• 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.
    Mrs Jane Leo, Principal

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    2017/18 Term 3 February Holiday Week

    Hello All

    Happy February holidays – school reopens on 19thFebruary, usual time and clubs are on that week. 
    In this week's blog:-


      Dates for the Term 3 and 4
      News from St Andrew's Church
      Advanced notice of Nursery Closure Day
      KS2 Trip to Science Museum Blog



    Dates for Term 3/4
    Any updates will be added in red.


    Term 3/4 - 2017/18
    Date
    Time
    Event
    18/2
    4:00 pm
    Church at Tadpole Farm
    19/2






    6:00 pm
    Children return to school Clubs resume first week back after February holiday - all as per previous information – clubs are on week beginning 19/2; 26/2; no clubs week beginning 5/3 due to parents meetings; clubs are on week beginning 13/3; 20/3 – no clubs week of 26/3

    Meeting for current Y5 parents about the Y6 Residential Trip next year.
    21/2

    No Y2 swimming (starts again 28/2)
    22/2
    6:30pm
    FOTF Committee meeting planning for disco and summer fayre – all welcome
    26/2


    World Book Day – children will be dressing up as favourite character from a book and bringing the story with them – the Book Fayre will be in school during the weeks following this date.
    1 - 2/3

    KS1 Bristol Zoo Trip - Y2 classes going on 1st, Y1 classes on 2nd
    6/3
    2:30 – 6:45 pm
    Parent/teacher/pupil meetings – 15 minute slots for YR/1/2/3/4/5 – YN slots will be 12:30 – 6:45
    8/3
    2:30 – 6:45 pm
    Parent/teacher/pupil meetings – 15 minute slots for YR/1/2/3/4/5 – YN slots will be 8:45 – 6:45
    9/3
    All Day
    Author Visit to School – Jeremy Strong
    15/3
    3:00 pm
    Y3 will be leading worship on value of Justice – parents of children in that year group welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year
    17 – 23/3

    Sports Relief Week – more details to follow
    20/3
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Parent/Carer Workshop Programme – 4 – Given recent concerns over children’s safety when using IT and in response to parental queries and requests for advice, we have re-scheduled this workshop to be focused on E-Safety for Parents – how to keep your child safe in the on-line world.
    23/3
    3:00 pm
    Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship

    26/3 - 27/3

    “Show me” sessions – see note below; Monday 26/3 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 27/3 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – for children in YN times times to be confirmed.  Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5 children until end of Easter holiday.
    28/3

    FOTF Easter Disco events
    29/3
    9:15 am
    All invited to join us for our Easter Service
    29/3

    Last day of term 4 – school finishes normal time
    30/3 - 15/4

    School Closed - Easter holiday


    News from St Andrew's Church
    Just before the end of half term on Sunday 18th February at 4pm we will be holding our monthly all age service at Tadpole Farm.  We’ll be serving tea and coffee and there will be a craft for children to start with and the short service for all ages will begin soon after 4.  The theme for February is ‘Love for everyone’.
    I’ll let you have full details of our Easter Services soon, but you might like to know that we will be holding an Easter Craft Morning for Children and carers on Good Friday, 30th March from 10am -12noon at school too.  
    You are all very welcome to both events.  
    Revd. Sally Robertson
    07588 594410

    Advanced notice of Nursery Closure Day 
    As we did last year, we will be closing our Nursery for one day so that all of our Nursery
    staff can attend a 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 3rd May 2018
    both morning and afternoon sessions will be closed, as will lunch club. 

    KS2 Trip to Science Museum Blog
    Our KS2 children enjoyed their trip to the Science Museum last week - here's a blog piece from them...
    On the 7th February, KS2 went to the science museum in London. They went on a double decker coach and they were excited when they went upstairs. The children were split up into groups and each group there was a mixture of 3, 4 and 5 children. First, one of the groups went to the space section and there was a piece of real moon rock. After that,  they went to the section with old fashioned planes; they got to see the inside of a very old private jet. Next, they went to the game and technology room where there was a big screen and control pads and they could play the game. But it had a lot of teamwork involved because there were only 3 pads and they had 2-3 minutes each playing the game. After that, they went to the energy centre and saw Mrs Smith get electric shocked. There was a pole with electricity running through it and if you touched it you would get a small electric shock. After that they got to have a break from walking and and they had lunch. After lunch they looked around the museum some more and then they went to the gift shop and got some interesting items. They all enjoyed the trip and hope to visit again.

