April 23, 2018 admin

23rd – 27th April

It’s all about looking after our earth this week in The Children’s House!! After a great week last week learning all about the farm, this week we will be focusing on care of the environment and our earth, through educating ourselves on the importance of using less plastic, recycling and reusing, and not littering. We will be looking at familiar objects that the children might see in their own homes and discussing how they can recycle or reuse them, e.g. a shoebox could store small toys, or be made into a puppet theatre, and later in the week we will be doing a geography lesson on land, air & water, as well as doing recycling arts & crafts!

Finally, we will also carry out an experiment using celery in jars of coloured water, which demonstrates how plants absorb water through osmosis up through their stems and leaves; just like people have veins which makes our blood flow through our bodies, plants have veins (tubes called xylems) that water flows through. This water travels to all parts of the plant and is used during photosynthesis to make food for the plant, which is why it is so important to remember to water our plants!!

Reduce, reuse, recycle (tune of The More We Get Together)

Reduce, reuse, recycle, recycle, recycle,
Reduce, reuse, recycle,
It’s easy to do.
For your world is my world,
And my world is your world,
Reduce, reuse, recycle,
It’s easy to do!