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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Lawrence. We are a very busy but friendly school and we've always got lots of things going on.

 

At our school we have three very clear aims that underpin everything we do:

 

1. To develop a school where effective teaching and learning take place and there is fairness for all.

 

2. To enable all our children achieve their full potential while helping them become responsible      members of society.

 

3. To develop a school community where everyone is valued.

 

By the time they leave us in Year 6, we want our children to have be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking. We have high standards at Lawrence and achieve this through a creative and fun curriculum but also by providing an environment where children feel safe and happy. Further information about how well.. why... and what we are doing can be found on the "HEAD'S SELF EVALUATION REPORT TO GOVERNORS", which can be found on the Governors page of this website. This is updated 3 times a year, please have a read and see what we are all doing.

 

Our children are eager to learn and they bring out the best in our teachers. They are polite and courteous and these qualities are commented on by visitors to our school.

 

I am proud to be the Head Teacher at Lawrence Primary, our children are wonderful, our staff are hardworking, our Governors are supportive and our parents want the best for their children which all go to make Lawrence Community Primary School such a fantastic place for children to learn.

 

At Lawrence it is our privilege and duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our children and we expect all staff and visitors to support us in these aims.

 

This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community. We hope that you enjoy your visit and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have. Further information or detail about our curriculum and/or our School Development Plan or any additional information about our policies or practices can easily be provided on request by the school office or a member of  the School's Leadership Team.

 

At Lawrence we aim to foster a caring, sharing environment where a total commitment to equality and opportunities permeates the whole curriculum. Our school motto is “Where Everyone is Valued”… and we mean it!

 

Every member of our school community, pupils, parents, staff, governors and friends are welcome, valued and respected regardless of race, gender or disability.

 

We aim to provide a secure, happy and stimulating learning environment in which the talents and abilities of our children are recognised and nurtured.  Everyone within our school is given opportunities to achieve their full potential in all aspects of intellectual, spiritual, moral, social and physical development.

 

Our school proudly takes its place in our local community and we establish strong links between our children and their families and friends promoting attitudes of mutual respect and responsibility.

 

British Values

 

At Lawrence Community Primary School we value and celebrate the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all our pupils and families and celebrate together the British Values that underpin our school, our city and our country. One of our key aims at Lawrence is to ensure that all of our children are equipped with the skills and attitudes to become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background. We are extremely proud to be a "School of Sanctuary".

 

We have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and we believe that this idea of fairness for all encourages an acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated. An example of this in action is having School Council members voted for by the children in their class.

 

To support this aim we include in our curriculum, and in other aspects of school life, objectives and activities that develop an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process. As a school, lucky enough to have children and families from very many different cultures and faiths, we promote a shared understanding as we all have the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs. This principle is protected in British law and is a proper requirement for any compassionate society.

 

We believe and promote through all our actions, both within the curriculum and throughout all our activities, that differences in faiths or beliefs should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour and as a school community we challenge any type of discrimination that we identify.

 

Throughout our curriculum, but especially through PSHCE, Religious studies, History and our work with and in the community we:

 

  • include objectives and activities on the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries
  • ensure all pupils within our school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as a school council whose members are voted for by the pupils; ‘everyone is valued’
  • consider the role of extra-curricular activity, including any run directly by pupils, in promoting fundamental British values

 

We undertake a variety of events and lessons throughout our curriculum and through all areas of our school life that help us celebrate together, share and learn together all about these and all about each other.

 

Our motto is “Where everyone is valued” and we find that this encompassing approach enriches everybody involved with our school. We teach and promote respect and tolerance for the differences in our community and the wider world through all aspects of school life.

 

We have daily assemblies, either class, Phase, Key Stage or whole school which uphold traditional values of empathy, respect and tolerance. These values are also taught within formal SEAL, PSHCE and RE lessons and on an informal nature throughout the school days. Our expectations in this area are very high especially during play times, in the dinner hall and around the school… working together we can achieve anything.

