Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Brilliant Biker's come for Breakfast!

Biker's Breakfast was a great success with over 70 children cycling or scooting to school last Friday. The children enjoyed eating their breakfast at school with their friends and thought it was a good opportunity to socialise.

Many of the children showed they were very independent by getting their own breakfast ready. The teachers were very impressed. 

Thank you to all of the parents, staff and children that got involved. We hope that you will continue to cycle, scoot and walk to school so that we keep travelling in a healthy and environmentally friendly way.

Year 3 Reading Afternoon TODAY

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Please be reminded that the Year 3 reading afternoon is being held for the second session today between 2.30-3.00pm.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to interact with your child in their classroom environment and explore the books we have in school for them to read. There will be books for the children to read with you along with other reading activities to complete however,  you are also welcome to bring a book from home. We hope these sessions will aim to improve children’s interest in reading for pleasure and assist you with challenging the children and their comprehension skills when reading at home.

There are 2 more sessions to follow:

Tuesday 2nd April at 2.30-3.00pm

Tuesday 9th April at 2.30-3.00pm

We look forward to seeing you all!
Year 3 Team

Monday, 25 March 2019


We invite parents/carers of year one children to come along to our showcase afternoon next week on Friday 5th April in the Year 1 classrooms. Please arrive any time between 2.00 and 2.45pm at the front office. Your child will be able to show you around everything they have been learning.  Please feel free to get involved in the activities and take part in some learning too!
You will be able to take your child home once you have finished looking around but please be aware that children in other classes will not be allowed to go home until normal finishing time.
There will also be a feedback form which we encourage you to fill out on your way out.
We hope you can make it!

The Year 1 Team

Super Talent in the Nursery

Well done to our Super talented Poppy for earning her first award in gymnastics.
Poppy attends the morning session and always participates fully in all activities.
We look forward to hearing more great things of Poppy as she moves through the school.

Maths Challenge

Maths Challenge 10
Eggs in a basket

There are three baskets, a blue one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of ten eggs.
The blue basket has one more egg in it than the red basket.
The red basket has three eggs less than the pink basket.
How many eggs are in each basket?

Year 2 Star Writers

Congratulations to this week's winners:

Alfie in Madgascar

Evie in Egypt

Katie in Kenya.

Boundaries and Screen Time Coffee Morning

Dear Parents/carers

We would like to invite you to join us for a Learning Federation Boundaries and Screen time coffee morning on Thursday the 4th of April from 9:15 am at Broadford Primary School.

Rebecca Donn from CAMHS will be our specialist speaker on the morning.

We welcome all parents with pupils attending Mead and Broadford. Come along for an informal chat and meet up with other parents and Rebecca Donn from CAMHS.

Kind Regards
Miss A Calitz
Assistant Headteacher of Inclusion

Science Week 2019!

Science week is over for another year but what amazing participation we saw from pupils across the whole school.
Children enjoyed new and fun experiments with their teachers and also got to experience an immersive assembly!
What really has impressed us is the effort and hard work some pupils have put in at home to complete the science week learning challenge. This was an optional challenge where children could use research or design and take part in their own experiment. We have seen more entries than any other year in the past so a big well done to everybody that took part!

