This half term in PSHCE the whole school is looking at the topic of money – where it comes from, what we do with it, how we can spend, save and share it and wider social contexts including poverty – both local and international. In assembly today, we discussed where money comes from. Does it come from the money tree? The children thought not and came up with lots of other suggestions.
A group of children from Year 3 took part in this year’s poppy campaign led by The British Legion. We think they did a brilliant job of representing the school for this hugely worthwhile cause. Thank you also to Ms Jenkins for accompanying them and please do take a look at the video.
We are already selling poppies in school and will launch the 2014 anniversary poppy planting on Monday 11th November as part of remembrance day.
The democratic process was in full swing today as each house elected this years House Captains. Every child, from reception up to year six, listened to impressive persuasive speeches by each candidate vying for the coveted title of House Captain. After the speeches, the tricky decision of who to elect needed to be made (and with such a high calibre of candidates, it was a very tough decision indeed!) Once minds were made up, every child got to mark their preference on the ballot paper after being given a guide to elections and democracy from our house coaches. The children have spoken through the power of the ballot box , the votes are being counted and the winners will be announced by the end of the week.