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4W: Wonderful 4W!

Rice is Nice!

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Last updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

This half-term's theme is 'Rice is Nice'. We started off this theme thinking about what we know about rice and then asked questions about what we'd like to know. We wrote our own questions. Here are some of them:

  • Where does rice grow? - Kieran
  • Which country has the most rice? - Pragathi
  • When do people grow rice? - Alerik
  • How does rice come from a plant? - Max
  • Why does rice have many colours? - Patrick
  • What are the ingredients of rice? Shaurya
  • Why is rice important? - Temin
  • Why is rice yummy? - Karin
  • Why is rice a healthy food? - Cream
  • How do we grow rice? - Pontus O.
  • What is rice? - Tonnaam
  • Which is the healthiest type of rice and why? - Stuti
  • What kind of rice is the most popular? - Manahil
  • What is the journey of rice? - Sammy
  • Why do people in China use chopsticks to eat rice? - Tanya
  • When was rice first discovered? - Archie

We started off by learning about what rice is, what it is made of, its' ingredients and how and why it is healthy.

 We worked in home groups of four. Each group member became an expert on one area. Back in our home groups we taught our other group members what we had learned. 

Miss Kay gave us a choice of how we could present our learning. We had to include information about:
  • what rice is
  • the different parts of rice
  • how rice helps to keep us healthy
  • staple foods

Some of us created posters.

Some of us created leaflets.


Some of us wrote a rice quiz with answers.


Miss Kay is very proud of our learning. She says that we are excellent communicators and thinkers and that we are independent learners!

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