Sunday, 12 May 2019

2018/19 Newsblog Term 5 Week 3

Hello All
Just a short blog this week but full of amazing news!  A huge thank you to all involved with the Scarecrow Trail and, in particular, the small group of FOTF members that made it happen, as well as the many sponsors of the event - more details below.

In the blog this week:-

Term 5/6 dates
Scarecrow Trail Update from FOTF
A Reminder re the YN Trips and YN closure on those days
Another update re parking
Message for Year 1 Parents
Year 2 Trip News
Y6 Bikeability News
Book Recommendations for this week
Things to do in the Community

Term 5 - 2018/19   
Date   
Time   
Event   
13/5 - 16/5

KS2 Y6 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.
5/7

Y4 Trip to Oxenwood
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
16/7

Y2 Trip to Wild Place - see below for more information
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)

Scarecrow Trail Update from FOTF
Good evening!!
It is a very good evening, Kelly and I have just counted the money and worked out event expenses so we have amazing news! Drum roll please.............
Most importantly we want to say a massive thank you to all of our supporters, volunteers, scarecrow makers, sponsors and school team, who enabled us  to put on an amazing event over the last week. The community engagement has been fantastic; it has been an absolute pleasure to see so many families out walking, scooting and cycling the Scarecrow Trail route.
Now to the important information.......
The £100 Prize Draw Winner: Naomi P
And the winners of the best scarecrow competition as voted by the trail goers were:-
1st Place - ‘Supertato’
2nd Place - Lego Superman
3rd Place - Super Dust Bunny
Over the last 2 months, we have run a 'Quiz Night', 'Cake and Map Sale' and our week long first ever 'TGV -Scarecrow Trail' and have raised an astounding £2,000!!!!!!!
We will be putting a date in the diary for our next meeting, which will be mainly spent organising the Summer Fayre, that is on Saturday 29th June. We need volunteers for organising, setting up, manning a stall and clearing up afterwards; you do not need to be able to give a lot of hours, just a few would make a massive difference. Without volunteers these events could not happen, the money couldn't be raised & we really appreciate any support you can give.

All the money FOTF raises goes straight back into the school and pays for equipment and events that all of our children benefit from.
Lastly, a thank you to Mrs Leo and Mrs Wilding, who not only give up their personal time to attend every FOTF meeting but they are at every event we put on and continually show us a great deal of support!
Kirsty on behalf of the FOTF Team













A Reminder re the YN Trips and YN closure on those days
Just a reminder to parents in YN that nursery is closed Tuesday 14th and Friday 17th May due to trips and children will need a packed lunch.  Please could children also bring suncream and sunhats for the trip.

Another update re parking
Parents are arriving and parking in drop zone by 8.15 even though we don’t open it until 8:30 - this means the entrance gets blocked, so staff cannot get in to start work and queues are forming on the roads in front of school.  This has led to dangerous overtaking and we want to keep all safe so would ask that you aim to arrive from 8:30, not before please.

Message for Year 1 Parents
Some of the Year 1 children have brought home envelopes with some real and alien (not real) words. If your child has brought one of these packs home, please use the flashcards at home to support your child's recognition of their sounds and support their blending. We've also included some useful phonics websites and games on your child's homework sheet. If you need any clarification on any of these things, please come and see Mrs Holloway or Mrs Honour. Thank you!

Year 2 Trip News
Year Two are excited to be visiting ‘The Wild Place’ in Bristol on Tuesday 16th July. We are hoping it will help us tie up our learning about plants and animals across this year in our interactive learning session included in our visit. We will have the chance to see lots of new animals and learn about how they adapt to their new environments. We ask that children are in school at 8.30am ready for the coach to leave by 9am and we aim to be back in school for normal 3.30pm collection. Children will need to come dressed in school uniform and bring a rucksack with a packed lunch, water bottle and weather dependent sun hat/cream or raincoat. All consent and payment details are on Parent pay.

Y6 Bikeability News
Year 6 children have taken home consent forms to complete to take part in Bikability in term 6, dates and details are all on form. Children are required to bring a bike fit to ride and must have a helmet as they will be riding on local roads.

Book Recommendations for this week

Things to do in the Community