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Category Archives: English

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 you spot them?

KS 1 Spelling Bee

Key Stage 1 joined the St Lawrence’s School Spelling Bee in January. In our phonic groups we all learned a number of spellings. We practised them all throughout January at home and at school,  then last Friday we had a Spelling Bee. We awarded prizes to the top spellers in each Phonic group and all… Continue Reading

Spelling Bee at St Lawrence’s

Over the last three weeks there has been a great buzz about spelling across St Lawrence’s.  The whole school has been avidly learning all of their class spelling lists.  Excitement has grown quickly, as we all participated in many spelling games, competitions and knock out rounds.  Eventually, we held a KS2 Spelling Bee in our… Continue Reading

Story Party

Elena came to school last week and held a ‘Story Party’ for us based on 2 books – Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and ‘Pick a Pine Tree’ by Patricia Toht. During the party she read the stories, played games with the children related to the stories and brought the stories to life through her… Continue Reading

New Library

The Reception children went to look at the new Library on it’s opening day. They were very excited to see all the new books and the toys that go with them. They are looking forward to borrowing some of the books to look at in our classroom before returning them to the Library. Continue Reading

Perfect Poetry Performances!

Year 5 have been working super hard in English lessons this week.  Our writing focus is poetry and we have been exploring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’.  Working in groups, we were given the task of memorising, acting out and reciting two verses from the poem to the class. I was super impressed with how well the… Continue Reading

Opening of our new School Library.

Today we ‘officially’ opened our brand new school library.  Mr Brown cut the ribbon, watched by our School Council members and Head Boy and Girl.  Afterwards the children in every class had the opportunity to visit and explore our collection of high quality texts.  All children received sweets and a bookmark to celebrate the opening. … Continue Reading

The 3 Bears at Christmas

The Reception and Nursery children visited Northern Stage today to watch a performance of ‘The 3 Bears at Christmas’. The children LOVED the performance from beginning to end. They watched carefully, listened attentively and joined in the songs and actions enthusiastically. A great opportunity for the children to develop their listening and attention skills as… Continue Reading

Seven Stories

The Reception children enjoyed a workshop at the National Children’s Book Centre just down the hill at the Ouseburn. We looked around the exhibition called Time for Bed with Tom our guide before taking part in a workshop based on a book we had read at school called Anna Hibiscus Song. It is a book… Continue Reading