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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 Gateshead and Newcastle City Council.

The Autumn Term will be a balancing act between settling children back in, addressing the pastoral needs that children have and kickstarting education.  Children will need time to readjust to learning so our curriculum has a progressive structure which recognises this.

Government guidance states that substantial modification to the curriculum may be needed at the start of the year, so teaching time should be prioritised ton address significant gaps in pupil’s knowledge with the aim of returning to the school’s normal curriculum content by no later than summer term 2021.

With this in mind, our Recovery Curriculum in the Autumn Term will prioritise Reading, Writing, Maths Key Skills, RE, Art, Music, Exercise and Well-Being. 

Year 2 working from home!

Well done to Year 2 for their hard work over the past two weeks. Here are some of the activities which the children have been completing; Fabulous Rainbows! Year 2 were asked to make a poster showing a message to their friends. Art work and model making. Literacy and Maths activities History work; finding out… Continue Reading

Finding our brave in Year 3

As a part of Children’s Mental Health Week, and thinking about the motto, ‘Find Your Brave,’ Year 3 looked at the story ‘The Wolf’s Colourful Coat,’ by Avril McDonald. The story encourages children to find their inner strength and to try to be brave when something worries them. In the story, the character Spider showed… 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

Friendship Week

Last week, the children of St Lawrence’s celebrated ‘Friendship Week’ in school. They thought about what makes a good friend through the various activities delivered in each class. They were particularly excited about ‘Odd Socks Day’ when they were given the opportunity to wear odd sock combinations to celebrate how unique and special we all are. Continue Reading