Friday, 24 May 2019

Former pupil football champion

Well done to Abbie Harding a former student at Mead who is now a National Cup champion goalkeeper!
The pupil who attends Shenfield High School plays in goal for the U13 girls team at Shenfield , the team are now not only mid Essex League winners ,Schools County cup champions but also the best U13 girls team in the country after winning the PlayStation National cup final at West Brom stadium on Wednesday 22/05 !
 404 schools from all over the country entered the competition ! Abbie's team have made history at the School by being the first girls team from Shenfield to win the National Cup.
Abbie has always loved sport and was in numerous successful sporting teams at Mead and loved her P.E lessons with Mr Stanbridge and Mr Robinson. Well done Abbie-Lovely to hear about your amazing achievement.


I have made my teacher happy:
Fizzah, Scarlett,Isabel and Reinaldas in Greece Class for Railway Homework.
Paulina in Jamaica for her amazing independent work on doubling,
Ella in Jamaica for a wonderful whirlpool home learning project,
Layla in Jamaica for writing a book all about minibeasts and for moving up a book band
Max in Palau for completing the bingo homework.
Vansh, Kajus, Joey, Remiyah and Jovan in Madagascar for Bingo homework.
Rocco, Leona, Lilly and Remiyah in Madagascar for moving up a book band
Isabel in St Lucia for writing a book about our school trip.
Kane in St Lucia for settling in to class so well.
Muhammad-Ali, Ava, Katie and Sophie in Kenya for completing bingo homework.
Nicole in N.Ireland for her fantastic poem homework
Kajus, Sofia, Tommy C and Riddhi in Egypt for Bingo homework.
Jake, Charlie, Remi and Charlotte in Egypt for moving up a book band.
Harrison - Germany - for designing his own board game and creating a wonderful model of a rocket (train) related to our topic.
Aniyah in Scotland for fabulous maths homework
Nina in Greece for fabulous maths homework

E for Excellence

Well done to the following children who have shown excellence this week;
All of Jamaica
All of St Lucia
All of Barbados class
Leo in Australia
Jackson in New Zealand
Esmai in Palau
Elise in Egypt
Carter in Kenya
Ruby in Madagascar
Maisie in Scotland
Kadisha in Wales
Dominik in N.Ireland
Summer in Germany
All of Italy
Mehmet-Lee in Greece Class
Ruby in U.S.A
Wilson in Canada
Tanisha in Mexico
Kieran, Yakoub & Jaroslav in Brazil class
Kian in Argentina Class

Learning Power Awards

These are the awards we present to the pupils when they have demonstrated one of our four learning skills: Resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness & resourcefulness.

Maria and Shivanshi in Jamaica, Taruni in Mexico and Tommy, Cattleya and Sky in Australia receive certificates for reciprocity and Kimarni in Brazil for reflectiveness. Well done to Freddie in Palau, Daumantas in Mexico and Riley in Australia who receive certificates for resilience and Giovanna in Mexico who has shown that she can be very resourceful in school.

Star Writers

These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer; Tommy in Jamaica, Alannah in St Lucia, Renesmee in Barbados, Linh in Australia, Valentino in New Zealand, Bentley in Palau, Lukas in Egypt, Andy in Kenya, Vansh in Madagascar, Folasade in Scotland, Ben in Wales, Sebas in N.Ireland, Dan in Germany, Hope in Italy, Charlotte in Greece Class, Teddy in U.S.A, Ronnie Williamson in Mexico, Julie- Rose in Canada, Alfie in Brazil class, Hektor in Argentina Class and Sophie A in Chile Class.
Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

Tracker Awards

Congratulations to the latest pupils who have achieved their Bronze awards: Millie and Sumad in Palau

Silver Tracker certificates are awarded to Rianne in Egypt and Daniel in N.Ireland Well done to them!

Louie in Madagascar and Charlie and Lukas in Egypt receive Gold Tracker certificates in recognition of the fantastic effort they have made in learning.

A massive well done to Kevin and Charlotte in Egypt who receive Diamond Tracker certificates.

Certificate of Presentation

Well done to Carter in Kenya, Mohammad, Majus and Daniel in Jamaica, Rio in Palau, Arya and Rae-Louise in New Zealand, Jolin in N.Ireland, Shay in N.Ireland, Alexandra in Mexico, Jason in Germany and Lola St in Australia who have presented their work beautifully; They have shown pride in their work and taken care with their handwriting and number formation.

Reading Awards

The following pupil has read 10 books and receives a bookmark for his efforts,Ty in Jamaica

Leona, Joey and Lileerae in Madagascar, Tilly in Jamaica, Daniel, Amaliah,Kaden and Amen in Barbados, Katherine in Palau, Jake, Thereisa and Dianna in Egypt, Vanesa in Germany and Ellie, Maison and Lexie in Italy class have achieved bronze reading awards for reading 25 books.

Silver Reader awards go to Daniel G in Madagascar, Cristian in Barbados, Summer, Arjya and Chloe in New Zealand, Alexandru and Amelia in Germany and Tommy in Australia who have read 50 books. They each receive a silver certificate and a £5 book token for their efforts.

