Friday, 22 October 2021

Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at Mead Primary School - Italy class

Friday 22nd October 2021

Dear Parents and Carers in Italy,

Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at Mead Primary School

Today, we have been notified that a member of staff in Italy has tested positive for COVID-19. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child.

Changes in guidance for schools now mean that children can remain in school but all contacts are strongly advised to get a PCR test as soon as possible. Children and staff should remain in school until
the results of the PCR test have been received. Please inform school as soon as possible if the PCR test
result is positive.

If your child has or develops a cough, runny nose or any other symptoms, you are strongly advised to get them tested. Please inform the school immediately if your child tests positive.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

● Remain at home

● Take a PCR test

● Contact the school immediately

Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19,or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and any of the following apply:

● they are fully vaccinated

● they are below the age of 18 years and 6 months

● they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial

● they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons


The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

● new continuous cough and/or

● high temperature

● a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice online at Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or by phoning NHS 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with


● wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

● use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

● wash your hands as soon as you get home

● cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or


● put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

Testing centres in Havering -

Thank you for your continued support to help protect our school community and stay safe. If you require any additional support or guidance, please do get in touch.

Yours sincerely,

Ms A Holmes

Head of School

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Mexico class get slimy!

 Mexico Class Get Slimy!

Mexico class made puffy slime today as a reward for their fantastic attendance last week. We mixed together PVA, water, bicarbonate of soda, shaving foam, contact solution, food colouring and glitter! 

Music Lesson

This term in music children learned about steady beat, rhythm and duration. They played a rock game called 'Obwisana',clapped rhythmical patterns and composed their own patterns using musical notation.

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Year 3 - Forest School - Week 4

Today was all about birds. We started off by finding a nest and thinking about what it was made from - sticks, twigs, leaves and mud. We went bird watching with binoculars, made our own giant nests and decorated bird masks. The time flew and we made it back into class just in time for the eve of the day. See you after half term Year 3.

Well done Year 3!

Year Six

 A ​great display of work on division using known multiplication facts and from the Year 6 pupils today. Well done 👏👍 Ms Holmes

Year 4 Circus Skills Worskhop

 Year 4 Circus Skills Workshop

Today Year 4 took part in a Circus Skills Workshop.  This was to immerse themselves in the circus environment to help them with their writing related to our book "Leon and the Place Between".

They took part in five different activities including Diablos, Plate Spinning, Juggling, Stilts and Wheelies.

Year 3 - Black History Month Author Event

Today Year 3 had a fabulous opportunity to be part of a 'Black History Month Author Event' via Zoom.

Year 3 joined Vanessa Taylor - Number 1 best selling author and 'Peoples Book Prize 2021' winner on a Zoom session. They listened to parts of the story, joined in with discussion and asked Vanessa lots of questions about her book and life.

Vanessa's book 'Baller Boys' was released in May 2020 . Baller Boys is a great children’s read. It is not just about football; it is about children and their possibilities. Centered around the players in a grass roots football team, it follows the journey of two friends from trial day to selection, where only one of them makes the main team and the others do not and what happens when feelings of jealousy and belonging surface.

Baller Boys has been the no1 best-selling children’s book in the sports fiction category and has received many 5-star reviews about its authentic story lines, diverse characters and how it deals with many of the issues today our children face such as ADHD, wearing glasses, living with asthma.

Well done Year 3!

Greece class get slimy!

 Greece Class Get Slimy!

Greece class made puffy slime today as a reward for their fantastic attendance last week. We mixed together: PVA, water, bicarbonate of soda, shaving foam, contact solution, food colouring and glitter! The slime was a little bit runny but we still had lots of fun! 

Keep up the fantastic work with your attendance, Greece, to win more exciting rewards!

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

School Photographs - Thursday 21st October

Dear Parents and Carers,

School Photographs - Thursday 21st October

Carmel Jane Photography will be visiting our school on the 21st October, to take individual photographs.
Parents are requested to pre-register before the photography date above to enable access to your child’s
Pre-registration is required for every photo shoot.
Registration only takes a minute. Please visit and enter the following code:

You will then be asked to pre-register with your child's full school register name.

Once registered, as soon as the photos are available you will receive an automatic email notification to inform you that your child's photos are now ready to be viewed and can be purchased.
Should parents wish for sibling pictures, they should take their children to the KS2 hall from
8-00 to 8-45 or 3-15 until 4-00 on this day.

Yours sincerely,

Mr D Denchfield

Executive Headteacher, The Learning Federation

Y4 Mathletes!

 Y4 are working hard on Mathletics!

Well done to all of these pupils in year 4 who worked hard to achieve bronze, silver and gold certificates on Mathletics last week! Keep up the amazing work!

Bronze certificate winners!

David A, David, Sophie and Sienna won silver!

David and Sophia achieved gold!

Monday, 18 October 2021

Malta Stars of the Week

These are the last five Stars of the Week for Malta Class and Joseph's Golden Certificate for following the Mead creed.

Reminder for Parents Evening


Monday 18th October & Tuesday 19th October

Meeting Rooms

KS1 Hall - YR, Y1, Y2

KS2 Hall - Y3, Y4

Dining Hall - Y5, Y6

We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, 15 October 2021

Year 3 Star Writers!

Well done Hazel, Amen and Dempcee-Leigh in Year 3 for their fantastic writing in Literacy this week! All children have worked hard to apply their learning from the last few weeks to create exciting information texts about Southend. They have included fantastic technical vocabulary, adventurous adjectives, relative clause sentences and fronted adverbials.