Environment Week 2017

Before the holidays, we were learning about how to look after the environment and in particular, our school environment.

We moved around the different classrooms and this is what we learnt…

In Pearl class, we used the secret garden to investigate if it would be a suitable habitat for birds to make their nests with and found lots of litter that we needed to remove.

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In Ruby class, we used the PlayPod to sort big materials into the correct categories.

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In Jet class, we learnt about recycling and sorted materials into ones that can be reused and those that can’t before decorating our recycling bin.

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In Topaz class, we made bird feeders that we are going to put up in the secret garden to encourage birds to come and visit, maybe even nest!

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How to continue the learning at home:

  • Look at what you throw away at home – can any of it be recycled?
  • Pick up any litter that you see on the ground and put it in the bin.
  • Click here to help Barnaby Bear to sort materials into the right categories.
  • Click here for more help and advice to learn how to recycle.
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Living, Non-Living or Once Living…?

Our Science topic is all about animals and their habitats so we went to explore the secret garden to see if we could find different objects that we could sort.

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Once we had collected our objects, we came back into the classroom to sort the objects into living, non-living and once living objects.

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We know that all living things can:

Move

Respire (Breathe)

Sensitivity (Using senses – taste, touch, see, hear and smell) 

Grow

Reproduce (Having babies)

Excretion (Go to the toilet) 

Nutrition (Eat and drink)

Look at the first letters of each of those words above. What do they spell out? 

We also found some interesting plants in the secret garden. Do you know the names of any of these plants? How can you find out the names of these plants?

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