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

We’re all going on Summer Holiday!

Thank you to everyone for supporting the Year 6 this week. I am sure you will agree that they were all brilliant in their performances. Everyone had learnt their lines, knew the song words and what to do!

The children were all passionate about the play: singing and acting their hearts out.

Here are a selection of photos to remind you how fantastic they are – we think a few might have a career on stage! We are very proud of them all.

Well done to everyone and thank you for all your support.

The Year 6 Team

Headlice 10/07/24

Dear Families,

Head lice are a common issue in primary schools, and they can spread quickly among children, particularly when they are in close contact during playtime or group activities. While head lice do not pose a serious health threat, they can be a nuisance and cause discomfort for your child.

Regular checks of your child’s hair are essential for early detection and prevention of head lice infestations. Please take a few minutes to thoroughly inspect your child’s hair for any signs of lice, such as:

• Itching or scratching of the scalp

• Visible lice or eggs (nits) attached to the hair

• Red bumps or sores on the scalp

If you discover that your child has head lice, it’s essential to take prompt action to treat the infestation and prevent it from spreading to other children.

We maintain strict confidentiality regarding cases of head lice, and your cooperation is vital in helping us ensure a healthy learning environment for all students.

To further reduce the risk of head lice infestations, please encourage your child to avoid sharing hats, hairbrushes, and other personal items with their friends. Additionally, remind them to avoid close head-to-head contact during playtime and group activities.

Thankyou for your cooperation in keeping our school community healthy and happy.

Below are links for further information regarding the treatment of headlice

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/

Latest Head Lice Leaflet 2023

 

Year 6 Leavers Information

Dear Parents/Guardians

The end of term is in sight and for your children, the end of their time here at John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School. There are several events coming up which will need your permission.

Leavers’ Lunch

On Thursday 18th July, the school kitchen is preparing a Special Leavers’ Lunch for Year 6.  The children have been given a choice of menus and will be served the one which has proved to be most popular – burger and chips (a vegetarian option will be available).  This will be for the normal school dinner price of £2.60.  It would be lovely if all the children sat down to this meal together, but if your child would prefer a packed lunch, please can this be provided as normal or pre-order the sandwich / jacket potato option the week before as usual.  There will be no other hot school meal option available on that day.

Please login to ParentPay by Friday 5th July to order lunch and also ensure that payment is made on ParentPay prior to the day.

Leavers’ Assembly

On Thursday 18th July at 2:30pm, we will be holding a Leavers’ Assembly to celebrate their time with us at John Fletcher.  They will be sharing a few memories of their time at school; it would be lovely if you could join us – please enter and sign-in at the South Hall Doors. Again, you will need to complete the register for tickets on ParentPay. Unfortunately, we do have a limit on numbers due to fire regulations. Consequently, tickets are limited to two per pupil. If you would be interested in any more tickets, then please advise in the notes section of your order but these can not be guaranteed.

Leavers’ Disco

The Leavers’ Assembly will be followed by a Leavers’ Disco in the North Hall (3:30pm until 5:00pm). You are welcome to stay to during the disco and reminisce with other parents in the South Hall. Please complete the consent form on ParentPay to allow your child to attend. In addition, a change of clothes can be brought into school for pupils to change into after the Assembly.

Year 6 Performance

The performances will take place on Tuesday 9th July starting at 6pm, Wednesday 10th July at 2pm, and Thursday 11th July at 6pm. The performance will last approximately one hour. After the performance, at 7pm, all pupils must be collected instead of walking home on their own.

Tickets will be available on ParentPay. There are a limited number of tickets per performance available on a first come first served basis, we will allocate up to 4 tickets per student in the first instance. Payment is not required but you can make a donation per ticket which will go towards our Y6 leavers’ celebrations in school. If you would be interested in any more tickets, then please advise in the notes section of your order but these can not be guaranteed.

On the Tuesday and Thursday, we are asking that pupils stay in school until the start of the performance. We ask that all pupils bring a snack or an extra packed lunch with them to eat before the performance. Please see the separate letter regarding costumes for the play.

Thank you for all your help and support!

Yours sincerely

The Year 6 Team

 

 

 

 

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.

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)

West Midlands Safari Park- Year 6

Dear Parents/Carers

We would like to take our Year 6 children to West Midlands Safari Park on Monday 15th July.

The children will be leaving school by coach at 9:15 am and will be leaving the safari park at 4:30pm with an aim to be back at school for 5:30pm (traffic depending).

Your child will need a packed lunch provided as we will be at the safari park all day.  If you would like to order a school packed lunch you will need to indicate this via Parent Pay at the earliest opportunity.  Children will also need plenty of drinks which need to be in a plastic bottle (no glass or fizzy/energy drinks please). Children must be in their school uniform and wear suitable shoes for walking. We expect that the weather will be warm so please ensure your child has plenty of drink, sun hat and sun cream.

There is a charge for this visit and a voluntary contribution of £25.09 is needed to cover the cost of transport, access to the safari park and rides. If we do not receive sufficient funds to cover these costs the visit won’t be able to go ahead.  Payment will be made through Parent Pay and this will act as your consent for the trip.

Please complete the payment (and give consent) by Wednesday 10th July If you have any issues with payment, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your co-operation and support with this fantastic experience.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Gladwin and Mrs Lawman-Smith

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

Year 6 Crucial Crew

Dear Parents/carers,

Year 6 have been invited to attend Crucial Crew Tuesday 25th June.

Crucial Crew is a multi-agency partnership event aimed at Year 6 students (10/11yrs) designed to provide them with life skills and knowledge, that will in the future help to keep themselves and others safe. This project provides an invaluable insight to children and young people through the transition from primary to secondary school. Crucial Crew aims to raise children’s awareness of important safety issues, encouraging them to think about their own and others safety and guiding them on what to do in several potentially unsafe situations.

This trip is free of charge.

Students need to bring a packed lunch for the day (unless a school one has been ordered a week in advance) and adequate drinks for throughout the day.

Children must wear school uniform.

Children will return by the end of the usual school day.

Please agree to your child attending and indicate if they will need a school packed lunch to take via your Parent Pay account as soon as possible.

 Unfortunately, if we don’t receive your consent, your child will not be allowed to attend.

 Thankyou

 

Head lice

Head lice are a common issue in primary schools, and they can spread quickly among children, particularly when they are in close contact during playtime or group activities. While head lice do not pose a serious health threat, they can be a nuisance and cause discomfort for your child.

Regular checks of your child’s hair are essential for early detection and prevention of head lice infestations. Please take a few minutes to thoroughly inspect your child’s hair for any signs of lice, such as:

• Itching or scratching of the scalp

• Visible lice or eggs (nits) attached to the hair

• Red bumps or sores on the scalp

If you discover that your child has head lice, it’s essential to take prompt action to treat the infestation and prevent it from spreading to other children.

We maintain strict confidentiality regarding cases of head lice, and your cooperation is vital in helping us ensure a healthy learning environment for all students.

To further reduce the risk of head lice infestations, please encourage your child to avoid sharing hats, hairbrushes, and other personal items with their friends. Additionally, remind them to avoid close head-to-head contact during playtime and group activities.

Thankyou for your cooperation in keeping our school community healthy and happy.

Below are links for further information regarding the treatment of headlice

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/

Latest Head Lice Leaflet 2023

 

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.

 

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

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