    2017/18 Newsblog Term 3 Week 5

    Hello All

    Here we are at the last week of term – how time flies when you are having fun.  We have just begun to advertise for our new teacher jobs for September – these are up on ETeach if you know of anyone who would like to join our teaching teams – and are looking forward to this next stage of growth in our school community.  Our Y5’s have been to Bradon Forest for a Spelling Bee competition and came back enthused about starting something similar within school – more details below.  All of Y3/4/5 are off to London this week for a day at the Science Museum and Mr Spencer is just finalising the details for next year’s residential trip for the Year 6’s plus putting in place Outdoor Activity awards for the Year 4 and 5’s – all firsts for us as a school and an exciting time to be part of our school community.  If there is something you would like to see on offer to your children then please let me know by email – we are always open to new ideas and happy to investigate suggestions.

    In this week's blog:-

    • Dates for the Term 3 and 4
    • Author Visit – Jeremy Strong
    • No Nuts and lunchbox update
    • Spelling Bee News
    • Things of interest in the community


    Dates for Term 3/4
    Any updates will be added in red.

    Term 3/4 - 2017/18
    Date
    Time
    Event
    5/2 – 9/2

    A reminder, as previously notified, no clubs this week.  Clubs resume first week back after February holiday - all as per previous information – copied here again for reference no clubs week of 5/2; clubs are on week beginning 19/2; 26/2; no clubs week beginning 5/3 due to parents meetings; clubs are on week beginning 13/3; 20/3 – no clubs week of 26/3’


    5/2 – 6/2

    “Show me” sessions; Monday 5/2 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 6/2 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – for children in YN times Monday 5th Feb 8:40 - 9:10am Thursday 8th Feb 8:40 - 9:10am
      Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5 children until end of February holiday.
    6/2
    9:00 -10:30
    FOTF Coffee Morning – come along for chat, refreshments and discussion about setting up a Toddler Group and future coffee morning events – all welcome.
    7/2

    KS2 Trip to Science Museum
    9/2

    Last day of term 3 – school finishes normal time
    10/2 – 18/2

    February Holiday Break – school closed
    18/2
    4:00 pm
    Church at Tadpole Farm
    19/2

    Children return to school

    21/2

    No Y2 swimming (starts again 28/2)
    22/2
    6:30pm
    FOTF Committee meeting planning for disco and summer fayre – all welcome
    26/2 note change
    of date

    World Book Day – children will be dressing up as favourite character from a book and bringing the story with them – the Book Fayre will be in school during the weeks following this date.
    1 - 2/3

    KS1 Bristol Zoo Trip - Y2 classes going on 1st, Y1 classes on 2nd - letters have gone home re this trip
    6/3
    2:30 – 6:45 pm
    Parent/teacher/pupil meetings – 15 minute slots for YR/1/2/3/4/5 – YN slots will be 12:30 – 6:45
    8/3
    2:30 – 6:45 pm
    Parent/teacher/pupil meetings – 15 minute slots for YR/1/2/3/4/5 – YN slots will be 8:45 – 6:45
    9/3
    All Day
    Author Visit to School – Jeremy Strong – see details below
    15/3
    3:00 pm
    Y3 will be leading worship on value of Justice – parents of children in that year group welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year
    17 – 23/3

    Sports Relief Week – more details to follow
    20/3
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Parent/Carer Workshop Programme – 4 – Encouraging a love of reading – how do we encourage children to love reading?; how do we create text rich environments for children to grow up in? What can all of us do to work together to support children reading for pleasure?
    23/3
    3:00 pm
    Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship

    26/3 - 27/3

    “Show me” sessions – see note below; Monday 26/3 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 27/3 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – for children in YN times times to be confirmed.  Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5 children until end of Easter holiday.
    28/3

    FOTF Easter Disco events – see FOTF newsletter sent out with blog email
    29/3
    9:15 am
    All invited to join us for our Easter Service
    29/3

    Last day of term 4 – school finishes normal time
    30/3 - 15/4

    School Closed - Easter holiday

    Author Visit – Jeremy Strong

    The author Jeremy Strong is coming to visit us at Tadpole Farm for an exciting day of fun on Friday 9th March. We have a selection of his books to purchase, which we will endeavour to get signed during his visit. We have limited availability and it will be pot luck to as which title your child receives.  An item has been added to Parent Pay for all children from YR to Y5 so if you would like your child to have a signed book then please pop on to Parent Pay and make a payment; this will then reserve your book. Books will be delivered to us next week and we will set them aside for Jeremy Strong's visit. The cost is greatly reduced at just £3 per book and is limited to one book per child. 




