Monday, 19 November 2018

Year 5 spellings - Autumn 2 Week 4

Dear year 5 parents and children,

Please find below this week's spellings.

The spellings below will be tested on Friday 16th November 2018. This week the spellings focus on jumping orange words- which are words the children will be expected to know by the end of year 6.

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

Children should also be encouraged to put the words into sentence, to help with their understanding of the word - merits will be awarded if children put the words into sentences.

Many thanks from the year 5 team.

Year 3 Karate Champion

Congratulations to Anastasia, who has won a gold medal at her karate competition!

'I was really excited when I won,' said Anastasia. 'I had to go against boys who were bigger than me and who had more muscles.'

Well done Anastasia! Wales is proud to have a champion athlete in class.

Year 2 Star Writers

Congratulations to this week's winners:
Rocco in Madagascar, Jayden in Egypt and Tommy in Kenya.

Year 2 Maths Challenge

Year 2 Showcase

Thank you so much to the parents and carers that visited year two's learning environment last week.
It was so lovely to see you all.  The children were especially pleased as you helped them complete some of their jobs! They also loved showing you around and allowing you to be part of their school day.

Thank you for your continued support.

'I loved showing my sisters around and they had a go on the laptop.  Can we do that again?'
said Olivia-Rose.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Mead supports Children in Need

Everybody was getting into the spirit of helping Children in Need on Friday .Even our youngest members of the Mead family were getting involved.It was lovely to see so many children wearing badges and ears .Lots of work was done explaining to the children what the charity supported and working on Pudsey related activities.
Thank you to everybody who bought merchandise,donated cakes and came to our Children in Need coffee morning.As a school we raised £1000 pounds to support the charity.
Thank you so much


Nursery Newsletter Autumn 2 Week 4

Dear Parent, Carers
Thank you to all those who were able to attend our Children in Need coffee morning on Friday . It was so lovely to see so many of our parents socialising . Thanks also to all the people that sent in cakes and biscuits we were very grateful for your generosity.
We haven`t yet reached a final total but know it is about £1000 with sales of merchandise and coffee morning which is a wonderful  amount to send to Children in Need.

This week we will be basing our activities around the book stickman by Julia Donaldson.We have lots of fun activities around our theme/Plus we have started practising our Christmas songs so be prepared for some practising at home !!!
The Gruffalo 60573 Stick Man Plush Toy
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 are very sorry that there will be some disruption to pick up arrangements while the builders work on the extension to the Nursery. At the beginning and end of the school day the only access will be via gate 1 the main school entrance.Adults collecting Nursery children from the morning session and adults bringing the Nursery children to the afternoon session  will enter via the gate 2 access road .
Thank you for your patience at this time.

If you haven`t yet sent your family photos in please send them in as soon as possible. We look forward to sharing these photos during circle time.

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
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.
Well Done to Blake and Ignancy  for having a really good week at Nursery.

We are very proud of you both

Important dates:
Tuesday 4th December-Nursery Farm open day-this is an opportunity for you to come and spend some time with your child at our very special Mead farm.The farm will be decorated for Christmas .
Look out for more details on our blog
Friday 7th December-Stay and Make-Christmas
Thursday 13th 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
3rd September4th September7th January29th April5th June
Photos from our busy week

Thanks again for all your support
Kind Regards
The Nursery Team

Reception Newsletter Autumn 2 Week 4

Dear Parent, Carers

Thank you to all those who were able to attend our Children in Need coffee morning on Friday . It was so lovely to see so many of our parents socialising . Thanks also to all the people that sent in cakes and biscuits we were very grateful for your generosity.
We haven`t yet reached a final total but know it is about £1000 with sales of mechandise and coffee morning which is a wonderful  amount to send to Children in Need.

We had a very colourful week in school last week learning about Elmer the Elephant.Reception was a sea of colour as the children colour mixed and learnt about colour. This week the children will be working on activities based around the story Aliens love Underpants by Clare Freeman.We have an exciting range of pattern activities plus explaining to an alien why are school is so special.
Image result for aliens love underpants

In the mornings the children need to walk through the main gate and enter through the Reception area doors. If you arrive after the gate has closed, you will need to enter the main office where you will be recorded as late. At 3.00pm Gate 1 will be open for parents and the children will be released through the Reception area doors.We thank you again for your understanding and cooperation in leaving pushchairs at the door.

