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Welcome to our class webpage where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

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Term 1

This Term, we will be exploring the Amazon and asking ourselves: 'Can I help save the Amazon Rainforest?' Through this enquiry, we will explore where the Amazon is situated and understand how the climate differs from here to there. We will discover the wonderful creatures that inhabit it and explore whey this incredible biome is under threat.

Enquiry title: Can I help save the Amazon Rainforest?

Rainforest Artwork
We have been working on our sketching skills using the Austin's Butterfly concept. We had a go at sketching a butterfly and then shared these with our partners. Learning partners then gave each other areas to improve on. We then had another go at sketching using their suggestions to help. We repeated this three times and we couldn't believe the improvements in our sketches! As well as this, we focused on fine lines, tones and shades to make a great parrot sketch.
The Great Kapok Tree
Picture 1
This term, we will be reading the story of 'The Great Kapok Tree'. Through this text, we will be finding out why the Amazon is such an important place and discussing what we can do to persuade people that it is worth saving.

Secret Garden 

This afternoon we explored the secret garden, noting down what we could see, hear, touch and smell. We will use these notes to help us write a setting description. 

WOW!

As our Wow, to introduce our enquiry on the Amazon Rainforest, we went on a school trip to Bristol Zoo. While we were there, we took part in a workshop on rainforests. We learnt lots of interesting information about the different layers within a rainforest and the animals that live there. We met some different animals too: a stick insect that camouflages itself as a leaf, a hissing cockroach and a tenrec. We had great fun and are looking forward to learning a lot more during our enquiry.

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