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. 

Year 3 Newsletter 12.01.24

What a great first week back year 3! 

The children (and Miss Azzopardi) have settled into year 3 brilliantly after the Christmas break. They have come back to school with a positive attitude and are demonstrating an excellent commitment to learning.  

 It has been a busy and action-packed start to the Spring Term. We are learning all about Earthquakes and Volcanoes this term and the children have already began to ask lots of interesting questions about the topic and are intrigued to know more. 

In English, we started off the week by looking at fact files and how we are able to identify the key facts by finding the subheadings. We then started to write our own facts about earthquakes.  

 In Geography, we looked at the four parts of the earth and identified the mantle, crust, inner core and outer core and started to look at how this links to earthquakes. We then found out some interesting facts about each one.  

 In French, we learnt five musical instruments and practised saying them to our friends.  

 In Science, we started our new topic ‘forces’ and carried out an investigation about the different types of forces we use. 

 In reading, we started a new story called ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’, by Philip Pullman. We are going to be reading the story an answering questions about the text. 

 PLEASE NOTE: P.E days are now Monday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor). 

 Have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Azzopardi and Mr Baker

KS2 Christmas Performance at St Michaels Church

Please look out for a letter coming home with the children in KS2 this afternoon detailing plans for their Christmas Concert.
This year, KS2 (years 3-6) will be holding their Christmas Concert at the beautiful St Michaels Church, Madeley on Wednesday 20th December 2023. There will be two showings. One at 2pm and one at 5:30pm. We ask if you can kindly try and stick to 2 tickets per child, to make it fair for everyone to be able to attend. If there are tickets left over, they can be re-distributed nearer the time.
For the evening performance, we ask that children are dropped at St Michaels Church no later than 5:15pm for a prompt start at 5:30pm.
Children should wear their school uniform as normal but with a Christmas jumper, this can be worn all day in school.
This event is free 🙂
Thankyou very much for continued support and we look forward to celebrating this special time of the year with you.

 

 

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
🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶🎄☃️🎅🤶

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

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

 

Reception

Mrs Smith’s group 

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/pzpKWCDr/JNmTqWuX

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/yhV6WtoY/NVNuSiZg

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

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/TPC6sx72/vHoPB4Lh

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/uQo32yBT/rMdWJGxs

 

KS1

Mrs Nicholl’s group

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/MR6wwy3S/YW0yo5td

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/LhT931qK/77Fz5yXC

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/wePzO0Oh/MWM8eZ81

 

Miss Sankar’s group

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/ebsVkHOg/sYsxHJwH

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/it5IamjW/kJL7hQ1g

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/5erfTUxA/zgtSMaaY

 

Year 3

Mr Baker’s group

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/ebsVkHOg/sYsxHJwH

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/it5IamjW/kJL7hQ1g

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/gb9AVyck/yy7xphtH

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/

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Dear parents,

Children will be assessed in their phonics over the next week and will be regrouped accordingly. Please watch the following video to support your child with their reading.

Year 1, 2 and 3 children have their E-book assigned via their Oxford Owl account. 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 (Reception class)

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/4V3rvtWB/oO5cmX2I

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/qjOBAgwu/yHxUZNXu

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/599dBiJZ/vtT81KkI

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/DP59ZALq/UGVbYfQS

Here is an additional video to practise sound blending with Fred:

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/D2SUah9Q/GREUBuQP

 

Mrs Nicholl’s group

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/UzXAqnXl/5AMS6yxh

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/LdE9UWGY/eseJXleh

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/TQB6aTQi/uJ7hKOhT

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/UOuvyJbc/fNsDRbvV

 

Miss Sankar’s group

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/u3nunFWL/BIoelrm8

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/UJpaJjKq/slqft5dP

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/MSHoP3py/Q0wWBCHZ

 

Year 3

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/O2ZTIshN/aE6YtQYC

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/Q64U3n9Z/2keDwJrH

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/E1l5HdCj/2AuKOZaa

Read Write Inc videos – 29.09.2023

Dear parents,

Please watch the following video to support your child with their reading.

