Saturday, 30 November 2019

Nursery Newsletter Autumn 2 Week 6

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Welcome to our Nursery Newsletter. We hope you are having a lovely weekend.Don`t forget to start opening those advent calendars!

Christmas is well and truly underway. This week will be walking to the postbox in Gooshays to post our letters to Father Christmas. We will be taking extra staff in smaller groups so there will always be some children and adults in Nursery. If you would rather your child did not take part in this activity please let us know.
Image result for dear santa bookThis week our focus story will be 'Dear Santa' by Rod Cambell. The children will be wrapping boxes of different sizes and filling containers. We will also be making some stars to make the Nursery shine bright.

We will once again be letting the children have the opportunity to make their own snack.
We will also be practising with full gusto our songs for the Christmas concert and help with singing at home would be greatly appreciated.

We will also be putting out lists of names for Christmas cards. If your child would like to bring in some cards for their friends it always goes down very well.

Image result for bedtime storyWe now have a story box in the entrance area. Please feel free to take a book to share with your child as often as you wish. This is a lovely opportunity to share a love of reading with your child and promote a development of their language. Statistics show that reading with your child increases school readiness.

We will be selling books outside the Nursery after sessions this week. The books are reasonably priced and make good Christmas presents. Plus we get some new books for Nursery from the profits.

If you have any worries about toileting, feeding, sleeeping etc please feel to mention it to Nursery staff. We would like to call on health care professionals if you would like some support with an area of development.

If you have any Nursery clothes please send them back as we are running a little short of clothes and in particular socks.

Some of our parents have been asking us about applying for a Reception place.
Even though your child is attending Mead nursery you  must apply for a place through Havering Admissions. You must apply for a primary school place by 15 January.
Thank you to the parents who joined one of our school tours. It was lovely to see you.
Thank you to all those parents who have already completed their appication. Feel free to ask Nursery staff if you need support with this.

Could we ask our parents of the 30 hour children to make sure they have re validated their codes for January. Thank you.

Thank you so much to those parents that have been working on their child`s independance with putting their coat on. This is going so well, we really do appreciate your support.

We hope you have been able to find a family picture. We now have a few in but would really like more. Please send these in and we will display these in our home corner. This is a really nice way of maintaining the connection between home and school.

.INSET Dates and Polling day for 2019-20

Please note that there will now be a general election on Thursday 12th  December. School will be closed to all pupils on this day.

Friday, 29 November 2019

Star Writers

These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer; Lily in Jamaica, Mia in Barbados, Domas in St Lucia, Helena in Germany, Kajus in Northern Ireland, Charlotte G in Australia, Honey in Palau, Julia in Italy, Alfie in Kenya class, Ema in Scotland, Remi in Wales, Hope in U.S.A, Emily in Greece, Kristupas in Mexico,Scarlett in Canada, Max in Egypt. Summer in Madagascar, Merkhima in New Zealand, Ruby in Chile, Eemani in Brazil and Crystal in Argentina. Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

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.
Ajus in U.S.A receives a certificate for reciprocity and Aaliyah in Germany, Nisa in Egypt and Wadi in Scotland for reflectiveness. Well done to Jasmine in U.S.A, Andriana in Germany and Jamie in Argentina who receive certificates for resilience and Gabriela in Germany, Carter in Scotland and Haydar in Kenya who have shown they can be very resourceful in school.

Tracker Awards

Silver Tracker certificates are awarded to Valentino and Charleigh in Madagascar. Well done to them!

Lexi in Wales and Bella in Madagascar receive Gold Tracker certificates in recognition of the fantastic effort they have made in learning.

Certificate of Presentation

Well done to Angelo in Barbados, Aum and Amelia in Jamaica, Mya in Germany, Leo in Kenya, Isabel and Millie from Australia, Caleb in U.S.A, Megan in Scotland, Afsheen in Argentina, David and Zachary in Egypt and Oghomwen in Madagascar class 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 have read 10 books and receive a bookmark for their efforts, Visha, Aum, Hollie, Lenny and Leya in Jamaica, Emma, Zion and Charley in Barbados, Sadie and Millie in Australia, Eduard and Abina in Palau, Lottie, Bentley, Lara, Millie, Ivan and Sulejman in Italy, Sienna, Dennis and Aiden in Egypt, Jake and Yazmine in Wales, Frankie and Sophie in Scotland, Brenden in Madagascar and Izabela. Coby, Daniel and Ella in St Lucia.

Samir and Leya in Jamaica, Nuhaa and Karl in Barbados, Ignacy in St Lucia, Ezekiel and Cristian in Palau, Sophia and Eva-Rae in Egypt, Sky and Luka from Kenya class, Jared and Arjya in Madagascar and Daniel. R in New Zealand have achieved bronze reading awards for reading 25 books.

Silver Reader awards go to Leya in Jamaica and Keeley in New Zealand who have read 50 books. They each receive a silver certificate and a £5 book token for their efforts.

