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Project Learning

Friday 17th July 

Today in school we will be watching the Holes movie now we have finished the book. You might want to watch it too if you have it on dvd or access to disney plus. 

If you can't, why not watch another film, either of a book you really enjoy like in school (maybe Wonder?) or one that is a particularly favourite and will end your Year 6 at Abbot's Hall perfectly :) 

Whichever film you decide, enjoy!


If you would like to do some more work on your theme park project, why not try and build some of your rides out of recycling or create a TV or radio advert to go with your poster you made on Wednesday to help advertise it? 

Thursday 16th July


Today we are going to design a mascot for our theme parks. These are characters in costume who walk around your park, posing for photos and advertising any merchandise. They could link to your theme park overall theme (such as disney) or they might link specifically to one ride.


Have a look at these theme park mascot examples. What do you notice?




As you can see, lots of the theme parks have animals as their mascot. Why do you think this is?


Some theme parks have one mascot, some have a pair and some have a whole group!


It is now your turn to come up with some mascot ideas for your theme park.


Don’t forget to give your mascot a name!


Here are some examples from current theme parks:


  • Henry Hound at Alton Towers
  • Woody bear at Pleasurewood hills
  • Ocean Park introduced a waving sailor sea lion named Whiskers (known as Wai Wai in Chinese) as its major mascot in 2000. Subsequent members of the Ocean Park 'family' include James Fin (a shark), Swift (a dolphin), Chief (a parrot), Professor (a turtle), Later Gator (a crocodile), Fluffi (an arctic fox), Redd (a red panda), Goldie (a goldfish), Tux (a penguin), Doug (a rockhopper penguin), and four giant pandas: An An, Jia Jia, Le Le and Ying Ying.



Have a look on this youtube channel if you would like help to draw the animal you would like to be your mascot -


You could then personalise it by writing the name of your theme park on its t-shirt, hat, sash or maybe it will be holding something with the theme park name on it?


You could have one mascot, a pair or even a group - it is totally up to you!


Now you have designed your mascot, a perfect gift for customers to buy to represent the mascot is a mask. You could draw your own mask to match one of your mascots or download one from this website (as long as it matches the same animal you chose for your mascot design earlier).



Hole punch some holes into the side of your mask and attach some string to wear your mask, or using tape attach a lollipop stick, ruler or actual stick to the bottom so you could hold it up to your face.


We would love to see some of your final mascot designs and masks :)



Wednesday 15th July


How are you enjoying creating your theme parks?


Today we are going to be artistic designers.

Firstly we need to design tickets.


Below are a few examples of some tickets.



What do you think of these designs?

Do you think they are attractive? Why/why not?

What do you notice about them?


Now it’s your turn - you need to design a ticket for your theme park.


Think carefully about including your logo, colour choices,

what text will be on it, what illustrations?

Have a go at trying out some different ideas before you get

started on your finished design.

Here is a template idea that you could use.



You might want to design different tickets for adults and children or families or you may want different designs for weekdays to weekends.



When you have finished your ticket design, it is now time to promote your theme park with a poster.


Have a look at the posters below.


What do you think of them?

How are they set out?

What information do they have on them?

What pictures do they have? Why do they have them?

How have they appealed to their audience?





You are now going to design your own poster for the opening of your theme park.

Plan your ideas on a scrap piece of paper first.

Think carefully about the layout, illustrations, colours, font and what important information you want to include.


We would love to see the finished versions of your tickets and posters, if you are working at home.


Tuesday 14th July


Yesterday, you planned out what sort of rides would be in your theme park. Today, you are going to design some of your own rides.

Have you ever been on a ride? What did you like about it? Could it have been better?


Look at some of these websites for rides that are already around the country:


As you can see, there are lots of different sorts of rides: water rides, thrilling rollercoasters, rides for children, train rides and 4D experience rides.



We would like you to design one of each type of ride for your theme park. Before you start designing each ride you need to consider these things:


Audience – who are you aiming your ride at? Adults, teenagers, children, families? How will this impact the ride’s features?


Theme – is your ride going to have a theme? This could be a film or book or it could be a general theme like transport, food or sports.


Let’s look at each type of ride in more detail.


Water rides


Have a watch of this video to about the top UK water rides -


Water rides could be slides, bumper boats, water coasters, rapids and many more.


Now start to design your water ride. Think about who it will be for and if it will have a theme? Do you want it to be a ride or more of a relaxing water adventure? Will it be interactive?


Draw your ride and label it with its key features like the one below. Think about who can ride it? How many people? How does the ride work? Are there any special features?





Have a watch of this video about a world record breaking rollercoaster -


Now start to design your rollercoaster. Think about how tall the drops will be? What the carriage looks like (how many people sit in a row)? How many turns there will be? Are there any loops? How fast will it go?


Draw your ride and label it with its key features like the one below. You might want to draw a separate picture of the carriage.



Children’s ride


Have a watch of this video on children’s rides. It is quite long so you might want to skip some bits when you get the idea of what the ride is like.


Children’s rides could spin, be like a train going through scenery, give a tour, be a mini rollercoaster or even be based on a story.

Now start to design your children’s ride. Think about what sort of ride it will be? What theme will it have? How will it be attractive for children?


Draw your ride and label it with its key features like the one below.



4D ride


Have a watch of this video on a 4D experience.


4D experience rides have extra features so the audience feel like they are actually IN the film or experience. It might have wind, fog, water, or even scent to go with what is shown on the screen and the seats move around and vibrate as if you are moving with the characters.


Now start to design your 4D experience ride. Think about what sort of ride it will be? What theme will it have? Will you do a ‘day out’ experience like the dinosaur one? Go back in time to a historical period? Go into a film land?


Draw your ride and label it with its key features like the one below.



We look forward to seeing the rides you have created!

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