Year 6 have been continuing with their English work based around the story of Philippe Petit. We have been reading the book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. This tells the story of how Petit walked on a tightrope between the Twin Towers in New York in 1974.
We have reached the stage in the story where Petit appears in Court. He appeals to the Judge on why he should be lenient upon him.
This has led Year 6 to think about the power of persuasive writing. Each class member has written a passage of text pretending that they are Philippe Petit. They were asked to provide an emotive speech to convince the Judge that they should be able to walk free.
Instructions were given to write in paragraphs, and to organise the ideas in a logical sequence. You can listen to a couple of the Year 6 students sharing their ideas in the recording below.
Elsewhere in Year 6 and we had great fun welcoming the poet Adisa into our school as part of Poetry Week. Adisa told his life story to the pupils, using selected poems to explain some of his personal experiences. Some of the students were able to take part in a workshop.
Finally we would like to share a photo gallery of Year 6 students enjoying Sports Relief! The pupils took part in many races to help raise money for the charity. These included the potato and spoon race, the sack race and a three-legged race.