P7R Entrepreneurs!

What a busy exciting time P7 have had this term, we have had visitors, trips, cooking, crafting and singing to enjoy! To round off our Scotland/India comparison study the P7’s got to make tomato chutney and try it with a variety of naan breads. P7 were blown away when we had a visit from Shashwati’s Mum who taught us all about different forms of Indian dancing. The children loved learning two dance routines and by the end were exhausted and soon realised how much time and skill is needed to perform these dances! It was a brilliant way to end our Scotland and India topic, thank you again Mrs Vinod for teaching us.

Our current topic is an Enterprise project and again we were very lucky to have a visitor to get the children really engaged, before they started up their enterprise. Neil from Figment Coffee inspired the children, by telling them about how his dream became a reality. After this brilliant talk it was time for our class to come up with our own idea and as Neil said, to find our unique selling point. P7 had been previously researching plastic pollution and all agreed we need to cut down how much plastic we use. After finding out how much Christmas wrapping paper can’t be recycled, they found their unique selling point: decorating brown paper that can be recycled! Next the class came up with their company name and logo, (without being too biased) I was very impressed with how professional it all ended up. After a busy few weeks of production, the class are excited to sell their wrapping paper and gift tags at the Christmas Fair.

All the P7’s had their first trip to Absafe, where they took part in a range of group activities, learning how to keep safe in different situations. It was such a successful trip with crucial messages for the children and a great day with the whole of P7.

Keeping with our Eco tracks, the class created some beautiful artwork, from the still life set up of flowers and plants from the Eco garden. The flowers continued to pop up in the form of poppies for Remembrance Day. The class used oil pastels and ink to create poppy fields. The P7’s also did a great job at collecting poppy donations around the school.

Now for the run up to Christmas to begin! Hope to see you all at the Christmas Fair.