• 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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    2018/19 Newsblog Term 6 Week 7

    Hello All

    Just two days to go until the end of term - school finishes at normal time on Tuesday 23rd - it looks like that will be a fine day so please join us for our End of Year worship - we’ll be on the school field and starting as close to 9:00 am as we can as the day is set to be a scorcher!

    In the blog this week:-


    Term 6 dates
    Parent Report Feedback Responses 
    Reading Books from School
    Church at Tadpole Garden Village – Summer Special
    Uniform, Book bags/rucksacks etc
    Lost Property
    Things to do in the Community

    Term 6 - 2018/19   
    Date   
    Time   
    Event   
    23/7
    9:00
    End of Year Worship
    If fine, we will be outside and all parents are invited to join us.
    If wet, we will be inside and it will be Tadpole Farm children and staff only (as insufficient space in hall)
    Last day of term - School finishes normal time.

    Parent Report Feedback Responses
    Thank you to the 105 people who responded to our request for Parent Report Feedback and for the overwhelmingly positive comments that you shared with us.  Thank you also to those of you who gave us suggestions for things which could make things better for your children and you as families. The comments closed on Friday (though you are more than welcome to email us at any time with suggestions, pop in and chat with concerns or share ideas you have with any of us - we really are reflective and open to considering all views).  As mentioned last week, the Local Board have generously suggested a prize for one lucky respondent and that person, selected by random number generator software is... the parent of Mionie Y5… congratulations - please pop in and pick up your prize on Tuesday.
    The staff and leadership team will be looking at all the responses and I will add an initial summary to next week’s blog.

    Reading Books from School
    Thank you to those of you who have found some of these books trying to sneak a holiday away from school by hiding in your bookshelves! The children should still bring book bags this week as there are items to go home and some books still to be collected.  Thank you.

    Church at Tadpole Garden Village – Summer Special
    If you’re at a loose end during August, why not come along to school on Sunday 11th August at 4pm for fun, games, craft and puppets.  Bring a picnic tea so we can get to know one another better too.
    Our regular monthly service will be back at 4pm on Sunday 8th September.
    In the meantime I hope you all have an enjoyable and relaxing summer holiday
    Revd. Sally Robertson
    Revd.sally.robertson@nschurch.org.uk
    07588 594410
    Uniform, Book bags/rucksacks etc

    The school website has uniform links on this page - http://www.tadpolefarmcepa.co.uk/parent-pages/uniform/

    For YR - Y2, the children should have book bags rather than rucksacks as these are more easily stored.

    For Y3 - Y6 the children may bring in messenger bags/backpacks but these need to be small - just enough to hold an oversized A4 workbook - there is not much peg space so slim bags are best.  In these year groups children may bring a small pencil case - must be able to fit in a shallow tray; coloured pencils (no felt-tips or Sharpies please); pencils (HB) and handwriting pen (blue - Berol pens work well for improving handwriting).


    For all children - Jewellery should be kept for home use though small ear studs (not rings) and a watch may be worn. If hair is past shoulder length we suggest it's better put up in some way - hair accessories should be school colours only (blue/white) and any bows should be small please (bows such as the brand Jo-Jo are great for parties etc, but not for school please).  Could you also keep animal ear headbands for home too as we seem to have had an explosion of those!


    Message for All September 2019 YN and YR Parents

    If you have not done so already, please complete the following data form ready to start with us in September. Thanks to all of those who have already responded to the email. The link to the google form is below:


    Lost Property

    This will be laid out after school at the front of school on Monday - all named items have been given back to their owners but there is quite a lot unnamed items - do please take a look.  In addition we have these items handed in but no child recognises them… maybe you do? Ask your child to pop to the school office if any of these items belong to them.



    Things to do in the Community

    Re below - think the people who sent this mean the event is Tuesday 13th August as date wrong initially hence black correction strip, but it doesn't quite line up as they sent it to us - apologies.


    2018/19 Newsblog Term 6 Week 6

    Hello All
    What an amazing week last week - the highlight being the wonderful performance by Y5/6 of Alice in Wonderland.  It never ceases to surprise me that some children, who have not been as confident, suddenly find something in themselves and totally shine on stage.  A huge thank you to all the children and the staff who made this possible. Well done everyone! 

