I have been working on a R.E. based unit with Chestnut Class on my Thursday mornings since the start of the summer term called 'Moral Choices'. As you might expect from the title this has proved a very interesting subject to tackle with the children.
This week our session was focused on a recent BBC article which suggested that chocolate bars should be sold in plain wrappers to reduce their attractiveness on the shelves of shops. The article, which can be found here, stimulated some very interesting discussions and it led us to an activity where the children produced designs for chocolate bars that were more than just plain but designed to actively discourage people from eating them. We also looked at how cigarette advertising has changed over time, and the children were horrified to see that smoking was portrayed as 'cool' and even good for you back in the 1950s!
This session enabled us to address not just aspects of the R.E. curriculum but also a number of points on the Science curriculum, where we are required to teach the children about healthy lifestyles.
I thought that it would be good to include the amazing designs the children created in my blog today. I was hugely impressed with their mature attitudes as well as their creativity. You can click on each image to enlarge it.