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Category Archives: Arts

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 school (every week for a full academic year) who will work mainly with Early Years but also our whole school community to encourage a story sharing culture with high quality books, resources and creative activities.

Our Reader-in Residence – Jonah – began working with our Reception children this week and was immediately a huge hit!   

A Reader in residence programme has four core aims:

  1. Create a story sharing culture with the whole school community.
  2. Encourage and excite diverse groups of children, young people, parents and staff.
  3. Provide a consistently rich experience of high quality children’s literature, for pleasure, to support children and families to achieve their potential.
  4. Create inclusive shared experiences through creativity.

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

Year 3’s Polynesian Performance

Year 3 have worked especially hard this year putting together their very own production, ‘Polynesian Performance.’ We have been studying the Hawaiian Islands as a part of our Volcanoes humanities studies, which the children have really enjoyed. The piece combines dance, music and drama in a retelling of a traditional Polynesian creation story. All children… 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

African Print workshop from the Laing Art Gallery

We had a creative morning workshop with an artist from the Laing Art Gallery. We worked closely with the artist; learning new artistic skills crucial to creating print inspired by Thomas Bewick’s designs. We took inspiration from African emblems, creating our own design and transferring it to make a stamp like print. These prints are… Continue Reading