Welcome to The Meadows!

Welcome to The Meadows!

Welcome to a new school year at The Meadows! 

News and updates will appear here. Copies of letters sent home can be found in the 'Letters Home' section. Please do not hesitate to contact us at school if you have any questions and we will be happy to help you. 

Covid-19 Primary School Update

The leaflet below provides a summary of the latest government guidance regarding Covid-19 in primary schools. 

File icon: pdf Primary Schools - Covid Leaflet for Parents Sept 2021 [pdf 796KB] Click to download

Celebration Assembly Presentation

You can take a look our latest celebration assembly presentation by clicking on the tab at the top of the page. Find out what we have been doing this week!

Our School Values

We focus on one of our school values each term, and take time to think about how we can show this value in our work and play. We also complete challenges at home, and this helps us to share our values with our families.

September's value is positivity. 

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!

File icon: pdf Pre school end of year presentation 2021(1) [pdf 28MB] Click to download

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. 

External Link Icon 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.

File icon: pdf SeeSaw Picture Instructions [pdf 136KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Seesaw Presentation January 2021 [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Wellbeing Resources

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: 

http://www.themeadows.lincs.sch.uk/school_information/well_being/well_being.html

 

File icon: pdf Coping With Anxiety Workbook [pdf 7MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 20+ calming exercises [pdf 1MB] Click to download

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. 

External Link Icon 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:

 http://www.themeadows.lincs.sch.uk/stories.html 

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. 

File icon: pdf SeeSaw Picture Instructions [pdf 136KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Remote Learning Plan 2020-21 [pdf 151KB] Click to download

Anti-Bullying Week 2020

During the autumn term, we promoted Anti-Bullying Week in school. In each year group, children learned how to work together to make our school a safe and happy place by participating in assemblies and other activities.