Lesson 6
I hope you have enjoyed our journey through time and hope you have learnt lots about how communication has changed from early cave paintings to the internet.
This week we are going to compare the lives and work of William Caxton and Tim Berners Lee. Use the PowerPoint to remind yourself of their achievements and complete the tasks.
Lesson 5
This week we will be looking at another important development in communication. Can you guess what this might be before you look at the PowerPoint?  
Go through the PowerPoint and learn about Tim Berners Lee. 
Support children to find the website on the www and find 3 pieces of interesting information.
Lesson 4
This week we will be looking at the development of the telephone. During the PowerPoint ask your child to cut up the telephone pictures and order the telephones from oldest to the most recent before giving them the answers. Using the PowerPoint discuss the development of the telephone and how it would have felt to have your first conversation.  If the link to the video in the PowerPoint doesn't work - see the link below.
Activity: Using question prompts to help write a diary entry of how it felt to make your first phonecall.
Lesson 3
This weeks history looks at the use of telegraph and telegram as a means of communication. It also talks about the work of Samuel Morse and the codes he invented. The children have the opportunity to do some code breaking and decifer some of the words in Morse code!
If there is a problem linking to the morse code link I have attached it below as an mp4 file.
Lesson 2 - Who was William Claxton and how did the printing press change people's lives?
Discuss the importance of books with your child. How do we use books today?  Did everyone always have access to books? Use the Powerpoint to find out who William Claxton was and the impact the printing press had on everyday life.
Activity: Yr 1: Who was William Caxton ? Write about your favourite book.
Yr 2: Use the information text and the Powerpoint to answer questions.
Lesson 1: Early Writing Systems
Use the PowerPoint to look at Early Writing Systems, about how communities communicated through pictures and through symbols. You will learn about ancient Egypt's hieroglyphics and create your own words and book marks using this writing system.
Have fun!
Lesson 3:  Now we know how we could print more there was still the problem of how information could be delivered over long distances.
This week's history looks at the invention of the telegraph, how it worked to improve the speed messages were sent. You will also look at the code of Samual Morse. What does Morse code look like? 
Activity: Using the Morse code alphabet can you crack the codes and find out the words. You might even want to send your own message to someone in your family and ask them to crack it!
For this term we will be looking at 'Cracking Ideas' over time that have had a major impact on how we communicate.
As a starter to this topic please complete the following:
Communicating by pictures
Put out light brown paper/normal paper with black, brown, red and white chalks/pencils. Children to explain an event that has happened through lockdown as a series of pictures (no words)

Communicating by symbols

Ask children to make up a selection of symbols to represent letters in their name. Can they do the same for their friends’ name?

Next week we will begin to look at the very early forms of communication - can you guess what they might be from the activities you have just completed?