Week of 18.1.21 - Bonus activities for learning from home!
BONUS ACTIVITIES - FOR YOU, IF YOU'D LIKE TO DO A LITTLE BIT MORE!
Welcome Everyone to the start of a new week.
This week there is a series of activities for you based on the Rainforest. This is an amazing resource we have in the world and is full of amazing creatures and plants.
The largest rainforests are in the Amazon River Basin in South America, the Congo River Basin in Western Africa and throughout South East Asia. Smaller rainforests can also be found in Central America, Madagascar, Australia and nearby islands, India and other locations in the tropics. (See the map below)
What's the rainforest like? Click the link below to find some amazing facts.
Deforestation happens in the rainforests - find out more here: Deforestation in the Rainforest . Trees are cut down on a huge scale, often to create space for grazing lifestock or buildings. As part of this process, animals' habitats, and the homes of native people, are often destroyed. Have a look at the link below to find out what that can be like:
See if you can create a poster about what you have learnt so far.
The Rainforest Beauty and the Beast
Look at the pictures on the links above. They show the beauty and the devastation that can be seen in the rainforest. Write a description about each picture. You can decorate your descriptions with your own drawings of the rainforest.
All About Chocolate!
Have you ever thought about how chocolate is made? The main ingredient - cacao - comes from a tree that grows in the rainforest. Click the link to find out more about it.
Try the recipe below to experiment with some chocolate of your choice.
The Rainforest Audio Book - find out about emerald tree boas here!
The Rainforest Grew All Around - click the picture to listen to a free audio book! The jungle comes alive as you learn about the wide variety of animals (jaguars, emerald tree boas, leafcutter ants, poison dart frogs, toucans and bats) and plants (kapok trees, liana vines and bromeliads) living in the lush Amazon rainforest. A book not to be missed!
Online Maths and English - our MyMaths, EducationCity and TimesTables Rockstars are still able to be used! You can complete any activity for these - you don't need to wait for work to be set. Click the picture below to go to the site you want to practise on.