Friday, 21 December 2018

2018/19 Newsblog Term 2 Week 7 - Happy Christmas



Hello All
           
Another huge thank you to the FOTF team for their help in organising the Carols by Candlelight event. Thank you all too for coming along to watch your children and for supporting the school by purchasing raffle tickets. I’m sure, like us, you all enjoyed hearing the lovely singing and readings by our children.  See below for an update on the fundraising the FOTF team have led this term - we are very grateful to the team of volunteers who have enabled this to happen.

The bulk of this week’s blog is new dates for terms 3 and 4.

From all of the staff, we wish you a happy and a peaceful Christmas and New Year. Thank you so much for you kind words and generous gifts and we look forward to seeing you in January and hearing all about your Christmas adventures. 


Just a short newsblog this week:


  • Dates for Terms 3 & 4
  • FOTF Fund raising
  • Christmas Jumper Day
  • School Dinners
  • Swimming – payment
  • Breakfast at Breakfast Club
  • Junk modelling resources
  • Flu vaccination catch up
  • Messages from YR & Y1


 


Any updates will be in red
Term 3  2018/19
Date
Time
Event
No Staff Training Days in T3 – all children back on first day.

Please note that some children will be attending Forest School this term – parents will be sent emails with group lists and dates before the end of term.

7/1/19
First day of Term 3 for all children and staff
10/1/19
14.45
Y3/4 Epiphany Assembly – parents welcome
11/1/19

Clubs on offer for terms 3 and 4 to be announced and sign up open
16/1/19

Sign up for clubs closes
14/1/19
14.30-16.30
Selected Y5 children to take part in Mini Police sessions
16/1/19

Y2 Swimming starts
18/1/19

Club places announced
21/1/19

Clubs start this week and will run in weeks beginning 21/1, 28/1 & 4/2. No clubs on w/b 11/2 due to show me sessions.
30/1/19
18.00-19.00
Parent Workshop – Maths (in school hall)
5/2/19
15.00-18.00
Swindon Dance Festival – details to follow
7/2/19
15.30-16.30
Y5/6 Football: TF v Abbeymeads
11/2/19

‘Show me’ sessions –
Monday 11/2 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 12/2 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 
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.
15/2/19
13.00-15.00
Y5/6 Girls Football tournament – details to follow
15/2/19

Last day of term 3 – normal finish time
18/2/19-22/2/19

School closed – February holiday

Term 4  2018/19
Date
Time
Event
No Staff Training Days in T4 – all children back on first day.

Please note that some children will be attending Forest School this term – parents will be sent emails with group lists and dates before the end of term.
25/2/19
Children return to school
25/2/19
14.30-16.30
Selected Y5 children to take part in Mini Police sessions
26/2/19
18.00-19.00
Parent Forum – a sign-up sheet will be sent out nearer to the event
27/2/19

NO Y2 Swimming
4/3/19

Clubs start this week and will run in weeks beginning 4/3, 11/3, 18/3 & 25/3. No clubs on w/b 24/2 or 1/4 due to show me sessions.
5/3/19
15.30-19.00
Parent Consultation Meetings
6/3/19

Y2 Swimming begins
7/3/19
15.30-19.00
Parent Consultation Meetings
11/3/19

Science Week in school
12/3/19- 15/3/19
15.30-16.00
Book Fayre – to be held near the school office & Y5/6 area
14/3/19
18.00-19.00
Health & Wellbeing
15/3/19

Red Nose Day – details nearer the event
25/3/19
14.30-16.30
Selected Y5 children to take part in Mini Police sessions
1/4/19

‘Show me’ sessions –
Monday 1/4 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 2/4 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 
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.
5/4/19

Last day of term 4 – normal finish time
8/4/19-22/4/19

School closed – Easter holiday
Monday 22/4/19 is a Bank Holiday
16/4/19

Offer Day for YR September starters
23/4/19
Children return to school – Tuesday

FOTF Fundraising

On behalf of the FOTF, I am delighted to announce that the recent Christmas events have raised £2051.12. A fantastic amount, I’m sure you’ll agree. Thank you again to all of the volunteers and to you, the parents, for your generosity.  It has been lovely to have parents, who weren't involved in the events,asking me to pass on their thanks and positive comments to the FOTF team - the work of the FOTF is very much appreciated.  
The visit from Father Christmas was supported by the FOTF elves and was much appreciated by all of the school community. 


Christmas Jumper Day

On the last day of term we raised £185.80 from donations which will go to Save the Children. Thank you to all those who gave money at this time of the year. 

School Dinners

Please make sure that you have been online and booked your children’s school dinners for Term 3 Week 1 by 2/1/19. 

Swimming Payment

We still have a number of overdue payments for Y2 Swimming sessions. Please use ParentPay to resolve this or contact the school office for further information.

Breakfast at Breakfast Club

Just a reminder that only children who arrive before 8am are able to eat breakfast at breakfast club as we have to deploy staff where the majority of children are. We have had an increasing number of children arriving after 8 a.m. that have not had breakfast.

Junk Modelling Resources

After a busy Christmas, you may be looking for a way to get rid of some of those cardboard boxes, and other containers, without visiting the tip. We are happy to receive any junk that you think would be useful for junk model making in school. 

Flu vaccinations

The flu vaccination team are organising a catch up for anyone who missed the flu clinic this week in school. To arrange, please contact the team on 0333 3219838

Class request - YR

We would gratefully receive any donations of spare pants, socks and clothes as we now have no spare clothing in YR.  If your child has borrowed any of our spare clothes please return them so we can restock - thank you.

Class request – Y1

If you have any old t-shirts you’re looking to get rid of, we would love to recycle them as painting aprons.