Growing Success in Year Five

As part of our Rainforest topic work we have been finding out about the layers of the forest. To explore each layer we created a giant forest collage of our own. It was tricky work and we had to work together as a team to make sure we had all the coorrect parts required for each section. We soon realised that some people were better at different tasks and we arranged ourselves into a production line. The finished collage is on display in KS2.


All the plants in a rainforest are in competition with eachother. They are all trying to get the best sunlight.We have been growing sunflowers so that we can experiment with them. We want to find out if some plants actually grow more quickly when they have less sunlight. In a rainforest plants have adapted to grow very rapidly so that they can reach the sunlight in the higher layers. We are going to restrict the sunlight that some of our sunflowers get to see if it causes them to grow more quickly. What do you think might happen?