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. 

1N Newsletter Friday 9th February

This week the children have been learning how to double numbers in their Maths and we have also been looking at how to find near doubles. Their homework for Maths over the holidays is a doubling game which they can play to consolidate their learning of this.

We have been doing lots of phonics this week to check which sounds we know really well and those we need to practice. Therefore your child may be coming home with a new reading book band. It has been lovely to see that lots of children have been bringing their signed reading logs every day. This has been earning them 5 dojos.

Spellings for over the half term is to learn the days of the week.

In our PE this week we have been creating our own Dragon dance to celebrate Chinese New Year.

As part of our World Mental Health day, the children have been discussing the importance of speaking out. We enjoyed talking about our feelings and thinking about what makes us happy or sometimes sad.

The children look wonderful in their ‘wear what you love’ clothes and they are very excited about today’s disco.

I would like to wish you all a very happy and safe half term and I can’t wait to see the children back on Monday 19th.

Mrs Nicholls

Final call – Friends (PTA) Wear What You Love Disco

💃💃💃…Final Day…🕺🕺🕺
Thank you to everyone who has purchased a ticket, to join us this Friday 9th February for our “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 tickets are £3.00 – Payable beforehand on ParentPay, by the end of Today (6th Feb), this is to ensure safeguarding ratios are met and sufficient supplies.
Volunteers – Safety is paramount, if you/ grandparent/ uncle/ aunt/ friend can help, please do get in touch, we could really do with some more volunteers.

Year 1 Newsletter 26.01.24

We have had a super week of learning.

We have been reading ‘After the Storm’ by Nick Butterworth (Our KS1 Author of the month) This week the children have been learning about adjectives and verbs and how to extend their sentences using ‘and’.

They are trying very hard to hold their ideas before writing and using their phonics knowledge to help them with their spellings.

In our Maths we have been comparing numbers using < > = symbols and ordering numbers from smallest to greatest and vice versa.

The children have enjoyed learning about how the weather affects the activities we do, particularly the rainy British weather!

Molly Mae was today’s child who won the ‘best seat in the house’ in our Purple Book assembly. Well done Molly.

Unfortunately, the children were unable to complete their spelling test this week (many apologies) therefore they will complete their spelling test on Monday 29th.  2 extra days of learning 🙂

Wishing you all a lovely weekend

Mrs Nicholls

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)

Year 1 Newsletter 19.01.24

Year 1 have had a lovely week of learning. They have been developing their understanding of numbers to 20. They have been counting quantities and using number lines to count on.

In our English lessons this week, children have been learning about adjectives and describing a picture from our class reading book ‘One Snowy Night’ They came up with some fantastic ideas.

In Science we have introduced our new topic ‘Animals’ where the children have been learning that there are different groups of animals, which animals lay eggs and those who give birth to live young.

Our Geography topic this half term is ‘Wonderful Weather’. The children have been recognising different weather symbols and discussing how the weather changes through different seasons.

Homework and spellings have been sent out this week. If your child has been absent please remind them to collect some spare.

Many thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Nicholls

1N Newsletter 12.01.24

The children have had a super first week back and have settled well into school routines. They thoroughly enjoyed watching the Pantomime on Tuesday, especially the teacher dances!


This week the children have enjoyed reading One Snowy Night and have been sequencing the story and writing captions.

In Maths we have been looking at numbers to 20. The children have enjoyed playing counting games, singing number songs and looking at tens and ones.

The children will be coming home with homework, spellings and reading books. Can I kindly ask that you listen to your child read on a regular basis and log it in their reading records. Children will earn extra dojos. There will be a spelling test on a Thursday and children will bring home their results.

Just a reminder that our PE days are now Thursday and Friday.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend


Mrs Nicholls

Year 1 and Reception School Trip

Dear Families,
Please look out for a letter coming home with the children detailing plans for an upcoming school trip on Wednesday 20th March to Park Hall Farm in Oswestry. This trip is linked to our Spring 2 topic, ‘Down on the Farm’
The children will be leaving school by coach at approximately 9:15am and will return to the school by the end of the school day. All children must be in their school uniform and wear suitable shoes for walking and have a coat in case of wet weather.
If you have any further questions regarding the visit, please don’t hesitate to ask Miss Harrison, Mrs Nicholls or Mrs Smith.

Welcome Back 1N 2024

I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas. I am very much looking forward to seeing the children tomorrow.

We have lots of exciting new learning planned for the Spring term. Please see below.

Year Group Curriculum Web Year 1 SPRING 1 2024

Just a slight change to our timetable, our PE days will now be on a Thursday and Friday. Please can you ensure that children come dressed in their school PE kit for these days. This will be starting from this week.


