Year 4 learn about the Amazon Rainforest

We are learning about the Amazon Rainforest which is in South America. Lots of different animals, plants and trees live there and there are lots of different sections; emergent, understory, canopy and the forest floor.

  • The emergent floor is at the top where all the birds live and there are lots of tree tops which provide shelter.
  • The understory layer is where all the snakes and other dangerous reptiles live.
  • The canopy layer has lots of flowers and other shrubs bearing fruit which monkeys eat, so lots of animals can be found in this layer.
  • Finally the forest floor is very dark and damp, although some plants (which don’t need much sunlight) do grow in this layer.  Lots of bugs and different types of fungi can be found here.

For our rainforest topic, we have started reading a book called The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. We are enjoying this book which is about the rainforest and animals which live there.

We stuck into our literacy books a picture of a small rainforest village and wrote a descriptive paragraph about the picture, imagining the lifestyle of people living in there. Here are some examples of our work so far:

We have learnt about some of the animals living in the rainforest, such as sloths, gorillas and different types of bird eg toucans.

We are looking forward to learning more about the rainforest.

By Jaiden and James

One Response to Year 4 learn about the Amazon Rainforest

  1. Miss Draper February 26, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

    A well-written blog! Well done boys!

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