April 20th 2018

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back to a new term and a warm welcome to all our new children and their families who have joined our Nursery for the first time.

Staff Changes
This week has seen the return of a familiar face to our school. Mrs Sam Warburton has returned to work on a casual basis in our Nursery. It is lovely to have her back in our team.
Mr Chris Goddard, who has been helping out our premises on a casual basis has now finished.
We welcome Mrs Roisin Collins to our premises team who is helping us out with lock ups.
Next week we welcome our new administrative assistant Mrs Beth Smith.

Madley’s Got Talent
Congratulations to our winners of Madley’s got Talent, which was staged on the last day of term:

Key Stage 1: Groovy Dancers Jonty Wilson, Benedict Armstrong and Samuel Hepworth
Lower KS2: Singer Amelie Hobbs
Upper KS2: Singers Erin Simpson, Mia Lees, Seray Dogan, Ruby Hobbs, Emily Clanfield

Well done and thank you to the Year 6 team of organisers supported by Miss Jenkins and Mrs Hickman.

Easter Eggstravaganza
Thank you to everyone who supported our Eggstravaganza on the last day of term. The PTA raised £605. Well done to everyone who helped to organise the event.
We are now part of the River Learning Trust and had a celebration assembly on Monday morning. The Chief Executive Mr Paul James came along with some lovely cake for the whole school to share.

Writing Cheques
Just a reminder that our bank account has now changed and that if you are writing cheques they need to be payable to:
River Learning Trust – MBP

Lunchtime Supervisors
As always we are very short staffed at lunchtimes and would like to employ more lunchtime supervisors. We have permanent vacancies available, daily from 12.00 to 1.00pm. We are also looking for any parent or friend of the school who would be willing to be called upon on an ad hoc basis, registering with us as a casual worker. Application forms are available on our school website and at the office.

Read Write Inc
As you know, this year we have invested in the Read Write Inc Phonics scheme, used from Reception upwards. Pupils in Reception, Key Stage 1 and some in Lower Key Stage 2 are benefiting greatly from this daily programme. Most pupils have been bringing home small paper copies of the book covered in the session each week, to read to you at home. They are clearly marked with a sticker on the front asking that the book is returned by the following Friday. At the most recent audit we have ascertained that there are approximately £100 worth of these books that have not been returned. Please check at home and return any that you still have, as soon as possible, so that we have enough books to send home with subsequent groups of children. Thank you.

Lunchtime Menus
The new menu has been emailed out to everyone and will appear on our website next week. Please note that we are not offering the daily option of jacket potatoes. We are now with a new provider called Caterlink. Feedback from the children has so far this week been very positive.

Sun Safety
Will the weather last or is that just wishful thinking? If it does please ensure your child has a hat and a water bottle in school each day. They may apply sun cream themselves but it would be more helpful if that can be applied at home before school.

Assembly Dates
Fridays at 2.30pm:
April 27th Birch Class
May 11th Year 5
May 18th Ash and Cherry Tree Classes
May 25th Oak Class

Diary Dates
Wednesday 2nd Year 2 Ultra Olympics at Wood Green
Thursday 3rd Ash and Cherry Classes to Blenheim Palace
Monday 7th Bank Holiday
Tuesday 8th Year 5 Concert
14th – 17th Year 6 SATs
Friday 18th Year 6 to Phoenix Cinema

100 Club
This month’s 100 Club was drawn in the presence of the Admin Team.
Congratulations to the following winners:
1st Prize £50 Linda Creed (49)
2nd Prize £30 Nina Lees (29)
3rd Prize £20 Laura Adkins (84)

One pair of black Minion shoes size 1. Please let the office know if your child is missing a pair.

Via Pupil Post
Reception Class Trip Letter
Via Parent Mail
Curriculum Information

Next Week
Tuesday Year 6 Leavers’ Photo
Wednesday Governors 5.30pm

And finally a big thank you to Mr Paul Downes for his graphic skills in redesigning our letter heads!

Have a great weekend.

Yours sincerely

Katherine Spencer