• Welcome to our growing academy family based in Tadpole Garden Village.  We provide a rich learning environment, that encourages inquisitiveness; supports exploration; lives by a set of Christian values and aims to give each and every member of our community a chance to be the best they can be.  The children and families who have already joined us have formed a strong and supportive community, that is contributing to building the wider community on this new development.  If you’re thinking of joining our community, we’d love to talk to you: please feel free to contact us using any of the methods detailed above.

    Jane Leo

    Principal

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    2019/20 Newsblog Term 3 Week 6

    Hello All

    Happy holiday week everyone!  Let’s hope the break will give all those viruses time to settle down and disappear and we can have a healthy term 4:0  Thank you so much for the amazing support for the Do’nut Stop Reading Day - news of amount raised and photos available after the holiday - everyone had a great time:)

    • Dates for Diary
    • Messages for YN
    • Parent/Carer/Pupil/Teacher meetings Sign-Up
    • Tadpole Farm Book Festival - heads up
    • Parent/Carer Communication Focus Group - we need you:)
    • Football Match reports
    • Community Coffee Morning - 25th February
    • Young Photographers Celebration
    • Things of Interest in the Community


    Term 3 2019/20
    Date
    Time
    Event
    15/2/2020 – 23/2/2020

    Half Term – School Closed
    19/2/2020

    Deadline for ordering meals for first week of Term 4
    Term 4 2019/20
    24/2/2020

    First day of Term 4
    25/2/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Rainy Day Activity Ideas - all welcome
    3/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Where to go when your family needs support? - all welcome
    3/3/2020
    &
    5/3/2020
    3.50 – 7.30
    Parent/Carer/Pupil/Teacher- more details below
    5/3/2020

    World Book Day - dressing up as adjectives… more details to follow but this will allow you to begin planning… 
    10/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - The Importance of Play for everyone - all welcome
    17/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Celebrating St Patrick’s Day - all welcome
    19/3/2020
    2:45 pm
    Y1 Leading worship - Y1 parents welcome - more details to follow
    19/3/2020
    evening
    Junior Voice Festival - more details to follow
    24/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Positive relationship, behaviour and routines - all welcome
    27/3/2020

    Y4 Trip to Bristol Aerospace
    30/3/2020 and 31/3/2020

    Show Me Sessions YR, 2, 4 & 6
    Mon – 3.30 – 5pm
    Tues – 3.30 – 4.15pm
    31/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Find out more about the Tadpole Approach to Enquiry Based Learning - all welcome
    31/3/2020

    Class Photos day
    1/4/2020
    9:00- 9:45
    Easter Service - more details to follow
    2/4/2020
    evening
    4:30 - 5:15 pm - Y1/2/3 Easter Disco FOTF
    5:45 - 6:30 pm - Y4/5/6 Easter Disco FOTF
    more details to follow
    3/4/2020

    Y1 Trip to Westonbirt - more details to follow
    End of Term 4 – children finish at normal time

    Messages for YN

    A massive thank you to Shaun, from Little Nippers Soccer, for all the fun and laughter our Wednesday Hedgehogs had this term, learning some super football skills with him. We had such an enjoyable and engaging time and have already been practising our 'mouse traps' and 'rainbows' while outside in our garden!

    We have sent home PE bags to be washed and brought back to school to begin PE again after the half term break. Please could you check inside your child's bag and ensure they have the correct kit. It should include a white t-shirt, black shorts and black daps. Our PE day is Wednesday, so, if your child attends on this day please make sure they have a PE kit in school so they can get changed. Being able to dress independently is an important part of their self care and physical development so we would like to encourage this as much as we can.
    If you have any questions about Nursery PE please speak to Mrs Dix.

    Advanced notice of Nursery Closure Day - 7th May 2020
    As in previous years, we will be closing Nursery for one day, so that our EYFS staff can attend the Swindon Nursery Conference and make sure we keep our practices up to date and in line with other local providers.  The closure day will be Thursday 7th May 2020 both morning and afternoon sessions will be closed, as will lunch club. 

