Following on from our Environment Week it was Global Citizenship Week in school. We wanted to continue our learning about Wall-e and what was good about our environment. However, we also needed to think about the things that we wanted compared to the things that need.
At first we all knew what we wanted but it was hard to think about what we might really need. We went on a walk around school to look for the different things we needed and wanted. Children commented on these as we walked round. We were starting to understand that although we wanted and liked toys and sweets we did not need them. We took lots of photos of the things we found and when we got back to the classroom sorted them out.
We decided that the things we needed kept us safe and alive. The things that we wanted might keep us happier but we didn’t need them.
To make us think about this a little bit more we returned to our thinking about Wall-e and when all the humans left Planet Earth. We thought about what we would take to a new planet with us if we had to leave Planet Earth.
We used the TASC wheel to work in groups and create something to show what we would take with us. Can you remember what we created?
A rainbow- because we need sun and rain on our new planet and when you get sunshine and rain you get a rainbow!
A garden- because we need plants to survive. They help us breathe good air and make food for us.
A tree- because the tree takes the bad things out the air and puts good air back.
A map-to show our new planet and what we would take with us.
An exercise bike- because we need to do lots of exercise to keep us fit and healthy (We talked about the humans in Wall-e who had got lazy and fat)
You can see all of our learning in the Floor Book.
What have we been learning?
- The difference between want and need.
- What keeps us safe in school and at home.
- What we could take to our new planet.
How can can you continue the learning at home?
- Talk about things at home that you need and want.
- Go for a walk round your house and talk about what keeps you safe.
- Make something else you would take to a new planet that you might need.