We will continue with our phonics programme, teaching the sounds th,z,,ch,qu. At the end of the week the children will bring some practise formation sheets. Please try and make some time to help your child with this formation. Learning to write is a tricky skill but an important one.

This week in maths we will be .looking at the coins in money and working on heavy and light.
Any extra input  from home would be appreciated

Your child will continue to bring home a reading book (which is changed weekly) and a set of sight words. 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.


If your child has any comics at home that they have finished with we would be grateful for them in school. Children enjoy sharing these and having a variety of reading material helps their development.

One of our children has lost their coat.We have looked everywhere at school.Please can you check whether your child has accidently taken it at home.Thank you for your help with this.

Learning Challenge

Each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning. We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how their children’s learning can be extended at home.

The learning challenge will include either a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music. Please talk to your child about the challenge and help them to engage in their learning. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class.

Poem/Song to learn: Five Little Men in a flying saucer
Person: Mr Maker
Composer/Piece of music: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Five little Men in a flying saucer.
Flew around the world one day,
They looked left and right,
But they didn’t like the sight,
So one man flew away,

Nursery Rhyme
Piece of music
.       1.  Learn it off by heart.
     2.    Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
3.    Find out about stars.
  1. Listen to the piece of music.
  2. Create some movements to the music
  3. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings.
       1. Draw a portrait of the person.
     2.  Find out facts about the person.
3. Watch the person in action.

On Wednesdays we have our weekly P.E session. Please ensure your child’s P.E kit is returned to school and is clearly labelled. Children are starting to change for their PE sessions, 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.

We will be using the new Havering school menu which the children bought home before half term. We are on Week 1 of this menu. Monday’s choices are:
Beef Burger in a Bun with Wedges

Cheesy Tomato Pasta Pot

Vegetable Burger in a Bun with Wedges

Important Information

Just a reminder, unfortunately due to the building work that is bringing improvements to the school building Gate 3 will be closed until the middle of February at all times. The work is aimed at extending the Nursery. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your cooperation at this time.

Messages –
  • PLEASE NAME all items of clothing. This will help when returning lost items, particularly jumpers and cardigans with the right child. We have accumulated a number of clothes already. Please check your child’s class if they are missing something.
  • 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.
  • Please actively encourage your child to put away their book bag and hang up their coat in the morning. It would also be really helpful if you could discuss the menu choices with your child the previous night to help them independently find their cupcake and make their lunch choice.

Important dates:

Autumn 2
Monday 3rd December
Mead farm Reception Open Afternoon 1.30-2.45
Friday 7th December
Stay and Play
Friday 7th December
Stay and read
Monday 10th December
Visit to St Paul’s church
Wednesday 12th December
Reception Christmas play at 2.15pm
Thursday 13th December
Reception Christmas play at 9.15am
Thursday 13th December
Christmas jumper day
Wednesday 19th December
Last day of the Autumn term

INSET Dates and Polling day for 2018-19

3rd September
4th September
7th January
29th April
5th 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:

Begins to accept the needs of others and can take turns and share resources, sometimes with support from others.

Can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understands wishes may not always be met.

Initiates play, offering cues to peers to join them.

Communication and Language:

Shows understanding of prepositions by carrying out an action or selecting correct picture.

Can retell a simple past event in correct order.

Questions why things happen and gives explanations. Asks e.g. who, what, when, how.


Enjoys an increasing range of books.

Describes main story settings, events and principal characters.

Hears and says initial sounds in words.

Physical Development:

Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.

Experiments with different ways of moving.

Moves with confidence in a range of ways, negotiating space.


Shows interest in shape by sustained construction activity or by talking about shapes or arrangements.

Selects a particular named shape.

Can describe their relative position such as 'behind' or 'next to'.

If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is:
We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Reception Team

Friday, 16 November 2018

Reception Star Writers

Congratulations to this week's star writers who are working really hard to hear and write the sounds in their words.

Barbados class - Marvellous and Kaden
Jamaica class - Dempcee-Leigh
St Lucia class - Daniel

Well done to you all!

Italy class Star Writer

Kai is Italy Class' star writer this week. He produced a fantastic piece of writing based on Remembrance Day. He was able to recall why and when we celebrate Remembrance day and why a poppy is used as a symbol on this day.
Celebrations in Australia Class!

