Hello Everyone

 

How are you? I’m hoping you all are well and keeping safe. I posting this blog a little earlier this week because I wanted to let you know about a special day coming up!

Did you know that this week it is World Ocean Day on Monday 8th June?

World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8 every year to create awareness about the need to protect oceans. The aim is for people to get together to start creating a better future and protect our oceans.

I thought this would be a fantastic opportunity for you to do some project work on this all week not just on Monday 8th!

Why do we celebrate World Oceans Day?

There is a multitude of reasons why World Ocean Day is an important event to celebrate. Here are just some of them:

  • The ocean generates a lot of the oxygen we breathe.
  • It provides food around the world.
  • It regulates the climate.
  • It gives work opportunities to thousands of people.
  • Is home to trillions of fish and sea creatures.

The official website for this is https://worldoceanday.school

There is so many great resources on here for you to look at. First of all there are some great videos and live lessons.

There are stories and art/craft ideas such as HOW TO MAKE A RAIN GAUGE AND WHY!

The main aim of the website is to show you how wonderful the ocean is and how you can do your best to show others how we can look after it.

 

Maybe you could ....

Design a poster about World Ocean Day

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/cfe2-t-2545570-world-ocean-day-design-a-poster-activity-sheet

 

You could find out more information and complete a reading comprehension

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/world-oceans-day-differentiated-reading-comprehension-ages-9-11-t2-e-5256

Watch Newsround to find out more fascinating facts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/world-oceans-day

There are lots of quiz’s to test your ocean knowledge such as ‘Are you a fish fin-atic?’

There are great videos to watch showing creatures that live deep under the sea.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/44416808

 

World Ocean Day got me thinking if I knew any great books to do with going to the beach.

Flotsam is one of my favourite books. I read it every year to my class and we love looking at the beautiful detailed pictures.

 

It’s all about a boy who goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam-anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share . . . and to keep.

You can listen to it and look at the pictures if you follow this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MTKWnxzqvM

There are so many things you can do with this book.

  • You could design your very own sea creature
  • You could write the story using fronted adverbials and if you are in Year 5 you could add a relative clause.
  • You could copy the amazing pictures and practise your sketching.
  • You could find out about the nearest beach to you and design a poster about keeping it clean.

I hope you enjoy finding out about World Ocean Day and I can’t wait to see what you have done. Please put on twitter or email the school with your work.

I love seeing the amazing things you put on twitter and I must say a huge congratulations to Alannah on winning the St Antonys craft competition, your cake looked delicious! The bird seed holder you made was fantastic too and a great way of looking after nature. 

 

Take care everyone and see you soon

Mrs Atherton, Mrs Jackson and Mrs Barlow