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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 Hands the class studied a new iPad app every lesson.

By using apps such Garageband, Figure, LaunchPad and Auxy they were able to experiment with new genres and sounds before recording their own piece. 

Year 3 trip to the Hancock Museum

We had a wonderful day today at the Hancock Museum for both our humanities and science topics. For science we explored the precious gemstones section of the museum and also enjoyed a rocks and minerals workshop. For humanities we explored the early prehistoric section  of the museum and completed activities relating to Stone Age to… Continue Reading

Year 3 trip to Broxfield Farm

Year 3 had a wonderful time today at Broxfield farm in Northumberland. We started the day by feeding some cows and learning different facts, including different types and names of cows. We then ventured into the fields and saw learnt how a combine harvester cuts the ears of wheat ready to be processed. We had… Continue Reading

World Mental Health Day

Thousands of people are saying #HelloYellow to support children and young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day. At St Lawrence’s, we wore ‘yellow’ as part of an awareness raising campaign with www.youngminds.org.uk. and raised money for this charity. In class, we watched a video, had lots of discussion and took part in some… 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