Willow 2016-17

St Augustine's School

Willow 2016-17

Special Mention

July 11th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Year 6 children spent three days at their secondary schools last week. On their return, they were full of excitement and couldn’t wait to tell me what they had been doing. One particular story made me very proud. At the end of this young man’s transition, he was given an award at the Special Mentions assembly organised by the secondary school. He was awarded a certificate, pen and book token for being outstanding during the week. I know that his positive attitude and determination will continue in September.

Well done,

Miss Stott


Good Luck

July 3rd, 2017 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Good luck to all of the Year 6’s who are starting their transition at their new schools tomorrow. Enjoy meeting new friends and your new teachers, I look forward to hearing all about it on Friday.

Miss Stott


Day 2

June 29th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

We’ve had another brilliant day today. This morning, we took part in a drama workshop where we learnt how to project our voice and why eye contact and spatial awareness are important when acting. Using these skills, we receited some of Shakespeare’s work.

We then had a delicious meal at Pizza Express. I’m not sure how we managed it after our cooked breakfast this morning though. The coach then took us to the Swan Theatre where we had the opportunity to explore an exhibition based on Shakespeare’s plays. We saw panoramic views of Stratford from the top of the tower. 

The children are very excited for their trip to Cadbury World tomorrow. I’m sure they’ll share their chocolate…



June 28th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Year 6 have had a brilliant first day on their residential and are now all fast asleep.

We visited Mary Arden’s farm this morning and enjoyed a Tudor banquet and a falconry display. Some of the children had an eagle owl fly over their heads. This was to prove that the owl is a silent flyer.

We then went on to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. It was really interesting to see each of the different rooms. We also discovered how the building was built.

After lots of food, we met our tour guides in the centre of Stratford. Our tours guides were fantastic and answered all of our questions. We saw the many houses that Shakespeare’s family lived in, his school and other buildings built during that period.

We are looking forward to another busy day tomorrow.



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.