Sunday, 30 April 2017

Reception Summer Term 2 Newsletter Week 3

Term: Summer 1-week 3       Date: 02.05.17

 Dear Parents,
We hope you are having a good bank holiday weekend . This term our topic is growing and changing. We will be looking at humans, creatures ,plants. This week we will be continuing with the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and developing our outside garden area. We had great fun planting our beans and we will be caring for them and making sure they have the right conditions in order to grow. Our caterpillars will be arriving this week and again we will be following their transformation into beautiful butterflies.In maths we will be looking at subtraction problems .
Thank you to all the parents that attended our second Stay and play for reading. The children are so happy to have you and reading is so vitally important.
Well done to Barbados class for being such remarkable readers they have been unbeaten in winning the most children reading prize for several weeks now. Come on St Lucia and Jamaica I feel we need to move that door sign this week.
 Our Learning Objectives for this term are:-
Personal, Social and Emotional:

To work as part of a group.

Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others.

Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting.

                       

Communication and Language:

ELG: To answer how and why questions.

Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.

Extends vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words.

 

Physical Development:

ELG: To move confidently in a range of ways.

Practices some appropriate safety measures without direct supervision.

Uses simple tools to effect changes to materials.

 

Literacy:

ELG: To read some common irregular words (red words).

Uses phonetic knowledge to write simple cvc words.

Uses vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly influenced by their experiences of books.

 

Mathematics:

To add single digit numbers.

To solve problems including doubling.

To count reliably from 1-20..

 

Expressive Art and Design:

ELG: To use media and materials in original ways.

Experiment with changing songs.

Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect. 

 

Understanding the World:

Children know about similarities and  differences in relation to living things. 
 
Messages.

 Learning Challenge

 Each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning. We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how their children's learning can be extended at home.

 The learning challenge will include either a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music. Please talk to your child about the challenge and help them to engage in their learning. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class.

  Person:  Mr Bloom

  Piece of Art: Eric Carle - illustrator
 



Piece of music


Person


1.      Listen to the music and dance to it.

2.      Find out facts about the composer.

3.      Produce a collage or picture to illustrate the piece of music.


1. Draw a portrait of the person.

2.   Find out facts about the person.

3. Watch the person in action.


 Thank you to the children that have already sent in learning challenges this half term.
 

       If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is eyfs@mead.havering.sch.uk

 Lunch is from Week 3 of the  new Havering Catering Services menu .
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Kind regards

The Reception Team
 
 






 
 
 
 

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Certificate of Presentation


Well done to Deon Woni, Aaron Livingstone, Villius Paulauskas & Amelia Tattam who have presented their work beautifully; They have shown pride in their work and taken care with their handwriting and number formation.

Learning Challenge Award
Francesca Schofield haS been working hard at home and extending her knowledge through her learning challenge work.

Learning Power Awards:
These are the awards we present to the pupils when they have demonstrated one of our four learning skills: resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness & resourcefulness. Harvey Wettner receives a certificate for resourcefulness, and Tzoulia Tzaferi for Reciprocity. Well done to them!

Fact Hunter Awards:
A fact hunter certificate is awarded to Karla Nightingill

Reading Awards


Chanelle Angus, Alfie Minney & Franki Callaghan receive a bookmark for reading 10 books

Francesca Schofield, Kiyah Forde and Sulejman Drenihas, Hamit Colak, Tyrese Olaywola, Ajus Kulsinskas and Chloe Wooster have achieved a bronze reading award for reading 25 books.

Silver Reader awards go to Milana Bucyte and Lukas Domeika, Giovanna Alves-Rodrigues, Alexandrina Cojan, Tamara Alchaiyer, Jake O’Flynn who have read 50 books. They each receive a silver certificate and a £5 book token for their efforts.

Well done to Riana Dumitru who has read 75 books and receives a book of her choice

We have 2 Gold Readers this week -Well done to Stephen Hunt & Rebecca Stetco who receive a gold certificate and a trophy for reading 100 books.

