Wow! What an exciting week we have had! The children finished off their Christmas Enterprise projects and had great fun setting up and selling their products on Wednesday. This was followed on Thursday by our Survival Day, where the children learnt valuable skills that would ensure that they could survive if they were ever shipwrecked!
The welcoming committee persuaded people to come in and buy our products.
The sales team were overjoyed to sell their last product!
The children began their day by building their teamwork skills. They had to figure out how to keep everyone on an ever-shrinking raft; how to build a shelter; how to negotiate a mine-field and how to collect water. They had to work hard to include everyone and keep all team members safe. In the afternoon, they learnt how to build and maintain a fire. They discovered how to use a flint and steel to create fire. They then made dampers using a stick, foil and dough. After all of that, they got to enjoy eating their bread and marshmallows.
In maths this week the children have been learning how to multiply fractions by whole number and fraction. They have discovered that it’s not as difficult as they thought it would be. They have also calculated how much it would cost to employ someone to make our product for us and how much profit we should make.
In English this week we have identified the features of explanation texts and have checked our cold write to see how many of those features we have included in our own writing.
We did not get above 98% for attendance this week. Hopefully, everyone will have time to recover from illness over the holidays and we can start the new year with the whole class being fit and healthy.
We gained 6 handshakes this week and Macaulay was in the Hall of Fame for his wonderful homework.