Willow 2016-17

St Augustine's School

Willow 2016-17

Ashfield Fire Station

June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Year 6 have been very lucky this morning. We visited Ashfield Fire Station and had the opportunity to learn about keeping safe.

We split up into groups and went around several exhibitions learning about internet safety, electrical safety, water safety and road safety. As well as this, we refreshed our first aid skills by putting people in the recovery position and performing CPR.

During the morning, we also had the opportunity to learn about arson. Some of us had the opportunity to pretend to phone the fire service and report a fire. We now know who to call and what information to provide on the phone.


Greek Pottery

June 8th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

We started our topic by looking at the importance of Greek pottery. We discovered that there were many different types and each one had a different use.

Greek pottery also linked to our work on Greek mythology. The Greeks believed that Athena, the goddess, invented the potters wheel.

We each chose a particular shape and started to think about how it could be decorated. Amphora, Kylix, Hydria and the Krater were all popular choices. Here are some of our final pieces. We used pastels to replicate the delicate patterns.



May 25th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We have had lots of fun in the allotment today! Miss Exley has been hard at work and has had lots of help from some very eager Year 6’s.

We have planted leeks, potatoes, cabbages, turnips, parsnips and brussels sprouts.

Keep your eyes peeled for more photos


Fun in Nursery

May 19th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

These two loved helping out in Nursery this afternoon.



May 18th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

This week in our DARE lesson we looked at how non-verbal communication is just as important as verbal.

We discussed what facial expressions and gestures we might use in different scenarios or to show different emotions.

Can you guess which emotions they are showing?

What situations could these children be in?




May 16th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

This week we have continued our work on Greek myths. We have read and discussed the story of Hercules and used it to create our very own comics.


Year 6

May 8th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Dear Year 6 pupils,

This week you will sit your SATs tests for maths, reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation. We know how hard you have worked, but there is something very important you must know…

The SATs test does not assess all of what makes each of YOU special and unique. The people who create these tests and score them do not know each of you the way that we do and certainly not in the way your families do!

They do not know that some of you speak two languages or that you love to sing or draw. They have not seen your natural talent for dancing, performing or playing a musical instrument. They do not know that your friends can count on you to be there for them; that your laughter can brighten the darkest day or that your face turns red when you feel shy. They do not know that you participate in sports, wonder about the future, or sometimes help your little brother or sister after school. They do not know that you are kind, trustworthy and thoughtful and that every day you try to be your very best.

The levels you will get from this test will tell you something, but they will not tell you everything. There are many ways of being smart. You are smart! So while you are preparing for the test and in the midst of it all, remember that there is no way to ‘test’ all of the amazing and awesome things that make you, YOU!

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle

Sleep, Rest, Believe!

Good Luck!

Mr White, Miss Stott and Miss Exley



Greek Pottery

April 27th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Today we have been looking at Greek pottery. We looked at the different types of vases and what they were used for, they each had special names. We found out that men were the only ones allowed to make pottery and the women had to decorate them. We also discovered that the first pottery was made using geometric designs so we had a go at creating our own patterns.

These are the kinds of patterns that the Greeks used to decorate their vases.



Palm Crosses

March 29th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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.


Staff Talent Show

March 26th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized


Once you have watched all the ACTS below please then vote once on your favourite one.