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Category Archives: English

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 voted the way we did.  We matched them up with debating vocabulary such as ‘It is fair to say…’ and ‘No one can argue that …’

We came back together and discussed our reasons for and against.  We were only allowed to interrupt the speaker if we were chosen by the chairman.

 

We then had a final vote.  The tally remained the same but some people had changed their minds!

Reading Workshops in KS 1

Years 1 and 2 invited parents to join them today for a reading workshop. Parents found out about reading in KS 1. Parents were told about how we value reading in school; At St Lawrence’s, we value reading as a key life skill and are fully committed to enabling our children to become competent and… 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

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