was it what you thought it was? Be honest! No cheating!

Can you take some pictures like this? They could be from inside your house or outside. Challenge your family to guess what the object is. You could even add them to our Class Blog and challenge your friends too!


Looking at Being ourselves and looking at our emotions is an important lesson. We would be looking at this in PSHCE and I think, more than ever, it is such an important thing to look at. 


During this scary time, peoples emotions will be all over the place and we can look at how to read it and support each other. 


Follow the powerpoint lesson below:

And now, have a look at the scenario cards and answer the two sheets provided below that look at your emotions and feelings, as well as your peers. 

The Five Pillars of Islam


The most important Muslim practices are the Five Pillars of Islam.

The Five Pillars of Islam are the five obligations that every Muslim must satisfy in order to live a good and responsible life according to Islam.

The Five Pillars consist of:

  • Shahadah: sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith
  • Salat: performing ritual prayers in the proper way five times each day
  • Zakat: paying an alms (or charity) tax to benefit the poor and the needy
  • Sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan
  • Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca



Using the information above, and the video below, create a poster about the 5 Pillars and their importance in Islam

  • Supporting Video A short BBC video, further explaining the Five Pillars of Islam


Do you remember our database work?

I would like you to create your own database using anything from your life right now.


  • Shows you are watching
  • games you are playing
  • family members
  • things around the house


Have a go and save it in the to do file on Purple Mash. I look forward to seeing what everyone has created.


Create a game: Challenge!


As you were all so good at designing your own multi-level game I have a challenge for you.


Use a different room in your house for each level. Think about what hazards there are. Are the clothes on the floor? Toys? Create these in the game too.


I can wait to see your inventions!



Some of you will be taking part in Joe Wicks' PE lessons every morning. If you are, that's great and counts as your PE. Here is a link to that below if you would also like to take part.


Miss Beaumont is also regularly setting PE challenges on our school Facebook page, which you could have a go at, or you might choose to get some fresh air and have a go at kicking, catching and throwing outside. This is a great way to work on your hand-eye coordination.


Alternatively, there is a Yoga session below. Yoga is great to help you focus and set you intentions for the rest of the day. It can also help you relax in these very strange times. You might want to try doing some yoga in the morning or in the evening, just before bed. 

P.E With Joe

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Drawing something around you takes a lot of skill at slowing down and taking the time to notice each aspect of the object in front of  you. A great example of an object to draw is a feather. It needs to look soft and fluid but is also great for practicing to make marks.




Leeds Human and Physical Features

What are the human and physical features in geography? 

Human Features are what is made by people. The buildings and things we have made as well as our population numbers, earnings etc.

Physical Features are all natural. Such as the mountains, hills, rivers, sea and weather.

Have a go at the worksheet below:

Using the internet, you should research Leeds and its human and physical features. Once you have done this, you should make a poster celebrating Leeds and these features. Make sure to include lots of factual information and display it in an informative and eye-catching way.


Below are some links to further information to help you get started.

Last week you look at the human and physical properties of Leeds. This week I'd like you to look a little closer to home. 


Using the grid attached, have a go at drawing a map of your garden or you local area if you don't have a garden.  Once you've completed it, make a list of all of the physical and human features and colour code them on your map. 


Share your finished map with us on Facebook or on your class blog on Purple Mash.


Use Google Maps to choose a country to explore. Look around on satellite, and try and notice what the land is like. Is it a desert? Is it made of ice? Is it a huge forest? Once you have chosen a country, I would like you to create a fact file about it, looking closely at the human and physical geography of the country.



Human geography is what is man made. So include the population, languages spoken, important buildings, capital city etc.

Physical geography is what exists in nature. So include the longest river, the seas, the countries it borders, tallest mountain etc.



If you have been following the Oak National Academy videos in History, you will know we have been looking at the great rulers of Britain and how they reigned over the country.


This week we have looked at Henry VIII earlier and later this week will be Elizabeth I.


Could you do some research and write a fact file about one of your choice?



Next year, in Year 6 you will study World War 2 so for your history choice activity this week, I'd love you to do a little bit of research, what can you find out about the war? Remember, it is a real event and some of the things you might find out could be upsetting. Remember to talk to an adult if you are upset and use Kids Search to find suitable information. Here are some links you can use.



At the moment, in this pandemic, the medical profession are being praised with a clap on Thursday, but it was a hard time for the medical profession, espeially nurses back in Victorian England.


Florence Nightingale did revolutionary work with ideas that pushed the profession forward. Use the worksheets below to find out about her and then you could create a lantern shape poem inspired by her and her life (as she was known as the lady with the lamp)



Some children are beginning to come back into school this week. However school, and lessons, will look very different. Not quite as different as it did in the Victorian times though. Victorian children attended schools which would be almost unrecognisable to us now.


Many people had to pay to go to school so only rich families could send their children. They started at 9am just like us, but finished at 5pm, and often had no breaks except lunch time!


Have a look at the information below. Can you create a piece of writing comparing Victorian schools to school now? It could be a balanced argument saying which you prefer, it could be a diary entry about a Victorian child's day at school. Or maybe you could create a Victorian School Survival Guide. Use the resources below to help you an remember to share your ideas too.



Why don't you do some Food Technology, which is part of DT. You could make lunch for you and your family? Or do some baking. Remember to think of what tastes nice together and how to follow a recipe.