Happy Half Term!

We have had a fantastic start to the year.  Children have been working so hard they have definitely earned a break!

The staff here at Lawford Mead would like to wish you all a fun and relaxing week with family and friends.

After half term we will be launching our new safe parking scheme in partnership with Chelmsford City Council.  Watch this space for more information and find out more at www.schoolparking.org.uk

See you on the 30th for more adventures in learning!

Mr P

Help At Harvest Time

We are still taking donations for the Chelmsford Foodbank. Thank you to all who have donated so far.

No one in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why the Chelmsford Foodbank provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Find out more here.

Mr P

LET’S ROCK!

Sorry for the blurry photo, but our resident drummer was rocking so hard the camera struggled to focus!

We always like to have fun in our celebration assemblies and it is never more fun than when our talented rock star plays for us!

Fantastic too to hear the current total raised for Cancer Research UK by our Race for Life event…

£1,050!

Thank to all who have donated.  I’m sure that total will continue to rise over the weekend.  See photos of the event and information about donating here.

Well done everybody. Have a well-earned, relaxing weekend.

Mr P

Reflective role models

It’s not just the staff in their new hi-viz jackets who have been ‘reflective’ recently, our Year 6 role models always write very thoughtful and thought-provoking poems for our ‘reflection time’ at the end of assembly on Friday.

Here is the piece about friendship and team spirit that Rhys and Tameema read to us last week…thank you Year 6…

 

Ah, to be a friend.

To love, to care

To be kind to all you meet,

To be fair, a sensation equal to none,

Will make your life brighter than ever.

 

Ah, to be in a team,

To cheer on, to try hard,

To be kind to all with you,

To be supportive, a feeling better than any,

Will make your team a family stronger than all the others.

 

If you listen to this then all you will gain, is friends.

 

 

 

Speak out. Stay Safe.

We had a visit from Buddy, the NSPCC mascot this week.  Buddy and his team taught us about trusted adults we can go to with worries and just in case,  the number for Childline, 0800 11 11.

Enjoy your weekend everyone and remember Buddy’s motto, “Speak out. Stay safe.”

Mr P

 

 

Art to be proud of…

Following the success of last terms Summer exhibition day and the fantastic art work which our children produced on their Summer art day, we have taken a small selection to County Hall in Chelmsford, where it will be on display for the rest of this half term. The exhibition is part of an ongoing “Art in Essex Schools” program run by Essex County Council and gives schools the opportunity to apply to use the exhibition space.  We are very proud of all of the artwork and received many positive comments from Essex County Council staff while we were putting the display up!

This exhibit is not open to the public unfortunately, but can you spot your masterpiece in these photos?

Thank you Miss Dearing and Mrs Gibbs for organising!

Mr P

Smart, smiling and ready to learn!

We were very excited to welcome the children back to school today.  They looked so smart and proud in their uniforms.

In assembly (after a uniform fashion show, obviously!) we reminded ourselves of our school values. Here is Mrs Wilson’s poem about integrity and below is the video Mrs Tuck showed us (about Liverpool’s historic ‘bounce back’ from 0-3 down), to illustrate resilience.

What value are you excited to show this year?  Leave a comment below.

Mr P

 

 

Summer Dreams

Wishing all our families a wonderful Summer break.  We are already excited for new adventures in September but the children have worked very hard this year and they have earned a fantastic, fun-packed holiday!  The same goes for our teachers!!

Here are the two poems Mrs Baker has read to children and families this week after the Year 6 performances.  The words perfectly match our ethos and philosophy here at Lawford Mead.

See you in September!

Mr P

Kind online

 

We discussed online safety in our KS2 assembly again today, just in time for the school holidays when children may be spending more time on digital devices.

What messages stand out to you from this video on cyber bullying that we watched together?

What positive things can we do to take care of ourselves…and each other?

Mr P

Be smart and stay safe…

I hope you wouldn’t ride a bike without a helmet…

And I’m sure you wouldn’t run across a road without looking…

But do you use social media without privacy settings in place?

Some of our pupils tell us they use apps like Whatsapp, music.ly and Instagram.  Some even chat with people online when playing on their xbox or playstation.

We watched the video below  in a KS2 assembly.  What can you learn from it?

Find out more here if you are a pupil and here if you are a parent.

What are your top tips for staying safe online?  Leave a comment.

Mr P