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bbc-breathing-places-make-a-splashI’ve talked about some home education resources that you can get your mitts on in recent posts.

We’re taking part in the potato council’s grow your own and Little Miss Green’s potato plants have now been earthed up twice – they just can’t stop growing!

The BBC have a campaign called ‘Breathing Places‘. Each term you’re given information on a topic to focus on. The aim of Breathing Places is to roll your sleeves up, get into the great outdoors and ‘do one thing’ to enhance your relationship with nature.

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It can be as simple as going out for a walk or making a bird feeder to creating ‘Breathing Places’ from disused pieces of land.

Their suggestion for the summer term is to ‘Make a splash for nature’

This involves making a haven for frogs, dragonflies and other wildlife that lives in or near water. We probably won’t make a pond, but at the end of the field we have a stream to play in and on the hill where we frequently walk, there is a pond that is teaming with life for us to observe.

Water conservation

[amazon-product small=”1″]1883220734[/amazon-product]My focus will be more on water conservation. Only yesterday Little Miss Green wanted to empty out the rain barrel into a bowl for paddling in! We bought a new rain barrel this week (that’s our fourth) so now all we need is a downpour to fill it!

We’ll be talking about people in the world who do not have access to clean drinking water and the importance of conservation.

What about you? Do you have a pond in your garden? What sort of ‘water activities’ do you do with your kids?

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