Saturday, 29 April 2017


Just a reminder that we still have tickets available for the forthcoming race night which is to be held at Mead on Friday 12th May. Requests for tickets should be returned to school a.s.a.p please. Those of you who attended last year will know what an enjoyable evening we had on top of which substantial funds were raised to support the school.
The LFPA are also organising a Federation Summer Fete which will be held at Mead (The imminent building work planned for Broadford make Mead the best location this year) on Saturday 1st July between 12:00 and 16:00. they are now selling tickets for the raffle which will be drawn at the fete. They are priced at £2 per ticket-Prizes include;
2 tickets to any London West End Musical
An overnight stay in a 5* London hotel
A Chase Vodka and Gin Hamper
A family ticket to Legoland or Alton Towers
An Amazon Fire HD tablet
£200 Paperchase stationery hamper
and more……..
For further details see website:

The LFPA are also organising a Father’s Day sale which will take place during the week beginning Monday 11th June as Father’s Day this year is Sunday 18th June-Further information to follow.

Future Dates

Please note the following future dates.

Mayday Bank Holiday
Last day of half Term
General Election
Monday 1st May
School closed
Friday 26th May
Thursday 8th June
School closed
Friday 23rd June
School closed

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 1st May is week 3 on the Havering Catering Menu.

Year 5 Residential Trip

We are delighted to inform you that we have a meeting on Wednesday May 3rd at 2:30pm to go through the details of the Year 5 residential trip (5th-7th June 2017). It will be a chance for us to go through the small print of how the time will be organised, what equipment/clothing the children will need and what activities they will be doing. It will also be a valuable chance for you to ask any questions that you may have. Following feedback from parents we are willing to offer a 5pm meeting on Wednesday May 3rd, if we have enough responses. If you would be interested in attending the 5pm meeting please sign up on the form outside your child's classroom or alternatively send an email to Miss Connell and Mrs Smith using the year group email address ( Confirmation of the 5pm meeting will be sent home on Tuesday. If we are unable to hold this meeting and you are unable to attend the 2:30pm meeting, please see your child's class teacher with any questions or concerns you may have.

Diary Dates

Year 5 are going to visit the Saxon Village on Tuesday 2nd May.
We would like to invite all parents to come along to the parents forum meeting on Tuesday 2nd May at 9.00am. This is an opportunity for us to share future plans and some of the exciting events going on in school and for you to raise any issues you would like clarification on or to discuss. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible.
On Wednesday 3rd May we warmly invite all year 4 parents along to their sharing assembly. Year 4 pupils will be telling us all about their learning over the past term.
At 2.30 on Wednesday 3rd May, Miss Connell is hosting the final parents meeting regarding the year 5 Mersea residential trip.
On Thursday 4th May, EYFS and KS1 pupils will be transported into the world of dance. Each class will learn a dance from a different country around the world.
Friday 5th May is a year 5 cycling day, when the pupils have the opportunity to  practise and develop their cycling  skills.

Look out on the blog for stories about all of these events.

Tracker Awards

These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  

Silver Pencil - Diya Patel and Finley Livingstone.

Silver certificate - Tiggy Burnett, Lilly-Ann Podevin, Noah Vumuka  and Rajaab Imran

Golden bookmark - James Wise

Golden certificate - Kaitlin Smethurst, Oliver Stay and Kanishka Chintala

Platinum prize - James Olatunji and Joe Green

Platinum certificate - Keira Baker, Keira Taylor, Laicey McGeoghan, and  Michael Sloane

Diamond prize - Leah Joyce

Diamond certificate - Megan Lewis

Star prize - Jude Gore and Alfie Donnelly

Star certificate - Kaden Nicol and Fayo Ayodola

Saturday, 22 April 2017

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.

Freddie Little
Rolan Vumuka
Rajaab Imran
Olivia Bartnik
Elliott Cottam
Jacob Houlston
John Olatunji
William Ilot
Elinga Garbaliauskaite
Taylor Royer
Nathan Ehihon
Jude Gore

Nathaniel Ramus

Certificate of Presentation

The following children have presented their work beautifully and take pride in all that they do in their books.

Kie Purse, Oliver Stay, Leigh-Anna Weaver, Aimee Borrell, Caydon Buckland, Lelethu Nombeko, Khaira Hascar, Gavin Butler, Cruz Carey, Henry Cruz Kokonchev and Emily Claydon.

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.  

Jo Green, Molly Vincent, Jacob Wager, Adam Abubakr, Leo Reynolds, Finley Livingstone, Ruby-May White, Martin Wicher, Tegan Sage, Isabelle Munford and Nikola Urban.

Learning Challenge

Temilola Omisore has been working hard at home and extending her knowledge through her learning challenge work.

Project Superstar

These pupils are receiving their project superstar award in recognition of an excellent project which has been produced at home.

Sam Doidge, Jacob Owsley, Ellie-Mae Wager, Jack Eve, Savannah Watson and Freddie Lewis.

Reading Awards

In recognition of the pupils’ ability to devour books, immerse themselves in stories and read relentlessly at home.

Bronze reader award
Jaevon Omari Petrie, Neo Chambers and Tomi Adelowo

Tavia Towe-Enu, Jessica Mersh and Chelsea Chu Goodman

Silver reader award
Sofia Raif, Katrina Weaver, Harley Boland, Riley Lamb, Livi Middleton, Izaan Shah and Jack Eve

75 Books
Ellie Chalmers

Gold reader award
Ruben Roberts, Frankie Barrick, and Layla Millar.

