Autumn 1 - Year 4
Linking their learning in DT around food and nutrition to the focus, 'Our Contribution,' Year 4 were looking to use their new skills to give something back to their community. They researched charities and worthwhile causes in the local area, with one child commenting that it was not fair that some people did not have the means to prepare three daily, nutritious meals. Inspired by this comment, Year 4 learned about the work of The People's Kitchen in Newcastle and asked how they could help out. The children chose to prepare, cook and serve delicious tomato soup to their parents and carers who were invited into school! Grown ups were were asked to make a small donation to the People's Kitchen charity and Year 4 raised £80 in total! Great work, Year 4!
Autumn 2 - Year 3
After reading 'Grandpa Christmas', Year 3 thought about who might be feeling lonely at Christmas time in our local community. They chose to spread some festive cheer by designing hand-made festive cards for residents at Dewley House. The children delivered these cards in great festive spirit to residents and even sang them two of their favourite songs! It was a brilliant afternoon to contribute to the Throckley community and share some kindness at a time of the year where people can feel most lonely!
Spring 1 - Year 2
Year 2 learned about the importance of foodbanks. The children discussed how foodbanks support the local community and why people might need them throughout their life. In English this half-term, Year 2 have been learning all about persuasive language. The children applied their persuasive language skills to create and design a poster to encourage family members and the school to make donations. All donations will then be collected after the half term and donated to the local foodbank.