Friday, 7 July 2017

Newsletter 7th July 2017

Weekly Newsletter
7th July  2017
Dear Parents,

Thank you to all of the families who attended the LFPA summer fete on Saturday. There were lots of people enjoying the music, food and drink, entertainment and sunshine. All of the children had a fabulous time on the inflatables and I am sure were completely worn out by the end of it all.
The day would not have happened if it was not for all of the hard work of the LFPA executive committee and LFPA volunteers. On behalf of the whole federation community I would like to say thank you for all of your team work and efforts to ensure that fete was such a success. Once all of the pennies have been counted we will announce the grand total.

Diary Dates
Monday 10th July- School Council representatives are visiting  The Houses of Parliament
Tuesday 11th July- Some of our KS2 pupils will be going to The London Palladium to watch a production of Wind in the Willows. In the afternoon some of our older pupils will be going to Draper’s Pyrgo to represent the school  in a cricket tournament
Wednesday 12th July-Year 3 will be out of school visiting Colchester zoo. Some of our KS1 and KS2 pupils will be going to Draper’s Academy to represent Mead in the annual Spelling Bee Competition- We have been very successful in this competition in previous years and I know the children have been practising-so fingers crossed!
Thursday 13th July- The Learning Federation governors are visiting both school's on during the day visiting classes and talking with pupils. In the afternoon our Year 6 pupils will be having a ‘Drugs Talk’ presented by a local Police Officer and our Yr 3 pupils, who attended Forest Schools this year, will be leading an assembly for parents.
Friday 14th July-Picnic in the Playground. Parents/Carers are invited to join us for an afternoon of music. Feel free to bring fold up chairs/blankets to sit on and snacks/drinks-but NO alcohol. We aim to start at 13:45 and will be finished by 15:00.
You will receive your children's reports this afternoon

Sports Days
You are all invited to join us for the sports days as below. Let’s hope the sun shines so that they can all go ahead!
Drinks will be available but it would be helpful if you could ensure your child has a bottle of water on the day and a sun hat If necessary please apply sunscreen before they come to school for those taking part in morning events. Otherwise send sunscreen into school and we will ensure the children have time to apply it before they go out in the afternoon.
Monday 10th July-13:30-14:45-YR 1 Sports Day
Tuesday 11th July-9:30-12:00-LKS2  (Years 3 and 4) Sports Day
Wednesday 12th July-9:30-12:00- UKS2 (years 5 and 6) Sports Day
Wednesday 12th July-13:30-14:45-YR2 Sports Day
Friday 14th July 9:30-10:30-YR R Sports Day

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 10th  July  is week 3 on the Havering Catering Services menu.

Key dates for the rest of the summer term
Monday 17th July 15:30-19:30 Parents Evening
Tuesday 18th July 16:30-18:00-Year 6 Oscar
Friday 21st July-Last Day of Summer term
Pupils return to school on Tuesday 5th September

Attendance Update
Well done to Brazil class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6  at  98%. Greece  had the highest attendance in LKS2 at an impressive 99% and Madagascar and Australia share the top spot for the highest attendance in KS1 and overall at 99.3% -Very well done to them!. The overall attendance improved slightly from last week to 95%. Let’s have a real effort to get nearer to our target of 96% these last few weeks of term!

Have a fabulous weekend

Mrs L. Smith