Over the last few weeks, the Y5 and Y6 boys have been learning how to be entrepreneurs by planning and leading a shop called Snack Shack (owned by PcDolans).

They came up with a ingenious idea of making and selling sandwiches to the hungry staff in school on a Friday – the children knew their fridges would be empty and their energy to make themselves a lunch would be low! Ch-ching!

The boys sent out a customer questionnaire whereby staff were asked about their preferences.

Based on their likes and ideal sandwiches, the boys decided on a number of different sandwich fillings and meal deal choices.

The order forms were sent out with the staff orders returned… this is when the real hard work began!

After Miss Maeer had brought the first load of shopping back, the children began to work as a team to prepare the fillings, butter bread and box up the sandwiches.

After a quick clean down, the boys organised their shop and eagerly waited for their customers! Tayo was in charge of taking the money and making sure he was giving the correct change; the other boys helped their customers to their orders. Such professionals!

Following their busy day, the boys will count the money, work out the profit, design a customer feedback form and think about the next steps for their business!!

Afternoon Tea

Over the last few weeks, the children have been busily planning and organising an Afternoon Tea for their parents to say thank you to them and show them how much they appreciate them.

Children enjoyed writing an invitation to their parents to which they received the reply in the post!

Next, the children though about making a gift for their Mums for Mother’s Day. They decided to use their excellent hammering skills to produce some nail art.

The morning before the afternoon tea was very busy; the children used their cooking skills they have been learning over the last 2 terms to weigh and measure the ingredients to bake a sponge and chocolate cake.

Next came the sandwiches. The children learned the best methods for preparing cheese, ham and jam sandwiches and made over 200 tiny triangle sandwiches!

Finally, it was time to decorate the dining room ready for our parents’ arrival. The children helped to make beautiful flowers and bunting, filling the cake stands with the food and putting the final touches on the room.

Parents enjoyed a special performance of Spring Chicken and took part in some Makaton training! They learned lots of signs they can use at home to help communicate with their children.

The children had a lovely time and their parents said such kind things about the event!

Anita S It was a fantastic tea party – well done everyone! X 

Hayley P It was lovely to spend time with William. The team, as usual went to a lot of effort.

Lynsey M it was a lovely afternoon I am glad to have been part of it it was lovely to spend time with Maisie and to see all the parents come together the cakes were amazing well done to all the kids think they need to come to my house and bake me some thank you all xx

Emily R we had a lovely time. Thank you and a big well done to all the arp children and teachers. it was a yummy treat x