The Meads Primary School - Luton
On Wednesday 10th December, Miss Wilson took 9 very excited children and 5 (also very excited) adults on an outing to Nene Valley Railway to meet Father Christmas and enjoy a trip on a steam train. During the trip, each child received a present from Father Christmas, had a drink and lots of chocolate and watched a magic show. Tyler was the star of the show and helped the magician to perform a trick. A fantastic day was had by all and Miss Wilson informed Father Christmas that all of the children and staff at The Meads had been very good this year!
'It’s Winter Time’ and ‘Prickly Hay' - both performances on one DVD. If you would like to buy one, the cost is £3.00 each or two for £5.00
NO LATER THAN TUESDAY 16TH DECEMBER
Big success, great excitement and lot of fun at the Winter Fair. On Friday 5th of December, we had a very good time and there were prizes for everybody:
- 1ST Price (BMX Bike): Paula Davis.
- 2nd Price (£ 50 Mall Voucher): Ella Nevins.
- 3rd Price (Scooter): Mrs Gribben.
Every Thursday we hold a pottery club for Years 2 and 3. Here are some of the children's works ready for the winter Fair. Next term we will be creating pottery for Mother's day, Father's day and Easter.
The Year 6 Arts and Craft Club were excited to unveil their craft stall at the Winter Fayre which displayed all their hard work from this term. The children had managed to hand sew Christmas stockings, festive candy cane toppers and fun key rings. The children were extremely proud of their work and the money they raised will go towards their end of year prom.
Last week we held the first ever Meads School Values Day. Children from all classes participated in enjoyable and practical activities intended to further embed the school values and encourage everyone to demonstrate those values at every opportunity. The children were mixed within age phases (Years 1 & 2, Years 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6) and placed in house groups in order to work with people they perhaps didn't know too well. Reception classes also took part.
We have been running our 'Let's Get Cooking' Club for a number of years at The Meads. Each group comes for 5 weeks and they make a range of sweet and savoury dishes. The children are fully involved in all of the cooking processes from chopping up the vegetables to cooking on the hob (with careful supervision from an adult) and washing and drying dishes at the end of the session.
Every day, Kye and Ethan count the bikes and scooters and the results go on a white board, adding up to the score the day before. These are displayed in the window on the family room.
Last term, there were 587 bikes and 577 scooters.
In November, Early Years went on a trip to St Albans Cathedral. We became Maths Detectives for the day hunting down colours, shapes and patterns inside the Cathedral! We investigated shapes and patterns in the floor tiles, ceilings and corridors. We explored different colours and shapes in the stained glass windows and saw colours and patterns on the Bishop's cloak and mitre. Some of us even tried the cloak and mitre on - very smart! During our visit we also made shape detective hats and stained glass windows. All the children and adults had a really enjoyable day. Have a look at our photos to see what fantastic detectives we were!
Following our visit from Hearing Dogs we have welcomed Marcus the Guide Dog to our Early Years. Marcus visited the school with his owner Phil Rutter. Phil spoke to the children about his experiences of having Guide Dogs and how it has changed his life. He also shared some handy hints on how he makes a cup of tea safely using a sensor in his cup, his amazingly accurate telling of the time using his watch which he can feel the time to the exact minute and how he can cross the road without his dog safely using a secret button!
A selected number of children at The Meads Primary School have been chosen 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 school wearing something spotty, to raise money for Children in Need. As well, we took 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!
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.
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.
In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.
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.
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.