Friday, 2 November 2018

Weekly Newsletter- 2nd November 2018

Dear Parents,
I hope you have all had a good week’s break, spending time with family and friends, and that everyone is ready for what promises to be a very busy time as we approach the Christmas period.

Week beginning 12th November is anti-bullying week and the theme is 'Choose respect'.
It was really pleasing to see in the surveys, completed at the recent parent meetings, that the overwhelming majority of you indicated that you 'strongly agree' we deal well with bullying. However, for this to continue to be the case we do need to identify different forms of bullying and how it should be dealt with/can be prevented.

Under this theme we will be encouraging children and young people to think about what respect means to them, what it feels like to be respected and how they show respect to others. Overall, we will be exploring how respect for others can continue to build an anti-bullying culture in our school.

Locally schools are wearing blue next Friday 9th November to show their support for this campaign. However we intend commemorating Armistice Day on Friday, so are requesting that pupils come to school wearing blue on Monday 12th November. During the day pupils will learn about different forms of bullying and how they can be prevented and at the end of the day they will have the opportunity to share their work in assemblies.

Diary Dates
Tuesday 6th November-Parents/carers of Reception children are invited into school between 8:30 and 9:00 for a reading session with their child. During the afternoon representatives from West Ham united will be in school to deliver the first of 6 Health Programmes with our year 4 classes. After school our netball team have a match against a team from Drapers Brookside Junior School.

Wednesday 7th November- Pudsey is in school selling Children in Need merchandise. Year 2 Spinebreakers are going to Hilldene Library and some year 3 pupils will be attending Forest Schools in the afternoon. Year 6 parents are invited into school between 14:30 and 15:00 for a reading session with their children

Thursday 8th November-Year 3 attending a Hindu workshop in school. Some of our older children are representing Mead in a Tag Rugby competition at Drapers Brookside Junior School

Friday 9th November-Nursery Parents/Carers meeting with practitioners. Armistice Day commemoration at Mead

Key Dates for the Autumn Term 2018

Monday 10th December -         KS1 Nativity@ 14:00

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.

Tuesday 8th January -Pupils return to school after the Xmas break

Havering Catering Services -Please note you should receive a new menu for the forthcoming half term today.

Week beginning Monday 5th November is week 2 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 Brazil class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 and overall at 98.3% . Greece had the highest attendance in LKS2 at 97.5% and Madagascar had the highest attendance in KS1 at 97.2%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance was 95.2% just below our target!

Have a good weekend

Mrs. L. Smith