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Geography

Topic - Rainforests

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • Locate the world’s rainforests between the Equator and the tropics.
  • Name and locate countries with tropical rainforests.
  • Locate different climate zones on a map.
  • Learn what it is like to live in a tropical rainforest climate.
  • Map the world’s main biomes and understand their link to climate zone.
  • Discover the four layers of a tropical rainforest.
  • Research the plants and animals of the rainforest to find out how they have adapted to their environment.
  • Learn about indigenous tribes living in the rainforest.
  • Examine the threats posed to the rainforest.
  • Identify endangered animal species.
  • Propose ways to help save the tropical rainforest.
  • Understand Fair Trade and why it is important for rainforest farmers.

Key Vocabulary

  • Map skills and locational knowledge: Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, continent, country, tropical rainforest, ocean, Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle, 
  • Weather and climate: precipitation, temperature, line graph, bar chart, similarities, differences, comparison, Manaus, London
  • Climate zones and biomes: polar, temperate, tropical, climate zone, biome, vegetation, climate zone, tundra, taiga, desert, deciduous forest, grasslands, tropical rainforest
  • Rainforest characteristics: emergent, layer, canopy, understory, forest floor, plants, trees, habitat, animals, flora and fauna, adaptation, animal, insect, reptile, bird, survival, classify, indigenous, uncontacted, tribe, survival, sustainable, threat
  • Threats and protection: deforestation, destruction, trees, timber, change, global warming, animals, extinction, threat, Endangered, species, protection, risk, sustainable, development, climate change, destruction, protection, greenhouse effect, deforestation, recycling, Fair Trade, growers, exporters, importers, buyers, supermarkets, trading system, fair price, sustainable, benefits

Science

Topic - Living Things and their Habitats

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
  • Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.
  • Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
  • Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers.
  • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
  • Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables.
  • Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.
  • Using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.
  • Identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.
  • Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

 

Science

Topic - Animals including Humans

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans. 
  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
  • Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.
  • Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
  • Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers.
  • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
  • Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables.
  • Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.
  • Using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.
  • Identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.
  • Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.
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