Year 2 and The Language Class trip to the Sea Side!

Dear Families,

As part of our summer term topic about The Seaside and our ongoing efforts to provide enriching and memorable experiences for our children, we are excited to propose an upcoming trip to Rhyl beach on Tuesday 2nd July 2024.  Our plans for the day include looking geographical features of the coast, beach activities and how to keep ourselves safe at the beach.

There will be a cost for this trip that works out to £20.14 per child. £18.14 payable via ParentPay no later than Monday 1st July 2024. The additional £2.00 is for an ice-cream which needs to be brought into school in cash and handed to the class teacher by Friday 28th June.

(Children in the Language Class should bring cash payment to the school office for both their ice cream and the trip )

To ensure that the children get to spend as much time as possible at the seaside, we are asking that they come into school slightly earlier this day, for 8:30am. This gives enough time for registration and toileting etc before leaving at 9am promptly.

To get the most out of the visit, the children will be arriving back to school slightly later. We are hoping that they will be back for 4:30pm – traffic depending.

Please ensure that children are dressed for the weather.  School jumper/cardigan) must be worn, however comfortable leggings, shorts or joggers will be fine along with trainers.  Please make sure all jumpers and cardigans are named.

If the weather is nice, we ask that sun cream is applied before your child arrives to school. Please also send sun cream labelled with your child’s name so that we can reapply it during the day as required.

Please ensure that your child has a packed lunch unless you request one no later than Monday 20th June via ParentPay.

Please ensure children bring sufficient water to drink. We ask that children are not provided with pop, fizzy, energy drinks or glass bottles.

What to Bring:

– Packed lunch and water (if lunch not ordered in advance via ParentPay)

– Sun cream (labelled with your child’s name.

– Waterproof jacket

– Any necessary medications such as inhalers. Anti sickness medication should be taken in the morning before arriving at school if your child does suffer with travel/motion sickness. If they require additional medication throughout the duration of the visit, a medication form must be completed, signed and all medicines handed to your child’s class teacher.

If you have any questions or require additional information about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Miss Sankar, Mrs Painter and Mrs Stacey.

Year 2 Teachers

 

Spare Clothes

Dear Parents,

As you know, accidents can happen unexpectedly, especially among our younger children during the school day and there are times when a spare change of clothing becomes necessary.

With this in mind, we kindly request your support in donating spare underwear, socks, pants, tights, shorts, and trousers. If you can donate any plastic carrier bags that we can put wet/soiled clothing in, we would really appreciate it.

These items would greatly assist us in promptly addressing any accidents that may occur, allowing our children to quickly return to their daily activities without discomfort or embarrassment.

Please note that at this time, we are specifically seeking donations of spare clothing items listed above. While we appreciate any offers of assistance, we currently do not require donations of school jumpers/cardigans/hoodies and t-shirts.

If you can contribute, please drop off your donations at the school office during school hours.

If your child is prone to accidents, we ask that they always have a spare change of clothing available in their school bags.

Thankyou in advance

A Gentle Reminder

Dear Families,

We wanted to send a gentle reminder about the importance of labelling your child’s jumpers, cardigans, bags and coats with their names clearly written.

It is very easy for items of clothing to get mixed up or misplaced at school. By labelling your child’s clothing, you not only help us to keep track of their belongings but also make it easier to return any lost items promptly.

We kindly request that you take a moment to check your child’s clothing and ensure that their jumpers, cardigans, and coats are clearly labelled with their name.

Additionally, if you suspect that your child may have accidentally brought home the wrong item of clothing, we kindly ask that you return it to the school at your earliest convenience. This will allow us to reunite the misplaced item with its rightful owner promptly.

Thankyou,

The John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School Team

Music Heroes

We had a blast performing to the children and staff of John Fletcher Primary School as part of the “live experiences” tour of Shropshire schools. I am delighted to announce that the Music Heroes Instrumental tutors will be offering piano guitar, ukulele and drums to the children of the school (all subject to sufficient numbers).

Music Heroes is an instrumental tuition service providing tuition to children in schools in Shropshire, Telford and Powys. Our ethos is to provide affordable tuition in a contemporary and fun style; teaching the songs that our students want to play whether that be something by Ed Sheeran, Queen or Billie Eilish or their favourite theme tune! Learning an instrument is much more fun when you love the music you’re playing!! We can also prepare our students for Rock School Graded exams, if that is something they would like to do…but no pressure!

