On World Oceans Day, people around the World celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all. The aim is for people to get together to start creating a better future and protect our oceans. Did you know that 70% of the Earths surface is covered by water!
World Ocean Day is celebrated every year on June 8th.
Why do we celebrate World Oceans Day?
There are many reasons why World Ocean Day is an important event to celebrate. Here are just some of them:
Phonics - This week we are recapping previous sounds that we have looked at. Today's sound is 'ee' - What can you see?
Task - You all did a great job finding words with the 'ee' sound in. Today we would like you to have a go at putting your 'ee' words into a sentence e.g. 'bee' - The bee buzzed around the tree.
Numeracy - As today is World Ocean day, we thought we would take a look at one of the creatures that lives in and around the water at Chester Zoo today!
Before half term, we learnt a little bit about halving - where we shared a group of amounts into two equal groups.
Today we are going to be looking at the opposite of halving which is doubling!
When we double a number, we add it to itself. Watch the double number zoo song to give you a better idea of how to do it.
Today we are going to think about the flamingos. The flamingos at Chester Zoo are all the way from the Caribbean - that’s a very long way away from us! It’s a very warm place, so the flamingos may have cold feet living in our country. Can you figure out how many socks you would need for each group of flamingos in the PowerPoint below? Count the flamingos the double the number!
Afternoon bonus challenge!
As an introduction to Chester Zoo, we invite you to do your own research and find out some information. You can look on the website (link below).
If you scroll down on the home page, there is a ‘things to zoo at home’ section, with videos and all sorts of other things to explore.
Chester Zoo also have a Facebook page which has lots of videos and information. If you go on YouTube, you can also find tours and vlogs that visitors have made. Have an explore and see what you can find out - you may want to draw a picture or do some craft based around your favourite animal that you see. You may even want to write a little bit about what you find out - it is up to you!
If you would prefer to look at World Ocean day then that is fine too.