Friday, 8 November 2019

2019/20 Newsblog Term 2 Week 1


Hello All

A warm welcome back to all of the children and families as we settle into Term 2, start to wrap up warm and look forward to the mince pies. An additional welcome to any new parents who are reading the BLOG for the first time. A relatively short BLOG this week. Please do contact the school office with any queries. Have a pleasant weekend.   
Best wishes - Mr Spencer

In the blog this week:-
·                     Dates for your Diary
·                     Wrapping up warm
·                     Service Children - website
·                     Football Match Report
·                     Message for YN Parents
·                     Y5/6 Author Visit


We will be focusing on the value of PERSEVERANCE during Term 2. The children will have the opportunity to think about and discuss a number of goals they wish to achieve and how the value of perseverance can help them to overcome any obstacles that may face them. Please take the opportunity to discuss the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and encouraging others in achieving their goals.


Dates for your Diary

Term 2 2019/20
Date
Time
Event
10/11
4pm
Church at Tadpole Garden Village
The theme at Church at Tadpole Garden Village this month is Remembrance and there will be music, reflections on what Remembrance means and an act of remembrance too.  It all starts at school at 4pm with refreshments.  You are very welcome to join us.
Many thanks
Sally

11/11
Clubs begin again.
They run for the next four weeks.
**NO CLUBS IN THE WEEKS BEGINNING 9/12 and 16/12
11/11

Remembrance Day


13/11

**NO Y2 Swimming
13/11
19.30-21.30
FOTF Rock & Roll Bingo: In school hall

15/11

Children in Need
To mark Children In Need this year, we will be inviting staff and pupils to come to school dressed in pyjamas. If you would prefer for your child to wear something else: a Children In Need tshirt, Pudsey ears etc, this would also be fine. 
If you wish to make a donation via the school, this service will be available through Parent Pay and will stay open until Friday 22nd November.
19/11

Forest School for Y1 and Y2 children
20/11

Provisional date for Flu Vaccinations 
Book Wagon in school - more details to follow
26/11

Forest School for Y1 and Y2 children
3/12

Forest School for Y1 and Y2 children
10/12

Forest School for Y1 and Y2 children
10/12
2-3pm
YN Nativity – grandparents and siblings
9/12 - 13/12
RE Week - more details to follow
10/12
Y6 learning at Lifeskills Centre Bristol.  
Provisional Date for YR Nativity - more details to follow
11/12
Provisional Date for YN Nativity Tableau and songs - more details to follow
12/12
7am-10pm
ELECTION DAY – POLL OPEN IN SCHOOL HALL
12/12
EVENT POSTPONED – new date to follow
Y5 and Y6 will be leading worship on theme of Perseverance– parents of children in these year groups  welcome to join us for worship
13/12
Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day
16/12 – 17/12
“Show me” sessions; for children in YR, Y2, Y4, Y6 -please note change to arrangements for Show Me sessions this year - in response to feedback about how crowded such sessions can get we have split the year groups - please see note below -  For YR, Y2, Y4, Y6 only Monday 16/12 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:00; Tuesday 17/12 – 3:30 – 4:30. 
  
Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5/6 children until end of Christmas holiday.
16/12 or 18/12
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
20/12
Last Day of Term - usual times
21/12 – 5/1/2020
Christmas holiday – school closed
1/1/2020
Last Date for ordering meals via Parent Pay for week 1 of the next term - see below.
6/1/2020
School closed to children - Staff Training (INSET) day -  staff in school; no children in school
7/1/2020
Children back to school normal times for start of term 3 - remember no school run clubs this week


School Website – Service Children
We have added a page to our school website so anyone can keep up with the great work being completed by the Service Children in school.

Wrapping up warm
We aim to get the children outside even in the colder months – please ensure that your child arrives at school with a suitable coat to keep out the winter chills.  

Football Match Report – Catherine Wayte V Tadpole Farm CEPA
In the penultimate fixture before the Winter break, the team experienced their first defeat in the league to a very strong and organised Catherine Wayte team. The boys struggled to deal with Catherine Wayte’s goalkeeper’s impressive long kicking and the small pitch. TFCEPA were soon 1 nil down after one of these long kicks and a smart finish. We managed to even up the score after some great play between Dion, Kaden and Connor which resulted in him finding the bottom corner. Catherine Wayte continued to dominate the first half, scoring another three times within the half to make the half time score 4-1 to the home side. 
You could have excused the boys for letting their heads drop, but after a reshuffle, they came out strong and were very unlucky on several occasions - striking the post 3 times. We were rewarded with one Zack J ‘worldie’. Unfortunately, we also conceded three more goals during the half and ended up losing 7-2. Mr Spencer and Miss Wood were very impressed with the application, the score could have been very different on another day. There’s plenty still to play for, starting with next week’s trip to Haydonleigh before we take a well-earned break for the winter. Continued thanks for the support.
Miss Wood and Mr Spencer 


Message from YN
We have now started our PE sessions in Hedgehog class. These take place on a Wednesday. If your child attends on this day can you please make sure they have a PE kit in school. The kit should include a white t-shirt, black shorts and black daps. The kits can stay at school and we send them home each half term to be washed and brought back. If you have any questions about Nursery PE please speak to Mrs Dix. Thanks!

Year 5/6 Author visit at GWA School
The year 5 and year 6 children will be heading over to Great Western Academy on Tuesday 12th, during school hours. They have been invited to listen to the author Mark Lowery who has written many famous books such as 'The Chicken Nugget Ambassador' and 'Revenge of the Spaghetti Hoops'. We look forward to sharing all of the encouragement and inspiration they will get from this visit both in their writing and reading. 

The children will get a chance to purchase a signed copy of one of his books. If your child would like one of these, please pay £4 onto parent pay by the end of Monday. The children WILL NOT be able to take cash on the day. 

Mrs Fletcher, Miss Ross and Miss Weston.