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There are three areas which I am passionate about promoting in Primary Schools: outdoor learning for all years, physical activity as an integral part of life and learning, and interdisciplinary learning. I believe that when learning is linked across the curriculum in a real-world context, it makes sense to learners.

There are three areas which I am passionate about promoting in Primary Schools: outdoor learning for all years, physical activity as an integral part of life and learning, and interdisciplinary learning. I believe that when learning is linked across the curriculum in a real-world context, it makes sense to learners.
Starter For Ten Enterprise Project
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project

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This is the full set of resources which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes.
Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Ten - Writing a Business Plan
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Ten - Writing a Business Plan

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This is the tenth lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 10 OVERVIEW: During this lesson the children will learn about what a business plan is and why businesses create them. They will discuss a theoretical example of a business plan as a whole class. Each business will then work together to create their own business plan. Ideally this should be done on a computer by filling in the business plan template. If this is not possible, the business plans could be written by hand. LESSON 10 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: I can work with my group to create a detailed and informative business plan.
Starter For Ten Enterprise Project Overview
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project Overview

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This document describes the Starter For Ten Enterprise Project in detail. It explains what the project is about and what it involves. It includes tips on funding the project, spending any profit and timing the project. The sequence of fourteen lessons is described with an overview of each lesson provided.
Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Seven - Choosing a Charity
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Seven - Choosing a Charity

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This is the seventh lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 7 OVERVIEW: NOTE: This lesson can be skipped if the class voted not to contribute a percentage of any profits to charity in lesson 3. In this lesson the children think about issues which concern them and research charities which take action on these issues. After research on the internet the children present their chosen charity to the class. A confidential vote is then taken to choose the charity which the class will donate to. LESSON 7 LEARNING OBJECTIVE: I can contribute my views and opinions to a whole class decision.
Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Nine - Market Research
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Nine - Market Research

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This is the ninth lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 9 OVERVIEW: During this lesson the uses of Market Research for businesses are discussed using a theoretical business ‘The Pencil Case Company’ as an example. The children then design, conduct and present their own market research. LESSON 9 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can create a questionnaire which will provide me with information to help my business. 2. I can analyse and present data to show what my customers want from my business.
Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Thirteen - Progress Report
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Thirteen - Progress Report

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This is the thirteenth lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 13 OVERVIEW: In this lesson the children will consider how and why they should review how their business is doing after each sale. The businesses will be provided with a PowerPoint presentation template which they will use to present their reviews to the rest of the class. The children will discuss identifying what has gone well and what could be improved and also how to make a plan so they can achieve improvements. It is suggested that, following this lesson, each business creates a progress report PowerPoint after each of their four sales. LESSON 13 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can identify what my group has done well and areas for improvement. I can contribute to a plan to achieve improvements. 2. I can contribute to group presentations to the rest of the class. 3. I can use some of the features of PowerPoint to create an interesting presentation.
Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Twelve - Counting the Cash
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Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Twelve - Counting the Cash

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This is the twelfth lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation. Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity. The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence. Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. LESSON 12 OVERVIEW: In this lesson the children will learn a number of financial terms. They will find out about the financial records which they will keep. The class will look at their cash flow sheet and discuss how to complete it. They will then look at the Excel spreadsheet which will be their balance sheet. After experimenting with the spreadsheet and discussing the purpose of the formula bar, the businesses will save a balance sheet to use throughout the project. LESSON 12 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. I can define the terms; cash flow, cash inflow, cash outflow, net cash flow, revenue, costs, profit, loss, profit motive, gross income and net income. 2. I can describe the difference between a cash flow sheet and a balance sheet. 3. I can explain how using formulae in an Excel spreadsheet can make calculations easier.