Here are some of the fantastic entries from this year:
3 of our pupils got creative with their presentation...
Nina, in Greece Class, with her scientist research
Aminata, in Germany class, with her 'Think before you drink' investigation.
Jasmine, in Italy class, with her amazing home made battery experiment.
Lots of children enjoyed researching about the life and inventions of Albert Einstein.
Kerry in Year 6, Amy-Leigh, Danni & Amara in Year 5, Tim in Year 4 and Brea & Jolin in Year 3.
These pupils also had some fun at home designing their own experiments and writing out a full investigation including a question, hypothesis, method, equipment, results and even a conclusion.
Alexandra in Year 5 - What patterns can food colouring make in milk?
Maryam in Year 5 - Why do bath bombs fizz only in liquid?
Maliha in Year 5 - Does popcorn pop when there is a hole in the bag?
Pritika in Year 5 - Ice catching experiment
Amba in Year 5 - Smoke rings experiment
Kyanna in Year 6 - Planets model
Anya in Year 4 - Does fire set alight to a wet piece of tissue?
Aliyah in Year 4 - Magnetic plates experiment
Zahi in Year 3 - Can I make an optical illusion by using stripe lines?
More impressive research on some other famous scientists.
Ada Lovelace by Kira & Havin in Greece.
Nikola Tesla by Vanessa in Germany.
A timeline of multiple scientists & their inventions linked to journeys by Olivia in Scotland.
Information posters on the famous Stephen Hawking by Amelia & Aliyah in Year 4 and Eemani & Maliha in Year 5.
An outstanding timeline poster linked to this year's theme on Journeys by Zahi in Wales class.

Pupils still have until Wednesday to submit any final entries. Winners will be announced in this weeks E for Excellence assembly.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Nursery Newsletter Spring 2 Week 5

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We hope you are having a lovely weekend and enjoying the lovely Spring weather.
This week is going to be a big week for Mead Nursery.

From Monday the children will be in the newly renovated Nursery building.We are so looking forward to having the children in this lovely building and showing them all the new things.
For security reasons everybody needs to enter via gate 1 in the morning and walk round to the Nursery door. A member of staff will be waiting to meet you. All collections will be via gate 3.

On Friday we have our special Mother`s day stay and play session where we invite you to come and make some of the Mother`s day crafts with your child.This will be followed by a little celebratory party where we will officially reopen the Nursery with children,parents and governors.We will provide a large cake and cupcakes but would be very grateful for donations of party food .
Image result for mother and child clip art imagesIt would be lovely if just for this day the afternoon children could attend the morning session so they can be a part of the celebrations.If you are unable to bring your child in the morning they can  attend the afternoon session as normal.

Thank you so much for your patience and cooperation for these last few months.We are so pleased that things will be a lot more settled now and they can get on with enjoying their learning in a purpose built environment

We will be continuing to care for our plants and see how they grow from seed to plant with the right conditions.
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We will also continue to talk about our Mummy and start to make a few little suprises for Mum.

Some of our dressing up clothes are looking a little well worn.If you know of anyone whose child has outgrown dressing up clothes we would really appreciate them.

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Many of our children are getting more confident with putting on their coats ,hats and gloves.Please wherever possible we would appreciate you encouraging your child to do this at home as this can take up a lot of time at school.Thank you for your help with this
Please also help your child to choose their nme as name recognition will really help as they move into Reception.

.Please remember to call the office if your child is unwell this saves office staff a lot of time in making phone calls home.

Important dates:
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Friday 29th March-Mothers Day Stay and Play
Friday 12th April-Nursery closes for Easter Holidays
Tuesday 30th April-Children return to school to start Summer Term
Monday 4th May-May day bank holiday

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
We just have two insets left as shown in the table below.

For any concerns please contact us on
3rd September
4th September
7th January
29th April
3rd June

Reception Newsletter Spring 2 Week 5

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Dear Parents, Carers

We hope you are enjoying the weekend. The children really enjoyed their work on 'Superheroes' last week and we will come back to Superhero work shortly but for but this week we really want to focus on thinking about our mums and all the amazing things that they do.

Thank you to all those parents who are actively encouraging their children to come into school by themselves. Most children are now able to do this confidently. As the children are becoming more independent in their early morning routines, we will be continuing to encourage parents to say their goodbyes at the doors and allowing the children to walk up the corridor to their classes by themselves. Members of staff will of course be there to greet your child and assist where necessary and be available should you need to speak with them.

