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. 

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.

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)

Welcome back Year 2!

Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We are very excited to see everyone back at school and share with you our new topic ‘The Great Fire of London’.

Curriculum Web Year 2 Spring 2024

One small change this term is to our P.E days. Our P.E days are now Monday and Wednesday, starting this week.

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!

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!)

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.

Read Write Inc videos – 27.10.23

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Thank you for supporting your child’s reading this half term and for attending our phonics workshops so far. More will be added to the calendar in the next term and we look forward to working with you to further support your children’s phonics. 

This week Reception, Year 1, 2 and 3 children have their E-book assigned via their Oxford Owl account. Reception children that can recognise the first 26 sounds and are beginning to blend these sounds into words, will now have a sound blending book weekly in addition to their reading for pleasure book. They will also be able to access their sound blending book on Oxford Owl as well. Letters have been sent out this week with your child’s log in.

Class teachers will continue to assign these E-books every Friday. If you need any support logging into your child’s account, please ask your child’s class teacher. Please ensure your child returns their book each Thursday in order to receive their new one on Friday. If there are any issues with this please discuss with your child’s class teacher.

Phonics groups



Mrs Smith’s group

Here are some additional videos to practise sound blending with Fred:



Mrs Nicholl’s group


Miss Sankar’s group


Year 3

Mr Baker’s group