Summer Holiday Activities Club

Dear Parent/Carer,

We have some fantastic news!  A holiday club will be running here over the summer holidays.  This is free to students receiving free school meals. Click on the flyer Telford- JF.

This is a fantastic opportunity so please get booked in, before it goes out to the wider public!

Kind regards

Year 5 turn pink!

Year 5 had a great day turning pink for Rainbow Day!

All children looked amazing in their pink attire from pink headbands to pink sequin dresses. Thank you to everyone for their donations, we have had an amazing amount and the pink hampers look fantastic.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Years 4, 5 and 6 save lives!

This week, Years 4, 5 and 6 have learnt how to carry out CPR thanks to the help and support of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. They have learnt how to help someone whose heart has stop beating by checking for danger, checking their breathing and then beginning chest compressions by placing their interlocked hands into the centre of the chest and pushing down. They also learnt how to stop bleeding and how to place someone in the recovery position.

Maria, from Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, also informed us where they work, the top 5 missions and how much money they need to run. Did you know they need £13 million a year to run?

All had a great time and were very enthusiastic during and after the session.

5R say goodbye to the butterflies!

Over the last few weeks, we have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. We have looked throughout the weeks at the four cycles and observed our butterflies doing the same.

They started as tiny caterpillars then grew into larger caterpillars. As time went on they became a chrysalis and then morphed into butterflies (we think they are monarch butterflies).

We have pictures attached to show us releasing the butterflies into their natural habitat 🙁 It has been a joy to see them grow up and we will miss them!

New books!

Dear Parents/ Carers,

A little while ago we held our annual book fair. From the books that were bought, our school gained reward points that we were able to spend on brand new books for the whole school. The children spent time in class, selecting the texts that they would like to read. A very exciting delivery came this week! Here is just a small selection.

Thank you to all of our families who have made this possible. We know the children are extremely excited to get reading!

Mrs Smith

(Reception Teacher and Reading Leader)

SPORTS DAY 28th JUNE 2024

    

Sports Day- Friday 28th June 2024 – take two!

 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.

 TIME :

  • 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.

Toilets

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.

Drinks

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 28th June.

 

Best wishes,

Miss Azzopardi

PE Lead

KS2 Healthy Snack Reminder

Dear KS2 Families,

As part of our ongoing commitment to promoting healthy eating habits among our children, we encourage them to bring a snack to enjoy during break. We ask that these snacks be limited to healthy options such as fruits and vegetables. Ideal choices include apples, carrots, celery sticks, bananas, and other similar nutritious snacks. These foods not only provide essential vitamins and minerals but also help maintain energy levels and concentration throughout the school day.

Please avoid sending snacks that are high in sugar, fat, or salt. Examples of such snacks include sweets, chocolate bars, crisps, and sugary drinks. By providing healthy snacks, we can work together to foster better eating habits that will benefit our children both now and in the future.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Kind regards

John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School.

 

Year 5

A letter will be coming home with our current Year 5 children today regarding Arthog.

The trip to Arthog is scheduled for 21st – 25th October 2024. Throughout the duration of the trip, children will engage in a variety of activities such as but not limited to, water activities, orienteering, campfires, and team challenges, all under the guidance of experienced instructors who prioritise safety above all else.

To help us plan accordingly, we kindly request at this stage that you complete the consent form provided on the letter today and return it to the main school office at the earliest opportunity.

We have worked hard to keep the costs as low as possible but there has been an increase in fees this year unfortunately. It will cost £175 for children in receipt of PPG funding and £366.94 for all other children. We appreciate the cost of living and know that times are difficult financially, so we are happy to look at personalised payment plans that suit your budgets, if necessary, as we would love all children to be able to experience this residential trip.

Please note that further details regarding the trip such as the itinerary, and required forms, will be provided during a meeting that is planned at school on Thursday 2nd May at 6pm. If you can not make this meeting, please let the office know and we can ensure that an information pack is prepared for you.

 

Thankyou

Miss Harrison

 

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.

Thankyou,

The John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School Team

Appeal

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

Thankyou!

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; www.musicheroes.co.uk 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.

Regards,

Gayle Kinsey

Music Heroes

Music Heroes HQ
No7 The Dana
Shrewsbury
SY1 2HP

07966040807

gayle@musicheroes.co.uk
dave@musicheroes.co.uk

www.musicheroes.co.uk

Arthog Year 6 October 2024

Earlier this week, a letter of interest was sent out to current Year 5 children regarding a residential trip (for when they are in Year 6) to Arthog.

Arthog is renowned for its picturesque landscapes and offers an array of outdoor activities designed to foster personal growth, teamwork, and resilience among participants. This trip presents a unique opportunity for our Year 6 students to step outside their comfort zones, build lasting friendships, and create cherished memories that will stay with them for years to come.

The trip to Arthog is currently scheduled for 21st – 25th October 2024. Throughout the duration of the trip, students will engage in a variety of activities such as but not limited to, water activities, orienteering, campfires, and team challenges, all under the guidance of experienced instructors who prioritise safety above all else.

Participation in this trip is entirely voluntary, and we understand that each family has its own considerations. We believe, however, that the experiences gained from such ventures can be incredibly beneficial for children’s personal and social development.

To help us gauge interest and plan accordingly, we kindly request that you indicate your child’s potential participation by completing the form that was previously handed out and returning it to the main school office.

Please note that further details regarding the trip, including cost, itinerary, and required forms, will be provided once we have confirmed the number of interested students. We are unable to confirm an accurate price for you now, however as a guide last years cost was £330 or £115 for children in receipt of free school meals. Payment can be made in instalments.

We are confident that it will be a rewarding experience for all involved and look forward to potentially sharing this journey with your child.

 

Photographer

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.
Thankyou

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.

Photographs

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.

 

Change to Year 5 PE Days!

Year 5 PE days will now be as follows for the Summer Term 2024:

Monday PM – Indoor

Friday AM – Outdoor

Many Thanks for your continued support.

Miss Russell and Mrs Campbell-Curtis