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Environment Week and Global Citizenship Week

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Environment Week and Global Citizenship Week

Throughout the year we have different themed weeks all through school. The last two weeks have been Environment Week and Global Citizenship Week. In nursery we have been thinking about how we can help to look after our environment. Outside we learnt about water and used the guttering to transport water then made puddles and watched it evaporate. We thought about how important water was to us and why we needed it.

Then we thought about recycling. There were lots of things getting thrown away in nursery that we could have used for something else! After lunch we saved and washed out our containers and also looked for things that could be recycled throughout school and sorted materials.

After our muddy puddle walk lots of the children were interested in how they could help others. We decided to donate our old toys to the local charity shop and went on a mini-trip to take them up.

Click on our video below to see what we got up to…

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How to build a giant robot

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How to build a giant robot

 

Last week was Environment Week so we decided to build a giant recycled robot!

First Miss Hulme and Miss Parker went to the Scrap Store to collect lots of bits and bobs to create our robot. If you have never been it is full of great ‘junk’. Check it out here.

Then we thought about how we wanted our robot to look and drew our designs…

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Next we got out the clear mannequin torso from the Scrap Store and filled it with bits of rubbish to be the robots insides. We used things that would have normally been thrown away like broken lids and bits of flooring. We had to think about the size of what we were putting in to fill the robot.

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Then we made his body. We added a plastic tub head and screwed tins together to be arms.

The legs were tricky, after trying cones and wire reels we decided on old plastic boxes that were going to be thrown away. We wanted our robot to live outside so we had to think about how to keep it waterproof.

The children added their own personal touches like sunglasses and a necklace…

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Finally we decided it should be silver so Miss Hulme sprayed it. Look closely at his stomach and you should still be able to see his insides!

Here is our finished robot, what do you think?

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Environment Week

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We have had a very busy week this week at school, it has been environment week.

We have been learning all about how to look after our planet.

First we we read the story of the Lorax by Dr Seuss, we thought about how we would like our environment to look and how we could keep it looking that way.

We learnt about recycling. We had lots of rubbish in our classroom to search through and sort out.

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Then we had a competition. We used empty containers to try and design something useful for our classroom. We made containers to wash our brushes in, pencil pots and book holders.

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We thought about other ways we could look after the world such as; turning off lights and technology to save electricity, shutting doors to save heat, turning off taps to save water, reusing our drink bottles, fixing broken things instead of throwing them away and saving the pips and seeds from our snack to grow new fruit and vegetables.

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We thought about what might happen if we don’t look after our planet. We looked at what happens to the water when there is rubbish in it. We compared clean water to water with rubbish in. The water with rubbish in turned a dark colour and smelt horrible! We thought about what we could do to keep the water clean for the animals that live in it.

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At group time we walked into the room and there was rubbish everywhere! We had to sort it all out into things made of metal, plastic and paper. We used magnets to help us decide if things were made of metal. We felt the materials to see if they were made of plastic or paper.

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Then we made a movie about how we could look after the world!

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Come back soon to see our movie!