Sunday, 30 September 2018

Reception Newsletter-30.9.18

Autumn Term 1 30.09.18


Dear Parents/Carers

What a fantastic start we have had to school life with the children settling into Mead really well. All children managed brilliantly with their longer days and despite lunchtime being challenging for a few of the children by the end of the week they were enjoying their lunchtimes together. As a reminder the school day begins at 8.30 and for safety reasons the gates need to be shut by 8.55am. In the mornings the children need to walk through the main gate and enter through the Reception area doors. At 3.00pm Gate 3 is also open for parents and the children will be released through the Reception area doors.

Please note we are asking parents not to bring buggies into the corridors as they become overcrowded at peak times and pose a health and safety risk. Please be assured a member of staff will be on hand to provide assistance in looking after buggies and little ones in the morning.
Thank you to everybody who has left their buggies this week.


We will continue our topic “All about me” by reading the story `We are going on a bear hunt` by Michael Rosen.The children will be reading the story and acting out each stage in our lovely outside environment.The children will get to make edible bears and do some bear arts and crafts.
 If you have not yet returned your child’s ‘all about me’ sheet could you please return to their class teachers this week .
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The children will be beginning our phonics programme Read,write inc this week by learning the sounds m,a,s,d.The children will bring some practise formation sheets home at the weekend. For more information on how we run this programme please attend the phonics workshop on Wednesday at 9.00am.

We will also be starting our Maths programme Ten Town this week. The programme teaches number formation,ordering,patterns ,measuring in a very animated way. So do not be suprised if you find yourself singing the songs by the end of the week!

Your child will continue to bring home a reading book (which is changed weekly) and a set of sight words this week. The expectation is your child reads at least 3 times or more each week. As we are promoting a love of reading we encourage your child to read a range of books and is not limited to the one we send home with them.

On Wednesdays we have our weekly P.E session.Please ensure your child has a P.E kit in school as we have started changing the children for this session.As you can imagine this is currently taking quite a while so all you can do to help your child be independent in dressing is greatly appreciated.

The Learning Federation parents association are running a firework night on Friday 2nd November.
Tickets are availablr now.

We are on Week 3 of the Havering school menu. Monday’s choices are:
Hot Dog with Wedges
Cheesy Tomato Pasta Pot
Veggie Hot Dog with Wedges


Messages – 
  • PLEASE NAME all items of clothing. This will help when returning lost items, particularly jumpers and cardigans with the right child.
  • Our PE days are Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school. If they wear earrings they need to be removed on this day.
  •  Thank you to all those parents who have sent in a named set of spare clothes. If you haven’t yet could you please ensure your child has a named set of spare clothes and underwear on their peg as soon as possible. Please note this does not need to be school uniform.
  •  Children can also bring in a pair of named wellies to leave in school. This would be great for use in the mud kitchen and on rainy days.  
  •   If your child suffers with asthma please ensure their pump is in school and you have completed the relevant paperwork at the main office. 
Family news
Thank you to all the parents who ateended the Macmillan coffee morning on Friday.It was so nice to see so many of you there and we are so grateful for the kind donations of cakes.

We are hoping for a new baby announcement in this section next week.


Important dates:

Autumn 1


Wednesday 3rd OctoberReading morning and Read, Write Inc workshop
Tuesday 9th OctoberRainbow fish workshop
Monday 15th OctoberParents Evening 1 Please sign up online
Tuesday 16th OctoberParents Evening 2-Please sign up online
Friday 19th OctoberLast day of half term

Autumn 2
Monday 29th OctoberPupil return to school
Friday 7th DecemberStay and Play
Monday 10th DecemberVisit to St Paul’s church
Wednesday 12th DecemberReception Christmas play at 2.15pm
Thursday 13th DecemberReception Christmas play at 9.15am
Thursday 13th DecemberChristmas jumper day
Wednesday 19th DecemberLast day of the Autumn term

INSET Dates and Polling day for 2018-19
INSET 1INSET 2INSET 3INSET 4INSET 5
3rd September4th September7th January29th April5th June
Please note that the final day of the summer term will be on Friday 19th July, 2019.

