Sherwood Class Enterprise helps support schools in Malawi!! -
Week beginning 11th February
As part of their work related learning project, the students are working on a mini enterprise project. They are planning to make cakes to sell at school for a small profit. By doing this project it is hoped that the students will learn how small businesses function and how profit is made.
This project also fits in with their maths course were they have to plan a practical activity that involves collecting, displaying and interpreting data. The students have made tally charts to collect data on favourite cakes from pupils across the school. They have made bar charts, pictograms and pie charts to display this information and have calculated the profit they might make. Whilst working on this project they have use fractions, decimals. percentages, ratios and graphs.
The students have worked out the cost of the ingredients and then went out on independent travel to purchase them. They will take orders from pupils around school and then make the cakes. .
Once the students have made the cakes they will sell the cakes and bank the money.
The proceeds made from the sales of the cakes will be use to support the work of The Hope Mission in Mlawi. Mrs Walker, one of our TAs is going out to Malawi to work with 12 primary and nursery teachers during her Easter holiday.. She would like to provide each teacher with some resources and so we hope the proceeds we mke will be able to buy these resources. Lets hope we sell lots of cakes!
Kirkby has changed over the last 100 years. This week week went to Kirkby library to
look at old newspapers. The children were amazed at how the cost of living has changed over the last years! Above is a photo of a page from a 1933 Mansfield,Sutton and Kirkby Chronicle.I wish we had these prices now!!
Friday 18th January
On Friday afternoon four students from Sherwood class participated in a work experience at the Acre Youth club. They helped to make Pizza for members of the youth club to eat for their tea.They had to work well as a team because they only has one hour to make a lot of pizzas.
Wednesday 16th January
In history we are exploring how the town of Kirkby has changed in the last hundred years. We are working with the librarian at Kikby Library to research old photos and newspaper clippings of old Kirkby. We are then going to locate these places in the community to see how they have changed over the years. We intend to make a display of our findings.
Monday 7th January
On Monday afternoon Sherwood class do their independent travel. This term we are traveling by bus to Sutton Shopping Centre. Our task is to shop for given items in small groups. This means we have to locate the shop, ask for help, buy the item without support. Although our teacher and TAs are near by, we are doing this independently. This helps us to use facilities in the community and practice using money.
On Friday afternoons Sherwood class have been visiting the Acre Young People’s Centre in Kirkby, we have been experiencing work related learning.
In the kitchen we have been preparing and cooking various meals and snacks for the young local people who visit on Friday afternoons and evenings including stews, fruit crumbles and cakes.