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Category Archives: Curriculum

School Choir and Orchestra spread Christmas joy to residents of St Joseph’s.

On Wednesday 11th December, children from Year 4, 5 and 6 entertained residents of St Joseph’s retirement home. We have visited the home in the summer term and spring term and it was a pleasure as always to be back. Miss McDonnell conducted the school orchestra which consists of children in Year 4, 5 and 6 playing chime bars, tuned bells and ukuleles. Miss O’Hare conducted the choir of Year 5 and 6. We look forward to visiting again soon.

General Election 2019 in Year 3

Today we discussed the 2019 General Election in Year 3 and even had our own election! We discussed the topic of democracy and what it meant to have the right to vote. We looked at the three main policies and looked at child friendly versions of each manifesto. We watched reports from Newsround which showed… Continue Reading

The evil of Macbeth!

At the beginning of the lesson we voted on the question ‘which character is more evil – Macbeth or Lady Macbeth?’  The first vote was 18 for Macbeth and 10 for Lady Macbeth. We had a secret ballot to ensure people were voting individually. We then split into groups came up with the reasons we… Continue Reading

Friendship Week

Last week, the children of St Lawrence’s celebrated ‘Friendship Week’ in school. They thought about what makes a good friend through the various activities delivered in each class. They were particularly excited about ‘Odd Socks Day’ when they were given the opportunity to wear odd sock combinations to celebrate how unique and special we all are. Continue Reading

Year 1’s Environmental Art

As part of their Science work in Year 1 the children have been observing changes in the seasons. After collecting different kinds of fallen leaves from the trees in our school playground, the children went on to create hedgehog pictures using the leaves that they had collected as the hedgehog’s spikes. They were very pleased with the… Continue Reading