Pollution of the seas and oceans

As part of their ‘Blue Abyss’ topic about the world’s seas and oceans, Year 4 pupils have been investigating plastic pollution.

Here are some shocking facts that 4AbW shared this afternoon:

  • 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped in the sea every year
  • There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s seas and oceans
  • By 2050, the amount of plastic in the ocean will outweigh the fish
  • Around 1 million creatures die each year due to plastic pollution
  • 60 million plastic bottles are added to the seas and oceans each year – it takes 400 years for a plastic bottle to fully degrade

Adventure Play Trail

We are really excited to have begun to install the new Adventure Play Trail. This matches the design selected by the school council, who organised votes in classes to determine which pieces of equipment would be installed.

Although the PTA have done an absolutely fantastic job in raising money to pay for the new equipment, we require one more financial push to get the project completed. We have therefore organised for a sponsored event to be held at school and would really appreciate the support of the community to raise the money required to allow the children back onto an area that they love to play on.

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Music

Year 4 and Year 5 have both started their instrumental music lessons today with visiting music specialists. In Year 4, all pupils are learning to play djembes. Pupils in Year 5 are beginning their recorder lessons.

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Tower building

Many thanks to all of our parents who came to help the Year Four children build their towers yesterday. The resultant towers will be tested tomorrow for their resistance to earthquakes – the jelly platforms are currently setting!