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Spring Term 2 - Incredible India!

Picture 1 An overview. Music objectives have rolled over.

Monday 6th March

Monday 6th March 1
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24.02.17 - Our debates in full flow

24.02.17 - Our debates in full flow 1
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When we started discussing this question, 9 pupils initially said they thought the rich people's possessions were more valuable and 13 chose the poorer people. We shared our thoughts on the difference between sentimental possessions and material possessions and thought about the gratitude each group would show if they were given something reasonably small, such as a loaf of bread. This was a turning point in our debate, as many of the pupils then realised that the poorer you are, the more you value everything and anything that you are able to acquire, regardless of how small it may be. 

 

At the end of the debates, nobody thought the rich people's possessions were more valuable and EVERY SINGLE CHILD considered the poorer people's possessions to carry a greater value.

 

Some of their reasons are:

  • "I changed my mind because they have their family and don't need as many possessions." Victoria
  • "I still think the poorer people's possessions are more valuable because they value what they have and would be devastated if they lost anything. Therefore they are more likely to look after their possessions and make them last." Faith
  • "I know that I value personal possessions more than expensive possessions because it means a lot if it's been passed down through my family, rather than just bought." Jovi
  • "I think that sentimental value, if something has been passed down from their Nan for example, is more important than an iPad, with no sentimental attachment." Bradley
  • "I changed my mind because the poorest people don't have money to buy food and sometimes the rich people might give the poor people a loaf of bread. They would say 'Thank you'" Lewis

23.02.17 - Whose possessions are more valuable?

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In Literacy this week, we have been exploring the quality of life of different groups of people in India. We found it fascinating to see that in some areas, slums and mansions are side by side, divided only by a row of trees. After talking about the differences between the lives of the people living in these two areas, we decided to have a debate about whose possessions were more valuable; those worth lots of money or those where every possession had greater value because they had so little. 

 

This provoked an extremely mature conversation, with the children in Class 3 identifying reasons for their choices, thinking about the lives of others and speculating as to what might be more valuable to different groups of people. I can't wait to talk about it more tomorrow!

20.02.17 - creating the Indian flag using different art mediums

20.02.17 - creating the Indian flag using different art mediums 1
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20.02.17 - creating the Indian flag using different art mediums 9
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