A very special guest…

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.

If you would like to know more about Sue, and buy one of her books, you can visit suehamptonauthor.co.uk.

Leave a comment below telling us what you learnt from Sue during her visit!

Mr P

What a wonderful word game!

Mrs Wilson introduced me to this fantastic Synonym Word Game this week.  There are 60 levels of difficulty!

Not only will this addictive game help build your vocabulary and help your reading and writing skills, it’s also for a good cause.  Give it a try and find out more!

Leave a comment below and tell us what new word you have learnt and what it means.

You can find links to this game and lots of other fun, educational online activities on our Links page.

Mr P

Assessment Week Pride

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…

Mr P

World Book Day 2017

Visit the highlights gallery for pictures of World Book Day 2017 at Lawford Mead and find out more about the day on the Year Group Blogs.

A BIG THANK YOU to parents for the time, effort and money put into such fantastic costumes.  We’ve had fairy tale heroes and heroines and characters from traditional tales.   We’ve had inspiration from from Julia Donaldson, Dick King-Smith, Roald Dahl, William Shakespeare and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Thank you Year 6 for our reflection time ‘thought for the day’.  Here it is…

Let us be grateful for the books we have and the knowledge and imagination they give us.

Let us be grateful for books in the knowledge that some children don’t have them.

But now, let us celebrate that we do and all have a great World Book Day!

Leave a comment below telling us your favourite book and WHY you love it!  I dressed as Aslan the lion today because I love the imaginative world of Narnia that C.S. Lewis created in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Mr P