The Music Heroes tutors are experienced musicians, performers and singer/songwriters. Please have a look at our website; www.musicheroes.co.uk if you want to find out more about each of us. Music Heroes was founded and is managed by me, Gayle Kinsey in partnership with Dave Sylva. School provide the place, and we take care of everything else. All communications (including invoicing) is direct between Music Heroes and parent/student. Invoices are sent out via email at the beginning of each half term. We are passionate about instrumental tuition being affordable, so we won’t be beaten on
price for one to one tuition. Lessons are £9.99 for 20 minutes.

We are pleased to offer every child that is interested a free taster lesson. If you would like to sign up for this, please email Gayle directly and we will let you know when that will be as soon as possible.

Many thanks.

Regards,

Gayle Kinsey

Music Heroes

Music Heroes HQ
No7 The Dana
Shrewsbury
SY1 2HP

07966040807

gayle@musicheroes.co.uk
dave@musicheroes.co.uk

www.musicheroes.co.uk

New School Dinner Menu 2024

May be a doodle of text that says "Vegetarian 1968-2018 Week 1 Monday Meatballs Wednesday work at it with allyour heart Week 3 Whatevyou do, Week Monday Thursday Chicken Curry Monday Tuesday Thursday Custard Tuesday Thursday servedwith Selection, Cream eatwell Selection Cookies Tuesday Chicken children. Friday Friday Jumbo Friday Wednesday Green edwith Selecbon Chocolate Brownie Hope Couscous, Selection Aspirations Topped Beans, Sponge Wednesday FOOD FACTS Pudding Bar Fish Jacket Potato Fresh available daily Cheese Crackers Friday. Individual hursday tems FUN FOOD FACTS quckythaty"

 

Dear Families,

Please see a copy of the new school dinner menu which will begin the week that we return to school after the Easter holidays.
Physical copies will be distributed to the children as soon as we have copies of them in school and digital copies have been sent via ParentPay and email.
When we return to school, we will be on week 1.
Kind regards,
The John Fletcher of Madeley Team.

World Book Day Friday 8th March

World Book Day Friday 8th March

On this day, we are asking pupils to come to school wearing their favourite pyjamas and snuggly clothes. This is so we can all snuggle up with a good book and immerse ourselves in the world of literature. Children are invited to bring their favourite book from home to share.
Throughout the day, pupils will take part in a range of exciting hands on and virtual activities to enhance their reading and ensure they are continuing to grow their love of reading. There will also be some challenges such as guess which staff member is snuggled up with a good book.

Parents are invited into school to share a book with their child/children on Friday 8th March, from 2:50pm. Please arrive promptly as this will allow you time to spend time with all of your children individually in their classes.

KS2 Families should enter via South Hall

KS1 Families should enter via The Office

If you have more than one child in school, we ask kindly that you start by visiting your eldest child’s classroom first. 

Our wonderful year 6 helpers will then escort you to spend time with the younger children.

At the end of the shared reading session, please leave the school via the office to sign out.

 

 

 

Comic Relief – Red Nose Day – Friday 15th March

Red Nose Day is on Friday 15th March. Blue Peter will be turning RED to celebrate Red Nose Day and they are asking our school to go ‘red-to-toe’ too. So, dust off your ruby slippers, pop on your lobster suit or simply don some scarlet socks – how far you take it is up to you!  We are asking for a monetary donation to Comic Relief to be brought in by your child which will be collected up in class.

 

As well as going ‘red-to-toe’ in school we are running a joke competition with winners being picked from each year group on Red Nose Day (prizes to winners). We will be sharing some of the jokes in the following weeks. So, if it’s one you have made us yourself or a favourite oldie that keeps making you laugh fill out a slip and return it to one of the ‘Joke Boxes’ at the entrances to school.

 

Comic Relief supports incredible projects and organisations that are making a difference for people across the UK and around the world. We will be finding out more in class, if you wish to at home you can go to the comic relief website at  www.comicrelief.com.

 

Thank you in advance for your support.

