Putting the fun into fundraising…

We are all feeling a little tired but very proud at Lawford Mead this week, having taken part in our yearly Race For Life event for Cancer Research UK at Chelmsford Sport and Athletic Centre.  Visit our Highlight gallery to see pictures and leave a comment.  If you can and haven’t already, please donate and help us beat our £1,000 target! A HUGE thank you to all who have donated.

In other news, every week in our Friday celebration assembly, we congratulate our ‘Writers of the week’.  You can read their work on each year group blog.  This week our aspiring authors were…

  • Henry in Year 1 for using conjunctions to extend his writing
  • Isabelle in Year 2 for using phonics to support her writing
  • Connor in Year 3 for writing an interesting diary entry
  • Callum in Year 4 for a brilliant calligram using personification
  • Chloe in Year 5 for varying sentence openers in a description
  • Felicity in Year 6 for a detailed biography on Banardo

Have a great weekend and…. KEEEEEP WRITING!

Mr Poyton


Cross Country Competition

Congratulations to our remarkable runners from Year 5&6 who did tremendously well in a cross country competition with local schools this week. There was over 100 children in each race and 7 of our 22 runners came in the top 20, each qualifying for a place in the elite Chelmsford Running Club.

We could not be prouder!

Mr Poyton

Always improving…

In our assemblies today we discussed our School Improvement Plan for 2018-19.  Lawford Mead is already BRILLIANT, but our desire to always improve is one of the things that makes us so fantastic!  We work hard at everything of course, but this year we want to put that extra effort into our WRITING and our ATTENDANCE.  I asked the children, from Reception to Year 6, how THEY thought we could reach our target of being even better writers and to beat our 96% attendance target and earn more bronze, silver and gold awards.

The children thought long and hard, shared ideas with their classmates and then hit me with some incredible ideas. …

The children said that to become even better writers they will…

  • Look after school pencils!
  • Practice their phonics and spellings at home
  • Read lots at home to get ideas for writing and discover new words
  • Show their best handwriting whenever they write
  • Play on the Spelling Shed app, a lot!
  • Include more interesting and new vocabulary in their writing
  • Listen to each other and ‘magpie’ ideas
  • Describe in detail with adjectives
  • Focus and put thought and imagination into our writing
  • Contribute more ideas in class
  • Write about what they love when teachers give them freedom and choice
  • Check their writing and challenge themselves to improve it

And to improve attendance the children think we should all…

  • Eat more apples!
  • Do more exercise
  • Get lots of sleep
  • Wash our hands
  • Wrap up warm in cold weather
  • Drink lots of water
  • And…no holidays in term time!

Please leave a comment below if you have any more ideas!

Mr Poyton

Pupil Voice at Lawford Mead

Our Year 6 School Council roles of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer were filled this week.  These highly responsible and reliable role models will be the ‘voice’ of our pupils this year, along with the democratically elected school council representatives from Year 2 to 5.  Our School Council will be organising events, making decisions and carrying out research this year.  Each term they will present to trustees and governors to report on what the school council has achieved.

I’m sure you will join me in congratulating all our School Council representatives and giving them all your support this coming year.

Leave a comment below explaining what qualities you think a member of the School Council should have.

Have a great weekend,

Mr Poyton

Welcome back!

Welcome back to what promises to be an unforgettable term.  We were delighted to see children return this week, wearing smart uniform (see the fashion models above!) and big smiles.  Children have already been showing passion for learning and we cannot wait to see them make progress, reach their potential and feel very proud during the year ahead.

We look forward to meeting Year 1 to 6 parents at our ‘Meet the teacher’ presentations in a couple of weeks.  Check your emails and the school newsletter for more information.

Remember you can subscribe to this and the year group blogs by submitting your email to the ‘subscribe’ box on each blog page.  I also highly recommend exploring this website, including the following pages…

Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday for more learning and fun.  Children, can you leave a comment below telling us what you are most excited about this term or what you have enjoyed most during your first days back?

Mr Poyton

Head Of School