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Love, Live and Learn

Y5 Geography

2019/2020

Autumn

In geography week this term, we have been learning about the Amazon Rainforest. We have used atlases and IPads to locate all 7 continents, specifically South America and have been able to identify the different rainforests across the world on the map. We also created fact files and posters on the city of Manaus and different rainforest animals. 

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Some of the interesting things we have learnt:

  • The Amazon Rainforest is located in South America with 60% in Brazil, 13% in Peru and 10% in Columbia.
  • Other countries have very small parts in their borders.
  • One of the biggest problems the Amazon Rainforest faces is deforestation.
  • We need trees to clean the carbon dioxide out of the air, and produce the oxygen we need to breathe.
  • Two ways we can help deforestation is by recycling and buying recycled products and by going paperless.


We as a school, are already taking steps to save our planet by reducing the paper we use.

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