    Next term we will be learning all about traditional tales and stories. We would love it if you could bring in your favourite story from home to share with us during the first week back. Please name them and we will keep them safe for you - sending them home on your child’s last day that week. 
    The Nursery Team

    Parent/Carer/Pupil/Teacher meetings Sign-Up

    Parents meeting are being held on Tuesday 3rd and  Thursday 5th March.  As usual you can book through https://www.schoolinterviews.co.uk/ 

    using event code 9t4j2 
    If you have not booked by Thursday 27th February, a time will be allocated to you.  There is one appointment slot for each child - where parents are separated and, for whatever reason, are unable to come to the same appointment slot, then we ask one parent to attend the October session and the other parent to attend the March session. We do have a significant number of families that this situation applies to and we need to respect the work/life balance of our teachers by restricting the meeting slots to one per child.

    Tadpole Farm Book Festival - heads up

    Just a heads up - payment items have been added to Parent Pay for our Book Festival  - this is just in case you want to buy your tickets early for the Saturday event.  Our first ever Book Festival at Tadpole Farm School is being held on Friday 12th June (this is for all the pupils in school and is being funded by the Friends of Tadpole Farm as well as other donations and fund-raising) and for the wider community on Saturday 13th June 2020.  The Saturday will have a host of author led sessions and workshops - including Brian Clegg, Same Copeland, Jenny Mehachien and Katherine Orton.  It's a fun family day out with food carts, cocktails and craft activities.  There's something for everyone!

    Parent/Carer Communication Focus Group - we need you:)

    We are doing a review of Communication and looking for a small group of parents to feed back on what works well and what other things we might need to adopt as the school gets bigger - If you would be interested in taking part in some discussions, please email school@tadpolefarmcepa.co.uk quoting "Communication Focus Group" - Niki will be in touch to arrange a face to face or "zoom" meeting after the February holiday.

    Football Match reports

    Well what a match! It had everything… 4 Goals, 2 OG's, 1 penalty and a CRACKING penalty save in the dying minutes to give a team a vital point. 

    The game against Abbeymeads started off with end to end action and two early goals -  Tadpole being the first to strike, as Joseph found himself beating the defender and being in on goal, resulting in him finishing calmly. Within minutes though, Abbeymeads had the ball up the other end and were threatening our goal - with some resilient defending, which proved to be vital all afternoon, we forced a corner. After a quick one two, Abbeymeads were lucky to see their effort go in, off a brave Kaden, who was desperate to clear the ball. 1-1! 
    The next goal proved to be ours, as Joseph found himself beating three Abbeymeads players to slot the ball into the bottom corner, helping us regain the lead. It was then a game of chances until the next goal, as Kaden, Owain and Joseph all found themselves with opportunities that they couldn't convert. Sadly, for Tadpole, we gave away a cheap free kick that proved costly as the resulting kick went in off Charlie, who was trying to clear the ball and we found ourselves going in at HT 2 a piece. 
    The second half failed to bring any goals but brought lots of action, as Joseph saw his free kick rattle the crossbar; while up the other end Abbeymeads had plenty of opportunities only to be thwarted by Muhammad and the strong defence. Unfortunately Nathan was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area, so Abbeymeads were awarded a penalty.  Up stepped our hero of the match, as Muhammad was able to tip a strong penalty around the post to keep the scores level within the dying minutes of the game. There was even a chance for Tadpole to win it at the end as Joseph saw his opportunity saved, followed by Dominik who saw his rebound fall into the hands of the scrambling keeper. 
    Sadly, it wasn't meant to be today, however big thank you to Owain, Zack and Dominik for agreeing to play in positions they don't usually play in; this helped get a vital point in what is going to be an exciting end to the season. Our next match is a trip to Sevenfields in the second round of the plate competition and is due to be played on the 4th March. 
    Thank you again to the parents for the support and your noise level really does spur the boys on!!  

    On the 14th February we took a group of Y5/6 girls to participate in the annual Indoor 5-a-side football tournament. The girls had the opportunity to compete in matches against other schools in the area and, during the afternoon, they played in 8 matches, winning 1, drawing 1 and losing six. Despite losing six games, the girls only lost by the odd goal or two, which is a great achievement seeing as it was their first time playing together. Zoe was the star of the show as she scored 8 goals, along with Rebecca, who scored one of the goals of the tournament. 
    Thank you to all the parents for their continued support in arranging transportation for the children as without you events like this wouldn’t be able to go ahead. 
    Well done Nela, Tyler, Lysa, Kirsten, Saint, Rebecca, Zoe and Luyanda.  



