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Category Archives: Curriculum

Christmas Toy Day

As part of our Speaking and Listening curriculum the children were all asked to bring in one of their favourite Christmas toys. This morning the children told each other about their toy and why they liked it. We had such a range of toys – and the children all enjoyed finding out how each others toy worked and we even spent some time this afternoon sharing and playing with them – a perfect end to our first week back after the holidays!

Fairytale Reading and Writing in Year 3 – Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne.

In Year 3, we have been enjoying reading Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne. We split the story into three parts; the beginning, the middle and the ending. We have discussed in small groups the features of a fairytale and how Browne’s version also includes these conventions. Over this topic, we have developed our skills… Continue Reading

Story Club Y3/4

Every Wednesday lunchtime, we have Story Club for Year 3 and 4.  The children look forward to choosing and listening to a variety of different stories and poems.  At St Lawrence’s we are always working hard to increase our children’s access to high quality texts, improve vocabulary, challenge children to become more confident, keen and… Continue Reading

School Choir and Orchestra spread Christmas joy to residents of St Joseph’s.

On Wednesday 11th December, children from Year 4, 5 and 6 entertained residents of St Joseph’s retirement home. We have visited the home in the summer term and spring term and it was a pleasure as always to be back. Miss McDonnell conducted the school orchestra which consists of children in Year 4, 5 and… Continue Reading

General Election 2019 in Year 3

Today we discussed the 2019 General Election in Year 3 and even had our own election! We discussed the topic of democracy and what it meant to have the right to vote. We looked at the three main policies and looked at child friendly versions of each manifesto. We watched reports from Newsround which showed… Continue Reading