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John Fletcher of Madeley

Primary School

17 November 2017

Dear Parents

Year 5/6 Girls Cluster League
Last Friday saw the girls’ final fixture in the Cluster League as they travelled to Windmill Primary School. The game started with a great goal by John Fletcher. The girls kept on trying to score, only to have goal line clearances, blocks and good saves stopping them adding to the goal tally. Windmill have been working on their counter-attacks and scored 2 before half-time against the run of play. The girls didn’t stop, with many chances just not going in the net. Windmill scored again on the counter. We were very unlucky to lose 4-2 with the girls putting in so much effort. Thanks for all of the great support through the league, we will find out our final position when other schools finish their fixtures.

Flu Immunisation 
Today children in year groups R – 4 should come home with a letter and consent form to enable them to receive the Nasal Flu Immunisation.  The consent form needs to be returned to school by Friday 1 December, immunisation will be taking place in school on 8 December.  If you do not wish your child to be vaccinated the form still needs to be returned with the relevant section completed.  If for any reason your child does not bring a form home please contact the school office.

Abernant
This week, most of our Y6 children have been at Abernant for their week long residential and many of you will have seen photos on Facebook and our website. This has again proved to be highly successful with so many children overcoming fears and challenges during the week and showing many of the MAGIC attributes that you have been hearing about. I should give my very grateful thanks to all the staff involved in making the time such a success, and thank you too to the parents for allowing your children to be part of such a successful week.

Residential Visit Year 4
On a similar note, please remember the meeting to give information regarding the forthcoming visit to Condover for Year 4 in March 2018 will be held on Thursday 23 November at 6.00pm.

Josh Owens
You may be aware that Josh Owens (RG) has recently been undergoing tests for an illness. The results of these tests have now been received and it is confirmed that he has been diagnosed with T cell Lymphoma. Obviously he will be away from school during the first part of his treatment, which is already underway, but we hope to see him around as much as possible taking part in school life. 
In the meantime, the thoughts, prayers and best wishes of everyone at school remain with the family.

Christmas Fair
This year’s Christmas Fair will be on Friday 1 December from 3.30pm. Please see the attached letter for details about how you can help.
Our non-uniform day, where we are encouraging children to wear something “Christmassy” is next Friday (24 November). We do not ask for money for this day, but please send in a bottle (full and in date please) that can be used at the fair.

Operation Christmas Child
Thank you for the shoeboxes which have been brought into school.  These have now been delivered to the collection centre.

Christmas child

Athletics
Last week I informed of the Sportshall Athletics competitions held at Telford Tennis Centre and mentioned in particular the KS1 athletes. This proved to be very insightful, as when we received the results yesterday they were confirmed as the joint winners of the 17 schools taking part. Huge congratulations to all.

Attendance update
This week’s winners of the attendance awards are as follows: 
A* Attendance: 1H with 98.26%.
Pride in Punctuality: 5RD with 0 lates

Diary Dates
Thursday 23 November   Residential Visit Meeting Y4
Friday 24 November  Non-uniform day (wear something Christmassy and bring a bottle)
Tuesday 28 November   Visit to Weston Park Y1
Friday 8 December   Flu Vaccinations YR – Y4 
Friday 15 December  School closes for Christmas

Yours sincerely

Matthew Gould
Headteacher