Every year in school we have an Environment Week. This year has been no different except this year we were having so much fun learning about our environment and how to make sure we look after our planet we had an Environment Fortnight.
We started off by learning what is our environment and why we want a nice environment not a horrible one.
We read books to help us understand about the environment. Can you believe Litterbug Doug even came to our classroom!?!?! He made such a mess which we had to sort out. It turned out to all be a big trick though to help us realise how much we like our classroom being tidy and neat.
We had lots of activities in our classroom where we got to turn old things into new and recycle them. Can you tell what our faces and robots are made from?
We also made a huge robot outside with Miss Hulme as a shared Foundation Stage project. Isn’t it amazing? We made these projects with materials from the local Scrapstore in Sheffield.
While we were reading a Charlie and Lola story about saving the planet we had another idea. We decided we wanted to make paper! Miss Parker found some instructions and we gave it go. Miss Deighton is busy making it into a Learning Story so when its finished we’ll make sure you can get to see it and find out how paper making turned out.
We also decided that we wanted to use the film Wall-E to find out more about saving the environment and planet. You can see all of our learning here in the Floor Book.
After our outdoor robot and watching Wall-E, we were inspired to make some robots of our own in the classroom. You can see these on our individual displays in the classroom.
And we’re not finished yet…… Michael and his friends started making a Wall-E in the workshop and are currently waiting for the paper mache to dry. We’ll have to see how it turns out after the Spring Bank Break.
What have we been learning?
- Why we need to take care of our environment.
- What makes a nice environment.
- What we can make from rubbish to make it even better.
- To sort materials and recycle them.
- That a film can teach us important things about the environment.
- Why plants are so important to our planet.
- To build robots using a variety of different materials.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Recycle materials at home using the blue bin and blue box. Ask your child to help you sort the rubbish.
- Encourage children to turn the lights and other electrical equipment off as they leave rooms to save energy. Talk about why this is important.
- Buy a plant and let your child look after it at home by watering it regularly.