# Cross-curricular topics teaching resources: Rainforest

Resources and ideas for cross-curricular topics, rainforest, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

#### Amazon Rainforest themed coordinates activity

Children will investigate, read and plot coordinates on two quadrant grids. This activity links closely to the cross curricular theme - Amazon Rainforest.

#### KWFL grid

Amazon Rainforest Theme KWFL grid

#### Maths calculating time intervals

Links to cross curricular theme - Amazon rainforest.This is a challenging maths activity where pupils have to calculate how long the journey takes from Manchester airport to Manaus airport in the Amazon rainforest. Pupils will have to calculate up to 3 different flights per journey and include any layover or connection times in their final total journey time answer.On the activity worksheet, there are six different journeys all with the same destination. Pupils could be further challenged by calculating which journey is the quickest/slowest and order them. The flight times have been taken from the internet and were accurate on 22nd April 2017.

#### Maths Amazon rainforest data

Children will investigate data and statistics. The data shows the rainfall and temperature in Manaus (central Amazon) compared to London.Pupils could use the data to draw a line graph/bar chart etc. There are also questions that pupils must answer linked to the data.This activity links closely to the cross curricular theme - Amazon Rainforest.

#### Rainforest Art & Design 6 week unit of work

6 week unit of work linked to curriculum theme - Amazon Rainforest.Throughout this theme, children will explore the work of artists such as Henri Rousseau and contemporary artist Ruth Daniels, to further their understanding in geography and the rainforest regions of South America. These artists give excellent opportunities to discuss composition; where the whole picture is filled with foliage, to compare the observational skills of the artists; to express preferences and extend the use of artistic language and vocabulary.

#### Phonics phase 5 booklet (20 pages) - minibeast/creepy-crawly theme

This resource is a phonics booklet aimed at year 1 as preparation for phonics screening. There are 20 pages of activities, perfect for children to work on independently during phonics lessons, as a start of day activity or as a filler. Alternatively, send home for parents to work on with children as a homework task.The theme of this booklet is minibeasts/creepy-crawlies.Just print and staple!PDF file format.

#### Year 2 Circle of Life (Habitats) cross curricular topic web and creative homework activities grid

Year 2 Circle of Life (Habitats) cross curricular topic web and creative homework activities grid.

#### Year 4 Habitats topic web

Topic web based on habitats topic. Lots of cross curricular links.

#### Earth Day - PowerPoint and Worksheets

Earth Day - PowerPoint and Worksheets This download teaches children about Earth Day which is held on the 22nd of April. There is a detailed 36 slide PowerPoint on the details of Earth Day, why it is important and the things they can do to help the Earth. There are also differentiated, 5 page, Earth Day worksheets to allow children to demonstrate their understanding of the environment and conservation. This download includes:- Complete 36 slide PowerPoint - 5 page worksheets (x3 differentiated) - Answer sheetsThanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

#### Science Year 5 - 6 week unit on Life cycles of plants and animals, linked with Amazon Rainforest

6 week unit of work linked to curriculum theme - Amazon Rainforest.National Curriculum 2014 linksBy the end of the unit, pupils should be able to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and to describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. The flipchart includes links to all videos by clicking on the images. The worksheets and activities are stored in the flipchart so clicking on the images will open the files. I have also added them as files in the download. Learning Intentions:To know about animal life cyclesTo research Amazon wildlife life cyclesTo be able to plan a fair germination investigation To know that flowering plants reproduceTo be able to design a very dangerous plantTo know about naturalists and behaviourists - David Attenborough and Jane Goodall

#### Rainforests - Cursive Display Letters

A set of display letters, in a cursive font, with a texture that shows a scene from a rainforest.The set includes every letter (in upper and lower case), numbers, mathematical symbols and punctuation.Use these letters on your classroom display boards. They're perfect for when your children are learning about rainforests!You can find hundreds of other sets of cursive display letters at https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/

#### Early Readers Bundle

This is a collection of different early reader books and teaching resources I think you will really enjoy using. I developed my own thinking scarves reading scheme as a replacement for the thinking hats reading scheme and I even converted a whole set of books which could be used with the scheme. I also created PowerPoint versions of a wide range of different "Can you spot it books" where you need to find all the different objects listed in the picture.

#### Environmental Bundle

This is my environmental bundle. It has presentations on different types of pollution and the environmental problems we face. It also examines in detail climate change. In addition, it reviews habitats and the local environment.

#### Animals Bundle

A set of cross- curricular teaching resources about animals. There are a wide range of different animal photo packs, reading activities and even a great ESL unit. Get your students talking about animals!

