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September 2023

  • EYFS Harvest Festival Celebrations

    Published 29/09/23

    As part of our harvest festival celebrations, Reception children have been busy picking apples in our orchard. They worked together to stack crates and collect apples in baskets, being very careful to pick the biggest fruit!

        

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  • Makaton sign of the week - Here

    Published 29/09/23

     

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  • Year 6 in Fairytale Land

    Published 29/09/23

    This morning, as part of our writing unit, the Year 6 pupils dressed as baddies from a fairytale. We spent out morning, reading a range of books and discussing which baddie was the most evil. The children then conducted role play interviews with each other to gather a range of vocabulary. 

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  • Test New News Story

    Published 22/09/23

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  • Makaton Sign of the week - What

    Published 22/09/23

     

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  • Open Days

    Published 21/09/23
    Please see below dates for our open event sessions, for children due to start Primary school next academic year (September 2024). If you would like to attend one of sessions, please contact the school office on 01384 818200 or school@lapal.dudley.sch.uk, stating when you would like to attend. Numbers are limited on each session so places will be given on a first come first served basis.

    At this time, we are asking that no more than 2 family members attend each session as we are needing to limit numbers.

    Where possible could younger siblings not attend. 

    Dates: 

    Monday 25th September – 9.45am   FULL

    Tuesday 3rd October - 1.00pm   FULL

    Monday 9th October – 1.00pm   FULL

    Wednesday 18th October – 1.00pm  FULL

    Friday 10th November - 9.15am   FULL

    Thursday 16th November - 5pm - 6pm

    Wednesday 22nd November – 1.00pm  FULL

    Friday 24th November - 9.15am FULL

    Thursday 30th November – 9.00am  FULL

    Monday 27th November - 9.15am FULL

    Friday 8th December - 9.15am

    Monday 11th December - 1pm

     

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  • Year 1 Visitor

    Published 20/09/23

    Today, Year One had a visit from a volunteer from a local food charity, ‘Manna House’ to talk to the children about the work they do to support food poverty in the local community. This linked into our book, ‘Last Stop on Market Street,’ where CJ and his Nana took the bus to a local soup kitchen to support their community.

    We were super proud of how well Year 1 represented our school and thank you for your generous donations.

     

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  • 3/4SD Drawing Unit

    Published 20/09/23

    3/4SD have started their drawing unit of 'Everyday Objects'. In the lesson, pupils explored different pencil grades and labelled them in their sketchbooks. They noticed that B grade pencils gave a stronger line than H pencils. Afterwards, pupils practise blending to show lines and tones before attempting to draw a sphere and cube. 

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  • Year One Experience Days

    Published 19/09/23

    Year One have had a fantastic two experience days as part of their English lessons. We have been reading, “Last Stop On Market Street,” which involves the main character, CJ, getting on a bus to a destination.

    The children had fun using the school minibus to role play a bus ride. They handed in their tickets to the conductor and found their seats. They fastened seat belts and talked about safety when travelling, and called out the various stops along the imaginary journey.

    The children used bikes to follow routes and practiced stopping at traffic signals. They drew routes and maps cars to follow and used directional language to follow and give instructions.

    The next experience day, the children took part in drama and hot seating activities to meet and get to know the various people travelling on a bus. The children thought of open questions to find out as much as possible about each character. We used some props and special objects to help us. These were handed to the characters, and they generated questions as to who this person was and why he/she was carrying such an object.

    Well done Year One!

          

        

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  • Makaton Sign of the week - Where

    Published 18/09/23

     

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  • My First Week At Lapal

    Published 15/09/23

    It has been a wonderful start to our new year in Reception.  Our first full week saw the children establishing routines and settling in to school life.  All of the children have enjoyed meeting their new friends and exploring our classroom and wonderful outside area!  This week saw our Snack Cafe open it's doors and the children have enjoyed independently choosing and preparing their own snacks! 

    We have introduced our safety monitors who take responsibility to ensure our classroom and outdoor areas are safe and tidy, ready to learn.  Wearing their hi-vis jackets they take pride in checking the learning environment.

    The classroom has been full of singing, stories and getting to know each other. 

    We can not wait to see what the rest of the term brings for our youngest learners at Lapal. 

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  • Bronze Medal Achievement

    Published 15/09/23

    ´╗┐One of our pupils took part in the Global Dance Open. The competition took place in Spain between the 19th July - 23rd July.  

    4000 dancers enter the qualifiers & 1,500 dancers competed at the 2023 Finals from more than 35 countries. 

    She represented Great Britain in the Acro section and her team won bronze with routine “Send in the Clowns”

    We are all so proud of her achievements. 

    Well done!

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September 2023