Friday, 8 June 2018

Weekly Newsletter- 8th June 2018

Dear Parents,
Welcome back to the last half term of the school year which promises to be another very busy 6 weeks. We hope you have all had a fantastic half term with your families. Luckily, we were blessed with wonderful weather- let’s hope it continues!

Father’s Day
Hopefully you have all received the order forms from the LFPA for the Father’s Day items.. There are a variety of items for sale as listed below:
Watch £2.50
1 pair minion socks £1.50
Football boot keyring £1
Bowling pin keyring £1
Rubix Cube keyring£1
Pool ball keyring £1
One watch,1 socks & 1 keyring £4
Please complete the order form and return it to school along with the money a.s.a.p as stocks are limited

Summer Fete
The LFPA will be holding a Summer Fete on Saturday 30th June at Mead Primary School between 11 am - 4 pm. This will be a great day for the whole family. Bring your friends, families and neighbours along to join in the fun. If you are able to give up some time on the day or would like to run a stall at the fete, please see one of the LFPA volunteers. Many thanks.

Diary Dates
The week beginning Monday 11th June is phonics screening week for our year 1 pupils and also poetry week for pupils in year 4.

Wednesday 13th -Friday 15th - Year 5 Mersea Residential trip

Monday 11th -The Harry Potter club will be watching film 7

Tuesday 12th -Group photos are being taken today and the school nurse is back in school to carry out reception hearing retests.

Wednesday 13th June -Year 4 poetry sessions begin at Mead. Forest schools sessions for year 3 in the afternoon.

Thursday 14th June Year 2 Forest Schools campfire experience

Friday 15th June - Reception parents are invited into school for a reading morning from 8:30 to 9:00. In the afternoon Year 4 pupils will be performing their poetry following the workshops they attended earlier in the week.

Important dates the rest of this term

Wednesday 13th-Friday 15th June-Year 5 Residential trip to Mersea

Please note the additional teacher training day at Mead is Friday 22nd June-School closed

Friday 29th June-Inset day/Staff training-School closed

Saturday 30th June -LFPA Summer Fete

Monday 16th July -Parents meetings

Friday 20th July -Last day of school before summer holiday

Sports days

Monday 2nd July 9:30-12:00 -YRS 5/
                             1:30-2:45 -YR 1

Tuesday 3rd July 9:30-12:00 - YRS 3/4
                            1:30-2:45 -YR 2

Thursday 5th July 1:30-2:45 -Reception

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 11th June is Week 2 on the Havering Catering Services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20. 

Havering Catering Services Competition
All KS1 pupils should have received a copy of the picture for the colouring competition and I am looking forward to seeing some of the creative menus they have come up with. Each school taking part will have a winner who will receive a terms worth of school lunches (which will be honoured when they move up to KS2). All winners will then be whittled down to 1 overall borough winner and 2 runners up. The overall winner will win a whole academic years’ worth of school lunches and the recipe on the next menu with the name and school and the two runners up will get 2 terms each of school lunches. The initial individual school winner will be drawn on the 12th July and the overall winners will be announced on 17th July.

Starting the week of 11th June we will be starting a badge collection on specific days. There are 10 badges to collect in total and over a five week period the collection should be complete. In order to collect them, KS2 pupils need to purchase a school meal on the allocated days to receive the badges. Those who have collected all 10 badges will be entered in to a draw when 2 pupils will win a bike with crash helmet each. The draws will take place in school on 12th July and all winners (2 from each school) will be awarded their prize at the Town Hall on 17th July.

Attendance Update
Well done to Canada class who once again had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 97.9% . Scotland had the highest attendance in LKS2 at 96.8% and Palau had the highest attendance in KS1 and overall at 99.2%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance was 95.5% which is just below our target of 96%!

Have a wonderful weekend
Mrs L. Smith