Block F - The Rainforest under Threat

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!

Learn about the destruction of the rainforest. Research the arguments for and against deforestation and make an interactive wall display to show your learning, showcase this in a class debate. Reflect on the learning and write a final poem.

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 vanishing rainforest

Learn about the destruction of the rainforest; research the arguments for and against deforestation; make an interactive wall display to show your learning.

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02: The big decision

In role, debate the arguments for and against the deforestation of the rainforest; capture the Vanishing Rainforest story in a comic strip.

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03: Portraits of the people

Look carefully at portraits of Kavapo people; empathise with them; learn about the way they dress; create your own oil pastel portraits.

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04: Endangered and extinct

Research fact files about the endangered species of the rainforest.

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05: The endangered rainforest game

Design and make a board game using your knowledge of the endangered creatures of the rainforest.

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06: Through the window - collage

Using the knowledge you have gained about the deforestation of the rainforest, create a ‘Through the Window’ art piece.

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07: Through the window - poetry

Reflect on all you have learnt in this block and especially your ‘Through the Window’ art piece to write a final poem.