With our ongoing work to improve the school there will be some slight disruption to both Jamaica and Barbados classes this week while new windows are fitted and the rooms are rewired.The children in these classes will temporarily be in the rooms where the Nursery used to be. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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We will continue with our phonics programme Read, Write Inc, recapping our sounds and practising to blend and write words using their set 1 sounds. In maths we will be looking at 2D shapes, identifying and talking about their properties.

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. Please also remember to make a note of the title of the book your child has read to help them achieve their reading awards.

Please remember to go online and book your parent`s evening appointment.This is a good opportunity to find out how your child is doing and ideas for supporting their learning.


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.

We would also be grateful for any dressing up clothes that your child may no longer wear. Some of ours are looking a little over loved.

We are on Week 1 of this menu. Monday’s choices are:

Red-Beef Burger in a Bun with Wedges

Blue-Cheesy Tomato Pasta Pot

Green-Vegetable Burger in a Bun with Wedges

Messages –
  • PLEASE NAME all items of clothing. This will help when returning lost items, particularly jumpers and cardigans with the right child. We are still accumulating a large number of items. 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.
  • 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.
Please can you ensure that if your child is not in school for any reason you call the school to report the absence. This saves the office staff a lot of time spent in making phone calls. 


If your child attends breakfast club, breakfast costs from £1.50. Thank you

Dates for your diary:
We are looking forward to seeing you at both our reading morning and our Mother`s day stay and make on Friday.

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Spring Term
Friday 29th MarchReception reading morning
Friday 29th MarchMother's day stay and play
Monday 8th AprilParents evening
Tuesday 9th AprilParents evening
Friday 12th AprilSchool closes for Easter holidays
Monday 29th AprilINSET DAY
Tuesday 30th AprilSchool reopens
Monday 4th MayMay day bank holiday

INSET Dates and Polling day for 2018-19

We have two inset days left this academic year, please see the dates below:

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

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.

Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities

Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.

Communication and Language:

Joins in with repeated refrains.

Can retell a simple story.

Builds up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences.


Describes main story settings, events and principal characters.

Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.

Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipated key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

Physical Development: 

Forms recognisable letters.

Can usually manage washing and drying hands.

Runs skilfully and negotiates spaces successfully.


To confidently count to 20 and beyond demonstrating place value.

Says the number which is 1 more than a given number.

Finds 1 more or 1 less from a group of up to 5 objects and then 10 objects.

Understanding the World:

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experiences.

Shows an interest in different ways of life.

Can talk about some of the things they have observed.

Expressive arts and design:

Constructs with a purpose in mind.

Manipulates material to achieve a planned effect.

Explores colour and how colour can be changed

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, 22 March 2019

Reception Star Writers

Well done to this week star writers:

Samuel in Barbados
Shivanshi in Jamaica
Alesha in St Lucia class

They have been busy working on their letter formation, pencil grip and using their sounds to spell and write words during their independent writing on Superheroes.

Reception reading morning reminder

A little reminder we will be holding our next Reading morning on Friday 29th March from 8.30- 9am. We are asking parents to come and join their child in their classes for at least 5 minutes reading a book to them or with them. We are continuing to promote a child's love of reading and we hope it will provide an opportunity for you to be able to share in this.

We hope you will then be able to join us in the KS1 hall for our spring term Mother's day themed stay and play.

We very much look forward to welcoming you then.

Reception Team

Year One save the day!

The year one children had a wonderful time this week at Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford.  They let their imagination run wild in the exciting indoor Story World.  They joined the resident space alien, Hootah, on a story collecting mission. On his planet, Squiggly Diggly, everyone had run out of imagination. And that meant no stories! The children helped Hootah by creating a new story for him to take back to his planet. 

After enjoying a delicious, and much needed, packed lunch the children ventured outside for even more fun in the Story Garden,  Finally the exhausted children boarded the coach and made their way back to school.  Thank you to the staff at Discover Children's Story Centre for a lovely day.

"I loved our school trip" exclaimed Aiden.

Learning Challenge Awards

Zahi in Wales has been working hard at home and extending his knowledge through his learning challenge work.

