Sunday, 11 November 2018

2018/19 Newsblog Term 2 Week 1

Hello All

It was lovely to see all the children back and to welcome our new families that started with us this week.  Term 2 is always an exciting term and there’s lots to look forward to; starting this week with the Y6 residential, Children in Need Day and the first of the Winter Wild Walks – see below for more information. 
In the newsblog this week:
Dates for Term 2
Baby News Update
Children in Need
Wild Winter Walks
Reminder – Keep it small please J
Match Report
Click to help gain school funds
Food Bank Thank You
Y6 Residential Trip Begins
Things of interest in the community

Dates for Term 2
Any updates will be in red
Term 2  2018/19
Week beginning 12/11

Y6 Residential at Condover Hall
All Day
Children in Need – see below
2:45 pm
Y2 will be leading worship – parents of children in that year group welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year

3:30 – 6:00 pm
LilyPad closed for staff training
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Parent Forum – all welcome – a chance to help shape the way the school supports all the children, families and the wider community – more details to follow

3/12 – 4/12

“Show me” sessions; for children in YR-Y6 - Monday 3/12 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:00; Tuesday 4/12 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – please note for children in YN times will be shared nearer date
Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5/6 children until end of Christmas holiday.

2:00 pm dress rehearsal for Nativity themed performance by YR – grandparents and local community to be invited – more details nearer time
6:00 pm actual performance for all YR parents – more details nearer time
9:00 am
Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship
Times to be confirmed

Nativity tableau and songs by YN – all children and parents of YN children to be invited
4:30 – 5:15 pm (Y1/2/3)
5:45 – 7:00 pm
FOTF Christmas Disco – more details to follow.
6:00 pm
Carols by Candlelight - all invited– the aim is for this to be outside unless weather really bad so all will be welcome

Last Day of Term and Christmas Jumper day – will include wearing own Christmas Jumper and making small donation to   charity if you wish
22/12 – 6/1/18

Christmas holiday – school closed

Baby News

You’ll remember the news that Mrs Holt’s baby was born on 18th October and we said we’d updated you with the name… he’s called Oliver Michael Holt, to be known as Ollie.

Children in Need

Next Friday, 16th November, is Children in Need Day.  If your child wishes to they may come to school in something spotty, or their pyjamas or even, combining the two…  spotty pyjamas!!! Please bring in a donation for Children in Need. The Y6 children will be returning from Residential Camp that day so they may take part if they wish to once they have completed the morning activities.

Wild Winter Walks

Winter forest walks are this week for years 1, 2 and 5. Please can you ensure they bring, in a named bag, wellies and warm, waterproof clothes, which you don’t mind getting muddy; as we will go whatever the weather.
Monday- year 1
Tuesday- year 2
Wednesday- year 5

Reminder – Keep it small please J

Space is limited in school and rucksacks seem to be getting bigger and bigger – please, if you are replacing school bags, keep them no larger than A4 folder.  The same request goes for pencil cases, which seem to have grown; key ring charms on book bags – we’d prefer only one or none; hair bows – as requested previously no ‘Jo-Jo’ style bows or cats ear hairbands – they’re lovely but not for school – school uniform is small bows or hairbands in school colours only; earrings – just studs please not dangly earrings for safety reasons.  Also a reminder re school shoes not trainers and please check the school shoes will stay on your child’s foot safely.  Thank you for your help with all of above.

Match Report
The boys played their second football game of the league season on Thursday and what a goal fest it was!  Unfortunately, the score ended 6-4 against the team but they were very much in the game until the last 2 minutes. 

The boys went behind first, after a slight switch off in the defence but reacted brilliantly and shortly afterwards found themselves 2-1 up. After some great play between Luke, Gabriel and Dion, the ball found its way to Joseph, who calmly slotted the ball into the net twice on two different occasions. After conceding again, the game became hectic with both schools having chances at either end. Tadpole were for fortunate not to concede more; if it hadn’t been for the excellent defending from Ryan, Nathan and Daniel and some super saves from keeper Muhammed, then scores could have been totally different. 

Tadpole went on to concede two more just after half time leaving the score at 4-2, but next to get on the score sheet was Luke; after some good play between him, Kewin and Owain,  he managed to find the bottom corner to make the score 4-3. The lead was short lived though as Tadpole found themselves two goals behind again. However the boys reacted amazingly by going onto score another, this time through Joseph, who rounded off a great game with a hat trick leaving the score at 5-4. With only two minutes left on the clock the boys pushed so hard to find an equaliser, but it wasn't to be and unfortunately conceded again. Despite the defeat the boys took positives from the game and can't wait for their next outing against East Wichel in the cup. 

Click to help gain school funds

Here's something you can help with, without leaving the comfort of your armchair. Follow the link and vote for Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy 

The establishment with the most votes will win £7500 to spend on security products and safety equipment. This might not sound exciting, but it then means we could divert funds from the site security budget directly learning activities.

Please feel free to share the link with others and mention Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy.

Food Bank thank you

Y6 Residential Trip Begins

Our Y6 pupils, along with Mrs Leo/Mrs Wilding (who are sharing the week), Miss Weston, Mr Kirby and Mrs Plumridge (who will all be there all week), are very excited for this first Tadpole Farm Residential Trip.  We are going to Condover Hall and you can follow our adventures on - content uploaded daily provided we can access their WIFI :) 

Things of interest in the community

On Wednesday 12th December there will be a FREE talk organised by the Science and Technology Facilities Council as part of their series of talks titled "Bringing Science to Swindon", held at New College.
Renowned Professor of Natural History Phil Manning from the University of Manchester will be bringing dinosaurs to Swindon...
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (the other STFC) based here in Swindon fund some of the most amazing and inspirational science and technology in the world. This is the next in a series of public events to highlight the science realised here in Swindon.

Wednesday 12 December 2018 07:00 PM - Wednesday 12 December 2018 08:00 PM
New College, Swindon SN3 1 AH