    No Nuts and lunchbox update

    We have a no nut policy in school and would therefore ask that you keep nuts for eating at home only.  Please do not put nuts or products containing actual nuts in to your child's lunchbox or snack.  We have a number of children in school who are severely allergic to nuts and just nut particles on hand to hand contact can cause a reaction.
    Thank you to all those of you who have been putting together healthy lunch boxes - it really helps us in school to support the healthy food message. 

    Spelling Bee News

    Four of our Year 5 children went to our first Spelling Bee competition at Bradon Forest.  They did really well with the team activities but came up against stiff competition in the individual rounds.  All four of them - Alisha, Kewin, Poppy and Shannon - worked well as a team and represented our school with pride.  They came back with some great ideas for setting up a Spelling Bee type activity for the whole school and will be working with Mrs Flynn, Miss Grindley and Mrs Honour as art of our wider project on Spelling and Phonics in Writing. 

    Things of interest in the community







    2017/18 Newsblog Term 3 Week 4

    Hello All

    This week our year 3 children visited Abbey Park for an afternoon of sport and they were a credit to us all – we hope this link will continue as it gives the children access to sports and space greater than that which a primary school can provide.  We also held our parent workshop which gave us hints and tips about why children do what they do – lots of very positive feedback and you’ve told us about ideas you gained, which are already making a difference – brilliant news!

    In this week's blog:-


       Dates for the Term 3 and 4
       School Lunches Update
       Things of interest in the community

    Dates for Term 3/4
    Any updates will be added in red.

    Term 3/4 - 2017/18
    Date
    Time
    Event
    29/1

    Sign up on line for parent/teacher/child meeting available – complete by Wednesday 31/1 and times allocated by Monday 5/2
    2/2
    3:00 pm
    Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship

    5/2 – 6/2

    “Show me” sessions – see note below; Monday 5/2 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 6/2 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – for children in YN times Monday 5th Feb 8:40 - 9:10am Thursday 8th Feb 8:40 - 9:10am
      Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5 children until end of February holiday.
    7/2

    KS2 Trip to Science Museum – letters went home last week and payment/permission is via Parent Pay
    9/2

    Last day of term 3 – school finishes normal time
    10/2 – 18/2

    February Holiday Break – school closed
    18/2
    4:00 pm
    Church at Tadpole Farm - see below
    19/2

    Children return to school

    21/2

    No Y2 swimming (starts again 28/2)
    28/2 note change
    of date

    World Book Day – children will be dressing up as favourite character from a book and bringing the story with them – the Book Fayre will be in school during the weeks following this date.
    1 - 2/3

    KS1 Bristol Zoo Trip - Y2 classes going on 1st, Y1 classes on 2nd - letters have gone home re this trip
    6/3
    2:30 – 6:45 pm
    Parent/teacher/pupil meetings – 15 minute slots for YR/1/2/3/4/5 – YN slots will be 12:30 – 6:45
    8/3
    2:30 – 6:45 pm
    Parent/teacher/pupil meetings – 15 minute slots for YR/1/2/3/4/5 – YN slots will be 8:45 – 6:45
    15/3
    3:00 pm
    Y3 will be leading worship on value of Justice – parents of children in that year group welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year
    20/3
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Parent/Carer Workshop Programme - 4
    Around 23/3

    Red Nose Day – likely to be dressing up and donations involved – more details will follow
    23/3
    3:00 pm
    Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship

    26/3 - 27/3

    “Show me” sessions – see note below; Monday 26/3 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 27/3 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – for children in YN times times to be confirmed.  Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5 children until end of Easter holiday.
    29/3
    9:15 am
    All invited to join us for our Easter Service
    29/3

    Last day of term 4 – school finishes normal time
    30/3 - 15/4

    School Closed - Easter holiday

    School Lunches Update
    Edwards and Ward, our school caterers, have regular lucky prize draws for the children who order school dinners.  The latest winners are as follows:-

    Family bounce pass at Freedog: Katie G 3 months martial arts with Matt Fiddes: Jacob Ma 
    3 months dance with Matt Fiddes: Kiki D 
    1 month martial arts with Matt Fiddes: Maxwell 
    Skipping ropes: All names above plus: Isabelle E, George S, Amy H, Madelyn C, Isla SN, Gabor M

