Wow! I can’t believe how quickly term 3 is flying by! We have been extremely busy this term with World of Work week, Internet Safety Day, Fairtrade Fortnight, Scottish Opera and finishing off our Democracy topic.
World of Work Week
During World of Work week, we had lots of interesting visitors coming into talk to us about their careers. We had visits from a paramedic, soil scientist, petroleum engineer, bank manager, pharmacist, project manager and the business owner of Figment. The visitors created lot of discussion and gave the opportunity for children to think about what they would like to do in the future. They got to ask questions about the types of training and qualifications they would need to follow that career path, they were keen to find out what our visitors like the most about their jobs too J! I would like to thank all the visitors for coming in and making it such a big success!
Internet Safety Day
For health and wellbeing, we have been learning about friendships and bullying. Therefore, for Internet Safety Day, we thought it would be a good idea to learn more about Cyberbullying. The class created a poem about Cyberbullying together and then the children produced so very eye catching posters which included information and advice on Cyberbullying. We are going to keep working on how to stay safe and responsible online!
Fairtrade Fortnight has just begun. We have had a visitor from the Co-op to talk about Fairtrade products and we participated in a Fairtrade families on Friday that was all about chocolate. In class, we have been learning about the cocoa process of how a cocoa bean turns into a chocolate bar. We have also written some fantastic persuasive arguments which aim to encourage people to buy Fairtrade chocolate so that farmers will get a fair price of the hard work that they do. Don’t forget we will be raffling off a chocolate hamper after Fairtrade Fortnight – please bring in 50p per ticket, if you would like to participate.
As I am sure you have heard, we have been rehearsing for the Scottish Opera which will be taking place this week. The children have been working hard to learn the lyrics and melodies of the songs for the ‘1719’ performance which focuses on the Jacobite era. The class are so excited about working with the Scottish Opera crew on Tuesday and performing to you all in afternoon. I am really looking forward to seeing it all pulled together, in what I am sure will be, a fabulous performance.
Our topic this term has been linked to Democracy. We have used this topic to inspire our writing, both in balanced and persuasive arguments. The children have really enjoyed learning about the features of democracy, the levels of government and how an election works. The class worked in groups to create a group presentation and poster on a level of government. Each group then had to teach the rest of the class about the level of government they were researching. To round off the topic, we participated in a mini election. The children got to hear about each of the party manifestos and then decided on who they thought would be the best one to run the country.
This has definitely been a very busy term with lots happening. We are very excited to welcome you all to our Scottish Opera performance and our Open Afternoon this week, where we can show you our learning over the past few weeks.
I look forward to seeing you soon,
Miss Winchester 🙂