How Are You Feeling Today?

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Thanks to all pupils who made a contribution to our INSIDE OUT display.  Every class had a circle time to discuss when we feel the different emotions in the film and what we can do in school if we feel sadness, fear or anger.  There were some fantastic suggestions.  Go and check out the display if you haven’t already.  The BEST thing about the display though is reading what it is about Lawford Mead Primary that makes you feel JOY!

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Proud Pirate Performance Poets!

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ARRRRRRRRRHH!  What a treat this week to join the Year 1 audience when Year 6 came to perform their pirate poems.  A SUPERB team of swashbucklers!

Year 1 were a fantastic audience too and inspired by the confidence and teamwork Year 6 were demonstrating.

Here’s an example of one of the poems written by Year 6 (this one is by Reece and Daniel) but visit the Year 6 blog to read more wonderful writing. Year 6 worked hard on rhythm, rhyme and using pirate dialect.

http://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year6/

 

A Pirate’s Life

Have you got the guts to cross the sea ?

Catching me some booty.

They all failed for me.

Get me treats; taste fruity.

 

Out in the deep, dark ocean.

Ships will flee from me.

Cannon fire in slow motion.

As they rumbled the sea.

 

We all want to get the jewels.

Who will cross our seas?

Whoever crosses is fools.

Now jewels belong to me.

 

When they catch and hang me.

On gallows structures.

They will be on a haunting spree.

It’s a pirates life for me.

 

Lawford Lunches!

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When I sat down to eat my ‘Jackie Johnson Roast Dinner‘ ™ this Wednesday I just had to grab a camera and capture that moment I have every week when I think “Wow, best-lunch-ever!”

It’s got it all, crispy roast potatoes, a colourful selection of healthy vegetables, moist chicken with just enough gravy.  DELICIOUS!

What else from our fantastic kitchen team do you LOVE and what to say a BIG thank you for?

Mr P

What a start!

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We’ve had a superb start to the term.  SO MANY pupils have already been coming to see me and Mrs Baker to show us fantastic work!  A highlight was this beautiful New Year’s poem by Kiana.  Enjoy!  Are you making changes or trying something new this year?

 

Hey, hey it’s the new year

We have days filled with family cheer

A new start

A new beginning

If you were losing

Now you’re winning

Another day to try something new

If you couldn’t do it

Now can you?

Nothing is impossible

You can be on top of all

 

Happy New Year!

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All of us at Lawford Mead Primary wish you a happy and healthy 2016.  We are all excited to be back at school today!

Some lovely news to start the year, our Christmas Jumper Day before the holidays raised lots of money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.  Well done everyone.  We received this message from the hospital…

 

Dear Lawford Mead Primary

Thank you from everyone at Great Ormond Street Hospital for your kind gift of £359.29.

Your support will help us

  • Rebuild the hospital so we can treat more children than ever before
  • Provide specialist equipment for delivering better care
  • Fund family accommodation so parents can stay close to their child
  • Develop pioneering research to find cures and treatments for childhood diseases

On behalf of all our patients, families and staff, thank you.

The fundraising team

 

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End Of Term House Team Treat!

The final Thursday before Christmas was our BIG treat for the team that earned the most dojo points during the term.  It was close to the end but HEDGEHOGS came out on top this time!  We celebrated in style with every Hedgehog in the school enjoying  party games, ice cream, dancing and even a bouncy castle!

Well done to Foxes, Badgers and Squirrels too though as EVERY team had over 5,000 points to end the term!  That means each team demonstrated our school VALUES of PASSION, INTEGRITY, RESPECT, ASPIRATION and RESILIENCE over 5,000 times during the Autumn term.  Amazing!

You all deserve to feel very PROUD this Christmas.  Who’ll be on top of the leader board next time?

Mr P

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Health and Hygiene Poster Competition!

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This week in KS2 we announced the ‘Great Big Lawford Mead Public Health Poster Competition’!  In assembly we looked at public health posters going all the way back to WWII.  We are having a competition to create posters for the school that encourage children to wash their hands well and take care when coughing and sneezing.  Fantastic prizes will be won and the top 3 posters will be reproduced and displayed around the school.  Competition deadline: Monday December 14th.

Here are the first 2 entries.  Both BRILLIANT.  This is the kind of standard we are looking for.  Can you produce one this weekend?

Mr P

P.s.  Leave a reply below with your top tips for keeping healthy.

DECEMBER 17TH: CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS, THESE FIRST TWO ENTRIES ENDED UP WINNING JOINT  FIRST PRIZE!  ALTHOUGH EVERYONE WHO ENTERED WON A SMALL PRIZE AND ALL POSTERS WILL GO UP AROUND THE SCHOOL NEXT TERM.  WELL DONE!

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LMPS Anti-Bullying Week

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This week is a time to reflect on how we treat each other, how we help each other and how we keep each other safe.

You will be working together as a class on some special anti-bullying activities and signing your own class anti-bullying contract.

Check out these links below and leave a reply under this post to share what you learnt from the websites.  Or from Miss Chittick’s assembly about safety?  Or from your special lessons and discussions in class!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/anti-bullying-week

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/34869273

http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/

Mr P

P.S.  Here is the official advert for Anti-Bullying Week 2015 to get you thinking (and singing!)…

 

 

 

Tag Teamwork!

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More sporting success for LMPS this week.  This time in a Tag Rugby tournament.

Here is a sports report written by Kain, Alyssa and Harrison…

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On Monday the 16th November the tag rugby team headed over to GBHS to compete in the second round. As we turned up we got given a sporting pledge,which said;

We, the children, the teacher the official and the spectator, shall show good sporting behaviour towards everyone. we pledge to have respect everyday in every sport and for everyone. Accepting victory and defeat graciously, treating everyone fairly, speaking considerately and polity and accepting officials rules and decisions without without complaining. we shall abide by the rules of the event. we shall applaud achievements and perseverance, giving positive comments throughout, to competitors, officials, teachers and spectators.   Dont be the one, to spoil the fun.

In the first game we played Great Waltham who played very well and unfortunately beat us which wasn’t the best start to the tournament. The second game we played, was against Moulsham Junior school and  they beat us. In the tournament we didn’t play our best and after our first loss all our heads dropped and then we started to play worse. We all watched the finals which we learnt a lot from as they do an after school club and play it more and are much better but we have only played during a few lunch times.  After the game they announced the winners. Moulsham  came first place and Great Waltham came second place then Lawford Mead Primary School came third place. We all got medals Moulsham had a gold medal Great Waltham had a silver medal and we Lawford Mead got a bronze medal.

Well done Team.  Sounds like you learn even more from the challenges than you do from the victories!  Proud of you.

I’ll leave with you with a quote from the greatest basketball player of all time…

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