Year 6 have been learning all about the Amazon Rainforest this half term. We've studied a world map in order to identify where all the tropical rainforests of the world are located. We found out that they tend to be very near to the equator. Following this, we learnt about the layers of the rainforest and where the animals choose to live, based on their habitats. At the bottom of the rainforest is the forest floor, then above that is the understory, at the tree tops is the canopy and above here is the emergent layer. We've also worked on our comparison skills and compared the geographical features of a rainforest with our home town, Middleton.
This half term, we were fotunate enough to receive a visit from Zoo Lab, which taught us all about a range of animals that live in the Amazon. After we'd learnt about these amazing creatures, we studied deforestation and the arguments both for and against it. In geography, we have also looked at a map of South America, considering the countries within this region, as well as the physical features such as the mountains. Everyone has loved learning loads in geography this half term. A great highlight was everyone's reactions when we used google earth!