Welcome to The Meadows!
We recently held a phonics workshop for parents and carers of Reception children. During this event, we presented an overview of our synthetic phonics programme and children enjoyed taking part in reading activities! Please find the presentation slides below and do not hesitate to contact us at school if you have any questions.
|Phonics Workshop for parents - Monster Phonics||[pdf 2MB]|
Children in Need
Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts for Children in Need this year! We have enjoyed creating Pudsey's face on the plaground using coins, and our school councillors have worked hard in helping with our raffle. With your help, we have managed to raise a great total for charity.
A message from Lincoln Community Larder
Thank you for your generosity in supporting our harvest celebrations in school. As a result of your giving, we have been able to share donations of food with Lincoln Community Larder. A message from the charity is available to download below.
|Thank you message from Lincoln Community Larder||[pdf 173KB]|
Our Year in Little Learners
We enjoyed a super year of learning together in Little Learners! If you missed our presentation in July, you can find out all about our amazing experiences and join our learning journey by looking at our pictures. Click on the attachment below to find out what we have been up to!
|Pre school end of year presentation 2021(1)||[pdf 28MB]|
Our New Trees
We are working together to improve our school grounds during the spring term. We planted many new trees and the school councillors helped to organise this. Deer protectors were added to keep our trees safe as they grow. We planted a variety of trees:
2x Osier Willow 5x Field Maple 6x Rowan
2x Golden Willow 6x Birch 8x Hazel
2x Wild Cherry
Online Safety for Parents
This presentation for parents and carers, by Dan Hawbrook of the Lincolnshire Stay Safe Partnership, answers many questions about online safety for children.
Top Tips for Wellbeing
Dr. Alex George is the Youth Mental Health Ambassador, and here he shares 5 top tips for wellbeing.
Virtual School Library
The virtual school library is a new initiative that gives children free access to books each week. It is provided by the Oak National Academy and the National Literacy Trust. Here is the link to access this new resource.
|Virtual School Library|
|Oak National Academy|
Seesaw Home Learning
We are producing some super, creative work using Seesaw this term!
Seesaw is an online learning platform that enables children to complete set activities, upload their learning and respond to messages from staff. It is used for homework activities, and has also been used for home learning during lockdown. Interactive lessons and resources are uploaded and shared using Seesaw. If you have any questions, or require any support, please do not hesitate to contact us at school.
|SeeSaw Picture Instructions||[pdf 136KB]|
|Seesaw Presentation January 2021||[pdf 1MB]|
Below you will find some resources that may be helpful to you and your families during these challenging times. Some of the activities are used in school to support children who are feeling anxious or struggling with managing their emotions. Please do not hesitate to contact us in school if you have any questions.
You may like to visit our wellbeing page by clicking here:
|Coping With Anxiety Workbook||[pdf 7MB]|
|20+ calming exercises||[pdf 1MB]|
Virtual Maths Manipulatives
We use a range of practical resources in the teaching of maths, and you can learn more about our approach to teaching by following this link: http://www.themeadows.lincs.sch.uk/classes_and_learning/our_curriculum___assessment/maths.html
While at home, counters, small toys and dried pasta can be used for counting and representing numbers. You can follow the link below to access a range of counting resources on screen. We use physical versions of all of these in school, so we hope that they will prove to be a useful addition to maths learning sessions at home.
|Virtual Manipulatives for Maths|
|On-screen representations of practical resources|
Listen to a Story
We have a growing library of stories that you may wish you to use with your child when learning at home. Some of them are familiar to children and link to nurture themes, such as anxiety, what to do with worries and other feelings and emotions. Others are well-known stories that children enjoy. We hope you enjoy sharing them together!
You can find the stories here:
Remote Learning Update
As outlined above, Seesaw is used for home learning during school closures.
'Home Learning' pages in each of our key stage sections of the website can be accessed by clicking on 'Classes and Learning'. Each one contains learning grids of activities, helpful documents and many links to useful websites. Oak National Academy gives families across the UK access to daily lessons in all curricular subjects. BBC Bitesize also offers lessons across the curriculum. Both of these are accessible using links on the 'Home Learning' pages.
|SeeSaw Picture Instructions||[pdf 136KB]|
|Remote Learning Plan 2020-21||[pdf 151KB]|