Tag Archives: Connecting Classrooms

Young Carers work at Liss

The final unit of the Connecting Classrooms work was carried out at Liss just before we finished for the end of the academic year. Our theme was young carers and we started off by examining who the people who care … Continue reading

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Summarising our learning from the Fairtrade unit

This week, pupils from Liss had their final lesson on Fairtrade. We looked to summarise our learning over the unit, therefore the pupils carried out the same activity as the first lesson of putting beans in pots according to what … Continue reading

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Continuing our look at Fairtrade chocolate

To begin today’s lesson, Mr Stanley drew two chocolate bars on the whiteboard and asked the class to deliberate on what factors would lead to them buying one bar or the other. The children came up with the following considerations: … Continue reading

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Fairtrade and chocolate

For our third session on fair trade at Liss Junior School, we focused on chocolate. Two thirds of cocoa produced worldwide is estimated to be grown by smallholders. West African economies are critically dependent on cocoa. For example, revenue from … Continue reading

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Fairtrade: Session 2

Following on from last week’s fair trade lesson, Rowan class started off with a quick recap of the previous week’s learning, in particular a renewed discussion over how much people should be paid for the process of growing and selling … Continue reading

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Beginning our journey to investigate Fairtrade

This morning, the Year 6 classes as Liss Junior School began to take a detailed look at fair trade. We began by discussing what causes poverty. The children were given 3 beans each and were asked to investigate nine statements. … Continue reading

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Connecting Classrooms and Strengthening Bonds

Madam Shakilah has enjoyed her week teaching at Hambledon; almost as much as the children have enjoyed having her in their classrooms.  The children have been so excited to welcome her into class and have thoroughly enjoyed her lessons.  These … Continue reading

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Community Change Work begins At Hambledon

Pupils in Year 2 and Year 3 are looking at how the communities of Hambledon and Rihamu change and develop over time. One threat that exists in both communities is the risk of flooding. Rain water has caused much damage … Continue reading

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Day 14: Reflections on Uganda

We’re sat in Fort Portal, nearing the end of our Ugandan adventure.  This is an opportunity to pause for breath, drink a Nile and take stock of what has been a real life-changing experience. There is obvious impact from the Changing Classrooms … Continue reading

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