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)

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 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. 

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 🙂

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

KS1 Christmas Performances

You are now able to book your place to watch the KS1 Christmas Performance via ParentPay. There will be two performances. One at 10am and one at 2pm. As always, places are limited to two per family in total. This is due to health and safety restrictions of our school hall. There will be no cost involved, but you must book your place via ParentPay. Only 2 tickets will be issued for each performance, so please mention the number you require via ParentPay. We will not be issuing paper tickets this year, as we will create a register of who is attending.
We are sorry, but due to the constrictions of our school hall, we are unable to accommodate non-school children to watch the performances, even sitting on knees.
As you can imagine the children are already very excited and the performance will be an excellent opportunity to make some lovely memories. We look forward to seeing you!
(As a side note, we are finalising dates for our KS2 Performances. As soon as I am able to, I will let you know more details!)

Nest Newsletter

The children in the Nest have had a fantastic week! We have been starting to learn our songs for the KS1 Nativity. We are practising in class but if you wanted to practise at home, there is a link on the Year 1 class page.

We have been focusing on our differences and how to embrace them. We have enjoyed interacting together with friends in and out the Nest.

We have sent homework out for children to complete as well as reading books.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend,

Miss Bridges and Mrs Moir

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

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards

Miss E Harrison

Year 2 and The Nest trip to Stafford Castle

Dear Year 2 and The Nest families
We are pleased to confirm that the trip to Stafford Castle has been rescheduled for Thursday 16th November!
As part of the visit the children will explore the castle grounds with a guide and explore key elements of the castle structure. The children will also learn about and discuss armour, weapons and battles from the past. Children will mint their own Norman penny to take home as a keepsake.
Children will require a packed lunch unless you ordered a school one previously. Please ensure that children have a bag to carry their lunches in. Children must bring water. Sorry, no pop, fizzy or energy drinks.
Children will need to wear trainers / boots suitable for walking. Children should wear joggers / leggings as well as the usual school t-shirt and jumper / cardigan. Children should be dressed appropriately for the weather – please ensure all children have a warm, waterproof coat with them.



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

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.

Parent Open Afternoon

We would like to invite all parents and carers to an open afternoon on Friday 27th September at 2:30pm at the Nest. This is an opportunity to meet the staff, look at the provision and ask any questions you may have!

A letter will be sent home, if you would like to attend please return the the slip before Wednesday 27th September.

Year 2 and The Nest

In Year 2, as part of our topic Kings, Queens and Castles we are looking to visit Stafford Castle on Friday 20th October. As part of the visit the children will explore the castle grounds with a guide and explore key elements of the castle structure. The children will also learn about and discuss armour, weapons and battles from the past.  Children will mint their own Norman penny to take home as a keepsake.

The trip will take place on Friday 20th October.  The children will leave school promptly by coach at 9:20am and will return to school around 3:00pm.  Children will require a packed lunch unless you order one from the school kitchen no later than Thursday 12th October. Please ensure that children have a bag to carry their lunches in. Children must bring water. Sorry, no pop, fizzy or energy drinks.

 Children will need to wear trainers / boots suitable for walking. Children should wear joggers / leggings as well as the usual school t-shirt and jumper / cardigan. Children should be dressed appropriately for the weather – please ensure all children have a warm, waterproof coat with them.

The cost of the trip will be £11.26 As with all trips, should we not receive enough money to cover the costs listed above we regret that it will not be financially viable to proceed.

You can give consent, pay your contribution and indicate if a school packed lunch is required via your ParentPay account.


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!