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Summer 1 - The Rainforest

Rainforests

As Authors in English, we will be: 

  • Reading a range of stories set in imaginary worlds.
  • Writing expanded noun phrases to describe characters and settings.
  • Creating our own story set in an imaginary world.
  • Using dialogue.
  • Listening to arguments about issues concerning the rainforests.
  • Learning how to use persuasive language.
  • Writing a persuasive argument linked to our work on rainforests.
  • Applying Year 3 spelling rules into our writing. 

As Mathematicians, we will be:

  • Making whole fractions

  • Counting in tenths

  • Working out tenths as decimals

  • Placing fractions on a number line

  • Working out fractions of a set of objects

  • Understanding equivalent fractions 

  • Comparing fractions

  • Ordering fractions

  • Adding fractions

  • Subtracting fractions

  • Recapping o'clock and half past 

  • Recapping quarter past and quarter to 

  • Learning about months and years 

  • Learning about the hours in a day 

  • Telling the time to 5 minutes 

  • Telling the time to the minute 

  • Using a.m. and p.m. 

  • Understanding the 24-hour clock 

  • Finding the duration 

  • Comparing durations

As Geographers, we will be:

  • Using atlases to discover the locations of some of the world's rainforests.
  • Exploring the components and layers of the rainforest, using natural materials to create our own models of a rainforest biome.
  • Comparing physical geographical features of Manaus, Brazil and Delamere, United Kingdom. We will be focussing on comparing climate, interpreting graphs to add to our research.
  • Researching the people and settlements of the Amazon Rainforest. Who lives in the Amazon? What is life really like? How does it compare to our lives?

  • Investigating deforestation, why are trees being chopped down? Why is this dangerous for the entire world?

As Artists, we will:

  • Learn about the artist Henri Rousseau and explore his artwork.
  • Explain what they like or dislike about their work.
  • Experiment with creating mood, feeling, movement and areas of interest by selecting appropriate materials and learnt techniques.
  • Articulate how they might improve their work using technical terms and reasons as a matter of routine.
  • Experiment with a range of collage techniques such as overlapping, tearing and laying to create images and represent textures.
  • Use collage as a means of collecting ideas and information and building a visual vocabulary.

As Musicians, we will be:

  • Identifying structure and texture in music.
  • Using body percussion to create musical rhythms.
  • Creating simple tunes.
  • Building and improving a composition.

As Scientists, we will be:

  • Recognising that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
  • Exploring and using classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in a rainforest environment and our local environment.
  • Constructing and interpret food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
  • Classifying rainforest animals using the names: amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, mammals and insects.
  • Describing the habitat of a rainforest animal and explain why it is suitable.
  • Learning how environments can change and the dangers it can pose to living things.
  • Identifying and naming a variety of living things in our local and the rainforest environment.

As Computer Technicians, we will be:

  • Using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
  • Learning about computer networks, including the internet.
  • Selecting, using and combining a range of software to communicate with others.
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