Because we’re worth it…

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The first week back after the Easter break has been a good one.  We are aspiring to achieve great things this Summer term!

One area of the school where children have been showing a great deal of pride and ambition, is in Reception.  Pupils have been working very hard on their cursive handwriting, their punctuation and, most impressively of all, their use of the word ‘because’ in their sentences! Well done Laurel and Larch!

What are YOU aspiring to achieve this term?

Mr P

Fantastic Foxes!


Well done Foxes for being at the top of the leader board to end the term.  But you have ALL shown the school values an incredible number of times since September.  You can all be very proud.

Visit to see more pictures of the Foxes’ treat!  I’m sure you all enjoyed your class treats too (if you met your class dojo point target)! How did you celebrate the great learning you’ve been doing this term?

Mr P

Science Week!


What an exciting week.  Schools all around the country are celebrating British Science Week. And it’s not just about science.  There are special technology, maths and engineering activities going on too.  Keep an eye on the year group blogs to find out more about the forensic science workshops and food technology activities going on around our school as well as the special science investigations.  Children will be visiting other classes and working with other year groups too.

Leave a comment below telling everyone what you are learning and enjoying this week!

Mr P



This fantastic video below, released by Google yesterday to celebrate International Women’s Day, is making us think about our value of ASPIRATION here at Lawford Mead.  In the video, girls and women from around the world share their dreams for the future.

Can you (boys too!) leave a comment below sharing YOUR dream for the future?  Start with One day I will…

Mr P

Marvellous Mums…

…awesome aunts, groovy grans and super sisters!

Thank you to all who came to our first MAGS MORNING (day 2 on Thursday March 17th!) and joined in with such enthusiasm.

It was a brilliant morning.  Here are a couple of photos but keep an eye on blogs and our twitter feed for more!

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Parent E-Safety Workshops


Thank you to all the parents who attended our E-Safety Workshops today. The next one will be on Monday (Feb 29th) evening.  It was great to share and discuss what children learn in school about safe and responsible use of the internet.

Further parental guidance can be found here:

Activities and advice for pupils can be accessed here:

We look forward to seeing more of you at future parent events!

A challenge for pupils…can you leave a comment below with your top tips for staying safe online?

Mr Poyton

Playleaders to be PROUD of!


These responsible, kind children have been working hard as playleaders since Christmas.  Some have been doing it all year and even helped to train new playleaders! They are fantastic ambassadors for the school and show our values each and every day. THANK YOU playleaders!

Playleaders care about your lunchtime.  They feel passionately that all pupils have a positive time on the playground.  They want you all to enjoy playing with and making friends as you take a well-earned break from your hard work in class.

Look out for their red Lawford Mead caps in the playground.  If you feel a bit lonely or can’t think of what to play, find a playleader.  They can take you to an adult if you need help, teach you a game, play with you or just have a chat!

Speak to Miss Webster or Miss Lambert if you are in Year 5 or 6 and would like to be a playleader after Easter.

P.s.  When has a playleader or peer mentor helped you?

Karate Kids!


There is a wide range of fantastic clubs at Lawford Mead Primary but Wednesday’s Karate Club, run by Mr Brierley, is a little bit special.  Some of the children have earned their orange belt now.  Mr Brierley has been telling me that karate isn’t just about self-defence.  It’s about self-discipline, work ethic, fitness and confidence.  Not forgetting FUN!

Well, that list of values made me think of our SCHOOL values!  Sounds to me like learning karate is very similar to all the other learning we do at school.

Ask the school office if you want to find out more about Karate Club.

Mr P




How proud we all were when the Essex Chronicle newspaper came to see our school and take some photos this week.

The photographer did a great job capturing what Lawford Mead is all about.  Look through the gallery and you’ll see pupils working hard; in teams, pairs and independently.  You’ll see teachers working equally hard to plan and teach the best lessons they can!  You’ll see the fantastic technology we are so lucky to have.  You actually SEE our school VALUES in each picture!

A BIG THANK YOU to the pupils, parents and staff that make our school so special and fill us all with pride.

Which is your favourite photo?

Mr P