We had a fantastic incursion on Friday with a special guest from REmida. REmida is an organisation in Perth that collects interesting bits and pieces from a range of companies, for children and adults to reuse and up-cycle!
Our incursion celebrated some of the things we have been learning about in our Sustainability unit!
We are helping the environment by reusing waste instead of creating landfill.
We each created our very own ‘junk bug’ with a range of many interesting and unusual objects at our disposal. Our thinking skills were put to the test when we discovered that we had no glue or sticky tape to use! We had to twist, hammer, tie, sew and drill our creations together.
We had a very creative morning and loved checking out each others cute little junk bugs!
A big thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers who we think enjoyed our incursion just as much as we did!
We are enjoying our unit on Sustainability, learning new information everyday!
Over the last few weeks we have spent time discussing how we can work together to leave a small footprint on the Earth’s surface so that our resources will continue for our children’s children.
Here our some of our ideas…
Avoid oil spills in the sea – Amber
Don’t pile your rubbish up into a massive heap – Reece
Don’t throw things in the sea because the creatures will die – Joshua
Recycle bottles, tin cans, paper and plastic – Ruby
Don’t throw your rubbish on the floor – Thea
Don’t throw rubbish out of the car – Ethan
Turn the lights off – Alexander
Use sunlight instead of turning on the lights – Roman
Don’t leave the tap running – Sophie Wheat
We have created an amazing piece of art to showcase our individual ideas. We used different shades of blue to depict the oceans and used painted newspaper scrunched up to show the land. We even attached a photo of our foot to show others how important it is to tip toe on our world!
Recycling is a great way to help look after the environment. We have collected many different recyclable bits and pieces from home and have brought them into school. As a class we worked together to sort our ‘rubbish’ into recyclable categories such as paper, plastic, fabric and cardboard. We are planning to continue recycling these objects very soon with a creative activity in the works…stay tuned!
We enjoyed reading a great story about a Recycling Superhero called Michael Recycle! We used this story to discuss the elements of a narrative – characters, setting and plot. We created a character portrait of Michael Recycle and surrounded him with adjectives!
We are learning just how important it is to look after our wonderful world.
What have you done today to leave a small footprint on the Earth?
A copy has been sent home with your child today.
Please return the completed grids to school on Friday 12 June.
Click here: Year 1 Purposeful Practice Term 2 Week 7-8
This fun filled fortnight, we have learnt about some of the sensational animals that are distinctive to Asia and the Philippines in particular.
We were surprised to discover some beautiful animals such as the Philippines eagle is critically endangered and in need of care in sanctuaries and zoos in the Philippines in order for the species to survive extinction.
We talked about the importance of conservation and deforestation and the beauty of the tropical climate in the Philippines.