No 22 Feb 28th

Our Current Value is: Equality

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back after the half-term break.

Scholastic Book Fair, World Book Day and Tokens
Next week we will be holding a Scholastic Book Sale in the hall after school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. Children will have the opportunity to browse the books that will be on sale on Tuesday and Wednesday during the school day. A flyer is coming home with your child today along with a World Book Day Token for £1 which can be used to purchase a £1 book from Waterstones or WHSmith or may be redeemed against the purchase of a book at the Scholastic Book Fair.

The Scholastic Book Fair benefits the school and enables us to purchase much needed books for your children to enjoy, so please support us if you can! Payments can be made with cash or by a simple phone payment method which just requires your card details.

On World Book Day next Thursday, children will be having a ‘Books at Breakfast’ experience where they will have a breakfast and a story read to them by their teacher. They will share books with other year groups and can bring in their favourite book. No need to dress up this year, it is a day to celebrate books!

Big Science Winners 2020
Congratulations to our winning teams in the Big Science competition. The reveal assembly before half term was a tense and nervous affair, as the winners from each class waited to hear if they had been shortlisted to go through to the final stage of judging. A huge well done to:

KS1 – The Cool Science Girls – “Who has the best memory – girls or boys?”
Isla Murphy, Manisha Ali, Mystique Coffey
LKS2- The Scientific Five – “Which fabric is the most durable?”
Sean Hirth, Benedict Armstrong, Emily Barry, Edward Westcott, William Black
UKS2- Icestein – “Which liquid melts ice the quickest?”
James Bishop, Cameron Thompson, Matthew Tilley, Ned Phillips, Max McArthur
The standard of work this year was exceptional, therefore it made the judges’ decision extremely hard. We would like to say a massive thank you to the following judges, who gave up their own time, and without whom this fantastic week would not have finished on such a high point:
Nic Evans, Caroline Kay, Jake Mansell, Eileen Maskell, Richard Plumb, Sarah Hubbard, Chris Hoggart and Helen Ferry.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)
In light of recent concerns in local schools around the Covid-19 virus, please read the accompanying letter which is based on the guidance we have from Public Health England. There are links to their website on this letter, if you have need further information.

And Finally….. It is with great sadness I announce that Mrs Angie Burnett will be retiring at the end of the summer. Mrs Burnett is a founding teacher at Madley Brook and has taught almost every child that has passed through our school. Her passion, drive and never-ending commitment to the well-being and education of every child is inspirational. As a teacher, Assistant Headteacher, Senco and loyal colleague she has worked relentlessly to make Madley Brook the happy and successful environment it is today. She will be greatly missed by children, staff and parents alike. I am sure you will want to join with me in wishing her a very happy retirement. Governors will be in touch next week with details about the current recruitment process.
Attachments

Via Pupil Post
 Scholastic Book Fair leaflet
 World Book Day £1 token
Via Parent Mail
 Public Health Notice – Corona Virus
 “Messy Church” flyer
Next Week
Monday
 Elm swimming
 3.00pm Library open for EYFS and KS1
Wednesday
 Y2 Concert Practice at the Blake School
 Book Fair
Thursday
 World Book Day- no dressing up but please bring your favourite book to school to read
 Book Fair in hall after school
Friday
 Year 5 to Cogges Farm
 2.30 pm Willow Class assembly
 Book Fair in hall after school
 3.00pm Library open for EYFS and KS1

Have a great weekend.

Yours sincerely
Katherine Spencer