Wild Tribe : Learning for Sustainable Living

LEARNING FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING
This is now a key focus for Wild Tribe sessions in many schools.
It is something we all need to learn to do in order to secure a good future for the planet and it's diversity of life - of which we are a part.
Children will have time to appreciate and experience the outdoors.
They will learn scientifically about climate change.
We will learn using a whole variety of sources, including the World Wildlife Fund, Marine Conservation Society, Young Climate Warriors, Cornwall Beach Rangers and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
We learn about the social / emotional and cultural side of climate change, and tackle difficult environmental issues in a positive, active way.
We will encourage children to think creatively about solutions for the future, taking inspiration from learning in all subject areas, and from the natural world.
 
LOOK OUT FOR ECO-UPDATES BELOW :)
LATEST ECO ACTION AT ST STEPHENS!
 
12th November 2020
YEARS FIVE AND SIX began an exciting new project, to be entered into the World Wildlife Fund's FUTURE VISIONS competition.
We will be creating a piece of music on keyboards, to be shared between the two year groups, and which will be played alongside the FUTURE VISIONS FILM. 
 
Here is a link to this inspirational film...
 
We are hoping that when we are allowed to have concerts once more, we will be able to show this as a full-scale performance, to our St Stephens families.
 
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New ECO BOARD!
Mrs Furber has given us the board in the library to display all the latest learning, work and news.
Children can look out for :
*Newly elected Eco Representatives;
*Latest news;
*Weekly challenges from Young Climate Warriors;
*Updates on how we are doing with our Green Flag Award;
*Photos, competitions, individual news and art work; 
*Learning in other subject areas, relating to Learning for Sustainable Living! 
 
13th November 2020
   
 
 
 
 
INTRODUCING OUTDOORS AT ST STEPHENS
 
The grounds at St Stephens are wonderful. We are extremely fortunate to have not only space, but variety as well : there are many different areas of the land that lend themselves brilliantly to extending children's experiences and learning, in a whole variety of ways. 
 
Main Areas / Outdoor Projects. 
 
  • Tarmac games areas.
  • Wild patch /meadow.
  • 'Trim Trail' adventure play area.
  • Apple tree area and willow structure den.
  • 'Wild Tribe Wood'.
  • Hills and slopes.
  • Grassed football pitch and athletics track.
  • Gardening area including raised beds, raspberry patch, polytunnels.
  • Chicken and duck runs.
  • Wooded slopes.
  • Wildlife pond.
  • KS1 play area containing a mud kitchen and building 'construction' site.
  • Interesting and ancient trees.
 
With such an amazing variety of outdoor facilities, we place huge importance on learning outside. Curriculum time is given throughout the year and across the year groups, both as separate sessions and sometimes during morning lessons. 
 
THE PHOTOS BELOW SHOW SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL AREAS IN OUR SCHOOL GROUNDS...
 
IN THE BOXES BELOW, CLASSES WILL SHARE WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN LEARNING IN WILD TRIBE... 
SEPTEMBER WILDTRIBE : Years Three and Four.

We met the ducks, chickens and pigeons.

We met and used the new poly-tunnel.

We cared for the garden area.

We took a look at plastic waste as part of The Marine Conservation Society’s 'Source to Sea' beach clean-up during 18th – 25th September.

We learnt about plastic pollution and started finishing Eco bricks.

We learnt about woodland life-cycles.

 

LINKS TO THE CLASSROOM

Literacy – research into endangered wildlife; write a text to include different styles of writing : report, statistics, e-mail, diary. 

Music – Pictures from environmental research, to inspire compositions on keyboard.

Art – Posters to raise awareness of global environmental problems.

 

THE PHOTOS BELOW SHOW SOME OF THE CHILDREN'S WORK IN YEARS THREE AND FOUR...