 

 Why not view our school's contribution to a "STOP HATE CRIME" video shot but JMU students as part of an "Inclusive Cities" project at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkTEYF6Awws

 

                                

Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Intent 1

Curriculum Implementation

 

The Year 6 Curriculum Implementation at Lawrence 

 

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

English

Powerful Language

Eye of the Wolf

Mission: Save

Pompeii!

The Great Debate

Reading, writing and SPAG

 

Fantastic, Funny, Frightening

What is Blood For?

Poetic Voice

Word Detectives Week

Reading, writing and SPAG

 

 

Comprehension Revision

Salamander Dream

Amazing Inventions

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Reading, writing and SPAG

 

Maths

Place Value:  Ordering

Rounding

Order of operations

Problem Solving

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Algebra

 

Converting measures

Properties of 2D and 3D shapes

Fractions and percentages

Multi-step problems

Explaining reasoning

Area, perimeter and volume

Negative Numbers

 

 

 

Problem Solving

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Science

Living Things & Their Habitats

Seeing Light

 

Animals Including Humans

Evolution and inheritance

 

 

 

Electricity

Art

Gustav Klimt

 

Street Art

 

 

 

Express Yourself

 

DT

Food Technology

 

The Maya

 

 

 

 

History

World War 2

 

Why should we remember the Maya?

 

How has communication changed over time?

 

Geography

Where should we go on holiday?

 

What is it like in the Amazon?

 

Where does all of our stuff come from?

 

PE

Swimming

 

Gymnastics

Coordination: Ball Skills /Agility: Reaction/Response

Static Balance: Seated /

Static Balance: Floor Work

Athletics (LSSP)

Top Up Swimming

 

Spanish

Family and jobs Feelings

At the doctors

Recall 1-100 (x10 – 100 RRP)

Justifications for opinions

 

Places in town and directions

Round numbers up to 1,000,000

1 – 1,000 (R/W)

Haunted castle mystery

Prepositions

Counting x2, x3, x5, x10

Fractions and decimals

Prepositions

Counting x2, x3, x5, x10

Fractions and decimals

 

 

The Year 5 Curriculum Implementation at Lawrence 

 

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

English

Poets’ Voices

Friend or Foe

Animals on the Move

Ultimate Rap!

Oranges in No Man’s land

Greek Myths

The Museum of Fun

 

Ultimate Explorers

Tell me a Story

Pitch it

Maths

Place Value

Mental Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division: Written Methods

Geometry

 

Multiplication and division

 

Fractions

Problem Solving

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Science

Forces of Nature

Life Cycles: The Circle of Life

Out of this World

Growing Up and Growing old

 

 

AMAZING CHANGES

Material World

Art

Frieda K

A Sense of Place

 

 

Chinese Art

DT

We are Plant Protection Designers

We are Pop-Up Cafe Designers

 

Evaluation

 

History

What Impact did the Anglo-Saxons have?

Why Should We Thank the Ancient Greeks?

Would the Vikings do anything for Money?

Geography

Are We Damaging our World?

How is Our Country Changing?

How Will our World Look in the Future?

PE

Dance

Gymnastics

Invasion Games

Swimming

Netwall

GAMES STRIKING AND FIELDING

Top Up Swimming

Spanish

More body parts, Illness, Family members, 1 – 60 (all calculations)

Clothes (uniform) + adjectival agreement  'Get dressed Robert' story Time - ¼ past and ¼ to 1 – 60 odds/evens, counting in 2s/5s/10s.  Clothing linked to Christmas

The World Around Us

 

Revision

 

The Year 4 Curriculum Implementation at Lawrence 

 

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

English

Space Explorer!

Christophe’s Story

Sounds Spooky

Creating Images

The World’s Weirdest Sports

The Grand Tour

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Exploring Poetic Form

 

The Shang Dynasty

The Iron Man

The Grand Tour

Exploring Poetic Language

Poems about Animals and the Outdoors

 

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Geometry

 

Measurement, fractions and decimals

Data

Problem Solving

Science

Find out how sound travels

Digestion and different types of teeth

Looking at States of Matter

Living Things

 

 

Humans and other animals

 

Art

Native North American Artefacts linked to Jewellery Design

 

Art of Sonia Delaunay

 

 

Design and make a model of the Iron Man

DT

Food Technology. Healthy Eating.