    In the blog this week:-

    Term 6 dates
    Annual Pupil Reports
    Reading Books from School
    Want to learn to play the guitar?
    Message for New YN and YR Parents 2019
    Staff Updates 
    Picking Up Your Child from September 2019
    Year 6 Leavers Assembly and Celebration 
    Book Recommendations for this week - Swindon Library Challenge
    Things to do in the Community

    Term 6 - 2018/19   
    Date   
    Time   
    Event   
    14/7
    16:00
    Church at Tadpole Garden Village 
    15/7
    15:30- 17:30
    Show me sessions for YR- Y6 - For times for YN please see newsblog week 4
    16/7
    15:30- 16:30
    Show me sessions for YR- Y6 excluding Y2
    16/7
    9:00 - 10:30
    Coffee Morning - for all new Nursery and Reception 2019 Parents - see below
    16/7

    Y2 Trip to Wild Place - so will not be doing Show Me Session on 16/7
    17/7
    14:30

    3:30 - 6:00pm
    Y6 Parents are invited to Y6 reflections assembly - see below
    Y6 Leavers Party and BBQ - see below
    18/7


    YN Show me sessions - please see newsblog week 4
    19/7
    14:30
    Provisional date for Mini Police Certificates Assembly

    Bug Ball YR
    23/7
    9:00
    End of Year Worship
    If fine, we will be outside and all parents are invited to join us.
    If wet, we will be inside and it will be Tadpole Farm children and staff only (as insufficient space in hall)
    Last day of term - School finishes normal time.

    Annual Pupil Reports
    The annual pupil reports were sent home on Friday in paper format.  Last year, for
    families who needed more than one copy, we printed out duplicates and made up duplicate packs but some of these were not collected/needed.  Please could I ask that you send me an email if you would like a duplicate pack and state whether you would be happy for this to be by email, printed and collected from school or printed and posted.  We will keep these details on file and use them next year. Any requests will be dealt with this week. 
    We will be investigating whether we can do everything via email next year to be more environmentally friendly and to save paper costs.  This is one of the questions on the parent report feedback form which you can access via this link https://forms.gle/huk2N2aAUUQFNP579.  We would very much appreciate you taking the time to complete this form and the Local Board have kindly offered a prize of wine and chocolates to one randomly selected person who gives their feedback by Friday 19th July… sadly, I can’t enter, but you can… get clicking that link!!

    Reading Books from School 

    This week the teachers will be reading with your child and collecting their books in ready for the summer holidays - so we can have a good sort out and repair session. However, we have noticed that some of our school books have gone missing! Please can we ask for you to have a look for any books that might have left at home and that they are returned back to school this week, ready for September.  All books are stamped with the school name. 

    Want to learn to play the guitar?

    Tom (our guitar teacher) and Lucas showed off their guitar skills this week to Year 4. If your child would like to learn how to play the guitar, then please come to the office to collect an application form or see last week’s blog for details. Tom will be back in September to perform to the rest of the school. 





    Message for New YN and YR Parents 2019

    Do you have a child starting in YN or YR in September 2019?  If so, come along to our coffee/tea morning on Tuesday 16th July at 9:00 - 10:30 to meet others in the same situation.  Even if you already know us well, come along to support those new to our community. Thank you to Mrs Salter for organising the event. 

    Staff Updates 

    Mrs Longhurst will be returning to school for the last few days of this term - Thursday 18th July onwards.  We have recruited new Teaching Assistants and Playleaders and will be interviewing for new Business Support staff at the end of July.
    From September, I will be spending some time working across the Academy Trust each week, leading on developing Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision across the Trust and so, if you need to see the Principal, it will be either John Spencer or myself as John, in his new role as Deputy Principal, and I, as Principal, will be sharing the role of meeting with and supporting families. John will also be taking on the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead and I, along with Alison Flynn, Emma Holt and Niki Wilding will fulfill the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead roles - any safeguarding concerns can be discussed with any member of this team.  

    Picking Up Your Child from September 2019

    This year we have facilitated older siblings going to the classroom door of younger siblings to help you at pick up time, so you only have one door to go to.  Next year, a substantial number (over 45 in YR 2019 alone) of siblings will be in the school and so we are going to suggest the following:-
    • Parents to collect from class of youngest sibling first
    • Older siblings (up to Y3) will wait with staff until you come to their exit to collect them
    • Y4 and above - please agree a meeting point with your child within the school grounds, unless they have written permission to walk home alone.