    Miss Wood 

    Community Coffee Morning - 25th February

    Our coffee morning on February 25th will focus on sharing Rainy Day Activities.
    We would love you to come and join us and talk to other parents about things you do at home, or places in the area you can go to, when our British weather stops us from going outside!

    Bring  your babies and toddlers… bring your friends… bring your parents- all welcome! 

    Young Photographers Celebration

    On Wednesday, the winners and runners up of the Rotary Club's Young Photographer of the Year competition met the Mayor of Swindon to celebrate their achievements. Isabelle. E and Ben. W both received a certificate for coming joint third in the junior category in Swindon, while Emily. S received a certificate and trophy for coming first in the junior category in Swindon. We are also very pleased to announce that Emily came first in the South West for her images and will now be going through to the national finals of the competition. We are very proud of all three of them.






























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    2019/20 Newsblog Term 3 Week 5

    Hello All

    Almost the end of term 3 - halfway through the year already - how time flies! Lots of information in the blog this week; we are fortunate to have a staff group who look out for all sorts of opportunities for the children… exciting times. 

    • Dates for Diary
    • Community Coffee Morning - worth a visit:)
    • Message for YN Parents
    • Football Match Report
    • Tag Rugby Opportunity - Y3 and Y4
    • Do’nut Stop Reading Reminder 
    • Message for Y4 Parents - Bristol Aerospace Trip
    • Message for Y5 Parents - Coleshill Trip
    • Things of Interest in the Community


    Term 3 2019/20
    Date
    Time
    Event
    week of 10/2/2020

    No teacher run after school clubs are on this week, as previously notified; please collect your child at 3:30 if they would normally have been in a teacher run club. 
    10/2/2020 and 11/2/2020

    Show Me Sessions – Y1,3 & 5
    Mon – 3.30 – 5pm
    Tues – 3.30 – 4.15pm
    YN will also have Show Me Sessions this week - see below
    11/2/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Swindon SEND Family Voice will be with us, see below  - all welcome
    12/2/2020
    all day
    Y5 Trip to Coleshill
    13/2/2020
    all day
    Y2 having Victorian Day
    14/2/2020

    DO’NUT STOP READING - see below

    Dress Down Day to raise funds for Book Festival
    14/2/2020

    Last day of Term 3 – children finish at normal time
    15/2/2020 – 23/2/2020

    Half Term – School Closed
    19/2/2020

    Deadline for ordering meals for first week of Term 4
    Term 4 2019/20
    24/2/2020

    First day of Term 4
    3/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    3/3/2020
    &
    5/3/2020
    3.50 – 7.30
    Parent Consultations - more details to follow
    5/3/2020

    World Book Day - we are likely to be dressing up on or around this day - more news to follow
    10/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    17/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    19/3/2020
    2:45 pm
    Y1 Leading worship - Y1 parents welcome - more details to follow
    19/3/2020
    evening
    Junior Voice Festival - more details to follow
    24/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    27/3/2020

    Y4 Trip to Bristol Aerospace - see below
    30/3/2020 and 31/3/2020

    Show Me Sessions YR, 2, 4 & 6
    Mon – 3.30 – 5pm
    Tues – 3.30 – 4.15pm
    31/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    31/3/2020

    Class Photos day
    1/4/2020
    9:00- 9:45
    Easter Service - more details to follow
    2/4/2020
    evening
    4:30 - 5:15 pm - Y1/2/3 Easter Disco FOTF
    5:45 - 6:30 pm - Y4/5/6 Easter Disco FOTF
    more details to follow
    3/4/2020

    Y1 Trip to Westonbirt - more details to follow
    End of Term 4 – children finish at normal time


    Community Coffee Morning - worth a visit:)

    We hope to see some of you at our Coffee morning on Tuesday, starting at 8:45 until 10. The focus is SEN, we have got a lovely lady coming in from SEND family voice. She will be giving lots of information, help and support on how they support families with other agencies. Don’t worry if you can’t stay for all of it, you’re more than welcome to just come in for a hot drink and a biscuit. 
    All welcome (including babies and toddlers, as we will have lots of toys to keep them entertained). 

