TOPIC - SCIENCE
As this weeks theme is Environments, you might want to have a go at some of the activities below. (Please don't feel you need to do everything, I just want to give plenty of options so that you can pursue aspects that interest your child.)
This week the Learning Project is titled: Environments.
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more
about the environment. Learning may focus on changes to different environments,
the impact of humans on environments, climate change etc.
Activities for you to choose from throughout the week:
Let us wonder
What is the weather like around the world? Which countries are most likely to have a
snowstorm, torrential rain, heatwaves etc…. Find out about natural disasters such as
forest fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and tornadoes. How is climate change influencing the weather and natural disasters?
Did you hear / see the storm last Tuesday night? How did it make you feel?
Let us create
Using recycled materials design and make a recycling mascot to spread
the word about the importance and need to recycle. Think about what it is
going to look like? Which materials are you going to use? How are you
going to join the materials together? Once completed, remember to
evaluate your mascot. What would you do differently next time? Which parts did you find the most challenging and why? Don’t forget to send us your photos.
Get into the garden and practise throwing and catching skills and keeping control of ball-based equipment like bats and balls.
See the PE section of the home learning page for more activities.
Time to Talk
Discuss environmental issues in the UK. Air pollution, climate change,
litter, waste, and soil contamination are all examples of human activity and
have had an impact in the UK. What are the global environmental issues?
Various processes that can be said to contribute to the global environmental
problems include pollution, global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain,
depletion of natural resources, overpopulation, waste disposal and
deforestation. These processes have a highly negative impact on our
environment. Decide as a family how you could ‘do your bit’ to look after your environment e.g. you could set up a recycling station in your home, Paper, plastics and glass.
Understanding Others and Appreciating Differences
Throughout our lives, culture and experience shapes worldviews. We have a much different understanding of the role of water in our lives than people in the Sahara Desert. The difference between the abundance and scarcity of water in each of these physical environments affects every aspect of their respective cultures, including the global perceptions they will carry with them throughout their lives. Think about food. How do you think people view food in the UK compared to those living in Ethiopia for example? Research a country where food and water are scarce. Find out about charities that help people in need, Red cross https://www.redcross.org.uk/ Christian Aid https://www.christianaid.org.uk/ Islamic Relief https://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/ or other charities that are significant to them.
Have a go at these Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and / or the lessons from Derby County Community Trust.