Block B - Layers of the Rainforest

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!

Understand the four main layers of a rainforest. Find out about the plants and the creatures that grow in the different layers and how they are adapted to live there. Create a classroom display of ‘Rainforest Layers’ and write miniature factual books. Construct group dioramas illustrating the different layers that make up a rainforest.

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 are the layers in a tropical rainforest?

Learn about the different layers of the rainforest from videos and other images before creating your own diagrams.

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02: Which plants grow where?

Consolidate your understanding of the four layers of the rainforest through painting and collage activities that result in a large classroom art display.

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03: Who has a home there?

Understand how the animals and creatures of the rainforest are adapted to live there and write miniature factual books.

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04: The forest in 3D

Create group dioramas of the four layers of the rainforest using the knowledge you have gained during this block.