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Looking after Nelson

Our core text this half term is ‘Tidy’ by Emily Gravett.

 

 

This half term we will be considering the impact of human actions on the world around us - with a particular focus on litter and how we can help to keep Nelson tidy.

For our first week of learning in English, we looked at the poem 'What is Pink?' by the poet Christina Rossetti. 

 

 

This inspired us to write and perform our own wonderful poems all about different colours and what they remind us of. 

In DT we have designed, made and evaluated our own bird feeders using recycled materials. First looked at a range of bird feeders already available and discussed their strength and whether it would be easy for birds to reach the food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We then designed our bird feeders and labeled our drawings with the materials we needed.

After that we made our bird feeders in Forest School and evaluated our finished product to decide what we had done well and what we might do differently next time. 

In art we are learning about the life and work of environmentalist Rodrigo McCoubrey who makes beautiful sculptures from 100% recycled materials.

 

We looked closely at one of Rodrigo's sculptures and carefully practised drawing the lines and shapes we could see.

As part of our World Book Day celebrations we have enjoyed a theatre workshop with Seren from West End in Schools. We performed the story of The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl.

During our recent walk around Nelson, we were shocked at the amount of litter we found around our local area. We decided to take action and worked together to pick up as much litter as we could to make the streets around our school tidier for everyone. Once we returned to school we discussed the different materials of the litter we collected and researched whether they could be recycled as part of our Science learning. 

In History we have been researching the life and achievements of biologist and author Sir David Attenborough. 

In Art we have been exploring the colours used in Rodrigo’s artwork and recreated the colours using a variety of media. We then explored different recycled materials and cut out shapes from different materials before creating a fish in the style of Rodrigo using different materials/ collage skills.

 

Throughout this unit of learning the children have shown a wonderful understanding of the implications of human  actions on our local area and the wider world and have taken action to tidy up and look after our beautiful town of Nelson. Have a look at the amazing outcomes achieved below. Well done children, we are so proud of you!  

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