ADOPTING A JAGUAR
As part of our Science lesson, we researched endangered animals and what we can do to help them. We were so shocked at the man-made dangers to these wonderful animals, that we decided we needed to do something to help. So, we went on the WWF website and adopted one of these endangered species. We had a class vote and all agreed upon adopting a Jaguar. These animals are facing endangerment every day; with their habitat (Amazon rainforest) being deforested every minute (3 football pitch sizes of which) and hunters poaching for paws, teeth and other parts, etc.
We were thrilled to have been able to make a difference by adopting these animals, which will provide WWF with the resources and support to be able to put an end to all of this.
We will continue to help endangered species by doing regular research and raising awareness of the dangers.
Well done Year 4, you have done something really special!
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Today we celebrated Mental Health Awareness day, although it is tomorrow. We spent time discussing our differences and similarities and how important it is to look after ourselves (as well as reaching out to others) by taking time out to be mindful. We then took a few minutes to draw our happy places (parks, beaches, forests, etc.) to some relaxing music, which was a lovely way to start our day. We will be following a Mindfulness Calendar for the next 2 weeks as to make sure we are taking time to be mindful.
Here are some photos of what we got up to:
Today was our second Ukulele lesson using the ukuleles. We learnt what each string was called and then practised plucking each one by playing different songs.
Here are some photos of us in action:
As part of our focus on 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' in English, we are going to be writing our own instructions on how to make a firework. In order to do this, we needed to make our own fireworks! Today, we used recycled materials to construct our own fireworks whilst writing down the steps we took in which to make them. Tomorrow, we will be using this information to plan our instructional writing.
"He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers." Exodus 35:35