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St Laurence Church of England Primary School

Learning with love and laughter

A member of the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust

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 Welcome to Liverpool class 


This half term our learning challenge is based around the question - Could you survive a natural disaster?  We have been learning about volcanoes and earth quakes.  We have written an information text about volcanoes and we are now writing a story about Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius erupting.  We have learnt about different types of rocks and investigated if they are durable, permeable or how dense the rock was.  We had a fun afternoon and we were really lucky that some of our parents were able to join us. 


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Our class book

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Homework is given out every Friday.  Each week children are expected to learn their spellings,practices times tables and read regularly.  


Each half term the children are given a project to complete.  This is based around the learning challenge for this half term.  The children can build a model, make a collage , draw or make a power point. 


Autumn 1 - to create a model , draw or make a college of a volcano.  

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Our  PE lessons are on a Wednesday afternoon.  Every child should bring their PE kit in at the start of the half term. This includes black pumps, white t-shirt and shorts.

Our School council member


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Our class ambassadors

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We expect children in Liverpool class to read regularly.  Each week we count up how many times the children have read and record this for our reading challenge - reading around our rocket.  As the children progress around the planets there are rewards.  Our new whole school reading scheme - Bug club, has a variety of books that the children can read on their computer or tablet at home. Complete comprehension challenges to receive coins. Challenge yourself! 

Autumn 2

We at the beginning of another exciting half term and the lead up to Christmas.  We have started our new topic of, Who were the Anglo Saxon ?  We have lots of fun things planned to do including designing and making an Anglo Saxon settlement. Our Science topic is Humans as animals and we will be learning about our digestive system and about our teeth.  


Remembrance day

The children learnt about Remembrance day.  We thought about all those people that lost their lives in battle.  We talked about the poem Flanders field and thought about its meaning.  During an art lesson we created line drawings of poppies using different pencil gradients.


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Creative homework

This half term our topic is, Who were the Anglo Saxons?  We would like you to create a piece of Anglo Saxon jewelry or clothing to bring into school the week beginning 9th December.  We will have a show and tell for the children to share their project with the class at some point that week.


Today in English we have been learning a portion of text taken from Anglo Saxon boy.  The children had lots of fun sharing their ideas and actions.

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