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. 

Y6 SATs Information Session

Dear Parents / Carers,

A SATs information session will be held on Monday 22nd January in the South Hall at 6:00pm and on Tuesday 23rd January at 3:30pm in the North Hall (please attend whichever meeting is convenient).  This meeting will offer parents an understanding of the forthcoming SATs tests in May 2024:

– the tests your child will complete

– access arrangements your child may be eligible to receive

– booster sessions

– homework

– how to interpret your child’s results in July 2024

There will also be an opportunity to look at past SATs papers.

We look forward to sharing this information with you in order to further help and support your child over the coming months.

Yours sincerely,

The Year 6 Team


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

Welcome to 6G and 6LS!

Mrs Lawman-Smith and Mrs Gladwin are very excited to welcome you to 6G and 6LS!

We have got a busy term ahead of us, with lots to do, learn and explore.

Please remember that homework will be sent out on Fridays and should be returned by the following Thursday. This will also include spellings that you will need to practise and learn, ready for a weekly spelling test.

Keep on practising your times tables and number bonds. A useful link for this is:

PE days are on Thursday (outside) and Tuesday (inside). Pupils should come to school wearing the appropriate PE kit on these days. On other days, children should be wearing the correct school uniform.

Thank you for your support!

Year 6 Trip Final Information

A little message from the Year 6 team

Just a few reminders about our lovely school trip next week:

6W are going on Monday 11th December. 6A on Friday 15th December.

Children must to come to school wearing: trainers, jogging bottoms, a Christmas jumper/school jumper, warm coat, gloves/hat/scarf (if necessary).

Children will need to bring with them: wellies/walking boots (in a bag), packed lunch (unless you have already ordered a school packed lunch via ParentPay) drink (no energy or fizzy drinks please including Prime). CHILDREN WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MORNING ACTIVITIES WITHOUT WELLIES OR WALKING BOOTS. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL!

If you have any further questions, please let us know.


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

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards

Miss E Harrison

Year 6 School Trip

Year 6 Families
Please look out for a letter coming home with the children this afternoon detailing plans for an upcoming school trip.
An opportunity has arisen for our Year 6 children to visit Morrells Wood Farm for a fabulous day of activities. They will be meeting Farmer Derek’s Aberdeen Angus cows and will spend the afternoon taking part in Christmas festivities such as making wreaths and mince pies, which they will be able to bring home at the end of the day. We have been able to subsidise the cost of the trip significantly, so can offer this trip with a voluntary contribution of just £2.50.
We ask that all children be on the school site promptly for the start of the school day on the day of their school trip. This ensures that there will be enough time for registration and a toilet trip before the coach arrives at 9am. The coach will pick the children up from Morrells Wood Farm and bring them back in time for normal end of the day arrangements.
All children will need to come to school wearing trainers, jogging bottoms, a Christmas jumper/school jumper, warm coat, gloves/hat/scarf (if necessary).
All children will need to bring with them: wellies (in a bag), packed lunch (unless you order a school packed lunch via ParentPay no later than Monday 4th December), drink (no energy or fizzy drinks please including Prime).
Please indicate your consent for your child to attend this visit via your ParentPay account no later than Monday 4th December. Thank you.
6W will visit on Monday 11th December
6A will visit on Friday 15th December



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

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 ☺️ 😊

Girls football cancellation



A decision has been made to postpone the girls football match on Tuesday 3rd October against Randlay as it falls on a date where there are various meetings and secondary school open evenings

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!