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Re Homework Ks3 Geography

Homework in Religious Education

Key Stage 3

This is set once a week.  It may take the form of completing classwork, preparing for the next lesson, research on a given topic and learning for a test or timed essay.  All students are expected to produce a high standard of both classwork and homework.

Key Stage 4

Homework is set weekly.  It may take the form of completing classwork, preparing for the next lesson, researching a given topic, and learning for a test or timed essay.  All students are expected to produce a high standard of work.  Homework and classwork are marked using a common marking policy and comments are made as appropriate.  These are supportive and aimed at increasing the confidence of students.  At the end of each unit of work, students are given the opportunity to reflect on their performance and areas where greater help or application are needed.

Key Stage 5

Students are set weekly assignments.  At the end of each topic students will sit a written examination.  Homework is marked using a common marking policy and comments are made as appropriate.  These are supportive and aimed at increasing the confidence and progression of students.

 

 

Layers of the forest

Forest floor

  • Very little light reaches the forest floor (2%) - so plants grow slowly.
  • The ground is covered in fallen leaves, rotting branches and twigs and a network of shallow roots.
  • When a tree falls, light is able to get in. This encourages young plants to grow fast. They compete for the extra light and soon fill the gap.

Jaguars, leopards, tigers, elephants and gorillas are found in different rainforests around the world. Lots of insects live here.

Understory

  • Low light conditions (2-15%).
  • Quite open - there is only dense vegetation along rivers and in openings where light gets in.
  • Plants adapted to low light grow here.

Birds, butterflies, frogs, snakes and lots of insects live here.

Canopy

  • The second highest layer - 30-45 metres.
  • The crowns of the trees knit together to form a dense canopy.
  • The canopy blocks out the sun from lower layers and intercepts (catches) rainfall.
  • It contains the most plant species.

Birds, monkeys, frogs, sloths, lizards, snakes and many insects live here. This layer contains the most animal species. Some creatures never go to the forest floor.

The emergent layer

  • The tallest layer - over 40 metres.
  • Contains only a few tall trees which grow taller than the trees of the canopy.
  • The plants are made for living in dry conditions because it’s very sunny.
  • They have small, waxy leaves to prevent them drying out.

Eagles, butterflies, small monkeys and bats all live here.