    Year 6 Leavers Assembly and Celebration 

    On Wednesday 17th July, our Year 6 class have got their leavers assembly: a celebration of their time at Tadpole Farm and the end of their time in primary school. Parents and Carers are  welcome to join us from 2:30 to see the children give their goodbyes to the school.
    We would love for you to join us! 

    Following that, Y6 have a Celebration Party - kindly financed and supported by FOTF - with bouncy assault courses and BBQ. This event starts straight from school at 3:30pm  and finishes at 6:00 pm - please ensure they either have permission to walk home or come and collect them at this time. They may bring clothes to change in to if they wish. 









    Book Recommendations for this week - Swindon Library Challenge








    Things to do in the Community



    2018/19 Newsblog Term 6 Week 5

    Hello All
    Just a short blog this week - two weeks and two days left of this school year and we’ve been steadily planning ahead to next year - more news about that below and next week.  The children have all experienced their new classes and everyone is excited about what the new school year holds.  

    In the blog this week:-

    Term 6 dates
    School run clubs - now finished for the term
    Y5/6 Alice the Musical
    Sports Leader News
    Message for YR Parents - Bug Ball
    Message for Y1 Parents re Zoo Trip
    Handy with a Hammer, Serious about Screwdrivers…
    Staffing Update & Vacancies
    LilyPad News
    Cars on the School Site
    KS2 School Based Instrument Lessons
    Book Recommendations for this week
    Things to do in the Community

    Term 6 - 2018/19   
    Date   
    Time   
    Event   
    8/7

    Y1 trip to Bristol Zoo
    10/7
    13:30 and 18:00
    Upper KS2  (Y5/6) End of Year Performance- see details below
    13/7
    9:00 - 12:00
    Handy with a hammer, serious about screwdrivers… see below
    14/7
    16:00
    Church at Tadpole Garden Village - see below
    15/7
    15:30- 17:30
    Show me sessions for YR- Y6 - For times for YN please see newsblog week 4
    16/7
    15:30- 16:30
    Show me sessions for YR- Y6 excluding Y2
    16/7

    Y2 Trip to Wild Place - so will not be doing Show Me Session on 16/7
    18/7

    YN Show me sessions - please see newsblog week 4
    19/7
    14:30
    Provisional date for Mini Police Certificates Assembly

    Bug Ball YR - see below
    23/7
    9:00
    End of Year Worship
    If fine, we will be outside and all parents are invited to join us.
    If wet, we will be inside and it will be Tadpole Farm children and staff only (as insufficient space in hall)
    School run clubs - now finished for the term
    Just a reminder, all clubs run by school staff after school eg craft, multi sports club etc finished last week - please ensure you collect your child at 3:30pm every day unless they go to LilyPad or a club run by an outside company.  We will send out new club choices to sign up to in September 19 for Y1 - 6. 



    Y5/6 Alice the Musical
    As I'm sure you're aware, the Y5 and Y6 children have been working incredibly hard, and are performing Alice: The Musical next week.
    Thank you for your efforts in helping to learn lines and provide costumes. 
    There are two ticketed performances (tickets available via Parent Pay) on Wednesday 10th July. The first begins at 1.30pm and the second begins at 6pm and should be finished by approximately 7.30pm. 
    To make sure everything runs smoothly, we would like all children involved to remain in school between the end of performance one and two (between 3.30 and 6pm). We will provide a snack for the children who stay on. We hope that all children will be present and will stay on for both performances - please do let us know if you intend to collect your child at 3.30pm so we can plan accordingly.
    Following the end of the performance at 7.30pm, children can be collected from the side door of the main school hall. 
    We realise this is short notice but do we have any parent who has the equipment to make a proper film of the performance?  If so please email and let us know - thank you in advance:)  
    Sports Leader News
    Our sports leaders became anti bullying ambassadors this week and did an amazing job representing our school at the event at The Deanery Academy (a new Diocese of Bristol Academy Trust secondary school opening in Swindon in September). They came back with lots of wonderful ideas to spread the word and start helping others. The team decided to start by working towards their community Diana Award badge, watch this space for some exciting events they will be organising for this!

    Message for YR Parents - Bug Ball
    YR will be having a Bug Ball on Friday 19th July to celebrate the end of their Summer term topic. 
    The children are invited to come to school wearing bright colours or a Bug costume, if they would like to. They will then set up their own Ball with decorations, masks, games and dancing! We will of course share plenty of photos!