#### Photo of the day discussion - wellie adventure themed

I show my students a photo of the day (taken from google) linked to our topic which is about going on wellie adventures/being outdoors/nature. There are 3 levels of questioning they work through and discuss with their partners progressing from what can I literally see, to what questions I want to ask and then what can I infer from the picture.

#### Nature. Facts and Worksheets

A collection of 8 different information and worksheets covering aspects of nature. Bee decline, wildlife decline, environmental issues and extreme weather conditions are all included.

#### Global Warming and Endangered Species (4 lessons)

Key Question (Can we save the Polar Bear?)The project considers the causes and effects of global warming, especially on animal species, with a focus on the Polar Bear. A Power Point presentation (26 slides) considers the causes and effects of global warming, together with what we can do to tackle the problem. Card sorts and worksheets support the presentation. The plight of the polar bear is then considered through a Power Point (14 slides) and a YouTube clip, supported with activity and worksheets, as an introduction to pupils undertaking an extended homework project on an endangered species or community of their choice - a very effective support / guidance sheet is provided.Emphasis is placed upon working effectively in groups, developing research skills and asking good questions.Concepts: cause and effect, change, turning points, empathy, investigating sources; systems thinking; global issues; inter-relationships; international co-operation; greenhouse gases, climate, weather, radiation, pollution, endangered species, sea-level rise.Assessment - pupils evaluate what they have achieved and need to improve in terms of resourcefulness, resilience, reflection and inter-relating with others.

#### Introduction to the Rainforest

A simple introduction to the topic Rainforests.Photos to support simple text to encourage and promote discussion about this environment. Ideal as a start to the topic - Rainforests.

#### Recycling Materials - Complete Lesson

Recycling Materials - Complete Lesson Recycling Materials - Lesson Plan, PowerPoint and Worksheets This download includes a detailed PowerPoint to explain how and why we recycle materials. There are also differentiated worksheets to allow children to demonstrate understanding of the types of materials recycled and how the process happens; finally there is a worksheet to allow children to create a poster to remind everyone to recycle. This download includes:- Lesson plan- Lesson PowerPoint - 3 x differentiated worksheet- Answer sheet- Poster sheetThanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit .*****************************************************************************

#### Materials Big Lesson Bundle – Primary Science

Materials Big Lesson Bundle – Primary Science This download includes six complete lessons on materials. The lessons cover: how materials are made, identifying different materials, natural v. man-made materials, the properties of materials, recycling materials and the suitability of materials for purpose. Each lesson includes a detailed PowerPoint to explain the lesson, complete lesson plan and differentiated worksheets to allow children to demonstrate understanding of the lessons. These lessons are also all available separately.Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

#### Easter Bundle

A collection of resources that could be used as part of Easter activities. This bundle will be added to over time.

#### Year 2 SATs comprehension - rainforest animals

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of 'what,' 'where,' and 'who' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. This comprehension is all about rainforest animals. I hope you find it useful.PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

#### Big Rainforest Lessons Bundle

Big Rainforest Lessons Bundle All My Rainforest Lessons in One Big Bundle! This download includes 11 of my complete lessons on the rainforest. There are detailed PowerPoints for each lesson with differentiated activities and engaging starters to explain several elements of the rainforest, including climate change, animal adaptions, physical locations and more. Thanks for looking  Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here. ***************************************************************************** Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit . *****************************************************************************

#### Endangered and Extinct Animals of the Rainforest - Complete Lesson

Endangered and Extinct Animals of the Rainforest - Complete Lesson Complete Lesson on the Endangered and Extinct Animals of the RainforestThis download includes a complete lesson on endangered and extinct animals and the reasons for their endangerment. There are starter activities and there is a detailed PowerPoint to explain endangerment and extinction. The children will then write instructions to demonstrate their understanding and give their writing purpose. Everything needed for the lesson is included in this download. This download includes:- Full and detailed lesson plan- Complete lesson PowerPoint - Starter activity- Instruction cloze sheets - Success criteria Thanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit .*****************************************************************************

#### The Rainforest - Animals Fact Sheets

Fact sheets - for reading activities and independent researchA5 fact sheets (A4 folded in half, back to back and suggest laminating) with clear information about each animal - for a Reading Corner, Topic Board or Writing Corner

#### Science Week Bundle Of Teaching Resources

I have collected together some of my most popular science related presentations and teaching ideas and offer them to teachers at a greatly reduced price to celebrate Science Week.