 

World Book Day Friday 8th March 2024

World Book Day is taking place on Friday 8th March. As a school we are going to be celebrating this day and have chosen the theme “Snuggle up with a good book!” On this day, we are asking pupils to come into school wearing their favourite pyjamas and snuggly clothes. This is so we can all snuggle up with a good book and immerse ourselves in the world of literature. Children are invited to bring their favourite book from home.

Throughout the day, pupils will take part in a range of exciting hands on and virtual activities to enhance their reading and ensure they are continuing to grow their love of reading. There will also be some challenges such as guess which staff member is snuggled up with a good book.  

 

Parents are invited into school to share a book with their child on Friday 8th March, from 2:50pm. Please enter via the main office where you will be shown to your child’s class. At the end of the shared reading session, please leave the school via the office to sign out.  

 

Children will be given a £1 book token to be spent at our school Book Fair or in a local bookstore on a range of identified World Book Day texts. You can find your local bookstore and have a look at the books available by visiting: https://www.worldbookday.com/books/  

 

From Friday 8th March – Wednesday 13th March we will have our annual book fair. The book fair will be held in the South Hall on these dates from 3:30-4:00pm. This an opportunity for you and your child to browse a range of exciting books from a range of genres and purchase one or maybe more. Further information regarding the book fair will be sent nearer the time. 

Newsletter – Friends (PTA) 26.01.2024

Friends Association (PTA) Newsletter – 26.01.2024

Dates for the diary:

Wear What You Love Disco 09.02.2024.

We are holding a Spring Disco, children are invited to join us Friday 9th February for a “Wear What You Love” Disco, children are welcome to come to school in their disco clothes, spending they day in what they love to wear.

Disco times will be as follows:

  • Reception, Years 1 & 2 – 3:15pm to 4:00pm
  • Years 3 & 4 – 4:15pm to 5:15pm
  • Years 5 & 6 – 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Disco tickets are £3.00 – Payable beforehand on ParentPayby Tuesday 6th February, this is to ensure safeguarding ratios are met and sufficient supplies. Entry fee includes Chocolate buttons/ Haribo (vegan options available). For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, we must abide by a “no ticket, no entry” policy. Please have your ParentPay receipt handy at drop off (KS2).  KS1 staff will have a list of who is attending, if your child is not attending the disco, please collect as normal.

Drop off:

  • KS1, staff will deliver children with tickets to the South Hall.
  • KS2, queue at the South Hall doors at allotted time, please have ParentPay receipt handy, tickets cannot be purchased on the day, entry will be refused.

Collection – all children must be collected; no child will be permitted to walk home alone:

  • KS1 usual pick-up points.
  • KS2, enter through South Hall doors, collect child (they will be lined up ready), then exit via Year 5 doors, rejoin South Hall queue for next Disco if required.

PLEASE NOTE – When dropping off & collecting children – please collect your child and then leave the hall (via Year 5 exit). DO NOT drop older children in the hall at the same time, we need to register their attendance. Please go back round and wait for the hall to be empty and us to call for the next disco before dropping off older children. This is to reduce congestion and make it easier for staff and volunteers to ensure that the right child is with the right parents/guardians, that all children have been. Thank You for your help with this..!

Volunteers:

We are appealing for volunteers to come along and help supervise the discos and make sure the children are safe and have fun. We need helpers at all 3 discos to ensure they run successfully. Please contact Friends (PTA) johnfletcher.friends@taw.org.uk, if you can help,  if we do not have enough helpers we may have to cancel, please help make this a wonderful event for the children.

Thank you for reading.

Friends (PTA)

A huge thankyou!!!!!

Today we have had our last school trip of 2023 and so I just wanted to say a very big thankyou to my amazing volunteers who have helped support our educational school visits this year. Thankyou so much for giving up your free time to help support our fantastic children and teachers, we really do appreciate all that you do.

If you would like to become a volunteer, please pop and see me in the office and I can give you more information.

Best wishes

Miss Harrison

 

Christmas Dinner and Jumper Day 2023

The children should have received letters regarding our upcoming Christmas Dinner celebrations which will take place on the 20th December 2023. The children are welcome to wear Christmas jumpers on this day.
Please complete and return the form attached at the earliest opportunity.
If you require another letter please pop to see me (Miss Harrison) in the office 🙂
Here is another copy of the menu
🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶

Children in Need 17.11.23

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may already know, this week is this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal Week. John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School is excited to be joining with many others around the UK to help raise awareness.

