The Meads Primary School - Luton
The children had a fantastic time at Legoland they were all very well behaved and we had fun exploring the different lands which we will be looking at in Summer 2. We especially enjoyed the Viking Splash ride and some of the children even got their own driving licences.
As part of the Achievement for All programme children from Year 2 had the exciting opportunity to use Leagrave Primary School's climbing wall. Our pupils met with pupils from Whipperley Infants School and Leagrave Primary School for a fun packed afternoon. The children took part in a series of warm up activities before learning about how to use the climbing wall. In teams consisting of pupils from each of the three schools the children competed against each other to demonstrate their teamwork, communication and observation skills.
A fantastic afternoon was had by all.
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?
During the Easter Holidays, some of the children from Year 6 attended this year's Easter School. Run by school staff, including Mr Jenkins, Mrs. Waite, Miss Khatun and Ms Griffiths, the school was held at Lea Manor High School and great fun was had by all.
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This has been a very exciting week at The Meads Primary School. We have been celebrating Science week. Here are some clips and videos highlighting what we have been doing throughout the school.
"TEACH PRIMARY" magazine has published an article named "Best practice in action: The Meads Primary " written by Jacob Stow, and showing how important the Values Programme and other initiatives are to the daily work of the school.
GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES IQ recognises The Meads Primary School as a Top Performing and Improving School
On Friday 30th January Early Years enjoyed a Fantasy WOW Day. The children and staff all dressed up as a Fantasy character from a book, film or Television programme. Everyone looked fantastic as you can see from the photos. The children all wrote about themselves too using describing words. This work has been displayed in the corridor for all to see and to celebrate the fantastis writing of all the children. Well done Early Years!
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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.
The children in 1J received the most class awards in Autumn term and were rewarded with a trip to the Fun Factory. Also 2 children from each class in Year 1,2 and 3 were randomly selected to receive a reward for completing their homework projects in Autumn term. The children and the adults had a fantastic time and we even made it home before the brief snow shower started!
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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.
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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 Mision 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.
A new movie has been created to help raise the awareness of, and combat, child sexual exploitation, and going by the trailer it looks very dark and hugely powerful. The short movie (40 minutes) is about a young girl who skips school and is then...
We sometimes assume what is best for the children when it comes to e-safety. Much of the research I read aims to inform us about all the bad things children can be exposed to or are exposing themselves to, but with a few exceptions all it really...
In my latest e-safety newsletter I look at whether technology could be a factor of sleep deprivation in children. Here’s the excerpt from the newsletter and you can subscribe and download for free HERE. Quite often (and quite correctly) we’ll...
Privacy when on the Internet is a hot topic, and quite rightly so. When I say ‘on the Internet’ that’s probably a misleading thing to say; many of us are ‘always on’ whether we’re actually doing something or not. No longer is this something to do...
Privacy and anonymity are a hugely important aspect of our online lives. Whilst very broad and deep subjects in their own right, it can be useful to understand some of the more hidden aspects of the internet such as the deep web and dark net. This...
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.