Assemblies at Laureate are a special time to celebrate children’s awards and achievements. These magnificent events only happen for 20 minutes, and only in the afternoons. The teacher walks up the children from the classrooms to the hall where the assemblies take place. Then, line by line, the children sit down on the floor and occasionally on the benches. Once the whole school is quiet and sat down, the assembly starts. The teachers prepare all the certificates and trophies, as well as a pair of School Councillors from one class who get their set of certificates to hand out. Then the Librarians come up and get their set to hand out, and all the other children who help out with the certificates including Sport Leaders. Laureate also has other amazing assemblies including singing assemblies and Learning Characteristics assemblies. At singing assemblies, the children have a voice warm up to warm up their voices. After the voice warm up they have one, two, or three songs to practise. If it’s a group song (where more than one group is singing at different times) the children learn the song without the other groups, and once it’s learned the teachers split children into the number of groups there are. At Characteristic assemblies, a teacher tells a story related about the term’s Characteristics. There is the Problem Solver, the Active Learner, the Reflective Thinker, the Team Worker, the Proud Achiever and the Creative Explores.
Charity of the Year
Every year the School Council chooses three charities. Then an assembly is held. The school votes using Golden Mile bands. The charity with the most bands becomes the charity of the year and the school will organise fundraising events for the charity. All the money the school raises will be given to the charity.
In English, you learn to write in your English Book. When you do English, some people have fun doing different things. You become smarter and learn from your mistakes. When you are doing English, you learn how to write in full sentences. In Partridge Class, we learnt about diary entries. We wrote about the children that were evacuated in World War 2.
In Golden Time there are lots of things to do. There are lots of activities like playing outside, art, board games and singing. People always have fun. In the children’s class, if you move down the chart you go to orange. If you do it again, you move to red and that means you tick a block on the chart. One tick on the chart equals 2 minutes off your Golden Time.
The four Houses are named after these people.
Emma Watson took part in Harry Potter films. She was born on 15th April 1990.
Her real name was Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson and she has $60 million!
She was born on 28th January 1986.
She was the European champion.
He has a disease called motor neurone disease which is rare.
Did you know that Stephen Hawking is one of the smartest people in the world!
he was born on 30th November 1874.
He was the Prime Minister of Great Britain.
At Laureate, we have iPads because we can play games and search things that you are learning in your class if your teacher says that you are allowed to get one. On the iPads you can go on Mathletics to get certificates. On the iPad you can go on Scratch and on the school website.
Jobs at Laureate are fun and help everyone. This is a quick list of jobs that your child could be:
- Library Assistants help Mrs Feely with all the books and the giving and returning at the school library.
- Playground Buddies help on the playground as well as helping the Sports Leaders lead events out on the playground. They also host their own events.
- Sports Leaders help out at sports day and make and host sports contests (like skipping, for example).
- Office Helpers help out giving registers and deliver messages and letters.
- Early Years Playground Helpers go straight to their playground and help and play with the Early Years; if they get hurt, they tell the teacher.
- Junior Road Safety Officers help the children to be safe on the road and do special assemblies to let them know and learn.
- Language Ambassadors help with language of the month because they know the language.
- Digital Ambassadors teach children to be safe on the internet and look after electronics. They also help with special assemblies and meetings.
- School Councillors turn up to meetings and offer children’s and their own ideas.
- House Captains do certificates on Friday, turn up to meetings and lead their house.
Science is so fun because you do lots of fun experiments, and did you know? Partridge class made an incredible experiment! Partridge class made a parachute experiment, which was incredible! We tried to make our parachute with string, a bin bag, a cube and some tape. Then we tried their aerodynamics to see which parachute flew slower. Then a child was writing the score and the others were copying after him, but just when they finished their parachutes.