Friday, 9 November 2018

Weekly Newsletter- 9th November 2018

Dear Parents,

Firstly on behalf of everyone I would like to thank the LFPA for the fantastic firework display they organised at Broadford last Friday. I am reliably informed that around 1800 people from the local community attended, myself included, and we were treated to a very special evening. Events such as this take a lot of time and effort and all this is given for free, so once again thank you to everyone involved.

Thank you also to all parents and carers who attended our remembrance service this morning.Every child in school contributed to the display you saw at the entrance to the school site and if you’ve already seen the video posted on our facebook page you’ll be very aware of the fantastic team spirit there is amongst Mead staff (who all got up extra early this morning to create the wonderful display).

I have been asked by a few parents to remind everyone that it is not acceptable to swear around our children in the playground and please be mindful of others when walking into and out of school -the paths are quite narrow and we really don’t want any accidents.

Please ensure you let us know of any change of contact details. On a couple of occasions this week we have tried to contact parents only to find out that they have changed their mobile numbers but not advised us.

Diary Dates
Monday 12th November-Wear blue day in recognition of Anti-bullying week. Pupils are to wear something blue to school today please. Some of our year 4 pupils will be attending a Mary Poppins history session in the afternoon at Draper’s Brookside Primary School.

Tuesday 13th November -Some of our Yr 5/ 6 pupils are attending a Tag Rugby competition with Mr Robinson- They won the Harold Hill tournament this week so fingers crossed they continue their winning streak. During the afternoon year 3&4 pupils are attending a road safety performance in school.

Wednesday 14th November-Some of our year 3 pupils will be attending a Forest Schools session in the afternoon

Thursday 15th November -Year 2 parents are invited into school for their showcase from 14:15 and year 5 parents are invited in between 14:30 and 15:00 for a reading workshop.

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
                                              Christmas dinner day

Wednesday 19th December- Last day of the Autumn Term.
Tuesday 8th January -Pupils return to school after the Xmas break

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 12th November 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 Canada class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 and overall at 98.3% . Germany had the highest attendance in LKS2 at 97.5% and New Zealand had the highest attendance in KS1 at 96.1%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance was disappointing at only 94.5% which is well below our target!

Have a fabulous Weekend

Mrs L. Smith