The ‘banning’ of the Iceland Christmas TV advert which explores the plight of the beautiful Orang-utan and the damage being done by the palm oil industry has been all over the news recently. I have been eager to share the advert with my class as I am sure they will be moved/inspired by what they see and, ultimately, we are going to be relying on the children of today to do better with the world and protect it tomorrow.
I have decided that I will introduce the advert during a whole-class reading lesson and then see where the discussions that will arise here take us. I hope that following on from the reading, we will look at doing some writing based around what we learn and the passions that are stoked; there are certainly plenty of writing opportunities that seem immediately obvious.
If you are interested in sharing the advert with your class, to explore in detail or just as a discussion prompt during reading or PSHE, then please feel free to use the comprehension questions I have written below. I have designed them with accessibility for my Year 3 class in mind (with lots of support and teacher guided talk) but they should be suitable for use across KS2.
If you have any ideas for using the advert in reading, writing or across the curriculum, please feel free to share in the comments section. 🙂