This term’s theme in school is homes and habitats, and so to go with this, class 6B are going to be doing a round-the-world trip (of sorts!) in the 30 days we are in school this term. Each week we are going to be learning about a different continent and one of the key habitats there, looking at how animals have adapted to survive there. This week we have been learning about Africa and the grassland habitats there.
The children have written descriptive sentences about different African animals, and they have learned about the difference between carnivores herbivores and omnivores. Using this information, they created Top Trump style cards about different carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. They have practiced using the months of the year with calendars, and worked out a schedule for a round the world trip, making sure to visit each continent for a certain number of days. They have also solved time problems, adding up the number of hours it would take for each leg of the way when planning a safari adventure around Africa.
6B have created some wonderful African scenes, blending colours to paint a sunset-sky background and adding silhouettes of animals and grassland scenery. As well as this, they have practiced their life skills by learning to make beds in the school house, and cooking up some African treats – savoury chapatis and sweet kashata treats – as well as preparing and trying some African fruits like pineapple, passion fruit, papaya and melon.