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Which animal in 'The Great Kapok Tree' gives the most compelling argument against deforestation? Why?

Year 6 News

Year 6 have started the new school year very positively with great attitudes to their learning in all subjects. Our Geography topic of 'Brilliant Brazil' has already included tasting homemade empanadas and exploring the Samba dance movements. We have been learning how to describe the location and physical features of Brazil in great detail and comparing the country with the UK. Our learning in English links well with our Geography topic. 'The Great Kapok Tree', whilst being a fairly simple book, has incredibly powerful messages against deforestation and is allowing the children to explore these concepts in a cross-curricular way. They are working on their first Star Writing, retelling the story in their own words. Some of our children have been trying out for the Primary Mathematics Challenge - a national competition in which the best primary mathematicians in the country, compete at various stages - a great opportunity for these children. In Science, out learning is based on Evolution and Inheritance - which we began exploring through the Mr Men and Little Miss characters! This really helped the children to understand the concepts involved, in quite an abstarcty topic. Well done Year 6 - a great start!