Before half term, the children took part in a collaborative project linked to the book, ‘Here we are’ by Oliver Jeffers.

It is a wonderful book about what it is like to live on Earth. It focuses on looking after our planet and the importance of being kind. After a difficult 2020, it is more important than ever that we are looking out for one another and helping to make our world a better place. The children enjoyed reading this book and looking at the beautiful illustrations.

Over the week, the children took part in a range of activities linked to the text.

What a wonderful world poem

Using David Attenborough’s reading of ‘What a Wonderful World’ as inspiration, the children created their own version of the poem.

You can listen to our poem here:


Read a written and illustrated version of school poem here:


Our tips to make the world a better place 

The children also wrote some postcards of how to make the world a better place. They had some great ideas that I’m sure us grown-ups could learn a lot from too. Here are some examples.


Year 6’s Here we are poems

Year 6 wrote some of their own poems about what it’s like to live on our planet. Read a selection here: y6 poems


Year 5’s posters 

Year 5 created some posters to encourage everyone to stay safe and look after one another in school.


Year 3/4 

Year 3/4 discussed different ways that we can show kindness to others. They talked about different acts of kindness they have experienced in their lives.

It looks big Earth but there’s lots of us here so be kind.

Year 2 

Year 2 learnt about endangered animals and what we can do to protect them. You can read some of the non-fiction reports they have written here: Year 2 Endangered Animal Reports


Year 1 

Year 1 learnt about the important role they can have in helping to protect our planet. They read the book, ’10 things I can do’ by Melanie Walsh and used the illustrations to write their own posters.

Here are some posters they created:






Reception learnt about the human body and how we can care for ourselves and others. They talked about how to keep our bodies healthy and what the human body needs to survive.

We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful work that we have done.

Look after yourselves and others.

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