Rainforests

Block C - Life in 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!

Explore the life of tribal families who live in the rainforest and compare the way they live to your own family life. Celebrate the life of tribal people by sharing a feast of food and drink from the rainforest, and by teaching others what has been learnt about tribal designs and shelter building.

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: The people of the rainforest

Explore the life of tribal families who live in the rainforest and compare this to your own family life. Role-play rainforest family life and write a comparative ‘day in the life of’ diary page.

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02: Homes of the rainforest

Research the different type of rainforest homes and settlements; create shelters from natural materials to build a tribal village.

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03: Black and white versus colour - tribal art

Describe tribal art and understand its significance; design and create your own tribal art works.

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04: 3D art from the rainforest

Understand the importance of masks, headdresses and face paint to tribal people; design and make your own masks and headdresses.

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05: Music and dance of the rainforest

Listen and respond to music from the rainforest and South America; reflect on the importance of dance in tribal life and create your own group dance.

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06: Celebration of rainforest life

Celebrate the life of tribal people by sharing a feast of food and drink from the rainforest, performing a dance and teaching others what you have learned about tribal designs and shelter building.