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. 

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
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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

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.

Spare Clothes

Dear families

We would appreciate any donations of old socks, underwear, trousers, etc.

All ages and sizes will be greatly received, especially with the colder weather approaching and little accidents more likely to occur.

Thankyou so much!

Sandwich Bar

Unfortunately, the kitchen can only provide sandwiches, (no wraps or baguettes) until further notice. If you have requested sandwich bar for next week and chosen a baguette or wrap this will automatically be changed to a sandwich unless you inform the office otherwise.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thankyou for your understanding
Kind regards

Malinsgate Police Station Open Day

Sunday 10 September, between 12pm and 4pm.
Malinsgate Police Station in Telford will be open to the public for a unique look behind the scenes of West Mercia Police.
The public are invited to come along on Sunday 10 September, between 12pm and 4pm, to meet their local policing teams, as well as explore the station’s custody suite.
People will get the chance investigate a crime scene, meet our police dogs, speak to their local officers and even find out how they could join West Mercia Police.
The event is open to all ages, and entertainment for children will also be provided.
Inspector Richard Jones, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the public to come along and meet some of their local officers and share any concerns or thoughts they may have with us.
“The day will offer members of the public a unique look at what a working police station looks like, as well being able to sit in a police car and visit custody. There will also be lots of entertainment in place for children, including a guest appearance by our force’s mascot PC Peeler. The event is completely free, and I would encourage anyone interested in policing, or anyone who wants to experience first hand what our job looks like, to come along on the day.”
A number of external exhibitors are also expected to be there on the day, including other emergency services.
If you have family and friends who would love to have an insight into policing, or to have a fun day out then tell them about our police open day at Malinsgate.

Bags

Dear families
Please can children bring a bag to school with them tomorrow (can be a plastic carrier bag) in order for them to bring home all of their belongings.
Thankyou.
🙂 🙂

Friday 7th July Non Uniform Day (Bring a bottle event!)

𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝟑 + 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝟔
𝐂𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐰 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐨𝐥
𝐀𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 (𝟕𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲) 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐬.
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐲𝐨𝐮.

For the rest of the school:
Friday 7th July the children are invited to come to school in non-uniform, there is no fee for the event, all we ask is they bring a bottle please to support our upcoming summer fete. The bottles can be anything at all (unopened please), shampoo, squash, alcohol, shower gel, hand gel, water, sauces, the only restriction is that it does not require storing in a fridge as we do not have the space.

Sports Day and Family Picnic

 

Family Picnic

One of the highlights of our Sports Day is the opportunity for families to have a picnic on the school grounds together. All the pupils will join you on the field at 12:15pm and return to the class at 12:50pm to facilitate playtimes, registration and preparation for the afternoon events.

At 12:15pm pupils will be brought in their classes to the areas and will return here at the end of the picnic.

Although we appreciate some parents may have children in various year groups, we are going to have designated areas that you can sit in to ensure that you have enough space for your picnic.  You can choose the most appropriate place for your family group, if you have more than one child.

If you would like your child to have a packed lunch provided by school then please ensure you return your order slip by Monday 26th June to enable the kitchen to order enough ingredients.

We look forward to seeing you all and just pray that the weather is dry and not too hot.

Year 5 really are the icing on the cake!

We would like to extend a massive thank-you to the children in Year 5 for their fantastic charitable efforts today! They have been absolute stars, preparing a display of splendid cakes and serving customers at our end-of-day cake sale in aid of Comic Relief. Also as part of the FUNdraising, the Year 5 children organised a penalty shootout with Mr. Cusden in goal.

Everyone around school has enjoyed taking part in the activities today, including designing their own red nose, competing puzzles and preparing cakes and other goodies for the sale. Finally, congratulations to John who won the raffle prize of a fabulous cake, made and donated by Mickey Ball.

Here are just a few photos of our highly successful cake sale…

Exotic Zoo Visit KS1

The Exotic Zoo will be coming to school on Tuesday 28th March to visit Year 1/2, Language class and The Nest!
The children will have a one-hour lesson with them.
The cost for this experience will be £2.40 which will need to be paid on Parent Pay by Monday 27th March.
If your child attends language class – this needs to be a cash payment.
Please look out for a letter coming home with your child that will provide you with further details of this exciting visit and complete the consent form attached. Please return this to myself in the the main school office or to your child’s class teacher by 27/3/22
Thankyou for your contribution towards these exciting opportunities for our children
Kind regards
Miss Harrison

Welcome to Language Class

Mrs Stacey is delighted to introduce you to our Language Class team.

We are so excited for this term, where we will be learning lots of new and exciting things. During the first half of Autumn term we will be looking at the Supertato stories and other books by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

The children will follow the RWI phonics program and do daily Maths. We have planned lots of fun craft and cooking activities and a trip to the supermarket later in the term.

If you have any questions about your child, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or calling school. Contact details can be found in their Home link Books.

Many thanks.

Mrs Stacey and the Language Class Team

Change of Activity day to Tuesday not Thursday

Our activity day next week will be on Tuesday 11th January. We will be creating an aquarium for inside so they will not need to bring in outdoor clothes or wellies this week.

Thank you Mrs Stacey and the Language Class team