Friday, 15 June 2018

Newsletter 15.06.18

Dear Parents,
Our year 5 pupils are due to return to school today after a very busy 3 days in Mersea where they have experienced a number of very exciting activities. Thankfully the weather was kind to them and when I saw them yesterday they were all having fun.

Havering Catering Competition
All KS1 pupils should have received a copy of the picture for the colouring competition and I am looking forward to seeing some of the creative menus they have come up with. Each school taking part will have a winner who will receive a terms worth of school lunches (which will be honoured when they move up to KS2). All winners will then be whittled down to 1 overall borough winner and 2 runners up. The overall winner will win a whole academic years’ worth of school lunches and the recipe on the next menu with the name and school and the two runners up will get 2 terms each of school lunches. The initial individual school winner will be drawn on the 12th July and the overall winners will be announced on 17th July.

The veggie run badge collection started this week. There will be 10 badges to collect in total and over a five week period the collection should be complete. In order to collect them, KS2 pupils need to purchase a school meal on the allocated days to receive the badges. Those who have collected all 10 badges will be entered in to a draw when 2 pupils will win a bike with crash helmet each. The draws will take place in school on 12th July and all winners (2 from each school) will be awarded their prize at the Town Hall on 17th July.

Summer Fete
The LFPA will be holding a Summer Fete on Saturday 30th June at Mead Primary School between 11 am - 4 pm. This will be a great day for the whole family. Bring your friends, families and neighbours along to join in the fun. If you are able to give up some time on the day or would like to run a stall at the fete, please see one of the LFPA volunteers. Many thanks.

Diary Dates
Monday 18th -A very busy day with pupils across KS2 representing Mead at the Drapers’ Primary Sports Day and others attending the Havering Music Festival at Queen Theatre Hornchurch for a rehearsal this afternoon and for the final performance this evening. Year 2 pupils are out of school today as they are visiting the Tower of London.

Tuesday 19th June-Year 4 pupils will be visiting London and going on a boat trip on the Thames

Wednesday 20th June-Year 6 pupils will be attending a Macbeth workshop in school. Some of our Year 3 pupils will be attending a Forest School session. After school there is a meeting for the parents of pupils attending our nursery in September (18:00-19:00)

Thursday 21st -Parents and carers of our year 6 pupils are invited into school for their showcase between 14:00 and 14:30

Friday 22nd - Inset Day-School is closed for pupils.

Important dates the rest of this term

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

Tuesday 10th July-Year 6 Oscars (16:30-18:30)

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 18th June is Week 3 on the Havering Catering Services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.

To celebrate the Football World Cup in Russia we have a special menu on Tuesday 19th June:

Cheeseburger in a bun and chips

BBQ Chicken meatball boats

Quorn Tomato Pasta bake

Baked Beans


Jam Doughnut

Fresh Fruit, Cheese and crackers and Yoghurt

Attendance Update
Well done to U.S.A class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 98.9% . Scotland had the highest attendance in LKS2 and at 96.8% and Egypt had the highest attendance in KS1 at 98.9%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance improved slightly from last week at 95.7% which is pleasing as it is creeping nearer to our target of 96%.

Have a wonderful weekend
Mrs L. Smith