Today, Class 5 visited Tropical World to learn about the tropical rainforest and compare it to our native woodland.
First, we visited Tropical World and spotted lots of interesting plants and animals some from the rainforest and others from the desert. The cute and inquisitive meerkats were a favourite!
After lunch we had a lesson in the native woodland in Roundhay Park. We identified the trees in the area using their leaves and talked about the biodiversity in our native woodland compared to that in a tropical rainforest. We also measured the height of an oak tree in the native woodland of Roundhay Park using a triangle method. We learnt about how trees in the rainforest can grow much taller and have larger waxy leaves with drip tips. One of the children dressed up as a rainforest animal and we talked about the animal's adaptations. Can you guess which animal she is impersonating?