Children in Years 3 and 4 recently visited the archaeological investigations that are taking place on land adjacent to the school, prior to planned building works.
The children met one of archaeologists carrying out the investigations and were interested to see pieces of pottery and areas showing evidence of fire/cooking that have been discovered.
Further investigations will take place over the next few years as work progresses and we hope to have the opportunity to visit again later in the process.
Phonics Evening for Parents
On Tuesday 10th October Mrs Beard led an evening for parents to support their knowledge of how we teach phonics at school. Hopefully our parents went away knowing a little bit more about phonemes, digraphs and slit digraphs. Whilst being competent at phonics is essential for reading, we reiterated the fact that sharing or reading a book to your child is the most valuable activity parents can do together to encourage the love of reading.
Our fantastic team of Y6 spellers scored an amazing 70 points to win both their heat and the overall competition at the Spelling Bee at East Bergholt High School.
BBC Suffolk were in attendance at the morning event and recorded a video. It is featured on their Facebook page, here.
There is also a link to a piece on BBC Suffolk radio here.
Children In Need - 19th November 2016
Children enjoyed Pudsey Bear biscuits, which are made every year by Mrs Edwards, our school cook, who also put on a special lunch. Children wore spotty accessories, in line with this year's Children In Need 'spotacular' theme and the sale of biscuits raised £203 for Children In Need.
Phonics Evening for Parents - 28th September 2016
Mrs Beard led a very informative evening on the teaching of phonics this week.
Our Annual PTA Sunflower Morning 17th September 2016
We held our annual sunflower morning on Saturday the 17th and this proved to be a very successful PTA event. In particular it was lovely to see so many of our new Foundation Stage children and their families attend. Have a look at the photographs below which sum up what this morning is all about.
Lawford Primary Summer Reading Challenge!
We had 66 children who took part in our Summer Reading Challenge and completed one or more tasks. These children were awarded certificates today in assembly today. Eleven of these children completed all three challenges and were awarded with a special Lawford Primary School Reading Cup. Well done to all children (and staff) who took part. Keep reading!
Thank you to Mrs Woods and Mrs Collyer for planning and displaying this fantastic selection of children's work on the theme of Africa. This display celebrated our link with our Ghanaian partnership school, Mamponteng Primary and children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 contributed a range of artwork based on African culture and art.
Lawford C of E Primary was awarded the Best Primary School Exhibit Award!
The Annual School Improvement Planning (SIP) Meeting
Stakeholders from Lawford C of E Primary School met to review the successes of the academic year and to collectively decide on priorities for the coming academic year. Stakeholders consisted of children from Year 3 to Year 6, teachers, TAs, governors and the school cook. Successes highlighted included many enrichment activities such as the 'National Empty Classroom' day, new school visits and a range of visitors who came into school to bring geography and history alive. Requests for future consideration included more curriculum focused days, e.g. music and sport, reading awards incentive, more occasions for mixing year groups and even 'Teacher of the Term!'