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Burps, Bottoms and Bile

 

Open wide – let’s take a look inside! We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body.

Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile? Take dental impressions and test the effect of sugary substances on your pearly whites.

Follow a tasty morsel as it makes its way through your digestive system, helped by some mouth-watering saliva! Mmm! And don’t forget the importance of good hygiene – at both ends!

And while we’re talking business…could you recognise an animal just by its poo? Are you brave enough to take the challenge?

Do beans really have wind power? Let’s work scientifically and bottom this one out, once and for all.

Make a working model of the digestive system and use it to persuade others to eat healthily. Learn how to look after this marvellous belching, squelching, mixture-making machine we call our body!

 

Topic vocabulary

 

abdomen

absorb

acid

amylase

bile

blood vessel

bolus

bowel

bridge

calcium carbonate

canine

colon

crop

crown

decay

dentine

denture

digestion

digestive system

dissolve

enamel

enzyme

faeces

filling

floss

germ

gizzard

gum

hygiene

incisor

large intestine

lipase

mandible

maxilla

milk teeth

molar

mouth

nerve

oesophagus

papilla

plaque

premolar

pulp

rectum

root

saliva

small intestine

stomach

tongue

uvula

wisdom teeth

I am Warrior!

 

I am Warrior!

We are brave, powerful warriors, and we will meet in battle! This half term, we’ll divide into two warring groups: the Celts and the Romans. In our battle games, who will be victorious?

We’ll research Celtic and Roman warriors and write soliloquies as soldiers. Using different source materials, we’ll investigate the Roman Empire and read Roman numerals. After designing and making shields, we’ll test them in battle and practise our attacking and defending skills. The Celtic warrior queen, Boudicca, will inspire us to create stories, models and artwork. We’ll write plays about gladiators and a menu for wealthy Romans. Using maps, globes and information books, we’ll compare Britain (the home of the Celts) and Rome (the home of the Romans).

 

 

Topic vocabulary

The words below are the key vocabulary that we will be using throughout the topic. Children need to understand the meanings, be able to use them in their writing and spell them correctly.

 

 

ampitheatre

aqueduct

barbarian

Britannia

Caledonia

cassis

Celts

centurion

chariot

Colosseum

emperor

forum

Gaul

gladiator

gladius

Hibernia

invader

invictus

Ianista

Latin

legion

mosaic

pilum

pugio

Roman Empire

Roman numerals

Scutum

servus

soliloquy

standard

taxes

via

 

 

Blue Abyss
 

Grab your wetsuit! We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures.

Head to your local aquarium and learn about life in the ocean. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal?

What do real divers get up to below the surface? Create a fishy story about exploring an amazing underwater world.

Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Make a mode deep-sea submarine that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on Earth. Make sure you test it first!

What are those bright lights in the distance? It’s a group of bioluminescent sea creatures! Look closely and create a colourful, 3-D art expedition when you rise to the surface.

Flippers on? Snorkels ready? Let’s head into the blue abyss…

 

Topic Vocabulary
 

The table below shows the key vocabulary that we will be using throughout the topic. Children need to understand the meaning, be able to use them in their writing and spell them.

 

 


 

 

 

aquatic

 

 

 

 

 

oceanic zone


 

 

 

 

tropic

 

 

 

 

 

unique

species

creatures

reef

classification

sea

inhabit

depth

layer

ocean

bioluminescence

hemisphere

diver

variation

adaptation

climate

predator

aquarium

equator

feature

prey

food chain

environment

pressure

submarine

motor

pollution

tourism

satellite

abyss

erosion

observe

marine

  • Ravensfield Primary School
  • Clarendon Street, Dukinfield, Cheshire, SK16 4JG
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