Sunday, 25 February 2018

2017/18 Term 4 Week 1

Hello All

Welcome back to Term 4 – another exciting term of learning… we have Sports Relief Week; Wild Spring Week; parents evenings and show me sessions as well as a trip for KS1 as part of their enquiry based learning into the animal kingdom. Also, next Wednesday we have a visit from the author Jeremy Strong – his books are very amusing and your children have the chance to own a signed copy of one of his books see further information below as you would need to take action this week to secure a signed book.  You will all have seen snow warnings for this coming week - please see note below. 

In this week's blog:- 


  • Dates for the Term 3 and 4
  • Snow – possible impact
  • This Term’s Value – Justice and 40 Acts for Lent
  • Booking School Meals
  • KS1 Trip Permission and Payment Reminder
  • Parking Request
  • Things happening in the community





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


Term 3/4 - 2017/18
Date
Time
Event
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.
28/2

Y2 Swimming recommences
1/3
6:30 pm
Re-scheduled FOTF meeting from last week – all welcome
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 see details below
15/3
3:00 pm


p.m
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
Junior Music Festival – singing club have been sent details for this.
19 – 23/3

Sports Relief Week – more details to follow
Wild Spring week 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 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


Snow – possible impact

As you will have seen on weather forecasts there may be some snow this week.  We will follow the same process we followed last 'snow time' and keep you all informed by email and with messages on the website. The Year 1 and 2 trips to the Zoo may be affected - we will only go on the trips if it is safe to do so and will keep you informed of any changes by email.  

This Term’s Value – Justice and 40 Acts for Lent
This term's value is Justice and, because it is also the time of Lent the whole school is taking part in the 40 Acts challenge - we are using a modified version of this with the children but you can check out more resources for this here - https://40acts.org.uk/signup/
In school our challenge table looks like this:-
The information to support you at home with the value of Justice is shown below:-




































Booking School Meals
All school meals need to be booked via Parent Pay, even if your child is entitled to free school meals.  If you don't book a meal for your child then the kitchen do not order enough food for meals to be provided so it's really important you do order by the deadlines. It is equally important that, if you do order then please don't send in a packed lunch - if an order is made then we have to pay for it regardless of whether the child eats it or not and the food goes to waste.  We are only reimbursed for free school meals where the child has actually eaten a meal.  If your child is entitled to free school meals and you do order a meal but then send them in with a packed lunch the kitchen will charge for the meals ordered but school only receive funding for the meals taken - the school is then out of pocket... in these austere times in terms of education funding every little counts so please help us to minimise food and money waste. 

KS1 Trip Permission and Payment Reminder
Thank you to the very many of you who have paid for the KS1 trip.  If you haven't paid then it's likely you also haven't given permission (also done via parent pay) - please do so on Monday.  Without permission your child cannot go on the trip. 

Parking Request
We all know parking is tricky but can I ask you again to think of others when you park and when you are manoeuvring around the parking areas.  There have been a small number of incidents recently of inconsiderate parking, blocking in of people in disabled bays and manoeuvring without taking full account of others. No one wants to see any accidents so can we ask again that everyone thinks of others when parking and manoeuvring.  If someone does do something you feel is less than considerate then please can we all remember that there are young children around and about; that the person who seems to have not been as thoughtful as we might like may have genuine reasons for being distracted and may need our support and care at a difficult time and that any reaction we give is modelling to the children around us how to handle a difficult situation.  

Things happening in the community

Thinking Day in school...

Sunday, 11 February 2018

2017/18 Term 3 February Holiday Week

Hello All

Happy February holidays – school reopens on 19th February, 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.