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Andover Church of England Primary School

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Science

This week you are going to go on a snail hunt to see which snails you can find.

There are three main types of banded snails in the UK (See attached fact sheet). The attached sheet will help you to identify them.

Snails are eaten by birds and the Cepaea is enjoyed by the birds (thrushes).

The variation in shell patterns in Cepaea was once regarded as of no adaptive significance to the animals, but we now know that shell colour and banding influence the visibility of snails to thrushes that prey upon them and also the body temperature of the snail.

Discuss how you would expect these two forces of natural selection to influence the distribution of different morphs.

Think about the following hypotheses:

How might the frequency of morphs change over time if thrushes decline in numbers or the climate warms up?

 

What effect would other birds or hedgehogs that also prey upon Cepaea have upon your expectations?

 

Data on changing song thrush numbers can be found on the BTO website at: http://www.bto.org

 

Today you are going to go on a snail hunt to see how many you can find and discuss what they might mean about the population of hedgehogs or thrushes. Use the attached sheet to record what you find.

PSHE

This week you are going to be learning about people in the world who have their human rights taken away from them because of different reasons.

You need to work your way through the attached PowerPoint. Then you need to read the individual case studies and then complete the ‘What have we found out?’ sheet where you think about what you have learnt.

RE

This week we are going to look at different values and how Christians shows their commitment to the Kingdom of God.

Complete the attached sheet. 

French

Go through the interactive lesson on this website to learn about shops in French.

DT

This week you are going to test how water resistant different fabrics are.

You need:

  • 3 different fabrics you could use a coat, t-shirt and another item of clothing.
  • Water
  • Kitchen roll

Follow the instructions on the sheet to work out which material is the most water resistant.

Geography

This week in Geography you are going to be learning about ‘Plate tectonics’.

The Earth’s surface (the crust) is not one smooth unbroken covering but is made up of different sections called plates. An example of this could be a cracked egg shell.

I have recorded a video about tectonic plates click here to view it or look at the attached PowerPoint.

There are eight plates floating on the mantle.

These are:

  • Eurasian
  • Pacific
  • Indo-Australian
  • Antarctic
  • Nazca
  • North American
  • South American
  • African

Think about which plates include more than one continent and which do not mark the boundaries of continents.

The Earth’s plates are constantly and slowly moving,

How do you think this could happen?

 

Today you are going to label the different tectonic plates of the earth and then complete the statements.

Wellbeing

Choose one of the following wellbeing activities to do each day. 

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