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Dear Parents and Carers


Congratulations to our amazing Year 5 children who sang at the Partnership Concert on Tuesday night. They represented our school so very well with their fantastic behaviour, wonderful singing and excellent recitals.  Well done everyone.


Quad Kids

On Monday 20th May Year 5 and 6 went to Wood Green to take part in the Quad Kids competition. We completed four different activities: long jump, 75m sprint, 600m run and the vortex. Our team included Jacob Hepworth, Charlie Ellis, Harry Gray, Max Simpson, Charlotte Overhill, Daisy Hubert and Ruby Hobbs. Everyone tried their best and it was a great event, even though we were one player down! 

By Charlotte Overhill


Well done everyone!


Tennis Tournament Success!

On Thursday 23rd May some Year 4s took part in an exciting tennis tournament at Carterton Community College on a very hot and sunny day! Tallula Gray, Emily Yardley, Leah Morcombe, Lily Reed, Harry How, Olly Lees, Ed Tolley and Kamran George took part and all children played really well. Madley Brook won the competition and are going through to the County Finals on the Thursday after half term. Well done everyone who took part. 

By Olly Lees and Tallula Gray


Well done everyone!


The new Facebook page for Nursery is now up and running: @MadleyBrookSchoolNurseryClass


A big ‘thank you’ to all the parents who have given a review on the page. We really appreciate all your kind words and support.  Please let anyone you know who has a pre-school child age 3 or 4 that we have spaces available in our Nursery.  Take a look at the page and the school website to see all the exciting things we do!


Key Stage 2 Sports Days

Just to clarify the difference between the two KS2 Sports Days:

Thursday 20th June 1.15pm: Our traditional competitive KS2 sports

Friday 21st June 9.30am: Integrated with Springfield, Round Robin of events


Upper Key Stage 2

After half term, Upper Key Stage 2 will be holding a community cohesion week. In this week we will be working with the PCSO on traffic awareness, visiting Madley Park Care Home, carrying out a litter pick on the estate and learning about the Witney Food Bank. We look forward to helping out in the community!


Summer days

As we approach the final term, we hope that the weather continues to improve to allow the children opportunities for picnic lunches on the grass. With this in mind, please can you ensure that your child has a named sunhat in school as well as a water bottle.  On very sunny days, children will need sunscreen, so please apply this at home in the morning before school so that your child is protected from the sun for the Daily Mile and playtime.  As an added precaution children can bring in their own named bottle of sun cream which they can apply to exposed areas of their skin under adult supervision.


School Lunches

After Half Term we will be offering a packed lunch option on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to Key Stage 2 children. If the weather is fine they will picnic lunch. Our grass is not very good at the moment due to the damage of last year’s hot weather so if you have any picnic blankets you could lend us or let us have we would be very grateful.


PTA News

Summer Fair “save the date” for 12th July 4.00 – 6.00pm, more info to follow nearer the time, but also a shout out for any local businesses who would like a stall to contact the PTA at: madleybrookpta@hotmail.com

There will be a charge of £10 for a table, £15 for 2 tables (2 tables is the maximum due to space restrictions)


The PTA have arranged for another Bags2School collection on 20th June. Bags will be sent out after half term.


Lib Fest

The 4th festival will take place on Saturday 29th June 2019 at the Leys recreational ground in Witney.


LibFest is a community group who fundraise for different charities. LibFest was set up in 2014 in memory of Liberty Baker who was just 14 years old when she was tragically killed by a dangerous driver who mounted the pavement as she walked to school. To honour and celebrate Liberty’s life, a group of volunteers decided to hold a festival in her memory. To date they have held 3 festivals and raised over £70,000 for local charities.


The 3 charities being supported in 2019 are SeeSaw (grief support for children and young people in Oxfordshire), Epilepsy Research UK and Brainstorm (Oxford Brain Tumour Research Foundation.)


Schools have been asked to help collect prizes that would be suitable for either the Tombola or Raffle. They are looking for any food item that could go into a hamper, bottles of alcohol, children’s craft sets, toiletry sets, sweets, new toys, or anything at all that people may have in their ‘gift drawer’ that they may wish to recycle.


We will set up a box in the main entrance for anyone who would like to donate or you can pass via your child’s teacher.


Diary Dates

Week Beginning 19th June Year 1 Phonics Test

20th June KS1 to Warwick Castle

20th June Meeting for New Parents of children starting school in September 6.30pm

24th June Madley’s Got Talent

25th June PTA 7pm

26th June Reception Classes Athletics at Wood Green

27th June Music Concert

28th June PTA Fund Raiser Break the Rules

28th June Reports to Parents

28th June Key Stage 1 Assembly 2.15pm

July 1st Parents Informed of their child’s new teacher

3rd, 4th 5th July Children going to Wood Green and Henry Box Transition Days

3rd July Transition morning in school

9th July Year 6 SATs Results

10th July M and M Productions of Charlotte’s Web

11th July Science Day

12th July Summer Fair 4.00pm – 6.00pm

15th July Year 5/6 Play 6.00pm

17th July Year 6 Leavers Party 5.00pm – 6.30pm

19th July Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly 9.30am

19th July End of Term 1.00pm                                                                                                                                             KS1 to Warwick Castle



Via Pupil Post

Year 5 Letter re Year 6 Hoodies

Club Confirmation Slips

Year 5 Letters from Henry Box School

Via Parent Mail



Next Week

Friday 7th              Cricket Tournaments


School reopens on Tuesday 4th June


And Finally…

I am really sad to announce that Mr Iain Curtis will be leaving us at the end of the school year. Mr Curtis has been a teacher here for 9 years and has taught in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  His kind and generous spirit together with his great sense of humour will be sorely missed by all of us who work with him. We wish him all the very best in his new job.


Hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and half term for those that can.


Yours sincerely




Katherine Spencer