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Week beginning 22nd February 2021 - There's a Rang-tan in My Bedroom - Recount 🦧

Save Our Rainforests

Our next Literacy unit is going to be based on the Greenpeace advert 'There's a Rang-tan in My Bedroom' and the issues surrounding deforestation (the cutting down of trees in the rainforest) to plant oil palm trees to produce palm oil.

Monday 22nd February

LO: To be able to retell a narrative poem.

You can upload a photo of your super story map and/or your video by clicking HERE.


Super story maps! 

What a fantastic performance - thank you so much for sharing you video with us!

Another amazing performance - I love how you've used props and sound effects!

Tuesday 23rd February

LO: To be able to make inferences about a character's thoughts and feelings

You can upload a photo of your whizzy work by clicking HERE.

Wednesday 24th February

LO: To be able to plan my recount

Here is an example of the fantastic work written and performed by the Y3 Aslans from two years ago (our current Y5s) - I think you will definitely recognise some of the voices! Watch the video and magpie some of their fantastic vocabulary for your own writing.

You can upload a photo of your brilliant box-it-up plans by clicking HERE.

Thursday 24th February

LO: To be able to draft and edit my recount

You can upload a photo of your fabulous first drafts by clicking HERE.


Once again, Aslans, you have BLOWN ME AWAY with your writing talent - fantastic work everyone!

Friday 25th February

LO: To be able to publish and perform my recount


Today we are going to turn your fabulous writing into a video using a free app called Adobe Spark. This is what the Y3s used to make the video I shared with you earlier this week!

As a quick warm up activity, I would like you to play words within words. Watch the short video below to remind yourself how this game works. You can challenge yourself or play against someone else and see who can make the most words. Remember to write down the words you make so that you don't repeat the same word twice!

orangutan - red-haired apes that live in the tropical rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in southeast Asia

deforestation - the clearing or cutting down of forests

palm oil - an oil made from the fruit which grows on palm trees

endangered - an endangered species is any type of plant or animal that is in danger of disappearing forever

sustainable - using resources carefully so that they can continue to be used and won't run out

On a phone or tablet, click on the images below then press and hold to save them to your camera roll. 

You can upload your published videos by clicking HERE.


If you don't have any luck with making a video, I would still really love to hear you reading your fabulous writing!

You can send in a video or voice recording if you would like to. You could also use the drawing tutorial below to draw your own orangutan and could publish you recount tangled in the vines or present your work in another creative way. I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

WOW! What a fabulous piece of published work - well done whizzy worker!

Another brilliantly written and performed recount - well done!


What a fantastic piece of writing and so expertly presented!  

Just for Fun: How To Draw An Orangutan

You can upload a photo of your amazing artwork by clicking HERE.