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Vocabulary: Rainforest, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, equator, predator, comparision, similarities, differences.



In this unit of work we will focus on geography and D.T.  We begin by finding out about the rainforest including where it is found, the way it is ordered, the climate, and the predators that live there.


Using maps, atlas' and globes we will locate key points on the map including the equator, the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer.

Next we will compare life in the amazon rainforest with life in Sherwood forest!  This will include looking at the climate, the plants and animals that live there and their uses.

Once our key knowledge is secure, we will then be modelling our own rainforests, working as a team to create the different layers.  Whilst creating our rainforest we will learn how to stiffen, strengthen and reinforce materials to enable us to make different structures!

Finally, we there will be a surprise predator visiting us in school for the afternoon!