Tracker Awards


Congratulations to the latest pupils who have achieved their Bronze awards: Hamara Barry Junior, Mehmet Nevzat, Elma Mardiah, Mark Nugent, Zachary Morris, Julie Rose Godleman, Jimmy With, Ruby Pentelow, Charlize Botterell, Daniele Girdenyte, Kamile Zalinskaite, Scarlett Murphy, Paris Brown & Unnati Prajapati

Well done to Pritika Maheshwari who has achieved her silver tracker award.

E for Excellence Winners


These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.
Barbados -Alexander Rotaru
Wales -Teddy Button
Jamaica -Charlie Ronan
Scotland -Daumantas Palauskas
St Lucia -Alexander Rebrisorean
Germany -Jakelon Wright
New Zealand -Ava Rowley
Greece -Brooke Gray
Australia -Edward Monteanu
Italy -Sulaiman Al-Azami
Palau -Millie-Rae Edwards
U.S.A -Jayden Halley
Madagascar -Vanesa Meskauskaite
Canada -Millie Godleman
Egypt -Emilia Firszt
Mexico -Stefan Labedzki
Kenya -Obi Anyiam
Chile -Juwariyah Shaifque
N. Ireland -Maliha Qadri
Brazil -Daisy Bajkrataj 






Forest School Starts Again For Year 3!

It's always fascinating when a new group start at forest schools. The children this week were well organised and raring to go. The joy on their faces as they explored the woodland was captivating. 

They were so content to explore, discover and learn from each other. All they needed was some string and their imaginations. Fishing rods, bows and bird balancing posts were among the creations from Wednesday.

Everyone is looking forward to next week and hopefully it might even warm up a little!

WOW AWARD


I have made my teacher happy/WOW Award

Vansh Patel in Barbados class -For being an excellent mathematician and completing some independent addition sums at home.
Carter White in St Lucia -For fantastic progress in RWI
Gabriela Alves Rodrigues, Millie Edwards, Brea Cassell in Palau class -For moving up a book band
Ricky Donovan in Egypt -For moving up a book band
Mark Nugent in N. Ireland -For researching information about WW2 at home
Rebecca Stetco in N. Ireland -For moving up a book band
Amy-Leigh Billings in Wales class -For making a safari WW2 tank with lots of different materials
Aimee Toolan in Scotland -For showing a great enthusiasm for our new WWII topic and researching information at home.
David Basilio, Allena Seleka in Germany -For home learning
Adedeji Okunoren Lewis Jackson in Germany -For home learning
Abdullah Mohamad, Trisha Hughes, Kamile Zalinskaite, Angel Adeji, Tamara Alchaiyer, Franki Callaghan in USA -For work completed during the Easter holiday
Kevin Brown, Summer Hope, Harrison Jennings, Wajeeha Hussain, Jannat Kaur in Madagascar -For completing work during the Easter Holiday 

Year 3 Visit the Library

This week, children in Year 3 were able to visit Harold Hill Library.
The children were shown how to choose books and where they can find them in the library.

Luckily, they were allowed to choose a book each and were to take time to use the space and facilities within the library. They were then allowed to take the books back to class to read and share with their friends.

Aimee Toolan was very excited to be able to find books on World War II.
Aiden Wardell chose himself a book all about Japan so he could learn some new phrases!

There is a wonderful selection of books at the library so we would recommend signing your child up for a free library card if you have the time. Please encourage your children to read at home at least 3 times a week to support their reading in school.

