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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.

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

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