    Message for YN Parents

    YN show me sessions will take place during the first 30 minutes of your child's session on Tuesday 11th February and Thursday 14th February 2020: 
    (8.40am - 9.10am) and  (12.20pm - 12.50pm) 


    Football Match Report

    After a long old winter break, the boys couldn’t wait for the opportunity to get back on the pitch… but sadly encountered their first defeat of the new year as they lost out to a strong Orchid Vale team. Despite scoring five goals, the boys took a while to get going against a team, who played some lovely football at times. At times, Tadpole also played some great football but unfortunately, on the day, it wasn’t meant to be. Joseph bagged himself 4 goals with our other goal coming from Zack and, without the help from Muhammad in goal, it could have been a lot more; he was kept constantly busy throughout.  We look to bounce back again though as we visit another tough opponent in Abbeymeads this Wednesday. 
    Miss Wood and Mr Spencer

    Tag Rugby Opportunity - Y3 and Y4

    The school has arranged for Premier to run a Tag Rugby club on a Tuesday after school starting on Tuesday 25th February through to Tuesday 31st March 2020. 
    The club will run from 3.30pm - 4.30pm, will be held outside and no cost to parents.
    To make the process fair we will be opening up on Parentpay on Monday 10th February to children of Year 3 & 4 who are not currently assigned to a teacher run club for Term 3/4 to have first refusal and be able to request a space in this club.
    On Wednesday morning at 9am we will then open up on Parentpay (if spaces are still available) to the remainder of Year 3/4 children to have the option to sign up to request space.
    Successful children will be notified on Friday 14th February 2020 if they have been allocated a space. 
    If it's the case that the club has been oversubscribed we will hold a waitlist. 
    Please note however that Premier will be continuing to run a Tuesday after school club for Terms 5/6 (sport activity to be confirmed) therefore will be another opportunity for non successful children to sign up.
    Any queries please contact the school office .


    Do’nut Stop Reading Reminder 

    On Friday 14th February, we are holding our 'Donut Stop Reading' Day involving lots of fun! Choose rules you want to break (for a price!) and buy a donut to eat while we read each class an amazing story. This will all raise money for our Tadpole Farm Book Festival which will allow all the children in our school to access some incredible author talks and workshops and allowing our funds raised on the day to be donated to Women's Refuge and other causes to raise literacy in Swindon. 

    Rule:
    Cost:
    Non-School Uniform
    £1
    Crazy hair
    50p
    Nail Varnish
    50p
    Bring a non-standard snack (no nuts!)
    50p
    Wear a hat all day
    50p
    Or for £2, break them all! 

    Message for Y4 Parents - Bristol Aerospace Trip

    Year 4 have an exciting opportunity to visit Aerospace in Bristol. Here they will get the opportunity to look at lots of different types of aeroplanes and space technology including looking at the last Concorde. There will also be interactive exhibitions as well as a fact finding mission. Whilst we are there, we will be taking part in a workshop all about sound which will link to our science topic of the term. They may wear jeans/leggings/trousers and trainers but must wear school uniform on the top half of their body, please.  They will need packed lunch and a water bottle too. 

    Message for Y5 Parents - Coleshill Trip

    Details are all on parentpay and payment is due by Monday 10th February 2020 if not already paid please.

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    2019/20 Newsblog Term 3 Week 4

    Hello All

    Those bugs are still lingering and this week got me too - isn’t it fortunate they can’t be transmitted online so I can still send you this blog:) Just a short blog this week:-

    • Dates for Diary
    • Parking reminder
    • Message for Y2 Parents
    • Spelling Bee Y5 Team
    • Church at Tadpole


    Term 3 2019/20
    Date
    Time
    Event
    4/2/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus decided by parent group this week is maths:)  - all welcome
    10/2/2020 and 11/2/2020

    Show Me Sessions – Y1,3 & 5
    Mon – 3.30 – 5pm
    Tues – 3.30 – 4.15pm
    YN will also have Show Me Sessions this week - more details to follow
    11/2/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    12/2/2020
    all day
    Y5 Trip to Coleshill - see below
    13/2/2020
    all day
    Y2 having Victorian Day - see below
    14/2/2020

    DO’NUT STOP READING

    Dress Down Day to raise funds for Book Festival
    -more details to follow
    14/2/2020

