Sunday, 19 August 2018

Get Caught Reading: Jasmine

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Congratulations to Jasmine who was caught reading at Colchester Zoo. The goats in the background seem to be very relaxed as they enjoy Jasmine's reading!


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Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.


Saturday, 18 August 2018

Get Caught Reading: Alex

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Congratulations to Alex who was caught reading at Jump Evolution!




Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.




Thursday, 16 August 2018

Get Caught Reading: Alex

#getcaughtreading #AmReading #BookLovers #Books #BookPhotography #IReadEverywhere #BookWorld  #globaled #engchat

Congratulations to Alex who was caught reading at Raphael's Park.




Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.


Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Get Caught Reading: Miss Edwards

#getcaughtreading #AmReading #BookLovers #Books #BookPhotography #IReadEverywhere #BookWorld  #globaled #engchat

Congratulations Miss Edwards who was caught reading in Corfu. The bottom picture has the Ionian Sea in the background while the one below has the Acharavi mountains in Corfu in the background.



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Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.



Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Get Caught Reading: Chase

#getcaughtreading #AmReading #BookLovers #Books #BookPhotography #IReadEverywhere #BookWorld  #globaled #engchat

Congratulations to Chase Scott who was caught reading in a box in his living room.


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Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.

  

Monday, 13 August 2018

Get Caught Reading:Sonny

#getcaughtreading #AmReading #BookLovers #Books #BookPhotography #IReadEverywhere #BookWorld  #globaled #engchat

Congratulations to Sonny who was caught reading on the sofa. It was the first rainy day of the school holidays... what better place to go than to get lost in a book!


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Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.


Staff BBQ

2017/18 has been a very successful and action packed year at Mead Primary. Tradition dictates that to celebrate the finale of another year, we have a staff BBQ after school. With the current heat wave creating perfect conditions to sit outside, relax and enjoy some great food our staff were able to reflect on some fantastic achievements:

What was your highlight of 2017/18?

Having so many more visitors come to see our school and meet our amazing children! We are so proud to show them round and highlight what we have accomplished! Schools, the DfE, other Headteachers and even visitors from the USA... all have left inspired by what they have seen at Mead.
Mrs Smith

Our Year 6 children produced an amazing set of SATs results this year. It has been hard work, but their effort paid off. It means we have now banked 3 consecutive years of excellent results and it shows that all of the training, investment and team building is really paying off!
Miss Highton

The farm! It has really captivated the children and the staff. To come into work and see donkeys. ponies and goats is wonderful. The farm helpers have really excelled and given some children a new leash of life and sense of purpose.
Miss Rowton

What would your highlight of the year be?





Saturday, 11 August 2018

Get Caught Reading: Paige

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Congratulations to Paige who was caught reading in the Cayman Islands at 213 South Church Street.


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Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Get Caught Reading: Anya

#getcaughtreading #AmReading #BookLovers #Books #BookPhotography #IReadEverywhere #BookWorld  #globaled #engchat
Congratulations to Anya who was caught reading on the beach at St Ives, Cornwall (by the RNLI   surfboard).


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Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.


Thursday, 9 August 2018

New Teaching Area

The new teaching area, that we have created from an old store cupboard in the canteen, is now completed. Having been ripped out, plastered, painted, refloored and finally furnished it is ready to use.

It will be an ideal space for RWI groups and other interventions.




Get Caught Reading: Sophia

#getcaughtreading #AmReading #BookLovers #Books #BookPhotography #IReadEverywhere #BookWorld  #globaled #engchat

Congratulations to Sophia Mitchell’s who was caught reading at Disney World Orlando.


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Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.


Get Caught Reading 2018: Open for Entries

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We are now open for entries for our 2018 competition. Please submit photos via the school's Facebook page - use the messenger app.

So far we have had photos from Cornwall, Spain, Disney World, Turkey, Virginia Beach and the wilds of Anglesey Island!

