Animated facts

Animated Facts for Year 5

Animated Facts are an absolute MUST for anyone with an interactive whiteboard. They consist of magical tales, wonderful poetry and motivating facts which are linked to our Plans and Topics. Each Animated Tale or Fact can be used with the whole class or a small group. They consist of engaging stories, classical or traditional poems and information packs which children can read or hear aloud. The animations link to more information or further activity suggestions.

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Maps and Mountains

This resource includes interesting facts about maps and mountains. Explore a map of Mt. Everest. Access information and details about the map and see the heights of various points up to the summit. Read detailed diary entries about the struggle to the summit, and a letter about one man’s climb. Colourful interactive picture maps show details of a village and a set of instructions to help find the mosque. This resource would be useful during geography topic work, or non-fiction writing (recounts, explanations, letters, diary entries or instructions).

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An exciting story about rowing has highlighted words and phrases which children can click on to find out more information. Compare similarities and differences between an online ‘Website Report’ about a regatta and a corresponding newspaper story. Learn about the role of the cox and different types of boats. Explore the life of a rower with facts about training and diet. An interactive activity allows children to design team colours. There is a comprehensive glossary with many useful words and phrases.

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Wartime Evacuees

This resource is about the experiences of an evacuee during World War 2. An essay written by the evacuee gives an insight into the countryside viewed from a city child’s point of view and is a useful starting point for discussion about how children may have misconceived life in the countryside! This resource is useful during history topic work on World War 2, as well as explanation writing.

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A collection of different texts around the history of zepplins, focusing on the Hindenburg disaster, includes a timeline, an eye witness report, a newspaper article and a diary account by a survivor. A leaflet selling airship travel to potential passengers describes life and safety on board. Different features of writing such as citations of authority, emotive language and analysis are highlighted. The theme is brought into the present with a description and newspaper headlines about a hot-air balloon funday.