Do we have a litter problem in Middleton town centre?
This project teaches....
the children to look at their local area with 'fresh' eyes. are they proud of where they live? Do they contribute to any problems within their community or do they offer solutions? We will visit Middleton centre and complete a litter count/watch. The results will be collated and then plotted on to a class map of the town centre. We can then answer our enquiry question and discuss differing opinions and emotions. Could we offer solutions to any litter noticed during their litter watch? A comparison will then be made to world wide issues with litter such as India's litter problem.
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
Being part of the litter watch.
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
labelling town centre map.
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Collecting information from Middleton town centre.
Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions
To complete a litter watch in Middleton town centre. Children will be in groups and placed around the town centre. Note if they are near a bin or not. The length of time to complete their litter watch will need to be discussed and finalised. How will they record their findings? Complete their litter watch.
Collate results and discuss their findings. Plot these findings on to a map of the town centre. Analyse this map- is the most litter occurring where there are no bins? Near take away establishments?
Compare Middleton's litter with world wide litter problems such as India's litter problem. Litter can cause all sorts of health problems and environmental problems.
Write a letter to our council stating their findings, expressing their emotions and offering their solutions.
🏁 BIG FINISH
Writing a letter to our council stating their findings and offering solutions.
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)
Newspaper articles on litter, town centre map.