Hepworth Class Learning Story

We are an Artsmark Gold school

We are very happy to announce that we are now an Artsmark Gold school. Creative learning is at the heart of our school, and we are very proud of our commitment to developing the whole child. There is lots of evidence that shows learning through the arts supports...

Learning about fossils was such fun!

Year 3 had a fantastic week this week by taking on the role of mini scientists and learning all about fossils. They learned what fossils are, how they are made and why they are important to us. Firstly, they discussed the stages of how a fossil is made. Then they used resources to make their own fossils. Sadly, they didn’t have a real dead dinosaur to fossilise, so they were happy to just use a bone shaped dog biscuit instead! They placed their bone in a cup, put plasticine underneath (to replicate the seabed), then covered this in salt, food-colouring and tissue (to replicate layers of sediment, rocks and minerals that help to make fossils). The experiment was very fun and all children are eagerly looking forward to seeing what their fossil will turn out like (normally, they would have to wait millions of years for a fossil to form, but luckily for us, it will be next week!) Well done Year 3!

Y3’s trip to The Natural History Museum

Y3 had a tremendous day at the Natural History Museum this week. Once there, they explored every area of discovery the Museum had to offer! Some of the things they saw were fossils of dinosaurs that had been discovered by Mary Anning, the skeleton of a blue whale, the actual model of a huge blue whale, models of nearly every animal and bird that exists and even a section that was dedicated to creepy crawlies! (Saddiya our bug expert was well impressed!) They got a feel of what the middle of the Earth looked like by travelling into the Globe Structure, they learnt about volcanoes and how they erupt and even braved an earthquake simulator! Most children came out of the earthquake simulator in one piece, not sure I can say the same about the teachers though! (We are pretty sure Mr Benoir was still shaking even when he returned to school!) All in all it was an awesome day and Y3 were excellent ambassadors for Lansbury Lawrence! Well Done!

Sculpting their way to Success

3A have kick started their academic year with a bang by immersing themselves into their new class, topic and routines. They have already experienced sitting around a campfire to hear a story.They have transformed their classroom into a Stone Age cave. They made cave paintings and have created Barbara Hepworth inspired clay sculptures. Their sculptures are so beautiful, they can be mistaken for Barbara Hepworth’s very own ones. Great start 3A. We are in love with the shape of your sculptures! Keep moulding your way to the top!

The Mammoth Hunt

Year 3 have been learning a story about Kroll, a young boy who lived in the New Stone Age. Kroll is part of a hunter gatherer tribe and the time has come for him to join the hunt. Hokusai class decided to retell the story as an epic blockbuster movie, sit back and...

Getting into geometry

Today, we were introduced to our new unit of work for maths – geometry. We explored lines of symmetry, quarter and half turns, properties of 2D and 3D shapes and use Venn diagrams to sort and classify. All of this was linked to our pirate topic.

Friday Fractions Fun

Early last Friday morning, a strange treasure chest appeared outside the Delaunay classroom door, surrounded by a swarm of sea gulls. Captain McNerney and Captain Ruskin dragged the heavy chest inside and revealed its contents to the excited children. It seems that...

Who were you kind to?

Delaunay Class ended last week with a reflection on our first week of the Kindness Partners project. As we blogged about before, every week we will be showing kindness to someone (in secret) and each Friday we will reveal our partners. Some children gave examples of...

Google Virtual Reality!

WOW! What a day we had last Wednesday 1st March. Who would have thought that Google would come to our school? Well they did.. and they brought in their Google Cardboard Virtual Reality (VR) equipment to give us an experience of a lifetime. It was amazing! We went to...

Kindess Project in Delaunay Class

Year 2 has been reflecting on kindness in our assemblies and through our kindness leaves. And this week, Delaunay Class has begun a new project to encourage even more kindness in our classroom. On Monday, each child selected a secret (shhh!) kindness partner name from...

Ahoy me hearties!

This week, Year 2 have been exploring our new exciting theme - Pirates! On our first day of term, we used our creativity to transform our class into a pirate-themed paradise. We created fierce silver hooks, perfect pirate hats, soaring seagulls, beautiful bunting and...

Year 2 Science

Year 2 had lots of fun in Science this week. We observed the effects of water on skittles over time. First, we placed the skittles in a pattern on the plate. Next, we carefully tipped over some water. Soon after the colour on the skittles began to run and made...

Artsmark

At Lansbury Lawrence we are incredibly proud of the opportunities and experiences we offer children within the arts. We regularly organise exciting trips around current learning themes, have visitors in to inspire our creative thinking, and provide continued...

Architecture UK

This week Architecture UK visited Lansbury Lawrence. Year two worked collaboratively in teams to build the different parts to a structure. At the end the groups combined their parts to make a mega structure. Finally we turned the structure on it's side to make a...

The Great Fire of London

During this half-term, Year 2 has been learning all about The Great Fire of London. We read story books full of interesting information about how the fire started. Next, we discovered an ancient diary from Samuel Pepys and we learned how to write our own diary entry....

International day

Once again we had a fun afternoon at Lansbury Lawrence celebrating the cultural diversity of our school. Thanks to the mums who came and ran the stalls at the International Market. The variety of food made by the mums was delicious and everyone enjoyed tasting it. We...

Year 6 French Cafe

Bonjour!!  Welcome to our French Cafe where you will find the most wonderful and delicious French snacks and cuisine. For a small cost of 20p or 50p you can enjoy the following: cakes, fruit, juice, croissants, biscuits, baguettes, ice cream and much much more!! All...

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