Block A - Introducing the Rainforests

This engaging topic will introduce children to rainforests around the world. They will learn what they are, where they are, what they contain and who lives there! Along the way they will develop their skills by creating reports, creating their own rainforests, and becoming David Attenborough!

Discover key information about world rainforests. Learn through a range of challenges such as creating a Senses Journey, completing a rainforest word definition game, generating a question and answer display and making a 3D map of a rainforest. Research a report using the internet and finally present a David Attenborough style rainforest documentary.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: What is a rainforest?

Start to learn the key information about rainforests through a Senses Journey and a word definition game; create a class rainforest question and answer display board.

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02: Where in the world and why are they there?

Develop your geographical knowledge of the rainforests, especially their location in the world; create a physical map using salt dough to demonstrate your learning.

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03: David Attenborough visits our school!

Search for information about world rainforests; capture your knowledge in a non-chronological report and then create a documentary in the style of ‘David Attenborough’.