This Week's Learning
This Week's Learning
For this final week of the topic, we will be focusing on the book 'Lottie's Letter' by Gordon Snell, supported by 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry and 'There's a Rang-tan in My Bedroom' by James Sellick. In the story of 'Lottie's Letter,' Lottie is saddened to find out about the ways in which human actions are endangering animals all over the world and so she decides to write a letter to the Queen of the World, to encourage humans to make better choices. This book allows us to take all of the things we have learnt about the majestic jungles and rainforests in our world and use this to help us understand how important it is for people to protect them. We will be finding out about deforestation, palm oil and human development on jungle land. We will be finding out how we can make choices in our own lives to protect jungles and the animals who live within them.
As part of our learning, we will be:
- Finding out about how humans are affecting the world's jungles and how others work to protect it
- Learning about endangered species and how we can protect these animals
- Writing our own persuasive letters to encourage others to protect the world and information leaflets about protecting the rainforest
- Finding out what we can do in our own lives to protect the world around us
- Going on a litter pick around the school site and
- Creating our own recycled artwork
In Phonics, we will be focusing on using our phonics skills and tricky word spelling knowledge to help us write longer passages which stick to a main theme. We will be writing about the jungle and how to protect it.
In we will be continuing our problem-solving learning, focusing on the skill of halving. We will use the wording "halving is splitting into two equal groups." We will be halving food, shapes, amounts and numbers, and solving problems using this important skill.
In RE, we will be building and setting up the special place that we designed last week. This will become a permanent part of our outside classroom and will be a place where children can sit, reflect and think.
In PSHE, we will be finishing our 'rights and responsibilities' thinking by completing our learning about money and how we might use it, save it and need it in our lives and our family's lives, with lots of opportunities for buying and selling role play and understanding how much things are worth.