Talk for Writing stories

The children used the structure of There’s a Rang-tan in My Bedroom to create their own story. Here are two examples.

> view more photos...

Deforestation

The children wrote letters to persuade companies to stop destroying the rainforest for the production of palm oil.

> view more photos...

Rainforest Diorama

We made a diorama showing the 4 layers of the rainforest (Forest Floor, Understory, Canopy, Emergent).

> view more photos...

Rainforest Animals

The children used pastels or watercolour paint to create animals for our rainforest display.

> view more photos...

Year 2

Class Teachers

Mrs S Hands
(Monday - Wednesday)

Mrs D Green
(Thursday - Friday)

Teaching Assistants

Mrs G Smith (All week)

Mrs J Allen (Monday & Thursday)

Mrs V Silver - Trainee Teaching Assistant (Friday)

Home Learning

Please access Google Classroom via this link:

Suggested 'Good Reads'

Meerkat Mail- Emily Gravett

Amazing Grace- Mary Hoffman

Pumpkin Soup- Helen Cooper

Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets- Tony Ross

Not Now Bernard- David McKee

Tuesday- David Wiesner

The Flower- John Light

Gorilla- Anthony Browne

Emily Brown and The Thing- Cressida Cowell

Frog and Toad Together- Arnold Lobel

The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me- Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr Fox- Roald Dahl

The Hodgeheg- Dick King-Smith

Flat Stanley- Jeff Brown

The Day the Crayons Quit- Oliver Jeffers

Useful Websites

https://spellingframe.co.uk/
https://ttrockstars.com/
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting
https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/sites/default/files/uploads/interactives/treehouse/index.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm
https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-2
https://www.booksfortopics.com/rainforests

The Rainforest web links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JDocMmxLOo Flying over the Rainforest South East Asia

https://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-rain-forests/ Facts about world rainforests

https://www.factmonster.com/math-science/earth-environment/major-biomes-of-the-world information about biomes

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/rainforest.html Rainforest information

https://www.chesterzoo.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9MV5CgPgIQ Tree and plant life in the jungle

https://kidskonnect.com/science/rainforest/ Rainforest information

https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids Rainforest information

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkdnvcw Rainforest layer explanation

https://livingrainforest.org/ Factual info on the rainforest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEsV5rqbVNQ Tours of the layers

https://www.survivalinternational.org/films/awa-bbc Protecting the Awa Tribe

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/08/brazil-uncontacted-tribe-indigenous-people-amazon-video/ Kayapo Tribe, excellent photos and description

https://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/uncontacted-brazil Uncontacted tribes in Brazil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UNjMKHck1g Field Trip to visit the Maleku Tribe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUYN5ZwCoV0 Homes of the Congo Rainforest

https://www.face-painting-fun.com/cultural-face-painting.html Facts about tribal face painting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whAY9R-_7ac Dogon Mask Dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMlLdDyYr_w Mask making with Beans and Pulses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQtRKqnuqvc Pre wedding dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYYYymWvhAI Gumboot Dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7m61Em4A5k African Traditional Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L95jGj3ew28 The Sacredness of Masks and how they are used in dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTiRw7kx97E An hour of rainforest music

https://blogs.wwf.org.uk/blog/business-government/green-economy/10-products-and-ingredients-that-come-from-the-amazon/ Foods and products from the Amazon Rainforest

https://folklife.si.edu/resources/maroon/foodways/meal_planning_index.htm Foods from the rainforest and recipes

http://addiesrainforest.weebly.com/herbivores.html What eats what in the rainforest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InT2qpJRpfs Rainforest beneath the canopy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zstJI8QETU Ray Mears Jungle Survival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REPoVfN-Ij4 Howler Monkey Calls

https://striresearch.si.edu/rainforest/ Forest Floor detailed information

https://kids.mongabay.com/elementary/005.html The Rainforest Floor

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/whlayers.html Rainforest layers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InT2qpJRpfs The Forest Floor and Understory Layer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyElwkusTdo Characteristics of Rainforests

https://tropical-rainforest-facts.com/Tropical-Rainforest-Layer-Facts/Tropical-Rainforest-Emergent-Layer-Facts.shtml Facts about the Emergent layer

https://tropical-rainforest-facts.com/Tropical-Rainforest-Layer-Facts/Tropical-Rainforest-Canopy-Layer-Facts.shtml Facts about the Canopy Layer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2NE4hg57cQ How to make a Play Dough Frog

https://www.edenproject.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC8re5HvOGI Choir creates a rain storm with hands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3OWgb0Bv-A The relationship between rain and the rainforest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhJMxRbawik Poison Dart Frog

https://vimeo.com/38311388 Amazonian Musician explaining why music is important to him

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKUiEwmNYlg Rainforest song

https://www.teachertube.com/videos/rainforest-song-141725 Rainforest Song Teacher Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Melq7VA7FjY Defending the Rivers of the Amazon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvgaiPr4_ik Endangered Animals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFk6GG8w-Ak Endangered Species in the Amazon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k8CcAU2Lt0 Endangered Animals child friendly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAK2JxLP1gw Top 100 Endangered Annimals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtjvwIhCucs What you can do to save the Amazon Rainforest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHrFBOUl6-8 The causes of climate change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTfgNFz1DBM What you can do about climate change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn8R_XqjjI0 Video on looking after our planet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31XrAaH8YqI Wordless video on saving the environment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oROsbaxWH0M Change the world in 5 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmbrZoc97r0 Tackling climate change

http://www.fairtradebirmingham.org.uk/archives/484 Fairtrade in Birmingham

https://www.fairtrade.net/library/climate-change-and-fairtrade-why-is-it-time-to-make-the-links Climate change and fair trade links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CGLAZrWpDw Explanation of the fair trade cooperatives

http://www.rainforestcoding.co.uk/rtcr/ Scratch coding