Dear Parents and Carers
Next Thursday, 3rd October, is our annual school International Day. It is always a brilliant event, with our whole school community coming together over food and conversation. The International Day is a chance to celebrate your cultural heritage; the different countries all around the world where our relatives originate from. If you would like to bring in a dish to share, you can either bring it in to your child’s class in the morning or take to the front reception desk. Food stalls will be set up outside in the playground at the end of the day. Please do come and celebrate International Day with us – we look forward to seeing you there!
Van Gogh Class at the National Theatre
Van Gogh class visited the National Theatre this week. The children were taking part in Make Theatre Day to help them prepare for their Shakespeare School Festivals performance. The children had a backstage tour of the Dorfman Theatre. They got to see where the scenery, props and costumes are all made and how the people who work at the National Theatre make the magic happen on stage. They even had the opportunity to feel some of the props used in previous shows at the National Theatre. After lunch, the children had a performance workshop with a professional actor, where they learned how actors warm up for rehearsals, what it takes to rehearse for a production and the importance of working together as a team. What a great day!
Year 2 are Keeping Healthy
This week we looked at how we can keep our bodies healthy. We came up with lots of different ways to stay healthy. We went outside and did some exercise! We used the muscles in our bodies to help us move and we felt our heart beats. We noticed that before we exercised that our heart beats were slow and after we exercised our heart beats were a lot faster!
This week was the start of our exciting new musical instruments lessons. Year 4 & 5 children are learning how to play the Trombone, Flute, Trumpet, Violin, Clarinet and the Cello. What a wonderful opportunity! Everyone really enjoyed their musical instrument lessons and are looking forward to next week. And a big thankyou to Mr O’Regan for giving up his office for the brass lessons.
Year 5 visit the Southbank Centre
Kahlo and Lichtenstein classes went on a trip to the Southbank Centre. We have been learning all about The Festival of Britain and the Southbank centre was the host to the festival in 1951. Did you know that our school was built as part of the Festival of Britain? We learned all about it and why our school is important, while there.
Author S.E. Durrant visits Lansbury Lawrence
We were very lucky to have a visit from a real author today. SE Durrant, author of Running on Empty, came to Lansbury Lawrence and shared her journey of how the book was written with year 6.
Parent Maths Session
Would you like to support your child’s maths learning at home? Following the success of the first drop-in session for KS1, Mr Harrington will be running another session for KS2 parents on Tuesday 1st October. The KS2 session will focus on multiplication. Please come to the front reception area at 9am if you would like to attend.
Monday 30th September
Delaunay Class to Poplar Fire Station
Tuesday 1st October
KS2 Parent Maths session, 9am front reception area
Thursday 3rd October
Monday 7th October
Tagore Class to Poplar Fire Station
Friday 18th October
last day of half term
Make an Egg Bouncing Ball
You will need:
pencil and paper to draw
1. Place the egg gently inside the jar without cracking it.
2. Pour vinegar into the jar so the egg is completely covered in vinegar.
3. Leave in the jar for the weekend. Watch the changes to the egg shell over time. Draw pictures of the egg shell dissolving for each day.
4. Take the egg out of the jar on day 3 and wash the dissolved shell away.
5. Gently place on a plate and bounce it. Have fun and try not to break the yoke sack!
The Science behind it:
When you put the egg shell in vinegar, you start a chemical reaction that dissolves the calcium carbonate shell of the egg. The acetic acid in the vinegar reacts with the calcium carbonate in the egg shell and releases carbon dioxide gas that you see as bubbles on the shell.
Questions to ask your children:
What do you think will happen to the egg shell when placed in vinegar?
Why do you think vinegar is a good liquid to use?
What would happen if we used a different liquid?
What changes have you noticed on the egg shell?
What does dissolve mean?
Watch this video for further instructions: make an egg bouncing ball
Send photos of your child’s experiment stages, outcomes, drawings or their thoughts to: firstname.lastname@example.org