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# Home Learning Spring Term

Welcome to the Fir Class home learning page!

We have created this page in preparation so that learning can continue at home. We hope you will find everything you need to continue all of your hard work! We have put together a list of useful websites and resources which you can access at home to continue and progress in your learning during this time.

The following websites are currently offering free-access to their home-learning resources:

Twinkl (Home learning packs available)

BrainPOP (subject-specific activities and games)

Teacher's Pet (you will need to create an account, but this is free to do. New resources added each week)

Chatterpack (lots of links for different subjects)

The LGFL website also has an extensive range of resources which the children can access using their LGFL login.

https://www.lgfl.net/learning-resources/grid

Below you will find more detailed guidance and some documents with more information about what we are learning in each subject. There will also be some activities and ideas for you to do whilst you are at home.

Science

Our topic for Science this term is States of Matter.

Children need to:

• compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
• observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
• identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

Activity 1: Solids, Liquids and Gases

To understand solids, liquids and gases better use the members of your family to help you to demonstrate how the molecules are arranged in each state. Each person represents a molecule. Get them to stand in a way that represents a solid (stand close together -not so easy if you are socially distancing 😀), a liquid (move a small distance apart) and a gas (move a long way apart - much better for social distancing 😂). Call out some different materials and see if they can arrange themselves correctly e.g wood, ketchup, water, chocolate, steam, iron, etc.

Experiments to try at home:

Try and do at least two of these experiments.

Click on the documents below for lots of ideas of experiments linked to this science topic. Always get an adult to help you with these so you don’t get hurt.

Activity 2: Heating and Cooling Materials

Explore what happens when you heat and cool materials through experimenting with food. What happens when you heat water in a kettle or put water in the freezer? With help from an adult try melting some different materials e.g an ice cube, butter, chocolate by placing the same weight of each in a dish and standing them in warm water or by a radiator. Time which melts fastest.
Help your family to cook a meal or bake some bread or cakes. Describe and record what happens to the ingredients when they are heated. How have they changed?

Try at least one of the experiments below or make ice cream in a bag.
Always ask an adult to help you so you do not hurt yourself.

Activity 3: The Water Cycle

Create your own water cycle wheel. Either print out the sheets below or create your own one by drawing the pictures.

Follow the link below where you can use your LGFL log in to carry out the virtual experiments linked to our topic.

https://content.lgfl.org.uk/secure/ve56/

In the document below you can find all key vocabulary and all key knowledge for the topic:

Spellings

It is important that you continue to practice your spellings while you are at home. Choose a set of words from the lists below to focus on each week:

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