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Author Archives: Mrs C. Maxwell

Respect for Remembrance

Armistice Day honours the end of World War One and always falls on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour. This year marked 100 years since the first two-minute silence was observed on in 1919.

We held a short service to remember the people who bravely fought in this war.  We read poems and prayers.  Miss McDonnell played the last post on her trumpet to mark the start of a 2 minute silence.  Everyone showed great respect – from Reception children to Year 6.

When you go home,

tell them of us and say,

for their tomorrow we gave our today.’

World Mental Health Day

Thousands of people are saying #HelloYellow to support children and young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day. At St Lawrence’s, we wore ‘yellow’ as part of an awareness raising campaign with www.youngminds.org.uk. and raised money for this charity. In class, we watched a video, had lots of discussion and took part in some… Continue Reading

Welcome to Jonah – our Reader-in-Residence!

At St Lawrence’s we are passionate about Reading.  We recognise the importance of developing children’s word-reading skills and comprehension, but also their love of books and reading. This year we are thrilled to be working in partnership with Seven Stories – the National Centre for Children’s Books.  . They have placed a member of staff into our… Continue Reading

Y6 Leavers

Year 6 enjoyed their last week together at St Lawrence’s.  The children read and sang beautifully at our end of year mass on Tuesday, enjoyed a boogie at the disco on Wednesday and amazed us with their memories and ambitions during our Leavers’ Assembly on Thursday.  They have worked extremely hard this year and this… Continue Reading

Double, double, toil and trouble!

“Double, double, toil and trouble, Fire burn and cauldron bubble…” Year 6 relished the opportunity to work with Konflux Theatre to produce a ‘Play in a Day’.  After studying the Shakespeare play, Macbeth, earlier in the year, they were given the chance to show off their knowledge of the characters and the twists and turns… Continue Reading