Grab that book, get outside and get caught reading!

Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.



Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Get Caught Reading: Mrs Pidgeon

#getcaughtreading #AmReading #BookLovers #Books #BookPhotography #IReadEverywhere #BookWorld  #globaled #engchat

Congratulations to Mrs Pidgeon who was caught reading on Virginia Beach. The Atlantic Fun Park is in the background.

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Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.




Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Get Caught Reading: Mrs Smith

#getcaughtreading #AmReading #BookLovers #Books #BookPhotography #IReadEverywhere #BookWorld  #globaled #engchat

Congratulations to Mrs Smith who was caught catching up while on her annual trip to Turkey!


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Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.

Get Caught Reading: Mrs Glover

#getcaughtreading #AmReading #BookLovers #Books #BookPhotography #IReadEverywhere #BookWorld  #globaled #engchat
Congratulations to Mrs Glover who was caught catching up with some reading whilst at Penmont point on Anglesey, (Puffin island and Trwyn Du lighthouse are in the background).


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Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Get Caught Reading: Chloe

#getcaughtreading

Congratulations to Chloe was reading on the way home from her holiday to Fuerteventura on the plane.

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Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.


Get Caught Reading 2018

#getcaughtreading

The competition is open and we are looking for as many entries as possible! All you have to do is take a photo of your child/children while they are reading. The more unusual the spot the better! Share it with us via our Facebook page, and then we will add it to the map and publish on the blog.

At the end of the holidays, all children who take part will earn a certificate. The most unique photo will win a special prize! There have already been a number of entries this year, so there is no time to waste.

So go on... get caught reading!

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Get Caught Reading
Why have a reading competition?
We believe in developing a culture where children are intrinsically motivated to read for pleasure. We believe in encouraging them to read both inside and beyond school. We believe that the most effective way to promote reading is to work in partnership with parents and families.

How does it work?
During the holidays, parents and family look out for chances to 'catch their child reading'. This can be a book or any other reading material: timetables, recipes, instructions. The images can then be shared via our social media platforms to celebrate the reading being done and promote the competition to other families. Look out for photos from staff, who also take part in the promotion!

What is done with the images?
Our librarian adds the images to the Get Caught Reading Map. We plot the distance from where the image was taken to the school - so that we can see if it is possible to beat the previous year's reading mileage. All the images are posted on our blog and entered into the competition. At the end of the holiday, the most unique and interesting photo wins a prize!

Without a doubt the Get Caught Reading competition has been one of our most successful ways to promote a love of reading beyond the school. Each year, thousands of reading miles are accumulated. Pupils are caught reading in an amazing array of places: pools, on trampolines, in historic castles and even underground. It also sustains the link we have with parents and carers during the holidays and allows us a window into what our pupils have been doing during the break... thank you for your support and for sharing!
Malcolm Drakes - Executive Headteacher.





Saturday, 21 July 2018

Nursery End of term fun

What a fun and busy end of term our Nursery children had.
Face painting, bouncy castles, parties, graduation  and having
fun with their Nursery friends.
Thank you so much to the parents for keeping up with the hectic schedule ,the staff for having the energy each day to lead these amazing events but mostly for our children for being absolutely incredible.
 
Thank you so much for your kind wishes, cards and presents at the end of term .We really did appreciate your kindness.
Have a wonderful Summer and may this lovely weather last.











Friday, 20 July 2018

Weekly Newsletter - 20th July 2018



Dear Parents,
As we come to the end of what has been a very busy, but very successful year in school I have a lot of people to thank. Firstly and most importantly your wonderful children who have worked so hard to make this an outstanding year. Both year 2 and year 6 pupils worked really hard for their SATs tests with our year 6 pupils exceeding expectations and achieving above National results once again. Our year 1 phonic screening test results were an improvement on last year which is a testimony to the hard work of our teachers in continuing to implement the ‘Read Write Inc’ scheme in school

Secondly to all of our staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the year to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.
Thirdly and by no means last, you the parents/carers, your support throughout the year whether it be in supporting your child with work at home or supporting the school through attendance at fundraising events your continued input is invaluable in helping the school on our journey to what I expect to be an outstanding Ofsted judgement in years to come.