    Message for Y1 Parents re Zoo Trip
    It's almost time for Year 1's visit to Bristol Zoo! The children should come to school at normal time in their school uniforms, but they can wear comfortable (closed-toe) shoes such as trainers if you prefer. 
    Each child should wear their own backpack which should include their own water bottle, sunhat, suncream and a light rain jacket (as we all know how unpredictable our British weather can be!). 
    If you are planning on having a school packed lunch, please make sure it is ordered and your child knows to expect it! 
    No toys, cameras, games etc are needed for the coach and there is no need for the children to bring any money. 
    If your child requires hay-fever medicine, please ensure they have taken it before they arrive at school as we cannot administer this during the day. Thank you so much! 

    Handy with a Hammer, Serious about Screwdrivers…
    ...we need you ...
    We are looking for some helpers on Saturday 13th July from 9am to help us construct an outdoor shed and base, ready for the Lilypad move. Now that we are nearly a full school we have to have a pack up facility, so the shed is vital for this to happen. If you can spare about 3 hours, we would be really grateful of your support.


    Staffing Update & Vacancies
    Gill Edwards, who has been with us since we opened the school and who has, from our school office, helped many of you with queries about everything from admissions to Parent Pay to life in general is leaving us at the end of this term.  She is moving to The Deanery, the new Diocese of Bristol Academy Trust (our Trust) secondary school, which opens in Swindon in September 2019. We are really pleased for her as this will be a promotion for her but we are also very sad for us… it does mean we will be looking for someone to fulfil her role so, if you or someone you know would be interested, the jobs (we’re also looking to recruit an additional role for someone with financial skills and knowledge) are advertised on Eteach https://www.eteach.com/jobs/tadpole-farm-church-of-england-primary-academy-jobs-39433/?oo=ag
    LilyPad News
    We have been working hard all year to plan for what happens at Lilypad from September (the rooms that LilyPad runs from will also be used as Y5 classrooms from September). 
    Breakfast club - from 15th July, Breakfast club will move to the hall - you can still use the drop zone to park and entry will be via the small hall door - Keep an eye out for signs to direct you........
    Afterschool Club - from 15th July After school club will still meet in the Y5 classrooms, however they will register in the small hall each day before moving into the classroom at 3:45 to allow the Y5 staff enough time to send their children home and tidy away the classroom items before Lilypad children arrive.
    The Lilypad staff have decided to get into routine from 15th July to allow 7 days to iron out any potential issues that need tweaking from the well thought out plans. Lilypad parents are of course invited to feedback in September regarding the changes and any other tweaks you think might improve the children's experience of Lilypad.
    Just to remind parents anyone continuing with their same sessions automatically have those for September 19. Many thanks to all parents for bearing with us for changes. We are working our way through all users who asked for changes and emailing offers at the moment. We will automatically place children on our waiting list if we aren't able to offer at this time and will email as and when places become available. We understand some parents frustration where places haven't been offered, but for safety reasons and also for enjoyment of those attending have had to cap users in each session. Our aim as always is to help all of those wanting places and we are sorry to those who we haven't been able to offer to.

    Cars on the School Site
    As the school continues to expand and numbers increase we knew we would have to get to the point where we could not continue to support non-staff parking on the school site. Sadly, that point will arrive in September. From September, the only parking allowed on the school site will be staff, volunteers, students working at the school, leaders of after school clubs and visitors, plus those with passes to use the disabled parking bays.
    In the mornings - The drop zone will continue to be open from 8:30 a.m. and a staff member will support the use of the zebra crossing, so we can help manage the traffic flow. Only those working or volunteering within school will be able to park on site. If you are intending parking and walking your child in to school you will have to park off the school site.
    After school - the barrier to the car park will be closed but a member of staff will be available to let those who have passes to use the disabled parking bays and those running after school classes on to the site. We realise this will mean you finding parking spaces off-site but hopefully, during the next 12 months, the community centre and shopping area will open and that will increase the parking available around school.
    We understand that this may cause you concern but we have been lucky enough to be able to offer some onsite parking up to this point - most schools do not offer parking on site. We ask for your cooperation in trying out different ways of getting to school - maybe this is the ideal opportunity to try a new walking/cycling route; maybe set up a lift share with your friends and neighbours or create a neighbourly walking group?
    KS2 School Based Instrument Lessons



