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Brierley Forest

Primary and Nursery School

Autumn 2

How can we make our home a better place?


The Three Little Pigs:

We read the story of 'The Three Little Pigs' about thought about the materials that the 3 pigs used and why the wolf could blow down the houses made of straw and sticks... but not the house made of bricks!

We investigated different materials and made our own houses using junk modelling materials and hoped that the big bad wolf couldn't blow down our houses we had made!

We then looked at different houses around the world and discussed if we thought the big bad wolf could blow those houses down!

The Messy Magpie:

Then we read a story called 'The Messy Magpie.' 

It made us think about what we need to do to make our planet a better place! We learnt what happens when we leave litter on the floor and also where it goes when we put rubbish into the bin!

Next, we started to think about how we can make sure our school is a safe place to be, especially for the animals!

We decided to go on a litter pick around school!

So we got our gloves on, grabbed our litter pickers and a bag and off we went...


We even saw Morris the Messy Magpie flying in the sky, seeing what we were up to!

Watch this video to learn about what happens when we recycle!


Somebody Swallowed Stanley:

We then read a story called 'Somebody Swallowed Stanley.'

This book opened our eyes to see what happens when rubbish ends up in the ocean!


Click the link below to read the story again and see what happens at the end to Stanley...


We didn't like seeing animals swimming with plastic in the ocean or seeing rubbish on the ground so we thought of some ideas to stop rubbish getting in the oceans!





To finish off a busy term... we celebrated Christmas in lots of different ways!

One of our favourite things to do was the decorate our Christmas tree in the classroom!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!