The Meads Primary School - Luton
A selected number of children at The Meads Primary School have been selected to participate in The Meads Numeracy Passport Challenge. They have the opportunity to steadily increase their Mental Maths ability through a range of objectives assigned to each passport, which get progressively harder. The passports begin at Europe and end at Globetrotters. Children are asked to practise objectives at home for a short period every day with parents, sibling, carers or other family members. They are then tested in school and the targets are signed off accordingly. Once each objective in the passport has been achieved three times, and marked off by an adult in school they can then move on to the next passport.
You can take part in this challenge. Follow this link:
On November 14th, we all came to the school wearing something spotty, to raise money for Children in Needs. As well, we take part in the ‘Pro Kick Challenge’, taking turns to kick a football into a giant goal with technology to measure the speed of the kick. Mr Whitman beat the school record scoring a 63 Mph kick.
2K showing the value of creativity and imagination!
At the beginning of autumn term year 2 were learning about flight. As part of this the children wrote stories in particular ‘The Day the Aliens Landed…’
This inspired 2K to create their own planet using oil pastels. Furthermore gave children the opportunity to use green screen with Mr Bateman to present their planets.
Last weekend, Year 6 went to a Kingswood activity centre – Grosvenor Hall in Kent.
It was an extremely exhilarating experience that involved children taking part in many activities, such as 3G Swing, High Equilibrium, Team Challenge and many more! Many children conquered their fears by attempting unfamiliar activities.
The children were greatly supported and encouraged by their team members, which resulted in all children using and developing their values. We had a fantastic time and are still listening to the exciting stories from the children about their great adventure!
Was your child born between 01/09/2010 - 31/08/2011? Are you looking for a great school which provides a strong foundation for their educational
journey? If so, come and see what The Meads Primary, a warm, friendly and Values based school, has to offer.
Parents and Carers are warmly invited to attend an Open Morning at our school on:
Friday 21st November or Monday 24th November between 9:15 – 11:15am.
Mathletics is an online Maths resource that children can use to practise different skills. Each child has an individual username and password, which they can use both at home and in school. Mathletics Club is held every Wednesday after school in 6P.
Library Club is run by Mrs Purkiss on Tuesdays after school from 3.35 pm to 4.30 pm for children in Years 1 and 2.
As part of our 'Me and My Senses' topic the Early Years enjoyed a visit by Lorna Taylor, a volunteer from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and public buildings.
Lorna works with young dogs as a socialiser. She shared her experiences of training several Labrador puppies as well as a Spaniel. She hasn't currently got a dog but is hoping to visit us again when her next hearing dog is trained.
Mrs Titmas supported by Miss Anderson runs an Art and Craft Club for Year 1 and 2 on a Tuesday from 3:45 to 4:30.
On the 16th and 17th September 2014 the school was subject to a "No Notice" OFSTED Inspection, the results of which is now available. The inspectors Reported...
A guide for parents who wish to use photography and/or video at school events
'Use your camera and video courteously'
We understand that as parents you like to film /photograph your children; however we have a duty of care to safeguard our children. By following some simple guidelines we can proceed safely and with regard to the law.
Lego Plane Grand Prix
"Crash and rescue"
From September 2014, The Meads Primary School will be implementing the New National Curriculum.
We are very excited about this change as the new approach allows teachers to be more creative with their lessons across all subjects. This distinct and dynamic curriculum will enable our children to become confident and thoughtful learners while being responsible citizens of their community and society.
As part of Government reforms, the current system of national curriculum levels used to report children’s attainment and progress will be removed. It will not be replaced. Government is encouraging schools to introduce their own approaches to assessment to support pupil attainment and progression.
With the help of Mr Bateman and Miss McGhan, pupils from 6P, Jevean, Caitlin and Petra recorded a values song about Resilience. The song involves harmonies, as well as the girls singing in unison. The girls would like to thank Miss McGhan for helping them with their singing and Mr Bateman for taking his time to record the song.
Information and communications technology (ICT) is part of our lives. We use it every day for study, work, entertainment, shopping and getting in touch with our family and friends. It is one of the quickest and easiest ways of finding information, sharing idea and working with other people.
And like everything, it has to be used safely and responsibly. As well as opportunities, there are also risks that we need to be aware of and guard against. As children get older they spend more and more of their waking hours connected to digital devices—impacting their reputations, learning opportunities, and futures.
This area is designed to provide you with information and links to a variety of different websites to help you understand the benefits and the risks.
At The Meads Primary School every individual is valued for who they are and what they contribute to the school. The Values
Education Programme is intended to support the personal, social and spiritual development of every pupil throughout the school. The whole staff team and all pupils are involved in promoting values and recognising where others are 'living the values'. The values developed through the Values Education Programme have been selected by pupils, staff and parents as values which are important within the school community and which will be important throughout life.
The Meads have been awarded the Quality Mark as a Values-based School. As well as this, our work with the environment has been recognised with the Eco Schools Silver Award. We have also been awarded the Achievement for All Quality Standards Award for our work in raising the aspirations, access and achievement of vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.
A Dalmatian is the only dog that can get gout.
On behalf of the staff, the School Governors and the Local Authority, may I take this opportunity to welcome you and your children to The Meads Primary School.
We are investigating the possibility of engaging outside providers to run an After School Care Club for working parents next year.