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Author Archives: Mrs C. Maxwell

Look at our Writing in Y6!

Last term, Year 6 studied ‘A Christmas Carol’  by Charles Dickens. Before looking at the actual text, we explored the question: Who was Charles Dickens? We researched his background and considered what life was like for people living in Victorian England.  Dickens was writing during the Industrial Revolution in London and there was a huge contrast… 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

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