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Category Archives: English

Remembrance 2020 in Year 3

Today Year 3 displayed excellent behaviour and respect during our Remembrance Service lead by Mrs Maxwell with music from Miss McDonnell. We also enjoyed making our own poppies this week which we decorated using oil pastels. They will be part of a whole school display! Miss O’Hare brought in a special painting of her great uncle, John James O’Hare and his death penny medal which has been in her family since the first world war. The medals do not say the rank of the soldier as they are all equal for their bravery. John James died in Ypres in Belgium, near Flanders Field which inspired the famous poem by John McCrae.

Poetry and Fireworks!

Year 2 have enjoyed working on a Literacy unit this week about poetry. We based a lot of our work around describing fireworks. We have been learning all about the power of using adjectives to describe nouns in the genre of Poetry, We wrote some fabulous poems about fireworks. We also learnt all about Acrostic… Continue Reading

Whizz, Crash and Bang in Year 3!

Today we looked at comic strips to learn about how onomatopoeia can be used to bring a piece of writing to life. We then acted out our own scenarios using onomatopoeia speech and effects bubbles – like we were living in our own cartoon or comic strip! Onomatopoeia are words that are also sounds eg.… Continue Reading

Who was Winston Churchill?

As part of our WW2 topic, Year 6 have been researching the life of Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill was one of the most influential leaders of all time. He was the prime minister of Britain during World War II and was also involved in the government during World War I. Churchill was a leader, a… Continue Reading

Here We Are

Since returning to school In September, the children in Year 1 have been talking a lot about themselves and how special they are in the world. They focused on the book, ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers and produced artwork and pieces of writing based upon the story. What a fabulous job they did! Continue Reading

Autumn Fun!

Year 2 have been learning all about the changes around us in Autumn. We went on  an Autumn walk around school and gathered colourful leaves. We made leaf rubbing pictures in class. We made an Autumn tree with handprint ‘leaves’ We enjoyed making Autumn dens. We thought of adjectives to describe the things which we… Continue Reading

Our Curriculum for September

  St Lawrence’s Recovery Curriculum Autumn 2020 We are very excited to be able to welcome all our children back to St Lawrence’s in September. Please download our Recovery Curriculum from the link above, which outlines our approach to teaching and learning in the Autumn Term.   We have followed advice from Department for Education, Education… Continue Reading