Children are welcome to come to school on Friday 17th November in their own clothes.

Due to the cost-of-living crisis, parents are not expected to contribute but if you would like to donate, you can do so here;

Donate using the ‘70701’ shortcode (Campaign dates: 31st Oct 2023 to 30th Nov 2024) –

Text the word ‘FIVE’ to 70701 to donate £5

Text the word ‘TEN’ to 70701 to donate £10

If children have PE on Friday (Y3 and Year 1) they will need to wear sensible footwear.

For further information please see https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/donate/

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards

Miss E Harrison

General reminders

Contact Details

It is extremely important that we as a school are able to make contact with you not only by phone but also email. If you or any of your contacts on our system have changed your telephone numbers or emails please ensure that we are aware of the new numbers. This includes a change of address. These changes can easily be made by getting in touch with the school office.

Sandwich/Jacket Potato Bar

On our school menu we do offer the option of having either Sandwich Bar or Jacket Potato Bar. These needed to be ordered a week in advance and we ask that orders are placed by the end of the school day on a Thursday in readiness for the following week. Order forms can be found in the main school office.

Appointments

Whenever possible, please make every effort to book children’s medical appointments outside of school hours. However, if it is that you do have to collect your child during the school day or bring them in at a later start time, you will need to let the office know and also provide us with evidence of their appointment. A letter, text message or appointment card will suffice. Thank you.

Pick-ups

If you have arranged for somebody different to collect your child from school please let the office know prior to 2.30pm whenever possible so that the appropriate message can be sent to class teacher regarding who to dismiss your child to.

Absence Reporting

If your child is absent from school it is vital that you call the school office prior to 9.30am each day of their absence with a reason and brief explanation. This is important for safeguarding reasons as well as keeping our school attendance records accurate and up to date. We are still experiencing a number of absences without receiving a call and the administration team are having to make follow up calls to parents which is very time consuming at what is a very busy time of day. For sickness and diarrhoea please note the absence period is 48 hours from the last episode before your child is able to return to school.

Also, please do not email class teachers directly with information about your child’s absence or with any other details regarding collection etc, the school office must be informed of this information.

Site Safety

Please can we again remind parents that, for the safety of all, parking is not allowed on school premises. This also includes taxis that have been booked to bring parents to collect their children. If you arrive in a taxi, you must instruct the driver to let you out on the road and tell them that they are not allowed on site. We have a limited number of disabled spaces for which we can issue parking permits if you could show the office staff a disability parking badge.  We would ask that if you do use these spaces you wait until the drives have cleared before moving your vehicle. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the children safe.

Parking

Please remember to park safely and considerately on the roads around school. Tesco are willing for parents to park on their car park and walk the short distance to school. When parking near school please do not park on the pavements causing obstructions for driveways and pedestrians. Thank you for your co-operation.

Bikes and Scooters

Please remember that whilst on school grounds children are not allowed to ride their bikes and scooters. These must be pushed or carried until off the premises. This includes children not of school-age. Thank you.

Thankyou for your co-operation

Best wishes

Miss Harrison

NSPCC Speak Out. Stay Safe.

16th October 2023

Dear Parent/Carer

NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. programme

I am pleased to inform you that we are participating in the NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. Programme this term. Speak out. Stay safe. is a programme for children aged 5-11 which aims to help children understand abuse in all its forms and to recognise the signs of abuse. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a safe adult or Childline.

This child friendly programme is aligned with the curriculum and consists of age appropriate virtual assemblies and supporting classroom based activities which we have reviewed.  The content is delivered in an engaging and interactive way with the help of the NSPCC mascot Buddy. If you would like to know more about the Speak out. Stay safe. programme visit www.nspcc.org.uk/speakout.

Feedback survey for pupils aged 7-11

The NSPCC would like to gather feedback from pupils aged between 7-11 about the Speak out. Stay safe. programme to gauge their learning. This will be voluntary and children can still take part in the programme if they don’t take part in the survey.

  • All survey questions are multiple choice and focussed on the programme.
  • The survey is anonymous and confidential.  However, if in the process of completing the survey, a teacher becomes concerned for a pupil’s welfare (e.g., through something a pupil says) we will follow our school’s safeguarding procedures.
  • If you do not want your child to take part in the survey, sign and return the slip on the letter given to your child to their class teacher.
  • If you have agreed that your child can take part in the survey but your child changes their mind on the day, that is also okay.

Additional NSPCC resources for families to help keep children safe

The NSPCC have shared some important information below on wider NSPCC resources and support to help keep children safe.

 

Parent/Carer support

Take a look at information, support, advice and activities from NSPCC for parent and carers.

www.nspcc.org.uk/parents

Activities to extend learning at home

Take part in games and activities at home to help children learn about speaking out and staying safe.

www.nspcc.org.uk/activities

 

 

Online Safety Hub

For information on a range of different online safety topics including gaming, social media, sharing images, parental controls and more.

www.nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety

 

Childline – under 12’s

Childline have an accessible website with advice, support, games and activities. Children can change the language, enlarge text and also listen to the content.

www.childline.org.uk/buddy (5-7)

www.childline.org.uk/kids (7-11)

 

Talk PANTS with your children

Talk PANTS is a simple conversation to help keep children safe from sexual abuse. From P through to S, each letter of PANTS provides simple but important messages. Download the free resources at www.nspcc.org.uk/pants.

 

 I hope you find this information about the NSPCC and the Speak out. Stay safe. programme helpful. Please do contact your child’s class teacher or myself if you have any further questions.

 Yours sincerely,

Sarah Wust

Assistant Head teacher and SENDCO

Lead teacher for Vulnerable Pupils

 

Harvest

 

I wanted to say a huge thankyou to our families for all of their kind donations towards our Harvest collections this year. Your generosity will go on to help so many families in our community.
A big big thankyou to my brilliant helpers who did a fantastic job of organising and packing away the donations ready to be collected.
If you would like to contribute further or require support you can do by visiting https://telfordcrisissupport.org.uk/

2023/2024 Nasal Influenza Immunisation (Flu Spray)

Your child’s annual 2023/2024 LAIV Nasal Influenza Immunisation (Flu Spray) is now due. All children in school should have come home with consent forms earlier this week. If you have not received one, please come and see me (Miss Harrison) in the office.

All Primary school-aged children, including children in Specialist Schools, in Reception Year to Year 6 (aged 4 to 10 years old on 31st August 2023) will be offered the vaccine.

This vaccination programme is in place to help protect your child against flu. Flu can be an unpleasant illness and sometimes causes serious complications. Vaccinating your child will also help protect more vulnerable friends and family by preventing flu from spreading. The vaccination is free and recommended for young children and will be given by a quick and simple spray up the nose.
If your child becomes wheezy or has their asthma medication increased after you return the consent form handed out earlier in the week, please contact the Immunisation Team via school on the day.

If you decide you do not want to vaccinate your child against flu,  please return the form indicating no consent. 

Thankyou ☺️ 😊

Harvest Festival

Harvest Celebration – Friday 6th October 2023

Dear families

We will be holding our Harvest Celebration on Friday 6th October 2023. As part of our service, we will be giving thanks for donations which will be passed on to our local food bank.

To ensure that the food bank receives a wide variety of items pleased could you try to send a donation in line with each child’s year group on the table below. However, all donations are gratefully received and will provide much needed help to the most vulnerable people in our local community.

 

Reception Pasta, rice, instant noodles, pot snacks
Year 1 / 2 Tinned goods (beans, spaghetti, soup, tuna, fruit, veg, rice pudding, custard)
Year 3 Jams, spreads, long life puddings, UHT milk, squash or cordial
Year 4 Sugar, crackers, boxed cereal
Year 5 Nappies, wipes, baby food, baby shampoo, baby wash
Year 6 Shampoo, deodorant, shaving foam, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush packs
Via the office Razors, feminine hygiene products (these are much needed items)

 

Please begin sending in your donations from tomorrow so that the children can experience the magic of watching the food store grow over the course of the following week. We are aware that everyone needs a little help from time to time and therefore all parents are invited to view our harvest donations on Friday 6th October at 3:30pm in the South Hall where you may use this as an opportunity to take whatever is needed to make things a little easier during our current times where we’re all feeling the pinch. Any surplus will be sent to our local foodbank.

We are very lucky to have such supportive families and we know that you will donate as much as you can within our current financial climate to this very important cause.