Sustainable Development Placement Task

Mapping of school grounds/area: The school building itself is quite small, but considering its size, it still has a good amount of space for the pupils to play/learn outdoors in. There is a sizeable playground with a grassy area next to it, and a garden area that the children help to look after. Evidence of … Continue reading Sustainable Development Placement Task

Mapping of school grounds/area:

The school building itself is quite small, but considering its size, it still has a good amount of space for the pupils to play/learn outdoors in. There is a sizeable playground with a grassy area next to it, and a garden area that the children help to look after.

Evidence of existing engagement with sustainable education:

There is evidence of existing engagement with sustainable education in the form of a garden area with an area for minibeasts and trim trails in it. This allows the children to learn more about the environment and do more activities outdoors. The school also has recycling bins which helps to encourage the children to take better care of their environment. The school used to, but do not currently have an Eco Schools committee as they have been investing a lot of time in the pupil council and Rights Respecting Schools council, but it is something that they have been thinking about re-introducing.

Consideration of actual play space and its suitability: 

The play space gives good opportunities for the children to explore their own environment. The space is used mostly for play at breaks and lunch, but outdoor learning can take part out here too. An example of this was the pupils in my class during their dinosaur topic. They were imagining if dinosaurs would be able to fit inside the classroom/gym area/be the size or bigger than the school, and this allowed the pupils to measure different areas all around their environment using both estimation and accurate measuring where possible.

The pupils enjoy having the opportunities to take part in outdoor learning. They do not seem to mind the cold weather to the same extent as many adults, so they enjoy being out no matter the weather. This is good as it opens up a range of activities that can be done with the class as they will engage well with the learning.

Personal Response to ‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue

As part of Literacy for Understanding module, I have been involved in reading the book “Room” by Emma Donoghue. The book is about a 5 years old boy who has some good knowledge of language despite spending all 5 years … Continue reading

As part of Literacy for Understanding module, I have been involved in reading the book “Room” by Emma Donoghue. The book is about a 5 years old boy who has some good knowledge of language despite spending all 5 years … Continue reading

Personal Response to “Room”

I have always enjoyed reading from a young age. My parents always encouraged that I read whether that be a bedtime story when I was younger or continually practising my reading book while at school. I was mostly interested in … Continue reading

I have always enjoyed reading from a young age. My parents always encouraged that I read whether that be a bedtime story when I was younger or continually practising my reading book while at school. I was mostly interested in … Continue reading

Biodiversity

Biodiversity Key learning Biodiversity is important as it can result in medical discoveries, can absorb carbon and clean water. Some threats are pollution, habitat loss and climate change. Impact on view/ lifestyle I was able to consider ‘growing food’ and … Continue reading

Biodiversity

Key learning

Biodiversity is important as it can result in medical discoveries, can absorb carbon and clean water. Some threats are pollution, habitat loss and climate change.

Impact on view/ lifestyle

I was able to consider ‘growing food’ and the different implications caused from where food has came from. This has allowed me to believe that it is best to buy food that is fair trade or from our country.

I will look into medical discoveries made through biodiversity as this is an area that interests me