download: No 14 Dec 11th

Dear Parents and Carers

Where is the term going? It is hard to believe that there is only one week left.

Covid Contact Tracing
We will be continuing to contact trace in the first week of the Christmas holidays should anyone be tested positive before Thursday 24th December. Track and Trace take up to 6 days to notify people if they have been in contact with someone testing positive.
There are two scenarios where we may contact you regarding your child needing to self isolate:
1. If someone in your child’s class first shows symptoms on Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th and is subsequently tested positive we have to track back 48 hours to determine who that child was in close contact with. I will then contact the DfE and they will advise who needs to self isolate.
2. If someone within the school community is contacted by NHS track and trace up to and including Christmas Eve we may need to trace back to Thursday 17th or Friday 18th for close contact.
If your child is tested positive in the first week of the Christmas holidays then you must contact me as a matter of urgency on:
I will be checking this email address every day.

The children in Years R to 6 will enjoy the remote Pantomime, Cinderella, next week. They may bring a drink and a small bag of sweets to enjoy during the interval just like they would have done had they gone to Chipping Norton.

Teams will be showing the pantomime on the following days:
Upper KS2 Wednesday
Lower KS2 Monday
KS1 Wednesday
Reception Monday

Christmas Jumpers
Children may wear their Christmas jumpers / tops on Wednesday for Christmas Dinner day. Please note that Christmas dinner is only available if you have pre-ordered it otherwise children need to bring a packed lunch.

100 Club
There is a double draw this month.
Congratulations to the following winners:
Draw 1
1st Prize £35 David Newton 23
2nd Prize £25 Sue Phillips 25
3rd Prize £14 Catherine Frampton 59

Draw 2
1st Prize £35 Manwan Ng 57
2nd Prize £25 Marion Christie 44
3rd Prize £14 Christina Waddilove 5

EYFS Ten Christmas Wishes Claire Freedman
This is a lovely book that you could give as a gift or buy for your own children. The animals in the story take it in turns to make a wish.
It is a great chance to discuss what is important to different people and what makes Christmas special for each of us.
KS1 Santa Jaws Mark Sperring and Sophie Corrigan
This week we have read Santa Jaws by and the children really enjoyed it.
We are recommending that children also read Mince Spies by the same authors as it is another funny festive story.
LKS2 Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch Tom Fletcher
This is the sequel to the Christmasaurus by. One year has passed since William Trundle’s incredible adventure with the most extraordinary dinosaur: the Christmasaurus. Now, William is swept back to the magical North Pole, where he meets the mysterious, icy Winter Witch – whose power to control time allows Santa Claus to make the long journey all around the world every Christmas Eve. A story for all the family to enjoy.
UKS2 When We Get Lost in Dreamland Ross Welford

When 12 year-old Malky and his younger brother Seb become the owners of a Dreaminator, they are thrust into worlds beyond their wildest imagination.
From tree-top flights and Spanish galleons, to thrilling battles and sporting greatness – it seems like nothing is out of reach when you can share a dream with someone else. But… impossible dreams come with incredible risks, and when Seb won’t wake up

Via Pupil Post
Via Parent Mail

School finishes early on Friday – usually 1pm. Due to staggered end times finish times will be:

12.40pm Apple and Pine
12.50pm Ash and Lime
1.00pm Cherry and Elm

12.35pm Birch and Elder
12.45pm Beech and Oak
12.55pm Maple and Willow

And Finally….
It is with great sadness that I announce to you that Miss Cuthbertson will be leaving Madley Brook during the Spring Term. Miss C, as she is so fondly known as by children and parents, will be leaving to progress her career at another school in Oxfordshire. We have loved working with her and she has brought so much to our school in the 10 years she has been here. Her energy is boundless as is her contribution to extra-curricular activities of which there have been so many. But I think Emma Cuthbertson will be remembered most for her friendship to all and her genuine and sincere care and kindness towards the children. She will be very sadly missed but we wish her every success for the future.

Have a great weekend.

Yours sincerely

Katherine Spencer