Star Writers



These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer;
Tommy Croker, Mariama Fati, Harley Dean, Lexi Milton, Matvejs Ursa , Gabriela Alves Rodrigues, Emilia Firszt, Amira Stanley, Francesca Hurt, Kailee McCarthy, Fahdeelat Rodemade, Lewis Jackson, Biddy Clarke, Schanae Sharon, Jessica Paris, Paige Cheney, Abbie Harding & Danny Boon. Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

Attendance Update


Year 5&6 -Chile-93.7%

Year 3&4 -Germany-98.7%

KS1 Kenya -97.3%

Overall -93%

Well done to Chile class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 last week at 93.7%. Germany had the highest attendance for LKS2 and overall at 98.7% and Kenya the highest attendance in KS1 at 97.3%. The overall attendance last week was again less than our target at only 93%. I am hoping that the chicken pox epidemic that has adversely affected our attendance in the last month is now over and that attendance percentages will rise in the forthcoming weeks!

Diary Dates


Year 5/6 staff will be holding a meeting on Wednesday 3rd May at 3:15 to go through the details of the residential trips to Mersea. It is important that parents/carers of pupils going on the trip attend as staff have some important information to share and will be able to answer any questions parents/carers may have.

Our year 3/4 school council representatives will be visiting Wellgate farm next Thursday morning where they will have the opportunity to meet 2 baby goats, born just 2 weeks ago, who we hope, when old enough, will be joining us in the first phase of the Mead Farm development.

KS2 SATs tests begin week commencing 8th May-It is important all year 6 pupils are in school for that week and that we are informed every morning if your child is unable to attend so, if possible, we can make alternative arrangements for them to take the test.

Future Dates

Please note the following future dates.

Mayday Bank Holiday -Monday 1st May School closed

Last day of half Term -Friday 26th May

General Election -Thursday 8th June School closed

INSET Day -Friday 23rd June School closed






Newsletter information



Please be reminded that school is closed this Monday 1st May for May Day. I hope you enjoy the extended weekend and look forward to seeing all our pupils back in school on Tuesday next week.

We are holding a Parent’s Forum meeting next Thursday 4th May. This is an opportunity for us to share future plans and some of the exciting events going on in school and for you to raise any issues you would like clarification on or to discuss. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible at 9:10 in the KS2 hall.
Our digital leaders have been working with their counterparts from Broadford and with Dave Smith, the computer lead from the local authority, and will be presenting assemblies to all pupils in the school about Internet safety in the forthcoming week. The Internet can be a wonderful resource for children but that access can also pose hazards. That's why it's important to be aware of what your children see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online. As with any safety issue, it's wise to talk with your children about your concerns, take advantage of resources to protect them, and keep a close eye on their activities.

Newsletter 28.04.17

Weekly Newsletter
28th April  2017


Dear Parents,

Please be reminded that school is closed this Monday 1st May for May Day. I hope you enjoy the extended weekend and look forward to seeing all our pupils back in school on Tuesday next week.

We are holding a Parent’s Forum meeting next Thursday 4th May. This is an opportunity for us to share future plans and some of the exciting events going on in school and for you to raise any issues you would like clarification on or to discuss. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible at 9:10 in the KS2 hall.

Our digital leaders have been working with their counterparts from Broadford and with Dave Smith, the computer lead from the local authority, and will be presenting assemblies to all pupils in the school about Internet safety in the forthcoming week. The Internet can be a wonderful resource for children but that access can also pose hazards. That's why it's important to be aware of what your children see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online. As with any safety issue, it's wise to talk with your children about your concerns, take advantage of resources to protect them, and keep a close eye on their activities.

Diary Dates

Year 5/6 staff will be holding a meeting on Wednesday 3rd May at 3:15 to go through the details of the residential trips to Mersea. It is important that parents/carers of pupils going on the trip attend as staff have some important information to share and will be able to answer any questions parents/carers may have.


Our year 3/4 school council representatives will be visiting Wellgate farm next Thursday morning where they will have the opportunity to meet 2 baby goats, born just 2 weeks ago, who we hope, when old enough, will be joining us in the first phase of the Mead Farm development.


KS2 SATs tests begin week commencing 8th May-It is important all year 6 pupils are in school for that week and that we are informed every morning if your child is unable to attend so, if possible, we can make alternative arrangements for them to take the test.


Future Dates
Please note the following future dates.

