April 5th 2019


Our Current Value is: Positivity and Perseverance


Dear Parents and Carers


Congratulations to the following children for winning the PTA colouring competition:


Olivia Mae Rouse

Miguel Tenreiro

Reuben Smith

Lucy Honey


Reading Survey

In Terms 3 and 4, I carried out a survey of children and parents and their reading attitudes. After collating the data, I have produced a pack with a summary of the results and some helpful hints to encourage your child to read. If you have any questions, please see your child’s teacher.

Mr McPherson


School Council Jumble Sale

Sadly, there were not enough items for the School council to run their jumble sale this week. If you are having a clear out over the Easter break please save any of the items requested and we will try again in the summer term.


Cross Country

On Tuesday 2nd April 2019, eight Madley Brook Year 5 and 6 boys went to Tillsbury Park in Abingdon to compete in a cross country county final competition. The top 4 from our school came: Ethan 13th, James 21st, Charlie 53rd and Gabriel 77th. Jacob, Alfie, Max and Ned did really well too. Although it was very cold, all of us tried our absolute best and overall as a school we came 4th.  By Ethan Clark and Charlie Ellis


Well done everyone!



On Friday 29th March, the Madley Brook girls’ football team played Aston Primary School. Both teams played very well and both showed all of our values. Our players were: Eve Yardley, Erin Simpson, Daisy Hubert, Emily Clanfield, Millie Claridge, Seray Dogan, Ruby Hobbs and Charlotte Overhill. At the end of the match the score was 3-1 to Aston but we have both made it through to the semi-finals.

By Charlotte Overhill


Well done everyone!


Calling all Musicians

On June 13th the choir will be putting on a summer concert of music.  Children who play musical instruments are invited to take part and have been asked to meet with Mrs McPherson and Miss Fillary to declare their interests and to audition for the event.  Children may perform individually or as a group.  If anyone plays an instrument that is too big to bring to school for the audition e.g. an electric guitar or a drum kit then they are welcome to film themselves playing at home and submit for consideration.


Summer Term Dates


Tuesday 23rd     Return to school

Wed 24th              Year 6 Leavers Photo

Wed 24th              PTA 7pm


Wed 1st                 Dental screening for 5 year olds

Tues 7th                Year 5 to Wood Green for Concert Practice

Wed 8th                Year 2 Ultra Olympics Wood Green

Fri 10th                   PTA Bingo Night

Fri 10th                   Reception Class Assembly 2.30pm

13th – 16th             Year 6 SATs

14th – 16th             Lower Key Stage 2 to Wilderness Centre

Fri 17th                   Year 5 Assembly 2.30pm

Tues 21st              Year 5 Partnership Concert

Thurs 23rd            Years 5 and 6 Puberty Talks

Fri 24th                   Lower Key Stage 2 based on the Wilderness Trip – 2.15pm start

End for Half Term


Cotswold Wildlife Park

Last Friday Years 1 and 2 went to the Cotswold Wildlife Park. When we got there we went off in our different groups to see all the animals. The first animals we went to see were the birds.  Then we went to see the monkeys.  When we went to see the rhinos the man told us all about them.  We found a nice place to have a picnic and ate our lunch.  Later, we went to an area called Madagascar where we saw big birds and some cheeky lemurs.  One of the lemurs jumped on the path and some of the children got scared but Ms Evans jumped to the rescue!

By Bethany Tilley and Poppy Wilson


The Madley Brook Times

Thank you and well done to our team of reporters who have once again produced a great termly magazine for you to read over the Easter holidays. Thank you Mr Curtis for working with them.


100 Club

This month’s 100 Club was drawn in the presence of the After School Club (for 12th April).

Congratulations to the following winners:

1st Prize £51       11 Manwan Ng

2nd Prize £31     31 Francesca Thompson

3rd Prize £21      45 Andrew Fleming



Via Pupil Post

Reading Survey

The Madley Times

Via Parent Mail

Letter to LKS 2 Re Wilderness


Wishing you an enjoyable holiday, if you get one, and a Happy Easter.

Yours sincerely

Katherine Spencer