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Music of the future from Year 6

Year 6 had an incredible time creating their own music with instruments from around the world – thanks to a series of apps on their ipads.

The pupils were able to compose, improvise and design using a huge range of software instruments, synthesisers, and digital audio workstations.

Thanks to visiting teachers from North East-based Music Hands the class studied a new iPad app every lesson.

By using apps such Garageband, Figure, LaunchPad and Auxy they were able to experiment with new genres and sounds before recording their own piece. 

Good Start to the Season

An inexperienced St Lawrence’s football team won the first match of the season in the Bishop’s Cup competition. They defeated St Mary’s, of Forest Hall, 3 – 2, in a very open match. The team lost the following fixture with St Alban’s but with some fantastic team work and passing it bodes well for an… Continue Reading

Fantastic Summer Fair

Hundreds of friends and family enjoyed the wonderful weather as the sun shone down on the summer fair. The ice cream van and drinks stalls were definitely popular as the children enjoyed face painting and the toy tombola. Despite the hot weather the chocolate tombola and the obstacle course were packed, while others queued for… Continue Reading

Year 6 science visit

Year 6 had a fantastic day looking at the science of levers and pulleys, thanks to a visit from scientists at the Centre for Life. The children looked at the physics behind circus tricks – trying their hand at a couple themselves. For the finale the pupils were given complete freedom to come up with… Continue Reading

KS2 science trail

Over 100 children enjoyed the KS2 science trail around school finding out some amazing facts and tricks as part of Science Week. The fun session looked at how amazing simple experiments can be and showing how science comes into every aspect of our lives. The children split into small groups and then watched close-up activities… Continue Reading