BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised over £1 billion for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

What does the charity do?

The BBC’s charity and mission is to help ensure every child in the UK is safe, happy, secure and has the opportunities they need to reach their potential.

They raise money both throughout the year and in the annual November appeal which is put to work where it’s needed most. The BBC fund local charities and projects who help remove the barriers that are facing children and young people, so that they can thrive.

Our school took part in raising money for this cause. Nursery and Reception spent the day learning all about Pudsey bear and why he is still a favourite to all those children living in hospitals.

We looked in particular at the Great Ormond Street Hospital and watched a short clip about a little girl who lives there. She loves Pudsey bear and told us how it kept her warm and happy throughout her treatment. We decided to make her lots of Pudsey bears to keep her smile as smiley as can be!

The Reception children also decided to write letters to the children. They listened carefully to Miss B show them the features of letter writing, then had a go themselves. We hope that our letters bring a smile to the children living in Great Ormond Street hospital!

We raised lots of money by coming into school dressed as super hero’s! 

We wonder what the theme will be next year?