Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Happy Christmas from Eyfs

On behalf of all staff in EYFS we would like to say how grateful we are for all the cards and presents. Your generosity has totally overwhelmed us.
We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.
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Sad to see you go Blake

Goodbye and good luck to Blake as he leaves Mead Nursery today. Blake  always has a smile and a story to tell and we will miss him very much.
We wish Blake good luck in his new Nursery the Rainbow Room .
We hope to see you again in the future Blake.

Northern Ireland Star Writer

This weeks star writer in Northern Ireland is Sulejman, who wrote a fantastic Christmas poem. Well done!

Attendance Awards

Well done to all Mead pupils who have 100% attendance so far this academic year. There are far too many to mention individually but we have managed to squeeze them all in the photographs below. They all received a bronze badge acknowledging their achievement. Hopefully they'll all appear in the 100% photos at the end of next term, when they'll get their silver badges and at the end of the summer term when they'll be awarded gold badges.

Weekly Newsletter-19th December 2018

Dear Parents,
We have come to the end of a long term and I am sure that the whole school community is looking forward to a well earned rest. I certainly am after spending the night in the Reception/KS1 treehouse- thanks to those naughty elves! !

Hopefully you’ve been able to follow the elves antics on Facebook with your children-We have certainly had some fun this week!

We have had lots to smile about with the achievements of 2018 and it is a year we can look back on with a great deal of pride. The farm is now well established and I am thrilled with the positive comments received following year group organised visits. We look forward to opening it up for other members of the local community in 2019.

Well done to all our staff especially those in years 2 and 6 who managed to sustain the impressive SATs results gained in previous years.

I could not be more excited about what’s in store for next year, and for the opportunity to work with pupils, staff and parents in 2019.

Staff news
Sadly we have to say goodbye to 2 staff members- Mrs Sarah Adams, who is moving to school closer to her home and Mr Wolthuis who is moving out of the area -They both leave Mead with our very best wishes for the future. We are very much looking forward to welcoming Mr Elliott who will be the new teacher in Germany class for the spring and Miss Knight and Mrs Ahmed who will be joining our support staff.

Attendance News!
I am delighted to announce the winners of the attendance league for the Autumn term -Chile and Germany class tied for both place- both had 96.4% attendance -so very well done to them.They will enjoy their reward at the beginning of next term. The overall attendance for this term is 95.2%. We have the Spring term to make 0.8% improvement to reach our target of 96%.

Diary dates
Tuesday 8th January- First day of spring term-We are looking forward to welcoming our pupils back -Doors open at 8:30
Wednesday 9th January Wicked Theatre trip for Book Club pupils. Swimming starts for year 4 pupils.
Thursday 10th January-15:20 Forest School meeting for pupils attending this term

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Tuesday 8th January is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20. Meals are free to our KS1/EYFS pupils.
Please be reminded to top up your child’s catering account as we cannot provide dinners for pupils whose accounts exceed a debt of £10.

A massive well done to the LFPA who raised an amazing £4941.98 at the recent firework event.They have asked me to share the following message for parents/carer.

“The LFPA will be changing in the new year and will be looking for new members to form a committee, casual volunteers and helpers. Life is busy but if you have a few hours a month you could spare to help plan events or even just an odd afternoon a few times a year they'd love to hear from you, please email with your name, which school you are associated with and whether you are available to be a committee member, casual volunteer or if you could help in other ways."

Key Diary Dates for next term

Tuesday 8th January -First day of Spring term

Wednesday 9th January -Swimming starts for year 4 pupils this week

Monday 18th February-Friday 22nd February -Half term-School closed

Monday 25th February -Back to school-Swimming starts for year 4 pupils this week

Monday 8th April/Tuesday 9th April -Parent afternoon/evenings

Monday 15th-Monday 29th April -Easter holidays-School closed

Tuesday 30th April -Back to school

Thank you for all of the cards and gifts that have been given to staff. On behalf of them I would like to thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Finally it leaves me to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year and I look forward to welcoming you all back to school on Tuesday 8th January.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Smith

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Message from Premier Schoolwear Ltd

Our last day at Romford will be tomorrow 19th Dec, we will close here at 3pm and re-open on Jan 4th 8am – 4pm as normal

Any orders placed on the internet after noon tomorrow will not be processed until we return in New Year

I would like to wish you all a Merry Xmas & Happy New Year from all at Premier Schoolwear

Christmas Dinner is enjoyed by all

 Our children had a wonderful time at their school Christmas dinner today. The children were pleased to receive a cracker `It`s the best day of my life `said Benjamin
and they wore their party hats with pride.
There were lots of clean plates and shrieks of `This is delicious`
Thank you to all our mid day staff who made the day so enjoyable for the children and the friends of Mead who supplied the crackers.