Roath Park Primary’s Key Stage 2 children all worked on different research projects that were united around the theme of COP26. Year 3 found out about the 3Rs - Reduce, Re-use and Recycle. They had lots of fun learning about why they’re important, creating their own recyclable artworks and a ‘decomposition timeline’, which showed how long it takes for different teams of rubbish to decompose.
Year 4 used their visit to Bristol Aquarium as inspiration for research and artwork on marine plastics. They wrote letters about plastic pollution to the First Minister for Wales and called for a ban on single use plastics. They created ‘Jellyfish' artworks made from recycled bottles to decorate a display that enabled the whole school to share in their learning.
Year 5 Learned about different kinds of energy, including wind turbines, tidal energy and solar power. They also visited local a waste treatment centre and found out about microplastics.
Year 6 went on an outdoor adventure in the Brecon Beacons. They had the opportunity to discuss COP26 with MP Jo Stevens and learned about climate change with Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales. Roath Park’s Year 6s shared their knowledge in an inter-school collaboration with Castle Park Primary in Caldicot.