Year 1, 2 and 3 children have their E-book assigned via their Oxford Owl account. 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 (Reception class)

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/8hOyNJre/550dNFlr

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/NFU8E1vA/OJqIF3jZ

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/x1hT9tUe/VqLCMsB1

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/3oGKDxwq/yNgDaikP

 

Mrs Nicholl’s group

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/MJraoTii/Xhs9V6Gi

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/RfPO0wcZ/Tq1q3hCl

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/HqocGVIR/haakJZLq

 

Miss Sankar’s group

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/oIsX90Xr/Rq8Fe0XQ

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/IvNNX0Ef/5qJwjbDM

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/uPEKhoMk/Na47mOak

 

Year 3

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/7blX3Uob/n8inRztM

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/Km5kECJb/Tg5TpPJ9

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/wLpc0Oyd/26TIXz3b

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!

Headlice Awareness

Head lice and nits are very common in young children and their families. They do not have anything to do with dirty hair and are picked up by head-to-head contact.

Head lice can make your head feel:

  • itchy
  • like something is moving in your hair

The only way to be sure someone has head lice is by finding live lice.

You can do this by combing their hair with a special fine-toothed comb (detection comb). You can buy these online or at pharmacies.

How to get rid of head lice

Treat head lice as soon as you spot them. You can treat head lice without seeing a GP.

You should check everyone in the house and start treating anyone who has head lice on the same day.

There’s no need to keep your child off school if they have head lice.

Wet combing

Lice and nits can be removed by wet combing.

You can buy a special fine-toothed comb (detection comb) online or from pharmacies to remove head lice and nits.

There may be instructions on the pack, but usually you:

  • wash hair with ordinary shampoo
  • apply lots of conditioner (any conditioner will do)
  • comb the whole head of hair, from the roots to the ends

It usually takes about 10 minutes to comb short hair, and 20 to 30 minutes for long, frizzy or curly hair.

Do wet combing on days 1, 5, 9 and 13 to catch any newly hatched head lice. Check again that everyone’s hair is free of lice on day 17.

Medicated lotions and sprays

If wet combing has not worked or is not suitable, you could try a medicated lotion or spray. These kill head lice in all types of hair, and you can buy them from pharmacies, supermarkets or online.

Head lice should die within a day. Some lotions and sprays come with a comb to remove dead lice and eggs.

Some treatments need to be repeated after a week to kill any newly hatched lice.

Check the pack to see if they’re OK for you or your child and how to use them.

If lotions or sprays do not work, speak to a pharmacist about other treatments.

Some treatments are not recommended because they’re unlikely to work.

For example:

  • products containing permethrin
  • head lice “repellents”
  • electric combs for head lice
  • tree and plant oil treatments, such as tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil and lavender oil herbal remedies

    You cannot prevent head lice

    There’s nothing you can do to prevent head lice.

    You can help stop them spreading by wet or dry combing regularly to catch them early.

    Do not use medicated lotions and sprays to prevent head lice. They can irritate the scalp.

    There’s no need for children to stay off school or to wash laundry on a hot wash.

For further advice please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/

Read Write Inc videos – 15.09.2023

Please watch the following video to support your child with their reading.

Year 1, 2 and 3 children have their E-book assigned via their Oxford Owl account. 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

Reception

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/3dcQ5ruo/S1u9Pzmo

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/ElEyB71X/E96g72X8

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/vnFZVicE/01TCIs0y

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/pOoFXArn/IupRomni

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/hAp4PutN/JDD7lY99

 

Year 1

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/aBXTdq0t/ZWSybpSq

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/Tb5Bcn8N/i2w7zlU7

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/65b24VJQ/l4lnaLoo

 

Year 2

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/Vfcsei5j/df1xUhys

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/NhmxRExJ/42475qtR

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/65b24VJQ/l4lnaLoo

 

Year 3

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/LpHyLcAC/NF0MJxYZ

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/apheGYPl/gPJoI8KI

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

Year 3

Our PE days will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 

Please ensure that children have their correct PE kits on these days.

 

Thankyou.

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.