This week, Year 4 have learnt more about the causes of deforestation, as well as the effect that it has on the rainforest. We then 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 his actions. Please look out for these letters on the ‘My Best’ wall!
As we come to the end of the Autumn term, we will review what we have learnt 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 next week will be our Christmas play on Monday! We look forward to seeing you there and hope you will all enjoy the performance. Thank you for your help preparing costumes for this- your support is very much appreciated.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!