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Week 6 (08.2.21)


Look below at the photo results from our experiment! You might have done this at home yourself too - hopefully you can see that water and milk kept the egg nice and clean and it doesn't change. You'll probably notice that the egg that was in the coke or squash has changed colour.

This is because sugary and acidic drinks like this can weaken the eggs shells (like it would our teeth enamel) and damage them. A tooth's recovery process is quite slow, so if we consume too many sugary things all the time, our teeth don't have the chance to repair. It's fine to have sugary things every now and again though, as long as you remember to brush your teeth and visit the dentist regularly :D


   Look at the template results sheet below then see if you can answer the questions! I've uploaded an example of one for support. You can write yes/no or do a tick/cross in the results boxes for what you've observed. For the conclusion think about what we set out to find: how sugar can affect our teeth. We found that too much of it can weaken our teeth!


A week today is Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday! Go through the slide below to learn all about pancake day, then have a go at any of the activities below :D


Settlements are places where people live and sometimes work! Watch the BBC clip linked below to learn about the different types of settlements there are and how we can tell them apart. Then go through the slides below to learn about how life is different on a farm and in a town.


Once you've done this, have a go at sorting some of the different sentences into the correct columns to show how farms and towns are different. Draw the table into your exercise books/onto paper either write the sentences in the correct column or draw a picture of what the sentence is describing and label it. You could also print the sheets if you wish, and cut and stick the sentences into the correct column.


I've uploaded an example for support.


Read through the slides below to learn about why we celebrate Valentines day and about Saint Valentine!

Then have a go at making a Valentines card for someone you love. It could be for your Mum, Dad, Nanny, Grandad, Sibling or even a pet!


You can make your own from scratch or I've uploaded some resources if you want to use them.


Today is the start of the Chinese New Year! It marks the beginning of the lunar new year, which is when there is the start of a new moon. This is very different to the 'Gregorian' calendar that we traditionally use in the United Kingdom, which always starts on the 1st January. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival.


Read through the story below to learn all about the beginnings of Chinese New Year! There is also a link which will take you to 3 video clips - You can watch these in order and see some children preparing for Chinese New Year and also celebrating it in lots of different ways!


This year is the year of the Ox! Scroll down to the bottom of the page and check what your zodiac animal is depending on the year you were born in :D


When you've learnt all about Chinese New Year, have a go at any of the activities I've uploaded below or draw a picture of your Chinese zodiac animal! Feel free to download and print any resources or just use them as ideas and inspiration to create your own decorations at home!