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Saving The World

Our next project for the half term is called Saving The World.


So what's the big idea?


Rainforests once covered 14% of our world’s surface. Now they cover less than 5%. Every second, an area of the rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed. Some scientists believe that, if we lose our rainforests, we might put our whole planet at risk. What will we do to help save the rainforest?


For our entry point, we experienced the rainforest environment.  We heard the sounds of the trees, rain and animals.  We felt the mist of rain and saw all of the vines, plants and trees. 


n Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About where rainforests are in the world
  • Which rainforest products we use in our everyday lives
  • About the lives of rainforest people and how they compare with our own
  • How and why the rainforest is being destroyed
  • Discovering the ways that people are trying to save the rainforest

In ICT, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to program and share our own rainforest-themed computer game

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How we can use art to create a rainforest scene

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • About different rainforest animals and plants
  • Where different animals and plants live in the rainforest
  • About colour in the rainforest and how it is used by animals and plants
  • Why plants have leaves and why they can be different
  • How to grow our own rainforest plant from a seed

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to plan and make our own tropical fruit drink

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to represent a rainforest scene using music

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • How different countries and organisations are helping to save our rainforests

Superbia Perseverantia et Passionem Pride, Perseverance and Passion