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Category Archives: Arts

Year 1 appreciate the music of Louis Armstrong

As part of our music sessions, Year 1 have been listening to Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World’. We have listened to the instruments used, the tempo of the song and the lyrics. In groups, we created our own large scale wonderful worlds based upon the lyrics we heard.

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

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… Continue Reading

Year 4 at the Laing

As part of our Autumn art topic, we visited the Laing Art Gallery for a printing workshop. We started by looking around one of the galleries for inspiration. We looked for anything that we thought represented autumn in the pictures. We found leaves, plants, trees, fruit as well as abstract images and colours. After that,… 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

Choir and Orchestra Performance at St Joseph’s

Our KS2 choir and orchestra had a wonderful time this morning performing for the residents of St Joseph’s. The children have been working very hard since Easter, rehearsing during lunchtimes and after school to produce a tribute concert to ‘Stage and Screen.’ They performed songs from films and musicals such as ,The Greatest Showman, Annie,… Continue Reading

Sports Day 2019

Today EYFS and KS1 joined together to take part in an exciting sports carousel. We worked together in teams to complete a number of challenges. At the end we all had a well deserved ice lolly! Years 1 and 2 enjoyed some competitive races, some children even won medals! What a great morning! Continue Reading