Friday, 25 May 2018

Weekly Newsletter- 25th May 2018

Dear Parents,

Where did that half term go? I can’t believe we are already half way through the summer term with only 7 school weeks before the summer holidays.

A lot has been accomplished this half term: Our year 6 and year 2 children have completed their SATs tests, we were the first school in the country to host the Indonesian Music School and our curriculum has been enhanced by some very interesting visitors to school and experiences off site.

Unfortunately some parents/carers have run up considerable debts on their SQuid accounts. This is unacceptable as, ultimately the school has to bear the cost for unpaid dinners. We are now imposing a £10 limit per child-this means when the amount owed exceeds £10 parents/carers will be expected to send their child/children into school with a packed lunch until the debt is cleared (the child will NOT be offered a school dinner).

Summer Sun
It is wonderful that we are experiencing this lovely weather, let’s hope that it continues during and after the half term break. I would like to ask all parents to ensure that children have sun protection applied before they arrive at school. . It is also recommended that children wear caps/hats into school to wear during outdoor times. We will ensure that pupils have access to plenty of water throughout the day to keep them fully hydrated.

Don’t Forget About Veggie Run ...
What is the aim?

The app aims to create healthy competition amongst primary and Junior school children, where they learn to dodge unhealthy foods and get rewarded by collecting fruit and vegetables.
Why get the App?
The main advantage for pupils downloading and playing this app, is that pupils can win your school sports prizes!! These prizes are worth up to £200! Each school will receive a unique reference code that they share with pupils, who use this when they login to the game.

Where do I get the App?
Download and share the link here -

Mead school code - 7709

Why do we need to promote Healthy Lunches?
Recent evidence suggests that only 1% of packed lunches are healthy!
We hope from children playing the game they are able to identify the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods.

Diary Dates
Monday 4th June- Pupils are expected back in school-Doors open at 8:30 (Breakfast club at 7:45).

Wednesday 6th June- Some of our year 3 pupils will be attending a Forest Schools session in school

Friday 8th June -Some of our KS2 pupils will be attending the Havering Music Festival rehearsal at Broadford during the morning while some year 5 pupils will spend the day cycling with Phil.

Important dates the rest of this term
Monday 28th May-Friday 1st June-Half term holiday-School closed

Wednesday 13th-Friday 15th June-Year 5 Residential trip to Mersea

Please note the additional teacher training day at Mead is Friday 22nd June-School closed

Friday 29th June-Inset day/Staff training-School closed

Saturday 30th June -LFPA Summer Fete

Monday 16th July -Parents meetings

Friday 20th July -Last day of school before summer holiday

Sports days
Monday 2nd July 9:30-12:00 -YRS 5/6

1:30-2:45 -YR 1

Tuesday 3rd July 9:30-12:00 - YRS 3/4

1:30-2:45 -YR 2

Thursday 5th July 1:30-2:45 -Reception

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 4th June is week 1 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.

Well done to Canada class who once again had the highest attendance in Y5&6 and overall at 100%, so earn themselves another cupcake party . Germany had the highest attendance in LKS2 at 99.3% and Palau had the highest attendance in KS1 at 95.3%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance was disappointing at only 94.1% which is below our target- hopefully we can improve on this next half term.

I hope you all have a wonderful week , I hope the sun shines for you and look forward to welcoming you all back suitably rested and ready for the challenges of the final half term of the academic year.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Smith