Food Technology

Healthy Eating

 

 

Evaluation

 

History

Child in the Past

Why Should We Thank the Ancient Greeks?

Would the Vikings do anything for Money?

What happened when the Romans came?

Geography

Can You Come on a Great American Road Trip?

How is Our Country Changing?

“Is Climate Cool?”

PE

Develop ball skills and teamwork through a variety of team games.

Cardio – Coordination:

Floor Movement Patterns

 

 

Cardio – Dynamic Balance  to Agility

 

 

 

Spanish

Descriptions of hair and eyes

(I) Big green monster story Brothers and sisters 1 – 39 (add/subtract, odds/evens, double/halve)

 

Weather linked with months + seasons X10 – 60 (RRP)

 

The children will learn about: food and drink for a picnic - sandwich fillings/ice cream flavours

Euros

1 – 69 (all operations)

 

 

The Year 3 Curriculum Implementation at Lawrence 

 

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

English

Where would you like to live?

Storm

All About Me

Shape Poems

 

How Far Would I Go To Look Cool?

Dragon Slayer

All About Me

Performance Poetry

Maths

Place value

Missing numbers

More than less than

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Measurement

Money

 

 

Analogue 12 and 24 hour time including Roman numerals

Multiplication and division facts for 3, 4 and 8 times tables

 

Science

Rocks and Soils

 

Food and Our Bodies

 

Art

Van Gogh - line, texture, light and shade

 

India Art

 

 

DT

We are Exhibition Designers - levers, linkage and popups

 

We are exhibition designers

 

 

History

The New Stone Age

 

How unpleasant were the Bronze and Iron Ages?

Geography

Where on Earth are we?

 

Can the Earth shake, rattle and roll?

PE

REAL PE - Skills

Agility, Balance, Co-ordination, Power, Reaction time, Speed

 

P.E. Batting and Fielding

 

Spanish

Name, age, feelings, where you live Numbers 1 – 10 (in and out of sequence, add) Body parts Colours

 

Days of the week and months

Odd and even numbers to 31

Animal nouns

Personal questions

 

 

The Year 2 Curriculum Implementation at Lawrence

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

English 

 

What Would You Do?

(FICTION)

Pattern, Rhythm, Rhyme (POETRY)

All About Explorers (NON-FICT)

A Twist in The Tale (FICTION)

 

English 

How do Rocket shoes work?

(Non-Fiction)

Closer Look (Poetry)

Significant Author

To look at a variety of books by Martin Waddell.

Word Detectives

English

 

 

Muddles and Mishaps

Silly Stuff

What’s the most unusual Place?

 

 

 

 

 

S.P.A.G.:

Full Stops, Question and Exclamation Marks

Introducing Nouns and Verbs, Coordinating Sentences, Introducing Capital Letters, Past and Present Tense

 

S.P.A.G.:

Suffixes , Noun Phrases, Adjectives, Compound, Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives:, Irregular past tenses

 

S.P.A.G.:

Apostrophes, Suffixes, Commas in a list, Using suffixes

 

 

 

 

 

READING:

To make prediction, ask and answer simple questions, discuss favourite lines from poem, recognise simple rhyme & rhythm, identify patterns in a poem.

ask questions as motivation for reading non-fiction.

Select and explain ideas from non-fiction to explain thinking, read non-fict. find answers to question, make predictions, discuss key fairy-story features, explore characters within a story, discuss characteristics of fairy-tale characters (good and bad)

 

 

READING:

The children will  ask and answer questions to find out more information, use a Glossary to find the explanations of words, read a variety of poems to explore imagery and the use of descriptive language and to, explore the poet’s feeling, read a variety of books from a significant author, answer questions on a text using literal retrieval and inference, read words with suffixes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

READING:

Comprehension 

To ask and answer simple questions.

