Read books such as The Storm Whale by Benji Davis and The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler.
Go on a fact-finding mission and make a little booklet of everything that you can find out about beluga whales. Did you know…
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Provide a world map or a globe so that children can map out where whales can be seen around the UK and across the world's oceans including their migration routes to and from colder to warmer waters. Challenge children to use a map to find the five oceans on the Earth.
The issues relating to plastic are complex and need to be balanced. Plastic is a useful material and is used in many important ways because of its properties, e.g. in healthcare such as hearing aids, pacemakers and replacement joints. The challenge regarding plastics is unnecessary use (i.e. single-use plastics such as straws), disposal and effects on the environment. This video, prompted by the BBC series Blue Planet II highlights what school children across the country have done and the things that we can all do to limit the amount of single use plastics that we use. What can you do at home to help the cause? Make a list and think about how you can reduce, reuse and recycle.