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Enrichment at Home
While the school was closed last term we created a series of Enrichment at Home activities (see below). Should children need to return to studying at home for any reason we will add new activities here.
BBC Young Reporter Competition
If you fancy yourself as a future journalist or digital content creator, why not send your stories in to the BBC. You never know where it could lead!
This is an opportunity for 11-18 year old to share their unique stories with the BBC. This is the third year of this editorial opportunity and previous winners have produced reports with the likes of BBC Three, The One Show, BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 Live, Newsbeat, Newsround and the News at Six. All the details will be on www.bbc.co.uk/youngreportercompetition during August. Why not have a go!
Science - Black scientists
The Science Department would like you to show your solidarity against injustices faced by black people globally by celebrating inspirational black figures in Science.
Complete one or more of the activities on the activity sheet below in this assignment to learn more about some of the many inspirational black scientists and their contributions to their field.
The best entry will receive a prize once we return to the Academy in September. Email your work to Miss Kellman (KellmanN@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk) BEFORE Friday 17th July to be entered into the competition.
To find out more about black scientists and their contributions you can also follow the following accounts on social media:
- Instagram: BlackExcellenceInScience
- Twitter: BLK_Excel_InSci
STEM - Meet the future you!
Could you see yourself exploring outer space, protecting the environment, designing apps or developing cures for diseases? Take the quiz to find your perfect STEM career!
Film - Celebrating and exploring LGBTQ+ identities
With many annual Pride celebrations not possible this year, LGBTQ+ stories on screen offer a safe and thoughtful way to reflect on Pride's history and on sexual and gender identities.
We're wrapping up Pride Month with a curated list of films from around the world that depict various LGBTQ+ experiences. All titles are available online, and can be used in conjunction with our film guides to support your exploration of film.
Please add the links to the appropriate films below.
Geography - National Sports
How much do you know about national sports around the world? In honour of our Virtual Sports Week this week, we would like you to find out more about the national sports of different countries around the world. Complete this quiz to test your knowledge.
Food - Focaccia art
Bake a classic Italian focaccia and decorate it with gorgeous designs made from vegetables.
Maths - This week's riddles
Here are the answers from last week.
Question: Sally is 54 years old and her mother is 80. How many years ago was Sally’s mother three times her age? Answer: 41 years ago, when Sally was 13 and her mother was 39.
Question: What number do you get when you multiply all of the numbers on a telephone’s number pad? Answer: 0. All numbers multiplied by 0 result in 0.
Question: What’s the angle between the minute hand and the hour hand at a quarter past three? Answer: The minute hand is pointing directly at the ‘3’. The hour hand is ¼ of the way between the ‘3’ and ‘4’. Since there are 12 numbers on the clock, the angle between each number is 30 degrees. So the angle between the hands is 7.5 degrees. 30 divided by 4.
Maths Riddles for week beginning 6th July
- The numbers next to each place below has nothing to do with the real distances but is based on the value of vowels and consonants. How far is Cambridge? Norwich 36, London 32, St Albans 40, Cambridge??
- In a 3 by 3 squares grid, how many squares can you see?
- You have 7 tennis balls that are all identical to the eye but one of them is lighter than the others. Using a balance scale and only two separate weighings, how can you find the lightest tennis ball?
Answers next week. Good luck in your riddle solving.
Science - Waterproof hanky magic trick!
Try out this magic trick to wow your family! Can you explain the science behind it? Please make sure that you are supervised by an adult to do this safely.
PE - Mr Grant's and Mr Mulvaney's 'top bin' challenge
Music - Create a lockdown song
For this week's Music enrichment, Mr Ansell would like you to write some lyrics for a lockdown-inspired song. You can use a backing track from Youtube. Search for the style of music you would like followed by the words "backing track" and then write your lyrics to the music. EG: Rock Backing Track or Hip Hop Backing Track.
You can choose to perform your music by singing or rapping it, trying to be clever with the words, and as usual, if you create something you are proud of, send in your work to Mr Ansell's email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the school enrichment email, as we would love to see it.
Plus.... to celebrate Music Day on June 21st - why not watch one of the films suggested here and sing along!
Media - Artemis Fowl
Are you a fan of Artemis Fowl? Whether the answer is yes or no, the exciting new adventure series has just launched on the Disney + platform. Why not try out the home learning resources and then enter the creative writing competition. Find out more.
History - Anne Frank competition
The Anne Frank Trust is looking for participants to make a creative piece for a competition. The prize-winners will get a chance to visit the Anne Frank Museum, fully paid for, in Amsterdam. You can submit a poem, story, article or even newspaper. So use your imagination and get creating. Please visit this website for more guidance and information.
Mandarin - Dragon Boat Festival
Watch the video about the Dragon Boat Festival.
Now answer the questions:
1. How to say Dragon Boat festival in Mandarin?
2. What is the name of the poet that the festival is in memory of?
3. What is the traditional food of the festival?
4. Any other facts you’ve learnt regarding the festival?
French - Take our special French quiz
Food, music and more... click here to download the quiz.
Spanish – Pets
Test how much you know about pets in Spanish. Show that you have what it takes to grow and gather 10 flowers. Every right answer the seedling will be watered, try to get 10 right answers! Click here to get started..
History - Anti-racism
Complete as many of these tasks below as you would like to.
Business - Brands in solidarity
Research which famous brands have come out in support of the black community.
Choose three of these businesses and write what action they have taken.
Research some black owned brands + write up a short report on any two.
Imagine you were CEO of any Business who hasn’t yet shown their support – write a Tweet or press release to show how they should respond.