Are the rainforests important to us all?
This term children will be learning in depth about the rainforests around the world. We will look at different environments and climates and discuss why they are different to what we might expect to find elsewhere. We will also be exploring about the rainforests of the past and why they were important to civilisations and how they still are today. The children will learn about the pros and cons of clearing away rainforests and consider which points they agree with.
In art, we will be looking at the work of Henri Rousseau. We will research his work and how he made it look so child-like. We will then use the techniques for collaging, to copy one of his pieces: ‘The Tiger.’
During Science, we will be looking at reproduction in animals and plants and thinking about how this works and what it means. We will create our own life cycles for different animals, and will look in depth at the parts of a flower and their uses in the life cycle of flowering plants.
In music, we will be linking our work to Brazil and the rainforest. We will think about the sounds and rhythms we hear in the Brazil carnival and will try and re-create these in our own percussion pieces.