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Category Archives: Year 5

A Trip to the Theatre

Year 3, 5 and 6 all had a trip to the Theatre Royal today to see Patrick Benson in The Children’s Bookshow. Patrick Benson is an artist who has illustrated lots of well-known children’s books, including The Minpins and Owl Babies.

As we arrived into Newcastle early, we had time for a quick visit to Fenwick’s window. We were all delighted with this year’s theme of The Snowman. After that we had time to stop for a snack at the Monument and we were lucky enough to have a fabulous busker singing nearby.

When the show started, we listen to Patrick Benson tell us all about his career as an illustrator. He showed us a lot of his pictures and explain the process he goes through each time he creates pictures for a new book.

Back at school this afternoon, we had a go at illustrating a chapter of our class reader, Wolf Brother. The children created fabulous pictures from the images in their head as they read, just like Patrick Benson.

Welcome to Year 5!

Year 5 had a fantastic first day yesterday. The children quickly settled into their new class. We started by discussing what we want our Golden Rules to be. A favourite of mine is ‘Show kindness, tolerance and respect in everything we do and treat others as you want to be treated!’ The children then took part… Continue Reading

Year 5 Class Liturgy

Year 5 had their last class liturgy this morning. It was lovely to see lots of parents, who came along to support the children. The children planned the four parts of the liturgy: Gather, The Word, Response and Going Forth. They had lots of lovely ideas about how to share our learning from our Stewardship topic. We… Continue Reading

Y5 @ Broomley Grange

As part of the class end of year dojo reward, Year 5 spent the day at Broomley Grange yesterday. What an amazing experience! We started the day off with a tug of war. The children then got to further test their strength and stamina on an obstacle course. They also flew through the air on a zip… Continue Reading

Wonderful Residential Trip

31 children from Year 5 & 6 had a fantastic time at the school’s residential trip to Borrowdale in the Lake District. They took part in a variety of activities including rock climbing, kayaking and ghyll scrambling. The youngsters, and teachers, really pushed themselves to the limits in the Lake District sun, during the 3… Continue Reading

Y5 Visit to St Mary’s

Year 5 had a fantastic day at St Mary’s on Tuesday. First of all, the children took part in a Q & A session with some Year 7 boys, who are almost at the end of their first year. They found out all about life at St Mary’s: what the lessons are like, the times… Continue Reading

Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan

The children of St Lawrence’s dressed up in red, white and blue today to celebrate the forthcoming royal wedding.  We enjoyed learning all about royal weddings from the past and traditions which have passed down through generations.   We’re looking forward to the big day tomorrow and send a huge royal wave to the happy couple!… Continue Reading

A Day at the Farm

On Wednesday 21st March, Year 5 visited Matfen Farm. First we went to the sheep farm, where all of the pregnant ewes were ready for lambing. We were lucky enough to see three lambs being born, with the help of Matthew the shepherd. It was amazing seeing the tiny lambs take their first steps after only a few… Continue Reading