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John Fletcher of Madeley

Primary School

9 February 2018

Dear Parents

Mathletics
Mathletics continues to be the focus of much fervour and enthusiasm across the school.  Over the last fortnight, we have had two ‘Oscar’ ceremonies with several new winners proudly taking custodianship of their owls for the week.  The Hall of Fame continues to be a draw with twelve individual entrants, nine of whom achieved UK and World status and one class, 6CW, whose combined efforts earned them a place on both the UK and World class charts last week.  As a result of all this feverish activity, we have currently run out of the World Hall of Fame badges, but they are on order so please bear with us.  RG maintained their lead in the week beginning 22 January in the KS1/EYFS class competition, but were pipped to the post last week by 2Y, whilst 6CW have regained, and held onto, the KS2 crown over the fortnight, last week achieving 131,962 points. The certificates continue to mount up; last week a staggering 119 children earned 1000+ points and over the last fortnight, a further three Gold certificates have been added to the tally. The year’s total is now 1021 Bronze, 189 Silver and 19 Gold certificates.

Year 3/4 Football
Last Friday saw our Year 3/4 boys take on Meadows Primary School in a friendly match. This was a high quality game, with both teams playing fantastic football. At half-time, the score was 1-1. The boys went out in the 2nd half and scored two fantastic team goals, they were dominating the play until Mr Cowdrill moved a few players into different positions, which resulted in two great individual goals from Meadows. The game finished 3-3. Thank you to all that came and supported.

Year 3/4 Girls Cluster League
On Monday, our girls travelled to Meadows Primary School for their 2nd game in the Cluster League. From the start, you could tell the girls had already learnt so much from the previous game as they were dominating play. It took until the 2nd half for the girls to break the deadlock – a great corner delivered into the box for our defender to knee over the line for her first goal for school. It didn’t stop there, a great attack saw our striker kick the ball between the keeper’s legs for her first goal for school. A fantastic game for every player, winning 2-0! Thank you to all who came and supported.

The Book Fair is coming!!
Our annual School Book Fair is arriving next week.  This year you will be able to purchase books after half-term on the following days from 3:30pm – 4.30pm.

Monday 26th February
Tuesday 27th February
Wednesday 28th February

Please enter via the South hall doors which will be opened at 3.30pm.
Further details and a product catalogue will be given to all children this coming Monday.

Year 1 Parents standing under the canopy
Please could anyone collecting children from Reception or Year 1 avoid using the pathway under the canopy as this restricts the view of staff trying to dismiss children safely and on time. Thank you.

John Muir Award
Today, Y5 will have braved the cold and explored the local area, focusing on the Meadow Pit Mound as the first day off-site of their work towards this award.

Site Safety
During half term there will additional work done to improve site safety. The three pedestrian gates that lead to the playground will have automatic locks fitted to them that will open at appropriate times during the day. Therefore, please ensure that you do not arrive too early as there will be no access to the playground. This applies to all, but especially to older children who may arrive unaccompanied. We do not want the situation where they are effectively waiting on a car park.
Also, there will be additional external fencing between the Key Stage 1 playground and the houses backing on to it and the field.

Safer Internet Day
This week we have celebrated Safer Internet Day. Each Key Stage had an assembly to introduce it and each class have completed different activities relating to this year’s theme of ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect’. We learned about how our own online behaviour can impact on others’ feelings and also how quickly images can be spread around the internet. It has been very thought provoking and hopefully everyone has taken away an important message.

School Dinners
On Tuesday, in addition to the usual menu, for Shrove Tuesday there will also be pancakes on offer.

A reminder that on Wednesday, for Valentine’s Day, the menu is as follows:-
Popcorn Chicken / Popcorn Quorn; Baked Beans, Corn on the cob; BBQ Sauce / Sweet & Sour Sauce; Coleslaw, Mixed Salad; Iced Heart Shaped Biscuits / Chocolate Muffins.

Parent Consultation Evenings
You should have received your appointment slips yesterday. Please let us know as soon as possible if there are any difficulties. Don’t forget to arrive in time to look at your children’s work before your appointment. Those of you who requested a Tuesday appointment for 5RD will be contacted soon to rearrange as this has unfortunately needed to be cancelled.

Attendance Update
This week’s winners of the attendance awards are as follows: 
A* Attendance: 3B with 98.33%.
Pride in Punctuality: RV, 1J, 3B and 6CW all with 0 lates

Diary Dates
Tuesday 13 February             Parent Consultation Evening 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday 14 February Valentine’s Day – change of menu 
Thursday 15 February Parent Consultation Evening 4.00pm – 7.00pm 
Friday 16 February  School closes for half term
Monday 26 February             School re-opens
    Book Fair 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Tuesday 27 February             Book Fair 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Wednesday 28 February Book Fair 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Wednesday 7 March            Y4 Residential parents meeting 6.00pm
Monday 12 March             Y4 Residential Visit to Condover
Thursday 29 March  School closes for Easter

Yours sincerely

Matthew Gould 
Headteacher