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Week 14- W/C 22.06.20 & Week 15- W/C 29.06.20 & Week 16- W/C 06.07.20

Summer Term Topic- What a Wonderful World


Over the summer term, our topic title is 'What a Wonderful World'. Within this topic, we will be exploring a variety of science, history and geography objectives such as: living things and their habitats, plants, animals, oceans and continents, seasonal patterns, other countries and cultures, travel and transport, key historical figures. 


During the next three weeks, the children with be exploring the development of travel and transport throughout history. Alongside consolidating the children's understanding of chronology through using timelines and making comparisons between old and new forms of transport, this project will focus on early travel methods of the Vikings, through to the invention of cars, trains and aeroplanes. It will also look at significant individuals such as George Stephenson. 


There is a sequence of learning packs to follow and have a go at. If you would like to use your own resources with the children please do- this is just a guidance. By the end of this project the children can start to:


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which travel and transport has changed throughout history.
  • Talk about what they know about the inventions of cars, trains and aeroplanes.
  • Know some of the significant people involved in the development of different types of transport
  • Talk and write about the differences between old and new transport.
  • Have an understanding of the chronology of the different points in history when various types of transport have been used and invented.
  • Recall some key facts about the different types of travel and transport studied and the significant people involved in inventing them.


Most importantly, have fun exploring!

Task 1: Can you order the pictures of different types of transport onto your timeline? Use the sheet provided and the PowerPoint to help you! Choose between the 1-star challenge or 3-star challenge. 


Task 2: Have you ordered them correctly? Check the answers using the PowerPoint.

Task 1: Who were the Vikings? Watch this video: feature=iv&src_vid=3xIy7FoiaQY&v=GLyDSBv2ngc


Task 2: How did the design of the longboat help the Vikings? Watch this video:


Task 3: Can you design your own longboat? You can choose to make a 3D model or draw your design on paper. Don’t forget to label it! What features are important to include? How will you decorate it?


Task 4: Can you persuade someone at home to sail in your longboat? Start with the sentence: You should sail in my longboat because… Have you managed to persuade them?

Task 1: Compare old and new cars activity sheet. Choose between the 1-star, 2-star & 3-star challenge. 


Task 2: Can you design your own car? What features would you include? What would it look like? What design do you like?

Task 1: Using the writing frame provided, write some facts that you have learnt about George Stephenson. Use the PowerPoint to help you. 


Task 2: Imagine you are living in 1830. The railway line from Manchester to Liverpool is about to open and you will be riding on its first steam train! How would you be feeling? What will you see on your journey? Watch this video:


Task 3: Write a few descriptive sentences about a train journey. What do you see outside? How fast are you travelling? Where are you going? Use the word mat to help you!

Task 1: Order the inventions using the timeline sheets provided. Check your answers using the PowerPoint!


Task 2: Design your own aeroplane! What would it look like? What would you make it out of? You could even make your aeroplane and test how it flies!

Comparing the Past, Present & Future Travel

Task 1: What have we learnt about how travel and transport has changed? Use the pictures presented on the PowerPoint to help you think about what you have found out. Which are new and old types of transport?


Task 2: People use different types of transport for lots of different reasons. Can you think about how you would travel in these situations, both today and in 1825 (before the invention of trains, cars and buses)? Go to school, go on a school trip, travel to France for a holiday, go to the shops…


Task 3: Invent your own form of transport for the future! Will it fly? Will it go underwater? What will it be made out of? What will it look like? Will it be fast? How could you drive it?