Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed the lovely sunshine at the beginning of the week. At least the plants would have enjoyed the rain at the end of the week!
On Friday 5th June it was World Environment Day. The United Nations promotes this day
World Environment Day is organised by the United Nations to raise awareness and action for the environment. We can be aware of our environment by using our five senses to appreciate what we have around us. Maybe we can listen to bird song as we wake up in the morning or during our walk to school. Sometimes we can sniff the smells of the environment, fresh mown grass, food smells, even the farm smells of natural fertiliser on the crops. We can taste the food which has been grown by us and for us. Perhaps we make lots of yummy recipes? We can see the colours of the flowers as they attract a host of insects to pollinate them. Our sense of touch lets us feel the texture of things; it is in the rough tree bark, a soft petal, velvety fur and a hug. Have a think about your five senses and how you can use them to appreciate the environment around you.
Why not help to cut down on waste and recycle by making a bottle composter. Here is a link that shows you how
These are challenging times, but we do have hope, love, each other and our ‘Wonderful World’...
Continuing our environmental theme, today it is ‘World Ocean Day’.
This international celebration raises awareness of the importance of our oceans. The oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface. The oceans are home to millions of Earth's plants and animals—from tiny single-celled organisms to the gargantuan blue whale the planet's largest living animal. Fish, octopuses, squid, eels, dolphins, and whales swim the open waters. While crabs, octopuses, starfish, oysters, and snails crawl and scoot along the ocean bottom.
We can help our oceans and beaches by recycling our waste especially the plastic we use. When you go to the beach, take your litter away with you.
How about exploring this website to find out more about the oceans. https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/home-is-good/save-the-ocean/
Here is a fishy math challenge. Can you create a seascape using numbers and patterns? How many legs will your octopus have, or your starfish? How many sharp teeth on your shark? Make a stripy patterned fish or a spotty one. How many spots? Roll one or two dice to tell you! Don’t forget to add shells, seaweed, and coral. Can you think of any more ideas for your picture?
Now, can you tell a story about your creation? Use your five senses to help you. What can you see? Maybe a gigantic whale or a sunken treasure ship. What can you touch? The soft swirling seaweed or the jagged jaw of a shark! What can you hear? The dolphins calling each other or the waves above you? What can you smell? Maybe you are a predator fish sniffing out your dinner! What can you taste? The salty water as it swirls around you.
When times are easier, and we can enjoy going to the seaside again. Look out to sea and remember the story you told about it.
Keep safe and well.
Mrs. Vasconcelos, Mrs. Loseby and Mrs. Adderley