Today is ‘Oink’ Thursday!
I am looking forward to exploring this one – I wonder what it could be about?
Have farming fun!
The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature.
Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending us a message:
To care for ourselves we must care for nature.
It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices.
It’s time to build back better for People and Planet.
This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature.
Do something today to be kind to our environment and take care of our Earth.
World Environment Day (WED) is an international day of environmental awareness and action that happens on 5th June each year.
Started in 1974 by the United Nations, each year WED is hosted in a different country, with events focusing on a central theme. World Environment Day 2020 is being held in Colombia, with Biodiversity as the central theme.
Ever since its creation, the United Nations has emphasised that World Environment Day should be seen as the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth, whether that be something as small as picking up litter or planting a few flowers, or organising a more large-scale event in your local school or community like a clean-up campaign, a tree-planting drive, or a recycling drive.
Since 2020’s World Environment Day theme is biodiversity, you might wish to mark the occasion by doing something towards protecting the local biodiversity where you live.
Watch the video clip through this link
Here are some suggestions for fun, biodiversity-supporting World Environment Day activities:
Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without mother Earth but the planet can live without humans – Evo Moralis
Today is Welly Wednesday! Quite appropriate with the horrible rain that we have today!!
Let’s have a little look at what the students and adults of P7 have been up to since March 23rd, when the Coronavirus caused Lockdown in the UK.
Miss Lee has been hiding up trees and trying to remember what she used to do before Lockdown…
Mrs Devlin really does things in style. I wonder why there are no guests?
Mrs Howard has been doing cooking with her son Giles. We had a lovely day at Tynemouth beach once we were allowed to travel further away – my goodness, I had no idea my hair looked so awful. I cannot wait for hairdressers to reopen!!!
This young man looks like he is having far too much fun not having to go to school! Is that a Harry Potter?
As for this young man, it sounds like a structured day has really helped. School work in the mornings; hikes and time in the garden in the afternoons. It looks like cooking/eating have played a part too!
The theme for this family seems to have been all around spending time together as a family, which I know they have all really loved. They have taken walks out but also enjoying the sunshine in the garden.
Again, family time and I know that this P7-er has been really busy sorting out the pool. And the patio too, it looks like. What a good job, considering how sunny and hot it has been.
I have attached a wellbeing journal which is a lovely resource to track feelings, emotions, physical activity, healthy eating, sleep and more…. There are suggestions of activities as well as places to journal and record different things. Have a go – I am going to !!
Today is Tractor Tuesday so have fun with the resources for today learning about crops and farming.
Apologies but the powerpoints and video clips for primary and secondary are a little too large for our blog so I have put the website link below for you to cut and paste to get to these.
#tractor tuesday primary and secondary powerpoints:
The focus for today is ‘Monday Markets’
Attached is a self-guided powerpoint for you and your child to work through. You will need to think about your own ‘Monday’ activities, answer some questions and watch the video
Some support notes for adults to are in the links too – feel free to use whichever you think are most appropriate.
After a little break for half-term we are back focussing on noticing nature.
I hope that you have been enjoying the weekly mindful focus.
You will notice that with each week the ‘noticing’ extends to a longer period of time so make the most of the lovely weather we have and really notice the environment around you.
To help you with the wildlife survey suggestion I am going to be posting up a couple of spring and summer booklets over the next week as well as some surveys and scavenger hunts that you might like to take part in, all the time noticing detail of what you observe.
Today on my morning walk I noticed how dry and crunchy the leaves are on the trees and how dusty and hard the usually muddy tracks were.
Enjoy this weeks focus
With big friendliness