Friday, 14 July 2017

Weekly Newsletter

Weekly Newsletter
                                                                                                                                      14th July 2017

Dear Parents,

Sporting Success
We would like to thank all parents and carers who were able to attend the sports events which took place this week. All the children performed brilliantly in the athletic, track and field events. They all demonstrated fantastic sportsmanship and I am sure that you are just as proud of them as we are! Please see information below about the rescheduled KS2 Sports Day.

Reports and Parents Evening
Your child’s end of year report will be sent home today. If you would like to discuss the report with your child’s class teacher then please sign up for an appointment via the blog. In the report envelope, there is a feedback form which we would ask all parents to complete and send back to school by the end of the term. We warmly welcome your feedback and would love to hear if there is anything you feel we could improve on. Many thanks.

Diary Dates
Monday 17th July-Our nursery children will be visiting Barleylands-This is their last day as nursery closes for this academic year.

Uganda Day-You should all have received letters about this. Our year 5 teacher Miss Pountney is spending 3 weeks of the summer holiday supporting an education project in Uganda. As a Federation we have agreed to help her with this venture through sponsorship, so we are holding a non-uniform day. Pupils are invited to wear colours associated with the Ugandan flag-Black/red/yellow and we will be collecting donations towards Miss Havelocks venture.

We have rescheduled UKS2 Sports Day and it will now take place this coming Monday morning, 17th July, starting at 9:30am. Hopefully the sun will shine!

Our parents meeting are to be held Monday afternoon/evening -Parents/Carers are invited into school between 15:30 and 19:00. If you wish to make an appointment to talk to your child’s class teacher please use the link on the blog to specify a suitable time.

Tuesday 18th July-Go Bonkers Day. All pupils will have the opportunity to bounce and will be given an ice cream/lolly. Some of our musicians will be taking exams on this day, others will be going off to The Olympic Stadium for the World Para athletics championship. Our year 6 pupils will be returning at the end of the day with parents /carers for World championship para

Wednesday 19th July-A small group of pupils will be attending The World Para athletics championships. Pupils will be meeting their new teacher in the afternoon. They will be dismissed into their usual playground by their new teacher so you can put a face to the name. Year 6 will be kept busy as they will be taking part in a staff v. year 6 football game. Year 6 pupils will remain in school until 17:00 for a KFC party. Parents are invited to collect them as they will be releasing balloons and there will be an opportunity to take photos.

Friday 21st July school finishes for the summer holidays at the normal time 15:00 for KS1/EYFS pupils and 15:10 for KS2 pupils.

Pupils return to school on Tuesday 5th September

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 10th July is week 1 on the Havering Catering Services menu.

Well done to Mexico class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 94.7% . Scotland had the highest attendance in LKS2 and overall at 97.5% and Palau and New Zealand shared the highest attendance in KS1 at 96.1%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance was disappointing at only 94% which is well below our 96% target!

Spelling Bee
Well done to our KS1/KS2 pupils who represented Mead at the Spelling Bee competition, held at Draper’s Academy, earlier in the week- Harrison Jennings, Kristupas Kulinskas, Kaylin Nachwa Muwenda, Niharika Sharma, Princess Adjei, Sean Rider, Ciara Timcke and Elias Chawki.

They worked really hard to learn all the words in the weeks running up to the competition and performed well on the day-Well done we are really proud of you.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Smith