This week Team 5 have started their new English unit of Stories from Other Cultures.
Their focus text is The Great Kapok Tree where a man travels to the rain forest wanting to chop down the tree. Along the way, the boy meets several animals who told him all the reasons why not to chop down the tree.
Two men walked into the forest wanting to cut down the great kapok tree.
In the forest the man fell asleep. Several animals came to speak to him about the importance of the tree.
A frog and a toucan told the man that if he chopped down the tree they would have nowhere to live.
A jaguar came to see the man and told him that the animals he ate lived in the tree.
A sloth appeared and told the man not to chop down the tree because of how beautiful it was.
The man woke up and decided not to chop down the tree.
The man walked away from the colourful rain forest.