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Category Archives: Year 5

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 have been learning that often, the word ‘stewardship’ is used to refer to a responsibility to take care of something that is owned by someone else. We found out that ‘sustainability’ means taking into account the impact that our choices will have on other people, future generations and on the earth that nourishes us.

We gathered together in the hall and listened to prayers written by the children. They also shared some of the posters they had designed in class about caring for the earth. The children then read the scripture from Genesis 1: 1 -25 In the Beginning. This scripture tells us all about how God made the earth and everything in it. We then shared a lovely prayer called ‘Walk Lightly’ that reminds us of the precious gifts God has given us and how we are responsible for looking after them.

The children then responded with a beautiful liturgical dance. We chose a piece of music called My Lighthouse because God is our lighthouse, shining his light for all to see. We remembered how God created the world and everything in it. We are stewards of his creation and we look up to his light to show us his love and guidance.

The children finished the liturgy by giving their parents a leaf on which they had written a promise that they will try to keep over the summer holidays. The promise is a way in which they will try to care for God’s earth.

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

Year 5’s Godly Play

On Tuesday 20th March the children took part in a Godly Play session with Mrs Cooper. After greeting the children, she began by telling them the story of the Good Shepherd, which linked to our topic of Memorial Sacrifice. The children did a lot of wondering and asked and answered questions throughout. They were then… Continue Reading

Les Miserables at St Mary’s

Year 5 were lucky enough to be invited to St Mary’s Secondary School to watch their production of Les Miserables. The children, along with other local primary schools, got to see the premiere performance. The show was amazing and the singing was fantastic! All of the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We can highly recommend going… Continue Reading

Year 5’s Prayer Spaces

On Monday 19th March, Year 5 attended a session in Prayer Spaces, run for the school by the Vineyard Church. The children were able to take part in many interesting activities around the theme of the Good Shepherd. We started by singing a song together then the children chose the activity they wanted to participate… Continue Reading