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  • Headteacher: Mrs A Burton
  • Deputy Headteacher: Mrs L Taylor

What We Are Learning

We are studying the rainforests of the world, looking at how they benefit us, how they are being damaged and how this might affect all our futures if they are not properly cared for.  To help understand these concepts we shall create leaflets, fact files, adverts and magazine style articles.


We will be developing our reasoning skills by debating the effects on the rainforests and how it will affect us.


We will be reading a marvelous book set in the rainforest of Brazil, "Explorer" by Katherine Rundell.


Our maths work will see us build on our multiplication knowledge, through division and multiplication, we shall further develop our knowledge of fractions and investigate using statistics.


In science we shall be studying the circle of life, from birth to death, comparing across animals and plants.




In RE, we will be looking at the bible and its stories key to understanding our culture and place within it.


Indoor PE will be Street Dance, focusing on sequencing many dance moves in groups or canoning.


Outdoor PE will develop Hockey skills where we'll be learning skills such as 2 short and long passing, applying strategic and tactical principles of attack anddefence strategies.


In Music we shall explore the sounds of the rainforest, investigating rhythms and pulse using a range of percussion instruments.


Our Modern Foreign language study shall study food, directions and places.




Autumn Term 2

Learning Challenge - Rainforests - Are we heading for a meltdown?

Learning Overview and Skills

Knowledge Mat




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