Thank you to parents who sent 50p into school this week so children could by their Anti-Bullying Week wristbands. Keep an eye on our highlights page to see our ABW gallery. Thanks also goes to Michael in Year 6 who wrote and read such a thoughtful and thought provoking reflection time for assembly, his audience broke into spontaneous applause! Read it below.
We are all equal,
We are all different,
It does not mater what colour your skin is,
Or if you are weak or strong,
Big or small, rich or poor.
We are all human.
We have all made mistakes.
It doesn’t matter if you are cool outside,
It only matters what you make yourself on the inside.
We love having parents come to watch our Year Group assemblies and Year 3 made everyone proud today. The children shared what they have been learning about Ancient Greece and they performed so well,I think the audience learnt a lot too! It was wonderful to hear such confident and loud assembly voices from Year 3 children and there was some fantastic writing read and displayed. Thank you to all the families who came. Can you sing along to the music video below and speed up like Year 3 did?
Year 6 children have been writing haiku poetry this week. Haiku are very unique poems, originally from Japan. They are short, just three lines long with five syllables in the first and last line and seven syllables in the second, so you have to choose your words very carefully. But they can be very thought provoking and inspirational.
One pupil who showed our value of passion for haiku was Brandon. He wrote two haiku, using his favourite school values as inspiration, to be read out in our Friday assembly reflection time.
Here they are…can you leave a comment below with your own haiku about one of our values?
November 13th to 17th is Anti-Bullying Week 2017. It is a special week that we support and celebrate every year at Lawford Mead.
Last year we got involved with the #Standuptobullying campaign and pupils and staff all took pledges to do their part. See last year’s gallery here.
This year the theme of the week is ‘All Different, All Equal’. Children can buy wristbands for 50p at break and lunch from Thursday November the 9th so they can wear one during Anti-Bullying Week to show their support.
And, as always, we will be renewing our class anti-bullying contracts. Children agree on a definition, a motto and then promises before all signing the contract to show that, together, we will tackle bullying in all its forms.
Watch this official video from the Anti-Bullying Alliance to find out more about the campaign we are supporting. Leave a comment below saying what ‘All Different, All Equal’ means to you.
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.
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.
Today all the children will be going to CSAC to run the race for life and raise vital funds for Cancer Research. KS1 will be starting at 1:00 and KS2 will be running from 2:00. Please come along and support the children (and staff). We have already raised a huge amount and are so thankful for those of you who have donated. Every little helps. We will be collecting donations at the stadium or you can donate online at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lawfordmeadprimary
Photos and an updated total will follow so keep an eye on our Highlights page!