To make predictions

To read a variety of poems, identifying features

To ask and answer simple questions.

To read non-fiction texts, 

To find information from a non-fiction text.

Reading Play scripts

To read information for History topic on the first flight.

 

 

 

 

 

WRITING:

Write story using a familiar setting.

Write a poem following a pattern.

 

 

 

WRITING:

Collect information for an explanation text

Draft, edit and compose their own poems and read them aloud.

Children plan and write a sustained story independently.

 

WRITING:

To write a story following work on extended stories.

To look at poems based on models and write own poem.

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS:

Number and place value

Additon and Subtraction

Properties of shape

Addition and subtraction

Word Problems

 

 

MATHEMATICS:

Recognise, find, name and write fractions, symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value, solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change

Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass

(kg/g); temperature (°C);

capacity (litres/ml) to the

nearest appropriate unit,

using rulers, scales,

thermometers and

measuring vessels.

 

 

MATHEMATICS:

Describe patterns and relationships involving
numbers or shapes, make predictions and test these with examples
Recognise and use whole, half and quarter turns, both clockwise and anticlockwise; know that a right angle represents a quarter turn

Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication or division in contexts of numbers, measures or pounds and pence.

Identify and record the information or calculation needed to solve a puzzle or problem

Number - Using all 4 operations

 

 

 

PSHE:

Being me in my world

 

 

PSHE:

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

 

 

 

PSHE:

Relationships

Changing Me

 

 

 

SCIENCE

Animals: Learning about animals habitats. Linked to geography finding habitats on the globe.

 

COMPUTING:

We are astronauts: Programming on screen. We are game testers: Explore how computer games work.

 

 

SCIENCE:

Keeping Healthy

 

COMPUTING:

We are Photographers

 

SCIENCE:

Plants:

 

COMPUTING:

We are Researchers:

 

 

SCIENCE

Everyday use of Materials,

 

 

COMPUTING:

We are Detectives: collecting clues

 

We are Zoologists

 

 

 

 

 

GEOGRAPHY:

The Wonders of the World,

 

HISTORY: 

Who were the Greatest Explorers? 

 

GEOGRAPHY:

Where do different animals live?

HISTORY: 

How has food changed over time?

 

 

GEOGRAPHY:

What will we see on our journey around the world?

HISTORY: 

How did the First flight change the world?

 

MUSIC:

Charanga: Hands, feet, heart

 

MUSIC:

I wanna play in a band

Zootime

MUSIC:

Friendship

 

 

ART: Aboriginal Art 

D.T.: Making a Bag: designing, creating and evaluating a bag

 

ART: Super Sculptures

D.T. The children will plan, design and make a healthy drink.

D.T.:We are drink

designers

ART: Henri Rousseau

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:

Leaders and Teachers

Christmas celebrations

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:

Who was Buddha?

Why is the Torah special?

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:

Christian Rites of Passage

What do Sikhs believe?

P.E.

Personal

 

P.E.

Cognitive

Creative

.

 

P.E.

Physical

Health and Fitness

 

 

 

SPANISH: 

Revision of colours, numbers, days of the week and months of the year.

Animals and body parts

SPANISH:

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases

 

SPANISH:

Recognise, respond to and use greetings in Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

The Year 1 Curriculum Implementation at Lawrence

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

 

RWInc: pink storybooks, purple storybooks, green storybooks, red ditty books, magnetic boards

 

 

RWInc: pink storybooks, purple storybooks, green storybooks, red ditty books, magnetic boards

 

 

RWInc: pink storybooks, purple storybooks, green storybooks, red ditty books, magnetic boards

 

S.P.A.G.:

Introducing Punctuation

Introducing Sentences

Sentence Structure

S.P.A.G.:

Introducing Punctuation

Introducing Sentences

Sentence Structure

 

 

 

S.P.A.G.:

- add prefixes and suffixes:

using –ing, –ed, –er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words [for example, helping, helped, helper, eating, quicker, quickest]

 

 

 

 

READING:

Fiction

Guess What?

