In a recent lower school assembly we learnt about Diwali. We watched some of the videos here and tried a quiz. We got 4/5 correct because we didn’t realise just HOW MANY people celebrate Diwali around the world each year! Try the quiz yourself here.

Anti-Bullying Week 2023 – class contracts

In Anti-Bullying Week this year we made new class kindness contracts. This is a tradition at Lawford Mead. Each year children agree on a class motto and three promises to show what is important to them, how they want to be treated and how they will take care of each other.

Here are a few examples of this year’s contracts…


In our upper school assembly this week we prepared for remembrance day by learning about John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Field. John McCrae was going to throw his poem away after writing it but thankfully his friends told him they liked it and encouraged hime to share it. Can we do that for our friends when writing together in class?

Check out the videos we watched together here:



Science Week

It was Autumn term Science Day this week, so in our lower school assembly we discussed what science is. Science is asking questions, testing ideas and predicting outcomes – so we can understand the world better.

We also learned about two famous scientists, Marie Curie and Stephen Hawking, who showed our value of resilience when they changed how people understood the world.

Check out the videos and quiz we looked at together…



Stronger together

In our upper school assembly this week, we continued to prepare for Anti-Bullying Week (Nov 13th-17th) by watching this amazing clip from the first episode of Planet Earth III, where fur seals in Southern Africa team up to drive off a great white shark…


We discussed what we can learn from the seals – that supporting each other and working together will make us feel braver and more confident to speak out and stand up to unkind behaviour, whilst seeking support from trusted adults.

Fighting our fears

In our lower school assembly this week we talked about Halloween, read a story about being afraid and discussed what we can do to fight our fears. We could:

  • Laugh them away. Maybe they are so scary after all.
  • Cuddle up with a parent or carer at home
  • Talk to a trusted adult at school or at home
  • Find friends and keep them close
  • Take deep breaths and remember what keeps us safe

What scares you and how do you face up to your fears?