    Last day of Term 3 – children finish at normal time
    15/2/2020 – 23/2/2020

    Half Term – School Closed
    19/2/2020

    Deadline for ordering meals for first week of Term 4
    Term 4 2019/20
    24/2/2020

    First day of Term 4
    3/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    3/3/2020
    &
    5/3/2020
    3.50 – 7.30
    Parent Consultations - more details to follow
    5/3/2020

    World Book Day - we are likely to be dressing up on or around this day - more news to follow
    10/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    17/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    19/3/2020
    2:45 pm
    Y1 Leading worship - Y1 parents welcome - more details to follow
    19/3/2020
    evening
    Junior Voice Festival - more details to follow
    24/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    30/3/2020 and 31/3/2020

    Show Me Sessions YR, 2, 4 & 6
    Mon – 3.30 – 5pm
    Tues – 3.30 – 4.15pm
    31/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    31/3/2020

    Class Photos day
    1/4/2020
    9:00- 9:45
    Easter Service - more details to follow
    2/4/2020
    evening
    4:30 - 5:15 pm - Y1/2/3 Easter Disco FOTF
    5:45 - 6:30 pm - Y4/5/6 Easter Disco FOTF
    more details to follow
    3/4/2020

    End of Term 4 – children finish at normal time

    Parking reminder

    Thank you for the many of you that have stuck to the no parking on site unless you have a permit request.  Unfortunately, maybe with different people picking up and some people seeing that we are not checking everyday, there has been a bit of a drift back to parking on site.  This means that those with permits have been unable to park.  Please accept this as a reminder that there is no parking on site without a permit and ensure that anyone who may be picking up your children are aware of this - grandparents, other relatives, childminders etc don’t get this blog so they need you to let them know please. Thank you for your help.

    Message for Y2 Parents

    This term we have been learning about changes over time and focussing on the changes throughout history of the people who help us (such has doctors, fire fighters and teachers). To conclude our topic this term, we would love the children to experience what school was like for children in the Victorian times.  On Thursday 13th February we will be having a Victorian Day. Please could all of year 2 come in dressed up as Victorian children.  To help give you an idea of what your child could use as a costume, boys could wear a long-sleeve white shirt, waistcoat, loose trousers, black shoes (these could be their school shoes) and a flat cap. Girls could wear a long-sleeved black or blue dress, white pinafore-style dress over the top with black shoes (again, these could be their school shoes). We are not expecting you to buy any outfits, as hopefully, you can find clothes at home for your child to dress up in.
    To help create a better experience, we have arranged with the kitchen to make packed lunches in paper bags for those who would be having a hot dinner. If your child has a packed lunch on that day please let us know and we will send them home the day before with a paper bag to use. 
    If you have any questions at all please come and find us.
    Thank you!
    Miss Brandenburg and Miss Webb 

    Spelling Bee Y5 Team

    Last week’s newsblog contained news that our Y5 team -Emmanuella, Saifan, Esther and Ibrahim - had got through to the final of the Spelling Bee event, run by Bradon Forest School, by coming second in their heat.  The final, held this week, saw them battle valiantly but they didn’t make the top three.  The people leading the event complemented them on their dedication - even practising during their break!  Well done team and thank you Mr Kirby for supporting the children.  

    Church at Tadpole

    It’s not too late to fill in the questionnaire to find out what you’d like to see St Andrew’s church providing for families connected with Tadpole Farm. You’ll find it here, it won’t take more than 5 minutes.  Thank you to those of you who already have.

    If you would like more information or to chat rather than answer computerised questions, please contact me.

    Many thanks
    Sally 
    Revd. Sally Robertson (Priest in Charge) 
    07588 594410





    2019/20 Newsblog Term 3 Week 3

    Hello All

    It's been a bit of a bug filled week in school this week - we need a good cold snap of weather I think!  Thank you to those of you who came to the community coffee morning and for the very positive feedback you gave us - everyone is welcome, so why not find out what it's all about by coming along on Tuesday, when our focus will be the value of reading -   with lots of ideas to share and activities to enjoy?