Mayday Bank Holiday -Monday 1st May School closed
Last day of half Term Friday 26th May
General Election Thursday 8th June School closed
INSET Day Friday 23rd June School closed
LFPA

Just a reminder that we still have tickets available for the forthcoming race night which is to be held at Mead on Saturday 12th May. Requests for tickets should be returned to school a.s.a.p please. Those of you who attended last year will know what an enjoyable evening we had on top of which substantial funds were raised to support the school.

The LFPA are also organising a Federation Summer Fete which will be held at Mead (The imminent building work planned for Broadford make Mead the best location this year) on Saturday 1st July between 12:00 and 16:00. they are now selling tickets for the raffle which will be drawn at the fete. They are priced at £2 per ticket-Prizes include;

2 tickets to any London West End Musical

An overnight stay in a 5* London hotel

A Chase Vodka and Gin Hamper

A family ticket to Legoland or Alton Towers

An Amazon Fire HD tablet

£200 Paperchase stationery hamper

and more……..

For further details see website: www.lfpaevents.weebly.com

The LFPA are also organising a Father’s Day sale which will take place during the week beginning Monday 11th June as Father’s Day this year is Sunday 18th June-Further information to follow.

Attendance
Well done to Chile class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 last week at 93.7%. Germany had the highest attendance for LKS2 and overall at 98.7% and Kenya the highest attendance in KS1 at 97.3%. The overall attendance last week was again less than our target at only 93%. I am hoping that the chicken pox epidemic that has adversely affected our attendance in the last month is now over and that attendance percentages will rise in the forthcoming weeks!

Swimming Awards
Well done to one Hektor Rimkus and Stuart Cole who managed to swim one width this week

We would like to take the opportunity to thank Mrs. Latham who has been a part of our team in the early years for the last 20 years.. Thank you very much for all you have done for our pupils and families during this time. We wish you all the best for the new chapter in your life.

Have a fabulous weekend


Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Smith
Headteacher

KENYA CLASS EXPLORE HABITATS

Today Kenya class visited Rafael Park, in Romford, to learn about habitats. After classifying a range of animals and discussing their habitats the children were able to explore the different areas around the park. The area around the lake gave the children an opportunity to feed the different species of bird.

Did you know?  
You should not feed the ducks and geese bread as it is not good for their digestion and it spoils the water in the lake. So the children were given oats to feed to the birds.
Feeding the pigeons. Watch out Mrs Bishop!!

The ducks and geese with their beautiful ducklings and goslings.

Following the feeding came the pond dipping. The children carefully dipped their nets into the lake and emptied the contents into trays of water. Among the leaves and twigs the children managed to collect some tiny blood worms!

Finally a visit to the bug hotel where woodlouse and slugs were caught and examined.

Did you know?
You must always put the bugs back where you found them because, as Ajus pointed out, they may have some babies there.

The children had a thoroughly great time in this wonderful local park and they were watched over by a very inquisitive squirrel.

Year 4 Star Writer

Congratulations to our star writers this week
Biddy Clarke  from Italy,Lewis Jackson from Greece and Fahdeelat Rodemade from Germany.
These children were able to write creative and descriptive events, proper punctuation and imaginative poetic devices in their writing! Well done star writers! 


Year 4 Summer 1 Learning Challenge

Learning Challenge
Each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning, this is in line with the rest of the school. We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how their children's learning can be extended at home.

The learning challenge allow children to look at a person, painting, piece of music and/or a poem. Please talk to your child about the challenge and help them to engage in their learning. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class however the table below details some ideas for the learning challenge.

The learning challenge replaces traditional ‘homework’ and runs alongside daily reading with your child. Is it expected that you read with your child every day and do times tables.

This semester there are more options for the learning challenge, with two options in each of the categories.


