Monthly Archives: January 2015

Intrepid Rainforest Explorers!

On Monday 12th January the intrepid explorers in Year 2 ventured out to visit the Living Rainforest in Newbury to learn about some “Amazing Adaptations”! Here are some of the interesting facts we found out. Did you know that ….

A banana leaf has a gutter vein and split veins so that it can survive in all of the wind and rain.

A Pitcher plant eats flies. The flies are attracted to the nice smell but then get trapped inside. The umbrella keeps the rain out!

A sloth has no energy and does everything very slowly as it only eats leaves. It does everything upside down apart from go to the toilet! Even the fur grows upside down.

A salmon pink bird eating tarantula does not spin a web, instead it spins and lays trip wires.

An agouti is the only animal to bite through a husk to get the Brazil nuts out. It has iron in its teeth and they are orange!

All of Year 2 have written information pages about our trip if you want to find out more! It was a great day and certainly a good time was had by all!

Exploring Hawks!

Exploring Hawks!

Can you see how the banana leaf has split?

Can you see how the banana leaf has split?

Where in the world are these rainforests?

Where in the world are these rainforests?

Rainforest Trip (63)

Finding out about the climate in rainforests – HOT, HOT, HOT and WET, WET, WET!

What a great day we all have had!

What a great day we all have had!

Plants provide us with lots of medicines.

Plants provide us with lots of medicines.

Trekking on the Amazon trail ......

Trekking on the Amazon trail ……

We loved all of the information on sloths.

We loved all of the information on sloths.