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Monday 11th May 2020 - Friday 15th May 2020

KQ: Why are forests different?


Whilst the most popular and thought of forests are the tropical rainforests like the Amazon, there are a variety of forests throughout the world that vary in size and looks depending on the climate. 


In the UK, the types of forest we have are called 'temperate deciduous forest'. This is because the UK has a temperate climate (four distinct seasons a year and a mild temperature) and the native trees are deciduous (this means they shed their leaves every year). One such forest is found in Nottinghamshire and is named Sherwood Forest where the legend of Robin Hood and his merry men is set. 


Today's task is to compare the Amazon rainforest with Sherwood Forest. What differences and similarities are there? Take a look through the PowerPoint and the forest fact sheets then complete the table in your book. 



Using you knowledge of the forests and climates, which of the two forests would you prefer to live in and why?