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Yes, due to the rain, we had to hold our first Fairtrade Tuck Shop of Fairtrade Fortnight INSIDE, but that did not dampen the children’s spirits because….. we more than DOUBLED our takings!
The Friendship braclets have proved especially popular with customers (including staff!) who eagerly queue to try and find their favourite colours.
As you will be aware, over the past few weeks, P7 have been very busy preparing for, organising and learning how to promote their Fairtrade Fair on Thursday night, to the full. This has involved acquiring many skills including how to write a press release in order to publicise the event to newspapers and radio stations.
They then used this to advantage during drama where they were asked to imagine their involvement in all aspects of a radio broadcast…… definitely East Linton FM in the making!
……towards our FAIRTRADE SCHOOL TUCK SHOP!
It will be open EVERY school day from 10.30 – 10.45 am
during FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT
(27th FEBRUARY – 11th MARCH, 2012)
As well as the usual healthy, yummy snacks there will also be…..
Peach & Pear and Apple & Mango for sale at only 50p per packet.
SPECIAL TRAIDCRAFT FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS
only 50p each
PLEASE SHOW YOUR FRIENDSHIP TOWARDS FAIRTRADE!
Before the February break P4/5 were thinking about some of the rights from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
After reading the book ‘For Every Child’ we discussed the importance of the different rights explored. We then did an exercise where we tried to decide if some rights were more important than others. This was difficult to do but it helped us to think more about the different rights and why they are all important.
We then made collages designed to represent what some of the rights we had discussed mean to us personally. We thought about education, health, rest & play and having a voice.
P4/5 have had a busy start back at school after the mid-term break.
We will be carrying on with our rainforest topic for the next few weeks and on Monday we learnt about some of the different ways that rainforest animals have adapted to their environment. Later on in the week we read some ‘Just So’ stories by Rudyard Kipling and wrote our own on a rainforest theme. Everyone had lots of great ideas and we now have a selection of stories with titles like ‘How the Tree Frog got its Red Eyes’ and ‘How the Howler Monkey got its Howl’.
In maths we have been looking a different 2D shapes and have learnt some very catchy songs! We now can’t seem to get them out of our heads…but at least we won’t ever forget the shape names!
Today we all started to experiment with website design. The software was new to everybody but we are gradually getting more confident with the basics and hope that we will be able to publish our own rainforest sites by the end of term.
Matching shape vocabulary and definitions.