All Different, All Equal

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.

Year Group Assemblies

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?

Mr P

Remembrance and Respect

We were so proud to see our pupils showing respect for remembrance day with our minute’s silence in assembly this morning.

Here is the video about In Flanders Fields that we watched so you can look at it again with family…

Thank you to Rhys in Year 6 for reading the poem to us.  Here is a poem he wrote himself…

Poppies we wear to show respect,

They grew in Flanders field where

the soldiers lie dead, something they did expect.

Yet they fought for what they thought right.

 

They fought with strength and courage even the later row,

They all have fallen: friend and foe alike.

They gave their today for our tomorrow.

Lest we forget.

Have a great weekend.  Don’t forget to buy and wear your anti-bullying week wristbands next week!

Mr P

 

Can YOU Haiku?

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?

Respect

You must show respect

To everyone in our school

Always stay friendly.

 

Aspiration

Try to do your best

Everyday in your schoolwork

Even when it’s hard!

Anti-Bullying Week 2017

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.

Mr P

 

 

 

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 by clicking on the image above.

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.

 

 

 

RACE FOR LIFE

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!

Looking forward to seeing you there!