Our learning objectives this term will be listed under these headings:

Personal, Social and Emotional

Can select and use activities and resources with help
Shows confidence in asking adults for help 

Communication and Language
To follow directions
To use talk to connect ideas 

Literacy
To sometimes give meanings to the marks they draw and paint
Listens to and joins in with stories 

Physical Development:
Runs skilfully and negotiates space
Mounts stairs, steps or climbing equipment 

Mathematics
      Beginning to recite numbers in order to 10
      Knows that numbers identify how many objects are in a set 

If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is: 
eyfs@mead.havering.sch.uk

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Reception Team


Nursery Newsletter-2.10.18

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Dear Parents/Carers

We have been delighted to welcome your children into our Nursery.Working with you to ensure that the children settle well is of upmost importance to us.The children are all individuals. Some will settle confidently, others will find it hard and some will have wobbles along the way. Staff will always tell you how they have been and work with you to ensure the children get the most out of their time at Nursery.

Each week we will post  a newsletter on facebook and the Mead primary school blog page.This will serve as a reminder for events that are coming up and tell you the activities that we plan to cover that week in Nursery. This week the children are learning routines,getting to know their friends and making the most of their lovely enhanced Nursery classrooms.We will begin to work with the children on some starting Nursery activities and take part in a hall P,E session. Each day we will have a short Circle Time and a story time. The children will also sing songs and Nursery rhymes.

Please note we are asking parents not to bring buggies into the corridors as they become overcrowded at peak times and pose a health and safety risk. Please be assured a member of staff will be on hand to provide assistance in looking after buggies and little ones in the morning.
Thank you to everybody who has left their buggies this week.


The Learning Federation parents association are running a firework night on Friday 2nd November.
Tickets are available now.


Messages – 
  • PLEASE NAME all items of clothing. This will help when returning lost items, particularly jumpers and cardigans .  
  •   If your child suffers with asthma please ensure their pump is in school and you have completed the relevant paperwork at the main office. 
  • Please ensure you have told Nursery staff of any medical conditions or food allergies.
Family news
Thank you to all the parents who ateended the Macmillan coffee morning on Friday.It was so nice to see so many of you there and we are so grateful for the kind donations of cakes.

Please let us know if you have any news you would like to share in this section.We love to share good news so just let us know.

Important dates:
Friday 19th October-Nursery closes at 3.30 for half term
Monday 29th October-School reopens after half term
Friday 7th December-Stay and Make-Christmas
Thursday 3th December-Christmas jumper day
Friday 14th December-Nursery Christmas concert
Wednesday 19th December-3.30 Nursery closes for Christmas


Please note that the final day of the summer term will be on Friday 19th July, 2019.
INSET Dates and Polling day for 2018-19
INSET 1INSET 2INSET 3INSET 4INSET 5
3rd September4th September7th January29th April5th June



If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is: 
eyfs@mead.havering.sch.uk

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.



Reception Team

A busy week in Nursery

Wow ,what a busy place the Nursery has been this week.
Lots of smiles and a few tears from both children and adults as we begin the partnership of working with you to give your child the best Nursery education you could wish for.
So many of the children have embraced the learning opportunities whilst others have looked on a little more cautiously.
We are delighted to have your children  and we look forward to spending a wonderful year seeing your children flourish.






Friday, 28 September 2018

Down on the farm

The children from Palau Class had a wonderful afternoon at the farm today.  This was an ideal chance for them to get up close with the animals they had been learning about in science lessons recently. Firstly they were introduced to the tortoises: Jenga, Ant and Dec.  The children had the opportunity to stroke or hold their new friends. Mrs Hockley talked to the children about tortoises and they learnt some facts about them.  Zachary knew that they eat plants and found out the word for plant eaters is herbivores. 
"I know that tortoises are reptiles." offered Katherine.
After their encounter with the tortoises the children met the other animals on the farm. The farm prefects did a great job of taking the children round the farm and telling them about the animals.  The children were able to groom the goats, Paige, Blue and Bertie, which both parties loved. They also met the ducks, chickens and rabbits as well as Mr Darcy the donkey, Bobby the horse and Betsy the pony. 
"I liked the rabbits the best." exclaimed Eva.
To finish the afternoon Mrs Hockley read the Aesop's fable The Tortoise and the Hare which the children listened to intently.  The children were surprised that it was, in fact, the slow and steady tortoise that won the race.  Palau Class can't wait to visit the farm again.


