Sports Day- Friday 14th June 2024

 Dear Parents and Carers,

We are again so excited to have you back in school for our EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Sports Day and Family picnic.


  • LKS2 (Year 3/4) 9.15am-10.30am (Gates open 9am)
  • UKS2 (Year 5/6) 10.45am-12.00pm
  • Reception & KS1(Year 1/2) – 1.30pm-2.45pm

 Enter: Gates by Main Reception (Reception and Year 2 entry and exit gates) PLEASE SIGN IN AND OUT

 All parents are to stay within the designated seating areas during the sporting events and should not attempt to cross the tracks to your child/ren.


In order to ensure safeguarding of our children, parents will not have access to the school building. Port-a-loos will be provided on site.

Behaviour Expectations

We are all here to celebrate all our wonder children’s sporting success and ask that you ensure that you are celebrating with each child as they follow our school vision at working at everything with all their heart. We would also kindly ask that any younger siblings are supervised at all times (avoiding running on tracks). 

Smoking and Vaping

Can we remind you that John Fletcher of Madeley is a smoke free zone, this incudes vaping. We politely ask that this happens off site, away from school grounds.

Fire Alarm

In the event that a fire bell should go off, please allow the adults to deal with the children in line with our Fire Safety Procedures. Assemble at the top end of the field, by the forest, in an orderly manner and await instructions from members of SLT. At no point should you attempt to enter the building.


Children are not allowed fizzy drinks or energy drinks.

Photographs and Phones

We have some vulnerable children who are strictly forbidden to have their photographs taken for child protection and other reasons.  No phones are allowed to be used in our school site, please.

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 1pm to facilitate playtimes, registration and preparation for the afternoon events. At 1pm 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. This map should help.  You can choose the most appropriate place for your family group, if you have more than one child.

We look forward to seeing you all on Friday 14th June.


Best wishes,

Miss Azzopardi

PE Lead

Read Write Inc Videos – 17.05.2024

Dear Year 1 and 2 parents,

The children have really been working with all of their hearts with their phonics learning this half term. All children will be reassessed over the coming week and class teachers shall inform you of their progress. Please check their reading logs for any updates!

To further support your child in preparation for the upcoming phonics screening check, please scan the QR code to watch the corresponding video.

RWI QR codes

Your child’s teacher will send home a paper copy of this, over the next week. They will highlight any particular digraph or trigraph your child needs further support with.

Please find further information below:

PSC Parent Handout 2023

PSC Parent Meeting 2023


Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Smith

(Reception Teacher and Reading Leader)

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.


The John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School Team


We are currently in need of old adult size t-shirts that can be repurposed for use in our art lessons. These t-shirts will be worn over the children’s school uniform, ensuring that they remain clean and protected during hands-on art activities.

If you have any old adult size t-shirts that you could spare, we kindly request that you consider donating them to our school. Donations can be dropped off at the main school office


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; 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.


Gayle Kinsey

Music Heroes

Music Heroes HQ
No7 The Dana



As you know, our school photographer will be visiting tomorrow (17th April) and Thursday (18th April)
We kindly ask that all children come to school wearing their full, correct uniform on both days.
Additionally, we ask that children bring their PE kits in a bag to school, (if their PE days fall on a Wednesday or Thursday) as they will have the opportunity to change into them for any PE activities during these days.

Workshop with Team GB Freestyle Kayaker Rebekah Green on 22nd May 2024!

John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from Team GB Freestyle Kayaker Rebekah Green on the 22nd of May 2024 and we need your support!
The pupils will benefit from physical activity through our fitness circuit, an inspirational talk including medal display and a Q&A session.

John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Rebekah Green, this will be enhanced across all year groups and staff, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.

John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School will benefit from the money raised as they will be able to provide new equipment, fund opportunities for the children, and more.

How can you help?

We’re asking all parents to help make it a memorable event for the pupils with the help of Team GB Freestyle Kayaker Rebekah Green and to raise funds for key resources for John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School.

If you are a local business or a friend of the school and would like to contribute to help us get to our target then please do make a donation and share our project as far as you can.


The photographer will be in school next week on the 17th and 18th April.


Wednesday 17th

Class photos will be taken. If the weather is good the photos will be taken outside.


Thursday 18th

All sibling groups will be photographed in the hall. Once these have been completed then a Year 6 Leavers image will be taken, followed by an individual image of each of the year 6 students.


New School Dinner Menu 2024

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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.




Parent and Carers Consultations

This week, letters went home with the children regarding our upcoming Parents Consultations.

Parent and carers consultations will take place on Monday 11th March and Wednesday 13th March.

Please indicate below your preferred time slot, and we will do our best to fit you in as near as we can.  If your child is on our SEND register, we would like to invite you to attend a double appointment to discuss your child’s needs appropriately.

The book fair will be held in school on both days, all parents/children are invited to attend whilst they are waiting for their appointments.

Please could you return your form to the main school office as soon as you can, so we can arrange your appointment times. Further details regarding location etc will be sent with consultation timings.


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


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:  


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..!


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), 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


The Nest Families

The Nest Families
We would like to invite parents and carers to our very own carol service in the Nest. On Friday 15th December at 3pm we will be opening the Nest to sing some Christmas songs, with complimentary squash and biscuits.
If you would like to attend, please return the slip that will be coming home with your child this afternoon at the earliest opportunity please
We really look forward to seeing you there 🙂