The Tiger Munchers from St Marks CE Primary School have 10 explorers in their team and are at the success stage of their journey.
They have surveyed 372 people, created 45 blog posts and taken 13 actions. Read more about the team progress below.
Areas in reception for the children to investigate included - Jungle bugs in gel swamp in the water tray. In the sand tray we had trees, a waterhole, leaves, rocks and animals - this was to encourage the children to make up jungle stories or retell stories they had heard. The children have a fantastic imagination. Another area was the Malleable table which had a variety of precussion instruments, here the children recreated animal or jungle sounds. They also had a small world area, to play with. Although reception children found it hard to help us with our challenge, they have learned so much about the Rainorest and why we must protect them.
During PE reception children moved around the hall like jungle animals using Who's in The Jungle Poem. We also slide like a snake, snapped like a crocodile and swung around like a monkey. Apparatus was set up in the hall for the children to move round as jumgle animals. They slide though a tunnel, climbed onto a box and jumped off, balanced across a beam, trying not to fall off so the snapping crocodile didn't get us. We rolled on a mat (through the mud).
We looked at Rainforests, and discussed what would happen if somone chopped all the trees down, we discussed what would happen to the animals and the people that live there. We watched a film of Rainforest Tribes on the Survial International website. We created a poster telling people not to chop trees down.