On Saturday 22nd April 2023 it is Earth Day! Due to us not being in school on that day we will be celebrating the event on Friday 21st April 2023.
Earth Day is an annual event that is focused on supporting environmental protection. The theme for this year is ‘Invest In Our Planet’. As part of our Year 3/4 Expedition for the Summer Term, ‘Earth Shattering Events’, ‘What happens when nature strikes?’, we will be thinking about how amazing and beautiful our planet is!
During our Expedition lessons on this day each crew in Year 3/4 will participate in a range of engaging activities, including Earth Day crafts such as making a paper plate earth, creating a collage of the structure of the Earth, making an Earth Day crown and much more! We hope that these will support and engage children in our learning around the planet Earth, as well as allow children to recap their previous knowledge from this current half term where they have been looking at sustainability.
Each Crew Leader will create a blog at the end of the day so that you can all see the exciting things that your child/ren have been getting up to throughout the day!
We are also inviting you (parents/grandparents/carers/guardians) into classrooms on this day, Friday 21st April 2023 to come and participate in some of these exciting activities with your child/ren! This will take place from 1:30pm until the end of the school day.
Also as part of this exciting day we are asking for the children (and staff!) in Year 3/4 to come to school dressed in Earth Day colours, examples such as, brown for soil, yellow for the sun, red for the sunset/core of the Earth, green for grass. The Earth is full of many colours so any colour/s will do!
Either at the end of this day or in preparation for the day it would be lovely for you to discuss with your child/ren different ways that we can look after our planet such as, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, recycling etc.
We look forward to seeing your child/ren dressed in a variety of colours for this special celebration!
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Year 3/4 Phase Lead