We are reading the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In our book, Charlie found 50p in the snow and had to decide what to do with it. Bearing in mind that the book was first published in 1964, 50p was a lot of money!
Today we did some drama using the Conscience Alley technique. We learned that our conscience is the part of us that helps us to choose whether to make a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ decision, and this is why we can sometimes feel guilty about what we do.
As we took turns to walk down the alley, one side of our conscience suggested that we give the money to charity or hand it in to somebody responsible, while the other side suggested we spend it on ourselves, buy toys or Wonka bars.
At the end, ‘Charlie’ was asked what he was going to do with the money. Sometimes ‘Charlie’ made a decision that would have him feel good later, while other times ‘Charlie’ made a decision that would have him feel guilty.
UNCRC Article 29
Your education should help you use and develop
your talents and abilities. It should also help
you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment
and respect other people.
It has been a busy couple of weeks in P5R. Keen to try out what I’d learned on a course over summer, pupils have been working cooperatively in class for some topic activities. This involves working in small groups or pairs in a very structured way.
We have used this style of learning to develop our classroom charter:
We have also used cooperative learning in drama and have worked well together in groups to think about ideas from our class novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: