Tuesday, 23 April 2019

2018/19 Newsblog Term 5 Start of Term

Hello All
Hope you had a fun-filled Easter break!  We enjoyed welcoming you all back today as we start Term 5.  This is just a short blog with Term 5 and 6 dates and some information about a visit we are having from the NSPCC this week.
In the blog this week:-
Term 5/6 dates
NSPCC visit and Parent Workshop

Term 5 - 2018/19   
Date   
Time   
Event   
23/4   

Children return to school – Tuesday   
24/4

Y5 Bikeability
25/4

NSPCC workshops
29/4

YR hearing and vision screening
Y3 Trip to We, the Curious
Y5 Mini Police Session
30/4

YR hearing and vision screening
YR Sept 2019 Deadline for accepting places
1/5

14:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 19:00
Club places emailed out today
NSPCC Parent Workshop - see below
Parents Forum Group Meeting
2/5

School remaining open but is being used as Voting Station in Borough Elections
4/5/19 - 10/5/19

FOTF Tadpole Farm Superhero Scarecrow Hunt - 10 am 4/5 to 3 pm 10/5
6/5

School Closed May Bank Holiday
12/5
15:00
St Andrews Church at Tadpole Farm
13/5 - 16/5

KS2 SATs
14/5 and 17/5

YN Trip to Butterfly World - YN closed on both days.
16/5
15:00
Year 1 Worship on Truthfulness
Year 1 parents are invited to join us
20/5

Y5 and Y6 Trip
24/5

End of term 5
Term 6
3/6

Return to school for term 6
4/6 & 5/6

Prayer Space 2019- details to follow
6/6
15:00
Pentecost Service led by Y5
Y5 parents are invited to join us
10/6- 14/6

Phonics Screening Week
13/6

Year 5/6 visit to New College for Computing Workshops
14/6

Dress down day for FOTF Fayre- details to be confirmed
18/6

YR Trip to Roves Farm
19/6
18:00
Parent Induction Meeting for YN
21/6

Staff training day- school closed to children
24/6- 28/6

Sports week.
Children to wear PE kit to school every day.
25/6

Sports Day- Details to be confirmed
26/6
18:00
Parent Induction Meeting for YR
27/6

EYFS Worship about Compassion
Parents of children in EYFS are invited to join us.
28/6
12:00
Year 2 parents invited to a taster session of school dinners- details on Parent Pay
29/6
11:30- 14:00
School Fayre
1/7

Shuffle up morning.
YN and YR new starters in.
All children visit their new class and teacher.
3/7

Shuffle up morning.
YN and YR new starters in.
All children visit their new class and teacher.
4/7

Shuffle up morning.
YN and YR new starters in.
All children visit their new class and teacher.
10/7

KS2 End of Year Performance- Times to be confirmed
14/7
15:30- 17:30
Show me sessions for YR- Y6
15/7
15:30- 16:30
Show me sessions for YR- Y6
19/7
14:30
Provisional date for Mini Police Certificates Assembly
23/7
9:00
End of Year Worship
If fine, we will be outside and all parents are invited to join us.
If wet, we will be inside and it will be Tadpole Farm children and staff only (as insufficient space in hall)

NSPCC visit (information provided by NSPCC) and Parent Workshop

I’m pleased to tell you that we will be working with the NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity, who’ll be delivering their Speak out. Stay safe. programme on Thursday 25th April. This is a nationwide programme for every primary-school-aged child in the UK and Channel Islands. With the help of their friendly mascot Buddy, they’ll be presenting an assembly to the children in our school as well as a workshop for Years 5/6.

"NSPCC has helped me to build the confidence to tell people about my worries and problems." Child’s feedback

As a charity, the NSPCC can only provide these vital resources thanks to the financial support and generosity of their supporters. Which is why I am delighted to say that our school has chosen to support the valuable work of the NSPCC by taking part in a fundraising event, and I would really value your support and encouragement. More information on how you can support their work will follow their visit to our school.

What is the Speak out. Stay safe. programme?
Through child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops their specially trained staff and volunteers will give our children information about how to keep themselves safe from harm and how to get help if they have any worries, sensitively discussing issues like bullying and sexual abuse, without using scary words or adult language.  We have studied the content of the materials and heard from other schools who have participated and are extremely confident that they are appropriate for primary-school-aged children. By the end of their visit, we’re convinced children will feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe.
“My daughter thought the volunteers were fantastic, really real people, very warm and friendly.” Sally, Prestatyn
If you would like any more information about the Speak out. Stay safe. programme you can come in to speak to me or visit the NSPCC website nspcc.org.uk/buddy

Talking PANTS with your children
The NSPCC’s work in schools will help encourage conversations about staying safe – and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help you carry on the conversation afterwards. That includes ‘Talk PANTS’, a simple way for parents to help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex. The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at nspcc.org.uk/pants If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website nspcc.org.uk/parents

If you have any questions about the above please see a member of SLT on the Drop Zone or email in to school@tadpolefarmcepa.co.uk.

Parent Workshop - 1st May 14:00 - 15:00
We’re here to help you keep your child safe online
O2 and the NSPCC have joined forces on a mission to help all children and their families in the UK stay safe online. Together, they’re offering useful tools, support and guidance to help parents and carers have frequent conversations with their children about their online lives.
Our free online safety workshop for parents and carers
We would like to invite all parents, carers or family members to a free online safety workshop at school at 2pm-3pm on Wednesday 1st May . The content covered in the workshops is aimed at adults.  Parents with children are advised to arrange childcare if possible.
The hour-long workshop will help parents, carers and other adults understand their child’s online world, build confidence to have those important conversations that can help keep children safe online and help you know where to go for help and advice.
“After coming to this workshop today, I realise the importance of having conversations with my child rather than avoid the subject. I didn’t know there were things I could do to make it better, I’m so glad I came to this workshop. I will definitely be calling the helpline or going into store to get some help, thank you.” – Parent who attended the workshop

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. RSVP by signing up on this link https://forms.gle/izQSyfWdwWnnWruZ8 by Friday 26th April.
Until then, if you need any support or guidance about keeping children safe online, here are a few things you could do:
  • Visit our NSPCC and O2 NSPCC website pages,
  • Call our free O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002
  • Download our Net Aware app on the App Store or Google Play
  • Pop into your local O2 store for online safety help from a Guru – you don’t even have to be an O2 customer!
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