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. 

Lunch

Dear Parents / Carers,

We are writing to inform you that, with recent staff changes and in order to keep children safe, we are making some adjustments to the timings at lunchtime.

From today, the timings for lunchtimes will be as follows:

6LS and 5CC will have their lunchbreak from 12:15pm – 1:00pm

6G and 5R will have their lunchbreak from 12:40pm – 1:25pm

This will not disrupt learning in class but will help towards the smooth and safe running of the school day.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Lawman-Smith

Swimming

(For Year 4 and a select few Year 5 children)
Swimming sessions will start on Tuesday 16th January and will last for 10 weeks. The children will walk to and from Abraham Darby Leisure Centre with adults from school.
Please ensure your child brings their costume and a towel each week. Children may bring a swimming hat and goggles if they wish.
The children will be working towards their Aquatics skills award and self-rescue awards. Those who are able will also be assessed against the National Curriculum standard of being able to swim 25m (one length) unaided.
Thankyou

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
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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

Year 5 Trip to Weston Park

Dear Year 5 Families,
An opportunity has arisen for our Year 5 children to visit Weston Park to take part in an Anglo Saxon and Viking themed day on Monday 4th December 2023.
We ask that all children be on the school site promptly at 8:45am on Monday 4th December. This ensures that there will be enough time for registration and a toilet trip before the coach arrives at 9:10am. The coach will pick the children up and return them to school for the end of the school day (traffic dependent).
All children will need to bring a packed lunch in a backpack, please. We ask that children only bring water, no pop/fizzy/energy drinks, and no glass bottles. If you wish to order a packed lunch from the kitchen, please indicate this on Parent Pay. Lunches will need to be ordered no later than Thursday 23rd November.
All children will need to be dressed appropriately for the outdoors and will need a waterproof coat and strong, sturdy shoes or wellies as Weston Park is going to be muddy and wet at that time of year!
A voluntary contribution of £19.79 is asked per child. This can be paid via your ParentPay account.
Best wishes
Miss Harrison, Miss Russell and Mrs Gladwin

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/

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.

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!

Year 5 Homework Expectations 2023-2024

Learning Beyond the School Day (Homework)

Whilst we as a school appreciate that pupils work exceptionally hard in school with their learning, we know that when this is then reinforced and rehearsed with learning at home, it can make a huge difference to the success of your child/ren.

What will we do?

As a school we promise to ensure that all learning at home is linked to learning in school, purposeful and manageable (as life can be very busy). We also appreciate that some parents may be unable to support with this and will offer opportunities for school to support through after school homework clubs. Details to follow.

What do we need you to do?

Reading

Read at least 3 times a week with your child (it does not have to be the book they bring home, this can be any reading materials- magazines, newspapers etc.). Why not mix it up and you read to them and they check you are getting it correct. Record that you have read with them in their reading record. Make sure this and their reading book makes its way to school every day.

Number facts/Times tables

Number facts and times tables are extremely important for all aspects of maths. A pupil knows and can recall these will be more successful in their maths learning. Play games, sing songs and have competitions.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button is a great site to support this.

Spelling rules

Throughout the week, pupils will be taught a spelling rule and these will be tested on these on a Friday. There are many ways to practise these rules – draw the words, make them, write them backwards.

Maths and English Homework

Every Friday, pupils will receive Maths and English homework linked to their learning. This helps to practise what they should already know. This needs to be returned by the next Thursday. Please ensure that this happens as teachers will go over this to ensure further understanding.

Overview

Homework Expectations
Reading 3 times a week. Record Reading Record
Number facts/Times Tables and Spellings Practise for Friday each week.
Maths and English Sent home Friday. Return completed next Thursday

 

Online help and support

Below is a link to the ParentKind website (https://www.parentkind.org.uk ) this has many links to sites that you may find helpful.

Learning | Parentkind

Please do not hesitate to contact the Miss Russell or Mrs Gladwin if you require any additional support to help your child/ren completing any of their home learning. We thank you for all your support in this matter and hope you appreciate as it is for the benefit of your child/ren that we are doing this as a team.

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

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.