We held our annual Charities Week in October and it was a wonderful week for the children to immerse themselves in a range of activities related to their chosen charity. Every class had a Creative Writing session with a picture book based around their charity or its theme, a Real Life Maths lesson or Maths Through Story lesson, and each year group made an item which was sold at our Charities Fair and all money raised will be donated. Thank you to all our parents and carers who gave their time to come to the fair and purchase items. Your money will make a difference to many people locally and nationally.
EYFS: Our charity was ‘water aid’. We talked about the children who do not have clean water to drink or to wash with. In Science, we did an experiment about floating and sinking. We also investigated how to make dirty water clean. To raise money for our charity, we made calendars to sell and blow painted the pictures on. We raised £45!
Year 1: During Charities Week, we learnt about the charity Guide Dogs UK and the work that they do. We learnt that a guide dog enables its blind or partially-sighted owner to get around safely and independently. We made wooden dog puppets to sell and help us collect money that will show our support of Guide Dogs UK. We raised £42!
Year 2: Our charity is the ‘Royal National Lifeboat Institution’ (RNLI). We learned all about this charity and their dedication to saving people who have become stranded at sea and face the possibility of drowning. Their lifeguards are exceptionally brave! We raised money for them by designing our own seahorse fridge magnets that we sold at the charity sale. We raised £49.50!
Year 3: Our charity in Year 3 has been Centre Point. This amazing charity is aiming to stop youth homelessness by 2037. We have created dream catchers in the shape of homes as every young person is allowed to dream of a safe and nurturing space or home. We raised £31.25!
Year 4: During our charities week, we have been able to raise money for the charity, Barnado’s. They do wonderful work for children and young people in need of support. We created bars of soap to sell as part of the school’s charity sale. We raised £53.21!
Year 5: Our charity was the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), who are the world’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity. We fundraised for the RSPCA by upcycling an everyday item – a sock – and transforming it into a rescued and rehabilitated animal puppet, which now required a ‘forever home’. We also created kennels and heartfelt messages to secure as much money as we could for the charity at the sale event. We raised £38.92!
Year 6: The charity we chose to support was Help for Heroes. Over the course of the week, we watched videos and read testimonials about how this charity helps injured veterans and their families in the aftermath of war. We designed poppies which we sold at our annual Charity Sale after school on Friday. We had a great week immersing ourselves in all things related to their great work. We raised £41.50!