It was lovely to see parents/carers who attended the open evening on Monday and thank you to those parents/carers who have returned their comment slips, I haven’t had a chance to read them all as yet but am grateful for the very positive comments I have seen so far.

Sadly, we have to say goodbye to a number of staff members: Miss France is returning to Australia and Miss Havelock is going to teach in a bilingual school in Germany. Miss Semeniuck, who has been in Mexico class for the summer term is pursuing a teaching role in another school and Mrs How is going to teach art to mature students.
They all leave Mead with our very best wishes for the future.

On a more positive note we extend a warm Mead welcome to Miss Ianson who will be taking Jamaica class, Miss Hinchliffe who will work alongside Miss Highton in Chie class and Miss Cunningham who will work alongside Miss Winters in Scotland class.

Congratulations
I am sure you will all join me in wishing Lomas and her fiance all the best for their upcoming wedding. We hope that they both enjoy their wonderful wedding day and have a very happy life together.

Summer Reading activities-Get Caught Reading 2018
This year we will be running a 'Get Caught Reading' competition during the Summer Holiday. It is a competition that has typically been extremely popular at Broadford and led to some great photos of the pupils and staff.

Best picture of staff/the pupil reading - normally in a stunning location (outside Buckingham Palace, or a beach somewhere tropical... the sky's the limit) wins a book voucher. Just follow the simple steps...
  • Get a good book
  • Get caught reading it somewhere unusual - have your picture taken
  • Send it in via the school Facebook page - or Facebook Messenger
  • Add the location to the shared map: click here
  • Wait for confirmation that you have won the competition!
There is also a Summer Reading Challenge Tracker for the children to complete.

Click here to access the tracker

We will be posting the links to the map and tracker on the blog/Facebook page as well - this will keep reappearing during the holiday.

Autumn Term Dates 2018-19
5th September - Pupils return to School
Friday 20th October - Break up for half term
20th December - Last day of autumn term

Attendance Update
Our overall attendance for the year is 94.6%, just below our target of 96%: hopefully with a joint effort we will reach our target next year! Well done to Canada class who had the highest attendance for the year in Y5&6 at 96.3% . Wales had the highest attendance in LKS2 at 94.9% and Kenya had the highest attendance in KS1 also at 95%. Well done to them!

The following children have achieved 100% attendance for this academic year
Iuliana in Jamaica
Michael in Australia
Sarah and Alexander in Palau
Jolin, Milana and Ivan in Kenya
Hayden and Benjamin in Egypt
Kai and Justice in N.Ireland
Lily and Maya-Victoria in Scotland
Rebekah in Wales
Amelia, Tanisha and Alexandra in Germany
Wilson, Donald and Hannah in Greece
Jan in Mexico
Sofia and Maisie in Canada
Grace and Adedeji in U.S.A
Angel and Ryan in Argentina
Caitlin in Brazil
Very well done to you all!


Children were presented with special certificates at our end of year awards (they will get their trophies today as unfortunately there was an error with the order) to see a complete list of recipients please click here

As this is the last Newsletter before the summer holidays I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all happy holidays. For those of you moving on to secondary school we will miss you but we know you are well prepared for the challenges you will face and you go with our very best wishes for the future. For those returning in September we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 5th September.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Smith
Headteacher





Second Hand School Uniform sale

Thank you to Mrs Trinder who has kindly offered to sell second hand school uniform in the KS2 playground after school today and at the beginning of next term. It has all been washed.
Monies collected will be donated to the school.

