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Kempsey Primary School

To learn with respect and belief; to challenge, create and dream!

Our Learning Journey (Summer Term)

Week Beginning 17th July: Sharing Topic Homework

Week Beginning 10th July: Making 3d Shapes

Week Beginning 3rd July: Tennis Taster Session

Week Beginning 12th June: Textiles and Pattern

Week Beginning 5th June: Sharing topic homework

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?

Rainforests

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 Incredible Book Eating Boy' by Oliver Jeffers

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. 

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