Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 5

This content area reading activity, ‘All About Magnets’ is a science based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to understand the nature of a summary.

History
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Ball Bearings Project’ asks students to build Leonardo da Vinci’s machine used to move theatre stage sets.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 8

This content area reading activity, ‘Blowing in the Wind’ is a science based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to recognise the process of cause and effect in writing.

History
No. of pages: 5

This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Abacus’ asks students to construct a simple Roman Abacus from paddle pop sticks and learn the basic method of its use.

History
No. of pages: 7

This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Arch’ asks students to construct a Roman arch from ice and explore its significance to Roman structures.

History
No. of pages: 7

This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Battering Ram’ asks students to construct a Roman Battering Ram from paddle pop sticks and investigate its significance to Roman wartime and reconstruction.

History
No. of pages: 8

This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Onager’ asks students to construct a Roman Onager from paddle pop sticks and explore its use in Roman wartime.

History
No. of pages: 7

This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Pile Driver’ asks students to construct a Roman Pile Driver from paddle pop sticks and investigate its significance to Roman construction and warfare.

History
No. of pages: 6

This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Roman Rolling Tower’ asks students to create a Roman Rolling Tower and explore its importance to Roman wartime.

History
No. of pages: 4

This hands-on activity, ‘Build a Wax Tablet’ asks students to make a wax tablet and explore its context in Roman history.

Decorative Page Borders
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No. of pages: 2

This Decorative Page Border, ‘Digger’ is a single page border that can be reproduced for classroom use.

Bulletin Board Trimmers
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No. of pages: 4

These Bulletin Board Trimmers, ‘Digger’ are a set of narrow bulletin border trimmers for use in classroom displays.

Bulletin Board Trimmers
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No. of pages: 6

These Bulletin Board Trimmers, ‘Digger’ are a set of wide bulletin border trimmers for use in classroom displays.

Editing and Revising
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No. of pages: 4

This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Early Bicycles’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Inventions
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘Great Inventions’, profiles some of the great inventions of our time. It provides factual information about these inventions and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Physical Science
No. of pages: 1

This physical science worksheet, ‘How Can It Help Me?’ asks students to consider and record how a variety of everyday tools are used.

Physical Science
No. of pages: 1

This physical science worksheet, ‘How Does It Work?’ supports students to consider the movement that occurs within a simple machine.

Physical Science
No. of pages: 1

This physical science worksheet, ‘How Strong is a Magnet?’ supports students to compare different kinds of magnets.

Oral Language Photo Activity
No. of pages: 2

This oral language photo activity ‘Bicycles’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Oral Language Photo Activity
No. of pages: 2

This oral language photo activity ‘Cycling’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Oral Language Photo Activity
No. of pages: 2

This oral language photo activity ‘Tractor’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Oral Language Photo Activity
No. of pages: 2

This oral language photo activity ‘Wagon and Scooter’, enhances vocabulary and concept development by providing a thought-provoking visual stimulus that can be used as a prompt to engage students in discussion. Each photo is complete with an accompanying lesson plan featuring tips and activities to develop oral language and vocabulary further.

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Levers 1’ asks students to investigate the concept of a lever and how the movement of a load is impacted by the efforts location to the fulcrum.

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Levers 2’ introduces the concepts of fulcrum, load and effort through the use a wheel-barrow.

Science Activity
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This hands-on activity, ‘Levers 3’ asks students to make chopsticks and investigate the types of levers involved when students use them to eat.

Science Activity
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This hands-on activity, ‘Levers 4’ asks students to explore various types of items and identify which class of lever they belong to.

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Levers 5’ asks students to explore various types of items and identify which class of lever they belong to.

Science Activity
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This hands-on activity, ‘Levers 6’ asks students to make moveable ears and identify the fulcrum, load, effort and class of the lever.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 6

This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Lucianne’s Mind at Work’, features a narrative text about a girl who wants to improve the design of motor vehicles. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about making an inference, classifying, mood/tone, comparison/contrast, cause and effect, reasoning, and making a judgment. …More

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Machines Project 1’ asks students to pull apart an old machine and examine how many simple machines and levers they are made up of.

