We have really enjoyed learning about our topic 'The Jungle'. We have talked about what the jungle environment is like and what we think we would find there. The children have been thinking of some interesting questions to find out more. In maths we have used an explorers suitcase and objects to explore and use positional language. We used bananas to solve practical subtraction problems and then recorded using number lines by counting back. We have read the story 'Walking Through The Jungle' and have been creating story plans of our own versions of the story. Some of us wrote some stories. We played animal 'I spy' and learnt lots about endangered animals and the work of the WWF. We made posters. We have also been looking at the work of Henri Rousseau and have created our own art work inspired by his painting 'Tiger in a Tropical Storm'. As our prints were brilliant, we decided to add even more detail and embellish them with collage materials. We tasted some tropical fruits linked to the story 'The Parrot Tico Tango' and looked closely at the fruits so we could draw detailed sketches. Following on from this we explored still life, by looking at the work of the artist Cezanne. We explored the properties of materials and made waterproof jungle huts and planned and made our own jungle musical instruments.