This half term, Year5's topic has been 'Where in the World?' and we have been reading the book called Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. In the book, a boy travels around the world with his parents and we decided to start off our In geography so far, we have been writing a few non-chronological reports about the continents around the world and the animals in these locations. We have travelled around them through our Imagineering sessions and have been able to experience all the amazing aspects of them as well as being about to look at the geographical features and animals.
Here are some examples of the children's work on both types of non-chronological reports. They have done some incredible and informative pieces of writing.
On Michael's travels, he spends a lot of time in Australia, travelling around and getting to know the wildlife. We decided to also look at the human and physical geographical aspects of Australia and created a poster about the different information in our geography lessons.
Orienteering - Parental Involvement
We invited the parents in to help us on an orienteering expedition around the school, running to co-ordinates around school, hunting for facts and decoding an anagram that all helped us with our world geography. The parents were extremely helpful and we all had so much fun hunting around the school for facts and letters to answer the tough geography questions we had to answer.
We have started to look at the Palm oil issue and deforestation of their habitats due to the unsustainable farming of palm oil for so many products. The children were outraged when they found out that Orangutans were losing their homes for it, and were really saddened when they watched the advert from Iceland.
We decided we needed to do something so we have all written a letter to the government urging them to make sure we only allow sustainable palm oil to be bought in the UK.
Here are some of the examples of the childrens' letters to the government.