Saturday 9 March 2019

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 8th March, 2019

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

World Book Day
Well done to everyone for the fabulous costumes on display yesterday, there were some very creative ideas. The pupils had a great day reading alongside their peers in other classes and decorating their classroom doors. Look out on the blog for the photographs of best dressed and door decorations.

Recent Events in our Community  
We are all deeply saddened at the recent senseless attack and loss of life in our community last week. Our heartfelt condolences go to the family of Jodie Chesney and all affected by the tragic loss.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the display of purple ribbons outside of the school. The way the whole community has come together is a testament to what we can achieve together.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb

Dairy Dates - Monday 11th - Friday 15th March
On Monday 11th some of our cyclists are going to Redbridge cycling center for the day. Year 1 (Rowan class) are visiting the Discover centre at Stratford. Rev Rich is in school to take over our Monday morning assembly.
On Tuesday morning cathy Forrester will be running her monthly drop in session, she will be at the school office if you have health questions that need answering. Reception have their stay and learn session and we look forward to welcoming as many parents as possible. There is a football match after school. After school our  year 5 musicians will be rehearsing for their music junction project at Drapers’.
On Wednesday we have a visitor from Free The Children working with our puil volunteers to organise a charity day. In the afternoon year 1 spinebreakers are visit to Hilldene library.
On Thursday morning we are looking forward to the parents of pupils in year 4 joining us for their stay & learn session at 2.30pm.
We finish the week on Friday with the University of Broadford, graduation is only a few weeks away.

Stay & Learn Sessions
We invite all parents & carers to join us for this half term parents stay & learn session.
Tuesday 12th March @ 9.05am - reception with a focus of early reading.
Thursday 14th March @ 2.30 pm - year 4 with a focus of topic work.  

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 11th March is week 2 on the Havering catering Services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.20.

Veggie Run
Just a reminder of Mead School code 2659  which you need to create a Veggie Run account. You must to sign up if you want the chance to win one of our fabulous prizes.
There are still have four ‘Learning Outside of the Classroom’ activity days at Stubbers Adventure Centre to be won on the 27, 28 and 29 March (2 schools on the same day). This is a class trip for 30 pupils, plus free transport to and from the venue.  The four new schools to show the highest percentage meal uptake against roll number will be awarded the prizes on the 20th March.

Weekly Attendance  
KS1:     96% KS2: 97% Overall:  97%
Congratulations to Birch and Pine who top the attendance table this week.  A great week for attendance this week, well done to everyone.

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

Certificate of Presentation
The following children have been recognised for the beautifully presented work in their books. They clearly take pride in all that they do and are doing their best in every lesson.
James, Laiba, George, Elinga, Emily

Star Writers
These children have been awarded a star writer certificate and golden pencil in recognition of their excellent writing, use of powerful vocabulary and sophisticated writing  techniques.
Megan, Isla, Tilly, Adrian, Mia, Lidia, Sabeer, Weronika, Hayden, Mackenzie, Evie, Morgan, Lily, Sky, Andrew, Lilly

Learning Power Awards
These are the key skills that our children will need to learn effectively in class and to be successful later in life.
These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others.
Polina, Yugurtha, Indie, Joshua, Deborah, Abdulkarim, Fabian

These pupils have planned carefully, revised ides, identified key features and can talk about their learning.
Sonia, Kanishka, Katlyn, Klaidi, Gabriela, David, Alex, Charlie, Jimmy, Armani, Charlie P

These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks.
Finley, Maisy, Ellis, Bobby, Ruby-May, James, Sophie

These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources.
Ranita, Sergiu, Joe, Lacey, Nina, Ketty, Elise, Adam, Jeremiah

Teacher Happy
Wow! So many pupils this week, making sure that their teachers are happy. Well done guys.
Mia, Ethan, Maliat, Tyrell, Samuel, Fallon, Kaitlyn, Fayo, Evie, Kaden, Lillie, Manreet

Learning Challenge
These children have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work.
Lily-Anne, Ryan-Franklin, Asher, Laura
Reading Awards
In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.
Bronze reader award
Isla, Mimi, Tiren, Tyler, Sajida, Maisy, Zac, Zuriel, Charleigh, Macie
Silver reader award
Iniya, Zoe
Gold reader award
Harvey, Elise, Flynn,
Platinum reader award

Maths Challenge
These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges.
Joe, Joshua, David, Leo, Simran, Ranita, Ashlee, Abena, Jessica S, Mia, Bobby, Ketty, Adam, Callie-Rose, Amelia, Sydney, Tommy, Harry, Kaitlyn, Deborah, James, Sonia
Fact Hunter
This award is in recognition of your insatiable appetite for knowledge and your ability to sniff out amazing facts.
Paris, Grace, Isreal, Naz

SPaG Detectives
These pupils are able to apply their SPaG skills to real life situations and have investigated crimes against the English language.
Tyrell, Megan, Kaden

Tracker Awards
These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze - Osayande,
Silver - Kyla, Faizah, Eriya, Aksanan, Medeea, Elisa, Shivangi,
Golden -  Saarah, Chidubem, Tiren
Platinum -  Indiana, Gurrehmet, Louie, Jessica,
Diamond - Laura,

I hope you all have a restful weekend.
Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls

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