Here is part of the conversation between a group of children as they discuss a tall tree nearby:
"I wonder how tall it is?" says Linus.
"I think we could find out," replies Raj.
"It could be difficult as it's very high," says Toby.
I wonder how they each went about finding out the height of the tree?
I wonder how YOU would find out how tall a large tree in your surroundings is?
Imagine that you are working as a news reporter. You receive an urgent phone call asking you to fly over to Brazil to gather information about the Amazon Rainforest. You discover that many people and animals are being affected by something called 'deforestation'.
Write a report that includes the following:
1. Information about the Amazon Rainforest
2. A definition of deforestation and how this is harming the Amazon Rainforest and its people
3. What can be done to minimise damage.
In his letter to primary schools in the Shrewsbury Diocese, Bishop Mark challenges us to take care of our world through the choices we make in our homes, school, parish and local community. Below, you will find a link to this letter.
The RE homework challenge for this half term is to take a photo of something you are doing as a family to look after our common home. Examples may include recycling materials correctly, reducing food waste, not wasting water, switching the lights off and thinking about the way you travel to school to name a few.
Please could photos be emailed to the school office before the end of the school year - we look forward to seeing what you have been up to!
Go for a walk outside with a parent or guardian. Using the flower checklist attached, see how many different species of flower you can find.
Passport to the World
Create a poster or fact file about Ghana. You may wish to include the following information:
Sing Up at Home
If you enjoy singing and would like to learn a new song, follow the below link to visit the Sing Up at Home page. There will be a new song uploaded with a performance track and backing track each week and pointers and tips of how to sing the song successfully.
Good luck and happy singing!
If you would like to see some of the adventures Waffle has been going on, please go to our 'Waffle' page on the children section of the website where you will find a special message along with some pictures!
our Big Question for this term is...
Is Tropical Topical?
We are studying the characteristics of tropical plants and biomes linked to the Amazon Rainforest.
We are continuing with the Easter Story and the events leading up to Pentecost.
We are learning about the causes of deforestation as we read 'The Vanishing Rainforest' by Richard Platt and Rupert van Wyke.
READING AT HOME
Please read to a grown up every day and ask them to sign your book. Talk about what you like and dislike about the books you read, what your opinions are about the characters and events and make predictions about what you think will happen next.
We are applying our understanding of multiplication and division to convert between different metric units.
A healthy body is a healthy mind!
Keep active at home.
Join in with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
We will be learning basic Spanish greetings.
Listen to the songs below to learn some Spanish phrases and vocabulary!