    Book Recommendations for this week

    Things to do in the Community




        





    2018/19 Newsblog Term 6 Week 4

    Hello All

    What a week of weather extremes we have had!  Many apologies again for the cancelling of sports day, the rain stopped play quite dramatically - we know that many of you look forward to it and would have liked us to re-run on another day but this term’s calendar is full with trips, Bikeability, transitions days (both within schools and for our Y6’s) and commitments to staff training ready for next academic year and, given all of those events, we could not reschedule. Luckily the weather was much better… even possibly too hot… for the summer fayre.  I must admit to feeling quite emotional when I saw how busy the fayre was and compared it to the first summer fayre we had, as a small school of just 90 pupils, when we opened… on behalf of the staff and pupils at Tadpole I’d like to say a massive heartfelt thank you to the dedicated team of FOTF committee members and additional volunteers who made the fayre possible - we really do appreciate all you do - thank you to all of you who came and spent money at the fayre - your generosity will make an enormous difference to the experience of the children at Tadpole. 

    In the blog this week:-

    Term 6 dates
    FOTF Summer Fayre Thank Yous
    Church at Tadpole Garden Village – Sunday 14th July 4pm
    Message for Y4 Parents 
    Sponsorship for Race for Life - online option
    Show Me Sessions -  YN Parents
    Y5/6 Performance Tickets Now on Sale
    Message for Y2 Parents
    Book Recommendations for this week
    Things to do in the Community

    Term 6 - 2018/19   
    Date   
    Time   
    Event   
    1/7

    Shuffle up morning.
    YN and YR new starters in.
    All children visit their new class and teacher.
    3/7

    Shuffle up morning.
    YN and YR new starters in.
    All children visit their new class and teacher.
    Young Carers and Service Children’s groups Picnic in the Park (leaving after shuffle up)
    4/7

    Shuffle up morning.
    YN and YR new starters in.
    All children visit their new class and teacher.
    5/7

    Y4 Trip to Oxenwood
    8/7

    Y1 trip to Bristol Zoo
    10/7
    13:30 and 18:00
    Upper KS2  (Y5/6) End of Year Performance- see details below
    14/7
    16:00
    Church at Tadpole Garden Village - see below
    15/7
    15:30- 17:30
    Show me sessions for YR- Y6 - For times for YN please see below
    16/7
    15:30- 16:30
    Show me sessions for YR- Y6 excluding Y2
    16/7

    Y2 Trip to Wild Place - so will not be doing Show Me Session on 16/7
    18/7
    See below
    YN Show me sessions - please see below
    19/7
    14:30
    Provisional date for Mini Police Certificates Assembly
    23/7
    9:00
    End of Year Worship
    If fine, we will be outside and all parents are invited to join us.
    If wet, we will be inside and it will be Tadpole Farm children and staff only (as insufficient space in hall)

    FOTF Summer Fayre Thank Yous
    We would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported the Summer Fayre yesterday. Not only volunteers who stood out on the games stalls, BBQ, Taste of Africa and all the other attractions but to all the people who have supported the event behind the scenes, these people who have gone out of their way to source and make raffle prizes, those people who have spent hours filling cups or folding raffle tickets. Each and everyone of you make a difference, we can not run these events with just a couple of people and this event just goes to show that each one of these little jobs done behind the scenes, on the day or the days after when things just need sorting and tidying away can really make an amazing event.

     






     We would also like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Tadpole Farm team, many of which gave up one of their days off to come and support the event, we really do appreciate the help that was given running up to the Summer Fayre and on the day itself, again many of the team have been supporting the FOTF by sourcing raffle prizes, printing documents and helping to get the areas outside Fayre ready.


    And finally to all of you who came along to this years Summer Fayre on the hottest day of the year......Thank you!! We appreciate everyone who came along with their families to take part in our biggest fundraiser of the year, as you know all of the profits raised from these events go straight back in the school to fund activities, projects and things to enrich our children's time at Tadpole Farm.

    Thank you once again as soon as we have counted all the monies taken we will let you know how much the event raised.
    Raffle winners will be contacted if prizes were not claimed on the day.  A massive congratulations to Jane B who won the very first 'TGV Bake Off' and to Poppy R in Year 6 who won the children’s category. 

    Kirsty 🙂:)
    On behalf of the FOTF Team.

