The final Thursday before Christmas was our BIG treat for the team that earned the most dojo points during the term. It was close to the end but HEDGEHOGS came out on top this time! We celebrated in style with every Hedgehog in the school enjoying party games, ice cream, dancing and even a bouncy castle!
Well done to Foxes, Badgers and Squirrels too though as EVERY team had over 5,000 points to end the term! That means each team demonstrated our school VALUES of PASSION, INTEGRITY, RESPECT, ASPIRATION and RESILIENCE over 5,000 times during the Autumn term. Amazing!
You all deserve to feel very PROUD this Christmas. Who’ll be on top of the leader board next time?
This week in KS2 we announced the ‘Great Big Lawford Mead Public Health Poster Competition’! In assembly we looked at public health posters going all the way back to WWII. We are having a competition to create posters for the school that encourage children to wash their hands well and take care when coughing and sneezing. Fantastic prizes will be won and the top 3 posters will be reproduced and displayed around the school. Competition deadline: Monday December 14th.
Here are the first 2 entries. Both BRILLIANT. This is the kind of standard we are looking for. Can you produce one this weekend?
P.s. Leave a reply below with your top tips for keeping healthy.
DECEMBER 17TH: CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS, THESE FIRST TWO ENTRIES ENDED UP WINNING JOINT FIRST PRIZE! ALTHOUGH EVERYONE WHO ENTERED WON A SMALL PRIZE AND ALL POSTERS WILL GO UP AROUND THE SCHOOL NEXT TERM. WELL DONE!
This week is a time to reflect on how we treat each other, how we help each other and how we keep each other safe.
You will be working together as a class on some special anti-bullying activities and signing your own class anti-bullying contract.
Check out these links below and leave a reply under this post to share what you learnt from the websites. Or from Miss Chittick’s assembly about safety? Or from your special lessons and discussions in class!
More sporting success for LMPS this week. This time in a Tag Rugby tournament.
Here is a sports report written by Kain, Alyssa and Harrison…
On Monday the 16th November the tag rugby team headed over to GBHS to compete in the second round. As we turned up we got given a sporting pledge,which said;
We, the children, the teacher the official and the spectator, shall show good sporting behaviour towards everyone. we pledge to have respect everyday in every sport and for everyone. Accepting victory and defeat graciously, treating everyone fairly, speaking considerately and polity and accepting official’s rules and decisions without without complaining. we shall abide by the rules of the event. we shall applaud achievements and perseverance, giving positive comments throughout, to competitors, officials, teachers and spectators. Don’t be the one, to spoil the fun.
In the first game we played Great Waltham who played very well and unfortunately beat us which wasn’t the best start to the tournament. The second game we played, was against Moulsham Junior school and they beat us. In the tournament we didn’t play our best and after our first loss all our heads dropped and then we started to play worse. We all watched the finals which we learnt a lot from as they do an after school club and play it more and are much better but we have only played during a few lunch times. After the game they announced the winners. Moulsham came first place and Great Waltham came second place then Lawford Mead Primary School came third place. We all got medals Moulsham had a gold medal Great Waltham had a silver medal and we Lawford Mead got a bronze medal.
Well done Team. Sounds like you learn even more from the challenges than you do from the victories! Proud of you.
I’ll leave with you with a quote from the greatest basketball player of all time…
What a fantastic day we had celebrating Black History Month! I can’t wait to see photos from your workshops and some of the fantastic writing and artwork you all produced.
For now I just want to share an amazing piece of writing with you. Dylan wrote this letter to Jackie Robinson, an American baseball player who achieved great things and inspired many people. Black History Month is a time to show our school value of RESPECT for inspirational people who have faced challenge and caused positive change for others. Check out the Year Group blogs for more photos and info about what went on in each class.
Enjoy this brilliant letter and leave a reply to tell us what you enjoyed most about our Black History Celebration.
Thanks to Mrs Boot for a fantastic assembly on the Lawford Mead value of RESILIENCE this week. I hope everyone was inspired by the John Cena video. Here are my favourite quotes from his speech…
“I’ve often said a man’s character is not judged after he celebrates a victory, but by what he does when his back is against the wall. So no matter how great the setback, how severe the failure, you never give up. You never give up, you pick yourself up, you brush yourself off, you get up and move on and overcome and that is what I believe!”
Leave a reply below and tell me how YOU stayed strong this week and showed resilience when faced with a challenge in your learning.
Our boys football team made us all very proud this week. One member of the team has written this exciting recount of events….
Chelmsford Sports Partnership Boys Football Tournament 2015
When we arrived at the tournament they got in to groups – A group B group etc. We were placed in group D. Every match was 8 minutes long so our goals had to come quickly. Our first match was against Barnes Farm which we won 1-0 because of an unlucky own goal from the other team. Then we had some training with the West Ham foundation and we got taught to keep more control of the ball and it also helped us in the games. Next we played the Bishops ‘B’ team and won 3-0. The goal scorers were Fletcher, Reece and Callum.
Next we played our final group match against St Michael’s ‘B’ which we won 2-0, the goals were scored by Bobby-Lee and Fletcher (again). After that match we sat down in a line to get told if we made it to the semi-finals and sure enough we did. We fought well in the match but at the last moment Bobby took a goal kick and it was heading for the corner, the goalkeeper touched it but it wasn’t enough to stop it going in though. Everyone was jumping up and down, Bobby was running around like a headless chicken so happy that he scored in the last minute and it was from a goal kick aswell! The final score was 1-0 thanks to Bobby’s remarkable goal that left everyone speechless (including the other team).
We got through to the final. We fought long and hard till the game was over, but the score was 0-0 so we had to go into ‘Golden Goal’ if you scored you had won the game and the tournament. But, after full time, again the score was 0-0 so we had to go into a penalty shootout. First up Bobby, he hammered it in. Then the other team scored. Next up, Reece, he also scored. Then the other team shot, but it went wide of the bar. So it was all up to Alex to see who was going to win the tournament, he shot, and everyone’s heart stopped but after some luck it went in and everybody could breathe again. We all knew WE HAD WON and it was a well deserved win as well! Everybody had huge smiles on their faces, children and adults because we knew that we had came home as champions.