Feb 092015
 

Everyone seems to be going to Smiggle. There has been the recent arrival of Smiggle in Tunbridge Wells. It opened on 16 November 2014 and since then Smiggle has been a massive hit.

Smiggle was an idea by Stephen Meurs

Smiggle was originally an Australian based shop selling stationary and related accessories. Its retail stores are in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK.

In October 2013 Smiggle had 150 stores in Australia,

23 in New Zealand ,17 in Singapore ,and 12 in the U.K.

This is one of the many popular pencil cases in Smiggle:smiggle

Sophie, Year 5

 Posted by at 1:27 pm
Feb 092015
 

This year in 2015 the Uk is celebrating 800 years since the magna carta was signed by King John on the 12th June 1215 at Runnymede.  The Magna Carta was made because the barons of England weren’t happy about how King John was ruling. He was taxing people very hard pretending there was a war on but there wasn’t so he could get money. The Magna Carta said that any man could step forward and tell the King what to do or to stop doing something. Also the King has to abide by the laws.

Why is the Magna Carta so important?

Most people forgot about the Magna Carta but in the Stuart Era a MP called Edward Cook challenged Charles I about it. Then in America a rich aristocrat found out about the Magna Carta and used it as their start their  Democracy. After WW2 we issued a act by looking at it. It was the Human Rights Act in 1998. The Magna Carta has helped Democracy all over the world by kind of saying that every man is equal and has a right to tell the Monarch if they are doing something wrong.

Anna, Year 6

 

 Posted by at 1:25 pm
Feb 092015
 

I am happy to announce that Rose Hill will be taking part in Fairtrade Fortnight which runs from 23rd February – 8 March 2015. Year 5 has been studying Fairtrade in RS and we want to make the school and parents aware of what Fairtrade is and how we can support the cause. There will be a Fairtrade bake-sale, an assembly and information going home about why it is so important to buy Fairtrade.

More information can be found in the RS room below the 5 foot banana!

FT

Fairtrade is a organisation that helps small farmers get a fair price for their products.

For example, bananas. Everyone buys them at some point but not everyone knows where they come from.

The Windward Islands in the Caribbean are a well-known banana grower. Before they had the help of Fairtrade, they were not getting a fair price for their products so that’s why they had the help of Fairtrade.” Sophie, Year 5.

 

 Posted by at 1:22 pm