The Meads Primary School - Luton
Decembers value is Patience. Hedgehog Class were set a challenge to test there Patience. All of the children had a decision to make, they could either eat one big chocolate button of wait five minutes and eat two. Watch the video and see who gave in and who succeeded in the Patience challenge!
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Last Wednesday we took 4 children to the annual Luton Veg Fest for the first time. As you may have noticed the area outside the large hall has, over the summer months, been full of fruit and vegetables which the children have loved growing and looking after. This hard work culminated in a festival with lots of other schools to celebrate our successes.
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On Tuesday 20th September a group of current and former pupils from the school travelled to London, accompanied by head teacher Mr Jenkins, Higher Level Teaching Assistants Mrs Andrews and Miss Balogh and Business Manager Miss Ansell to receive two National Fiver Challenge Awards for 2016. Last term children from across the school were given the opportunity to start up their own enterprise project , with £5 initial capital and the aim of making as much profit for the school as possible. Out of six categories available, children from the school came out on top of the whole country in two – Most profitable business and Best Community Engagement Project. As part of their prize, the children visited The Rainforest Café for lunch, Ripley’s Believe it Or Not and finally the awards ceremony at The Ham Yard Hotel in Piccadilly. The ceremony was hosted by Liz Barker, a former Blue Peter presenter and featured a speech from young entrepreneur Ben Towers.
A great time was had by all.
Kestrel Class transformed themselves into professional rappers in their Values lesson. Have a listen and see if you can rap along...
As we approach the end of term I am finally able to share some good news with you all. For some weeks now, we have had to keep to ourselves, the project which you will have undoubtedly noticed being installed on the Key Stage 1 & 2 fields. Some time ago we submitted a bid to Awards for All, the lottery funded charity that gives money to worthy causes, for funding to extend our playground apparatus. We were subsequently awarded £10,000 towards doing so, which, together with a further £2,000 provided by our brilliant PTA, has enabled us to pay for the additional equipment you can see on our playgrounds.
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We are delighted to tell you that The Meads Primary School has been awarded the Gold Accreditation from Modeshift Stars. Modeshift Stars promotes sustainable travel and aims to encourage us all to lead a healthier lifestyle. The school has been awarded the Gold standard for its work in promoting walking, biking or scooting to school on a regular basis and thereby relieving congestion around the school gates.
In addition, at the recent Sustainable Travel Awards Presentation Ceremony in London, The Meads were recognised for their fantastic work in this area with further awards for 'The Promotion of Cycling' and for winning 'Best Regional School Overall'. We will now go forward to the national finals to be held next Spring at the Houses of Parliament! See our Facebook page for more details
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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.
You can use pine cones to forecast the weather, The scales will close when rain is on the way.
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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 to help our children to become emotionally intelligent, resilient and socially responsible individuals who set and achieve the highest standards for themselves.
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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 Lead Award for our work in raising the aspirations, access and achievement of vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.