The Meads Primary School - Luton
For Anti-Bullying Week the children in Robins class (Year 3) participated by writing story boards, singing along to Melody and Bars song ‘Hopeful’. Followed by auditioning as to who would play the lead roles in the video to make a noise about bullying. The purpose of the video is that no matter where you are you can use your values and help each other to overcome bullying.
Open Mornings for Children Starting School September 2016
Monday 16th November or Wenesday 18th November, 9:15 - 11:15am
Was your child born between 01/09/2011 - 31/08/2012? 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.
During the visit Parents and Carers will be taken on a guided tour of the school, a chance to meet our wonderful children and staff and talk to them about making The Meads the right choice for your child.
If you are unable to make these dates, please call and let us know when you would like to visit, you are welcome any time.
Ofsted Quotes (September 2014)
'Pupils make a strong contribution to the culture of the school'
'The Early Years unit is bright, welcoming and well resourced. It provides an exciting environment for children to learn in.'
Children in the Early Years 'settle very quickly into clear routines and are happy toattend school.'
'The Early Years is well led and provides children with a good start to their education.'
'Teachers plan interesting and engaging lessons which promote learning' enabling the children to 'make good progress.'
The School Council would like to announce our charity fundraiser - 'Be Your Hero Day'. All donations will go to Cancer Research UK and Children In Need.
Autumn 2015 - During this term we are supporting the Cancer Research UK charity. We held a joint fundraiser for Cancer Research UK and Children in Need on Friday 13th November, with pupils and staff dressing up for 'Be Your Hero Day!' Here is the School Council on the day dressed as their hero.
To celebrate cultural week Robins class have been busy learning about one of their favourite actors ‘Jackie Chan’. They have researched and explored other aspects of Chinese culture such as traditional stories. For example Willow Pattern story. For this the children designed their own plate and wrote a story. They also created dance routines using Chinese instrumental music. To finish our projects some children worked with Mr Bateman and Mrs Hillier to make a video of how Jackie Chan became a popular film star.
Day 3: We woke up to a much brighter day this morning at Shortenills. The children went to sleep very quickly last night and are raring to go. They will be swapping activities around, so that those who did pond dipping yesterday will be building shelters today. The children created some lovely artwork, based on the creatures they found in the pond. If you look carefully at the photo's, you may be able to make out the bonfire that we had last night. It was as dark as it looks!
Does your child have an additional need? Come and join us for a friendly chat. Share ideas , learn from the experiences of others and enjoy some biscuits/cake. We will be meeting one Monday afternoon each half term.
Hope to see you there.
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.
"Hospital to the rescue"
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.
- Worry about what your children are doing online?
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- Have e-safety questions that you would like answering?
- Need help to make sure that you stay safe online?
e-Safety adviser is a support website for Schools and Parents. They provide important information and updates regarding safety on-line.
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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.
The African baobab tree blossom opens only to moonlight and it is pollinated by bats ... the fruit bats.
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.