Friday, 22 October 2021


To conclude our superhero topic the children received a very special treat of a visit from Divergent Drama.  To begin the workshop we warmed up our bodies, faces and voices.  We played some fun superhero games such as the exaggerate game and also put lots of weird and wonderful ingredients in our superhero potion before giving it a big stir and tasting it and then discovering what superpower it gave us.  Finally we created our own story, acting out the different parts to help our hero save the day.  It was great fun!

Y4 Mathletics Certificates!

 Year 4 Mathletics Certificates

A big well done to these year 4 children who have earned their bronze, silver and gold certificates! Keep up your fantastic maths work!

Bronze certificates - Gabriel (Greece), Sophia (Italy), Paige (Greece), Max (Italy), Sofia (Germany), Jacob (Germany), Ivan (Greece), Michael N (Greece), David (Greece), Zachary (Italy), Zach (Germany), Olivia (Italy) and Bella (Germany)

Silver - Michael N (Greece), Bella (Germany) and Olivia (Italy)

Gold - Olivia (Italy)

Well done!

 Pupils in Greece class have completed their trackers!

Celebration Awards 22-10-21


Achievement Certificates

Well done to this week’s Achievement Certificate winners who are Nuhaa, Arsalaan, Ianis and Karl (Kenya), Poppy, Rubi (Madagascar), Arya, Lenny, Tilly, Rose (Germany), David and Tommy (Greece)

Malta’s Star of the Week

Many congratulations to Jackson who was awarded the certificate for following instructions.

Star Writer Certificates

These children have excelled with their writing this week. Well done to Ali (Mexico), Jacob (Scotland), Sebastian (Palau), Jesse (Malaysia), Afnan (India), Robert (Australia) Ianis (Kenya), Isla (Madagascar), Victoria (Germany), Inaya (New Zealand), Riley (Wales), Jacob (Egypt), Chanel (Greece), Harrison (Northern Ireland)Jaime (China), Destiny (Malaysia), Jovan(USA) Sethika (Fiji) Ronnie (Brazil)

Star Reader Certificates

These children have worked really hard on their reading this week. Well done to Kavi (Australia), Layla (Mexico), Deja (Palau), Kaycie-Jo (Scotland), Harry (India) Emma (Kenya), Lenny (Madagascar), Justas (New Zealand), Jared (Germany), Jett (Wales), Louisa (Malaysia) Lexi (Egypt), Roberto (Greece), Amaliah (Northern Ireland) Lilly (USA), Summer (China) Zakariya (Fiji) Dianna (Brazil)

Star Mathematician Certificates

These children have enjoyed a fantastic week with their maths. Well done to Stephanie (Australia), Andy (Mexico), Theodora (Scotland), Dennie (Palau) Ryan (Kenya), Sammy (Madagascar), Zachary (Germany), Henry (New Zealand), Diamond (Wales), Poppy (Egypt), Chajay (Malaysia), Tyler (Malaysia), Gabriel (Greece), Amira (Northern Ireland), Michael (USA) Ayaan (Fiji) Lexi (Brazil)

Mathletics Award

Bronze certificate

Sidrah, Amy, Izabela, Donovan, Ignacy, Janvi, Amber, Shayan and  Ella (Egypt), Milena, Olivia, Domas, Kamil, Zelda, Zofia, Emilia and Sebastian (Palau), Merkhima, Evelin, Daniel K, Majus and Daniel R (Scotland), Jessica, Nancy, David D, Nathan K, Nathan N, David T and Kavi (Australia) Andrew, Nuhaa, Emma, Noah, Izyan, Kajus, Mia and Taha (Kenya), Ralph, Leo, Avyukt, Leya, Shay (Madagascar), Jacob, Zachary, Bella-Leigh, Victoria, Sofia (Germany), Callum, Henry, Amelia D, Lenny L and Rayan (New Zealand), Harrison, Cristian, Elda, Aayan, Kaden, Vilte and Anna (Northern Ireland), Gabriel, Michael N, Ivan, Paige and David (Greece), Amin, Ashantaye, Anastasia, Vansh, Jason (USA)Skyla, Zymal, Jacob, Victoria and Manha (Fiji, Emily, Zahi, Melisa, Dinuki, Jessica and Ayan (Malaysia), Kai, Daniel, Milana and Nicole(China), Austeja and  Olivia (India) Chase, Charlie, Nicole (Brazil)

Silver certificate

Domas, India, Dora and Zuzanna (Egypt), Emilia and Zelda (Palau), Daniel K (Scotland), Nancy, David T and Kavi (Australia) Noah (Kenya), Grace, Hollie, Andrey, Aum(Madagascar), Bella-Leigh (Germany), Charlotte, Oguzcan, Lenny M, Akhila (New Zealand), Aayan and Vilte (Northern Ireland), Michael N (Greece), Ashanti, Jason (USA), Jacob (Fiji), Zahi (Malaysia), Olivia and Milana (China), Austeja (India)

Gold certificate

Emilia (Palau), Daniel K (Scotland), Vilte (Northern Ireland), Milana(China), Austeja (India)

Golden Certificate

Congratulations to these children who have been awarded a Golden Certificate as they have made exceptionally good choices linked to The Mead Creed. These certificates are not easy to get so very well done to this week’s winners!

