This we have produced some great pieces of writing (linked with our 'Water Cycle' topic), describing the adventures of a little raindrop named Bill! We wrote from Bill's perspective, imagining that he was sending a postcard home from his exciting journey around the water cycle!
Continuing the theme from last week's class discussion time, we watched this information video by WaterAid to learn more about the problems caused by lack of access to clean and safe water around the world. We were astonished to learn that 1 in 10 people around the globe do not have clean water to drink, with a shocking 1 in 3 people lacking access to decent toilets and basic hygiene conditions.
The children were tasked with taking action. In small teams, they are designing posters to raise awareness for WaterAid's campaign to eradicate safe water inequality by 2030.
We will share some of their designs here when they are complete.
This week we have been learning about the water cycle, including exploring where water is stored in different places on earth and why it is important for the planet. This has led us to some very important conversations about where in the world people do not have access to fresh water and we have explored some of the charities which try to help this situation. This has been particularly poignant in this very hot weather when the children we able to reflect on how lucky we are to be able to turn on a tap and get safe, clean drinking water. They were shocked to see that children can walk miles everyday to collect dirty water for drinking and washing and we reflected on the work charities like Water Aid do. We all agreed that more should be done to make sure that everyone in the world has access to clean, safe drinking water.