ABC Does and #TakeoverTuesday

This term, The Meadows featured on Alistair Bryce-Clegg's #abcdoes Instagram page. Alistair is an international early years consultant, author and blogger, and we are proud to have the opportunity to share our work with a huge audience!

'Our curriculum in the early years is based on learning through play and using the principles of objective-led planning. We create exciting environments and themes based on the children's questions, interests and next steps. We are very excited to be taking over the ABCDoes Instagram feed for #TakeoverTuesday and sharing with you some of the exciting things we get up to...'

Twitter: @ABCDoes

Instagram: Alistair Bryce-Clegg

www.abcdoes.com

Blog: abcdoes.com

Welcome to The Meadows!

We are looking forward to a new term ahead. Celebration assemblies take place at 9am on Fridays for Key Stages 1 and 2, and on Thursdays at 9am for Reception classes. 

Football Success

We're very proud of our Year 5 and Year 6 footballers, who won a tournament this term. They played all their matches without conceding any goals. Well done, Team Meadows!

Reading Together

There are many spaces in which to enjoy reading at The Meadows. Reading is a key to learning. We use a reading spine throughout school to ensure that all children gain access to a wide range of texts and authors. Our recommended reading lists for each year group can also be found in the curriculum section of our website. Throughout the year, we look forward to welcoming families to our reading breakfasts and workshops, which are all planned to support children's reading development. 

The slides from our most recent phonics presentation for families are available here. Please do not hesitate to ask if you missed the workshop and require more information or support. Our SATs presentation for families focused on reading this term. The slides are also available below.

File icon: pdf Phonics Workshop Powerpoint 2019 [pdf 591KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Journey to SATs 2020 [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Artsmark Silver Award - February 2019

We are very proud to announce that we have achieved Artsmark Silver! This shows our commitment to excellence in the teaching of the arts within school. Well done, everyone!

Reading at The Meadows

At The Meadows, we aim to inspire a love of reading in all children and work hard to help them to develop their skills and confidence. We have planned our reading curriculum with this in mind, and our suggested reading lists for each year group can be accessed via the links below.

You may find the following website useful. It contains many practical and useful materials and resources, including suggestions of suitable books for specific age groups:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/

File icon: pdf Year 1 Reading List [pdf 269KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Reading List [pdf 232KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 3 reading list [pdf 465KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 4 reading list [pdf 318KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 5 reading list [pdf 676KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 6 reading list [pdf 652KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Reception Reading List [pdf 245KB] Click to download