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St Laurence Church of England Primary School

Learning with love and laughter, growing in God's grace

A member of the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust

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Learning challenge

Would you survive a natural disaster?

This half term we will be looking at a variety of different natural disasters.  These will include ones that come from deep within the earth such as earthquakes, volcanoes and Tsunamis.  We will also look at ones caused be weather such as tornadoes , hurricanes and wildfires.  We will look at how they are created as well as the impact on our planet.

Autumn 2 - What do you think about art?

This half term during our learning challenge lessons will have an art focus.  We will be looking at a range of different artists including :David Hockey, Paula Rego, Edward Hopper, Pieter Brueghel and Fiona Rae.  We will consider how artist convey their feelings and emotions through their art.  As well as thinking about the different mediums that they use and what messages they are trying to convey.


Autumn Term 1- Who were the Anglo-Saxons?

This term we will be finding out about the Anglo-Saxons, from how they ploughed the fields and sown crops, to honing their skills as craftsmen, metal workers and beautiful jewellery makers. 

As part of our cross curricular links we have been learning about Anglo Saxons during our English lessons and have written an information text about Anglo Saxon Houses .