Everest - Wednesday
Year 6 French
Bonjour la classe! (Good morning class!)
I have prepared two worksheets for you this week. I hope you are enjoying the work and remembering some of the vocabulary. Below are this week's worksheets (WB le 11 mai):
Extra! Last week's Bank Holiday was extra special. It celebrated Victory in Europe Day, which marked the end of WW2. However, every year the Bank Holiday (for 1st May) normally marks "La fete du travail." If you didn't get the chance to read about this festival, read about it, using the link below and complete the task.
If you have access to the internet, you can watch the clips related to these worksheets by following the 5 steps on the French section of the school website. If you have difficulty logging in, look at the PDF instructions. Once again my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org and the password is: sfdfrench2020.
For this week's worksheets, look at the following clips:
Les mois de l'annee
Les nombres de 13 a 31
This will link in to what you have working on in the conservation topic this half term.
What is recycling?
When something is recycled it is reused or turned into something else. Materials such as glass, metal and paper are quite easy to recycle and certain types of plastic are too.
Objects that aren’t recycled, such as things that go in the rubbish, are taken to landfill sites. These are places where rubbish gets buried and left to rot away and biodegrade.
A plastic bag can take hundreds of years to decompose!
Some plastic objects are only used once then thrown away. These are called single-use plastics and include things such as plastic bags, bottles, straws and crisp packets. These objects cannot be recycled and can take hundreds of years to biodegrade. It is not sustainable to keep on using them - and if we do, we could permanently harm our environment.
Plastic is also harming animals and wildlife in rivers, lakes and oceans - they can get tangled up in plastic objects or can even eat them. However, by recycling, reducing the packaging we use and reusing things such as bags and bottles, hopefully together we can all help save our planet.
This picture shows rubbish at a landfill site. See how it spoils the natural beauty of the countryside?
A volunteer cleans up plastic waste off of a beach.
Bales of plastic waiting to be recycled at a plant.
In the UK 7.7 billion plastic water bottles are used each year, with the average person in the UK now using 150 plastic water bottles every year – that’s more than 3 a week. Many are discarded, and end up polluting our rivers and seas. Staggeringly if just 1 in 10 of is refilled just once a week, we’d save around 340 million plastic bottles a year.
Question 1: What is the name for when waste is reused or turned into something else?
Question 2 : What is the name for plastic objects that are only used once then thrown away?
a) Single-use plastics
b) Recyclable plastics
c) Biodegradable plastics
Question 3: How much plastic waste ends up in our oceans each year?
a) 800 tonnes
b) 8000 tonnes
c) 8,000,000 tonnes
Question 4: How can we live more sustainably?
a) Use landfill sites
b) Reduce plastic packaging
c) Throw plastics in the ocean
Imagine you are giving a presentation on everything you have learnt about sustainability. What would you say? Download the activity sheet below and have a go at planning the presentation.
Please look at the video clips below to give you some help also: