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Category Archives: Curriculum

Reading Workshops in KS 1

Years 1 and 2 invited parents to join them today for a reading workshop. Parents found out about reading in KS 1.

Parents were told about how we value reading in school;

At St Lawrence’s, we value reading as a key life skill and are fully committed to enabling our children to become competent and life-long readers.

We talked about why reading is important;

For this reason, we aim to increase our children’s access to high quality texts, improve vocabulary, challenge children to become more confident, keen and capable readers but most of all – promote greater enjoyment of books!

 

Parents were invited to join in our guided reading groups.

 

Parents and children were introduced to our new Rocket Reading incentive. We are all looking forward to blasting off to the moon to win a book!

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… Continue Reading

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

Year 4 at the Laing

As part of our Autumn art topic, we visited the Laing Art Gallery for a printing workshop. We started by looking around one of the galleries for inspiration. We looked for anything that we thought represented autumn in the pictures. We found leaves, plants, trees, fruit as well as abstract images and colours. After that,… Continue Reading