    Worth ordering a hot meal with such fantastic prizes!
    We have loaded our new menu to parent pay for spring/summer 2018, so you can now go on and make bookings right up to end of summer term.  A copy of the menu is attached to the email re the newsblog.
    There will be some dates when Edwards and Ward are putting on a special menu, with prizes up for grabs for those ordering school dinners.  These menus are as follows:-


    Things of interest in the community




    Message from Swindon Music Service
    Rock Pop Workshop in our state of the art RockPod!
    Monday 12th February 2018
    8:30am to 5:00pm
    Just £30 for the day to include breakfast and snacks
    Come along to The Platform this half term.
    Experience a fun rock and pop music workshop for 5-11 year olds!
    Try new instruments, play songs and perform/sing in a band.
     Just turn up with a packed lunch and a smile on your face!
    To BOOK A PLACE call Paul Ashman on 07590 688808





     Ballet School Has Spaces



    2017/18 Newsblog Term 3 Week 3

    Hello All

    Just a short blog this week.

    In this week's blog:-


    • Dates for the Term 3 and 4
    • Parent/Carer Workshop
    • Computer Games 
    • New from St Andrew's Church
    • Y3 visit to Abbey Park
    • Things of interest in the community

    Dates for Term 3/4

    Any updates will be added in red.

    Term 3/4 - 2017/18
    Date
    Time
    Event
    23/1
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Parent/Carer Workshop Programme – 3 Why do children do what they do? Sadly there is no manual that helps us be a parent but this session, which includes input from Sian Sanders and Libby Moore (two of the Educational Psychologists we work with) may give us an insight into how your child develops and what strategies you may need in your parent toolkit. Sign up see below – sorry not included in last week’s blog – see below. 
    25/1
    afternoon
    6:30 pm
    Y3 taking part in afternoon of sport at Abbey Park School – see below
    FOTF Committee Meeting at School
    28/1
    3:00 – 6:00 pm
    Parish Tea Party - This is a chance for everyone connected to St Andrew’s (and we include the school community in that) to get to know one another better, and there’ll be games for all ages.  It’s a bring and share tea, so please bring a plate of food to share.  Tea, coffee and squash will be provided.  All welcome.

    29/1

    Sign up on line for parent/teacher/child meeting available – complete by Wednesday 31/1 and times allocated by Monday 5/2
    2/2
    3:00 pm
    Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship

    5/2 – 6/2

    “Show me” sessions – see note below; Monday 5/2 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 6/2 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – for children in YN times Monday 5th Feb 8:40 - 9:10am Thursday 8th Feb 8:40 - 9:10am
      Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5 children until end of February holiday.
    7/2

    KS2 Trip to Science Museum – letters went home this week and payment/permission is via Parent Pay.Copy letter sent with email re newsblog.
    9/2

    Last day of term 3 – school finishes normal time
    11/2 – 18/2

    February Holiday Break – school closed
    18/2
    4:00 pm
    Church at Tadpole Farm - see below
    19/2

    Children return to school

    21/2

    No Y2 swimming (starts again 28/2)
    15/3
    3:00 pm
    Y3 will be leading worship on value of Justice – parents of children in that year group welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year
    1/3

    World Book Day – children will be dressing up as favourite character from a book and bringing the story with them – the Book Fayre will be in school during the weeks following this date.
    6/3
    2:30 – 6:45 pm
    Parent/teacher/pupil meetings – 15 minute slots for YR/1/2/3/4/5 – YN slots will be 12:30 – 6:45
    8/3
    2:30 – 6:45 pm
    Parent/teacher/pupil meetings – 15 minute slots for YR/1/2/3/4/5 – YN slots will be 8:45 – 6:45
    15/3
    3:00 pm
    Y3 will be leading worship on value of Justice – parents of children in that year group welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year
    20/3
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Parent/Carer Workshop Programme - 4
    Around 23/3

    Red Nose Day – likely to be dressing up and donations involved – more details will follow
    23/3
    3:00 pm
    Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship

    26/3 - 27/3

    “Show me” sessions – see note below; Monday 26/3 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 27/3 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – for children in YN times times to be confirmed.  Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5 children until end of Easter holiday.
    29/3
    9:15 am
    All invited to join us for our Easter Service
    29/3