Year 4 Roman Workshop

Year 4 had a fantastic morning learning about what life was like as a Roman Legionary serving in England. They also were able to take part in some drama, acting out scenes from the Roman times. 


Saffiyya said, “In my opinion, the show was very good and fun. I enjoyed watching the show and then acting out some freeze frames.”

Taylor added, “I loved watching the show and being able to take part. I learnt a lot from the show whilst having fun.”

Year 4 Star writers


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This week in Literacy, the children in Year Four have been focussing on using speech and writing a setting description using their senses and similes.

Jacob in Italy class, Anya in Greece class and Ameila in Germany class have all produced some excellent work.


Year 4 Star Writer

This week's Star Writer in Germany Class is Amelia, who has successfully planned her beginning paragraph for her dilemma story using creative similes. Well Done!


Year 4 Star Writer

This week's Star Writer in Greece Class is Anya who has accurately used her inverted commas to show when the character's in our unit are speaking. Well Done!

Reading Awards


The following pupils have read 10 books and receive bookmarks for their efforts, Bella Leigh in New Zealand, Joshua in Australia, Vansh, Francesca and Kahus in Madagascar, Daisy, Sofia, Ella, Kajus and Tommy C. in Madagascar.

Vansh in Madagascar has achieved a bronze reading award for reading 25 books.


Fact Hunter Award


In recognition of their insatiable appetite for knowledge and ability to sniff out amazing facts the following children have been awarded certificates; Melisa in Wales, Charlize in Mexico

E for Excellence Winners


These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.

Wales -Alexa
Scotland -Brea
Germany -Harrison
New Zealand -Jackson
Greece -Nina
Australia -Seiar
Italy -Yvie
Palau -Katherine
U.S.A -Demilade
Madagascar -Remiyah
Canada -Summer
Egypt -Rianne
Mexico -Jessica
Kenya -Harley
Chile -Kamran
N. Ireland -Matty
Brazil -Kayla
Argentina -Hana

















Certificate of Presentation


Well done to Tehzeeb in New Zealand, Linh, Michelle, Roberto and Daniel W in Australia, Billy in Madagascar, Alex in Kenya, Daniela in N.Ireland and Lily in U.S.A who have presented their work beautifully; They have shown pride in their work and taken care with their handwriting and number formation.

WOW Award


I have made my teacher happy

Leo and Maxim in Australia -For fantastic home learning

Tristan in New Zealand -For sharing information from books he has read

Zachary in Palau -For amazing work in Art

Esmai in Palau -For moving up a book band

Tommy C, Dianna, Rianne, Elise, Dovydas, Remi, Feroz, Ella, Sofia, Daisy, Chase, Jake, Tommy R, Michael and Ronnie in Egypt -For moving up a book band

Kaitlin, Sophie and Ema in Kenya -For moving up a book band

Lennon in Scotland -For completing the maths challenge














Tracker Awards


Congratulations to the latest pupils who have achieved their Bronze awards: Jimmy in Madagascar and Tommy R in Egypt

A Silver Tracker certificate is awarded to George in Scotland Well done to him!

Milana in N.Ireland receives a Gold Tracker certificate in recognition of the fantastic effort she has made in learning.





Star Writers


These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer; Hafsa in New Zealand, Chanel in Australia, Jake in Palau, Dami in Madagascar, Elise in Egypt, Kaitlin in Kenya, Alfie in N. Ireland, Zahi

in Wales, Felicity in Scotland, Vanesa in Germany, Anya in Greece, Jacob in Italy, Deon in U.S.A, Maliha in Canada, Giovanna in Mexico, Sofia in Chile, Jaroslav in Brazil and Maisie in Argentina

Look out for examples of their work on the blog!



Learning Challenge Awards


Nicole and Lena in N.Ireland, Sophiat and Aminata in Germany, Havin and Reinaldas in Greece, Hollie and Sophie A and Eshaan in Chile have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work.

Learning Power Awards


These are the awards we present to the pupils when they have demonstrated one of our four learning skills: Resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness & resourcefulness.

