The children arrived at school last week, amazed by the transformation of our classrooms to an enticing rainforest habitat. Using iPads, we documented the stunning start to our topic using Seesaw and wrote what we already knew about the rainforest and what we would like to find out.
Our new topic, ‘Wild Tribe Heroes’, began in spectacular style by the arrival of a letter and the discovery of a rucksack from ‘Steve Backshall’ – a wildlife presenter. He explained that he needs the children to help him by being his researchers for this new project. In the rucksack was a collection of clues including books, jungle animals, a QR code and other rainforest-inspired artefacts, like a compass, magnifying glass, tweezers, and binoculars. There was also a trip ticket inviting the children to explore Kew Gardens on Friday 12th May 2023. And so, our adventure begins…
In English, the children used their inference skills to deduce what the clues in the rucksack are for and how they will help with the investigation.
This week we researched all about Steve Backshall, why he is famous, his Deadly 60 series and how he investigates various wildlife species. The children also looked at what you would need to survive in the Amazon rainforest and the various layers of the amazing tropical rainforest. Can the children share their learning with you?