World Book Day

World Book day was rescheduled due to snow so we still had a wonderful day of reading and recommending books.  All in fabulous costumes of course!

Keep an eye out on the Highlights section and our blogs to find out more.

Leave a comment below and tell us your favourite books and authors.  I love the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.

Mr P

P.s. Here are the poems about reading books that Mrs Baker and Mrs Wilson read to us for reflection time today…

I Opened a Book
By Julia Donaldson

I opened a book and in I strode.
Now nobody can find me.
I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.

I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring,
I’ve swallowed the magic potion.
I’ve fought with a dragon, dined with a king
And dived in a bottomless ocean.

I opened a book and made some friends.
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their road with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.

I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me.

Notes on the Art of Poetry
By Dylan Thomas

I could never have dreamt that there were such goings-on
in the world between the covers of books,
such sandstorms and ice blasts of words,
such staggering peace, such enormous laughter,
such and so many blinding bright lights,
splashing all over the pages
in a million bits and pieces
all of which were words, words, words,
and each of which were alive forever
in its own delight and glory and oddity and light.

 

 

 

Maths Competition

Well done to our amazing Year 6 Maths Team! They represented Lawford Mead to compete against 12 other teams from schools in the Chelmsford area and came a fantastic 4th place! The competition was very close as there were only 4 points difference between our score and the winners’ score.

They worked together to solve a range of mathematical puzzles based on the theme of the Royal Wedding. Tasks included: solve a seating plan puzzle for the Wedding Reception; solve algebra clues to crack the safe holding the wedding rings; use ratio to create recipes for the Royal Wedding cakes; and use co-ordinates and shape knowledge to track the flight-path of the media helicopters!

Our team showed excellent co-operation, resilience and aspiration throughout the morning and we are very proud of them!

Mrs Wilson

Snow Day Ideas

Here are some ideas for activities to try at home whilst school is closed…

Inside:

  • READ! It is Book Day after all.  We’ll reschedule Book Day activities at school as soon as possible
  • Write a book review
  • Design a new front cover for one of your favourite books
  • Write a sequel or new chapter for a book you have enjoyed
  • Look out the window and use the weather as inspiration for a story, poem, weather report or drawing
  • Ask an adult for help with making a paper snowflake
  • Research icicles and snowflakes.
  • Visit the blogs and Highlights on our website and leave some comments.

Outside (stay warm and dry!):

  • Look for footprints
  • Take photos of your observations and then get in the warm to draw them
  • Make a snow angel
  • Build a snowman
  • Collect snow in pots and time how long it takes to melt in different rooms in the house.  Which are the warmest and coldest rooms?

Leave a comment below with any ideas of your own!

Mr P

This is US!

We came into celebration assembly today listening to ‘This is me’ from The Greatest Showman.

It’s a wonderful song with thought provoking lyrics about celebrating our differences and being proud of who we are. A perfect anthem for LMPS!

Below are the lyrics that Year 6 read out for reflection time and you can scroll down to listen to the song again below…

Have a great weekend.

Mr P

I am not a stranger to the dark
Hide away, they say
‘Cause we don’t want your broken parts
I’ve learned to be ashamed of all my scars
Run away, they say
No one’ll love you as you are
But I won’t let them break me down to dust
I know that there’s a place for us
For we are glorious
When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me
Another round of bullets hits my skin
Well, fire away ’cause today, I won’t let the shame sink in
We are bursting through the barricades and
Reaching for the sun (we are warriors)
Yeah, that’s what we’ve become (yeah, that’s what we’ve become)
I won’t let them break me down to dust
I know that there’s a place for us
For we are glorious
When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me
This is me
and I know that I deserve your love
’cause there’s nothing I’m not worthy of
When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
This is brave, this is proof
This is who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum 
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

 

Rock ‘N’ Resilience!

We rocked out on ‘air guitars’ in our celebration assembly today and Tyrese and George from Year 6 wrote a little poem about resilience for reflection time.  Here it is…

 

Resilience

Resilience is to never give up

If you don’t show resilience you won’t succeed

It’s one of our values you will always need

Don’t give up just because it’s the easiest option

If you do you’ll never succeed

With resilience you will always achieve

SMILE!

Thank you to Rhys and Shashank from Year 6 for presenting our celebration assembly today! They set a great example of passion and pride in their school.

A big thank you also goes to two more Year 6 role models, Vienna and Callum, for a fantastic reflection time poem about smiling.  Here it is…

Smile more.

Even if you’re hardcore.

It will make your day good.

Try it, you really should.

 

You could make someone’s day

by rubbing the tears away.

Simply show your smile

and theirs will grow by a mile.

 

Smiling is key.

It will help you be happy.

Nobody can stop you

so don’t let them mock you.

 

Don’t feel sad.

It will make your day bad.

If you smile more

your day won’t be a bore.

 

 

Poetry Competition Winner

Congratulations to Vienna in Year 6 for winning our poetry competition!

Children had to write a poem about the Lawford Mead value of RESILIENCE.

Here is the winning poem, which was read out in assembly last week…you’ll notice Vienna also has outstanding handwriting!

I wonder which value will be the theme for our next poetry competition?

Mr P

Resilience Rhyme for Reflection Time!

Tom and George from Year 6 wrote and read a fantastic (rhyming) reflection time poem for assembly today.  Here it is…

We have to use teamwork

And be very resilient.

If you use these two,

Everything will be brilliant.

Teamwork is key.

It will help you and me.

If it’s a job, work or sport,

Listen to this and you’ll be taught.

Two minds are better one.

Together is much more fun.

Resilience is a great thing.

If you try it you’ll feel like a king.

Even if the game is tight,

We won’t give up without a fight.

Always cross the line feeling worn out.

If your team is playing make sure you shout.

Thank you for listening to our writing.

Resilience and teamwork are two great things.

 

IIIIIIT’S (nearly) CHRIIIIIISTMAS!!!

We were in a ‘rock & roll Christmas’ mood in our December 1st celebration assembly today! We love to hang up the knitted advent calendar again and we can’t wait to Christmas dinner and jumper day next week.

The Christmas period is a time for togetherness, sharing, joy and kindness.  Although we  like to show those values all year round at Lawford Mead !

Leave a comment below saying what this time of year means to you.  What does it make you think about and feel?  You can’t just say presents!

Have a great weekend.  I’m sure some of our families will be putting the decorations up…

Mr P

Staying and feeling safe

We had two reflection time poems in assembly today as so many of our Year 6 role models are spending their time thinking about our values.

Here’s the first, on managing our emotions and celebrating our differences.  Thank you Tyrese…

Sometimes I am happy, whereas you feel sad.

Sometimes I am worried, whereas you are excited.

Sometimes I cam fearful, whereas you are joyful.

Everyone has different feelings – sometimes good; sometimes bad.

We are all unique and different.

It doesn’t matter.

At the end of the day, we are all human after all.

And here is the other, on road safety.  Thank you Shashank and Georgin.  Stay safe this weekend everyone…

Follow the signs

to save lives.

Don’t join in the crime

or you will regret it for life.

Wear a helmet if you’re cycling

And wear florescent clothes  to act wisely.

It’s not a joke

’cause you’re heart’s easy to break.

If you’re a pedestrian

Help each other to cross the road.

Use a zebra crossing

Especially when the road is wide.