Roll up, roll up! We’re going on a day trip to a theme park!
This half term, we’ll write poems to capture the excitement of riding a roller coaster and investigate the wonders of centripetal force. After carrying out fair tests to investigate the materials used to make roller coasters, we’ll create prototype rides of our own. Let’s hope we choose the right materials! In our computing work, we’ll upload photographs of rides and examine online theme park maps. Then, we’ll use advanced techniques and commands to search for information on the internet. In English, we’ll write stories and create signs about theme parks and investigate forces by making a ride. We will also explore narrative (story) writing, where we will be using dialogue to help aid the progression of the story.
Help your child prepare for their project
In Scream Machine, the children will learn the secrets of theme park design and how their favourite rides work. Why not look at toys with moving parts at home, to see if you can find out how they work? You could also research famous theme parks around the world online. Which are the most popular rides? Alternatively, you could research Walt Disney’s successful theme parks. Where in the world are they?
At home ideas to complement your child's learning:
Below are a range of at home tasks that you may wish to explore with your child. These are not compulsory and your child's teacher will not expect to see them. However we know that some of you have requested some guidance on how you can add to your child's learning, so please do consider the below.
The knowledge organiser acts as a 'key skills' guide of what the children should know by the end of the project. Something useful to print off and stick to the fridge door or to discuss at home now and then. It also has a useful glossary on if you are unsure of certain specific words!
Year 5 information:
Please see this handy guide below with key Year 5 information.