Throughout the term, Year 4 have learnt more about the causes of deforestation, as well as the effect that it has on the rainforest. This week, we used this knowledge to help us write persuasive letters to the woodcutter from the story of ‘The Great Kapok Tree’. The children learnt that clear, well explained reasons are needed to create a powerful argument. We worked hard to use a range of causal conjunctions to explain the effect that cutting down more trees would have. Our letters also included emotive language and a rhetorical question, to try to make the woodcutter think about the consequences of his actions.
As we come to the end of the autumn term, we have reviewed our learning about the rainforest. I think we all agree that this has been a thoroughly enjoyable cross-curricular topic, where we have learnt so much. In the new year we look forward to beginning our next topic, ‘Natural Disasters’.
Of course, the main event this week was our Christmas play titled ‘Sheik, Rattle and Roll’! We hope that many of you were able to enjoy the great performances and beautiful singing on Tuesday afternoon. Thank you for your help preparing costumes for this. As always, your support is very much appreciated.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!