    Last day of term 4 – school finishes normal time
    30/3 - 15/4

    School Closed - Easter holiday

    Parent/Carer Workshop - this coming Tuesday 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Come along to our workshop, which looks at how children develop and how we can all support them.  Wouldn't it be great if each child came with a parent toolkit, specific to that child? - sadly, they don't... so this workshop will help us think about why children behave as they do and how we can help and support them.  Sian Sanders and Libby Moore are two of the educational psychologists we work with and they will lead the start of the workshop.  There will also be time for general discussions and hints and tips to be shared. Parents who came to the workshop on behaviour last year found it really useful - none of us are experts in children so the more we learn the more we can support them. 
    Please sign up here - click the word 'here' just before the hyphen and it will link you to the sign up sheet.
    Computer Games 

    Lots of the adults in school are reporting that children are regularly talking about computer games that they play at home. The content of some of these games can be quite adult in nature. Also, when talking to children at break times about 'rough play', they are increasingly telling us that they are copying things they have either played themselves on a computer game, or seen a parent/older sibling play. Many of the games mentioned are rated between age 12 and 18 and therefore are believed to contain material which is not suitable for young eyes and ears. Please be vigilant in making sure that your children only have access to material that you consider to be appropriate for them. 

    New from St Andrew's Church
    Just a reminder that you are all invited to St Andrew’s Parish Tea Party on Sunday 28th January from 3-6pm.  This is a chance for everyone connected to St Andrew’s (and we include the school community in that) to get to know one another better, and there’ll be games for all ages.  It’s a bring and share tea, so please bring a plate of food to share.  Tea, coffee and squash will be provided.  All welcome.
    Our following event at Tadpole Farm will be our all age service just at the end of half term on Sunday 18th February.  We’ll be serving tea and coffee from 4pm when there will be a craft for children and the short service for all ages will begin soon after 4.  The theme for February will be ‘Love for everyone’.
    Hoping to see you soon
    Revd. Sally Robertson
    07588 594410

    Y3 visit to Abbey Park

    On Thursday 25th January, all children in year 3 will be taking part in an exciting afternoon of sport at Abbey Park School. The children will walk over to the school after lunch and they will get to experience a variety of different sporting activities lead by some Abbey Park students.  We will be back in time for home time so usual pick up applies. Please ensure that all children have their full PE kits in school - including full jogger bottoms and hoodies/sweatshirts as per the uniform list (see website). 

    Things of interest in the community




    Remember it's a FOTF Meeting this week - see diary above.

    2017/18 Newsblog Term 3 Week 2

    Hello All

    Just a short blog this week. 


    In this week's blog:-

       Dates for the Term 3 and 4
       Clubs for Terms ¾
       General reminders – parking, lip salve, earrings, long hair
       Message for YN parents
       Message for YR
       Message for Y3/4/5 parents – Singing opportunity
       Things available in the community including New Scouting groups for Tadpole Garden Village



    Dates for Term 3/4

    Any updates will be added in red.

    Term 3/4 - 2017/18
    Date
    Time
    Event
    Week beginning 15/1

    Clubs start this week and will run in weeks beginning 15/1; 23/1; 30/1; no clubs week of 5/2 unless performance linked;   clubs are on week beginning 19/2; 26/2; no clubs week beginning 5/3 due to parents meetings; clubs are on week beginning 13/3; 20/3 – no clubs week of 26/3
    16/1
    6:00 – 7:00 pm
    Open Evening for Scouting on Tadpole Garden Village – see flyer below
    18/1
    3:00 pm
    All of YR - will be leading worship on value of Perseverance – parents of children in that year group welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year
    23/1
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Parent/Carer Workshop Programme – 3 Why do children do what they do? Sadly there is no manual that helps us be a parent but this session, which includes input from Sian Sanders and Libby Moore (two of the Educational Psychologists we work with) may give us an insight into how your child develops and what strategies you may need in your parent toolkit. Sign up see below.  
    25/1
    6:30 pm
    FOTF Committee Meeting at School
    28/1
    3:00 – 6:00 pm
    Parish Tea Party - This is a chance for everyone connected to St Andrew’s (and we include the school community in that) to get to know one another better, and there’ll be games for all ages.  It’s a bring and share tea, so please bring a plate of food to share.  Tea, coffee and squash will be provided.  All welcome.

