Leaf is a baby polar bear who has been separated from his mum and dad and his home in the Arctic.
He find himself floating on a piece of ice somewhere near a more temperate forest.
In English lessons, we designed flying machines to get Leaf home to his family and we debated whether or not the animals of the forest should help him get back home.
In more creative lessons at home, though, children designed dens or forts for Leaf to live in while he is in Europe. Some of these designs were quite elaborate with kitchens, bedrooms or safety features. This led us to even more creativity linking our IPC science knowledge of food chains and carnivore/herbivore differences with role play as we made meals for Leaf! Some children invited Leaf to their restaurants "a la maison". The results, for the baby polar bear, were simply delicious!
Year 2 Teacher