Our Learning Journey (Summer Term)
Week Beginning 3rd July: Tennis Taster Session
Week Beginning 12th June: Textiles and Pattern
Our topic this half term is all about rainforests. Our key line of enquiry is, 'Why are rainforests important?' Written below are the questions that will drive each lesson:
- Where do we find rainforests?
- What are rainforests like and why?
- Where does palm oil come from and why is it important?
- How do we save the rainforests?
Week Beginning 15th May
We have spent the last few weeks looking at the story, 'The Book Eating Boy,' by Oliver Jeffers. The children planned and wrote their own versions, which you can click on above and read.
The focus of the lesson was to ask and answer scientific questions. Having devised a question they then had to find out the answer. Through discussions we identified not all metals are magnetic; magnets have different strengths and the poles can attract or repel depending on their position. We watched a video which demonstrated the strength of the poles too.
Week Beginning 1st May
The children answered the question what is the rainforest like? They read extracts from the book, 'If I Ran the Rainforest', to identify the different layers. They then used the information to write a paragraph in their book. The most common words used were: equator, humid, canopy, forest floor, dark, soggy and noisy.
Week Beginning 24th April
Above are two examples of maps which show where some of the larger rainforests of the world are found. We talked about the equator and what the different climates would be. The children also thought about how to present their findings clearly.