Learning Together, Rooted in God.
OUR SCHOOL STATEMENT OF INTENT
Learning together, rooted in God, pupils at St Lawrence Church of England Primary School are easy to distinguish by the personal qualities they present. They are happy, confident, articulate children with a love of learning, who recognise and celebrate their own individuality and that of other members of our community. They are generous, kind and welcoming; they are forgiving and understand justice. With God by their side, they face the world with resilience, integrity and joy.
At St Lawrence, we strive to equip pupils with skills and qualifications to become the next generation of creative practitioners in their chosen field. Our mission is to build confidence and resilience by encouraging children to take ownership of their work and develop their thinking into creative and individual ideas that can be prototyped, tested and refined. In DT at St Lawrence, the children enjoy a holistic experience of the design process from researching existing products, to sketch to final outcome. They build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality products for a range of users. They are asked to articulately critique, evaluate and test their ideas using design specific vocabulary and importantly, in each year group, the children learn to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and how to cook. Additionally, community links have been made which gives the children wider opportunities for enjoyment and allows them to see the practical application of DT in later life. For example, year 4 take part in cookery classes at the local high school and parents and governors have volunteered throughout school to share their expertise with cooking and sewing. Enrichment opportunities for the children, such as STEM club and visits to Blackpool Illuminations Light Pool ensure that this subject is brought to life for the children.