We are promoting Fairtrade Fortnight with our weekly sales of Fairtrade produce from around the world. The next sale is this Friday (9th March 2012) in the school playground at 3.15pm. Pupils from The Enterprise Club will be selling lots of goodies so please support them.
If you can’t make the sale, all our children will be encouraging you to make one step towards a fair deal for producers in the developing world – buying Fairtrade bananas, coffee, chocolate or perhaps convincing your friendly local shop keeper to stock more Fairtrade stuff on their shelves. As the children say, this is about giving people a fair price for their hard work.
This week is Charles Dickens week . Lots of interesting learning is taking place linked to the life and times of Charles Dickens .
We have been learning our Charles Dickens Birthday Song – thank you to our friend Mr Bailey for writing the lyrics despite being so far away in sunny Montreal!
click here for the lyrics Charles Dickens celebration song
and sing along here to the melody of Consider Yourself – instrumental version of consider yourself
We will be performing the song ( weather permitting) on Tuesday in the playground after school!
Yesterday, Peggotty Class shared with us the history of Borough Market and in particular the Biography of Mrs King’s Pork Pies. We now know the names and life stories behind this family business. Thank you to Ian Hartland of Mrs King’s Pork Pies and his team for helping Peggotty Class learn so much – we are all now really keen to try a Melton Mowbray Pie.
Peggotty class also taught us all about Mud larking – this practice of scavenging along the banks of the Thames River was extremely popular in the times of Dickens (although illegal) – you can go Mudlarking today but you need a licence!
More Dickens- related learning on its way!
This afternoon, we are joining forces with Classic FM and Making Music for 123sing. The whole school is singing together in the playground and we hope lots of parents and families will join us. 123sing is the UK’s biggest celebration of singing with events happening across the country between 30th September – 2nd October 2011. All our children have contributed £1 for this event and together we’ll make a big noise and raise lots of money for The Classic FM Foundation. This foundation helps provide music therapy for vulnerable children across the UK.
If you want to find out more go to http://123sing.classicfm.com