    Church at Tadpole Garden Village – Sunday 14th July 4pm
    It was lovely to see some new faces at our last Church at Tadpole Garden Village and such a great level of engagement in the prayer space activities.
    Our next gathering is on Sunday 14th July at 4pm. This will include refreshments, music, Bible story, prayer and activities for children. This time we’ll be staying on afterwards for a barbeque at 5pm, so you can come to just the service or just to the barbeque or both.  If you want to come to the barbeque it would be really useful if you could let us know before hand. Tickets cost £3 for adults and £1 for children and are available here.
    Hope to see you then.
    Revd. Sally Robertson
    Revd.sally.robertson@nschurch.org.uk
    07588 594410
    Message for Y4 Parents 
    Don’t forget our year 4 trip to Oxenwood this Friday. Children need to wear their PE kit and bring a packed lunch and water bottle. 
    Sponsorship for Race for Life - online option
    Thanks for all of your support so far for the Race for Life; if anyone would like to sponsor your child online then please follow the link below;

    Show Me Sessions -  YN Parents
    These will be on Monday 15th and Thursday 18th - please come in the session that your child attends.
    Times are:-
    8.40-9.10 for morning session
    12.20-12.50 for afternoon session

    Y5/6 Performance Tickets Now on Sale
    Parents can now purchase tickets for the upper KS2 performance of 'Alice in Wonderland', which is on Wednesday 10th July. Please note young children are welcome to attend the 1.30pm performance and sit on laps but we ask no pre school aged children attend the 6pm performance. Tickets are available on a first come basis. Tickets will be sent out on Monday 8th in the form of programmes - please bring yours along for entry.   
    Message for Y2 Parents
    Please can year 2 bring a PE into school for the rest of the term as swimming is now finished; we will be doing PE at various times across the week and will also be finding a time to fit in our sports day!
    Thank-you in advance
    Year 2.
    Book Recommendations for this week

    Things to do in the Community
    Summer holiday camp at Tadpole Farm Ce Primary Academy - sign up open... see below















    2018/19 Newsblog Term 6 Week 3

    Hello All

    We find ourselves again at the whim of the British weather re Sports Day - please see below for plans as sadly the weather is beyond our control!  

    In the blog this week:-

    Term 6 dates
    Your support is needed:) - news from the Friends of Tadpole Farm FOTF…
    … Sports day refreshments; Summer Fayre and Bake Off!
    Sports Week - remember it’s 'Wear your PE kit to school' every day this week - please check the PE kit description below as this is the kit the children should be wearing.
    Shuffle Up Day coming up – new classes news!

    Book Recommendations for this week

    Term 6 - 2018/19   
    Date   
    Time   
    Event   
    24/6- 28/6

    Sports week.
    Children to wear PE kit to school every day.
    25/6

    Sports Day- See below
    26/6
    18:00
    Parent Induction Meeting for YR
    27/6

    EYFS Worship about Compassion Note time for this is 2:30 pm
    Parents of children in EYFS are invited to join us.
    28/6
    12:00
    Year 2 parents invited to a taster session of school dinners- details on Parent Pay
    29/6
    11:30- 14:00
    FOTF Summer Fayre
    1/7

    Shuffle up morning.
    YN and YR new starters in.
    All children visit their new class and teacher.
    3/7

    Shuffle up morning.
    YN and YR new starters in.
    All children visit their new class and teacher.
    Young Carers and Service Children’s groups Picnic in the Park (leaving after shuffle up)
    4/7

    Shuffle up morning.
    YN and YR new starters in.
    All children visit their new class and teacher.
    5/7

    Y4 Trip to Oxenwood
    8/7

    Y1 trip to Bristol Zoo
    10/7

    KS2 End of Year Performance- Times to be confirmed
    15/7
    15:30- 17:30
    Show me sessions for YR- Y6
    16/7
    15:30- 16:30
    Show me sessions for YR- Y6 excluding Y2
    16/7

    Y2 Trip to Wild Place - so will not be doing Show Me Session on 16/7
    19/7
    14:30
    Provisional date for Mini Police Certificates Assembly
    23/7
    9:00
    End of Year Worship
    If fine, we will be outside and all parents are invited to join us.
    If wet, we will be inside and it will be Tadpole Farm children and staff only (as insufficient space in hall)


