Good morning Year Three,
Hopefully I have your attention now, that monkey has nothing to do with today’s blog post but hopefully it made you smile.
For your Learning Projects this week the theme is ‘environments’ and this got me thinking about environments all over the world.
Some of you may have seen on the news that although we are living in difficult times at the moment there are some positive effects that can be observed. Many places all over the world have seen huge environmental benefits as a result of people having to stay indoors and not use their vehicles as much.
As you know, most vehicles are powered by fossil fuels such as petrol or diesel and when these fuels are used they give off fumes that cause pollution meaning that the air is not as clean. However, with less vehicles on the road the air is cleaner, just look at the difference between these two pictures of New York’s skyline, the first picture looks foggy but it is actually the pollution from vehicles and industry causing the smokey appearance.
Many governments all over the world are planning to put stricter regulations on vehicle use in cities as a result of this as they want to ensure that air pollution is kept to a minimum. I think this fantastic and I welcome the installation of new cycle lanes.
One of your tasks this week is to create a poster, perhaps you could create one that explains the importance of using vehicles less often in order to improve the quality of the air. You could also explain the benefits that walking or cycling more often can have on your health or even the benefits of having less vehicles on the road has to wildlife.
You don’t have to complete this in one day, you could take a few days to do some research, phone family members or friends to ask about their views on this and use a range of resources and colour to make your poster stand out.
Work at a speed you feel comfortable with, this is an opportunity to learn about something that is relevant to your life, something that is happening right now and if you take some time to understand it – it can be very interesting!
As always, please upload any work you do complete to Twitter so I can see what you have been doing. I have been blown away again by all the lovely things from yourselves and all of our school family.
Stay safe and look after one another.