What a fun-filled week Year 5 have had! 5MC’s Class Assembly took us all the way back to the beginning of Year 5 and reminded us of all the fantastic work that has taken place this year. We were also able to listen to the absolutely amazing speeches in the Balloon Debate- all of the children were brilliant and should be extremely proud of themselves! As if this wasn’t enough action for one week, we also had a visit from the charity ‘Grin Green’, who are currently campaigning to help Thailand join a the growing list of nations around the world in banning disposable waste like plastic bags. If you would like to read more about the charity, the website is:
Year 5’s Charity Enterprise is in full swing. They created their logos, thinking about shape, colour and line style to best portray their company. The children then carried out their own market research, asking children from Year 3 and 4 about their favourite colours, products they would like and how much they would be willing to pay etc. They were then able to start designing their products and working together to create a ‘shopping list’ of resources that they could buy with their 100 Baht budget.
In Maths this week, we have focused calculating profit and loss- a vital skill if they wish to succeed with their Charity Enterprise learning. The children were able to calculate the profit of ‘Pete’s Pizza Parlour’ by calculating his money earned through sales, minus raw materials and his expenses. This supported the children they were deciding how their products would be manufactured.
In Literacy, some classes have continued writing persuasive letters, with the message of reducing the amount of single-use plastics used in our local area. It has been excellent to see the children showcase all of the features they have been working on over the last few weeks!
In Science, the children have been separating a variety of materials and investigating how they can do this in the most efficient way. They were able to work collaboratively to plan and carry out their test fairly.
Dates for your diary:
-The children will need their blazers for a ‘Dragon’s Den’ pitch- Thursday 14th or Friday 15th June.
-Charity Enterprise Sales- 25th and 26th of June.