It was brilliant to have Mrs Wiltshire talk to the whole school in assembly about what the Parents Association does. Children were then very excited and grateful to be presented with the latest gift from the PA…24 brand new basketballs for breaks and lunchtimes!
A BIG thank you to the PA for the basketballs and for all it does to help us feel PROUD to be at Lawford Mead.
Here are Mrs Baker’s ‘Wise Words For The Weekend’ from our assembly today…
With SATs approaching and everyone working hard, here are my tips for relaxing and making sure you look after your mind and your body.
Pet therapy – Studies have shown that just petting your dog or cat can reduce your stress
Exercise – Walking, jogging, swimming, or almost anything that gets your blood pumping can be helpful
Talk it out – Chatting with a trusted friend or family member can help to make you feel calmer
Write it out – In a similar way, writing in a journal can be therapeutic and provide stress relief
Watch a movie – Snuggle down in a warm blanket with some hot chocolate – this one always works for me!
Don’t forget to breathe – It sounds silly, but you would be amazed at how many people hold their breath for extended periods of time. That prevents optimal amounts of oxygen from getting to the brain and the body. Try deep breathing exercises to help relax further.
Sleep & eat well – Your body & mind need rest and fuel, make sure you treat it to the highest quality there is.
I’m not saying the next few weeks are going to be easy Year 6, but what we want you to remember is that they are going to be worth it. You have all worked hard over the last six years and this is your time...
Your time to shine and do the best that you can
Your time to push yourself (because no one else can do it for you now)
Your time to believe in yourselves the way we do
Your time to show your resilience and be proud of the journey you have taken so far
Your time to remember that somethings always seem impossible… until they’re done
Can you leave a comment below with some words of encouragement for pupils in Year 6 and Year 2 during their SATs?
Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and fun time with family over the break.
In our assemblies today we learnt about the story behind Saint George’s Day.
To end the KS2 assembly we took a moment to reflect on our own ‘dragons’, by which we meant the obstacles or fears we want to overcome this coming term? Maybe it’s your reading SATs test if you are in Year 6? Perhaps it’s being more confident in subjects you find harder?
Can you post a comment below sharing your ‘dragon’ and the strategies you plan to use to defeat it? What can you do to help others overcome their own challenges? Remember, our five school values will help you achieve anything!
P.S. Find out more about patron saints here and try this quiz!
A big THANK YOU to author Sue Hampton for visiting us and inspiring the children today!
Visit the Highlights section soon for more photos of her thought provoking assembly and inspiring writing workshops. Thanks too to parents and children who came the book sale and signing at the end of the day.
Sue has written more than 25 books for children, teenagers and adults. She has been praised by Michael Morpurgo who called Spirit and Fire “enthralling”, Just for One Day “terrific” and her alopecia novel The Waterhouse Girl “beautifully written”. Traces made the top three in The People’s Book Prize 2012. Ex-teacher Sue has been booked by around 600 schools and is also Ambassador for Alopecia UK. You may have seen her captaining a winning team on the BBC’s Eggheads – to win £29,000 for the charity she represents! Sue believes in the power of words and stories to change lives.
Well done to all pupils for showing confidence and a growth mindset during assessment week. There was no need for ‘test stress’, just an opportunity to ‘show what you know’ so your teachers can help you take your next steps. You all deserve to be very proud of the progress you have been ‘showing off’ this week.
Here’s the Year 6 reflection time from assembly…
There was nothing to worry about and it’s all over.
It was only a chance to show off what you know…and it wasn’t that hard anyway!
The tests were just to test you on what you already know.
We’ve got through it and we should all be proud of ourselves. Proud of what we’ve achieved.
Well done to everyone. You know you have all improved.
Now you have done it, you can do anything.
Leave a comment below and tell us what you have felt proud of lately…