Friday, 29 November 2019

2019/20 Newsblog Term 2 Week 5

Welcome to the TFCEPA BLOG. Where has Term 2 gone? As we move swiftly towards Christmas, there are some key bits of information linked to school events such as the YR Nativity. If, like me, you have been informed that you are putting up Christmas decorations this weekend, I wish you good luck. 
Have a lovely weekend. Best wishes. Mr Spencer

-          Dates for your Diary
-          YR Nativity Info
-          Election Day Info
-          Message for New Parents
-          Christmas Dinner day
-          Message for Y4/5 parents
-          Message from Y3

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

YR Nativity Info

Reception Nativity tickets are now available on Parentpay to purchase for both performances on Tuesday10th December 2019. 

2pm - Grandparents/ Younger Siblings
5pm - Parents only 

The tickets are £1.00 per person but due to the limited space, there will be a maximum of 2 tickets available per family for the evening performance. You must pre purchase your tickets before the performance. 

This year we have moved the evening performance forward to 5pm, as in previous years we have found that the children are very tired by the evening performance. This change means parents will not have much time between collecting the children at 3.30pm, giving them dinner and getting them back to school to put their costumes on before 5pm. 

To make this easier the children in YR will not need to be collected at 3.30pm on the day and they will stay with the YR staff for some Christmas crafts and games and a snack tea before the evening performance. It also means you can have a free hour or so to go for a coffee with a friend or do a bit of Christmas shopping! 

Reception parents have the opportunity to win 2 front row seats at the evening performance via a raffle.  Details of this are now on Parentpay for you to purchase as many tickets as you like at £1.00 each.  The winners of the front row raffle will be announced on Monday 8th December. 

If you are not attending the evening performance, you will need to collect your child from the main office at 5.45 after the performance.

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Election Day Details – 12.12.19

The Polling Station (small hall) is open from 7.30am – 10.00pm. The entrance is the door used for breakfast club that can be seen from the Drop Zone. Please look out for signs/helpers for further information on the day.

Message for New Parents - coffee morning 

Dear parents and carers of children who are new to our school this year,
As new starters to Tadpole Farm CEPA this year, we are delighted to invite you to our coffee morning on Tuesday 3rd December 9am- 10.30am in the small hall. 
The morning will be led by myself, Alison Flynn (School Inclusion Lead) and Anna Salter who is the school Family Support Worker. You will have the opportunity to ask us any questions that are on your mind; meet other families who are new to the school and to discuss school life.
We hope you will join us to share refreshments and conversation with other members of the Tadpole community.

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Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch day is 18th December – please book via Parentpay

Message for Y4 + Y5 parents

Next week Year 4 and 5 are lucky enough to be involved in a project called Naturehood, which aims to engage children with nature and encourages them to take action to protect it. Year 4 will be going out to explore nature on Thursday and Year 5 will be going out on Friday. Please make sure your child has warm outdoor clothing and wellies for this day! 

Message from Y3

If anyone has any clean and used tins or plastic water bottles please can they be passed to a member of the year 3 team so we can use reuse them as part of our topic next week.