May 13th - Environment learning

Date: 13th May 2019 @ 11:04am

Hello everyone,

Well, the summer term already seems to be flying by and the class are really involved in their topic of the Rainforests. Last week we looked at the different tribes that live in the Amazon and explored how they use the nature around them to their advantage. We were all surprised to learn that one tribe in particular have cleared trees in the rainforest in order to raise cattle which they then sell to McDonalds! This week we will be comparing the lives of children raised in tribes to children in this country, and then start to look at the threats to the rainforest and ultimately the implications for our planet. 

Our Science topic links in very well with nature too as we have been exploring the functions of each part of a plant. Last week we had a go at an experiment with celery and food colouring in order to show how the stem of a plant transports water to the leaves.

We ended our work in English on Varmints on Friday by writing a 'losing tale' also based on the theme of the environment, and how the sounds and sights of the countryside were taken away by the construction of buildings and pollution of the traffic. 

Finally, we have been talking to all the children in the school about the threats posed to the ocean by our overuse and over-reliance on plastics, and all the class made a pledge to try and reduce the amount of disposable (or single use) plastic that we bring into school. I hope the children have shared their ideas with you!

Have a great week!

Mr Cotton

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