Wow! What an exciting start to term Lavender Class have had! Our topic this term is titled ‘Guardians of the Planet’ and so we are focusing on the environment and the impact of what we do on the rain forests in particular. We have been researching deforestation and palm oil plantations and how that is damaging the natural habitats of so many of the world’s species.
In Science we have planted seeds that we collected from fruit that we have eaten and then it is our responsibility to look after them. We have also looked at seeds and where they are in the fruit, to then learn about seed dispersal.
Yesterday, we set up an experiment where we wore old socks in the playground and allotment. We’ve put them in a sealed bag with a little water and we’re going to see if anything grows!
In Geography, we have had great fun learning how to use Digimaps (an online mapping program) and atlases to identify the location of rain forests in the world and then more specifically labelling the countries in South America and counties in England, to begin to understand the difference between the two terms ‘country’ and ‘county’.