Friday, 13 March 2020

2019/20 Newsblog Term 4 Week 3

Hello All
What a week that was - great Sports Relief activities, with much excitement from both staff and pupils. Obviously lots of thinking and planning time has gone in to supporting our community to respond in a measured way over the Coronavirus situation and also the recent traffic concerns you have shared. 

In the blog this week:
Coronavirus Information
PE Kit reminder
Staffing within the Early Years
World Book Day News
Things to do in the Community

Term 4 2019/20
08:45 - 10:00
Community Coffee Morning - Celebrating St Patrick’s Day - all welcome
2:45 pm
Y1 Leading worship - Y1 parents welcome – please let the office know in advance if you intend to collect a sibling should the Class Worship finish early
Junior Voice Festival - more details to follow
08:45 - 10:00
Community Coffee Morning - Positive relationship, behaviour and routines - all welcome

Y4 Trip to Bristol Aerospace
30/3/2020 and 31/3/2020

Show Me Sessions YR, 2, 4 & 6
Mon – 3.30 – 5pm
Tues – 3.30 – 4.15pm
08:45 - 10:00
Community Coffee Morning - Find out more about the Tadpole Approach to Enquiry Based Learning - all welcome

Class Photos day
9:00- 9:45
Easter Service - more details to follow
4:30 - 5:15 pm - Y1/2/3 Easter Disco FOTF
5:45 - 6:30 pm - Y4/5/6 Easter Disco FOTF
more details to follow

Y1 Trip to Westonbirt - more details to follow
End of Term 4 – children finish at normal time

Coronavirus Information
You will all have received an email today about Coronavirus and our approach to the current situation - it is also on our website
As you might expect there are some questions parents/carers have asked so I have added Frequently Asked Questions item to the web page
and will endeavour to update this regularly. 
Most of the children have been very sensible and sensitive about others who have coughs/colds/come from specific cultural backgrounds or holidayed in places where the virus is present.  A very small number of children have said inappropriate things to others as a’joke’ - please could you help reinforce the message we have been giving, that we need to be sensitive to how others are feeling and be supportive and caring - living by our values of respect and friendship. 

PE Kit reminder
We seem to have lost our way a little in the PE Uniform.  Please ensure your child has the correct PE uniform and either daps or trainers for footwear (beach shoes and sandals are not suitable) to ensure PE takes place safely.   
PE Kit as described on website - 
PE Kit - for all
  • Black shorts
  • White round neck t-shirt
  • Daps/trainers
  • School logo hoodie or black non-logo tracksuit top
  • Black non-logo tracksuit bottoms or joggers

Staffing within the Early Years Team
Sadly Emma Smith, our YN Lead who has been on maternity leave, has decided not to return to work.  Emma has been with us since we opened Tadpole and will be much missed by all of us.  This has meant we needed to rethink the organisation in Early Years and so, from Monday 16th March, our Early Years Leader, Emma Holt will be leading learning in YN at the start of the week with Jade Easton Dix and Ailsa Jenner (covering for Sarah Onslow, who is on maternity leave) leading learning for the remainder of the week.  Jadene Cowan and Kate Longhurst will be leading learning in YR across the whole week. We are fortunate to have a talented Early Years team, who are so flexible and adaptable - thank you team!

World Book Day News
It was so lovely to see everyone come dressed up as an adjective this year! The standard set was incredible, so thank you very much for all of your support and encouragement on the lead up to this. 
We had a number of our library monitors volunteer to go to different classrooms throughout the school to share their own books with them. This was enjoyed by all, and we are very proud of our team for being generous with their own time and books to share their love for reading to others. 
Here are a few of our photos taken throughout the school on our World Book Day! 
Mrs Honour and the Library Monitor Team

Things to do in the Community
Hello Parents/Carers,

We have 'eggperienced' huge demand for our holiday courses recently and are 'eggspecting' more of the same when the weather hopefully improves over the Easter break. The children will have an 'eggceptional' time with our coaching staff 'eggercising' off all their chocolate!

Competitions, drills and friends to be made, prices remain the same at £49.50 for three days, with a multi course/sibling discount. Please hop to it and book now so you don't miss out.

The link is below or call the Community Foundation office on 01793 421303 for more information or if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,
The STFC Community Foundation team