Good morning Year 2!
I hope you all had a lovely, sunny weekend.
This is our last science activity of this half term. How quickly has that gone!
We will finish our topic of ‘looking after our environment’ by pulling together all of our learning about pollution, waste and recycling to recycle our own paper!
As you know, paper is made from trees. We need to cut down less trees to help our environment, and the environment for all the animals that need the trees too! We already recycle paper in our school and homes, but to do some of the hard work ourselves, today we are going to take some of that paper in the recycling bin and turn it into something new!
Here’s how they recycle all the paper we put into our recycling bin:
Your task (choose your favourite option):
- Some homemade paper
follow this link to see how to do it…
This won’t look like the smooth paper we are used to. It’ll be a different colour, thicker and maybe a little bit lumpy, but that doesn’t matter, you can still use it and it’s very fun to make!
- A papier mache sculpture
Follow this link to see how to make papier mache…
You could make a sea animal that needs protecting, a model of a tree to show where paper comes from, a plant pot or any other sculpture/model you would like!
- A game
You can use recycled paper/cardboard to create your own board game like the marble maze and marble run below
As this is the final project, it is your choice what you make. The important thing is that it is created by using recycled paper!
Be creative, have fun and recycle.
We are so excited to see what you make 🙂