Poem
Painting
Person
Music
Basic
Learn it off by heart
Find out 10 facts about the painting/artist
Draw a portrait of the person
Listen to a piece of music
Find another poem by the poet
Produce a collage of other paintings by the artist
Produce a timeline of their life
Identify the instruments.
Advanced
Create a performance as part of a pair/group
Draw a picture in similar style
Produce a poster to advertise their achievements
Research the life of the composer.
Write a short biography about the poet
Transform the medium of the painting: use collage instead of painting
Write a letter asking them about their life
Attempt to recreate the piece of music
Deep
Write your own poem inspired by the topic
Use the image as a stimulus for 100WC
Explain how the world would be without this person
A mind map of different emotions you feel at various points in the piece
Compare and contrast two poems by the poet
Describe the painting: what it represents, how it makes you feel, what it is based on
Give five reasons for and against why they should be in ‘The Hall of Fame’
Produce a piece of art/collage based on how the music makes you feel.






OPTION ONE
PERSON: Frank Lampard


PAINTING: The Haywain by John Constable


MUSIC: ‘Sing’ by Gary Barlow

Some words they can’t be spoken only sung,
So hear a thousand voices shouting love.
There’s a place, there’s a time in this life
When you sing what you are feeling,
Find your feet, stand your ground,
Don’t you see right now the world is listening to what we say?
Sing it louder, sing it clearer, knowing everyone will hear you,
Make some noise, find your voice tonight.
Sing it stronger, sing together, make this moment last forever,
Old and young shouting love tonight.
To sing we’ve had a lifetime to wait (wait, lifetime to wait)
And see a thousand faces celebrate (celebrate, faces celebrate)
You brought hope, you brought life,
Conquered fear, no it wasn’t always easy,
Stood your ground, kept your faith,
Don’t you see right now the world is listening to what we say?
Sing it louder, sing it clearer, knowing everyone will hear you,
Make some noise, find your voice tonight.
Sing it stronger, sing together, make this moment last forever,
Old and young shouting love tonight.
Some words they can’t be spoken only sung,
To hear a thousand voices shouting love and light and hope.
Just sing; just sing; just sing; just sing.
Sing it louder, sing it clearer, knowing everyone will hear you,
Sing it stronger, sing together, make this moment last forever, (sing)
Hear a thousand voices shouting love.
POEM: ‘Missing’ by Mike Johnson

MISSING
Missing: our
one and only planet,
known to her friends as ‘Earth’.
Yes, an old photograph
when she was clothed in
gorgeous greens,
wilderness white,
brilliant blues.
Somehow, got into
bad company:
blistered brown,
gaunt grey,
faded. Jaded,
left one morning;
no forwarding address.
We just didn’t think. . .
We just didn’t know
what to do.
If you
have any information
that can help us trace
our beautiful planet,
please get in touch.
Please get in touch.
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OPTION TWO
Person
Thomas Barnardo (1845-1905)


Painting
Gustave Doré: Flower Sellers of London
(1869)


Piece of Music
‘Lambeth Walk’ from the Musical Me and My Girl (1937)

Any time you're Lambeth way,
Any evening, any day,
You'll find us all
Doing the Lambeth Walk.

Every little Lambeth gal,
With her little Lambeth pal,
You'll find them all
Doing the Lambeth Walk.

Everything's free and easy,
Do as you darn well pleasy,
Why don't you make your way there
Go there, stay there.

Once you get down Lambeth way
Every evening, every day,
You'll find yourself
Doing the Lambeth Walk.oi!

Poem
London my Beautiful by F.S Flint (1920)
LONDON, my beautiful, 
it is not the sunset 
nor the pale green sky 
shimmering through the curtain 
of the silver birch,         5
nor the quietness; 
it is not the hopping 
of birds 
upon the lawn, 
nor the darkness  10
stealing over all things 
that moves me. 
  
But as the moon creeps slowly 
over the tree-tops 
among the stars,  15
I think of her 
and the glow her passing 
sheds on men. 
  
London, my beautiful, 
I will climb  20
into the branches 
to the moonlit tree-tops, 
that my blood may be cooled 
by the wind.