Sunday, 17 June 2018

2017/18 Newsblog Term 6 Week 2

Hello All

The children really enjoyed exploring, discovering, experimenting and getting messy in Science Week last week and this week they have a week of sporting adventure to look forward to – school life is very exciting!  Please see the note below (also emailed) re Sports Day and picnics, plus the great opportunity to win one of 10 footballs from our caterers Edwards and Ward as part of their World Cup promotion. Remember it’s the School Council organised Whispering Wednesday this week too so any support you can give would be much appreciated.

In the newsblog this week: -

Dates for your diary
Sports Week – week beginning 18/6/18 Remember it’s PE kits everyday this week J
KS2 Performance
World Cup Football Competition by Edwards and Ward

Dates for your diary

Term  6  2017/18
Week of 18/6

Sports week – Tuesday 19h June is planned sports day – YN/R/1/2 parents invited from 10:00 - 11:45 and Y3/4/5 from 1:15 - 3:15 - parents are welcome to join us for picnic lunch on that day too. See notes below
See notes
Sports Day – 10:00 – 11:45 YN/R/1/2 – Parents welcome – 1:15 – 3:15 Y3/4/5
If Parents would like to bring a picnic then you are welcome to join us for lunch, either staying on from morning sessions or coming early for afternoon session.
All Day

Whispering Wednesday – a sponsorship event organised by the School Council to raise money for developing the Quiet Area in the playground – the project chosen by the children and being run as part of the School Council project

YR 2018 Parent Induction session – NOTE NEW DATE
3:00 pm
YN all of children, from both sessions, will be leading worship on value of Forgiveness – parents of children in that class welcome to join us for worship

FOTF Non-uniform Day in exchange for donations for summer fayre – please note this is also sports week so children will already be in non-uniform but today they can wear any sports kit - see below
Shuffle Up day 1 – all classes move up to their September classes for the morning and some 2018 YR and YN pupils join us in small groups – information shared for those groups at Induction sessions
Y2/3/4/5 Parents to be invited in for lunch 
Shuffle Up day 2 – all classes move up to their September classes for the morning and some 2018 YR and YN pupils join us in small groups – information shared for those groups at Induction sessions
All day
KS2 Outdoor Activity Day 
3:00 pm
Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship

FOTF Summer Fayre – more details to follow
Shuffle Up day 3 – all classes move up to their September classes for the morning and some 2018 YR and YN pupils join us in small groups – information shared for those groups at Induction sessions

9/7 – 10/7

“Show me” sessions – Monday 9/7 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 10/7 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 Friday 20th July

YN Trip Group 1– information to follow

End of Year Production Y3/4/5 – 2:30 pm  dress rehearsal and 4:30 pm  actual performance – see below for details and note change of time as original time of 6:00pm clashed with one of semi-finals of World Cup and we thought that might be a problem for some cast and audience.

YN Trip Group 2– information to follow

Annual Reports sent home
Church at Tadpole Garden Village –All Age Service at school
9:15 am
All invited to join us for our End of Year Service

Last day of term 6 – school finishes normal time
25/7 and 26/7

Staff Training day -  staff in school; no children in school

Sports Week – week beginning 18/6/18
Remember it’s wear your School PE kits everyday this week, except Friday when you can wear any sport kit if you are bringing in donations for the Summer Fayre - see below J
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

Monday – Swindon Town Football working with all age groups
Tuesday – Sports Day - If you would like to support your child in sports day please arrive at the side car park gate of the school for 10:00 for the morning session and 1:15 for the afternoon. There will be an area around the edge of the field for you to watch your child but we do ask that you stay within this area to ensure a smooth running of the events.  There will be an opportunity for all parents to have a picnic with their children between 12:00 and 12:45. Although Sports Day is a fun and exciting day we do still ask that the picnics you bring are still in guidance with our healthy eating policy. 
YN children. If your child is not usually in session on the morning of Tuesday 19th June and you would like them to participate in sports day, please bring them along with you for the start time and staff will collect them from you when you arrive.
Any meal booked on parent pay will become a packed lunch for Wednesday, if you have already chosen option 1 children will receive a Ham sandwich lunch and if you have chosen option 2 or 3 children will receive a Cheese sandwich lunch. 
If you would prefer to bring a lunch from home, as per the email sent last week you would have cancelled your choice using the details provided in the email.   There will be NO hot meal provision for this day.  If the weather is too bad for the picnic to continue children will eat inside and the picnic will be cancelled, because of this please ensure ALL children have their own lunch with them in school.
Thursday – Street Dance working with all age groups
Friday – Martial Arts working with all age groups as this is also FOTF non-uniform day children may wear any sort of sports kit today – not just school sports kit – provided they bring a donation as per below.

KS2 Performance
The KS2 children will be performing a musical version of 'The Wind in the Willows' on Wednesday 11th July. There will be a daytime performance at 2pm and a later performance at 4.30pm. Children will be able to stay at school between the end of the school day and the 4:30 pm performance – they may bring snacks for this time. Refreshments will be available during the interval at both performances. A letter will be sent home with your child on Monday with information about the suggested costume for their part in the performance - please could we ask that costumes be in school no later than Friday 29th June. 
Best wishes
Mr Spencer, Mrs Flynn & Miss Brandenburg  

World Cup Football Competition by Edwards and Ward
ORDER BY 20TH JUNE - In the week running up to England’s last group game (25/06/18 - 28/06/18) in the tournament against Belgium on the 28/06/18 any child that opts in for a school meal will be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 10 free footballs!


On Friday 22nd June the children can come in any sports kit – football kit, martial arts, riding kit, dance kit… anything – if they bring a donation for the summer fayre.
Nursery, reception and year 1  - will be coming home this week with sweetie cups to fill for the Sweet Tombola.
Years 2,3,4 and 5 - please bring a bottle for our bottle tombola stall. We appreciate your support, our tombolas are always extremely popular at the fairs!

We are still looking for helpers, we have some but need a few more for the afternoon sports day. Please contact the school if you can assist in anyway.

We are delighted to inform you that we’ve initiated a new, modern parent communication system for the FOTF  - the secure, fully data protected digital platform Classlist.
Classlist is already operating successfully in many other schools across the UK for parent associations and cuts down the administration time taken by school staff as well as providing an easy communication tool for FOTF.
As well as providing mobile-friendly class lists and contact details for your year group, it will enable you to communicate easily with your class/year group (forwarded to email), set up events & private birthday party invitations and pay for any FOTF organised events. Parents can share as much as or as little contact information with other parents as they like, and can even keep their own email address private whilst still receiving messages. FOTF want to use Classlist for all communication to parents – we know this may take a while to get going but would appreciate your support in moving to this for FOTF communications as soon as we can.  
Please take a few minutes now to register by going to
For your protection, your account will be verified by school so we can check it is only school parents and carers that join – but once this has been done, you can log in and start using the site. You’ll be amazed what a useful tool it is and at how much time and effort this will save all of us involved in FOTF.