Anti-bullying week
 This week Australia Class have been showing extra acts of kindness for anti-bullying week. 
Congratulations to Michelle, Tommy, Luka, Sky, Riley and Amiee for receiving their 'good friend' certificates.

Pudsey Bear
We were very lucky to meet Pudsey Bear for Children in Need and donate towards this amazing charity. Thank you for visiting Pudsey!

Germany Star Writer

The star writer in Germany this week is Charlie. She has been able to successfully magpie an idea from an existing poem, then up-level the sentence to make it more interesting and more original. Well done Charlie!

Year 4 Star Writer

This week's Star Writer in Greece Class is Kira, who has created an imaginative piece on the life of sister whose brother has gone to war. Kira created this piece during our free write time during our focus on Armistice day. Well Done!

Star Writers in Year 1

Year 1 have been working extremely hard with their independent writing this week.
Congratulations to the star writers!

Eva - Palau

Amiee - Australia

Sofia - New Zealand

Star Writers

These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer; Kaden and Marvellous in Barbados, Daniel in St Lucia, Dempcee-Leigh in Jamaica, Sofia in New Zealand, Amiee in Australia, Eva- Rae in Palau, Rocco in Madagascar, Jayden in Egypt, Tommy in Kenya, Daniela in N. Ireland, Lenny in Wales, Folasade in Scotland, Charlie in Germany, Kira in Greece, Kai in Italy, Eemani in U.S.A, Bobby in Canada, Harry in Mexico, Hollie in Chile,Jan in Brazil and Lorraine in Argentina. Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

Learning Challenge Awards

Nevaeh in Barbados and Hanzalah in Greece 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.

Lucas in Wales and Nevaeh in Barbados Class, Riley and Maxim in Australia and Charlize in Mexico receive a certificate for reciprocity. Well done to Tyler in St Lucia who receives a certificate for resilience and Jimmy in Madagascar and Alan in Mexico who have shown they can be very resourceful in school.

Certificate of Presentation

Well done to Sienna in Palau, Arjya in New Zealand, Tommy in Kenya, Joey in Madagascar and Tommy and Haydar in Australia who have presented their work beautifully; They have shown pride in their work and taken care with their handwriting and number formation.

Reading Awards

The following pupil have read 10 books and receive a bookmark for their efforts, Renesmee, Abina, Harrison D in Barbados Class, Lucas, Joe, Freddie, Dinuki in Wales Evita in U.S.A, Ava in Madagascar, Hurairah in Egypt and Amelie and Sam in Jamaica

Harrison B in Barbados Class, Zahi in Wales, Tommy in Jamaica, Sienna and Zachary in Palau, Mihaela in Italy, Riley R in Scotland, Harman,Emilie, Maya in Greece, Grace in Argentina, Charlotte and Elise in Egypt and Wajeeha in Germany have achieved bronze reading awards for reading 25 books.

Silver Reader awards go to Kydeigh in Barbados class, Marziyah in Argentina, Riddhi in Egypt and Pritika in Canada who have read 50 books. They each receive a silver certificate and a £5 book token for their efforts.

Well done to the following children who have completed the Reading Book Scheme and are now Free readers: Lukas, Sebastian, Ruby, Amy and Demilade in U.S.A and Marziyah in Argentina.

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; Matvejs in Wales, Ellie-Mae in Scotland and Marcel and Daniel in N.Ireland.

WOW Award

I have made my teacher happy

Memhet and Fizzah in Greece -For creating work in their own language and translating it into English
Daniel and Cristian in Barbados class -For blending their sounds to make words.
Maya in Greece -For writing a Magic Box Poem
Cristian in Barbados class -For his participation in RWI
Sonny, Zahi, Alexa in Wales -For moving up a reading level
Jessie in Germany -For researching her own information on the Roman army and hand making her own sword.
Lukas, Lily in U.S.A -For completing addition work at home to develop their knowledge in a range of subjects.
Edward in N.Ireland -For writing a book about cars.
Ivan in N.Ireland -For moving up a book band.
Jake, Lara and Zachary in Palau -For moving up a book band.
Brendan, Iuliana and Arthur -For fantastic work in RWI and moving up a book band.
Vansh in Madagascar -For moving up a book band.
Nathanuel in Kenya -For moving up a book band.
Linh in Australia -For her amazing times tables and handwriting homework
Brendan, Iuliana and Arthur -For their excellent effort in RWI
Jessica and Alex in Mexico -For completing the maths challenge