download: No 9 Nov 6th

November 6th 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back to a new half term. As we enter a new phase of lock down we aim to keep school running as normal as possible and cannot emphasis enough how important children’s attendance is at this stage in their education. I know how frustrating it is for parents and carers when children show one of the three coronavirus symptoms which prevents them from attending until they have been tested when they probably, and in all likelihood, have a seasonal cold. But we cannot make that decision ourselves and we appreciate you making sure that children get the relevant test. We do welcome children to school when they may be feeling slightly under the weather and as long as they are not infectious or showing coronavirus symptoms and are not ill this does help to build resilience.

Year 6 Hill End Trip
The trip to Hill End will be going ahead as planned in November as this is an educational activity at an education centre. Some good news!

Parking
I sent an email earlier this week about safety connected to parking outside the gate. Once again please can I remind anyone doing the school run that the school car park cannot be used in the morning or the afternoon. This is reserved for staff and Springfield transport.

Key Stage 2
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTAR COMPETITION
Following on from our very successful TTR day today, next week we are taking part in a competition for Maths Week England. It’s called Rock Out 2020 and it’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com.
For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the country as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.
All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 7.30am and 7.30pm on Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th.
In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on your child’s behalf but by all means encourage and support him or her to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more, some will play less.
Come on Madley we can WIN this!!!
Miss Cuthbertson

Children in Need – Friday 13th November
Children in Need are celebrating 40 years this year and to help raise money, we are asking children to come to school wearing their brightest colours for a monetary donation. How colourful will you go? Jazzy trousers? Tie dye tops? Rainbow everything? It’s up to you!

Scholastic Book Fair
Thank you to everyone who supported our virtual book fair this year. We held a competition in school and the winners are:
EYFS: Best drawing of a book character
Imogen Thomas-Ash
KS1: Best New Character Idea
Ella Parsons -Maple
LKS2: Best New Group of Characters
Baelin Bolster-Willow
UKS2: Best New Writer
Daniel Ward-Lime
Children were excited to be able to choose any book from the Scholastic Trolleys.

Attachments
Via Pupil Post
None
Via Parent Mail
You Tube Fact Sheet – last of the safeguarding flyers

Have a great weekend.
Yours sincerely

Katherine Spencer