Dance-a-thon

Children across school took part in the Dance-a-thon today in aid of the NSPCC. We rocked and rolled all day and the children had some brilliant dance moves!

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After School Care Provision Article

You may remember that I wrote to you back in September in response to an article published on the Luton Today/Herald and Post website claiming that the reason the school took the decision to close early on a Friday afternoon was because of staffing shortages. At the time I completely refuted this as wholly inaccurate and misleading. This was not true then and it is not true now.

Further to this, the Luton Today/Herald and Post have now chosen to publish a follow up article claiming that the free child care provision that is in place to ensure that children of working parents who are unable to collect at 1:45pm on Fridays when the school closes is, from September, to be chargeable. Once again, this is completely untrue.

I wrote to you all back in June to let you know that in fact the free provision will continue next academic year but will be subject to a governor review in January 2020. It would be inappropriate of me at this time to predict the outcome of this review, but rest assured that until that review takes place, our Friday Afternoon After School Care Provision will continue to be completely free to all parents who need it.

Thank you for your continued support.

Extreme Mountain Bike Show

We recently took part in the Big Pedal 2019, an event hosted by Sustrans which encourages children and staff to take up or continue to use healthier and more environmentally friendly ways to travel to school! For getting over 6000 points in the Big Pedal we were rewarded with a visit by the Extreme Mountain Bike Show.

Danny Butler is a 5x British Men's Elite Champion trials bike rider and his show mesmerised the children with breathtaking tricks and stunts which included jumping off the top of his van!

The whole school had a great day and you can see some pictures of Danny Butler below!

Girl's Football Finals!

Last week the girls in KS2 took part in a football tournament to celebrate the 2019 Women's World Cup. Teams battled it out to see who would be victorious in getting to the finals, which are to be held this Friday 5th July. Come along to cheer on the girl's and show your support. Kickoff is at 2pm.

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Learn To Ride 2019

56 children in Year 3 and 4 have taken part in Learn to Ride sessions with Richard Noon from Sustrans. Some children who were complete non-riders gained the confidence and skills to ride independently. They have had great fun in spite of the rain!

Cricket

The year 6 Cricket team, along with 18 other Luton schools, took part in a cricket competition on Thursday 24th May at LTICC. The team consisted of Mahza (captain), Ibrahim, Sayfullah, Tahmid, Ali, Obaid, Muzammil, Ibraheem and Harry.The boys played fantastically and got through to the quarter finals. Their 5 group stage games were against Beech Hill, Ferrars, Whitefields, Norton Road and Beechwood, of which they won 3 and lost 2. The Meads finished 3rd in their group which saw them into the quarter finals where they played William Austin. The match was extremely close and the boys battled hard, but unfortunately William Austin won the game having scored 16 more runs than The Meads. The boys represented The Meads with pride and did extremely well, having never played together before. Well done boys!

Voice In a Million

On Thursday 21st March, after months of rehearsing, the school choir attended the SSE Wembley arena for the 10th VIAM concert. This is the second year we have attended and once again everybody had a fantastic time. Voices in a Million brings together schools from all over the country to perform together to raise awareness for foster care and adoption in the UK. Every child that performed represented a child in foster care in the UK.

The evening kicked off with a banner parade and children got to experience being part of a massive choir that filled the arena as well as watching performances from different choirs and BGT's Bring it North and the boy band Roadtrip. The evening culminated in a performance that filled the floor of the arena with a fantastic concert.

As always, the children represented the school immaculately, with one of the arena staff actually seeking us out to praise the children on their conduct. By the end of the evening everyone was tired but still gave it their all for the finale of This Is Me from The Greatest Showman.

Sky News covered the event and you might be able to spot us in the video! Have a look here!

National Online Safety

NOS The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet.
We are therefore delighted to announce that The Meads Primary School has shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online and have worked with National Online Safety to deliver an interactive online workshop for all of our parents & carers.

The course can be taken at your own convenience and covers:

  • Information about online dangers and the newest platforms
  • What online risks to look out for and how to protect your child
  • Interactive quizzes to check your understanding

Please find below the URL you need to visit to register your account. You will need to complete your details and select “I am a: Parent/Carer” from the dropdown:

https://lms.nationalonlinesafety.com/school/themeads

Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s Resources (which includes 50+ online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.

If you have any questions, or trouble accessing the course please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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RichardDear Parents:

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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This month's value is Happiness. Happiness is not out there, it's in you.

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Online Safety Update 20th May 2019

Image sharing resources for teens and parents: CEOP have issued some new guidance for teenagers regarding sharing nudes. I think this would be good for parents as well; the advice given to students in school should be replicated with advice at...


WhatsApp Attacked with Spyware – Update your App

With over 1.5 billion users, any hack on WhatsApp is a concerning one, particularly when WhatsApp (and Facebook who own WhatsApp) shout from the rooftops about privacy and security. It has been announced today (14th May 2019) that WhatsApp are...


Online Safety Update 13th May 2019

Teens trying to use ‘ancient’ phone Let’s start the week off with a smile. The link below is to a YouTube video (2 minutes) of 2 American teenagers trying to use an old analogue phone. I have no idea whether it’s a setup or real, but it certainly...


Online Safety – Distorted Selfies

I love my photography; I have been taking photographs since the mid 90’s. Like so many others, I started when our first son was born as I wanted to document our family, particularly our children growing up, and at one time I even developed my own...


Online Safety Update 6th May 2019

Children and Social Media (privacy settings) Last week I was at a wonderful school speaking to Y3 and 4 children. As part of the talk with the children, the subject of social media and privacy settings came up. One Y3 child stated that she wasn’t...


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