Journey to SATs Year 6 

Our most recent Year 6 learning event focused on maths, and we worked together to solve maths problems. We also shared information about SATs week in May 2020. If you were not able to attend, you can access the presentation below, and also our reading-focused presentation from last term. 

File icon: pdf Journey to SATs 2020 presentation 2 [pdf 909KB] Click to download
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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. This term's value is 'positivity.' We receive awards in assemblies when we have demonstrated our values. 

Sports Newsletter - December 2019

Our sports writers have just compiled our latest sports newsletter, which you can download here. The children have written articles about events in which The Meadows was represented, and also updates on some of our personal achievements out of school. We hope that you will enjoy reading it. 

File icon: pdf Sport at The Meadows Newsletter Dec 19 [pdf 662KB] Click to download

Authentic Outcome at The Collection

In Years 3 and 4, we worked together to produce a brochure on Lincoln's history, which we launched and displayed at The Collection museum in December 2019. We have been able to share our writing with an audience and look forward to feedback from visitors. We hope that they will find our work helpful!

File icon: pdf Viking and Saxon Brochure [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Authentic Outcome at The Chalkboard Tea Room

In Years 5 and 6, our learning about the origins of chocolate culminated in each class designing and producing a biscuit to a set of criteria, in response to a challenge set by The Chalkboard Team Room and Bistro in Peterborough. Teams from each class worked together to research ingredients, flavours and costs, before presenting the finished items to the restaurant owner. The most successful entries will be baked by chefs and served to real customers! We enjoyed learning how to work together successfully for this project.

ABC Does and Takeover Tuesday

During this school year, 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

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

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