WOW Award

I have made my teacher happy:
Nuhaa, Kajus and D’arcy in Barbados class -For their additional learning at home
Poppy, Leya, Lyra, Isla, Aisha, Scarlett in Jamaica class -For practising letter formation at home
Visha, Shay, Poppy and Aisha in Jamaica class -For progress in reading
Elena and Aamir in Kenya- For completing the Bingo homework
Alannah, Charlotte F, Mickey-Ray, Maathumai, Joshua, Hazel in Australia -For moving up a book band
Ellie in U.S.A -For home learning work on Buckingham Palace and The Solar System.
Beau and Lexi in U.S.A -For receiving lunchtime Awards
Daisy, Rianne, Thereisa, Tommy C, Ella, Kajus, Jake and Nicole in Wales -For moving up a book band
Millie in Egypt -For completing Bingo Homework
Freddie and Bentley in Egypt -For moving up a book band.
Afnan in Germany -For completing work at home.
Sade in Germany -For mastering her 12x tables.
Olivia in Germany -For swimming 1 length
Jessie- Leigh in Mexico -For a fantastic piece of home learning on space.
Marley in Mexico -For a fantastic piece of home learning on space.
Alishba in Italy -For becoming a free reader.
Todor, Ella, Maria, Francesca in New Zealand -For moving up a book band
Merkhima and Majus in New Zealand -For completing extra work
Antony in Palau -For moving up a bookband
Kelis in U.S.A -For a fantastic piece of emotive writing.
Shay and Daniel in Italy Class -For completing work at home
Austeja in Germany -For completing work at home

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.
Barbados -Brooke
Wales -Lukas
Jamaica -Constantine
Scotland -Katie
St Lucia -Poppy
Germany -Akunna
New Zealand -Alice
Greece -Kali
Australia -Maryam
Italy -Dollie-Mae
Palau -Renesmee
U.S.A -Kai
Madagascar -Neve
Canada -Kamauri
Egypt -Lara
Mexico -Vanesa
Kenya -Michael T
Chile -Jessica
N. Ireland -Olivia-Rose
Brazil -Amy-Leigh
Argentina -Ryan
Malta -Julianna

Year 3 Star Writers

 This weeks star writers are;
 Remi in Wales. 
Kajus in Northern Ireland. 
Ema in Scotland. 

Weekly Newsletter-29th November 2019

Dear Parents,
Time seems to be flying by and Christmas preparations are well on their way in school. I can hear the children rehearsing from my room, the singing is beautiful and we are looking forward to sharing our performances with you.

We are aware that one of our families is having a very hard time. All the children have come through Mead, the youngest is still here, and mum is very poorly and in need of a specialised operation. We have witnessed in the past how supportive the local community is and therefore have decided to collect donations on Christmas jumper day (Friday 13th December) and at our Christmas events to support the family.

Diary Dates
Monday 2nd December -Wales class are visiting the local library today and Mexico class will be spending the afternoon at The Queen’s Theatre. Some of our nursery children will be going to the post box and Year 6 pupils will spend the afternoon on the Mead Farm. Our choir will be singing at the Christmas Lights Switch on at Hilldene shopping centre after school.
Tuesday 3rd December-Some year 4 pupils will be attending a Public Speaking workshop at Mead while some more of our nursery children will be going to a post box. Today it’s year 5’s turn to spend the afternoon on the farm. Parents/carers of our year 3 pupils are invited into school between 14:00 and 15:00 for their showcase. After school our netball team will be taking on a team from Broadford-Good luck Guys!
Wednesday 4th December-Some of our pupils will be going with Miss Calitz to take part in a bowling competition and Scotland and N. Ireland classes will be visiting the local library. Year 3 pupils will be visiting the Mead farm this afternoon. Parents/carers of our year 4 pupils are invited into school between 14:00 and 15:00 for their showcase.
Thursday 5th December-We are holding a coffee morning for parents of our SEN pupils between 9:00 and 10:00 this morning and parents/carers of our year 6 pupils are invited into school between 14:00 and 15:00 for their showcase
Friday 6th December- Reception parents/carers are invited into school for a stay and play session between 8:30 and 9:00. Two of our year 4 classes will be attending Public Speaking workshops in school.


Friday 29th November -Year 2 Showcase

Tuesday 3rd December-Year 3 Showcase

Wednesday 4th December -Year 4 Showcase

Thursday 5th December -Year 6 Showcase

Planned Christmas events for the end of term:

Monday 9th December 2:15pm Reception Christmas production

Tuesday 10th December 9:30-Reception Christmas production 10:30 Nursery Xmas production

2:15- KS1 Christmas production

Wednesday 11th December 9:30-KSI Christmas production 2:15-YRS 3/4 Christmas production

Thursday 12th December- POLLING DAY-SCHOOL CLOSED

Friday 13th December 9:30-YRS 5/6YRS Christmas production-CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

Monday 16th December 9:30-YRS 3/4 Christmas production 2:15- YRS 5/6 Christmas production

Week beginning Monday 16th December -Christmas party week

Wednesday 18th December Christmas dinner day

Thursday 19th December- 2:30 pm Carols in the playground

INSET Dates for 2019-20
Please note the school closure dates for this academic year.
INSET day 1- 4th September
INSET day 2- 3rd April
INSET day 3- 20th July
INSET day 4-21st July
INSET day 5- 22nd July

Please note that the final day of the summer term for pupils will be on Friday 17th July, 2020.

