Happy New Year!


All of us at Lawford Mead Primary wish you a happy and healthy 2016.  We are all excited to be back at school today!

Some lovely news to start the year, our Christmas Jumper Day before the holidays raised lots of money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.  Well done everyone.  We received this message from the hospital…


Dear Lawford Mead Primary

Thank you from everyone at Great Ormond Street Hospital for your kind gift of £359.29.

Your support will help us

  • Rebuild the hospital so we can treat more children than ever before
  • Provide specialist equipment for delivering better care
  • Fund family accommodation so parents can stay close to their child
  • Develop pioneering research to find cures and treatments for childhood diseases

On behalf of all our patients, families and staff, thank you.

The fundraising team


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End Of Term House Team Treat!

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?

Mr P





Health and Hygiene Poster Competition!

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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?

Mr P

P.s.  Leave a reply below with your top tips for keeping healthy.


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LMPS Anti-Bullying Week


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!




Mr P

P.S.  Here is the official advert for Anti-Bullying Week 2015 to get you thinking (and singing!)…




Tag Teamwork!

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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…

Tag Rugby

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 officials 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.   Dont 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…

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Classic Clubs

Teacher led clubs began on Wednesday last week.  Children had a great time sewing, drumming, coding, building and much more!

Reply here and tell us why your club is the best!  What are you looking forward to this Wednesday?

Mr P

p.s. Here are some photos from Japanese drumming, Cinema and Construction clubs…





Terrific Teamwork!

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We were all very proud this week when pupils worked together so brilliantly in teams to produce the amazing 3D display we now have in our library!

It was fantastic to see Year 6 pupils being role models and supporting younger pupils in classes across the school.

Well done everyone.  Visit the year group blogs to see more pictures.

What part of the display did you contribute to?  Leave a reply here.

Mr P

Challenge and Change

Hello everyone,

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.

Mr P




Ready to reveal some resilience?


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.

Mr P