Maths Challenge

These pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges.

Ty Sutton, Ethan Borrell, Storm Hawkes, Yemi Adedipe, Alisha March, Bradley Joy, Charlie Green, Martin Wicher, Ethan Gibbs, Teni Adu, Fitzroy Bamgbelu, Sienna Nickson, Elena Amato, Ranita Ariyibi, Micayla Smith, Tia Himuyandi, Leverhulme Nombeko, Elina Joshi, Chloe Kirk, Michael Rack, Harley Boland, Ayomide Otegbola, Sam Handoo, Ella Nash. Harry Kaylor, Alice Adedipe.

Happy Teacher

Harriet Rodrigues has made her teacher very happy for completing all of her jobs this week.

Tracker Awards

These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  

Silver certificate - Finley Hudson, Aaliyah-Shae Vidol, Arnez Dash, Harry Lennon, Molly-May Bailey,

Golden certificate -  Leo Reynolds, Charlie Dash

Platinum prize - Laicey McGeoghan, Violet Chilton, Sophia Houlston, Kyla Millar, Phoebe Adams, Florence Ayres, Dora Lewis

Platinum certificate - Leigh-Anna Weaver, Jessica Chilvers, Charlie Ilott, Florence Ayres, Rashid Sillah, Dora Lewis, Phoebe Adams, Abbie Sullivan, Summer Wingrove, Kyla Millar, Ollie Dodge.

Diamond prize - Adam Abubaker

Diamond certificate - Adam Abubaker, Paige McGeoghan

Star prize - Michael Rack

Friday, 21 April 2017

Weekly Attendance

KS1: - Cherry 95.3%        
KS2: - Elm 98.3%
Overall:  94%

Congratulations to Cherry and Elm who topped the attendance table on the last week of the spring term.  Pine class have won the class attendance award for the Spring term, the children will be celebrating with a trip to jump evolution on Wednesday, well done to all the children in Pine class who did job number 1 - come to school on time every day.

Havering Catering Services

Next week is week 2 on the new catering services menu.

Polling Day and Future Dates

As I am sure you are all aware Theresa May has called for  a general election on Thursday 8th June. The school hall will be used as a local polling station and therefore school will be closed for pupils on this day.

Please note the following future dates.

Mayday Bank Holiday
Last day of half Term
General Election
Monday 1st May
Friday 26th May
Thursday 8th June
Friday 23rd June

Learning Federation Parents Association - LFPA

You would have  received a letter about the forthcoming Race Night which is to be held at Mead on Friday 12th May. Requests for tickets should be returned to school a.s.a.p as we are expecting a high demand and places are limited.

There will also be an opportunity for pupils to purchase a Fathers’ Day gift from Monday 12th June for the price of £1.

The LFPA are also organising a Federation Summer Fete on Saturday 1st July between 12:00 and 16:00. Due to the imminent building words planned and the unfortunate access to the field at Broadford this will be held at Mead Primary School but the event is open to all pupils, parents and family members within The Learning Federation.

Raffle tickets will be on sale very soon at the price of £2 per ticket and this is an opportunity to win some amazing prizes,  including; 2 tickets to any London West End Musical, An overnight stay in a 5* London hotel, A Chase Vodka and Gin Hamper, A family ticket to Legoland or Alton Towers, An Amazon Fire HD tablet, £200 Paperchase stationary hamper and more……..

For further details see website:

Shared mailboxes and communication

Don’t forget that you can contact staff using the shared mailboxes. They are checked daily and can be used to ask questions, pass on information or check details:

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. I will be on the gate every morning for you to speak to in person. Most morning you will also be able to find Mrs Stanley or Mrs Wallis to help you with any enquiries. If you would prefer an appointment please call into the office to fix a time.

Pupil Jobs and Homework Expectations

As it is a new term we thought it would be a good time to revisit our pupil, parents and staff expectations.
Pupils are expected to:
1. Turn up every day on time
2. Do their best in every lesson
3. Be kind and polite to everyone that they meet
Parents and carers are expected to:
1. Ensure that our children arrive on time for school and ready to learn:
a. We will have provided our children with a healthy breakfast
b. They will have warm clean clothing
c. We will make sure they have the right equipment for school (book bag, reading record, PE kit)
2.     We will support our children’s learning at home through:
a. Reading regularly
b. Helping them to practise their spellings and mental maths
c. Encouraging them in their interests
3.      We will model politeness and kindness to every-one we meet
We will ensure that our staff are professional, approachable and focused on making sure that every child in their care achieves their full potential. Working together we can continue to deliver outstanding results for our pupils so that they have every chance of going on to succeed at the next stage of their education.

All pupils are expected to continue their learning at home. For children in years 1-6 there are three core elements for this:
  1. Pupils must read every night 15 mins (this may involve an adult reading them a bedtime story)
  2. Pupils must practise their spellings for 15 mins ready for the test on Friday
  3. Pupils must practise their times tables for 15 mins a night

In addition to this we have a Learning Challenge which is set by every Year group. This helps to give ideas on how the children can enrich their learning by looking at specific paintings, composers, poems and significant people. We would anticipate  that it takes around 4-6 weeks for your child to complete the activities. They choose to do this and can take on as many elements as they wish.