Environment and Sustainability Inquiry topic

3 A Exploring our environment in term 3

This term the grade 3’s are investigating the environment and sustainability. It is hoped that the students will develop an awareness and understanding of the effects of people’s interactions with their environment and the ways in which these affect their lives.

The grade 3s will be asked to explore an area of interest and write a brief information report to present to the class.

Some ideas of areas that your child may be interested in researching and writing their information report on include:

  • An indigenous bird, plant, sea creature or animal.
  • A local sustainability project such as the hessian bags to ensure that there are no plastic bags to negatively impact on the sea creatures.
  • Environmentally friendly practices at home such as composting, recycling, worm farms, planting, being energy efficient.
  • The endangered hooded plovers.
  • National Parks.
  • The Bluff Marine sanctuary.
  • Walking/riding to school to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Our butterfly garden.
  • Sand dune environments.

Students will take the folder home home for 2-3 nights, write about their chosen topic of interest then, on return to school, share their findings. The highlights of their presentation will be shared on COMPASS. This is an open-ended task and has been designed to be a fun and enjoyable experience. This activity gives students choice to investigate something that is of particular interest to them. They can write as little or as much as they wish. It also gives them a chance to showcase their organisation and public speaking skills!


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What are you most interested in learning about this term?

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