Kindness at Christmas

In assemblies today we talked about our favourite Christmas TV adverts! We watched one of MY favourites, the John Lewis advert from 2015. The girl in the short story notices an elderly man all on his own at Christmas and lets him know that she is thinking of him.

In assembly, we talked about people WE know who might be lonely or sad at Christmas and we discussed the kind little things we could do to let them know that we care.

Watch the advert below and leave a comment below with ideas for how you could give a little bit of Christmas joy to someone who might really need it this year.

Mr Poyton


We talked about Advent in assemblies this week. Find out more and try a quiz HERE. We may open the first window on our Advent calendars on December 1st but Advent actually starts on the Sunday nearest to November 30th. So in 2021, it started on Sunday 28 November and will run until Friday 24 December.

We talked about our Lawford Mead Christmas traditions (including Christmas jumper and dinner day, singing The Twelve Days of Christmas together AND our very special, knitted Advent calendar.

It was lovely to hear the children’s family traditions and what is most special to them at this time of year. What was very clear from the children’s contributions was the importance and joy of being with family. We hope that won’t be so difficult this year but we are thankful for the video call technology that allowed us to see loved ones last year.

What does Christmas mean to you? What traditions are you looking forward to this year? Leave a comment below.