Lunchtimes

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our Top Table for Friday lunchtimes, starting this week.

Children will be chosen for their super manners and behaviour during lunchtime to sit on the Top Table on Friday, where they will be waited on by staff, have special crockery and a specially set up dinner table.

Not every child can be chosen each week, but staff will try to spot everyone being brilliant.

We hope the children will enjoy this gesture in recognition of their wonderful behaviour.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a popular app with adults and children, and can provide a free, easy to use way of communicating with others, but recently some of the children have been talking about feeling unsafe on this platform because their conversations are repeated to others, or screenshots are taken of them during conversations.

Please remember to talk to your children about their use of mobile technologies, so that we are working together to keep them safe. We will be doing some, age appropriate, work in school to support this part of the curriculum.

The following website has a great 6 minute read on the positives of WhatsApp, as well as the pitfalls to be aware of as we continue to work to keep all children safe: https://parentzone.org.uk/article/whatsapp#:~:text=WhatsApp’s%20main%20purpose%20is%20to,relatively%20safe%20social%20media%20app.

 

Lent

As we make our way through the special time of Lent, we wanted to share an approach you could try instead of giving something up.

Why not work as a family to try new things, or to do things for others? This way, we can have a positive impact on our communities, and enjoy the good feeling of making a difference.

Chinese Dragon Dance

This week we had a visit from a Chinese dragon dance expert who taught us how to perform this popular dance. We really enjoyed being the front of the dragon, and making the body twist and turn in time to the beat.

Can you find out more about dragon dances, and why the colour red is so popular?

Chinese Dragon Dance

This week we had a visit from a Chinese dancer who taught us how to perform a traditional Chinese dragon dance.

We enjoyed being the head of the dragon, and thinking about how to make the body bend and move in time to the beat.

Do you know why dragon dances are so popular, and why the colour red is so important? Ask us all about it!

 

Chinese Dragon Dance

This week we had a visit from a Chinese dancer who showed us how to do a traditional Chinese dragon dance!

It was lots of fun, we really liked the bright and colourful dragon head, and enjoyed taking turns to be the front of the dragon.

Ask us all about it, we’d love to tell you!

Chinese Dragon Dance

This week, we had a visit from a Chinese dancer who showed us to do a traditional dragon dance!

We had a brilliant time and really liked the colours and patterns. Ask us to tell you all about it!

Can you find out why dragon dances are so popular or why the colour red is important in China?

Half Term

We are at the end of our short Spring 1 half term.

Thank you for your support and partnership over the last half term. We wish you all a happy and fun half term, and look forward to hearing about all the children’s adventures when they return to school on Tuesday 20th March.

Keep praying for some better weather!

Mental Health Awareness

As part of our commitment to supporting mental health, we enjoyed dressing in clothes that make us happy today!

Outfits ranged from pyjamas, to Disney princesses, to football kits, to comfy joggers and sweaters. The children all looked great, and very happy- just as they should.

If you would like to know about the Now & Beyond Mental Health festival, please check out this website:

Chinese Dragon Dance Workshop

On Monday 5th February, children at St Lawrence enjoyed a dragon dance workshop, arranged through Telford & Wrekin’s multicultural development team.

The children learnt about the importance and significance of a dragon, and the colour red, as well as enjoying some traditional music and taking part in the dance themselves.

One pupil commented on much heavier the dragon head was than they had imagined!

This work was part of the research children have been carrying out into Chinese New Year and the different ways people celebrate important festivals.

 

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