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Summer Term


Topic Overview

This engaging topic will introduce children to rainforests around the world. They will learn what they are, where they are, what they contain and who lives there. Along the way they will learn about the destruction of the rainforest. Research the arguments around deforestation and discover the magical ways in how rainforest are important. 



Key Information Recall Facts (KIRFS)


Rainforests are found near the equator between the tropic of Cancer and the tropic of Capricorn. 


The climate in the rainforest is the same all year around. It is hot, humid and usually rains everyday. 


There are four layers of plants in the rainforest: emergent, canopy, understorey and forest floor. 


Deforestation happens when trees are cut down. This impacts the lives of humans and animals. 



Key Information Recall Facts (KIRFS)


This term we are exploring PLANTS


Plants are living things, they grow and reproduce like any other living thing. 


The movement of water in plants is driven by the process called transpiration. 


This is where the water evaporating from leaves of a plant cause the plant to draw up more water from the roots. 


Seed dispersal is the mechanism by which plant seeds are transported to new sites for germination.