Pupils will discover the amazing diversity of life in the tropical Rainforests via engaging imagery and interactive activities, including a game looking at some fascinating preserved specimens of tropical creepy-crawlies! They will explore the threats faced by Rainforest environments and creatures, encompassing a range of topics such as spread of diseases and conflict, and link them to the overarching issue of deforestation. The workshop finishes with a Dynamic Earth online shopping activity which highlights how our consumer choices are affecting Rainforests globally.
People, place and environment: By exploring climate zones around the world, I can compare and describe how climate affects living things.
By exploring a natural environment different from my own, I can discover how the physical features influence the variety of living things.
I can discuss the environmental impact of human activity and suggest ways in which we can live in a more environmentally-responsible way.
I can consider the advantages and disadvantages of a proposed land use development and discuss the impact this may have on the community.
I can identify the possible consequences of an environmental issue and make informed suggestions about ways to manage the impact.
I can investigate the climate, physical features and living things of a natural environment different from my own and explain their interrelationship.
Planet Earth – Biodiversity and interdependence: I can distinguish between living and nonliving things. I can sort living things into groups and explain my decisions.
I can identify and classify examples of living things, past and present, to help me appreciate their diversity. I can relate physical and behavioural characteristics to their survival or extinction.
Listening and talking: As I listen or watch, I can identify and discuss the purpose, key words and main ideas of the text, and use this information for a specific purpose.
When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value others’ contributions and use these to build on thinking.