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; Alfie and Matty in N.Ireland and Brooke in Wales.

Year 4 Swimming Awards

Well done Kira, Safiyya, Havin, Isabel, Fizzah, Aniyah, Maya, Ricky, Scarlett in Greece who have completed 1 width.

Kira, Safiyya, Havin, Mia, Isabel, Fizzah, Aniyah, Charlotte, Nina, Emilie, Justice, in Greece have completed 2 widths-well done to them.

The following children are now able to swim 1 length: Vanesa, Reggie, Jessie - Leigh, Aminata and Charlie in Germany and Mia, Charlotte, Marley, Aniyah, Emilia, Emilie, Fizzah,Havin, Isabel, Justice, Kira, Nina, Safiyya in Greece.

Agata, Anthony, Anya, Charlotte, Harman, Lily, Marley, Mehmet, Mia, Tomi in Greece have completed 100m and survival.

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.

Kali in Wales receives a certificate for reciprocity and Eemani in U.S.A for reflectiveness. Well done to Matvejs in Wales, Heath in Madagascar, Tommy R in Egypt and Chanel, Lola Si, Moises and Amiee in Australia who receive certificates for resilience and Charly in Scotland who has shown he can be very resourceful in school.

Tracker Awards

Congratulations to the latest pupil who has achieved a Bronze award: Deimantas in Kenya

Silver Tracker certificates are awarded to Famata in N.Ireland and Amba in Mexico. Well done to them!

Dami in Madagascar has been working very hard and his efforts have been rewarded with a platinum tracker

A massive well done to Jessica in Mexico who is awarded a Diamond certificate in recognition of her fantastic efforts.


E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.

Frazer in Barbados, Theodora in Jamaica, Indigo in St Lucia, All of New Zealand, Luka in Australia,
All of Palau, Leona in Madagascar, Kajus in Egypt, Carter in Kenya, Miliana in Northern Ireland, Lucas in Wales, Afnan in Scotland, Reggie in Germany, Charlotte in Greece, Kai in Italy, Amy-Leigh in U.S.A., Luke in Canada, Amba in Mexico, Taylor in Chile, Leah in Brazil, Tatiana in Argentina.

Star Writers

These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer; Alesha in St Lucia, Shivanshi in Jamaica, Samuel in Barbados, Katherine in Palau, Victoria in New Zealand, Maxim in Australia, Alfie in Madagascar, Katie in Kenya, Evie in Egypt, Daniel in N.Ireland , Millie-Rae in Scotland, Zahi in Wales, Isabel in Greece, Summer in Germany, Vinnie in Italy, Frankie in U.S.A, Ruby in Mexico, Demi in Canada, Johnnie in Brazil, Reehan in Argentina and Briana in Chile

Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

WOW Award

I have made my teacher happy;

Amelie in Jamaica for researching and making a poster about Coco Chanel.
Nancy in St Lucia for making a Nanny McFee book during child-led learning.
Nevaeh in Barbados for making her own Volcano
Junior in Germany for moving up a book band
Felicity in Scotland for moving up a reading level
Alfie in N.Ireland for his earthquake simulator
Cameron in N.Ireland for his earthquake poster
Havin, Isabel and Aniyah in Greece for their fantastic Science Homework
Cattleya, Aamir, Lola Si, Lola St, Michelle, Luka, Hydar, Devor, Natas, Tommy, Seiar, Amiee, Paige, Roberto and Maxim in Australia for moving up book bands.
Sophie, Lily and Ema in Kenya for moving up a book band.
Michael and Katherine in Palau for moving up a book band.
Jokubas and Rae-Louise in New Zealand for moving up a book band.
Remiyah, Olivia-Rose, Rocco. Lilly, Ava, Ruby and Leona in Madagascar for moving up a book band.
Lileerae in Madagascar for completing her homework
Lukas in Egypt for fabulous Bingo homework