    • Dates for Diary
    • Is your child well enough for school?
    • Message for YN parents
    • Spelling Bee Y5 Team
    • Church at Tadpole
    • Things of Interest in the Community

    Term 3 2019/20
    Date
    Time
    Event
    28/1/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Reading Cafe- an opportunity to explore the value of reading and some ideas and activities to enjoy - all welcome
    30/1/2020
    2:45 pm
    Y2 Leading worship - Y2 parents welcome - more details to follow
    4/2/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    10/2/2020 and 11/2/2020

    Show Me Sessions – Y1,3 & 5
    Mon – 3.30 – 5pm
    Tues – 3.30 – 4.15pm
    YN will also have Show Me Sessions this week - more details to follow
    11/2/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    12/2/2020
    all day
    Y5 Trip to Coleshill - see below
    14/2/2020

    DO’NUT STOP READING

    Dress Down Day to raise funds for Book Festival
    -more details to follow
    14/2/2020

    Last day of Term 3 – children finish at normal time
    15/2/2020 – 23/2/2020

    Half Term – School Closed
    19/2/2020

    Deadline for ordering meals for first week of Term 4
    Term 4 2019/20
    24/2/2020

    First day of Term 4
    3/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    3/3/2020
    &
    5/3/2020
    3.50 – 7.30
    Parent Consultations - more details to follow
    5/3/2020

    World Book Day - we are likely to be dressing up on or around this day - more news to follow
    10/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    17/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    19/3/2020
    2:45 pm
    Y1 Leading worship - Y1 parents welcome - more details to follow
    19/3/2020
    evening
    Junior Voice Festival - more details to follow
    24/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    30/3/2020 and 31/3/2020

    Show Me Sessions YR, 2, 4 & 6
    Mon – 3.30 – 5pm
    Tues – 3.30 – 4.15pm
    31/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    31/3/2020

    Class Photos day
    1/4/2020
    9:00- 9:45
    Easter Service - more details to follow
    2/4/2020
    evening
    4:30 - 5:15 pm - Y1/2/3 Easter Disco FOTF
    5:45 - 6:30 pm - Y4/5/6 Easter Disco FOTF
    more details to follow
    3/4/2020

    End of Term 4 – children finish at normal time

    Is your child well enough for school?

    We had quite a few children off on Friday or sent home with flu-like symptoms (fever / sore throat) or severe tummy pains and fever. If you think your child is unwell on Monday, please would you be kind enough to keep them from attending school so that we can prevent the spread of these common viruses any further and keep those more vulnerable members of our community safer - thank you.

    Message for YN parents

    Please could we ask that the children keep home toys at home.  We have noticed an increased number being brought in this week and we cannot guarantee that toys won’t go missing or get broken, which causes upset for the children.  
    Thank you.
    The Nursery Team.

    Spelling Bee Y5 Team
    Well done to the Y5 Spelling Bee Team - Emmanuella, Saifan, Esther and Ibrahim.  Bradon Forest, where the competition is held, sent us this message  - Super effort by the Tadpole Farm team in the Bradon Forest Spelling Bee competition today!  Pipped at the post by St Francis.  The story and photos are now on our website:

    The team will be back at Bradon Forest this week for the final:) 

    Church at Tadpole
    We have had an enjoyable 2 years so far meeting once a month for tea, chat and worship in the school hall, however we are aware that we may not be meeting the needs of the school or the local community so have decided to pause for a few months and think about what would be best going forward.

    We would be really grateful if you could fill in the questionnaire you’ll find here, it won’t take more than 5 minutes, so that we can plan our activities accordingly.

    If you would like more information or to chat rather than answer computerised questions, please contact me.

    Many thanks
    Sally 
    Revd. Sally Robertson (Priest in Charge) 

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    2019/20 Newsblog Term 3 Week 2

    Hello All
    A short newsblog this week but packed with exciting information … read on.  Apologies it didn’t come on Friday but both myself and Mr Spencer were in meetings all day - normal service should be resumed next week:) 

    • Dates for Diary
    • Football Team Update (Y3/4 Tournament)
    • Do’nut Stop Reading Day - 12th February - all the details
    • Tadpole Farm Reading Newsletter - January Edition
    • Things of Interest in the Community

