Steel Pan Workshop with Mr Arter.
Kingfishers enjoyed a wonderful session with Mr Arter learning about and playing the steel pans. They learnt that a steel pan is a musical instrument originating from Trinidad and Tobago, that steel pan musicians are called pannists. They learnt to play a piece of music and were able to showcase this in a special collective worship at the end of the school day.
We have been learning about how the plastic in the Ocean is effecting the sea-life.
They are not just being killed by plastic, but fish and other marine life are digesting it - this in turn effects many food chains.
This was the empty structure before the weaving of plastic and the filling started.
On Friday 7th June, World Ocean Day is coming to thousands of schools in the UK, and we are participating!
The day will be packed full of creative and informative ways to increase our connection to the ocean and the connection the ocean has to us everyday. There are two themes that we will explore “Connection to Water” and “Impact on the Ocean”, and the day will be tailored to the age of your child and the schedule for the day.
We will be following up at the end of the day with how to continue the learning journey for your child and the connection the ocean, for now all we ask is to send your child to school dressed in blue or even as their favourite sea creature!
Thanks for being a part of World Ocean Day for schools 2019!
“Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.”
In literacy, children have written some super animal poems. Animal Magic inspired and taught all of us lots of new facts about a range on animals. It was a great 'hands on' experience.
Kingfisher's have also written a narrative poem about a whale's journey from the North to the South Atlantic. On his travels, he encounters a lot of plastic and destruction caused by it. Consequently, the whale decides to become a plastic hoover machine, and hoover up all the plastic in the Atlantic Ocean to save any more sea-creatures from dying and also help reduce the plastic pollution.
Is plastic fantastic?
Or is plastic is drastically killing our Ocean Blue Planet?
Kingfisher Class are PI Investigators:
We are investigating plastic and looking at solutions to reduce, reuse and encourage recycling on our planet.
There are huge amounts of plastic in the world and it’s thought that around 12 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans every year.
That’s a full rubbish truck every minute!
45% of households recycling a week in the UK.
Can we encourage more households to recycle plastic or at least REDUCE their plastic waste weekly?
We hope so, watch this space for our ideas and our work to show the effects of plastic on our precious planet.
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A Christmas Poem by Kingfisher Class.
Christmas is a time for hugs and madness,
There is no time for sadness,
We will give lots of thanks for all we receive ,
We will try to sleep silently on Christmas Eve,
We will be helpful, thankful and active,
We know that no manners or no smiles is so unattractive.
We shall read (Ebook and books) together, play games together, and watch a film together,
Family time is the best time, wouldn't you agree?
Stockings are hung, the mince pies are ready,
Santa we hope your sleigh goes steadily,
We wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year.
We look forward to 2019, another year to shine.
We hope you get to school on time!