Many thanks

Mrs Nicholls

1N Newsletter 15.12.23

What a fantastic week we have had in KS1. I’m sure you will agree that the children did an amazing job performing in their Christmas nativity. They all read their lines beautifully and did so well singing the songs and dancing. I was extremely proud of them all. Next stop- Broadway!!!!

This week we have been learning about Advent and discussing how we get ready for the birth of Jesus. The children produced some lovely advent wreaths in their books and discussed the meaning and importance of the candles.

This is the last week that we will be giving out reading books and can we kindly ask that all books are bought back to school by Thursday next week so that these can all be organised over the holidays.

There will be no new spellings given out this week and you will find a Christmas activity in their homework packs.

On Wednesday the falconry group will be coming into school so if you haven’t already given consent please can you make sure you pop into the office.

Wednesday is also Christmas dinner and jumper day.

I hope to see lots of you at our Christmas Fayre this afternoon and that you all have a fantastic weekend.


Mrs Nicholls

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


EYFS and KS1 Nativity – Costume Reminders

EYFS and KS1 Nativity – Costume Reminders
• If your child is a Narrator in the nativity play
They will need a Christmas Jumper, school trousers or skirt.
• If your child is a Shepherd in the nativity play.
They will need a tea-towel, shorts and a plain T-shirt (brown or black).
• If your child is a King in the nativity play.
They will need black trousers and a plain T-shirt.
• If your child is an Angel in the nativity play.
They will need a plain white T-shirt, white leggings or shorts.
• If your child is a Sheep in the nativity play.
They will need Black trousers or leggings and a white T-shirt.
• If your child is a Town’s person in the nativity play.
They will need black leggings or trousers, a plain T-shirt and a tea towel.
• If your child is Mary in the nativity play.
She will need leggings, a T-shirt and a tea towel.
• If your child is Joseph in the nativity play.
They will need black trousers and a plain T-shirt.
• If your child is a star in the nativity
They will need a black t shirt, black leggings or trousers. 𝑃𝐿𝐸𝐴𝑆𝐸 𝐶𝐴𝑁 𝑅𝐸𝐶𝐸𝑃𝑇𝐼𝑂𝑁 𝐶𝐻𝐼𝐿𝐷𝑅𝐸𝑁 𝐴𝑅𝑅𝐼𝑉𝐸 𝑇𝑂 𝑆𝐶𝐻𝑂𝑂𝐿 𝑊𝐸𝐴𝑅𝐼𝑁𝐺 𝑇𝐻𝐸𝐼𝑅 𝑂𝑈𝑇𝐹𝐼𝑇𝑆!!!!
Please can all OTHER costumes be put into a named carrier bag and brought into school by Wednesday 13th December.
Thankyou so much!

Year 1 Newsletter 08.12.23

This week the children have been well underway with their Nativity rehearsals. Many thanks to those of you who have bought in costumes. Please can you ensure that they are in by Monday 11th December as the children will be doing a performance to KS2 on Tuesday morning.

As the children have been working so hard this week, there is only spellings homework and reading. You will find a copy of ‘Away in a Manger’- please could your child practice this song with you. If your child has a speaking part, please would you mind spending time practising their lines with them.

In our Science this week the children have been learning about seasonal changes. We described what happens in winter and how the trees and environment change.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday for their performance of ‘The Angel Who Nearly Missed It All’

The Christmas Fair is on Friday 15th.

Have a great weekend

Mrs Nicholls



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!)

Year 1 Newsletter 24.11.23

It’s been the start of our rehearsals of ‘The Angel who nearly missed it all’ and the children have been enjoying learning the songs. Letters will be sent home stating what part your child will have and what costumes they will need.

You will have received a letter this week about an exciting opportunity for a visit from the Shropshire Falconry. Please could you ensure that you have signed the consent form. If you need another copy, please see the office.

In Maths we have been continuing our work on shape. The children have been naming and sorting 2D and 3D shapes.

In our History this week the children have been continuing to write about what they had learnt on their visit to Blists Hill.

PE days will be as normal next week- Monday and Friday.

Have a great weekend

Mrs Nicholls

Year 1 Newsletter 17.11.23

The children have had another lovely week of learning. The children have been learning all about Diwali and how it is celebrated. The class produced some wonderful writing and artwork.

It was wonderful to see so many children children at the disco. They really enjoyed showing off their ‘moves’.

The time has come for this year’s EYFS/KS1 Nativity .This week we introduced the story they will be performing . The date for ‘The Angel who nearly missed it all’ will be Thursday 14th December and letters will be going out this week. I’m sure you will be learning lines and singing along to all the songs in no time 🙂

I have set the children a reading and spelling challenge this week. We are trying to build on previous scores in our spelling test and to read more at home. Please sign off any times they have read as this will mean more dojos. We will be practising their spellings within the school day in addition to their home learning.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mrs Nicholls

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