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

End of year Awards-Reflectiveness

These wonderful children received the Reflectiveness Award for 2018





Tommy, Saeeda, Chloe in Reception
Michael, Alex, Kajus in Year 1
Lily-Rae, Edward, Taylor in Year 2
Mihaela, Charlie, Scarlett in Year 3
Wilson, Courtney, Ryan in Year 4
Hollie, Riana, Keira in Year 5
Amelia C.,Abdullah, Kevin in Year 6




End of Year Awards-Resourcefulness

These wonderful children received the Resourcefulness Award for 2018





Linh, Lara, Bella-Leigh in Reception
Rosie, Alexander, Daniel in Year 1
Jasmika, Alfie, Harry in Year 2
Hamit, Kristupas, Marley in Year 3
Hannah, Millie, Alan in Year 4
Valentino, Chanelle, Alecia in Year 5
Jack C., Jack W, Pawel in Year 6

Get Caught Reading 2018

This year we will once again be running a 'Get Caught Reading' competition during the Summer Holiday. It is a competition that has typically been extremely popular across our Federation and led to some great photos of the pupils. It is also open to staff!

What are we looking for?
The best picture of a child caught in the act of reading - normally in a stunning, funny, historic, cultural or unusual  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
  • Wait for confirmation that you have won the competition!
Please promote this with your friends and show them how to access the links. 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.

Summer Holiday Pictures
We'd also love to see images from the pupils' and staff travels this summer - please encourage them to upload these as well. On the Harry Potter Trip we were talking to a pupil who - last holiday - was able to actually see Mount Everest... that would be a cool photo to add. Pupils from Mead are off to Bulgaria, Lithuania & Poland. Broadford pupils will be travelling to India, Spain and Dubai! Already it could be quite some travel record.
Closing date will be the first Friday 7th September.


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Y5 Circus Skills

Our Year 5 pupils had a very fun and challenging day as they tried out their circus skills. This was a workshop designed to test their 4Rs: resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness and resourcefulness.

Resilience
The plate spinning was hard to get the hang of. Balance the plate, lightly rotate the stick and then build up speed...

I had to try really hard to get it right. It kept falling off. First I had to watch the Circus man again before he came to help me. Once I got it I was very proud... I didn't give up!
Biddy

Reciprocity
A number of the activities required the children to work in pairs and groups. The children very quickly realised that if they didn't help each other they wouldn't have the success that they wanted.

The balance wheels were hard. Without help from my friends I would definitely have fallen over. By holding me up I was able to get the hang of it.
Abdullah

Pupils also had the chance to apply their reflective skills, watching the performance of others and giving them tips on how to improve. This was particularly true with the juggling!

Did you know that circus skills have physical benefits too? Skills such as diabolo, plate spinning and juggling with scarves, beanbags or balls improve hand-eye co-ordination, concentration, manipulation, throwing and catching skills and encompassing both fine and gross motor control.






Nursery Graduation -The class of 2018


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What a wonderful time we had celebrating the graduation of this year`s Nursery classes.
The morning concert started with an amazing sight-a silent Nursery with children sitting perfectly watching their adults arriving. The silence was soon broken as the children started to sing and dance
and the hours of practising  at school paid off. Clearly there had been a lot of practising as there was a lot of singing along from the parents .The instrument playing was timed to perfection and each child looked amazing in their cap and gown.
As the children received their certificate their was hardly a dry eye in the house.
We wish all Nursery children moving on every success and look forward to following the learning journey of those staying with us at Mead.
We thank all our families for all the amazing support this year.



























 We even had a year 6 pupil wanting to join in with the celebrations!