    29/1

    Sign up on line for parent/teacher/child meeting available – complete by Wednesday 31/1 and times allocated by Monday 5/2
    2/2
    3:00 pm
    Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship

    5/2 – 6/2

    “Show me” sessions – see note below; Monday 5/2 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 6/2 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – for children in YN times are 11:10 for those in morning session and 2:50 for those in afternoon session.  Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5 children until end of February holiday.
    9/2

    Last day of term 3 – school finishes normal time
    11/2 – 18/2

    February Holiday Break – school closed
    19/2

    Children return to school

    21/2

    No Y2 swimming (starts again 28/2)
    15/3
    3:00 pm
    Y3 will be leading worship on value of Justice – parents of children in that year group welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year
    1/3

    World Book Day – children will be dressing up as favourite character from a book and bringing the story with them – the Book Fayre will be in school during the weeks following this date.
    6/3
    2:30 – 6:45 pm
    Parent/teacher/pupil meetings – 15 minute slots for YR/1/2/3/4/5 – YN slots will be 12:30 – 6:45
    8/3
    2:30 – 6:45 pm
    Parent/teacher/pupil meetings – 15 minute slots for YR/1/2/3/4/5 – YN slots will be 8:45 – 6:45
    15/3
    3:00 pm
    Y3 will be leading worship on value of Justice – parents of children in that year group welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year
    20/3
    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Parent/Carer Workshop Programme - 4
    Around 23/3

    Red Nose Day – likely to be dressing up and donations involved – more details will follow
    23/3
    3:00 pm
    Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship

    26/3 - 27/3

    “Show me” sessions – see note below; Monday 26/3 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 27/3 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – for children in YN times are 11:10 for those in morning session and 2:50 for those in afternoon session.  Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5 children until end of Easter holiday.
    29/3
    9:15 am
    All invited to join us for our Easter Service
    29/3

    Last day of term 4 – school finishes normal time
    30/3 - 15/4

    School Closed - Easter holiday


    Clubs for Terms ¾
    I ha        We have emailed parents with club choices. The dates clubs run on the email and are shown above too - please note the weeks that they are not running. Craft and IT were very over subscribed and we did have to move some from these to Colouring or Card games which were on the same day - this was done by random selection.  Each child has ONLY ONE club offered.  All collections from clubs will be from the double gates at the front of school (the drop zone entrance).  


    General reminders – parking, lip salve, earrings, long hair
              parking - we have again had incidents this week of inconsiderate parking - could I again ask that you park safely, somewhere where you are leaving walkways and driving routes clear for others to use; where drop kerbs are clear for access to all including double buggies; where people wishing to leave can get out without having to wait for you to move your car - thank you.
    T        The drop zone opens at 8:30 - please do not arrive early and queue as you are blocking the road for residents and other road users.  Some of the staff start work at 8:30, some at 8:40  - they are often late now as they can't get to the car park or park when they arrive. We will be reviewing any none staff cars coming on to certain parts of the site but this wouldn't help this stuck in the traffic queue. Any help you can give is much appreciated.
              lip salve - we seem to have had an outbreak of lip salve in school - only plain, non-coloured and non-flavoured is allowed in school.  Please ensure glitter and lipstick coloured varieties are kept at home - thank you. 
              earrings - for safety reasons we ask for studs, not hoops or dangles please. 
              long hair - please tie all long hair back every day - helps from safety point of view and reduces nit transfer :)

    Message for YN parents 
              Are there any YN parents, whose child comes all day Wednesday, who would be prepared to swap to all day Friday?  We're trying to help one of parents whose work pattern has had to change - please contact school office if you can help.

    Message for YR - Please listen to your child read and practise their key words on a regular basis and write a comment in their reading record.  Your support on their reading journey is key - thank you. 

    Message for Y3/4/5 parents – Singing opportunity 
    We have an opportunity for 22 children from Y3/4/5 to take part in the Junior Singing Festival at the Wyvern Theatre on Thursday 15th March 5:50-7:30pm.  The children will rehearse one lunchtime per week (they will do to lunch first and then rehearse from 12:25 to 1:00) and must be available for the performance.  The theme is "Songs from around the British Isles".  There will be a cost to you to see them perform but we don't have the details on that yet - tickets will be available direct from the Wyvern (I checked their website today and they are not there yet).  If you would like your child to be involved please follow this link and complete the form (hover over the word 'link' and it will be clickable).  Names needed by Wednesday 17th January - if oversubscribed we will select at random. 

    Things available in the community including New Scouting groups for Tadpole Garden Village
    The Scouting Group that is hoping to set up on Tadpole Garden Village came in to school this week and spoke to the children - they have an open event for girls and boys this week 

    Also attached to the email that came out notifying you of the blog are details of courses and events at Butterflies Family Centre, which you may find useful.  

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