There are 5 essential elements in the Primary Years Programme, Action, Skills, Attitudes, Concepts and Knowledge. Students learn and connect these elements.
Year 4 students are currently thinking about the action they will take as part of our current unit, Sharing the Planet. The students have learnt a lot about food security and what it means. They are showing great empathy and thinking about what they can do to help those who are less fortunate. Ms. Jasmine and Ms. Andrea came to talk to us about the children in a local orphanage. We were saddened to hear of the poor conditions they live in and especially the lack of good, nutritious food they get. The children at the orphanage are food insecure. They do not get the right nutrients to stay healthy and do not always have enough money to buy fruit and vegetables.
As a result, the students have decided they would like to donate some of their pocket money to the orphanage to help buy fruits and vegetables.
You should expect a letter from your child this week asking you to give them some money for the orphanage in exchange for doing chores or jobs around the house. Please make sure they do these jobs!! See the image below to give more ideas of jobs they could do around the house.
Students will also be collecting the following dried food items to donate to the orphanage (rice, beans, milk powder, oil and flour).
Many thanks for your support of your child’s action.