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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Learning and caring together, building a firm foundation for the future

Protest! Debate! Argue!

As part of our British Values topic, Year 4 have been reading a colourful book called 'The Day the Crayons Quit.' We looked at the letters they wrote, protesting at Duncan of their mistreatment.

The Blue crayon was unhappy because he got used for EVERYTHING and the purple crayon was cross because Duncan had not been drawing in the lines.


In groups, the children read each colour crayon's letter and formed an argument about why that colour had the worst situation. The children worked hard together to share ideas and make sure that each person had something to say. Zuzanna said, 'we all helped each other' and Mrs Burton said she was impressed by the excellent team work

Caitlin said it was funny and made her laugh a lot. Harleen told us, 'some people forgot what to say.'

It is nerve-wracking to stand at the front of the class!


Gracie said she liked working as a team, and making sure no one was left out.

And finally, the class voted on which crayon they felt sorriest for. In Skylarks, we decided that the BLACK was the worst off because he never got used, except for drawing outlines.

Which colour do YOU think has the hardest job?

Who do you feel most sympathy for?

Next week, we will be looking at writing letters as a different form of persuasion.

  • chloe 1 year ago
    I think we all did a great job and worked very hard. I would like to say that the teachers helped us with the discussion about the crayons. Thanks to Mrs Burton and Miss Baker for helping us do a great job.

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