Friday, 18 January 2019

Reception Star Writers

Well done to the following children who received Star writer this week. They have all come back after the Christmas break, using their sounds to produce their independent writing.

Barbados - Amaliah
Jamaica - Maria
St Lucia - Mariam


Who's been eating my porridge?





The children in year one were treated to a very special performance of the fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears yesterday.  Emily, Robin and Alex from The Hobgoblin Theatre Company acted out an alternative version of the story which the children thoroughly enjoyed.  After the performance the children took part in a drama workshop where they used their bodies and faces to become the forest and various animals. "I was a scary tree" exclaimed Isabella. The children then wrote fantastic recounts of the experience in their Big Write today.





Weekly Newsletter -18th January 2019



Dear Parents,

Diary Dates
Monday 21st January- Some of our year 4 pupils will be attending a Mary Poppins session at Brookside Junior school

Wednesday 23rd January 10:00-1:00 Chile class, 14:00-15:00 Germany class at Jump Evolution in recognition of their 100% attendance last week. During the afternoon some of our Year 3 pupils will be attending a Forest school session, meanwhile Year 2 Spinebreakers are going to Hilldene Library

Thursday 24th January- Charlie Wilson will be leading a storytelling workshop for our reception pupils. After school some of our KS2 pupils will be attending Music Junction workshops at Draper’s academy.

Friday 25th January Reception parents/carers are invited into school between 8:30 and 9:00 for a reading session with their children.

IMPORTANT DATES THIS TERM

Half Term -Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February

Monday 25th February-Pupils come back to school

Monday 8th April and Tuesday 9th February -15:30-18:00 -Parents Evenings

Friday 12th April -last day of Spring Term

Monday 15th April- Friday 26th April -Easter Holidays

Monday 29th April-Inset Day-School closed

Tuesday 30th April- Pupils come back to school

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 21st January is week 2 on the havering catering Services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.
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
Well done to Chile class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 97.5% . Greece had the highest attendance in LKS2 and at 97.5% and Egypt had the highest attendance in KS1 and overall at 98.1% . Well done to them!. The overall attendance was 95.1% which is just below our target.

Have a fabulous weekend

Mrs L. Smith

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Reception and Year 1 parents


Image result for tooth and fluoride pictures

Reminder-Please return your flouride dental letters tomorrow


It is well known that fluoride helps prevent and even reverse the early stages of tooth decay.
Tooth decay happens when plaque — that sticky film of bacteria that builds up on teeth — breaks down sugars in food. The bacteria produce damaging acids that dissolve the hard enamel surfaces of teeth.If the damage is not stopped or treated, the bacteria can penetrate through the enamel and cause tooth decay (also called cavities or caries). Cavities weaken teeth and can lead to pain, tooth loss, or even widespread infection in the most severe cases.
Fluoride combats tooth decay in two ways:
  1. It is incorporated into the structure of developing teeth when it is ingested.
  2. It protects teeth when it comes in contact with the surface of the teeth
So don`t miss out send your child`s form back in tomorrow to help protect your child`s teeth.

USA Reminder


Quick reminder:




Tomorrow on Friday 18th January, USA will be taste testing a variety of flavours of Jelly Beans for their science experiment.

If you have not returned the form and your child has allergies, then please speak to the class teacher tomorrow morning, as your child will not be able to participate.

Year One Homework Bingo


Hilldene Children's Centre Drop-In Sessions for 0-5 year olds



Ingrebourne Children's Centre Drop-In Sessions for 0-5 year olds



Chippenham Road Children's Centre Drop -In Sessions for 0-5 year olds



YR 6 Spellings


Week 2
available 
vegetable
adorable 
applicable 
considerable 
tolerable 
enjoyable 
comfortable 
dependable 
incredible 
sensible 
horrible 
visible 
possible 
terrible

The new spelling list is given to children each Friday. The children are asked to practise their spellings at home for 15 minutes each day. They can practise by putting the words into sentences this will help them to understand how to use each word in the correct contexts. We then encourage the children to use these words within their independent writing activities throughout the week.

Please remind children that their red spelling book should be returned to school each Friday so we can give the children their spellings for the following week.

Children will be tested on these spellings the following Friday

New Year 4 Learning Challenge




Year 4 Curriculum Letter





Year 4 Spellings - Spring - Week 3


Here are the spellings that the children will be getting tested on next Friday (25/1/19)

height
history
imagine
increase
important
interest
island
knowledge
learn
length
library
material

Please ensure your child practices their spellings regularly. 

Year 4 Spellings - Spring - Week 2

Here are the spellings that the children in Year 4 will be getting tested on Tomorrow (18/1/19).

comprehension
confusion
expansion
extension
revision
suspension
tension
group
guard
guide
heard
heart

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Germany class attendance reward






Germany class will be attending Jump Evolution on Wednesday 23rd January at 1 pm for their class treat. Please bring suitable clothing and jump socks if you have them.

Chile class attendance reward






Chile class will be attending Jump Evolution on Wednesday 23rd January at 10 am for their class treat. Please bring suitable clothing and jump socks if you have them.

