The children looked at a video of Mick Inkpen and Nick Butterworth’s Wonderful Earth book. They then talked about how the world was supposed to be and how humans have changed it. They then discussed with their adults how we could make the world better. One of those ideas was RECYCLING!
The children were then tasked with making their own Christmas decorations using this idea. The decoration was a nativity scene or character out of recycled materials. Building on the work of artist and sculptor Michelle Reader. http://www.michelle-reader.co.uk/index.html
Here are some of their recycled creations:
Mrs Jones' Year 2s
Mrs Jones' class began this week looking at the book Wonderful Earth by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen. We talked about how Christians believe God made the world. The world is made up of beautiful mountains, forests and oceans - filled with wonderful and amazing creatures. The book showed us how, once humans were around, the world began to change; now there is rubbish pollution, air pollution and animal's homes are being cut down. This made us really sad - it will also affect how easy it is for food to be grown in many places! We thought really hard about how we could make a difference and help our wonderful Earth to heal. The children decided we could reduce, reuse and recycle plastic packaging. We also looked at the art of sculptor Michelle Reader. She makes beautiful art from things other people have thrown away and we thought this would be a lovely way to stop plastic being thrown away! Because we are currently working on our nativity play, we decided to make our own nativity set using plastic bottles as the base for our sculptures. We all made the character we are playing in the play!
In reading, we looked at the poem performed above. We liked the way that it used word play. Listen how the poet has used the names of plants and similar sounding verbs.
Below you can see the artwork, we produced. We really enjoyed a relaxing hour, after lots of assessments, making autumn trees.