Malta (ARP)

England (YN)

Barbados (YR)

St Lucia (YR)

Antigua (YR)

New Zealand (Y1)


Palau (Y1)


Fiji (Y1)


Australia (Y1)

Jamie, Nathan K and Gabriel

Madagascar (Y2)


Kenya (Y2)

Karl, Emilia and Ryan

Egypt (Y2)

Scotland (Y3)


Wales (Y3)

Charlotte G, Maathumai, Maryam, Rhiya

Northern Ireland (Y3)


Italy (Y4)

Greece (Y4)

Tommy and Junior

Germany (Y4)

Tehzeeb, Bobby

Brazil (Y5)

Rianne, Nicole, Dianna, Tommy C, Rahat, Remi, Ella

Mexico (Y5)


USA (Y5)


India (Y6)

Aiza, Alishba, George

China (Y6)




Malaysia (Y6)

Brooke D, Hayden, Jack, Shomari, Tyler


Well done to Scotland, Greece and Malaysia who beat their attendance target for last week. We have just about recovered from the sickness bug which affected many classes and look forward to seeing lots of healthy and happy children after the half term break!

Congratulations to everyone who achieved an award this week, we are very proud of you!

Weekly Newsletter 22-10-21 Important Information

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you to those who were able to join us in school this week for Parents Evenings. Many parents and carers were pleased to have the opportunity to meet face to face and discuss their child/ren’s academic progress and see how they had settled into the new school year.


Secondary School application deadline - 31st October 2021

The deadline for secondary school applications is next Sunday (31 October 2021).

If you have not yet applied you must do so immediately by visiting the Local Authority website

Please ensure that you read all the information provided carefully, this includes reading the ‘Transferring to a Havering secondary school’ brochure which includes information on the admissions criteria for each secondary school in Havering as well as information on how to apply for schools outside of Havering.

Applications received after the 31st October will be considered as ‘Late’ which may result in your child not gaining a place at your preferred school.

Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Havering School Admissions Team urgently via:

· Online Enquiry Form (preferred method):

· Webchat: (use the ‘chat live with us’ function in the bottom right of the screen)

· Email:

· Phone: 01708 434600 (lines are open Mon-Fri, 12-5pm)

School Meal Payments

School meal holiday payments are not automatic so if you are in receipt of FSM and have not already applied for the holiday payments please go to the following websites to complete the form or call the telephone numbers below to set up your payments before the half term holiday begins on the 25th October 2021. This is paid into your bank account (£90) per child. Please note that you only need to register your details once. also Tel : 01708 434808 or 01708 432020

Staying Safe Online

We know that when used correctly technology has an important part to play in education. However, there has recently been a lot of media coverage regarding unsuitable material that is circulating around many social media outlets. We speak to pupils frequently in school about staying safe online and ensure that they know how to report upsetting or inappropriate activity online. It is also important that we remind parents and carers regularly about parental controls, age limits and appropriate supervision of children online. Keeping in touch with your children about: what they are watching; why they are watching it; how it makes them feel; and what to do if they are worried or upset by anything they come across on-line are great ways of opening up a positive dialogue around the use of social media and computer games. Further information for parents can be found in the links below.

What parents need to know

Parental controls

Key Information and dates

Squid login

Havering Catering Lunch Menu

Monday 1st November School Closed to children - Staff INSET day.

Tuesday 2nd November Children return to school (8-40 start as normal)

Thursday 4th November Flu Immunisations (for those who missed 14th October)

Friday 17th December Last day of school.

Tuesday 4th January School Closed to children - Staff INSET Day

Wednesday 5th January Children return to school (8-40 start as normal)

Already the first half term of the school year is complete with many achievements and successes shared and celebrated. Well done to all of the children who have worked so hard in class and also followed the Mead Creed. We hope you all have a wonderful half term and we look forward to welcoming you back to school on Tuesday 2nd November.

Yours sincerely,

Ms A Holmes

Head of School

Year 3&4 Celebration Assembly


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.