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Week 6- commencing 11th May

Monday 11th May

In areas where natural disasters are likely to happen, such as places where earthquakes happen regularly or in the mountains where avalanches can occur, warning signs are put up to alert people about the possible dangers. 

Attached below is a document containing examples of warning signs that are put up for different types of natural disasters. Discuss with someone at home what you notice all the warning signs have in common and what is different. What do you notice about the colour and shapes of the signs? What about the pictures on the sign and the colours they are drawn in? Is there any writing? Why do you think the warning signs are made to look like this?

Your task is then to design a warning sign for a tornado. Thinking about what you discussed with an adult at home about the example warning signs, is there a certain shape or colour your sign should be? What type of picture will you draw on your sign and will you put any writing on it? 

Tuesday 12th May

Back in the Autumn Term, when we learnt about Ancient Egypt, we learnt about the Sphinx's riddle and then made riddles of our own based on this topic. Remember that riddles are a type of poem that describes something without actually naming it, leaving the reader to guess what it is. 

For today's task, we would like you to make up your own riddle about a natural disaster of your choice. You might choose to make one up about volcanoes, tsunamis or another natural disaster you are really interested in. Once you have written your riddle, could you read it to someone in your house and see if they can guess what natural disaster you have written about?

To help remind you what a riddle looks like, have a go at cracking the one below! What natural disaster do you think this one is about?


I can move things even though I can’t be seen but I’m not the wind
I shake but you can’t drink me
I’m measured on a special scale but I don’t weigh anything
I can knock down buildings but I’m not the Hulk
I’m the result of moving plates but I’m not an empty table
I’m caused by faults but no one has done anything wrong


Wednesday 13th May

Scientists use special equipment to monitor volcanic activity. Their equipment also lets them know if a volcano is close to erupting. This is very useful because it means that when scientists believe a volcanic eruption is close, they can warn people who live nearby to evacuate (leave) the area and go somewhere safe before it erupts. If people who live by volcanoes ever have to evacuate the area, they only have a short space of time to leave and cannot bring lots of their belongings with them. 

For your task today, we would like you to imagine that you live near a volcano and have been told that you need to leave the area because the volcano is close to erupting. You can only take one suitcase with you. Write down 10 things that you would pack in your suitcase and next to each item, explain why you would take it with you. There is no right or wrong answer about what you can pack, it is completely up to you, but remember that it has to fit in your suitcase (so no, you cannot pack your house or your TV)!

Thursday 14th May

Please watch the following video:

In the video, you looked at different pieces of art inspired by bedrooms and beds. You are now going to have a go at creating a piece of artwork inspired by your own bedroom/bed. You can use anything you like to create your artwork e.g. paint, colouring pencils, chalk, pastels. You might even want to make a collage or make a model of your bedroom out of recycled materials. It is completely up to you!

Friday 15th May

Pease read through the Powerpoint below on lines of latitude and longitude. Then have a go at the worksheet where you have to draw the different lines of latitude and longitude onto the world map before labelling them. 

Don't worry if you don't have a printer so can't print the worksheet off- attached below are some instructions on how you can copy the worksheet into the paint application on a laptop/computer and complete it on there. Similarly, if you are working from a phone, you can screenshot the worksheet when you open it up and edit it on your phone. If you want, you can always have a go at drawing the world map into your workbooks and then draw and label the different lines of latitude and longitude on your own drawing! 

Once you have completed the task, you can check your work with the answers below.