The Meads Primary School - Luton
Was your child born between 01/09/2010 - 31/08/2011? 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.
Parents and Carers are warmly invited to contact our school to arrange a visit by calling the school office.
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.
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.
Following our visit from Hearing Dogs we have welcomed Marcus the Guide Dog to our Early Years. Marcus visited the school with his owner Bill Rutter. Bill 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.
Library Club is run by Mrs Purkiss on Tuesdays after school from 3.35 pm to 4.30 pm for children in Years 1 and 2.
As part of our 'Me and My Senses' topic the Early Years enjoyed a visit by Lorna Taylor, a volunteer from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and public buildings.
Lorna works with young dogs as a socialiser. She shared her experiences of training several Labrador puppies as well as a Spaniel. She hasn't currently got a dog but is hoping to visit us again when her next hearing dog is trained.
Mrs Titmas supported by Miss Anderson runs an Art and Craft Club for Year 1 and 2 on a Tuesday from 3:45 to 4:30.
On the 16th and 17th September 2014 the school was subject to a "No Notice" OFSTED Inspection, the results of which is now available. The inspectors Reported...
Lego Plane Grand Prix
"Crash and rescue"
From September 2014, The Meads Primary School will be implementing the New National Curriculum.
We are very excited about this change as the new approach allows teachers to be more creative with their lessons across all subjects. This distinct and dynamic curriculum will enable our children to become confident and thoughtful learners while being responsible citizens of their community and society.
As part of Government reforms, the current system of national curriculum levels used to report children’s attainment and progress will be removed. It will not be replaced. Government is encouraging schools to introduce their own approaches to assessment to support pupil attainment and progression.
Information and communications technology (ICT) is part of our lives. We use it every day for study, work, entertainment, shopping and getting in touch with our family and friends. It is one of the quickest and easiest ways of finding information, sharing idea and working with other people.
And like everything, it has to be used safely and responsibly. As well as opportunities, there are also risks that we need to be aware of and guard against. As children get older they spend more and more of their waking hours connected to digital devices—impacting their reputations, learning opportunities, and futures.
This area is designed to provide you with information and links to a variety of different websites to help you understand the benefits and the risks.
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.
We actually do not see with our eyes – we see with our brains. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain.
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.
We are investigating the possibility of engaging outside providers to run an After School Care Club for working parents next year.
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.