Apr 232019
  1. Start a new j2e5 page
  2. Make a new table   with 1 column and 5 rows
    1. Henry VII 23 Years
    2. Henry VIII 38 Years
    3. Edward VI 6 Years
    4. Mary I 5Years
    5. Elizabeth I  45 Years
  3. Put the information in your table
  4.  Create a graph from your table by selecting it (click on top left box) and clicking the graph button 
  5. Add a picture of  each Tudor monarch – drag and drop them from this website:
    1. http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tudors/kings.htm
  6. Add a title: The Tudors
  7. Add some facts, for example from these websites:
    1. https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/tudor-facts/
    2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/henry_viii/
    3. http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Tudors.html
  8. Make the page into an attractive poster – fill the page.
  9. ** Only when you have checked the success criteria yourself and with me –
    1. Go to https://cooltext.com/
    2. Choose a suitable style – royal, old-looking
    3. Type “The Tudors”
    4. Change settings – you can choose a better font here too
    5. Drag onto your j2e5 page instead of your title

Success criteria

  • Fill the page
  • Graph and chart together
  • Fact box
  • Big title
  • Even spacing
Apr 302016

We went out onto the playground to measure the speed of sound armed with only a piece of string and a weight – here’s how we did it:

  1. We figured that speed was something to do with time and distance, so we needed a way of measuring both.
  2. Distance:
      1. Mr Williams (stood on a few whiteboards!) is 1.75m so we measured that with string 4 times making 4 x 1.75 = 7m.
      2. Then we folded the string into 7 equal lengths to make 1m.  We cut another piece of string to this 1m length.
  1. Time:

    1. Fact – a 1m long pendulum swings every 1 second.
    2. We made a 1m long pendulum using our 1m measure and tying the weight to the end.
  2. Speed of sound:
      1. Speed = distance divided by time
      2. The aim was to use a pair of claves to make a sound and bounce the sound off a wall from 50m away continuously for 100 seconds.  The sound would travel 100m between hit and echo (and by hitting in a regular beat would travel another 100 before hitting the claves again)
      3. We measured 50m by using the 7m string 7 times then the 1m once.
      4.  The pendulum kept swinging off course and hitting the goalposts to which they were tied.  Eventually we managed 38 seconds, during which we had hit the claves 59 times which worked out to be 329m/s for the speed of sound
      5. The real speed of sound is 340m/s so we were only 11m/s out – only using string to work it out!