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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

Class Character Conscience Alleys

We put ourselves into Noah Barleywater's shoes to convince him whether to stay or go...

This week's continuation of our Power of Reading text involved us thinking about Noah's decision to leave his family home, at 8 years old; the same age as all of us!

We first thought about the questions that we would ask Noah if we had the opportunity to meet him and used our question matrixes to create higher level thinking questions. So that we could decide whether this would help us to get to know his character better, we hot seated him:

There was a lot of discussion within our lessons about whether we agree with Noah's decision to leave home and how we could justify our opinion(s). We thought about how we would feel and how desperate we would have to be to walk away from life as we know it.

Conscience alley with our own Noah Barleywaters trying to convince him to stay or go using our own opinions.

What is your opinion? Do you agree that he should have run away? How might you convince someone with a different opinion to change their mind?

  • The school’s Christian values of love, honesty and respect are well expressed through its caring atmosphere. This impacts positively on the strong sense of belonging and supporting relationships evident across the school.

    SIAMs 2016

  • Pupils are interested in learning and attend school regularly. They feel safe and behave responsibly

    Ofsted 2016

  • Teaching contributes well to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

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  • Well established phonics teaching ensures pupils have a good grounding in the basic skills needed to write successfully.

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  • Relationships are strong and pupils’ good behaviour is reflected in a happy and caring atmosphere, with attendance that is well above the national average.

    SIAMs 2016

  • Teachers and teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils who speak English as an additional language.

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