Eye of the Tiger


What a week.  Children have had some fantastic learning experiences and the Race for Life event on Thursday was a huge success.  Thanks to all that have donated and well done to all the runners! Find out more at the Sports News blog and see photos here.

‘Eye of the Tiger’ felt like an appropriate song for assembly today!  Thanks to the two Y6 girls who, inspired by our Race for Life, wrote about determination and teamwork for Reflection Time today.  Here it is…


I think that says it all!  Have a good weekend.

Mr P

A lesson on success from Y6…

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These two Year 6 girls are brilliant role models for their friends in class and for younger pupils across the school.

First we had an art project.  Pupils in Redwood class had to create a redwood tree for a display.  This pupil chose a technique that required a huge amount of patience and dedication if the finished product was going to be something she was proud of.  She revisited her work many times over the course of a week and she was rightfully very pleased with her final masterpiece.

And then we have a thought provoking poster produced by a pupil who has been inspired by the Paralympics and a friend who is facing a challenge.

If you can’t see it clearly in the picture, the poster says;



“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

What inspiration and motivation to succeed can you take from these two pupils and their work?

Loyalty and Sacrifice


Thank you to the Year 6 girls who wrote our reflection time poem for assembly this Friday.  They were clearly inspired by the Paralympics and by Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee, a triathlete who gave up running for 1st place in his latest triathlon to help his brother Jonny (who was overwhelmed by heat exhaustion) over the line.

Here is the poem.  Thank you girls…


Let us be grateful for what we have.

Let us look up to those who pursue their goals, despite their disabilities.

Let us look up to the Brownlee brothers, who showed real sportsmanship.


And here is the video children have watching and discussing in class this week…

What is it about the Brownlee brothers that inspires you?

Nothing is impossible

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In today’s morning assembly we talked about the Paralympics and our school value of Resilience.

The official Paralympic values of Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality are very similar to our own values here at LMPS.

KS2 watched a video about Ibrahim Hamato, an amazing table tennis player from Egypt who didn’t let a terrible accident stop him playing the game he loved so much.  He serves with his feet and holds the bat in his mouth!  This year he is living out his dream of playing in Rio.  In a recent interview he said…

“I feel really happy…now my dream has come true of playing in the Paralympic Games. I want to tell everybody that nothing is impossible, and everybody should work hard for what you love and what you think is good for yourself.  The disability is not in arms or legs, the disability is to not persevere in whatever you would like to do.”

Here’s the video. What lesson do you think can we learn from Ibrahim Hamato?


Yes You Can!


It was a real treat to be together in the hall for our first celebration assembly of the term this morning.  Children are already earning lots of dojo points for showing our school values.

As we entered and left the hall we listened to the fantastic song ‘Yes I Can’ by The Super Human Band.  You may have heard it if you’ve seen the Channel 4 advert for the Paralympic Games.  The song has a great message about aspiration and resilience.   it’s a good message to remember when facing challenges and learning new skills in class this year!

Here are some of the lyrics and the video. What challenge have you decided you CAN overcome this year! Have a great weekend…

Yes I can, suddenly, yes I can
Gee I’m afraid to go on has turned into yes I can
Take a look what do you see?
A hundred and thirty three pounds of confidence, ME!
Got the feeling I can do anything
Yes I can
Something that sings in my blood is telling me
Yes I can
I was just born today
I can go all the way

Are you ready?
I can climb Everest
Yes I can
I can fight here all night and never rest
Yes I can
I was just born today
I can go all the way
Yes I can

Welcome back ‘Team LMP’!


What a delight it was to welcome children back to school today!  They look ready to learn and very smart in their uniform (see pictures below!).

In the KS2 assembly this morning we talked about the Rio Olympics and watched this inspiring video about the Team GB medal winners.  We thought about our shared values.

Official Olympic values – Friendship, Respect, Excellence

Lawford Mead values -Passion, Integrity, Respect, Aspiration, Resilience

This year we will work together to show these values, achieve our best and feel PROUD, just like those athletes in Rio.

Leave a comment below and tell us what moment from the games  inspired you this Summer?

Mr Poyton

p.s.  Here are those promised pics of proud pupils in perfect uniform (try saying that 3 times fast!).

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