Jaion and Rose in New Zealand and Charlize in Mexico receive a certificate for reciprocity and Pritika and Ryan in Canada for reflectiveness. Well done to Tommy in Australia, Ruby in Madagascar, Charlotte in Egypt, Carter in Kenya, Louisa in Wales and Tobey in Mexico who receive certificates for resilience and Shomari in Wales who has shown he can be very resourceful in school.



Macmillan coffee morning

Thank you to everybody who attended our Macmillan coffee morning.
It was lovely to see so many of you supporting this fantastic cause and getting to know  other parents/grandparents .So many of our parents said how much they enjoyed it and would like these opportunities regularly.
Thank you for the wonderful donation of cakes and biscuits and a particular thank you to those families who took the time to bake delicious cakes and brownies
What talent we have amongst our families!
We will share the total with you in the newsletter as we know we still have some donations to come in.









 Thank you our raffle made 33pounds.











Well Done to our raffle winners
Maisy Sayers -prosecco

Aubree Burbidge-wine

Samir-beautifully knitted cupcakes

Joshua Dugard-chocolates

Alice Tonelli-wine

Weekly Newsletter -28th September 2018


Dear Parents,

All of our reception and nursery children are now in school and have settled brilliantly. We are thrilled that they are part of our school community and we hope that pupils and their families feel at home here at Mead already.

A massive thank you to parents of our Reception pupils for attending the Macmillan coffee morning and for your contribution of cakes and donations for such a worthy cause.

Please be reminded that for security reasons parents/carers are not allowed in the school building without first reporting to reception. I am concerned that a few parents have tried to come through the pupil doors in the morning to speak to staff (when they are in class working with children). We are happy to pass messages on and Teachers do come out with the children at the end of the day and are happy to talk to you then. Alternatively you can phone and make an appointment for a meeting.

Diary Dates
Tuesday 2nd October- In the morning Scotland class will attend a pizza workshop at MOD pizza in Romford.

Wednesday 3rd October -Reception parents are invited into school for a stay and read session from 8:30-9;00. This is followed by a reception phonics meeting for parents in our KS1 hall from 9:00-9:30. N.Ireland class’ turn to attend a pizza workshop at MOD pizza in Romford. Between 10:00 and 10:30 Mrs Pidgeon will be showing potential parents around our reception area and during the afternoon our Year 1 Spinebreakers and some of our Year 2 Spinebreakers will be visiting Hilldene Library.

Thursday 4th October-CENSUS DAY. It is helpful if all pupils opt for a school dinner today as our funding for next year is determined by the uptake of school dinners. Finally Wales class’ turn to attend a pizza workshop at MOD pizza in Romford. Some of our year 6 pupils will be cycling with Phil, while our year 2 Spinebreakers will be going to Waterstones in Romford. The Freshwater Theatre company are in school leading a drama workshop for our year 2 pupils and our football team will be playing Brookside at Mead after school.

Friday 5th October -Potential new reception parents will be shown around the school during the afternoon

Key Dates for the Autumn Term 2018
Tuesday 9th October -Harvest Festival assemblies

Monday 10th December -KS1 Nativity@ 14:00

Monday 15th October -Parents Evening 1 

Tuesday 16th October -Parents Evening 2

Friday 19th October -Last day of half term

Monday 29th October -Pupils back to school 

Tuesday 11th December -     KS1 Nativity@ 9:30
                                              YR 3/4 Carol concert @14:00
Wednesday 12th December -YR 3/4 Carol concert@ 9:30
                                               Reception Xmas concert @ 14:15

Thursday 13th December -   Reception Xmas concert @ 9:15
                                              YR 5/6 Carol Concert @14:00

Friday 15th December -      CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
                                            YR 5/6 Carol Concert @ 9:30
                                            Nursery Nativity @ 10:30 & 14:00
Tuesday 18th December-  Carol service@ St Paul’s 18:00-19:00

Wednesday 19th December -Last day of the Autumn Term.


INSET Dates for 2018-19
Please note the school closure dates for this academic year.



INSET day 1 -3rd September

INSET day 2 -4th September

INSET day 3 -7th January

INSET day 4 -29th April

INSET day 5 -5th June
Please note that the final day of the summer term will be on Friday 19th July, 2019.