Poetry

Sensational Senses

Non-fiction

Who Lives Here?

Live

Poetry Star!

 

READING:

Listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently.

 

 

 

READING:

Being encouraged to link what they read or hear read to their own experiences.

Recognising and joining in with predictable phrases.

Learning to appreciate rhymes and poems, and to recite some by heart.

WRITING:

Hold a sentence, build a sentence, handwriting, writing activity linked to text

WRITING:

Hold a sentence, build a sentence, handwriting, writing activity linked to text

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WRITING:

Saying out loud what they are going to write about.

Composing a sentence orally before writing it.

Sequencing sentences to form short narratives.

Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS:

Number and place value

Additon and Subtraction

Properties of shape

Addition and subtraction

Measurement (Length and height)

Number and place value

Multiplication and division

Position and direction.

Addition and Subtraction

Fractions

Measurement: Money

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS:

Multiplication and division 

Number and place value

Multiplication and division 

Measurement (Mass)

Addition and subtraction 

Measurement (Time)

Number and place value

Fractions 

Measurement (volume and capacity)

MATHEMATICS:

Position and direction

Measurement (Length and height)

Multicplication and division 

Fractions 

Measurement (Time)

 

 

PSHE:Being me in my world

Covered through class charter in welcome week.

Celebrating Difference

Gingerbread people display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSHE:

Dreams and Goals

Children will begin to understand how to set simple goals and strategies to achieve them.

Healthy me

Children will learn about

Being Healthy and will begin to understand the difference between being healthy and unhealthy, and know some ways to keep themselves healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSHE

Relationships 

Families

Making Friends

Greetings

 

Changing me 

Life cycles

Changing Me

My Changing Body

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE:

Who am I?

 

 

Celebrations

 

COMPUTING

 

We are treasure hunters.

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE:

 Polar Places

 

COMPUTING:

We are storytellers

 

SCIENCE:

Plants and Animals

.

COMPUTING

We are painters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPUTING:

We are TV Chefs 

 

SCIENCE

On Safari 

 

SCIENCE:

Holidays

 

COMPUTING: 

We are collectors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY:

What was life like when our grandparents were children?

Why do we remember the 5th November? GEOGRAPHY:

What’s it like where we live?

Local environment (Near & Far)

GEOGRAPHY:

What Are Seasons? 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOGRAPHY:

Where does our food come from?

 

HISTORY:

Our Local Heroes

 

 

 

MUSIC:

Hey You

 

Rhythm in the way we walk and the banana rap

 

MUSIC:

In the Groove

 

Round and Round

 

 

MUSIC:

Your Imagination

 

Reflect, Rewind and Replay

 

ART:

Earth Art: Collecting natural materials from the local environment (During park visit)

 

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY:

We are drink designers.

What produce can we get from the local environment?

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY:

Making a bag

ART:

Colour creations

 

 ART: African Art

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:

Our wonderful world.

Why do Christians

give gifts at Christmas?

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:

Special Books

What did Jesus teach us?

 

 

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:

What do Hindus celebrate?

What do Muslims celebrate?

 

 

P.E.

Coordination: Footwork

Static Balance : One leg

Dynamic Balance to Agility - Jumping and landing

Static Balance : Seated

 

 

 

P.E.

P.E. Dynamic Balance (On a line)

Static Balance (Stance)

Coordination (Ball skills)

Counter balance (With partner)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.E.

Coordination : Sending and receiving 

Agility : Reaction and response

Agility : Ball chasing 

Static Balance : Floor work.

 

 

 

SPANISH:

Greetings/ Numbers to 20/ Colour / Animals

 

SPANISH:

Counting / colours / animals/ greetings

 

SPANISH:

Colours / Greetings / food / toys

 

What we want to be at Lawrence!

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