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Machines Project 2’ asks students to make something using at least three different types of simple machines.

Science
No. of pages: 1

This quick reference chart, ‘Simple Machines Review’ provides a visual reference chart on simple machines and how they make moving loads easier.

Science
No. of pages: 1

This quick reference chart, ‘Simple Machines’ provides a visual reference chart on simple machines and how they make moving loads easier.

Editing and Revising
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No. of pages: 4

This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Magnetic Magic’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Physical Science
No. of pages: 1

This physical science worksheet, ‘Make a Magnet’ shows students how to make a magnet from simple materials.

Environmental Science
No. of pages: 1

This environmental science worksheet, ‘Make a Windmill’ supports students to follow the instructions to make their own windmill. It supports an understanding of science in daily life.

Art and Craft
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No. of pages: 3

This hands-on activity, ‘Make Awesome Paper Planes’ provides step-by-step instructions for students to make a paper glider, a paper fighter jet and a paper helicopter. It includes a list of equipment needed and is a fun and creative classroom activity.

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Pulleys 1’ asks students to build a pulley and investigate how they can provide an advantage when lifting heavy loads.

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Pulleys 2’ asks students to set up a single and double pulley and investigate how they compare to each other when lifting a load.

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Pulleys 3’ asks students to investigate and measure how far you need to pull the rope on a single and double pulley to lift the bucket.

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Ramps’ asks students to build a ramp and investigate how its height impacts upon the rolling distance of an object.

History
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Revolving Crane Project’ asks students to build Leonardo da Vinci’s revolving crane.

History
No. of pages: 3

This hands-on activity, ‘Roman Roads’ asks students to construct a model which duplicates the principles by which Romans built their roads.

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Screws 1’ asks students to investigate how a screw is really a ‘rolled up’ ramp.

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Screws 2’ asks students to investigate how machines we see today use the principle of lifting and lowering something onto a screw.

Science
No. of pages: 1

This quick reference chart, ‘Simple Machines Chart’ provides a visual summary of simple machines and how they make moving loads easier.

Physical Science
No. of pages: 1

This physical science worksheet, ‘Sticky Magnets’ supports students to test, observe and record the way items react to a magnet. It supports an understanding of magnets.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: Telescopes’, provides information about telescopes. It features some interesting facts about telescopes and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Readers Theatre
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No. of pages: 7

This Readers Theatre activity, ‘The Assembly Line’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘The History of Kites’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to draw conclusions, think about the main idea and think about text conventions, such as bold letters to help the reader find information easily.

Editing and Revising
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No. of pages: 4

This editing and revising learning activity, ‘The Industrial Age’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

History
No. of pages: 5

This informational text, ‘The Life of Leonardo da Vinci’ provides a brief summary about Leonardo da Vinci and the simple machines he had to understand before he could be innovative.

Reading Comprehension
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No. of pages: 5

This report, ‘The Power of the Wind’ describes the history, function and uses of windmills over time. It compares wind with fossil fuels as a source of energy. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Physical Science
No. of pages: 1

This physical science worksheet, ‘Things We Push and Pull’ asks students to determine the forces used to make a variety of objects move.

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Tools’ asks students to examine objects to find out how simple machines are used to do everyday jobs.

Physical Science
No. of pages: 1

This physical science worksheet, ‘Tools that Help Us’ asks students to identify and write about everyday objects. It supports an understanding of simple machines.

History
No. of pages: 7

This hands-on activity, ‘Using a Roman Abacus’ supports students to learn how to use a Roman Abacus and perform simple maths sums.

Science Activity
No. of pages: 2

This hands-on activity, ‘Wedges’ asks students to investigate how a wedge can be used to force something apart.

Physical Science
No. of pages: 1

This physical science worksheet, ‘What Can You Do With Snips?’ asks students to consider and record the ways they can use a simple tool in a variety of settings.

Analysing Text
No. of pages: 8

This analysing text worksheet ‘What Time Is It?’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about the history of clocks. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text and to look critically …More

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