Thursday, 22 July 2021

Amazing Awards

Star Writers
These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer. Well done to Riley(Northern Ireland) Ella and Victoria (Antigua), Camelia and Domas (Barbados), Roman E (Palau) Sai, David T and Mahir (Jamaica) and Leo (St Lucia).

Tracker Awards
Congratulations to Abina (Kenya) for completing her Silver Tracker Award.

Certificate of Presentation
Well done to Tommy (Northern Ireland) who presented his work beautifully.

Reading Awards
Congratulations to Moksha (Palau) for achieving a Silver Reading Award, to Kajus (Greece) for achieving a Gold Reading Award and to Ruby (Barbados) for achieving a Platinum award.

Mathletics Award
Congratulations to Michael N (Northern Island) and Sophia (Scotland) for achieving their Bronze award.

E for Excellence Winners


Whole class


All of Wales class!


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All of Scotland class!

St Lucia

Whole Class


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All of Greece Class

New Zealand

Whole Class


Frankie and Layla Mai


Whole Class


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N. Ireland

Whole class


All of Malta Class


Whole Class

Congratulations to everyone who achieved an award this week, we are very proud of you!

Weekly Newsletter - 22/07/2021 - Important Information

Dear Parents and Carers,

Summer School Holiday Meal Scheme

The government has extended the COVID Local Support Grant. The School Holiday Meal Scheme will provide £90

(£15 per week) per child to cover the 6 week summer break to families who are eligible and apply. If you wish to check your eligibility, use the School Holiday Meal link. The applications close at 5:00 tomorrow.

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium is a government scheme designed to support children from lower income families in order to provide them with the best possible start to their education.

Children who are eligible can have free school lunches (worth over £400 per year) and may receive financial assistance from the school for uniform, trips, breakfast club and other school clubs which require a payment to join.

This is possible because the school receives additional funding for every eligible child whose parents successfully register. All information concerning Pupil Premium children is treated completely confidentially and does not affect any other benefits currently being claimed. To check your eligibility or to apply, please use the Pupil Premium link.

Y3 parents in September

Please remember, school lunches must be paid for via Squid. The government funding of free school lunches finishes when children leave Y2. However, Pupil Premium children will continue to receive free meals.

School Calendar for 2021-22

September school update

Following guidance from the Department of Education, we can share our plans for September. This is of course subject to change, but we sincerely hope we can offer a more typical school experience which we have all missed over the last 16 months.


Mornings 8:30 to 11:30

Lunch 11:30 to 12:15

Afternoon 12:15 to 3:15


Doors open 8:30

Children to be in class 8:40

Lunch 12:00 to 1:00

Finish 3:00


Doors open 8:30

Children to be in class 8:40

Lunch 12:30 to 1:30

Finish 3:10

● Facemasks for adults on the school premises is optional, but very much permitted if you wish.

● We will continue to operate the one way system in both playgrounds as it works well.

● School will remain open for lessons on Friday afternoons.

● Bubbles will not be in place. Children and staff will be able to mix (e.g. assembly, playground).

● ABACUS Breakfast Club will start (see the office for an application form).

● Clubs will restart (details to follow next term).

● Trips may go ahead (subject to a school Risk Assessment being agreed).

● Parent events will resume (e.g. Parents Evening).

Holiday Activity Programme

Playdays Preschool 8, Myplace, Harold Hill is part of the Holiday Activity and Food programme 2021 which is funded by the Department for Education and supports children from who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding. They are offering funded spaces for 4 hrs for 5 days over the middle 4 weeks of the school holidays for children aged 4 to 7 years. If you are interested in securing a place or wish to know more, phone 07595603498 and ask to speak with Claire.

Summer Camp!


This year’s overall attendance was 94.7% which is our highest in 3 years. Well done and thank you to everyone!

Key Information and dates

Squid login

Havering Catering Lunch Menu

Wednesday 1st September School Closed to children - Staff INSET day.

Thursday 2nd September Back to school (8.30 doors open with children to be in class for 8.40).

Monday 6th September Phone calls home to new YR parents (until Wednesday 8th September).

Monday 6th September Phone calls home to Nursery parents (all week).

Thursday 9th September YR Stay & Play for the children and parents (in small groups).

Friday 10th September YR Stay & Play for the children and parents (in small groups).

Monday 13th September Nursery Stay & Play Sessions (all week).

Monday 13th September YR children new to Mead (8.30 - 11.30 every day this week).

Monday 13th September YR children who attended the Mead Nursery (12.30 - 3.00 every day this week).

Monday 20th September Nursery 30 hour children start.

Monday 20th September All YR children attend school full time.

Monday 27th September Nursery part-time children start.

Friday 22nd October Last day of school.

Monday 1st November School Closed to children - Staff INSET day.

Tuesday 2nd November Back to school.

Friday 17th December Last day of school.

Thank you for everything you have done this year and for your support in what has been another very challenging and disruptive year for you, our children and our staff. I hope you enjoy a lovely summer, remain well and we look forward to seeing you for our first day of the new term on Thursday 2nd September. To our Year 6 children, I wish you every success and luck at your new schools and hope you will be very happy.

Take care and stay safe.

Mr D Denchfield

Executive Headteacher, The Learning Federation

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 at Mead Primary School - Yr5

Dear Parents and Carers in Year 5,

This morning, I was notified that more than one pupil in Year 5 has tested positive for COVID-19. This

letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child.

Year 5 children must self-isolate with immediate effect up to and including Saturday 31st July.

Allcontacts are strongly advised to get a PCR test as soon as possible.

If your child has a cough, runny nose or any other symptoms, you are strongly advised to get them tested.

Please inform the school immediately if your child tests positive.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

● If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days

from the date when their symptoms appear.

● All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 10


● The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

● Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken

within the home.

● Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of

infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

● If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying

health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home

isolation period.

● Contact the school immediately if your child develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.


The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

● new continuous cough and/or

● high temperature

● a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. If your child or anyone in the household

does develop symptoms, you can seek advice online at Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or by

phoning NHS 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with


● wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

● use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

● wash your hands as soon as you get home

● cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or


● put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

Self-isolation and treating coronavirus symptoms

Testing centres in Havering

I am so sorry that we have needed to close the Year 5 bubble for their last day of the school year. I know

the children will be really disappointed that they were not able to spend their last day with their friends

and staff. As a staff, we are also very sad and in particular Miss Doherty and Miss Reid who are leaving our

school this year. I can only hope that when we return in September, the children are able to enjoy an

uninterrupted Year 6.

As ever, thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Mr D Denchfield

Executive Headteacher, The Learning Federation

Wednesday, 21 July 2021


 It may be the penultimate day of term but Jessie, Oliver and Elda from Kenya have just completed the third line from their Tracker Books. Well done! 👍👏🏼 Mr Denchfield



 There is a special menu tomorrow (Thursday 22nd July) 


Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Year 3 - Forest School - Week 10

Year 3 got to have their final forest school session today. The shade of the trees was most welcome. It was time for the favourites from our time together so we played zombies, used the hammock and had lots of imaginative play. The fire was lit, marshmallows were toasted, s’mores made and hot chocolate and squash enjoyed. We headed back inside just as the rain started to fall.

Enjoy your summer break Year 3!