♻️ 🌍 Earth Day 🌎 ♻️
Every year we celebrate Earth Day on the 22nd April and this year the theme was ‘Restore our Earth.’
We read a fantastic story called ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’ by Sarah Roberts. Stanley was a plastic bag and we followed Stanley on his journey through the ocean. We learnt about the potential damage that plastic bags and other single use plastic can cause to the marine life in our oceans. We created a class pledge to choose four important things we could work on as a class to help minimise our impact and care for the environment.
💦 🌎 World Water Day - 22nd March 🌎 💦
We celebrated World Water Day today by listening to a number of videos and songs that explained the importance of water in a fun and interactive way. Miss Vaughan shared a PowerPoint with us that looked at the many ways we use water each and every day. We also discussed how lucky we are to have water that is easily accessible compared to many others in the world. Our focused activity was based on how we can save water and we are going to try very hard to implement some of these ideas at home! 😊 🚿 🚰
❄️ Winter Workshops ❄️
We were treated to a fantastic outdoor workshop delivered by Liz Farnan this week on biodiversity and how our local wildlife prepares for the Winter months. Liz is an environmental educator and shared her wealth of knowledge of local wildlife with the children. We listened to a lovely story called, ‘Winter Song’ which was about different birds and how they might migrate for the Winter or stay at home and need us to provide food for them. We hung bird feeders in our trees in school and have been having great fun watching out for the different birds who have been visiting. We have spotted some Pied Wagtails, Starlings and Magpies. We also looked at the various plants and trees in our Eco Garden and used leaves and twigs to make Christmas tree decorations for our tree. We finished our session by playing some games pretending to be animals that hibernate and birds foraging in the Winter.
🤩 All About Me 🤩
We worked with our parents to complete these fact cards and shared them with our classmates. We were able to stand in front of our classmates and tell them our favourite foods, colours and things to do. We finished this activity by comparing our similarities and differences. It was a great activity for us to get to know each other better 😊
💭 Building a Hill for Jack and Jill 💭
Jack and Jill needed to fetch their pail of water but needed some help to build the hill for them to climb. We had a set of cups and our challenge was to build a tall hill that could stand on it’s own. We had great fun with this activity and there was a lot of team work and problem solving skills involved. We discovered that our hill would fall over if we built it by putting one cup on top of the other. There was a lot of discussion that went on during this activity and we worked as a team to solve the problems we discovered e.g. why did our cups fall? How could we balance them?
⚽️ Burns Soccer ⚽️
This week we worked hard on our listening skills and our ability to follow instructions. We started with some work on spatial awareness and dribbling. Then we moved on to practising our shooting skills. We were great team mates and showed fantastic support for our friends when it was their turn to shoot. 👏🏻
🌷 WALT: explore and identify the parts of a flower 🌷
We took some time to explore our Eco Garden to observe and discuss the flowers that we could see. We talked about how they looked and what they smelled like. Then we took some photographs and brought them into the classroom to draw and discuss. On the interactive whiteboard we labelled the different parts of a flower and Miss Vaughan was very impressed with how much we knew already 🌟 Finally we worked with our partner to build a flower and name the different parts.