Friday, 13 March 2020

Newsletter - 13th March 2020

Weekly Newsletter

13th March 2020

Dear Parents,

We hope the children enjoyed taking part in the Sport Relief Mile on Thursday. Everyone participated eagerly and it was wonderful seeing every class out in the sunshine.Thank you to one and all for contributing so generously to this charity event.

Can we please remind you that if your child is going to be absent from school you should contact the school. Staff are spending a lot of their time calling to enquire why children are absent.Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

We would like to reassure you that we are closely following the coronavirus guidelines for schools. We have spoken to all children across the school about the importance of good hand washing and the guidelines clearly state that schools should remain open. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated on any changes that may occur. In the event that we are forced to close, we are currently planning and putting contingency measures to ensure continuation of your child’s learning.

We have been informed that the private car park in Burnwell Avenue is for residents only and that non-residents who use it will be at risk of being clamped. Ensure that you are driving and parking with care outside of the school gates, we want to make sure that all of our children and families stay safe. Please do not park on the yellow lines or across people’s drives.

A big thank you to one of our parents - Toni Nichols - who has provided workshops to years four and five during science week on STEM. The children loved the sessions!

Diary Dates

Monday-Living egg experiments start in Year 2, National Shakespeare week, Palau and New Zealand (Yr1) class to Discover Centre, Bikeability session Year 5 and 6
Tuesday-Bikeability Year 5 and 6, Basketball competition Year 5 and 6, Egypt class walking to the Library
Wednesday-Bikeability Year 5 and 6, Year 3 Forest School
Thursday- Year 5 Showcase KS2 Hall@2pm, Year 4 Public Speaking trip @Anglia Ruskin University, Australia Class to Discover centre, Football match vs. Broadford 3 pm
Friday- Reception Stay and Play in KS1 hall

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 16th March is week 3 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 provides a breakfast club for Mead pupils. For £1.50 your child can have a bacon or sausage sandwich or beans on toast or 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 from Havering 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 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
Well done to Brazil class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 95.1%. Scotland had the highest attendance in LKS2 with 96.9%. Egypt class had the highest attendance in KS1 at 97.1%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance was disappointing at only 93.1% % which is well below our target! Hopefully we’ll do better next week.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Yours sincerely,Mrs L Smith