During Enterprise Week, the profile of Maths was raised across the school and children's learning was linked to a real life business question - How can we make a profit? And that’s exactly what the children did — at the Christmas Fair the children’s Enterprise stalls raised a fabulous £1,100. A big well done to all children and staff for their enthusiasm, team work and enterprise!
Nursery children workedhard developing their fine motor skills by making bead decorations
Reception class enjoyed creating their salt dough decorations using ribbon and sparkle and created lots of interest using their very colourful posters!
RHR children wrote slogans and jingles to persuade people to buy their tree decorations.
Y1’s company, Meridian’s Famous Tree Decorations came up with a matching slogan—’Because your tree deserves it’.
Y2 learnt to apply their addition and subtraction skills to work out how much profit they would make from different prices for their gift tags.
In Y3 children’s measuring skills proved very useful in making sure they had enough ribbon for their bows. They also learnt about the power of advertising in convincing people to buy products.
Y4 created a product to keep our minds active and entertained over the Christmas holidays.
Y5 went “potty about plants”. The production line of Pegasus Plants was a very busy place to be and a great example of team work!
Y6E learnt new persuasive techniques to include in speeches to parents. They learnt that sometimes it’s good to repeat ourselves to get our message across.
Y6I have designed and made decorations and sweets. They enjoyed calculating the costings for the products and marketing their products through persuasive posters.
We had joint winners—Y4 who made the most money - £166.55 profit using a £50 start up fund. The other winning class were Y6I who had just £25 start up fund and made 4.5 times this, resulting in a £115 profit.
A big thank you to our Maths Subject Leader, Su, for her donation to Enterprise Week which enabled all our classes to launch their company and fund the production and promotion of their product. Well done to all the children and staff who entered into the spirit of our Enterprise Week—a few dressing “Entrepreneurial-style” too!