No 20 Feb 7th

Our Current Value is: Equality

Dear Parents and Carers

The school is ready and looking forward to Big Science next week. We will be launching the annual event with a special assembly on Monday morning, which I am sure, will have lots of surprises in store!

Young Voices The Young Voices event was certainly one to remember. The children were excited and beaming throughout the whole day, they sang (and danced) their hearts out and their behaviour was impeccable at every moment of the very long day. The 45 members of the choir should be so incredibly proud of themselves. The children had a fantastic time and that was because of the time and dedication that Miss Fillary, Miss Edwards and Mrs Edwards have put into the Madley choir since September. The children knew every single word and every single dance move, meaning that they could participate throughout the concert. I was lucky enough to go at the very last minute and I had goosebumps when the whole of the Young Voices choir were singing in unison; it was incredible. Time to start planning Young Voices 2021 – their 25th year… Mrs Robinson

Athletics Competition On Monday 3rd February, Year 6 attended the athletics competition at Wood Green. Our team included: James Bishop, Ethan Clark, Gabriel Watt, Cameron Thompson, Seiya Colbridge, Emily Whawell, Charlotte Overhill, Lucy Honey, Alys O’Regan and Jemima Pemberton. The competition included some running events and field events. Everyone did really well and showed our school values. Well done team Madley! By Charlotte and Emily Football League On Wednesday 5th February, Madley Brook girls’ football team played North Leigh. We won 2-0 and we really enjoyed it, even though we were a little nervous before. We can’t wait for our next match. Isla Roddam

KIVA Project / Stand Together
I have attached some details about a research project that we are going to be part of with children in Years 3, 4 and 5 run by the University of Oxford. It is based on a programme of work that focuses around anti-bullying and well-being all of which are part of the PSHE programme of study.

Children in Years 3, 4 and 5 will be taking part in the programme. The leaflet is quite self explanatory but if there are any questions you wish to ask please do contact me. The researchers will be in school on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th March to carry out the initial surveys. If you wish your child to opt out please download the form attached or ask the office for a paper copy.

Parent Governor
A reminder that we have a vacancy for a parent governor. Nomination forms were sent out last week and the closing date is next Friday at midday.

The Garden
For those of you who come in through the Key Stage 1 end of the school you will have noticed work has continued in our garden this week. The paving slabs are being laid and we are almost finished. We are so grateful to the services of H and OB builders who have donated much of their time free of charge to the school and to Helen Black and Paula Downes who have given so much of their time to supporting this project. They have all done an amazing job and we are looking forward to some spring planting.

The list for clubs has come home with your child today and we would like slips returned by Wednesday at the latest. Please note that if your child would like to join choir that this is a commitment up to the summer concert in June / July and is a one off payment of £15 for the three terms.

Parents’ Evenings
If you have not yet made an appointment for a Parent / Teacher consultation please sign up using your Parent Mail link. If you have any difficulties please phone the school office and ask to speak to Chloe who will be able to help you. The system will close on Wednesday.

Via Pupil Post
Clubs Year R to 6
Year 2 Concert Letter
Via Parent Mail
KIVA Stand Together Leaflet Years 3, 4, 5

Next Week
Tuesday Governors Visiting Day
Tuesday PTA 7pm The Studio
Wednesday Lime Class to Wood Green for Sports Leaders Session. PE kits required
Friday Big Science Finals
Friday Half Term 3pm
Have a great weekend.
Yours sincerely
Katherine Spencer