Term Dates 2019-20

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 2nd December is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25.
Please be reminded to top up your child’s catering account as we cannot provide dinners for pupils whose accounts exceed a debt of £10.
Havering catering Service now provide a breakfast club for Mead pupils. For £1.50 your child can have a bacon or sausage sandwich or beans on toast with cereal or toast or fresh fruit or yoghurt plus a drink.
We will also have speciality days when other items such as pancakes and muffins will be available.
In order for you to book a place you will need to deposit the money in advance in your Squid account.

Please do not send your child to school to attend breakfast club if there are no funds in your account as they will not be admitted.

Attendance Update
Well done to Mexico class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 at 96.2% . Wales had the highest attendance in LKS2 at 96.4% and Egypt had the highest attendance in KS1 and overall at 97.7% . Well done to them! The overall attendance was slightly down on last week but still an improvement on previous weeks at 95.3%.

Have a good weekend

Yours Sincerely

Mrs L. Smith

Year 6 Spellings

Here are the Year 6 spellings for this week. The children will be tested on these on Friday 6th December.








Thursday, 28 November 2019

Reception Nativity

Reception Parents/Carers

A little reminder of our Christmas play dates:

Monday 9th December - 2.15pm
Tuesday 10th December - 9.30am

Last week some of your children would have brought home a note asking for black clothes:
Boys - black top and they can wear their black school trousers
Girls - black leggings/trousers and a black top.

 Preferably we would like a plain black top. 

Please bring these clothes in a named plastic bag TOMORROW (6th DECEMBER).

If your child has a speaking part in our play, they would have brought home a slip of paper. We kindly ask for you to help them practise their words in preparation for our performance.

If you would like to invite grandparents or other family members to attend, we kindly ask that you attend one performance and they attend on the other day. This will ensure your child has someone watching their performance across both days and will help in reducing overcrowding in the hall.

Many thanks

Reception Team

Year 1 Star Writers

Year 1 Star Writers

Last week, Year 1 wrote a character description about the giant from the story, 'The Smartest Giant in Town'. Children were asked to think about what describing words they could include into their piece of writing whilst remembering their capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

This weeks Year 1 Star Writers are:

Honey from Palau

Merkhima from New Zealand

Charlotte G from Australia

Well done Year 1!

Fun on the farm for year 2 !

On Monday year 2 visited the farm and enjoyed some festive fun.  They had hot chocolate before exploring the farm and visiting the animals.  Fun was had by all despite the bad weather.

'We are so lucky we have a farm at school' said some of the children.

Reminder Year 2 Showcase

Just a reminder year 2 have a showcase at 2 o'clock this Friday the 29th November.
We would like you to come along and work with your child in our self-led learning environment.
You can help them complete their jobs and see how they learn.
Hope to see you then.

Y3 Library Trips Next Week

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Children in Year 3 will be visiting Harold Hill Library next week. We hope this will be a great opportunity for the children to explore and read some of the different books the library offers. The children will take part in an alphabet session, where they are shown how to find fiction and non-fiction books in the children’s section, before selecting a book which they can bring back to school.

We will be walking from the school to the library and back. The 3 classes will all be attending at different times:

Monday 2nd December 2019:Wales Class: 10 - 11am

Wednesday 4th December 2019:Scotland Class: 9.30-10.30am
Northern Ireland Class: 10.30-11.30am

Please see your child’s class teacher if there are any problems.

Yours sincerely,

Year 3 Team

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Reception Request

During our work on the story of the nativity, the children in Reception will be encouraged to reflect on their previous experiences of new babies, giving and receiving gifts and thinking about how they celebrate their own birthdays.

To support the children's meaningful discussion around this topic, we are asking if parents/carers could kindly send in any photographs of children celebrating birthdays or any other special event by Monday 2nd December.

Many thanks,
The Reception team

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Year 2 Maths Challenge

Maths Challenge
Odd and Even

Here are 3 digits:

3  6  8 

Using all three digits can you find the:

Lowest odd number,
Lowest even number,
Highest odd number,
Highest even number?

Year 2 Star Writers

Isabella in Madagascar.

Ines in Kenya.

Freddie in Egypt.

Year One have fun on the farm!

The year one children enjoyed an afternoon of festive fun down on Mead Farm today.  They were treated to a delicious hot chocolate to warm them up before exploring the farm and meeting the animals.  They had a wonderful time.
"I wish we could've stayed there longer!" exclaimed Benjamin.
"I love the goats best" said Alannah.

Nursery visit the farm

Nursery have fun visiting the farm

Our Nursery children had a wonderful time visiting the farm today.They loved looking at the animals and were delighted to have a biscuit and a drink of hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows .Afterwards they danced along to the Christmas music and even the grey rainy day could not dampen any ones spirits. Thank you to the farm staff and volunteers who made it possible.