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Mapping Skills


As part of our topic on South America, we learned the countries of South America and using Atlases, were able to locate the countries and their capital cities. We also were able to locate the Amazon River, the Amazon Rainforest, the Andes (being the world's longest mountain range) and the Equator.


Furthermore, we learned latitude and longitude and were able to find and locate the latitude and longitude co-ordinates of many countries.


Maisie: "It was great fun being able to work on our own using just an atlas to locate and find the co-ordinates of the countries, capitals and main physical features of South America. The giant globe was such fun to use too!"



Biomes and Vegetation Belts


We will use our knowledge that we learned about South America to deepen our understanding of the 'Forest Biome'. We will draw a cross section of the Rainforest, label it and gain an understanding of what each layer is like. We will be asked challenging questions to compare this sub-type of the Forest Biome to that of the other sub-type, which is; Temperate Forest. The UK is within this Biome.