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Author Archives: Mrs S. Charlton

Race for Life

St Lawrence’s held a Race for Life event today to raise money for Cancer Research. This is a charity that is close to the hearts of many families here at St Lawrence’s. Year 5 took part with lots of enthusiasm. Miss Davidson and Mr Brown ran with them cheered on by MissCharlton and lots of parents. Everyone made a fantastic effort and enjoyed running- even in the rain! I’m sure we will raise lots of money for this very important cause.

Y5 Basketball Roadshow

Year 5 had a fantastic afternoon with some of the Newcastle Eagles basketball team yesterday. Three of the players, Rahmon Fletcher, Jeremy Smith and Victor Moses, came in to school to deliver Hoops for Health. As part of the road show, the children undertook some fitness activities, such as running on the spot, star jumps… Continue Reading

Farmer Thompson Visits Year 5

Mr Thompson, a farmer from Northumberland, came to visit us in school on Tuesday 26th February as part of the Country Trust Project. He brought with him a friend, another farmer from Northumberland. They came to talk to us about contrasting locations; we compared how different the farm/countryside is to the city.  Mr Thompson told us about how seeds and… Continue Reading

Dissecting Lilies

As part of our Science topic on plants, Year 5 had a go at dissecting lilies. We have been learning about reproduction in plants and found out that a flower has both male and female parts. There are two types of reproduction: sexual and asexual. Living things that use sexual reproduction have sex cells called… Continue Reading

Mary Poppins

On Monday 11th February Year 5 were invited to St Mary’s Secondary School to watch their productions of Mary Poppins. The show was amazing with lots of fabulous singing and dancing. We recognised a lot of the songs and especially enjoyed ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’. It was lovely to see an ex pupil or two in the show. Can… Continue Reading