The Meads Primary School - Luton
The circus is coming to The Meads, Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016. There are 3 performances at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
Tickets are now available, just £7 per person. (Under 2's free on your lap)
You can get your tickets from the family room; Mondays 9am-10am, Wednesdays 2.30pm-3.30pm and Fridays 3pm-4pm. Or alternatively, you can print the form below and send it, with payment, into school with your child or by post.
Please click here to open the booking form in a new tab, from there you can print it.
There will be traffic control in operation on the day. If you are driving, please arrive in plenty of time to ensure you can park. There is only one entrance/exit to the car park so please be patient when entering and leaving. Please also note that there is no parking at all on Sawtry Close.
The first egg hatched after school on Monday, we managed to capture this in photos and have created a time lapse video, which you can see below. Since then we have had six more chicks hatch! We saw the incubator turn from a group of eggs to a lively bunch of fluffy chicks. Now the chicks have moved to their new home and we've been tuning in regularly for some live chick action, trying to catch their short bursts of activity in between their naps.
This weekend the chicks are going for a sleepover with Mrs Titmas.
We are delighted to tell you that The Meads Primary School has been awarded the Silver Accreditation from Modeshift Stars. Modeshift Stars promotes sustainable travel and aims to encourage us all to lead a healthier lifestyle and promoting walking, biking or scooting to school on a regular basis and thereby relieving congestion around the school gates. This is a fantastic achievement and we are all working hard to achieve Gold Accreditation now!
To celebrate being awarded the Values Quality Mark again we thought it would be a fitting tribute that all pupils were involved in recording a Values CD. Each class had their own particular song that they have been working hard at learning and rehearsing.
Last Friday, children got the opportunity to put their rehearsing to the test and finally record their songs with Mr Bateman. As a result, Mr Bateman has been able to produce a fantastic and uplifting CD with songs from the whole school for you to purchase for just £2.50.
Below are some samples from the CD that you can listen to.
Children in Year 5 have been learning and performing poems. You can see some fantastic performances from Woodpeckers class below, including William Wordsworth's Daffodils. Enjoy! (P.S. make sure you click "Read more" to see all of the performances!)
On Monday 7th March the Year 6 netball squad were treated to a trip out to see local professional netball team, Hertfordshire Mavericks play Celtic Dragons at Hertfordshire Sports Village in Hatfield.
There was much excitement among the girls leading up to the event and the girls were eager to arrive. At the stadium, we were all very excited and were anticipating the game to start when we found out the match was going to be televised live on Sky Sports!!
The girls managed to get a photo with Mavericks' mascot before the game and were very excited, all too soon the match started. The game was very good with Mavericks taking an early lead. The Dragons fought back to equal the score, the game was very close until the third quarter when the Mavericks managed to pull away. The game ended 67 – 45 to the Mavericks.
The girls behaved impeccably and cheered on the team well. A big Thank you to Mrs Torpey , Mrs Jeans and Mrs Underwood for organising and transporting the girls to the event.
Yesterday 6 children from years 5 and 6 completed a 'Build a Bike' workshop run by Richard and Chris from Sustrans. All the children really enjoyed the experience and learnt how to use the correct tools to put a bike together from scratch. They found some parts quite tricky but by working as a team managed to complete the task showing the value of unity.
During March and April the Borough Council will be putting reward tags on household recycling bins which contain paper, card, plastic bottles, cans, tins, textiles and clothes. Only bins which include these items will receive a reward tag. Bins must not have any unrecyclable waste in them including food, nappies, oil or glass. The recycling reward tags will give the household the opportunity to nominate a participating Luton School to win one of three prizes of £2,000 to be used for an environmental project. As the children have been learning about recycling we are participating in this competition. It starts on Monday 7th March and runs until 29th April. Please support us by passing any tags received at your home to The Meads. You can include tags passed to you from other family members, neighbours or friends. Thank you.
On the 11th Februrary 2016, The Meads Primary School took part in a whole school challenge day. Over the course of the day, students worked in teams as architects and builders to design and build a new community arts centre. They used teamwork, imagination and problem solving skills to decide where to build their space and what materials to use. Take a look at some of our work!
Look out for Enabling Enterprise!Next week at The Meads children will be learning all about the skills required to become a successful entrepreneur. Watch our video to find out more.
Back in October the school were presented with the prestigious Achievement for All Quality Lead Status - click this link to see the press release that went out at the time. The link will open in a new tab. Below is an article from Luton Today.
In Year 2 we have been learning about nocturnal animals. Last week we were lucky enough to have a visit from The English School of Falconry. They brought 4 different owls for us to learn about. The children had lots of fun learning about the different owls and their 3 Super Powers! The children are now going to be writing fact files and reports about owls and other nocturnal animals back in class.
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.
Early Years and Year 1 have completed their fantastic performances. The Early Years children showed how much they have grown in confidence since joining us in September with a marvelous rendition of songs from 'It's Winter Time'. Year 1 have also performed brilliantly creating a truly lovely nativity called 'Wiggly Nativity'. Both year groups should be very proud of themselves. Thank you to all the children and staff for all their hard work. Also thank you to all the parents, grandparents, families and governors who attended one of our performances.
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.
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'.
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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.
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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 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.
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.