World Book Day 2019
All staff and children had a great day celebrating all that is wonderful about Reading! As the theme of this year's World Book Day was share a story all classes had a story read to them by a different teacher. Here are just a few of the many photographs we took throughout the day.
Our homework this week linked to the engineering field of Science. We were set the challenge to make the best paper aeroplane we could. We all had a really good go at this and enjoyed the practical task.
Here we are on our school field flying our planes. It was great fun!
Some children have been practising chalk art with Miss Parker. We used our skills to draw and blend using this material. Here we are hard at work during the lesson. And here is some of our amazing work up on display around school. We are really pleased and very proud of what we have achieved.
Today in collective worship, we welcomed Mr Brownsword, a parent and local engineer, to our school. He was presenting our school with a signed copy of the book ‘Think Engineer’ by Professor Jon Holt and illustrated by Ian Simmons. This colourful book discusses the exciting opportunities that the world of engineering has to offer. This is an area which spans across our daily life in obvious and many subtle ways.
The book also offers support to children who may be interested in this pathway because it allows them to think about the subject areas to consider when making option choices throughout their education.
We would like to thank Mr Brownsword for awarding us this exciting book which we know the children will find thoroughly fascinating. It will be available to borrow from our school library.
On Tuesday 14th March we launched British Science week during our whole school collective worship. We were very lucky to have some visitors from Turves Green Boys School leading this ‘Space’ themed presentation.
Miss Wu and Miss Nightingale engaged the children using a variety of activities. These included video clips to enable us to better understand this vast topic. Tim Peake featured in a number of these clips as he had been part of several live video links to schools. We found the one with the gorilla particularly amusing!
During the presentation we learned how to make a rocket and watched from a safe distance as it ‘launched’. As well as this we re-created a scaled down version of the solar system in the hall.
We were very proud of the children’s behaviour and with all their knowledge on the subject – from Year 3 to Year 6.
We would like to give King Edwards School a very warm, St Laurence Junior School thank you. We had a brilliant time and learned a huge amount!
On Tuesday 14th March we were very lucky to have Ms Ferguson from King Edwards School visiting for the afternoon. Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of Science during British Science Week.
The theme of the lesson was ‘Light’ and this linked in well with the Year 6 curriculum and the Science week theme. Activities involved making shadow and creating rainbows. As you can see from our photographs the children were engaged in their learning and enjoyed taking part in these fun, practical tasks.
We would like to give King Edwards School a very warm, St Laurence Junior School thank you. Year 6 had a brilliant time and learned several exciting things!
On Wednesday 15th March we were incredibly lucky to have more visitors in to school to bring British Science Week to life. Mr Jackson, Ms Reeves and three pupils from Turves Green Girls School wowed us with their scientific skills in a presentation around the theme of the week, ‘Change’. We saw that sugar changes when you set fire to it; that certain items change their movement when near electricity and we looked at a basic human need of how to change dirty water into clean water.
We were engaged in the assembly and showed great knowledge and excitement to have a go at working scientifically.
Ms Reeves complimented the whole school on their excellent behaviour and participation throughout the whole presentation.
We would like to give Turves Green Girls School a very warm, St Laurence Junior School thank you. We had a brilliant time and learned a huge amount!
The children and staff have had a lot of fun today, dressing up as their favourite book characters. We had everything from Where's Wally to Harry Potter and even the Gingerbread Man made an appearance! Thank you to all children (and staff!) who made such a fantastic effort.
Christmas Panto 2016 - Aladdin
Easter Assembly 2016
Our Easter assembly told the story of the resurrection of Jesus through poem and acting. 6W led the assembly, reminding us that Easter is not about the Easter Eggs, but about what Jesus gave up for us.
World Book Day 2016!
A huge thank you and well done to all of the children and adults who helped celebrate this year's World Book Day. Children had a whole week to focus on a certain book and then present their work to the whole school during an assembly. The children were also able to come to school dressed as their favourite book character!
King Edwards Swing Band.
On 6th July we had King Edwards swing band come to perform for us some of the amazing music that they have learnt over the last year. Thank you not only to the students involved, but the staff who made it happen too.
On the 20th June St Laurence held the annual summer fayre, it was a mixture of weather with sun and rain seen throughout the afternoon. Nevertheless we had a fantastic turnout. A huge thank you to the parents and staff for their help in organising the day,plus to the families for their attendance!
Year 4 Maths Challenge.
Four children from Year 4 took part in a gifted and talented maths competition at King Edward's School. They competed against 9 other schools. The competition involved maths puzzles and problems. They came third, narrowly missing out on a place in the finals. We had great feedback from the staff at King Edward's who said "They were a real credit to their School, and we really enjoyed having them."
Visit from an author.
At the end of March we had a special guest visit us in school, a real author, ER Reilly. During assembly he told us about some of his books, why he wrote them, where they were set and that he used to be a teacher!
Remembrance Day 2014
This year marked the 100 years since the war and so St Laurence Junior wanted to mark the anniversary. We held a special assembly and the children took part in various lessons throughout the week.