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  • The Bishops' School Mass

    Published 09/10/19

    Year 6 proudly represented St Laurence when the 28 Catholic schools across the Diocese of East Anglia came together for a special Schools Mass at St John the Baptist Cathedral to mark the start of the new academic year.


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  • Spelling

    Published 29/04/19

    A fresh approach to spelling at St Laurence in KS2 (Year 3 – 6)

     Good spellers…

    • apply knowledge they have been taught when writing independently
    • use the resources available
    • refer to the learning environment
    • use personal strategies to help them work out a solution to words they don’t know
    • have curiosity about language and words
    • take responsibility for their own learning 

    Good spellers are not…

    • people who learn ten spellings for a test the following week.


    At St Laurence we are now using ‘No Nonsense Spelling’, a programme designed to develop good spellers.

    Spelling homework will now be set fortnightly

    Tasks will be varied so the children are inspired to engage with the spelling focus on a more exploratory level.

    Children may be challenged to:

    • find words containing a particular phoneme/grapheme correspondence;
    • explore all the derivations they can generate from a given root word;
    • record the spelling strategy/ies they have decided to use for some given words in an innovative way;
    • use their words in the context of sentences etc.

    Alongside the chosen exploratory/creative/critical thinking activity, the child will have five words to learn.



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