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A new school year


It is lovely to see the children back, looking refreshed and really smart.  We have lots of new children who have joined us, not only in Reception but also in the other year groups too.  The teachers have commented how well they have adjusted to the new routines and made lots of friends already!

We have set the important dates for this term, so please do check the main calendar on the website.

W have sent home lots of important permission slips that need to be returned to school as soon as possible. Please do check your child's bag.


Term dates

The term dates for the academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16 are now available in the Parents section.

Paper copies are avaialble from the School Office.

A letter for the Head Boy and Girl

As part of our PE curriculum at The Meadows we regularly participate in events at the High School.  This gives our children the opportunity to meet other children from local schools, use the facilities and benefit from the subject specialists at Madeley High School.  Our sports opportunities were praised in our recent Ofsted report.  As a thank you Megan and Oliver wrote to Mr Kerridge, the Headteacher to say thank you for their support.  Today they received a reply, which they were very excited to open.  You can read the letter by clicking on the link.

Sports Day

What a delightful afternoon to see ALL  the children fully  participate in our sports afternoon.  All the children both those who excel in sport and those who do not participated in various activities.  Their skills were put to test in different ways.  The children particularly enjoyed the obstacle race and the blindfolded target shoot.  To finish off the older children were able to demonstrate their speed and determination in the running race.  Thank you to Mr Maydew who made the podium for the celebrations and to the PTFA for providing the children's refreshments.

What a proud day!

Today we were able to share with our children and school community the results of our Ofsted inspection.  We have been judged as being a GOOD school in all areas.  The teaching and learning has now improved ensuring that ALL our children make at least good progress.  Many of our children are making outstanding progress.

Well done!   What a wonderful team we have at THE MEADOWS.  I hope you are all as proud of the school, its staff and the children as I am.

Mrs Procter

Year Six Writing competition

Today the winners of our writing competition were announced.  Marley Eternit sponsored the event as part of the Hay's Reading Festival.The children were able to proudly show their ability to create a tense and chilling atmosphere with their extensive vocabulary choices.  They certainly did send a chill down the reader's spine!

The winner was Lucy, in second place was Leon and in third place was Matty.  Annabelle Brayford from the company joined our Assembly, to present the prizes. Each received a Waterstone's voucher.

Class 4 returns

It has been unusually quiet at school this week without Class 4.  It was lovely to welcome them back this afternoon and see their tired faces once again.  I have kept in touch with Mrs Kuffour and heard all about their activities.  I do believe Mrs Kuffour really took to the BMX track!  They have had the opportunity to try so many new activities and discover talents they never knew they had.  Parents you will be pleased to hear that these  talents even include bed making and washing up.

Friday treat

  The staff were delighted to receive a Friday afternoon treat from Mrs Franks.  They deserved it after working  so incredibly hard, not just this week, but over the past year.    Whilst we are unable to inform you of our Ofsted judgement just yet (the report will be available in the next 2-3 weeks) we can tell you that we were able to demonstrate the rapid improvements that have been made at the school in teaching and learning.  Thank you to all the parents who came to speak to the inspector p

Reading Evening

Thank you for attending our Reading Evening.    It was lovely to see so many of you.  It was very informative and we discussed how we can read with our children at home in lots of different ways.  The different skills needed were explained and we tried out some of the tasks ourselves.  I explained that no matter what your child reads, we need to see it recorded in the diary.  We welcome comments from parents too.


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