Thank you so much to all the dads, stepdads, grandads and uncles that joined us this morning. It was an absolute joy to see you all reading, learning, competing and coding with your children! Having you here meant so much to them and we hope you enjoyed the morning too. Apologies for unforeseen issues with the ovens at lunchtime (great timing!) which led to a few problems. This was unfortunate but thank you so much for your patience, it was great to have so many of you stay for lunch.
We look forward to more events like this in future. You men play an important part in our school community and have a huge impact on your children’s education.
For Geography day, across KS1&2 each class explored an exciting location based around Formula 1. Children had a great time discovering a city’s location and finding out many fascinating facts!
In Year 1, the children learnt about the 4 countries which make up the UK and made some magnificent maps showing the coast line around the UK. They even had a go at designing their Formula 1 racetracks!
In Year 2, 3 and 5, the children had to plan an exciting trip to either Silverstone or Milan, Italy. They needed to carefully research flight information, hotels and leisure activities and then present their planned trip!
In Year 5 and 6, the children explored Rio de Janeiro, the current Olympic host city and were looking at what attractions they might want to visit!
See more photos and read more about Geography Day in Year 3 here!
A big THANK YOU to Miss Caldwell and Miss Tuck for organising!
What did you learn and enjoy most about Geography Day?
Sadly, the great boxer and cultural icon Muhammad Ali died last week. He was famous for his poetic and entertaining ‘boasts’ about his boxing ability but he also said many wise things about life, success and the values he believed people should live by. Those values of ambition, courage and perseverance are very similar to our own values here at Lawford Mead Primary.
We already feature an Ali quote here (and on our poster in the hall), which helps us reflect upon our value of resilience. But check out these other quotes attributed to Ali below too. Do you have a favourite? What does it mean to you?
At Lawford Mead we follow the ‘Fish Philosophy’. Each week we all write a message (on a fish!) for someone who has made our day for showing the school values in some way.
In Monday assemblies we read out a few fish and celebrate a child from each class who has been having a positive influence on the people around them.
In today’s KS2 assembly we were so busy hearing children show off their German skills in preparation for tomorrow’s German Day (watch this space for more about that!), we didn’t have time time to read out any fish!
So here are a few favourites from this week…
Nikas wrote a fish for Felicity because…she always plays with me and she tries her best on the carpet.
Mrs Archer wrote a fish for Jack for…working independently and showing resilience in history.
Ajinkya wrote one for George because…in gymnastics he helped me when I got stuck and showed a lot of resilience.
Colleen wrote one for Tameema for…always showing respect in class, all the time. To not just the class, the whole school.
Marie sent a fish to Brandon because…he always shows integrity in his learning and he is also very helpful.
Jeslin sent a fish to Emilly for…showing resilience and always checking through her work and never giving up. Keep up the good work!
What was the nicest fish you ever sent or received?
May 21st is United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity so this week (and next) we are celebrating by asking parents to join us for class reflections. They have been talking to children about their family’s cultural heritage. Children have loved hearing about the traditions in other countries and within our own community, as well as getting to see and hold many interesting objects and artefacts.
A big THANK YOU to all the parents who are joining us.
May 24th is also our special ‘German Day’ when we celebrate the language we learn in MFL lessons and learn more about Germany.
What do you enjoy about learning about different countries and cultures?
Here is the video we watched in this morning’s KS2 assembly in case you want to share it with your family. This true story is such a fantastic illustration of our value of RESILIENCE!
When I asked you all what these boys from South Thailand could teach us, you came up with such fantastic answers. Leave a reply in the comment section below to tell us what you think we can learn from these determined football fans from Panyee.
Y6 SATs began this morning and nearly everyone turned up early for the special Y6 Breakfast Club put on by Miss Giles and Miss Jennings. We are very proud of Y6 already as they have been working so hard, but we are all sending them our best wishes this week. For reflection time in last Friday’s assembly, Mrs Archer read out this letter…
To all of Year 6 (and Year 2!),
We are proud of each and every one of you.
Your SATS are almost here, so much time, energy and work have gone into reaching this point. However, your time at Lawford Mead has been more than that. Whilst your SATS are very important and we know you will all make us all PROUD, showing all our school values throughout the tests, always remember we are PROUD of all of your achievements including those that cannot be measured by tests and exams.
Over the last few years we have seen you grow as individuals. Some of you may love sports, some music, some dance, some acting, some computing, some are budding chefs, some are animal lovers. But you are all wonderful, compassionate people and fantastic, supportive friends. You are always willing to help others out and you can make us all smile just by entering the room.
From Mrs Archer and all of the LMPS staff.
Have YOU got a message for Year 6 (and Year 2, who begin their SATs soon too)? Leave a comment below.