Dami and Yanis in Madagascar and Tristan in New Zealand have read 75 books and they get a book of their choice for their fantastic effort.

A massive well done to this week’s gold readers, Kajus in Madagascar and Donald in Canada who have read 100 books and receive a gold certificate and a trophy for their efforts.

Nursery have fun on the farm

As part of our work this week on farm animals the Nursery children went to visit the farm.They loved looking at the animals and learning more about them.
In the afternoon the farmer came along to sheer the sheep so the children got to see the sheep having a haircut.A fantastic time was had by all.

Reception Star Writers

Well done to this week's star writers who are working hard on their letter formation and producing some lovely independent writing:
Barbados - Renesmee
Jamaica - Tommy
St Lucia - Alannah

Weekly Newsletter-24th May 2019

Dear Parents,
We come to the end of what has been a very short but very busy half term. Thankfully all SATs are now finished and we just have to await the results!

Our year 3, 4 and reception children have been on visits this week and I am pleased to say we have had positive comments from the places visited and from members of the public about their exemplary behaviour. This morning all pupils thoroughly enjoyed what was a spectacular display by the 3SIXTY stunt team.

I would like to extend our congratulations and very best wishes to Miss Winters who is getting married next week. Let’s hope the sun shines for her! When she returns she’ll be known as Mrs Hillyear.

Diary Dates
Monday 3rd June-INSET DAY- Teacher training/school closed for pupils
Tuesday 4th June-Our new ARP is opening
Wednesday 5th June-Year 5 pupils travel to Mersea for their residential trip. In the afternoon some of our Year 3 pupils will be attending a Forest School session
Thursday 6th June-The Metro bank are in to work with our year 6 pupils
Friday 7th June- Our Year 5 pupils return from their residential trip


Monday 27th May-Friday 31st May Half term-School Closed

Monday 3rd June-INSET DAY -School closed

Tuesday 4th June-Pupils come back to school

Wednesday 5th June-Friday 7th June-Y5 Mersea Residential

Monday 1st July 9:15-12:00 Year 5/6 Sports Day 13:30-15:00 Year 2 Sports Day (Weather permitting)

Tuesday 2nd July 9:15-12:00 Year 3/4 Sports Day 13:30-15;00 Year 1 Sports Day (Weather permitting)

Thursday 4th July 13:30-15:00 Reception Sports Day

Saturday 6th July LFPA Summer Fete

Friday 19th July Last Day of summer term

Wednesday 4th September
Friday 3rd April
Monday 20th July
Tuesday 21st July
Wednesday 22nd July

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 3rd June is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.

Attendance Update
Well done to Argentina class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 98.7% . Greece had the highest attendance in LKS2 and Palau in KS1 both at an impressive 99.3%. Well done to them! I am pleased to say the overall attendance has improved as well and stands at 95.4%. Well done everyone -Let’s try and keep this up!

I hope you have a fantastic week and that the sun shines. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school bright and early on Tuesday 4th June.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Smith

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Don`t forget teddies you have a picnic to go to Tomorrow!!!!

We hope you are resting up today teddies because Tomorrow(Friday) is the day that all the teddy bears have their picnic.We cannot wait to see the children coming into Nursery with their bears ready to have fun and food.
We look forward to seeing you Tomorrow.
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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

St Lucia Class go wild!

What a fun-packed day out we had at Paradise Wildlife Park! Thank you for sending in the children so promptly in the morning, it meant that we could leave in good time and had lots of time to explore the park.

The weather stayed dry for us, and the children were so sensible and well-behaved. We met all sorts of animals, including a huge python and some adorable marmosets (which Charlotte F managed to name the next day, very impressively!) The penguins and meerkats were a big hit, although Jacob told us to watch out for the alpacas 'in case they spit!'

Just a few of the animals that we encountered.
After meeting the animals we stopped for lunch in the picnic area, before moving on to the dinosaur exhibit!
The children were fascinated by the animatronic dinosaurs, particularly the gigantic T-Rex and the Dilophosaurus (which roared and spat water at them, to their delight!) When we couldn't see the name labels Gracie was sure to inform everyone of what the dinosaur was called, pointing out the Pteranodon and the Oviraptor.  The children then had a go at excavating their own fossils, before getting ready for the trip home.
Finally we took the bus back to school - as you can see, they had a very busy day! I'm sure it will inspire some lovely writing and discussion about all that they saw. 
A few of our sleeping beauties on the way home!

A fun-filled day for Jamaica class!

A very excited Jamaica class boarded the coach bound for Paradise Wildlife Park yesterday morning. I’m happy to say that all children brought their listening ears and their kind manners as they greeted other visitors to the park.

We followed a trail around the park to see a whole host of animals. Majus was amazed by the enormous camels “It’s a camel – it’s huge!” while Luke enjoyed watching the penguins “3 penguins swimming!”

