The Meads Primary School - Luton
Welcome to the School Council 2015 - 2016.
A vote is held annually to appoint one child from each class to be a School Council representative. The elected children take great pride in their role and understand the importance of upholding The Meads Values as a responsible, reliable role model.
Research has shown that school children can boost their mathematical knowledge when they tutor their fellow pupils. Here at the Meads some of the children in Year 6 have created videos to help support their peers with various mathematical topics. They chose their own learning questions and designed their own teaching sequences. Take a look and have a go at answering some of the questions!
Start collecting Tubs4Tablets tokens now!
For the second year Flora, in partnership with Tesco, are running an amazing scheme called Tubs4Tablets which aims to help primary schools bring cutting edge technology into the classroom.
This scheme gives The Meads the opportunity to collect tokens from promotional tubs of Flora, on sale in Tesco stores only and exchange them for FREE touch screen tablets!
We have new outdoor panels, in the KS1 playground, to celebrate the Meads Values. Do you like them?
Children from Year 6 were given the opportunity to apply for the new role of Values Ambassador. The children who applied were put through a rigorous selection process - an interview with Mr. Jenkins and Mrs. Pearce was followed by the children pairing up and taking visitors on a tour of the school, explaining what makes The Meads unique and special. Finally, a filmed presentation on 'Why Values are Important to Me' completed the day. Twelve children were chosen - watch out for them in school wearing their 'Values Ambassador' badges. Their role will include showing visitors to the school around, visiting other schools to talk about values and leading activities on our next 'Values Day'.
Dunstable Downs here we come again! On Wednesday September 9th 2015 Year 3 returned to continue their writing project. Whilst they were there the children took part in a treasure hunt for leaves, den building for their talking animals and role play. As part of their next chapter they were told that the wood would be cut down. A scene from their role play was acted out. Everyone had fun!
On a beautifully sunny day, Saturday 4th July, following a lot of hard work and organisation, the school was opened to celebrate American Independence Day at our Annual Summer Fayre.
People came all day long to see Mr Jenkins and others get splatted with wet sponges, to hit their teachers in the tin can alley, to ride the bucking bronco, bounce on the castle, hoopla the horsey and pan for gold, to mention just a few of the events and stalls running on the day
Everyone had an amazing time there were smiles and fun everywhere.
The day exceeded our expectations by raising over £2000, which will be used next year to provide some much needed cover on the playgrounds.
Thank you to all who came, helped and supported - see you next year!
On Saturday 10th June we changed our normal school hall into a Catwalk. We had children from all year groups arriving looking to become the next Kate Moss. The ladies from Kids on the Catwalk chose beautiful outfits for the children and put them through their paces teaching them dance moves and how to pose! Parents all arrived and took their seats waiting with great excitement to see their little angels strut their stuff! The music played, the show started and what a great show it was. The children did an amazing job and most of all they smiled the whole way through showing us what a great time they had.
What a fantastic day Year 3 had with the author Carrie King and her main character, Joni-Pip.
Carrie King wrote the book 'In the woods with Joni-Pip' using her niece as the main character. We visited Dunstable Downs, where part of the book was set. During the visit children were privileged to hear the story read to them whilst overlooking the Downs.
On Thursday 25th of June, 15 of our cheerleading team attended the Sainsburys School Games which was being hosted at Bedford International Athletics Stadium .
The children in Year 4 have been reading 'The Firework Makers Daughter' by Philip Pullman. We have been exploring the story and using empathy to help us relate to the characters. 4W have created these news reports, using information from the text and their own creativity and imagination! The news reports take sections from the story and imagine what it would have been like to have been an 'eye-witness' at the events.
On 6th May 2015, Ark Farm visited the Early Years and set up a mini farm in our grounds for the children to learn about farm animals. The animals that visited us included lambs, a donkey, chickens, ducks and ducklings, a goat and her 2 kids, a pig and a farm dog. The children were able to see and touch the animals and it was an amazing experience for them all. The children also listened to facts about each animal, learnt new words to describe their features and showed their own knowledge by answering questions.
In Year 1 we have been learning about plants and using our computing skills. The children made a presentation on the IPADS on how to grow a sunflower.
There is a saying that "to find out if you really understand, try to teach someone else". Year 6 have been making videos for Maths topics to help each other with a range of topics including Ratio, Fractions, Linear Equations, Tables and the nth term.
They planned and filmed themselves in front of the green screen and layered their work behind them. They did all this on iPad using "Green Screen" by Doink, Tellagami and iMovie.
Do they help you to understand?
We are now in our third successful year of the Achievement for All programme. One of the elements of the programme is 'Parental Engagement' through structured conversations. This has been central to the success of Achievement for All in raising the aspirations and achievements of our children. Achievement for All has compiled a case study on The Meads Primary School which can found by clicking this link.
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We have also been awarded the Achievement for All Quality Lead Award for our work in raising the aspirations, access and achievement of vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.
A third of the world’s people live on less than $2 a day, with 1.2 billion people living on less than $1 a day.
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.
Our Mission Statement
At The Meads we are proud to celebrate each child as an individual with unique needs, aspirations and beliefs. We aim to give each child the opportunity to flourish and develop through a nurturing, creative and engaging learning journey, enabling them to take responsibility for their own learning.
Our values programme promotes diversity and unites children, parents, staff, governors and the wider community in our shared vision.
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The Meads have been awarded the Quality Mark as a Values-based School, supporting the personal, social and spiritual development of every pupil throughout the school. 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.