    Your support is needed:) - news from the Friends of Tadpole Farm FOTF…
    … Sports day refreshments; Summer Fayre and Bake Off!
    We have a busy week this week ahead of our Summer Fayre on Saturday.
    Sports Day-
    Provided it goes ahead, we will be selling cold refreshments throughout sports day this year. We can take both cash and card .
    Raffle Tickets-
    These will be available to purchase after school on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday outside the school office and all day at Sports Day. £1 per ticket for £5 for a strip. We have got lots of great hampers up for grabs. You can purchase tickets up to 1pm with the draw happening at 1:30pm at the Fayre.
    Setting up and helping
    A massive thanks to those who came along on Wednesday and helped us sort out the sweetie cups. We are no longer meeting this Weds but instead we need help on Friday after school to start setting up. We have lots of things we need to move out of cars so please stay for a little bit after school if you can. We will meet by the office  from 3:30pm.
    Summer Fayre
    - Volunteers
    We still are after lots of helpers on the day. Previous emails have had the link so please fill it out if you can now help, even if it is just for an hour. All volunteers get a food and meal voucher and a few free raffle tickets as a thank you from us.
    -Food
    We will have lots of food and drink available this year with our BBQ, Taste of Africa food stand and bar. We will be able to take cash and card for these. Don't forget our TGV Bake Off competition. Entries to be submitted by 12 noon on Saturday for judging (poster attached)
    Please come along with your families and neighbours as it is promising to be a great day!

    Sports Week
    Remember it’s wear your School PE kits everyday this week.  Just a reminder that is as per school website:-
    School PE Kit - for all
    • Black shorts
    • White round neck t-shirt
    • Daps/trainers
    • School logo hoodie or black non-logo tracksuit top
    • Black non-logo tracksuit bottoms or joggers
    KS2 Race for Life Event - Y3/4/6 - are doing this event and sponsorship forms went home last week.  Please raise as much as you are able for this worthy cause.
    Sports Day - Tuesday 25th June - details were in last week’s blog in terms of timings however we didn’t take account of the British weather… current forecast have weather warnings in place for Monday and Tuesday - Monday is significant because if the field is rained on heavily on Monday then it won’t be safe for running on on Tuesday.  We will take a decision at midday on Monday and email all parents to let them know if the events will be going ahead. If it becomes necessary to cancel the Sports Day on Tuesday, we apologise for the inconvenience this causes you if you have arranged time off - we do understand how frustrating it is for parents but we had hoped the summer would be more securely with us than it appears to be!  Please look out for an email at midday tomorrow to say whether the event will be on or off. In the event of a cancellation the children will still have the opportunity to do the planned races but we will fit them around the weather on other days - as this may be at short notice then, regretfully, parents will not be able to join us. We will, though, aim to share photos and news of the events on our website and blog.
    Shuffle Up Day coming up – new classes news!

    It’s only one week until our first shuffle up day – the day when the children move up to their September classes and do fun, getting to know you activities with their new teachers (where possible).  The classes and teachers for 2019/20 will be:-
    YN – Hedgehogs – Mrs Onslow/Miss Cowan
    YR –– Owls - Miss Cowan/Mrs Holt and Squirrels – Mrs Longhurst
    Y1 – Foxes – Miss Grace and Badgers – Mrs Holloway
    Y2 – Rabbits – Miss  Brandenberg and Moles – Miss Webb
    Y3 – Woodpeckers – Mrs Honour and Kestrels – Mrs Philpot
    Y4 – Otters – Mr Kirby/Mrs Knott and Woodmice – Miss Pearson
    Y5 – Hares – Miss Ross (joining us in September) and Hawks - Mrs Fletcher
    Y6 – Frogs – Miss Weston
    Early Years (YR and YN) Leadership - Mrs Holt
    Key Stage 1 (Y1 and Y2) Leadership - Mrs Flynn (who will also be leading on developing our approach to inclusion both within Tadpole and as part of a wider Academy Trust team)
    Key Stage 2 (Y3/4/5/6) Leadership - Mrs Fletcher supported by Mr Spencer (who will also be Deputy Principal)
    SENDCo - Miss Baker (who will be leading on Special Educational Needs and also be working as part of a wider Academy Trust Inclusion team and covering some classes for release time for other teachers here at Tadpole)

    Some of our new colleagues can join us on some of the shuffle up days – your child will find out which class they are in on Monday 1st July.  Remember that the children learn across cohort so if they are not in the same registration group as their friends, please reassure them that they will still see them during learning and play time.  

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