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Published Wednesday, February 08, 2012.
Last updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

For our next theme we will be learning all about the rainforests. A great theme full of colour, smells (?) and current world issues. For tonight’s home learning I would like you to prepare yourselves by looking at these websites (or any books you have at home) and finding out about rainforests around the world.

By Friday please make comment at the end of this post that includes:

Three key questions that you would like to explore. We can use these to lead our learning in class. These questions need to be ‘meaty’ questions, on which we would need to research, think and reflect lots to answer. For example (about rivers).....

Which are the ten longest rivers in the world? (not meaty)

How do rivers affect human lives? (meaty)

And .....three activities that you would like included in the Rainforest Home Learning matrix which we will begin after residential.

Please also include any useful links to rainforest learning you have found.

If you do not have computer or internet access please complete this in your general work books.

Comment By Divyansh 5B 


Why are people cutting down trees?

Can the rainforests be save or is it too late?

What exactly is endangering the rainforests?



origami and painting with water color pencil

Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Comment By Callum 5B 

Three questions I would like to explore:
1. How do rainforests create their own rain?
2. What is the difference between a jungle and a rainforest?
3. Who lives in the rainforest?
Three matrix activities ideas:
1. Make a diorama of a rainforest.
2. Make a poster explaining the layers of a rainforest.
3. Make a survival kit (backpack) for trekking in the rainforest.

Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Comment By Fai 

1. Which medicines have been found in the rainforest?
2. What would happen to the world if the rainforest was gone?
3. Who still lives in the rainforest today and how do they survive?

1. Create a trible mask and jewelry
2. Research a charity trying to save the rainforest and create a poster advertising them.
3. Create a tesselating pattern picture of endanger animals from the rainforest.
4. make up a game related to the rainforest
5. Write a poem about saving the rainforest.
6.cook a dish using only ingredient s found in a rainforest and share it with the class as a treat.
7. Create a model of the rainforest

Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Comment By lyla normand 

1. How do tribes who live in the rainforest use the rainforest's resources to stay alive?

2. How many new species of animals have been discovered in the rainforest's for the last 1 year?

3. How will the weather change if humans keep cutting down the trees of the rainforest's

1. Create a 3D module of the rainforest

2. Create a pop up book of the rainforest

3. Write a poem based on the rainforest

Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Comment By Isaure Echivard 

Why do peolpe cut down rainforests ?
Why is there so much type of animals in rainforests ?
Why is there two different type of animal in rainforests ?

Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Comment By Shumanyee 

What is the tallest tree in the rain forest and how tall is ti?
What types of animals can you usually find in the rain forest?
Is there any prehistorical man in the forest?

Make a mini rain forest that fits in a shoebox.
Make a poster about the rain forest.
Make a popup book all about the rain forest.
Make puzzles about the rain forest E.G= glossary, word search.

Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Comment By Arin Smutharaks 

How can we save rain forests?

Why cut down trees?

Why is extinction so bad?

Create a poster to pursue people to stop global warming

invent wearable object to stop people global warming

make a timeline of animals that have become or are becoming extinct from deforestation.

Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Comment By Nimit 5B 

1. Why are Rainforests so important?

2. How does deforestation effect us?

3. How can we stop\reduce deforestation?

Published on Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Comment By Fai

Published on Thursday, November 22, 2012
Comment By Paul 

Question 1: Does the deforest station effect the human being?
Question 2: What type of animals or creatures live in the rainforest ?
Question 3: is the rainforest suitable for human to live in?

Can I design and create a poster about the rainforest?
Can I create a pop up book or regular book about the rainforest?
Can I write a 100 words story about the Amazon rainforest?

Published on Thursday, November 22, 2012
Comment By Premika 

How can we help to save the rainforest?

What does rainforest produces?

Why do we need to take care of the rainforest?

Published on Thursday, November 22, 2012
Comment By Mark 6F 

Hi Mr Ben I clearly remember this project and I had lots of fun. I hope your class with have the same experience that I did!

Published on Thursday, November 22, 2012
Comment By Mint 

Draw a picture of the rainforest

make a rainforest diorama

make a pop up book

what will happen if the rainforest did not exist?

why is the rainforest important to us?

does deforestation have any affect on global warming and natural disasters?

Published on Thursday, November 22, 2012
Comment By Ethan  


The three activities that i would like to do are:
1. facts and information about Khao Yai (plantation, animals)
2. 100-word description writing (senses) of Khao Yai
3.a poster to stop deforestation or a leaflet about deforestation.


1. In the future, will the Amazon still survive?

2. Are there any trees above the emergent now waiting to be discovered?

3. Will the Amazon river ever stop flowing?

Recommended website:

Published on Friday, November 23, 2012


Published Tuesday, February 21, 2012.
Last updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Here is the grid.....

Important information below. Good luck and have fun!!

The project starts on Wednesday 22nd February. All Rainforest learning is due in on Friday 30th March. This is six home learning weeks in total. You need to earn a minimum of 60 raindrops. The amount of raindrops earned is shown after each task. Please keep talking to your teacher about how you are doing. It is a good idea to start with some smaller tasks and to get some points earned before starting on the bigger projects. As always, if you have your own ideas, check them with your teacher, the options on this grid are not the only ones. Good luck and have fun!

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Sentence Home Learning 7.2.12

Published Tuesday, February 07, 2012.
Last updated: Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Due 9.2.11

What is a complex sentence? A sentence with a main clause and a subordinate clause. Complex sentences are the key to adding meaning to your writing. We slowed down as soon as we saw the python on the side of the road. I have joined the two clauses together with a connective. The subbordinate clause is in italics.

I could have put the connective and the subordinate clause first e.g. As soon as we saw the python, we slowed down. I need to put a coma after the subordinate clause if it is first.

Same again...

I have a good time whenever I go away with my friends.

Whenever I go away with my friends, I have a good time.

Below is a list of ten simple sentences. Have a go at adding a subordinate clause to each sentence. Connect the two clauses with a connective. scroll down for a list of useful connectives. Play around with where you put the subordinate clause, before or after the simple sentence.  Be adventurous, don’t just use because all the time!

  1. I was looking forward to residential.
  2. The rainforest is beautiful.
  3. We saw lots of animals.
  4. The talent  show was good fun.
  5. Pythons are beautiful creatures.
  6. We planted trees.
  7. The tiger roared.
  8. The snake slithered along the ground.
  9. It was cold in the morning. 
  10. I got home.

Optional Extra

Make up ten more Khao Yai/rainforest themed complex sentences and link the clauses together with a connective.


as soon as













even though






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