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Sir John Heron Primary School

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Year 5

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November 2018 - Kindness Week

As part of our PSHCE focus term, on Monday 12th - Friday 16th November 2018, the whole school participated in a charity called “Children in Need”. This article will tell you about what exactly happened in kindness week.


The whole school wore yellow clothes to represent the meaning of kindness,respect and friendship. We managed to raise a mega £400- thanks to everyone who took part.


Also on Tuesday 23rd November 2018,for PSHCE every single year got to create a banner to do with kindness. Luckily,parents were able to join in and help their children. Each year made the following,

  • Elmer the Elephant (reception)

  • Tree decoration (year 1)

  • Put hands & arms in paint and put it on paper (year 2)

  • Fishes (year 3)

  • Puzzle making (year 4)

  • Friendship bracelets (year 5)

  • Birds (year 6)


Additionally,the peer mediators read books about friends,kindness and respect.Thank you to everybody who took part such as parents,teachers, students,peer mediators,prefects and school counsellors.

By Abdulrahman and Haadi




September 2018 - Literacy Lesson 

During our last few literacy lessons we have been preparing for our poetry performance for a poem of our choice. We looked through and annotated the poems in our books and used these skills during our performance. We then evaluated each others performances looking at our tone, actions, facial expressions, pauses used. 

Paul Lyalls Visit

In Year 5 we had the pleasure of working with esteemed poet Paul Lyalls who has worked and performed with Michael Rosen, Arsenal FC, Benjamin Zepphaniah, Kate Tempest, George Best, Miranda Hart, Will Self, John Hegley, Andrea Leavy and Rastamouse to name but a few. Whilst working with us Paul performed a few of his poems and even gave us some of his secrets for writing amazing poems. Most notably that normally our first, second and sometimes third ideas aren't the best but by refining and editing our work we will improve upon them. 


We used a few of his techniques and created our own poems, have a look at one below


Do you like Donuts?


I love donuts with sprinkles

They stare at me wanting and waiting

For me to eat them but...


It's more fun to hoop them around

my finger until they get dizzy

and then swallow them whole!


By Iqra