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Week 10: 29.06.20

For the next few weeks, we will be focusing our theme on the rainforest! 

 

 

Conduct some research on the rainforest using these links below. What interesting facts can you find?

 

You can view these links or watch the videos below to take a tour of the rainforest!

 

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/rainforests.html

 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/physical-geography/15-cool-things-about-rainforests/

 

 

 

Under The Canopy (360 video) | Conservation International (CI)

Journey into the largest tract of tropical rainforest on our planet - the Amazon. Narrated by indigenous guide, Kamanja Panashekung, and actor Lee Pace, this...

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To complete some research about each of the four layers of the forest, the ‘Forest Floor,’ the ‘Understory,’ the ‘Emergent Layer’ and the ‘Canopy’. Add headings, sub-headings, diagrams, captions and labels to the information. Try to focus on a different layer of the Rainforest each day as there is a lot of detailed information about each one to be explored.

The Layers of the Rainforest #readalong

We're celebrating a month of reading fun on YouTube Kids. Learn about the little cacao tree, the chocolate it makes, and the rainforest it lives in from Step...

Layers of the Rainforest (Earth Day song for children)

For a music link, learn this song to remember all of the layers of the rainforest!

Link with Art/ DT

To make a Rainforest environment featuring each of the four layers of the Rainforest. This could be completed to create a 3d effect inside a show box or could be completed as a 2d picture/ map and labelled using adjectives to describe each of the layers as an alternative. A page per layer can look effective!

 

Maths- Measures

Volume and capacity- use a measuring jug to find out what 1 litre of ‘Rainforest’ water would look like.

 

Then select at least 5 different containers and predict which will hold the most water, explaining the reasoning. Measure the water into them accurately to the nearest ml and re ordering them according to the results if necessary. Consider if there were any surprises? 

 

 

 

You can view the maths resources area for more support on capacity and volume.

Length- Use approx 5 to 10 pieces of string, ribbon or strips of paper. Number them 1 to 10 for e.g. Cut each one to a different length within 1 metre. Then measure them as the Rainforest snakes! Which snake is the longest, which is the shortest? Order them and make comparisons between the lengths, what is the difference between the lengths of the snakes?

 

 

Counting, Addition and Subtraction

Use number lines to add and subtract numbers- use Rainforest monkeys to support the context.

 

 

Year 2- add and subtract from 2 digit numbers, use number lines to support counting forwards and back from starting numbers.

Reasoning- Solve 2 step problems e.g. 24 monkeys swing in the trees, 12 monkeys leave but another 6 return later. How many are still in the forest?

 

Year 1- add 1 and 2 digit numbers to 20. Use pictorial representations, number lines and objects to help. Solve 1 step problems such as 7 = ? – 9

Geography

To find out about the location of Rainforests, identify them on a map or globe.

 

 

Temperature- To understand that Rainforests are in hotter climates. Find out and make comparisons with the temperature taken outside at different points over the course of one day or alternatively at the same time each day over a week.

 

PSHE

To discuss the importance of looking after the natural environment. Is it morally acceptable to destroy parts of the Rainforest? Make a poster raising awareness of the importance of looking after our natural world.

 

Science- Habitats

Investigate the Rainforest habitat of one creature. Draw a picture of them in their special habitat and explain more about it. Why is this creature suited to their environment? In which layer of the Rainforest do they like to live and why?

Which animals live in the rainforest?

Rainforests are the most biodiverse places on Earth. Chester Zoo staff don't just work with animals in the zoo, but travel all over the world doing conservat...

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