The Meads Primary School - Luton
Early Years are expecting some visitors next week.
On Monday 14th March ‘Living Eggs' arrived at The Meads. We are all very excited and looking forward to an amazing experience.
Over the course of the two weeks that we will be looking after the chicks we will be learning about how to care for them, what they eat and how to feed them, lifecycles and much, much more.
As soon as we need to start feeding the chicks we will put feeding times on the website so that you know when to watch.
Click "Read more" below, to see our live webcam feed!
In year 4 we have been looking at the vikings. The children have thoroughly enjoyed finding out many facts about the "Vicious Vikings". One area in particular the children enjoyed was learning about how the Vikings raided and settled around Europe. In the videos below the children were challenged to retell the events of a famous Viking raid at Lindisfarne, highlighting the horrific events that occured.
Year 3 have been working hard on becoming reporters. They have explored the features that make up a good newspaper article and a T.V. news report. Here you can see their hard work come together as they report on the mysterious events of The Night at The Museum.
We have been learning about the Chinese New Year, the children have explored moving in different ways and negotiating space as Chinese Dragons, weaving and winding in amongst each other.
In Literacy, we have been reading the book called ‘Running Wild’, written by Michael Morpurgo. We have been using thinking questions to predict information about the characters and the plot. Here is an extract from the story.
We created our own raps to demonstrate our understanding of this month's value - Curiosity.
The Meads' Values Ambassadors have now been appointed and have been busy this week selling raffles tickets to the staff to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund's appeal to save the beautiful but critically endangered snow leopard. They have also found time to talk about which school Values are the most important to them personally and why. Here is the video that Mr Bateman has made of their presentations - we hope you enjoy it.
On Friday 9th December year 2 were lucky enough to have a visit from Mike Harwin for our topic wow day. The children had the opportunity to learn about Fire safety and toast smores on a bonfire. All of the children had a fantastic day and enjoyed eating the marshmallows! The children have also been very lucky this week to have a visit from The Fire Service.
There was much excitement in the small hall this morning as children were able to have breakfast with Santa. All the children tucked in to crumpets, croissants or toast and enjoyed meeting him and collecting their present. Please have a look through some of our photos below.
There are only a handful of tickets left for Thursday morning available from the Family Room.
December's value is Patience. Hedgehog Class were set a challenge to test their Patience. All of the children had a decision to make, they could either eat one big chocolate button or wait five minutes and eat two. Watch the video and see who gave in and who succeeded in the Patience challenge!
Please click on the picture below to see information for new starters for September 2017.
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.
Please click read more to read about the event and see a picture of our award winning veg!
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.
Please click read more to see more pictures.
"The car crash"
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.
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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.
Salt is mentioned more than 30 times in the Bible.
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.
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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.