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The Tin Forest

The Tin Forest, written by Helen Ward

This week your work will still be based around our class book, The Tin Forest. Your learning outcome will be to design an informative poster. Please follow the daily sessions below and complete your work neatly in your book. If you are unsure about anything, please email me and I will get back to you. smiley 





Click on the video link and watch 'The Tin Forest' again to remind you of the story. As you are watching the video clip, think about what sort of person would live in the house? How do you think he feels?

Your task today is to write a short character description of the old man.  Follow the task list below.




  • Watch the video.
  • Write a list of adjectives to describe the old man.
  • Think, how he would be feeling looking out onto the rubbish.
  • Use a range of conjunctions and different sentence starters in your writing.
  • Use the picture below to support you and the word mat.



The old man was not happy living in his house and but every night he went to sleep and had a dream.

'He dreamt he lived in a jungle full of wild forest animals. There were colourful birds, tropical trees, exotic flowers, toucans, tree frogs and tigers.' 


What sort of forest did the old man dream of? Which ones normally have toucans and tree-frogs in them? This must be a special forest then! A rain forest! 

Your task today is to find the meanings of technical words used when looking at rain forests. You need to use a dictionary or search the website to find the definition of the words below.


Find the meaning of:

Canopy, Climate, Tropical plants, Animals: toucan/sloth, Emergent Layer Colony, Seed dispersal


Challenge : Can you add new words to your list? Think about other technical vocabulary!





Today you are going to be looking at root words and suffixes. You have looked at these in class and you also revisited these last week in your 'SPAG' lessons (go back and have a quick reminder if you need to!). 




  • Read the list of root words below
  • Add the correct suffix to the root words
  • Complete the table below in your book. I have done one example for you.


Root Words hope, colour, wider, thick, attractive, tropic, happy, beauty, delight, elegant


Suffix = -ly,   -ness,   -ful,    -al


 -ful  -ly  -al -ness


Now, create a description using the words that you have identified to describe the forest picture below. How many words can you use?



In this lesson, I would like you to start thinking about ideas for your information poster that you will design tomorrow. 


Save the Rain forests!


Your information poster will be about saving the rain forest, just like the one in the story. Before you start, you need to research facts that you will include into your poster. Look at the 'Think About' section below.


Think About

  • Why would you need to save the rain forest? 
  • What diagrams will you use?
  • What technical vocabulary could be highlighted? 
  • How can you make your poster eye catching and appear relevant? 


You must include: 

  • Facts about the rain forest
  • Pictures/Drawings
  • Technical vocabulary
  • Questions and answers
  • Vital statistics 


Remember, in this lesson you are planning your poster NOT drawing your poster. You may like to use the below websites to do your research. 








Today, I would like you to use all the information you have gathered yesterday and design your information poster about Saving the Rain Forest. You can draw your poster in your book or on a plain piece of paper, try to make it eye catching by using colour and adding detailed drawings.

Take a look at the posters below to inspire you!

I would love to see you end result so please send me your posters!

Have fun! smiley