Macmillan Virtual Learning Wall

This year – Mr. Andrew has decided to create a virtual learning wall instead of just having one in school.


We are going to discuss what we learned, how we learned it and show you the final products of our learning!


We were all very excited at the beginning of P6 to find out that we would be organising a Macmillan Coffee Morning.


Here is everything that Mr. Andrew thought that we should cover.


Wow, that seemed like a lot to learn. We were ready for the challenge though.


We got to work right away and decided on our theme – we went for superheroes to show that we were going to be like heroes, raising money for people with cancer.


Then we realised that we had to get to work in asking local businesses for donations. To do this we had to use our persuasive writing skills:




This was successful for us as we got a few prizes donated that we were very grateful for:



As well as using our persuasive writing skills to ask for prizes we had to persuade people to come along by creating some posters.



Once the work was under way we decided we needed to learn more about the Macmillan charity. We used our reading and technology skills to create some fact files on Macmillan – we also put them on the tables for our guests to read.




Once we knew why we were raising money we thought it would be a perfect time to make some cakes to sell!


We learned about food hygeine and practised our baking skills with a little bit of weighing and measuring thrown in as well.




This is what the final result looked like:




After the cakes were ready it was time to set up the hall.


We used our art and design skills to produce some fantastic work


Once the hall was decorated and set up it was time for the big day. We had a raffle, guess the height of the cake, a cake stall and people paid to get in at the door. All the generous donations helped us to raise £478.64. We were so happy and we would like to thank everyone for all their support.

Here are just some photos from our day taken by Aidan and Megan. Lean and Zander are working on making them into a video but you can enjoy the slideshow for now.


Click here for the Google Photos Slide Show

Here is what P6 had to say about our IDL study:

Daniel –  “I was very pleased with how the Macmillan topic went. It was a great opportunity for us to learn about cancer and how it affects people. We also earned good life skills like how to handle money. We also got a taste of the world of work as we learned how to be a good waiter and have good customer service skills”.


Martha – ” I was really happy about the art work and liked decorating the hall”.


Megan – “I learned about how cancer and how it can affect lots and lots of people in the world”.


Harry – “I learned how to spell tricky topic words like fundraiser, cancer and support”.


Aidan – “I learned how to use a video camera”.


Fraser -” I learned how to count up money and give change at the door. It was tricky at first but we got used to it”.

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