We have had a fun week in P3A, learning business and enterprise skills. We looked at product, pricing, marketing and selling as we prepared for the Christmas Fair. We all worked very hard to make the items to sell on our stall: Making reindeer food, Christmas tree decorations using wooden discs, reindeer and snowmen lollipop holders. We also bought some wristbands as they were quite cheap and we thought we could sell them for a good price and make some profit from them.
The other products were chosen as we were looking for some environmentally friendly goods to sell, with as little plastic as possible – our reindeer food does not have any glitter as it is plastic and not good for the environment – ours is entirely edible and birds might enjoy it as well as reindeer 🙂 They are in paper bags too and these can be recycled after use. The wooden discs are also all natural products.
As we were making the products we had to think about quality control and make sure they were as neat as possible and of good quality – no one would like to buy something that is falling apart or poorly made! We were a great production team, the classroom was like a factory with everyone working hard on their job.
In our writing lesson, we learned about persuasive language.. We worked in teams to think of words and phrases that we could use to make signs that will make people want to buy each of our products. They also had to show information about the product and clearly show the price too. We also thought about reasonable prices to sell our goods at – taking into account the money spent to buy the resources. Learning what a profit is.
On Thursday we had our school Christmas lunch. The lunch hall looked great and there was Christmas music playing too. The food was lovely and we all had a good time.
As the hall was busy with Christmas lunches we had PE in the classroom again this week. We did some Scottish country dancing, by popular demand (from some!) The children have been learning Scottish dances with Mrs Reid and we had great fun and good exercise practicing them in class.
In numeracy, we continued with column addition sums and learned about making a profit or a loss when selling goods.
On Friday, we were very busy at the Christmas Fair – we worked hard on our stall, adding prices and working out change. Some of us even went around the Fair with baskets of products and did really well. We showed lots of confidence and had excellent sales chat! We sold out of everything on our stall and we are looking forward to finding out from the PTA what our takings were.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the Fair today, it is always great fun and the children get so much out of having their own stall.
Have a lovely weekend, P3A and Mrs Kennedy