How proud we all were when the Essex Chronicle newspaper came to see our school and take some photos this week.

The photographer did a great job capturing what Lawford Mead is all about.  Look through the gallery and you’ll see pupils working hard; in teams, pairs and independently.  You’ll see teachers working equally hard to plan and teach the best lessons they can!  You’ll see the fantastic technology we are so lucky to have.  You actually SEE our school VALUES in each picture!

A BIG THANK YOU to the pupils, parents and staff that make our school so special and fill us all with pride.

Which is your favourite photo?

Mr P

How Are You Feeling Today?


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.


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!


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!


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!


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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