Class 1 have been busy thinking about how we can care for our environment as part of our topic on ‘Glorious Gloucestershire’.
We studied the story ‘Dear Greenpeace’ by Simon James. In the story Emily believes she has found a whale in her pond and so writes to Greenpeace to ask advice about how she can look after him.
The reception children imagined they had found a dolphin in their pond and wrote their own letters to Greenpeace. The year 1 children wrote to the World Wildlife Fund to ask for information about an animal of their choosing and we have adopted a pod of bottlenose dolphins.
The Year 1s have also thought about how they can help insects to thrive around the school, in their design and technology lessons. They drew their own designs for a ‘Bug Hotel’ and used their ideas to make one, as a group. They thoroughly enjoyed their time in Mr Dougan’s beautiful garden, painting, sawing and hammering to assemble their hotel.
We would like to say a big thank you to Mr Dougan for all his help, supplying the materials and helping the children with their construction.
The finished hotel is fantastic and has pride of place in our outdoor area.