Friday, 4 December 2020

Weekly Newsletter 04-12-2020

Dear Parents

Sadly we had to close our year 2 bubble down this week as we had the report of a positive Covid case within the year group. Staff are working hard and the children are able to access learning remotely through a number of platforms including Class Dojo, Mathletics and Bug Club- so hopefully they are able to keep up with their learning. We are very much looking forward to welcoming them back on Monday 14th December.

Christmas dates
Friday 11th December -Christmas Jumper Day
Wednesday 16th December-Christmas dinner day

Week beginning 14th December-christmas parties-Staff will advise you of dates closer to the time
Christmas concerts will be available to watch on Google classroom, Class Dojo, Mead Youtube channel and on the Mead Facebook page on the following dates:

Nursery-Thursday 10th December
Reception-Friday 11th December
Year 1- Wednesday 9th December
Year 2-To be confirmed on their return
Year 3-Wednesday 16th December
Year 4-Friday 11th December
Year 5-Friday 11th December
Year 6- Friday 11th December

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning Monday 7th December is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.25. The menu can be accessed here (it says infant school but is the menu for both infants and juniors).

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.

Diary Dates
Term Dates 2020-21
Autumn Term
We break up on Friday 18th December

Spring Term
Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February
Monday 22nd February - Thursday 1st April

Summer Term
Monday 19th April - Friday 28th May
Monday 7th June - Friday 23rd July

INSET Days 2020-2021




Thursday 3rd September 

Friday 4th  September  

Monday 22nd February



Friday 28th May

Friday 23rd July

Attendance Update

Year 5&6

Year 3&4


Germany 95.8%





Well done to Argentina class who had the highest attendance in Y5&6 and overall at 98.3% . Germany had the highest attendance in LKS2 at 95.8% and Australia had the highest attendance in KS1 at 98.1%. Well done to them!. The overall attendance was disappointing at only 93% which is well below our target!.

Star Writers:
These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer; Visha in Australia, Nuhaa in Palau, Izabela in New Zealand, Zelda in Barbados, Mahir in Jamaica, Kelsie in Antigua, Jason in Chile, Summer in Wales, Ava P in Italy, Lola St in Northern Ireland class, Akhila in St Lucia, George in Scotland, Ruby in Argentina, Matevjs in USA, Abigail in Brazil, Demi in Mexico, Stephen in Greece, Ronnie in Germany and Sade in Canada. 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.
Ronnie and Yazmina in Germany, Sophia and Sumad in Scotland and Isabel, Leah & Nina receive a certificate for reciprocity-Well done to them!

Tracker Awards:
A massive well done to Sofia in Wales who receives a Diamond Tracker certificate in recognition of the fantastic effort she has made in learning.

Certificate of Presentation:
Well done to Lorena in Australia, Emma in Palau, Sidiq in New Zealand, Oghomwen and David in Wales, Michelle in Northern Ireland, Olivia in Scotland and Reuben, Gabriel and Logan in Canada. 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, Ordrey, Deimantas and Adam in Italy class, Ayaan, Ella and Yoyinsola in Antigua, Milli in Scotland, Demi in Mexico, Matevjs and Zahi and Ben in USA.

Charlie, Faith, Ruby in Barbados, Ella in Antigua, Jacob and Bella-Leigh in Wales, Filip, Katie, Layla-Mai and Michael in Italy class, Avyukt, Lyra and Isla in Australia class, Millie in St Lucia and James in Scotland have achieved bronze reading awards for reading 25 books.

Silver Reader awards go to Dora and Donovan in New Zealand, Jessica in Jamaica, Taha in Palau, Camelia, Tyler, Elwin in Barbados, Sethika and Manha in Antigua, Katie in Italy class and Damira and Leya in Australia class who have read 50 books. They each receive a silver certificate and a £5 book token for their efforts.

Sebastian in Barbados and Ria in New Zealand have read 75 books and they get a book of their choice for their fantastic effort.

Congratulations to Victoria in Antigua who has read 150 books and receives a platinum certificate and silver trophy for her amazing effort.

Mathletics Award
The following children have been award a Bronze certificate for achieving 1000 points by completing their Mathletic challenges; Esther, Poppy, Natalia, Samhita, Damira, Grace, Amelia, Hollie-Rai, Avyukt, Aum, Shay and Leya in Australia, Amy, Darius, Lexi, Ria, Izabela, Sandra, Ignacy, Dora, Zuzanna and Ella in New Zealand, Arsalaan, Moksha, Nuhaa, Emma, Karl, Mia and Taha, in Palau,Arjya, Sofia, Jokubas, Bella-Leigh, Tehzeeb, Oghomwen, Maya and Jacob in Wales, Jason,Chloe, Irina, Vlad and Reggie in Chile, Deimantas, Alex, Manvik, Carter and Harry in Italy class, David, Haydar and Michael N in Northern Ireland, Zachary, Alexis, Eva, Sienna, Katherine, Dev, Sophia, Olivia, Nisa, Maximilian, and Bogdan in Scotland, Emilie, Mia, Nia, Mahroosh, and Leah in Brazil, Pavel, Rebekah, Wajeeha and Joshua K in Argentina, Ben, Emily, Lenny, Rehan and Zahi in USA and Andriana, Olivia, Austeja and Reuben in Canada.

These children have been awarded a silver certificate for achieving 5 Bronze certificates in Mathletics; Damira, Aum and Leya in Australia class, Ria in New Zealand, Taha and Moksha in Palau, Oghomwen in Wales, Irina and Vlad in Chile, Deimantas and Harry in Italy class, Zachary, Alexis, Eva, Sophia, Olivia and Maximilian in Scotland, Emilie and Leah and Nia in Brazil and Lenny in USA

Zachary in Scotland class has been awarded a gold certificate for 20 consistent weeks of work;

The winning class in KS2 this week was Scotland

Fact Hunter Award
In recognition of their insatiable appetite for knowledge and ability to sniff out amazing facts the following children have been awarded certificates;

I have made my teacher happy/WOW Award



Lyra, Esther, Andrey, Damira, Poppy, Leya, Shay, Ralph and Lily in Australia.

Ralph and Lenny in Australia

For moving up a book band.

For excellent effort in RWI

Isla in Australia

For learning a line in the Christmas play a day before the performance

Poppy, Zuzanna, Darius, Ella, Domas and Donovan in New Zealand

For moving up a book band

Sidrah in New Zealand

For having a wonderful first few days at Mead

Ignacy in New Zealand

For being a brilliant Bossy King in the Christmas play 

Connie, Francesca  and Nathanuel in Italy

For moving up a book band 

Harry and Michael in Italy

For completing lots of homework 

Michael N

For moving up a book band

Nuhaa and Taha in Palau

For moving up a book band

Rayan in Antigua

For reading 75 books

Dinuki and Rehan in USA

For lunchtime awards

Charlie, Nicole, Kevin, Riddhi, Sofia and Nazmie in Germany 

For completing lots of homework 

E for Excellence Winners:

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.









St Lucia

Olivia H



New Zealand

The whole class




The whole class




The whole class




Everyone completing work at home









N. Ireland





Joshua K







Have a fabulous weekend.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs L Smith