Term Dates 2018-19
https://www.havering.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/355/term_dates_2018-2019.pdf


LFPA Firework Extravaganza

The Learning Federation Parents’ Association are once again busy planning this year’s firework display which will take place on Friday 2nd November 2018 at Broadford Primary School, 5.30pm-8.30pm. Last year we welcomed over 1200 guests and were overwhelmed at the positive feedback from parents and visitors - we sold out of tickets in advance.

There will be live music featuring Charlie Dillon from ITV’s The Voice Kids, trapeze artists, a DJ, the Slime Tub Zone, BBQ, firework crafting zone, UV face painting and much, much more.

It’s important for us to ensure members of the school community are given first preference and a discount on tickets. Early Bird discount tickets​ are available until Friday 5th October 2018​ by completing the letter/ticket application form which was sent home to all parents last week. If you need another copy of the letter/form please contact the school office or email romfordfireworks@mail.com.

Family tickets cost £14 each (2 adults, 2 children)

Child tickets cost £4 each (under the age of 14 - under 3’s are free)

Adult tickets cost £5 each

For more information see the event website www.romfordfireworks.weebly.com.

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 1st October is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20. Meals are free to our KS1/EYFS pupils.
Please be reminded to top up your child’s catering account as we cannot provide dinners for pupils whose accounts exceed a debt of £10.
Attendance Update
Well done to Mexico class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 96.3% . Congratulations to N.Ireland who had the highest attendance in LKS2 and overall at 100%. They have earned themselves a cupcake party for their effort. New Zealand had the highest attendance in KS1 at 97.4%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance was disappointing at 94.6% below that of previous weeks and below our target!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Smith
Headteacher

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Forest School Session 2

Imaginations were freely expressed in the woods yesterday. Mud kitchen creations took place, dens were built, birds were spotted and treasures found. The children supported each other to ensure all were included as they found mini beasts, climbed trees and described the forest layers to each other. A busy time was had by all. 

Year 4 Spellings

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Here are the spellings for Year 4 this week. The children will be tested on these spellings on Friday 5th October 2018.


angry
angrily
sleepy
sleepily
happy
happily
frantic
frantically
magic
magically
business
calendar

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Macmillan Coffee Morning Reminder


Macmillan Coffee Morning Reminder

We would like to remind all our  Nursery parents and Reception parents that we will be holding a Macmillan coffee morning on Friday 28th September in the KS1 hall.

This will be a good opportunity for you to get to know other parents while supporting  a really good cause.

The coffee morning will run from drop off time to 10.00 and we would be grateful for  a small donation .All donations will be sent to Macmillan to support the wonderful work that Macmillan nurses do in the community.

We would be really grateful for some donations of cakes or biscuits. Please send them in as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you there


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Reception reminders





Parents/Carers
A little reminder to please complete and return your child’s flu immunisation form by this Friday 28th September. If you do not wish your child to receive the immunisation we still require you to complete the form and return it back to us.

If you have not yet returned your child’s health check form, could you please return this to your child’s teacher by Friday.

Many thanks
Reception Team

Autumn Term Parents Appointment Request



We are looking forward to welcoming all parents on Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th October for parent consultation meetings. You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s new class teacher and find out how they have settled so far this year. The teachers will also explain the expectations for the end of the year for your child.

Our year 6 prefects will be in attendance to direct you to our parents survey which we very much hope you will complete.

Please complete the attached google form by the end of the school day on Wednesday 3rd October. You will receive your appointment by Monday 8th October.


Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Year 5 Spellings - Week 2



Dear year 5 parents and children,

Please find below the spellings for week 2.

The spellings below will be tested on Friday 28th September.

Please ensure that your child practices their spellings for 15 minutes each evening, to help with their progression in the spelling test.



Thank you from the year 5 team.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Majorette Stars


Congratulations to Jessie and Kydeigh from Barbados Class who took part in a majorettes competition yesterday. They have been practising hard with their group Phoenix Blue Twirlers and their efforts paid off with both girls doing exceptionally well and winning trophies in their Pom  category. Kydeigh took home 2nd place for her group performance and Jessie scooped 3rd for her solo performance. 
We are very proud of your achievements girls and we know you are busy practising and preparing for your next competitions. 
We look forward to hearing of your future achievements.