Learning By Topic KS1: Sustainable Eating and English

Theme/Spelling words: growing, shop, local, vegetables, produce, healthy, natural, diet, farming, community.

Collect twigs, stones, leaves and other items from your garden and use them to spell out your theme words.

Write your theme words in sentences; try to use connectives, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in your sentences.

What is sustainable eating?

What are the benefits of shopping locally, growing your own fruit and veg and eating seasonally?

Write a letter to people within your local community encouraging them to shop local and eat seasonally. (Genre of writing: Persuasive) Top Tip: You may also want to record this in the style of a vlog.

What is the problem with palm oil and what can/is being done about it? The following website will help with key information: https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/8-things-know-about-palm-oil

Write a diary entry from the point of view of an orangutan whose habitat (home) has just been destroyed by deforestation for the purpose of sourcing palm oil.

Imagine you are a tree or plant. What advice would you give to humans about caring for the environment? Write a list of dos and don’ts.

Write a story about an unlikely friendship between an orangutan and a woodcutter/lumberjack/logger (choose which term you want to use). (Genre of writing: Narrative)

Write an acrostic poem using one of your theme words.

Write out a list of the items you will need when planting your seeds (see Science activity).

Now write or draw the steps for planting your seeds with the purpose of creating a list of instructions. Top Tip: You may like to film it instead and pretend you are the host of a gardening show! (Genre of writing: Instructions)