We kick started our Summer term Learning Journey with a virtual visit to the Amazon! Here is some information about our day written by Ben Hales and George Oakley.
The Amazon day was extravagant because we were doing some normal schoolwork but in an Amazon rainforest style.
First, we did some geography where we found out where rainforests were around the globe and named countries and continents with them in. Next, we got a sheet of the country’s average temperature (in °C) and rainfall (in mm) and answered questions about it.
When we came back in from break, we looked at a piece of text and we learnt that the rainforests are home to 50% of the world’s animals and oxygen. Then we saw what impact us humans are having on the Amazon (it’s very bad).
Did you know? Equatorial rainforests are the worlds most diverse biome, home to half of the plant and animal species. They also absorb more than 50% of all atmospheric carbon dioxide each year.
After that, our class did some work how to stop people cutting down trees in the rainforest and stop them from wiping out an innocent 10 species of animals a day. The people in the Amazon (known as the indigenous people) live in tribes usually moving a lot because of people cutting down the trees but the folk who live near the Amazon put barbed wire up to stop the people cutting down the trees in the rainforest.
To conclude our morning, we wrote a paragraph on what our dream Amazon would be.
After coming back from lunch, we started by listening to how our host’s friend went on an Amazon adventure to see an indigenous tribe. We also watched a clip of it, and it was very fascinating! Then we made our own forest sprite of natural materials that we had gathered from places (it got very messy!). Then, we had finished!
My Favourite Bit
My favourite part was when we made our sprites because it was an enjoyable and exciting way to end the day.
We had a great day on the Amazon day!
To find out more about our Amazon Adventure day, click the link below to read the blog post written by the host of the day, Emma Espley.
Year Five were lucky enough to experience lots of fun science experiments. We looked at some science experiments that we could do around the house and learnt that we cannot always trust our eyes!
We thought about gravity, air resistance and solids, liquids and gases and applied our knowledge to some very clever experiments. We looked at the use of liquid nitrogen and dry ice. We were definitely 'WOWed' by these experiments.