Friday, 7 May 2021

Welcome to the Habbit Factory

The Habbit Factory have run after school sessions at Mead for many years and are now able to reopen their community workshops in the MySpace Centre and the Salvation Army hall in Petersfield Avenue.

Year 6 swimming

 Dear Parents / Carers,

RE: Year 6 Swimming Lessons. 

Swimming lessons for Year 6 will begin on Monday 10th May 2021.

Swimming lessons will be every Monday morning and we will be walking to the swimming pool.

Children need to bring a swimming costume (not a bikini) or trunks and a towel. A swimming hat will be provided to them by the school which they will need to bring with them every week. If your child loses their hat there will be a £1.00 charge for a new one. 

All children are required to attend swimming each week in Year 6 as this is part of the curriculum. Only under very special circumstances would we agree to a child not participating and in this instance we would expect a letter from the parent/carer with a valid reason.

Kind regards,

Mrs Keen 

Year 6 Lead 


 Year One have had another successful week!

Emma in Palau received a silver reading award for reading 25 books.

Well done to Ella, Daniel, Sidrah, Dora and Amber in New Zealand, Stanley in Palau and Poppy in Australia who all received WOW awards.

Kelvin in Palau, India in New Zealand and Aum in Australia received handwriting awards.

The Star Writer certificates were awarded to Natalia in Australia, William in New Zealand, and Ryan in Palau,

And finally, the E for Excellence certificates were awarded to Damira in Australia, Freddie in New Zealand, and Maryam in Palau.

Well done everybody, we are very proud of you all!

Year 3 Build Pyramids!

Year 3 Build Pyramids!

As part of our current topic on Ancient Egypt in year 3, this week we learnt all about pyramids! After learning about how and why they were built and what could be found inside the pyramids, we had a go at writing our own secret message in hieroglyphics:

Paige's (NI) secret message!

After this, we made our own pyramids! Firstly, we coloured our pyramid nets in. As we had discovered that pyramids were made of sand stone, we made sure to use appropriate colours:

Tommy and Junior (NI) colouring in their pyramids.

Next, we carefully cut around our pyramid net.

Seiar (NI) carefully cutting around his pyramid net.

After this, we folded and stuck our pyramids together:

Chanel and Sky (NI) putting their pyramids together.

Here are some examples of our finished pyramids!

L-R David, Sophia, Nisa, Max, Eleni and Dev (Scotland) with their finished pyramids.

L-R Sofia, Chloe, Arthur and Rose (Wales) with their pyramids.


Even though we had a short week at school, we still had lots of fantastic learning throughout the week. Congratulations to all of the Year 5 children that received certificates.

E for Excellence

Taylor (USA), Toby (Mexico) and Ayan (Canada)

Star Writer

Demi-Bleu (Mexico), Alexa, (USA) and Logan (Canada)

10 Books

Lenny (USA)

Star Reader Silver Award

Benjamin and Zahi (USA)

Gold Tracker Award

Macie (Mexico)

Reflectiveness Award

Jolin and Lena (Mexico)

Resilience Award

Julia (Mexico)

Bronze Mathletics Certificates
Daniela, Nicole and Sulejman (Mexico), Austeja, Brea, George, Andriana, and Olivia (Canada), Emily, Louisa, Lenny, Alexa, Zahi, Jack, Hayden, Riley and Matvejs (USA)

Silver Mathletics Certificates
Andriana and George (Canada), Zahi and Jack (USA)
Gold Matheletics Certificates
Zahi (USA)

Year 2 Awards

Well done to our year 2 certificate winners this week:

Well done to Eduard. Olivia and Vilte (Kenya) for achieving reading awards.

Well done Jack, Hazel and Joshua(Egypt) for achieving handwriting certificates.

Carter(Egypt) Amen and Cristian(Kenya) and Alexander(Madagascar) have amazed us with their writing this week.

Kaden and Honey(Kenya), Gracie(Egypt) and Luke(Madagascar) have excelled this week.

Janisha, Maria, Evelin(Madagascar) and Aayan and Amira(Kenya) have completed their trackers.

These children have wowed us this week. David(Kenya), Janisha, Kane, Majus and Todor(Madagascar)

We are so proud of you all!


Year 3 Star Writers


It has been another wonderful week of writing in year 3. We have now begun our work on our new topic of biographies in literacy, so keep an eye out over the next few weeks for some amazing examples. 