100%Attendees


 These wonderful children have been in school every day for this academic year






Very Well done to-

Iuliana in Jamaica
Michael in Australia
Sarah and Alexander in Palau
Jolin, Milana and Ivan in Kenya
Hayden and Benjamin in Egypt
Kai and Justice in N.Ireland
Lily and Maya-Victoria in Scotland
Rebekah in Wales
Amelia, Tanisha and Alexandra in Germany
Wilson, Donald and Hannah in Greece
Jan in Mexico
Sofia and Maisie in Canada
Grace and Adedeji in U.S.A
Angel and Ryan in Argentina
Caitlin in Brazil

End of Year Awards-Academic Excellence

These wonderful children received the Academic Excellence Award for 2018




Maya, David,Daniel W in Recepton
Riddhi, Dami Michael in Year 1
Zahi, Ivan, Afnan in Year 2
Kaylin, Safiyya, Jacob in Year 3
Pritika, Vyte, Amanda in Year 4
Taha, Kian, Briana in Year 5
Paris,Ignas, George in Year 6


End of year Awards- Sporting Excellence Award


These wonderful children received the Sporting Excellence Award for 2018






Jared, Fabian, Sky in Reception
Chase, Layla-Mai, Tommy in Year 1
Fawaz, Harry, Lennon in Year 2
Jessie-Leigh, Ricky, Justice in Year 3
Madison, Paris, Harry in Year 4
Lois, Joey, Ellie in Year 5
Deborah, Rolex, Vilius in Year 6

End of Year Awards-Excellent effort

These wonderful children received the Excellent Effort Award for 2018





Jokubas, Dev, Junior in Reception
Yazmina, Indianna, Alisa in Year 1
Emily, Nicole, Olivia in Year 2
Wajeeha, Emilia, Jasmine in Year 3
Lily-May, Amara, Isabelle in Year 4
Jan, Nadia,Sofia in Year 5
Rianne, Hafizah, Kevin in Year 6

End of Year Awards-Outstanding Contribution

These wonderful children received the Outstanding Contribution Award for 2018





Sebastian, Sophia, Natas in Reception
Daisy, Yanis, Ema in Year 1
Matvejs, Marcel, Gabriela in Year 2
Aminata, Isabel, Kellis in Year 3
Louis, Alynniea, Alexandra in Year 4
Kayla, Chase, Liam in Year 5
Aaron, Stefan, Amelia T in Year 6

End of Year Awards-Classmate of the year

These wonderful children received the Classmate of the Year Award for 2018





Alfie, Isabella, Lenny in Reception
Lukas, Sophie, Ava in Year 1
Felicity, Julia, Anastasia in Year 2
Chloe, Amelia, Anya in Year 3
Gene, Eemani, Amelia in Year 4
Cameron, Lorraine, Daniele in Year 5
Unnati, Robbie, Kamile in Year 6





End of Year awards -KS2 SATs

These wonderful children receive certificates for their effort in 2018 SATs





Maths Award - Tommy and Jessica P
Reading Award - Lily and Sumaiyah
Progress Award - Josh and Scarlett







End of Year Awards-Reciprocity

These wonderful children received the Reciprocity Award for 2018






Luka, Alexis, Rae-Louise in Reception
Nicole, Frankie, Alfie in Year 1
Alicia, Milana, Dinuki in Year 2
Yvie, Reggie T, Fizzah in Year 3
Demi-Jane, Lukas, Jessica in Year 4
Nura, Tatiana, Jamell in Year 5
Sadja, Musab, Jessica B in Year 6

End of Year Awards-Resilience

These wonderful children received the Resilience Award for 2018





Seiar, Siddi, Kevin in Reception
Ella, Harley, Jimmy in Year 1
Jay-Jay, Sebas,Jake in Year 2
Hanzalah, Ronnie,Anthony in Year 3
Jamie, Lily,Tanisha in Year 4
Rehaan, Aleena, Chelsey in Year 5
Laice, Frankie, Rolvier in Year 6