King's St Alban's

12 June

World Ocean Day inspires Year 3

Year 3 celebrated World Oceans’ Day on Monday and continued with the theme throughout the week. The children have quickly become accustomed to remote learning and Mrs Atkinson has been very impressed with the way pupils have adapted to the new learning environment and the quality of work they are producing.

This week pupils have focused their attention on World Oceans’ Day by participating in a range of tasks. Some of which required patience and a growth mindset!  The week started with pupils either participating in the live online activities on the World Ocean Day Schools website or by undertaking a range of activities based on the importance of the oceans for our health.  Through various activities children were able to gain an insight into why oceans matter and how we can reduce, reuse and recycle plastic to keep our oceans healthy, in turn, keeping us healthy.

Tasks throughout the week included:

  • Costing up and designing their own 3A SeaLife Centre (with a budget of £10,000 to spend)
  • Creating posters or presentations about the importance of our oceans and ways in which we can reuse, reduce and recycle plastics
  • Designing a new logo to encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic
    Learning about the different layers within the ocean and finding out about the Mariana Trench
  • Producing a picture glossary of environmental vocabulary
  • Completing sea creature tangrams – Chinese geometric puzzles, which can be quite challenging!
  • Researching sea creatures from the UK and the rest of the world and presenting this in whatever way they wished
  • Various mindfulness, mediation and yoga activities based on a sea-theme
  • Art and craft activities such as making things from any plastic they had at home
  • They even had a go at recording themselves reciting some rather tricky sea-themed tongue twisters (which really made Mrs Atkinson giggle!)!

Mrs Atkinson was delighted by the way in which the children responded to the work and hopes to continue to spread the message about protecting our beautiful planet…  ‘Together, we can make a change’.

Well done Year 3!