We learnt about BBC Children in Need and how it has raised more than £1 billion for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK since 1980. We explored their aims which are to improve the lives of thousands of children by ensuring that their childhood is safe, happy and secure and that every child has the chance to reach their full potential in life.
We then explored Pudsey Bear and learnt that it was designed by Joanna Ball, a BBC graphic designer. Pudsey Bear (who was named after the West Yorkshire town where Joanna was born) first appeared in 1985. Originally wearing a red bandana with black triangles and a sad expression, he was very popular and returned the following year with a new bandana (white with red spots) and a happier expression.
Up next, we learnt about how Terry Wogan - a Life President of BBC Children in Need- made a huge impact on the lives of millions of young people across the UK. He was passionate about everything that BBC Children in Need aims to achieve and helped to raise awareness and money over many years.
We completed a comprehension activity about all of the facts we had learnt and then used our maths skills to tackle a Children in Need tricky code breaker activity.