A huge thank you for your amazing support with the Macmillan Cake Sale and Coffee morning - you raised a massive almost £300 in one day for this very worthy cause... and provide many very delicious cakes.
In the newsletter this week:-
- communications update
- Y1 clubs update
- Forest Schools
- Travel to School
- Coats and wellies
I would love to be able to tell you that all is now well with our phone connection and our number is.... but I can't. This week we have lodged a complaint with OFCOM, involved Justin Tomlinson, our MP, to see if he can further our case and been in touch with BT, who own Open Reach, and escalated our complaint with them. Whilst this feels like we are doing something, it doesn't solve the problem but, if we don't speak out, then nothing will change and others will be in the same situation. If you feel strongly about this, the email address of the CEO at Open Reach is email@example.com - feel free to drop him an email asking him when there will be a landline and broadband connection to your child's school and explaining to him the inconvenience this is causing you and the impact that this is having on you and your family. Open Reach will not talk directly to customers (this may be the reply you get) and tell us to take our complaint to our service provider... but our service provider is doing an excellent job of chasing Open Reach on our behalf and any help we can give them will be much appreciated. In the meantime please continue to use my mobile 07733264202 - texts are fine - if you need to contact the school urgently or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Y1 Clubs Update
Clubs have started and seem to be going very well. There are a few spaces left in Football and Art on Tuesdays; Construction, Multisports and Drama on Wednesdays and Film Club on Thursdays. Those children attending football club need shin pads if possible please; those attending cooking club need a plastic box for taking items home and £1 each week to cover cost of ingredients - thank you.
Our first groups of Y1 have begun Forest Skills. Over the course of a year all the children will have this opportunity - you will low when it's your child's turn as a letter/email will come home with instructions about what they need on Forest Skills day. They go to the woods across the road from school in small groups of 8-10 children and spend half a day exploring the great outdoors and taking part in forest activities.
Travel to School
Please only park in the lay-bys on the road outside school or in the car park to the right of the side of school as parking on the kerbs causes difficulties for pedestrians. If your child is scooting or cycling to school make sure they stay close to you as some of the driveways on the way here don't have good visibility for small children moving quickly!
Coats and Wellies
We go out to play in all weathers so, as the weather is very changeable now, please make sure that, even when it's sunny on the way to school, your child still has a coat with them. Wellies kept in school really help too in making sure your child can be appropriately dressed for learning outside.
Have a good weekend
Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy