Welcome to Turtles
The Turtles Class is taught by Mrs Oldfield, supported by Mrs Evans, we are a mixed age class of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.
On alternate Wednesday afternoons Mrs Wilmott teaches Music and on Thursday afternoon the class is taught by Miss Hicks. PE is timetabled for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
We work hard in Turtles Class, but we also have lots of fun!
Summer Term 2nd half 2017
For the second half of this term the topic work in Turtles class will be based around the theme of “You’re Hired.” This exciting topic will focus on the world of work and enterprise and will help the pupils to understand the world they live in and begin the process of preparing them for their future lives.
To help us we are participating this year in the Fiver Challenge run by Young Enterprise (www.fiverchallenge.org.uk). Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading enterprise and financial education charity, helping young people to develop the skills they need for life and work.
The Fiver Challenge gives the children a chance to set up a mini business to create products or services they can then sell/deliver at a profit and engage with their local community. The children are in full control of any profits they make and will decide what they would like to spend them on. Fiver includes a national competition and young people from all over the country will be involved.
The children will work in small teams to develop their business idea and then work through a series of challenges: designing a logo, making an advertisement and giving a sales pitch. in addition the teams will need to design, make and develop their product or service. We plan to hold a mini-fair or Market Place event towards the end of term.
These activities will provide opportunities for a great deal of cross-curricular learning: the children will need to use their creative skills; their IT knowledge; their maths and English skills and their powers of persuasion and communication.
Homework will focus on tasks for the Challenge.
Any support and encouragement you can give your child during this activity would really help maximise their learning from the experience.
As I'm sure your children have told you that we had a fantastic time on our recent residential visit to Beam House; a selection of photos and writing is on display in the Junior corridor, please feel free to come and have a look at this, with your child, after school.
Turtles Enterprise Project
On behalf of Turtles Class I would like to thank everyone who supported the Mini- Fair on Wednesday 12th July; the event was a huge success.
Each company worked as a team to produce their product and get their stalls ready. Each member of the class played their part: some made items for sale; some did the shopping or found resources; others produced posters and advertising and everyone helped where they could. The class proved to be resourceful, professional and courteous business people and I was immensely proud of them and the way in which they organised themselves.
The sales event was so successful that Turtles Class have raised enough money to fund a train trip and day out at Looe next week. We will also be donating some of our profits to charity.
Throughout the project the class developed a wide range of cross- curricular, “real life “skills and they also had a lot of fun.
Thank you again for your support
C. H. Oldfield
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