Friday, 22 November 2019

2019/20 Newsblog Term 2 Week 4

Welcome to this week’s BLOG. Quite a lot to get through this week as we move towards the festive period. An opportunity to dust off the Christmas jumpers and order an early Christmas Dinner!
I for one have already enjoyed listening to the Y6 pupils’ fantastic Radio show – I’m certain you will too.
Have a restful and enjoyable weekend.
Mr Spencer

·                     Dates for your Diary
·                     Year 6 Radio
·                     Switch Off Fortnight
·                     The Sun ‘Books for Schools’
·                     Message from YN – Nativity
·                     News from St Andrew’s Church
·                     Swindon Town FC Courses
·                     Scouts – Christmas Cards
·                     Term Dates 2020/21

Dates for your Diary

Term 2 2019/20

YR Nativity – grandparents and siblings

YR Nativity – parents
9/12 - 13/12
RE Week - more details to follow

Christmas Jumper Day – charitable donations welcome  
Y6 learning at Life Skills Centre Bristol.  
Provisional Date for YR Nativity - more details to follow
10am or 2pm
YN Nativity Tableau and songs – letters have been sent out to all YN parents with specific time slots
ELECTION DAY – POLL OPEN IN SCHOOL HALL School will remain open - packed lunches will replace hot meals. 
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
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.
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

18/12 is reserve date should event be postponed

Christmas Dinner – please book via Parent Pay
Last Day of Term - usual times
21/12 – 5/1/2020
Christmas holiday – school closed
Last Date for ordering meals via Parent Pay for week 1 of the next term - see below.
School closed to children - Staff Training (INSET) day -  staff in school; no children in school
Children back to school normal times for start of term 3 - remember no school run clubs this week

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Year 6 Radio

On Friday, Year 6 had a Radio Workshop where they created their very own radio show which went out LIVE on Anderton Tiger. 

If you would like to listen to it (or listen to it again!) please use this link:

A big thank you to Russell Prue for giving us this experience! 

Switch off Fortnight

As part of our Switch Off Fortnight in school (18th - 29th November), our Eco Committee have decided to try a No Electricity Day on Thursday 28th November. We are all going to try and use as little electricity as possible all day long in classes and around school. We'd like to invite you to join in with us on this day by trying to reduce your electricity at home! Please encourage your children to think of new ways they can reduce electricity around their homes to share with their friends. Thank you! 

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Sun ‘Books for Schools’
We have signed our school up for 'The Sun Books for Schools' and would really like your help to collect as many tokens as we can. This can then help to extend our range of books within our school library! 
Please send these tokens in with your child so they can give them to their class teacher.
Tokens start in tomorrow's Sun newspaper (Saturday 22nd November).

Message from YN team
All parents should have received an invite letter to the YN Nativity - please can parents return slips to let us know how many reports to expect.  

News from Reverend Sally (St Andrew’s Church)
News from St Andrew's Church.
Not long now until Christmas, so here are the details of all our Christmas Services.

There are two at Tadpole Farm, of which the first is our Christingle Service on 8th December at 4pm.  There will be traditional Christingles and another performance from TFA's Performing Puppets Club.  Hope to see you there.
Many thanks

Swindon Town Football Club Courses

Scouts – Christmas Cards

We are delighted to be hosting the scouts green post box for Christmas Card deliveries in the local area. A volunteer from the scouting community will be selling scout stamps in the school foyer on Tuesday 26th November 3:15pm – 3:45pm and Wednesday 27th November 8:30am – 9am only - CASH ONLY please.
The green box will be available during normal school opening hours for dropping off Christmas cards with the scout stamp on them. Last day for posting is 4pm Wednesday 11th December. After that, the thousands of cards are sorted and the local scouting groups deliver them to their communities just before Christmas.

Term Dates for 2020/21