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John Fletcher of Madeley

Primary School

13 July 2018

Dear Parents

This has been an extraordinarily busy week in school.

End of Year Reports
Your child should have brought home their end of year report today. Any children who were absent today will have them posted. On Monday evening you will have the chance to meet both current and new teachers and also visit the new classroom.

Transition Morning
On Tuesday morning, all children will visit their new teacher in their new room for the morning. This means they will use the new entrance as they will in September. On Monday, their current teacher will show them where this is and on Tuesday, there will be staff around outside to point you in the right direction

Family Tree
This morning we were delighted to be able to thank the 6 parents who worked so hard to produce our fabulous family tree to celebrate the 50th birthday of the school. Each was presented with a certificate and a plant. Unfortunately, the coordinator of the project, Mrs Kerry Atterbury (from Telford and Wrekin Family Learning), was unable to attend and celebrate the achievement with us. Our sincere thanks also go to her for her orchestration of the masterpiece.

Year 4/5 Girls football match
Last Thursday, we played away at Randlay Primary school against a tough Year 5/6 girls team. It was a fantastic challenge for our girls to show how much they have progressed over the year and prepare themselves for some tough fixtures in September. A great end to end game, with both defences having the upper hand. An early goal from John Fletcher meant we won the game 1-0. A brilliant experience for the girls, thank you to all that came and supported.

Year 3/4 Girls Meadows football festival
Last Monday saw the 3rd Meadows Primary football festival over the past few weeks with our 3/4 girls. A tough opening fixture against Grange Park, just losing 1-0. A draw with Meadows Primary 0-0, after hitting the bar and their goalkeeper just keeping them in the game. We finished off with a great victory against Hollinswood 1-0. All the girls played fantastically well, finishing 2nd overall. Thank you to all that came and supported.

Medication
If we hold any medication in school for your child this must be collected by an adult on Friday 20 July from the Main Office. We are unable to pass this to the children.  Any medication that has not been collected will have to be disposed of.  Asthma Inhalers will be sent home with the children. Again if these are not taken home they will be disposed of.  New paperwork will have to be completed for September for all medication, including inhalers, to ensure we have the most up to date information.

Lost Property
We have a lot of lost property in school.  We will do our very best to reunite this with the correct children (if it is named).  All unnamed uniform will be available for you to look through during the Open Afternoon on Monday. Following that it will be put outside Main Reception each afternoon next week.  If there is anything there that will be of use to you please help yourself, all that is left will be disposed of.

Language Class Trip to Wonderland
The children in LD had a brilliant day out at Wonderland on Thursday. They were all extremely well behaved and enjoyed every minute of their day. They explored all the storybook houses, met lots of the characters and were lucky enough to have many turns on all the storyland rides too. They finished their great day out with a really fun story telling session with Alice in Wonderland herself! The children joined in all the activities, and opportunities for talking and interacting all day long with very happy smiles on their faces.

Australia Day
On Monday Year 2 got their shorts and t-shirts on and took a trip to Australia! They made fruit kebabs, linked to a Design and Technology project, and yummy Anzac biscuits. While there, they got to go to the ‘beach’ and a have a dip in the ‘pool’, make origami koalas and complete a range of other activities, including writing a postcard to their families back home! A great day was had by all. Well done, Year 2.

Online safety
Our eCadets have been busy again on their next challenge, spreading the word about summer safety. Most classes have now been set the task of sending a message home to parents about being aware of staying safe when posting images and messages online over the summer. Stay safe this summer with our sun poem
S - stop, only share photos when we’re back home
U - understand how to turn off phone location
N - never leave your phone lying around
Please bear this in mind when sharing images with your location on and think about where you store your phone.

Year 6 Revision Books
If you have not already done so, please could you ensure that these are sent in with the children so that they can returned to their class teacher or one of the teaching assistants in Year 6.

Mathletics
This week 2Y maintained their lead to retain the EYFS/KS1 trophy for the third week running whilst 4C, and their teacher, were very proud new winners of the KS2 trophy.  Our certificate totals now stand at 81 Gold, 391 Silver and 2102 Bronze.  Some of the Oscar Owls left their perches for new homes, with one surprised winner in particular being delighted having only just had a conversation with Miss Wilkes about how much she wanted to win Oscar!   With just one week of term to go, we will have our final ‘Oscars’ ceremony on Monday before the owls go on holiday en masse on Friday where they will be having a well-earned break, including a ‘bath’!

Crucial Crew
6CW went to TCAT yesterday where they learnt very important messages about personal safety. This is very useful, given that they are about to have a summer holiday and then go to secondary school. Well done to all who attended and participated so well.

Times Tables Rockstars

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We still have 36 Rock Legends who have all reached speeds of less than 2 seconds per question and 21 Rock Stars who have dipped under the 3 second barrier.  Can anyone else join them?  The classes with the most overall improved times are: 6CW - 2.46 seconds off their average base speed; 6CN -1.56 seconds; 4C -1.38 seconds and 2Y -0.64 seconds.  Well done for your collective efforts.

Attendance Update
This week’s winners of the attendance awards are as follows: 
A* Attendance: 6CW with 98.67%
Pride in Punctuality: RV, 3B and 6CW all with 0 lates.

Diary Dates
Monday 16 July  Open afternoon (3.30pm – 4.15pm)
Tuesday 17 July   Class changeover morning
Thursday 19 July  Y6 Leavers’ Event (6.00pm)
Friday 20 July   School finishes for Summer
Wednesday 5 September School re-opens for children

Yours sincerely

Matthew Gould 
Headteacher