This term children will explore the topic of sustainability to see the impact that humans have on the environment on a global level. They will identify how climate change has affected the planet and will look specifically at the effects of deforestation. They will conclude the term by scripting and producing a documentary that identifies the threats faced by endangered animals, as well as solutions that take responsibility for the environment we live in.
Our core text this term in English is “The Vanishing Rainforest” by Richard Platt. Children will be exploring features of a diary and identifying how the main character feels throughout different stages of the book. As the term progresses, children will explore sentence openers, punctuation for effect and how to create suspense in their writing. They will then publish three diary entries depicting how loggers and deforestation have had a detrimental effect on communities in the Amazon rainforest over time.
In maths, we will continue to study fractions specifically looking at fractions of an amount. We will also be looking at decimal numbers. We will be looking at how to make a whole, comparing different decimals. We will also be applying our decimals knowledge to the real life context of money.
In art, we will be studying the artist John Dyer and will be producing a collage of the rainforest using recycled materials.
In geography, we will be exploring the effects of climate change and deforestation on wildlife specifically the tiger species. We will then create a documentary exploring the impact deforestation has on the animals.
In RE, we will be identifying the importance of Hindu places of worship.
In science, children will be exploring light and shadows and identifying variables to create a fair test.
In PE, we will be participating in dance unit. We will be looking at rhythm and technique in dance. We will create our own routines towards the end. We will also be taking part in boxercise sessions and use different boxing movements to create our own exercises.