Friday, 17 January 2020

Weekly Newsletter - 20th January 2020

Dear Parents,
Please be reminded that pupils can come into school from 8:30 but MUST be in for registration at 8:50. An increasing number of children are arriving late, which causes disruption to the classes and is distressing for the children who have to walk into the rooms after lessons have started.
Ofsted inspectors look at attendance and punctuality figures and these can have a negative effect on a school’s final judgement so please make an effort to ensure ALL children are in school on time.

Also-an increasing number of pupils are being collected late from school. Please be reminded that KS1 pupils should be collected at 15:00 and KS2 pupils at 15:10 (unless they are attending a club). Unfortunately, if parents are late collecting their children from clubs I will have to consider if the child can continue to attend. In extreme cases I will refer to social care, as on occasions we are having to wait beyond the time we would normally go home for a parent/relative to collect a child.

Diary Dates
Monday 20th January -Dental outreach day for Reception and year 1. Our school council will be meeting this afternoon.

Tuesday 21st January Germany class are visiting MOD Pizza in Romford this morning

Wednesday 22nd January- Forest school session for some of our year 3 pupils

Thursday 23rd January - Reception parents are invited to join us for a writing workshop between 9:00 and 10:00. Our Year 3 pupils are spending the day at the Natural History Museum while year 1 enjoy a production from the Hobgoblin Theatre Company in school this afternoon.

INSET Dates for 2019-20

Please note the school closure dates for this academic year.
INSET day 1- 4th September
INSET day 2- 3rd April
INSET day 3- 20th July
INSET day 4-21st July
INSET day 5- 22nd July
Please note that the final day of the summer term for pupils will be on Friday 17th July, 2020.
Term Dates 2019-20

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 20th January is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25.
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.
Havering catering Service now provide a breakfast club for Mead pupils. For £1.50 your child can have a bacon or sausage sandwich or beans on toast with cereal or toast or fresh fruit or yoghurt plus a drink.
We will also have speciality days when other items such as pancakes and muffins will be available.
In order for you to book a place you will need to deposit the money in advance in your Squid account.
Please do not send your child to school to attend breakfast club if there are no funds in your account as they will not be admitted.

A message fromHavering Catering Service
We would like to reassure parents whose child may have a Dairy Allergy or Intolerance that the School Kitchen only use Dairy Free Sunflower Spread at Breakfast Club and Lunch time.

Key Diary Dates for this term
Monday 3rd February -Last swimming session this half term
Monday 17th -Friday 21st February -Half term-School closed
Monday 24th February -Back to school-Swimming starts
Monday 23rd March -Last swimming session this half term
Monday 30th/Tuesday31st March -Parent afternoon/evenings
Friday 3rd April -Inset Day-school closed
Monday 6th-Friday 17th April -Easter holidays-School closed
Monday 20th April -Back to school

Attendance Update
Well done to Mexico &vU.S.A class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 97% . Germany had the highest attendance in LKS2 and New Zealand in KS1 both with a very impressive 99.3%. Well done to them! The overall attendance was 96.1% which is very slightly above out target-Well done everyone -Hopefully we’ll be able to keep this up!!

Have a good weekend

Yours Sincerely

Mrs L. Smith