Over the past few weeks, we have been learning about the different layers of the rainforest. 

We know that the layers are:  emergent layer, canopy, understory and forest floor. 

On Wednesday 22nd May, we visited the woods to investigate our forest and how it is similar to the rainforest.  We could see and identify the different layers.

In small groups, we use natural materials to recreate a rainforest, showing the different layers.  We labelled our 3D pictures and discussed each layer – what it looks like, the animals that live within and how much sunlight it would get – in front of our peers.   We used the technical vocabulary that we have been learning to explain our pictures.

Next, we worked in pairs to create a 3D diorama of a layer of the rainforest. We used art materials and even collected natural materials from the woods.

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