    Term 3 2019/20
    Date
    Time
    Event
    20/1/2020
    5:15 - 6:00 pm
    Meeting for current Y5 parents about September 2020 Y6 Residential Trip to Rock UK
    21/1/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Fun with phonics- a whistle stop tour of phonics and how it is taught at Tadpole Farm - all welcome
    28/1/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Reading Cafe- an opportunity to explore the value of reading and some ideas and activities to enjoy - all welcome
    30/1/2020
    2:45 pm
    Y2 Leading worship - Y2 parents welcome - more details to follow
    4/2/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    9/2/2020
    4:00 - 5:00 pm
    Church at Tadpole
    10/2/2020 and 11/2/2020

    Show Me Sessions – Y1,3 & 5
    Mon – 3.30 – 5pm
    Tues – 3.30 – 4.15pm
    YN will also have Show Me Sessions this week - more details to follow
    11/2/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    12/2/2020
    all day
    Y5 Trip to Coleshill - see below
    14/2/2020

    DO’NUT STOP READING

    Dress Down Day to raise funds for Book Festival
    -more details to follow
    14/2/2020

    Last day of Term 3 – children finish at normal time
    15/2/2020 – 23/2/2020

    Half Term – School Closed
    19/2/2020

    Deadline for ordering meals for first week of Term 4
    Term 4 2019/20
    24/2/2020

    First day of Term 4
    3/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    3/3/2020
    &
    5/3/2020
    3.50 – 7.30
    Parent Consultations - more details to follow
    5/3/2020

    World Book Day - we are likely to be dressing up on or around this day - more news to follow
    8/3/2020
    4:00 - 5:00 pm
    Church at Tadpole
    10/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    17/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    19/3/2020
    2:45 pm
    Y1 Leading worship - Y1 parents welcome - more details to follow
    19/3/2020
    evening
    Junior Voice Festival - more details to follow
    24/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    30/3/2020 and 31/3/2020

    Show Me Sessions YR, 2, 4 & 6
    Mon – 3.30 – 5pm
    Tues – 3.30 – 4.15pm
    31/3/2020
    08:45 - 10:00
    Community Coffee Morning - Focus to be decided by parent group - all welcome
    31/3/2020

    Class Photos day
    1/4/2020
    9:00- 9:45
    Easter Service - more details to follow
    2/4/2020
    evening
    4:30 - 5:15 pm - Y1/2/3 Easter Disco FOTF
    5:45 - 6:30 pm - Y4/5/6 Easter Disco FOTF
    more details to follow
    3/4/2020

    End of Term 4 – children finish at normal time
    12/4/2020
    4:00 - 5:00 pm
    Church at Tadpole


    Football Team Update (Y3/4 Tournament)
    Friday saw the return of some football for #TeamTadpole and this time it was a chance for some of our Y3/4 children to represent the school team, as they went along to the Play Football Arena to compete in a 5-a-side tournament against other local schools. The boys rocked up with loads of energy and found themselves on the harsh end of a tough schedule, though they battled really well. Having played 7 games throughout the afternoon, the boys did extremely well and WON 3, DREW 2 and LOST 2. Throughout the afternoon, the boys played some lovely football and, equally, all showed their values - great role models for our school! The boys scored a whopping 26 goals and had a brilliant experience - thank you again to all the parents for their support as without you being able to transport the children to the fixtures they wouldn't be able to go ahead. Thank you again and well done to Charlie, Grayson, George, Alfie, Harry, Mitchell, Olly and Jared. 
    Miss Wood


    Do’nut Stop Reading Day - 12th February - all the details
    On Friday 14th February, we are holding our 'Donut Stop Reading' Day involving lots of fun! Choose rules you want to break (for a price!) and buy a donut to eat while we read each class an amazing story. This will all raise money for our Tadpole Farm Book Festival, which will allow all the children in our school to access some incredible author talks and workshops and allowing our funds raised on those days to be donated to Women's Refuge and other causes to raise literacy in Swindon. 
    Rule:
    Cost:
    Non-School Uniform
    £1
    Crazy hair
    50p
    Nail Varnish
    50p
    Bring a non-standard snack (no nuts!)
    50p
    Wear a hat all day
    50p
    Or break them all! 
    £2


    Tadpole Farm Reading Newsletter - January Edition

    We have another exclusive author reveal in our January Reading Newsletter! Have a look to see what fantastic reading and writing events are happening this month…  a clip of page one can be seen here but you’ll need to open the pdf to see book reviews written by the children as well as lots of ideas about reading locally and beyond!!


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