The winners for the Star Writer certificate this week are below;

Daniel in Scotland.

Michelle in Northern Ireland.

Oghomwen in Wales.

Italy Class Certificate Winners


A massive congratulations to this week's certificate winners in Italy Class:
Sophie (E for Excellence)
Francesca (Star Writer)
Albert (Presentation)
Katie (Reciprocity)
Layla (Reflectiveness)
Wadi (WOW award)
Harry (Resilience)

Well done, Everyone!

Greece Class Certificate Winners


Congratulations to Greece Class certificate winners:
Yanis ( E for Excellence)
Olivia-Rose (Star Writer)

Well done, guys!

Well done Joseph

Joseph is this week's winner of the E for Excellence certificate for Malta Class. Well done.

Not to be outdone my his sister, Thai has completed some fantastic maths learning today! Well done!


πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸΌ Mr Denchfield 

Maisie independently wrote numbers up to 50. Great work, well done!

πŸ‘πŸΌ Mr Denchfield 

Year 3 Certificate Winners

Well done to our Year 3 certificate winners this week!

E for Excellence Awards: Michael N (Northern Ireland), Dennis (Scotland), Evie (Wales).
Star Writer Awards: Daniel (Scotland), Michelle (Northern Ireland), Oghomwen (Wales).

WOW Awards: Arthur, Summer and David (Wales)
Reading Awards: Olivia (Scotland)

Mathletics Awards: 
Bronze Certificte: Zach, Olivia, (Scotland), Michael N (Northern Ireland), Jokubas, Victoria, Oghomwen (Wales).
Silver Certificate: (Scotland), Oghomwen (Wales) Michael N (Northern Ireland).
Gold Certificate: Oghomwen (Wales), Sophia (Scotland).

Presentation Awards: Dev (Scotland), Bobby (Wales).

Well done to all of year 3 for their fantastic efforts this week!

We are so proud of you all. Keep up the fantastic work :)

The Year 3 Team 

Arthur has scored a fantastic 9/10 in his spellings.


 Well done! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ»

Evie got 10/10 on her spellings for the second consecutive week!

πŸ‘πŸΌ Mr Denchfield

Weekly newsletter - 07/05/2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Below are some awards that we would like to share with you and some important information that you should be aware of.

Parent/Carer surveys

It is really important that we survey our children, parents and staff to have a better understanding of what you think we do well, and also how we may be able to improve. The pandemic has caused significant disruption to us all and as a school, we have not been able to provide many of the additional opportunities that we would like to. However, we would be grateful if you would take the time to complete the survey - It should take no more than 2-3 minutes and is open until Friday 21st May. Thank you! Google Parent/Carer Survey


Children who have been loaned a school Chromebook should bring them back to school on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday by May half-term. These were originally issued to support children through the enforced full school closure and bubble closures; I hope that the recent weeks of non-bubble closures are now here to stay. We will be able to use the additional Chromebooks in school to support the children with their learning.


Attendance for this week is 94.3%. Our attendance for this week was excellent until today, when only 86% of children came to school. Thank you to those who supported us during the disrupted week. Next week, we are open every day!

Star Writers

These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer. Well done to Aleeza (Jamaica) Amari (Antigua), Nubian (St Lucia), Ryan (Palau), Natalia (Australia), Daniel (Scotland), Alexa (USA), Ruby and Charlie (Barbados) Oghomwen (Wales) Carter and Maryam (Egypt) Francesca(Italy), Nina (Brazil), Kevin (Germany), Michelle (Northern Ireland), Crisitian and Amen (Kenya) Demi (Mexico), Logan (Canada), Olivia-Rose (Greece), Alex (Madagascar), Harrison (Chile) and Safiyya (Argentina). Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

Congratulations to these children who have demonstrated one of our four learning skills.

Learning Power



Harry (Italy), Charlotte (Germany) Julia and Kezrae (Mexico)


Katie (Italy)


Layla-Mai (Italy), Lena and Jolin (Mexico)


Carter (Italy)

Tracker Awards

Congratulations to the latest children who have achieved their Tracker Awards. We are very proud of their achievements!


