I decided to let the boys choose a topic to research and report back to us on.
J decided to do The Moon.
H decided on Monkeys.
They had to search our library and internet for information, then summarise and make a written report broken into topics.
Once all the ideas were written they then designed a poster style report, gave a verbal report and answered questions before suggesting a craft/art activity to finish with (make a spaceship from recycled material and learn how to draw a monkey).I helped H work out his main topics (questions) after he read a book containing monkey facts.
We spent time looking at how we group similar ideas into paragraphs/topics.