On the Sunday before Easter, many Christians celebrate Palm Sunday. Recalling the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, churches distribute palm leaves in remembrance of people who waved them and carpeted his path with them.
We used palm leaves to create our own palm crosses.
St Augustine’s new classrooms were officially opened today by several important guests. We listened to a series of presentations including some from our very own Year 6 children. I am very proud of all the children that took part in the ceremony as for some them, it was their first time speaking in front of an audience.
We are very lucky to have such amazing classrooms!
This week, Year 6 are writing a balanced argument. Our balanced argument will look at the reasons for and against St Augustine’s new MUGA being open to the public. We came up with many different reasons and decided that certain groups of people hold certain views. For example, local families would be for it opening to the public as it would provide them with somewhere to spend quality time together.
This afternoon, we had a class debate. Each table took on the role of a group in the local community. We looked at providing evidence/reasons for the views they held.
This week we have been writing a letter to MI6 to try and persuade them to purchase our new gadgets. We looked at the features of a letter as well as the features of persuasion. The letters are fantastic and the Year 6s spent a long time editing their writing.
This week is World Book Week and we have been doing lots of fun activities linked to reading and writing. Yesterday, we had a visit from an author called Mike. His workshop was all about writing poems. Our task was to write our own limerick.
Who can remember what a limerick is?
I’d love to see lots of children sharing their limericks on this post, I know Year 6’s were fantastic.
We have been reading ‘Stormbreaker’ which is all about a spy called Alex Rider. We have done lots of work on spies -from designing our own gadgets to writing stories with flashbacks.
This week, Year 6 started planning and choreographing their own dances. We discussed the types of moves that spies might use and we listened to everyones ideas before practising and planning the opening part of our routines. In a few weeks, the children in Year 6 will perform their dances to the rest of the year group.
Last week, Year 6 were looking at persuasive writing techniques. We decided to write persuasive letters to Mrs Ryan providing her with lots of reasons as to why we thought Year 6 should be the ones to move into the new building. Mrs Ryan was very impressed by our letters and this week we received the good news. We are just about settled in, here is a photo of us on our first day in our new classroom.