Amira (Kenya) 


Aayan (Kenya) 

Evelin (Madagascar)


Macie (Mexico)

Janisha and Maria (Madagascar)

Certificate of Presentation
Well done to Kelvin (Palau), Aum (Australia), Dev (Scotland), Bobby (Wales), Joshua, Hazel and Jack (Egypt)and Albert (Italy) who have presented their work beautifully.

Reading Awards
Reading is one of the most important skills we can teach our children. We are very proud of the children below who have demonstrated a real commitment to their reading. Well done!

10 books read. 

They receive a bookmark.

Lenny (USA)

25 books read. 

They receive a Bronze Reading Award.

Levi (Egypt)

50 books read.

They receive a Silver Reading Award and a £5 book token.

Inaya (St Lucia)

Ben, Zahi (USA)

Ruby and Amirah (Barbados)

Emma (Palau)

Chase (Germany)

Eduard, Olivia and Vilte (Kenya) 

75 books read.

They receive a book of their choice.

Domas and Faith (Barbados)

100 books read. 

They receive a Gold Reading Award and a trophy.

Camelia (Barbados)

Maryam (Egypt)

Kajus (Germany)

150 books read. 

They receive a Platinum Certificate and a trophy. This is some achievement!

Emilia (Barbados)

200 books read.

They receive a trilogy or a set of 3 books.

Emilia (Barbados)

Mathletics Award

Yet more fantastic achievements, this time for Maths. Excellent work!

Bronze certificate

Olivia, Sophia, Zachary (Scotland), Aayan, Zakariya, Victoria and Sethika (Antigua), Milena, Olivia Ho, Domas, Zelda, Emilia, Ruby and Sebastian (Barbados),Jessica B, Nathan K, Saivithun and David (Jamaica), Callum, Justas, Olivia, Nibian and Akhila (St Lucia), Logan, Grace, Hollie-Rae, Aum and Natalia (Australia), Amelia, Izabela, Janvi, Dora, Zuzanna and Ella (New Zealand), Moksha, Nuhaa, Mia-Monroe and Taha (Palau), Theodora, Daniel K, Janisha, Layla and Daniel R (Madagascar), Saam, Samuel and Vilte (Kenya), Oghomwen, Jokubas and Victoria (Wales), David, Gabriel and Michael N (Northern Ireland)Saam, Kaden, Anna, Vilte and Samuel (Kenya), Afnan, Brea, George, Austeja, Andriana and Olivia (Canada) Sulejman, Daniella and Nicole (Mexico), Zahi, Jack, Alexa, Riley, Lenny, Hayden, Matvejs, Emily, Louisa (USA), Kajus (Greece)

Silver certificate

Sophia (Scotland), Manha (Antigua), Oguzcan and Lenny M (St Lucia), Constantine (Australia), Muhammad and Majus (Madagascar), Kaden and Anna (Kenya), Oghomwen (Wales), Gabriel and Michael N (Northern Ireland) Kaden and Anna (Kenya) Andriana and George (Canada), Zahi, Jack (USA)

Gold certificate

Sophia (Scotland), Matteo (Jamaica), Maryam (Egypt), Oghomwen (Wales) Zahi (USA)

WOW! Award



David T, Matteo, Nathan K, Sai and Stephanie (Jamaica)

Fantastic maths work.

Zofia (Barbados)

For her fantastic writing.

Stanley (Palau)

For moving up a reading level.

Poppy (Australia)

For moving up a reading level.


For working independently. 

Jasmine, Kevin and Riddhi

For working hard in Google Classroom.

David (Kenya) 

Amazing work in his maths this week. 

Majus, Todor, Kane and Janisha (Madagascar)

For moving up a book band. 

Summer, David and Arthur (Wales)

For moving up a book band.

Marley, Min, Yoyinsola, Kelsie, Ayaan, Sethika, Manha, Amari, Athena and Ruby (Antigua)

For moving up a book band.

Chase (Germany)

For homework. 

Ella, Daniel, Sidrah, Dora and Amber (New Zealand)

For moving up a book band. 

E for Excellence Winners
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Olivia and Ella







St Lucia








New Zealand
















Gracie and Jett




Kaden and Honey 



N. Ireland

Michael N





Key Information and dates

Squid login
Havering Catering Lunch Menu

Thursday 27th May Final day of the half term (normal hometime)

Monday 7th June Back to School

Thursday 22nd July Final day of the Summer Term (normal hometime)

Have a good weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Yours sincerely,

Mr D Denchfield
Executive Headteache