Reception Graduation Wednesday 24th July 9am..............Year 6 Graduation Thursday 25th July 9 am.............Last Day of term Thursday 25th July 2 pm.

June 2019

THE RAINFOREST
 
 
We have been learning about the Rainforest in Year 5. The children have worked on describing the setting of the rainforest using different vocabulary. We researched lists of useful vocabulary in the thesaurus and used the words we found to make interesting sentences. 
We learnt about Personification. We read a selection of verses and descriptions that used Personification to describe an object as having human features.
 
 
Eg: The summer grass aches and whispers,
It calls and sings, it pours out wishes to the stars.
 
The children described a picture and others had to guess from the description which one they chose. Have a look at the children's descriptions, can you match them to the pictures.
 
 
We have been studying the artist Matisse. He uses cut up pieces of paper and card to make abstract images of his ideas. We made some of our own images, inspired by the Rainforest topic we are studying. It was more difficult to make our images abstract than we thought.
In Science, we have been learning about Biodiversity. We have discussed all the thousands of species living in the Rainforest. We know that all the Eco-systems living together in the same environment are inter connected and dependant on each other. 
 
We visited the school field and investigated all the living things there. We found many more species living there than we anticipated. We discussed how they all rely on each other for food, for their homes and to reproduce. We found as many names for the plants as we could.
 
Do you know the names of the living things we discovered?