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Our next topic is all about rainforests. Use the links below to gather some research or try one of the activities we have provided.

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Can you research information about rainforests and create a PowerPoint presentation (if you have access to a computer at home). If not, can you create a fact file on your favourite rainforest animal or even create a list of fascinating facts or did you know questions about the rainforest - draw pictures and make it colourful. 

Rainforest Art

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Henri Rousseau 1844 - 1910

  • Born in France.
  • Never had any art lessons.
  • Never visited the jungle!
  • Painted house plants and wild flowers for his jungle paintings and often looked at pictures in books.
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What animals can you see?


  • He used very simple colours.
  • He had very clear outlines.
  • He filled jungle paintings with animals in the foreground and lush green plants in the background. 
  • He painted leaves and grass piece by piece.
  • He often painted huge over-sized flowers. 


Can you recreate one of Rousseau’s paintings?

Superbia Perseverantia et Passionem Pride, Perseverance and Passion