1st – 12th June
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the environment. Learning may focus on changes to different environments, the impact of humans on environments, climate change etc .
Create a daily weather chart-
Record using pictures and written labels (where appropriate). How has the weather changed over the week?
If it is raining, leave a container outside to collect the rain e.g. a water bottle with the funnel cut off. Draw a line or make a mark to show where the rain came up to. Repeat overnight or the next day and compare your results.
Recycling/ Exploring Materials-
Provide your child with a selection of packaging to sort into groups to recycle. Can they identify plastic, paper, card, metal.
Create your own rain cloud-
Use a plastic container with a lid (e.g. a water bottle) and make small holes on one side. You could stick on cotton wool to decorate. Fill the container with water and watch as the water drips out.
Weather sounds (Rainmakers)
Provide your child with either a plastic container, bottle or other junk modelling item. Pour in a spoon or two of rice or lentils and secure with a bottle lid or sellotape. Decorate with stickers, glitter and sequins if you have them available. Have fun exploring making rain sounds.
Watch ‘Frozen- In Summer’. Discuss with your child what they think will happen to Olaf when it gets warm. Support your child to fill up ice cube trays or plastic containers, if ice cube trays are not available, and freeze. Once frozen, take them out and explore how quickly they melt: in your hands, in the fridge, on the windowsill and when blown with the hairdryer.
Search on Google Maps for the UK. Discuss with your child the colour of the land and sea. Scroll up to look at the Arctic. Discuss why the land looks different in the Arctic, because the land is covered in snow and ice.
Discuss the differences in temperature in the UK and the Arctic.
Look at a picture of an igloo on google.
Fill an ice cube tray with water and when frozen take out and support your child to create their own igloo out of the ice cubes.