Friday, 10 May 2019

Weekly Newsletter -10th May 2019

Dear Parents,
Next week between Monday 13th May-Thursday 16th May our year 6 pupils will be taking their SATs tests. They are invited into school for a free breakfast and an opportunity to relax with their peers from 7:45am onwards on these days as we want to make the test as stress free as possible.

The year 2 team are planning to start the year 2 SATs tests next week as well-so everyone is going to be very busy Teachers across both year groups assure me the children are well prepared-so good luck to everyone-I know they will all try their very best.

GDPR-Have you returned the form?
The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May this year.
As you are no doubt aware, schools handle a large amount of personal data. This includes information on pupils, such as grades, medical information, images and much more. Data handling is already governed by existing DPA regulations, which ensure personal data is handled lawfully. However, the new GDPR has gone further and requires organisations to document how and why they process all personal data, and gives enhanced rights to the individual. For this reason it is essential GDPR forms are completed for every pupil attending Mead.

Diary Dates
Monday 13th May-Our school nurse is in school -Health checks for St. Lucia class

Wednesday 15th May-8:30-9:00 School nurse drop in session. In the afternoon some of our year 3 pupils will be attending a Forest School session.

Thursday 16th May-CENSUS DAY- We are requesting that all EYFS/KS1 pupils request a school dinner today as our future funding is dependent on the uptake of school dinners-We are happy for parents to send in a packed lunch if they are concerned their child may not eat the school dinner -but this is a good opportunity for them to try.


Thursday 23rd May-SCHOOL CLOSED (as it is being used as a Polling Station)

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-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

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 13th May is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.

Veggie Run Competition

Attendance Update
Well done to Argentina class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 and overall with a perfect 100%, for which they’ve earned themselves a cupcake party. Italy and Germany in LKS2 and Australia and Palau in KS1 all tied for 2nd place with attendance of 96.7%. Well done to them! The overall attendance was disappointing at 94.2% still below our target!

Have a good weekend

Mrs L.Smith