Walking around the park was hungry work so we stopped off for lunch in our own picnic area – yum! Once finished, the children spent some time spotting minibeasts! “I found a minibeast – I think it’s a spider” said Ty.

The next part of our day took us to the dinosaur enclosure, the children were thrilled to see the dinosaurs move and growl, and they showed off their amazing dinosaur knowledge. “That one’s the apatosaurus” explained Layla, “I see the stegosaurus!” said David. Janisha even spotted some dinosaur eggs – “there are dinosaur eggs, they’re hatching”.

But not everyone was fooled as Tommy pointed out “the skin looks real and they sound real, but they’re just robots”...spoiler alert!

Finally, the children had the chance for some fun in the play area before heading home - some more tired than others!

A great big well done to all the children who made our trip to Paradise Wildlife Park such an enjoyable one! And many thanks to all parents who have made their contributions via sQuid. 
A little reminder that there is still time to make your £10 contribution.​

Monday, 20 May 2019

Barbados class have fun on their trip!!

WOW, what a fantastic day for a trip to Paradise Wildlife Park. We had lots of excited children this morning as we set off on our short journey. We began our day by exploring some of the animals inhabiting the park, “Oh they are so cute (the penguins) said Amber , “I can’t wait to see the leopards” said Samuel.


We then took a pit stop tucking into our scrumptious sandwiches, fuelling before our next exploration. 

After lunch we had time to explore the play area, which proved a big hit with all of the children. The fire engine proved very popular with lots of children showing off their driving skills.

Our final stop of the day was the ‘World of Dinosaurs’. The children were in awe as we walked around coming face to face with a Triceratops, T-Rex and Stegosaurus to name a few. “There not scary” said Amaliah, “The dinosaurs are amazing, look there's an egg hatching” said Honey.

The children were all so well behaved and I think it’s safe to say they all had a great day! Marvellous even asked "are we going on another trip tomorrow?". Although it did get a bit too much for some……………

 Thank you to all those parents who have made their contributions via sQUid. Just a little reminder that there is still time to make your £10 contribution.

Year 6 Parents

Dear Parent/ Carer, 

Tomorrow we have 'The Admissions and Inclusions Team' from Havering, coming into school, to speak to our year six about keeping safe as part of our PHSE lessons.

The 'Ben Kinsella Trust' works on promoting safety for younger children. This will include workshops identifying strategies on how to stay safe when out with friends and identifying possible risks. 

If you have any queries or would not like your child to take part in the workshop then please speak to the class teacher.

Many thanks,

The year six team

Well done Year 2!

A huge well done to year 2 who have worked so hard over the last two weeks. We are all so proud of you all.
As a reward we will be having a party on Wednesday afternoon.

Year 2 Star Writers

Well done to this week's winners:

Alex in Kenya

Lileerae in Madagascar

Year Six Parents

Tomorrow we have ‘The Admissions and Inclusions Team’ from Havering, coming into school, to speak to our year six about keeping safe as part of our PHSE lessons.

The ‘Ben Kinsella Trust’ works on prompting safety for younger children. This will include workshops identifying strategies on how to stay safe when out with friends and identifying possible risks.

If you have any queries or would not like you child to take part in this workshop then please speak to the class teacher.

Many Thanks,

The Year Six Team

Walk to School Week 2019

Join the fun as we take part in Living Streets Five Day Walking Challenge (20th May- 25th May). We want to encourage as many children, parents and staff to walk to school.  Walking to school is one way of ensuring we are getting enough exercise. It  can also help make our streets safer and easier for children to walk to school everyday of the year. How many of you are up to the challenge?

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Nursery Newsletter Summer 1 Week 4

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We hope you are having a wonderful weekend .We look forward to welcoming our children back to school Tomorrow for another fun week at Nursery.

We had such a lovely time hunting for the Gruffalo this week.We hope you like the photos at the bottom.The children really did rise to the challenge and used good ideas to help find the Gruffalo.

Image result for farm animalsThis week we will be continuing to think about farm animals and of course visiting our lovely Mead farm.

Thank you to everybody who bought books from the book sale.We really appreciate you supporting this cause and helping to make some extra funds for Nursery equipment.

Please remember that the children are not in Nursery on Thursday due to polling day.Apologies for this.

.Please remember to call the office if your child is unwell this saves office staff a lot of time in making phone calls home.

Important dates:
Thursday 23rd May-Nursery close for voting at the European elections
Friday 24th May-Nursery closes for half term
Monday 3rd June-Staff Training Day
Tuesday 4th June-School reopens for Summer Term 2.
Wednesday 26th June-6p.m  Moving into Reception meeting
Tuesday16th July-Nursery Graduation(More details to follow)
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Please note that the final day of the summer term will be on Friday 19th July, 2019.
INSET Dates and Polling day for 2018-19

If you would like to contact a member of staff please email on

Please Note that the school will now be used for voting for European elections on Thursday 23rd May meaning there will be no Nursery on this day
Sorry for the late notice for this, this is due to the fact that BREXIT is still hasn't  yet been sorted.

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Some of our photos from our Gruffalo hunt and water play.