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Programme 2 - Transport - 21st September

SELB code: TE0996 Although the series has finished, you can still search for programme information, teacher notes and worksheets in website. Programmes are still available to borrow or purchase from the Audio Visual Recording service at SELB. Just quote the SELB number in your correspondence with the unit.

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Content:
Means of transport past, present and in other lands.
Story
"Martha Mulgrew’s Plant" by Ann Burnett

Song

Put Your Shoes Upon Your Feet   by Chris Ward

Cleaner   Well if you need to get around
Rabbit     If you need to get around
Cleaner   Or if you’re heading into town
Rabbit     If you’re heading into town
Cleaner   Put your shoes upon your feet
Rabbit     Put your shoes upon your feet
Together   And you go walking down the street

Cleaner   But you can……always take the train
Rabbit     Or a jet aeroplane
Cleaner   You can just put on your coat
Rabbit     Do your travelling in a boat
Cleaner   For journeys near or far
Rabbit     Sure nothing beats a car
Together   And there’s hardly any fuss when you just hop on a bus

Cleaner   So if you need to get around
Rabbit     If you need to get around
Cleaner   Or if you’re heading into town
Rabbit     If you’re heading into town
Cleaner   Put your shoes upon your feet
Rabbit     Put your shoes upon your feet
Together   And you go walking down the street

Cleaner   But you can travel where you like
Rabbit     If you pedal on your bike
Cleaner   And a lorry’s good for loads
Rabbit     So be careful on the roads
Cleaner   If you’re moving round the fields
Rabbit     Then a tractor’s got the wheels
Together   And there’s hardly any fuss when you just hop on a bus

Cleaner   Well if you need to get around
Rabbit     If you need to get around
Cleaner   Or if you’re heading into town
Rabbit     If you’re heading into town
Cleaner   Put your shoes upon your feet
Rabbit     Put your shoes upon your feet
Together   And you go walking down the street

Before the Programme

Discuss answers to the question "What is transport?"

Relate types of transport to particular features on playmat (tractor – farm; petrol tanker – filling station; delivery truck – supermarket;…)

Relate type of transport to particular journeys (bus – class visit to Cultra; plane – holiday to Majorca,…) (See worksheet 3).

Collect pictures of various forms of transport for collage.

Collect modes of variuos forms of transport for display.

Investigate methods of travel used by parents/grandparents when they were at school.

Plan and carry out a road traffic survey at a safe site close to school.

Discuss the number of cars carrying only one person; what problems does this bring?

Set up "ticket office" or "travel agency" in classroom.

After the Programme

Visit a bus or railway station, and airport or ferry terminal to find out about that particular form of transport and the jobs associated with it.

Visit a fire or lifeboat station to find out about special forms of transport

Discuss transport in various parts of the world (skidoos in snowy places; camels in hot deserts; water busses in cities with waterways; underground railways in large cities;…)

Discuss the good and bad points about various forms of transport (planes – fast, can carry many people but noisy, expensive and use much fuel; bicycle - cheap to run, no pollution, uncomfortable in bad weather ) (see worksheet 4)

Links with other curricular areas

English:

  • Discuss e.g. merits/demerits of various forms of transport.
  • Question e.g. bus manager.
  • Express own thoughts and feelings e.g. about journeys made.
  • Play roles e.g. in class travel agency.
  • Read poems/stories about transport.
  • Interpret photographs and other illustrations in books, magazines and elsewhere.
  • Interpret environmental print such as road signs, notices and tickets. Write stories/poems relating to transport.
  • Note observations eg at bus station. Write letters eg of request to visit/of thanks. Write labels for transport photographs. Learn new vocabulary and spellings, transport, bicycle, strenuous, and other place names, vehicles, steam engine, plane, aeroplane, supersonic, spacecraft, canal, gondola, sentiments. Talk about favourite ways to travel and best journey Describe journey to school.
  • Listen to tape of traffic and travel news on radio. Discuss unusual forms of transport - hot air balloon, glider, hand glider, cable car.
  • Discuss what transport might be like in the future.
  • Help to design an observation sheet.
  • Collect/record data re traffic survey.
  • Extract information from a range of charts, diagrams and tables related to transport.
  • Enter and access information in a simple database.

Maths:

  • Help to design an observation sheet.
  • Collect/record data re traffic survey.
  • Extract information from a range of charts, diagrams and tables related to transport.
  • Enter and access information in a simple database.
  • Estimate and find out the time taken by some journeys.
  • Find out the cost of some journeys.
  • Estimate and find out the distance of some journeys.
  • Talk about fastest and slowest forms of transport - speed.

Science:

  • Investigate forces which make vehicles move; devices which vehicles use to store energy.
  • Learn about energy, forces and friction. Learn about stopping and changing direction. Learn about gravity - going uphill and downhill.
  • Learn about sources of energy, how it is released and the waste products produced - pollution. Learn about the speed of sound and light. Play with toy vehicles - spring driven, flywheel driven -going uphill, downhill and on the level.

History:

  • Sequence pictures to show evolution of eg the motor car, the aeroplane, the ship,...
  • Use picture time lines to learn about transport in the past on track/roads, water including rivers and canals, railways, in the air. Famous journeys in the past fact and fiction - Columbus, Captain Scott, Jason and the Golden Fleece, Odysseus.

Geography:

  • Find out about the jobs associated with energy sources - miners, oil rig workers.
  • Find out where energy sources are - coal, oil

R.E. :

  • The journey of the Three Kings, the journey into Egypt, the escape from Egypt.


Art / Design:

  • Observe and record aspects of transport in the local environment.
  • Use resource and reference materials to develop ideas on transport.

Craft:

  • Make a toy driven by a twisted rubber band eg spool, candle and matchstick.
  • Make a toy driven by a battery powered electric motor.







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