The Science of Kindness

Below are the two videos about kindness we watched in our Key Stage 2 assembly.  The first explains the science of kindness and how being kind is good for YOU as well as good for other people!  The second video is an inspiring short film to help you think about the ‘chain reaction’ of kindness that YOU have the power to start!  Remember the list we came up with in assembly.  Here are some examples of those kind acts we can try at school to improve someone else’s (and our own) day…

– give a compliment or just a smile and a ‘Good morning!’

– help someone in the playground who looks lonely or if they have hurt themselves

– help someone with their with work and encourage them

– jut ask someone how they are and if they are ok if they look sad

– hold a door or carry something for someone

Leave a comment below and tell us something kind you have done (or someone has done for you) and how it felt.

Mr P


World Book Day

World Book day was rescheduled due to snow so we still had a wonderful day of reading and recommending books.  All in fabulous costumes of course!

Keep an eye out on the Highlights section and our blogs to find out more.

Leave a comment below and tell us your favourite books and authors.  I love the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.

Mr P

P.s. Here are the poems about reading books that Mrs Baker and Mrs Wilson read to us for reflection time today…

I Opened a Book
By Julia Donaldson

I opened a book and in I strode.
Now nobody can find me.
I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.

I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring,
I’ve swallowed the magic potion.
I’ve fought with a dragon, dined with a king
And dived in a bottomless ocean.

I opened a book and made some friends.
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their road with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.

I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me.

Notes on the Art of Poetry
By Dylan Thomas

I could never have dreamt that there were such goings-on
in the world between the covers of books,
such sandstorms and ice blasts of words,
such staggering peace, such enormous laughter,
such and so many blinding bright lights,
splashing all over the pages
in a million bits and pieces
all of which were words, words, words,
and each of which were alive forever
in its own delight and glory and oddity and light.




Maths Competition

Well done to our amazing Year 6 Maths Team! They represented Lawford Mead to compete against 12 other teams from schools in the Chelmsford area and came a fantastic 4th place! The competition was very close as there were only 4 points difference between our score and the winners’ score.

They worked together to solve a range of mathematical puzzles based on the theme of the Royal Wedding. Tasks included: solve a seating plan puzzle for the Wedding Reception; solve algebra clues to crack the safe holding the wedding rings; use ratio to create recipes for the Royal Wedding cakes; and use co-ordinates and shape knowledge to track the flight-path of the media helicopters!

Our team showed excellent co-operation, resilience and aspiration throughout the morning and we are very proud of them!

Mrs Wilson

Snow Day Ideas

Here are some ideas for activities to try at home whilst school is closed…


  • READ! It is Book Day after all.  We’ll reschedule Book Day activities at school as soon as possible
  • Write a book review
  • Design a new front cover for one of your favourite books
  • Write a sequel or new chapter for a book you have enjoyed
  • Look out the window and use the weather as inspiration for a story, poem, weather report or drawing
  • Ask an adult for help with making a paper snowflake
  • Research icicles and snowflakes.
  • Visit the blogs and Highlights on our website and leave some comments.

Outside (stay warm and dry!):

  • Look for footprints
  • Take photos of your observations and then get in the warm to draw them
  • Make a snow angel
  • Build a snowman
  • Collect snow in pots and time how long it takes to melt in different rooms in the house.  Which are the warmest and coldest rooms?

Leave a comment below with any ideas of your own!

Mr P