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Dear Parents and Carers


Congratulations to our winning teams in the Big Science competition last week. Friday afternoon’s assembly was exciting as the winners from each class awaited to hear if they had been short listed to go through to the final stage of judging.  Well done to:


KS1 – Does your age affect your flexibility? Cait Sissons, Rosie Buckridge, Alaya Bell, Louis Smith, Ameena Chowdhury.

LKS2- Which liquid ice cube melts the quickest? Ed Tolley, Benjamin Roberts, Edward Frampton and Harry How.

UKS2- Does water affect the use of a pen? Cameron Thompson, Cadie Godfrey, Jessica Woodford.


We’d like to say a massive thank you to the following judges who gave up their free time to help with the judging: Rebecca Ingleby, Alison Etheridge, Andy Wakeling, Colin Greaves, Mrs George, Harry an Intern and two technicians from Wood Green.


Year 2 Music Festival

Please note this concert is taking place on Tuesday next week as per the ticket and not Wednesday as per some original correspondence.  Apologies for the confusion.


Read Write Inc

Please read if your child learns with Read Write Inc

As we celebrate World Book Day most people will tell you that reading is the key to education, opening the door to a world of imagination and information. The teaching of reading is one of the most important things we do in school and we use a synthetic phonics scheme called Read Write Inc to help us with this.


We teach phonics every day in Reception and KS1 and children are assessed every term and put into groups according to their need and ability.


Staff send books and words home every week for children to read at home. It is really important to your child’s reading development that you do this with them as it consolidates and reinforces the work we are doing in school and will make a difference to their learning.


There are countless Read Write Inc films on the Oxford Owls website and YouTube if you want to find out more or pop into school and talk to your child’s teacher. We are also happy to run workshops if there is enough demand so let us know.


Netball Match Report

On Monday 4th March, 7 Year 6 children played an exciting Netball game against Ducklington. On a cold but sunny day, we won 13-1. We worked hard and passed the ball amazingly. It was a great team effort and these were the team members – Charlie, Jack, Max, Rebecca, Ruby, Erin and Daisy. Thank you Miss Edwards for helping us and for the parents who supported us!

Charlie Ellis Year 6


Mobile Phones

Please note that no child should have a mobile phone in school unless there are exceptional circumstances that we are aware of and that this has been confirmed to us in writing. In these cases, the child will need to hand the phone to the teacher in the morning for collection at the end of the day.


Egg-citing news!

You may have seen posters around our school or heard from your children that we are looking forward to the arrival of some eggs in school on Tuesday.  Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage will each have an incubator containing chick eggs, and Key Stage 2 will have a clutch of duck eggs in their incubator. The hatchlings will be taken away to farms at the end of the following week.  We anticipate that this will be an amazing whole-school experience as pupils anticipate and witness the whole hatching process.

The PTA has kindly funded the loan of all the equipment we need, so not only do we thank them for facilitating this experience, but also to all of our families for supporting PTA events which raise the money needed for curriculum enrichment such as this.


New Cleaner

This week we appointed a new cleaner to join our premises team. We welcome Miss Marrianne Griffiths who will join us next week for a couple of hours after school each day.


Lower Key Stage 2 Assembly

As the children are not going to Grendon their assembly has changed from Friday 29th March to Friday 24th May so they can still present their residential trip to you.


Skate Skillz is back!

Professional skateboarders and scooter riders are coming back to Madley to teach children and young people their skills and tricks on Sunday 17th March.

There will be 3 x 1 hour workshops between 10am-1pm. Sessions are suitable for anyone aged between 3-18 and will be differentiated by age group.

The coaches will bring spare scooters and skateboards for anyone who doesn’t have one, as well as protective gear.

£6 per rider. Sign up here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RN2L685

or email:activatemadley@gmail.com

More details on our Facebook page, @activatemadley.

Hair Bands

As with all crazes and fashions they soon find their way into school. Hair bows and Alice bands are definitely on the radar at the moment and we have seen a wide range of designs and sizes.  Even some cat ears! Whilst I do not wish to be a killjoy I would respectfully ask that hair bows and Alice bands are more subtle and conservative for school rather than those that are more suited for casual wear and dressing up.   Thank you for your cooperation.


Red Nose Day

Next Friday children may wear Red and White clothes for a donation towards the charity. Cakes will be available from the Tuck shop for 50p each instead of the usual Tuck Shop goodies.  Please send coins in as Tuck Shop cards will not be used next week. (apologies for the conflicting message given the recent correspondence about Tuck Shop Cards but when our usual Tuck Shop is replaced by a charity collection we don’t use the cards)

Please make sure that if your child wants to buy from the usual Tuck Shop sale on Friday 15th March that only Tuck Shop cards will be accepted from this day onwards.

And don’t forget your red nose on Friday!


100 Club

This month’s 100 Club was drawn in the presence of the Admin Team.

Congratulations to the following winners:

1st Prize £51       11 Manwan Ng

2nd Prize £31     58 Sandra Rose

3rd Prize £21      100 Me!



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Year 2 Concert


Next Week

Tuesday               Year 2 Concert at Wood Green

Wednesday        Governors’ Meeting

Friday                    Red Nose Day

Friday                    Assembly Birch Class 2.30pm

Friday                    PTA Film Night 3- 5pm Please pick up from the back door of the hall


Have a great weekend.


Yours sincerely




Katherine Spencer