We are learning all about Safety at school this week. To help us to kick off this topic, we had a trip to the fire station on Birley Moor Road. We have been learning about firefighters as part of our Great Fire of London topic as well.
We took the tram from school and it was so exciting. We were thinking about all of the things that we might see at the fire station or the questions we could ask.
When we arrived, we met Nic who had been a fire-fighter for 10 years. She asked us if we knew what a fire-fighter did. We found out that a fire-fighter didn’t just put out fires.
Did you know that firefighters:
- Put fires out
- Rescue animals if they are stuck
- Help if people have been involved in road accidents
- Put smoke alarms into people’s homes
- Rescue people if they are drowning or are stuck in water
- Help out in emergencies
Nic then showed us some of the equipment that she uses and needs to wear if she gets called out to an emergency.
After that, Nic and her team took us on a tour around the fire station. We saw lots of fire engines and all of the tools that fire-fighters might need to use. Jim showed us where the emergency call comes through. Some of the tools that the fire-fighters have to use are really heavy – you need to be strong if you want to be a fire-fighter.
Just before it was time to go back to school, we got a special treat. We were allowed to use the fire hose and squirt water, imagining that we were real-life fire-fighters putting out a fire.
We had the best fun!
Thank you to everyone at Birley Moor Fire Station for making your visit amazing! Thank you to all of our parents and helpers who came with us on the trip too! Without your help, we wouldn’t have been able to go.
This half term, we have been learning how to play football with Ash from Sheffield United Community Foundation. As an extra special treat, Ash came into the classroom to help us with our learning.
We looked at the values that footballers need to have on and off the pitch and how this can help us with our learning in and out of the classroom.
This values are:
We thought about what it meant to play the right way, what it means to be respectful and what qualities we would need to be a team player and/or a captain of a team. We learnt that we can’t always win but more importantly, how to react if this happens.
Thank you Ash, we had a wonderful morning and we will make sure that we are using this values when we are in the classroom.
In Pearl class, we have been learning about Fairtrade. This is something that everyone in school has been looking at and links to the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development as set out by the United Nations.
First we looked at what Fairtrade actually is:
- Trade that is fair
- People and countries sell things to each other and farmers sell the crops that they grow.
- Soemtimes trade isn’t always fair. Big companies and rich countries buy a lot of crops from poor countries but they don’t always want ot pay a fair price for the goods.
- Fairtrade buyers want to make things better for farmers and they agree to pay farmers a fair price for their crops.
Then we looked asked, how does Fairtrade work?
- Fairtrade farmers know that they will get a good price for their goods.
- These farmers can make plans for their farms, spending money to make them better and safer.
- These farmers must also agree to pay their workers a fair price.
- Fairtrade buyers pay extra money too, called a premium. This money could then be spent on building a new school, health centre or bridge over a river.
We know when goods are Fairtrade when…
If you see this symbol on products, then you know that it is Fairtrade.
Can you find this mark on anything in your house?
Where do Fairtrade products come from?
- Fairtrade products come from countries all over the world.
- Bananas are grown in tropical regions.
- Cocoa to make chocolate with comes from countries such as the Ivory Coast in Africa.
- Tea and coffee also comes from hot places.
- Fairtrade flowers grow well in Kneya’s sunny climate.
- Mines in South America supply glittering Fairtrade gold.
Pearl class decided that they wanted to finish the work that they had been completing on Fairtrade, by having a Fairtrade Tea Party. They decided what they wanted at the tea party and then sent Miss Varley on a little shopping trip. Here is what she was able to get.
It was so lovely to complete our learning on Fairtrade with a chance to all sit down together and eat and drink some delicious foods. Cheers!