Year One Learning Letter


Dear Parents and Carers,
Year 1 - Curriculum Newsletter
Welcome back to the New Term! We hope you find this letter informative. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher if you have any questions relating to the curriculum.
Homework:
Our expectation at Mead is that every child should do the following every night:
15 minutes reading to themselves or an adult and note in the reading record, 15 minutes practising spellings
If children would like an additional challenge, we have Homework Bingo for children to attempt this Spring Term.  Children do not have to attempt every activity but instead select the activities that they would like to do. They should hand this in to their teacher at the end of the Half Term.
Spellings:
Spellings will be given out on either Thursdays or Fridays. The children should practise their words every evening. The test will take place on the following Thursday.
Trips and visitors:
Thursday 17th January  - Goldilocks and the Three Bears performance and workshop
Wednesday 20th March  – Discover Children’s Centre, Stratford (Palau and Australia)
Thursday 21st March  - Discover Children’s Centre, Stratford (New Zealand)
Showcase afternoon
The next showcase afternoon will be on Friday 5th April  from 2 until 3pm.
Curriculum Information:
We have included a summary of the topics which the children will be covering this term. If you would like to make any suggestions of what you or your child would like to learn in relation to the topics taught, please complete the form attached and return it to your child’s class teacher. We welcome any suggestions you may have.
Yours Sincerely,
Miss. Redgrave                   Mrs. Cullum                Miss. Carey     
 Year 1 leader                     Australia Class           New Zealand                        

Spring
1st Half Term
2nd Half Term
Topic
 Rumble in the Jungle
Enchanted Forest
Literacy
RWI
Writing inspired by Giraffes Can’t Dance, Gorilla, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and other stories. Riddle, information and recount writing.
RWI
Writing inspired by traditional stories.  Information, poetry and recount writing.
Please fill in the reading journal after hearing your child read.
For a good selection of children’s books visit your local library.
Numeracy
Addition and subtraction
Place value
Please practise counting with your child for 15 minutes each night.
Useful websites:
ICT
Internet safety




Science
Animal habitats
Animal habitats
You could visit the Science Museum. Admission is free. Located at Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.
History/ Geography
 Kings and Queens
Toys from the past
Take a look at a globe or atlas.  Look at different countries and continents.
P.E
Hockey
Tennis
Please ensure your child has their P.E kit for the correct day
Palau – Tuesday
New Zealand – Tuesday
Australia – Tuesday
Music
Singing and recorders.
Art/ Design and Technology
Drawing
Drawing
Fairytale art
P.H.S.E/R.E
Why do Christians celebrate Easter?







Monday, 14 January 2019

Year 2 Bingo Homework


Year 2 Maths Challenge


Year 2 Curriculum Letter




14 January 2019
Dear Parents and Carers,
Year 2 - Curriculum Newsletter Spring
Happy New Year and welcome back to the New Term!
Homework:
Our expectation at Mead is that every child should do the following every night:
·         15 minutes reading to themselves or an adult (please sign your child’s reading record when they read at home so they can be rewarded at school). It is also important they bring in their book bag every day. Reading is an essential life skill that improves with practice.  Regular reading at home will help your child’s reading fluency as well as their spelling and writing.
·         15 minutes practicing spellings
·         15 minutes rehearsing counting/arithmetic or times tables facts
Your child will also have the opportunity to bring a library book home to share with you. We also have the Year 2 Bingo homework to attempt each half term. Children do not have to attempt every activity, but instead select the activities that interests them. We hope that children will take their time with the homework and be proud of the work they produce. Then they should hand completed work into their teacher at the end of the half term. This will then be rewarded in our ‘E’ for Excellence assembly.

Spellings:
Spellings will continue to be given out on Fridays. The children should practice their words every evening. The test will take place on Thursdays.
Trips
Year 2 will visit the library and Raphael’s park this term as well as perform at the Music Festival with other local schools.
Curriculum Information
We have included a summary of the topics, which the children will be covering this term. If you would like to make any suggestions for what you or your child would like to learn in relation to the topics taught, please complete the form attached and return it to your child’s class teacher. We welcome any suggestions you may have.
Thank you for your continued support.
Yours Sincerely,

Mrs Rolph           Miss Gibson      Miss Murray          

Year Group leader
Madagascar                    Egypt teacher            Kenya teacher

                     

Spring

1st Half Term
2nd Half Term
Topic
Year 2: Fantastic Explorers
Year 2: Fantastic Explorers
Literacy
Year 2
RWI/Literacy and Language
Year 2
RWI / Literacy and Language.
Please fill in the reading journal after hearing your child read.
Your child will also bring a library book home to share. Please encourage your child to look after these books and they can be changed regularly in class. There is a charge for lost or damaged books.
For a good selection of children’s books visit your local library. We are visiting the library in classes.
Useful web links-
Numeracy
Year 2
Number- Multiplication and Division
Addition and Subtraction

Year 2
Fractions
Position and direction
Measurement
Statistics
Please practice times tables with your children.
Useful websites:
www.mymaths.co.uk     www.mathletics.com/primary (cdn have log ins)   
ICT
Year 2
Research
We are Zoologists(photography)
E safety

Year 2
Espresso Coding www.espresso.co.uk Log in UN-student12206  Password- mead60
Science
Year 2-Habitats
Seasonal changes
Gardens
Woodlands

Year 2-Habitats
Desert
Polar
Rainforest

Living Eggs project-Life cycles
We are visiting Raphael’s park to carry out a habitat workshop.
History/ Geography
Year 2
Christopher Columbus
Using maps
Year 2
Transport
Compass points

P.E
Year 2
PE with coaches
Year 2
PE with coaches
Please ensure your child has their P.E kit for Monday.
Remember to name clothing.
Music
Music lessons Monday afternoons with a music teacher.
Music Festival Performance
Music lessons Monday afternoons with a music teacher.
Art/ Design and Technology
Year 2
Making a moving windmill(DT)
Drawing
Visit from artist for sculpture workshop
Year 2
Drawing

P.H.S.E/R.E
Year 2
New Year resolutions/changes
Chinese New Year
Judaism

Year 2
Easter and new life
Living Eggs project




If you have any suggestions you would like to make in relation to the topics we are covering please fill in the box below.

Topic
Suggestion





















Child’s name: ___________________________              Date:________________________