Now find out about a region (area) in the European Country you chose to learn about last week. It could, for example, be a region of France, such as the Paris Basin or the Rhône Valley, a region of Italy such as Tuscany or Sicily, a region of Spain such as Andalusia or Catalonia, or a region of Germany such as Bavaria or the Weser Uplands. You can present your research in any way you choose.
You could include the information below:
Where is the region located? How far away is this region? How might people travel there?
What is the physical geography like e.g. climate, landscape, rivers, mountains etc? What distinctive features does the region have?
What is the human geography like e.g. settlement size, transport, tourist attractions, economic activity and trade links?
Why have towns and cities developed where they are?
What are the lives of children in this region like? How are their lives similar to ours? What would it be like to live in this place?
Links below to websites to start you off:
Google travel and tourist information websites for the region or towns.
You could use satellite images and webcams to find images of the area.
Use Google Earth to make a virtual visit to your region: https://earth.google.com/web/
Website with links to various regions of Europe - https://visiteurope.com/en/
Child-led tours of some regions of Europe (there are some of China too, so pick carefully)- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks2-ks3-in-my-sh...
Web-link to child friendly website that explains some geographical terms.
Modern Foreign Languages
In school, we learn French. So far you have learned French greetings, colours, some animals and some fruit. Below is a link to Duolingo where you can continue to learn French or you could choose a different language. Your grown up will have to make you an account, but it is all for free. If you sign up, then choose beginner and follow the instructions.
Revise your French numbers to 20 by learning this song.
Can you create a piece of art that reflects your region?
For example, if you studied Holland in the Netherlands, you could paint, collage or sculpt the colourful striped tulip fields. If you studied the Paris basin, perhaps you could draw one of its famous landmarks.
If you fancy something a bit different to Joe Wicks, follow the link below to a time table of links to activities to encourage you to move, play and be challenged. Just click on the part of the time table you wish to try each day.
Joe Wicks - Body Coach is still going to be live at 9am each weekday morning. He will continue to do a 30 minute PE session.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) is considered by many to be one of the most talented classical composers ever. He began composing at six years old, and even though he died a poor man, aged only 35 he wrote over 600 pieces of music.
You can find out more about him here: https://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/composer_profile.php?id=46
Listen to a performance of Mozart’s 40th Symphony such as the 2014 BBC Proms performance by the Aurora Orchestra on YouTube where the musicians are playing from memory here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i3jmEcsP6Y Discuss what challenges the musicians may have faced by performing from memory.
What is meant by the musical term ‘symphony’?
The About website https://www.liveabout.com/what-is-a-symphony-724425 and the Education Scotland website https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Symphony have useful information.
Create a picture which is inspired the music. Play the music in the background during the activity. What scenes come to mind during listening? Brainstorm adjectives and emotions felt whilst listening. Share your thoughts and discuss opinions with your family.
Last term, we learned all about keeping healthy.
Can you remember which 5 things animals and humans need to keep healthy?
Make a list of them and draw a comic strip to show someone doing or getting all 5 things to keep themselves healthy.
The website below will help you remember and give you some ideas for your comic strip.