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    Welcome to our growing academy family based in Tadpole Garden Village.  We provide a rich learning environment, that encourages inquisitiveness; supports exploration; lives by a set of Christian values and aims to give each and every member of our community a chance to be the best they can be.  The children and families who have already joined us have formed a strong and supportive community, that is contributing to building the wider community on this new development.  If you’re thinking of joining our community, we’d love to talk to you: please feel free to contact us using any of the methods detailed above.
    Mrs Jane Leo, Principal

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    Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy blog

    2017/18 Newsblog - End of school year
    Hello All


    Thank you to all those of you who came along to our end of term service today - it was lovely to share this with you.  It's been an exciting year - the opening of our Key Stage 2 (Year 3 upwards) and, next year, our first Year 6 class; another successful year for our Friends of Tadpole Farm fundraising committee, who are looking forward to more innovative events next year; and many happy memories of great learning and living our shared values. Thank you for the many lovely gifts and positive comments you have shared with all the staff - we really appreciate them very much - your continued support is valued by us all!

    If you haven't yet had time to fill in the Parent Report Feedback via link given with last week's newsblog email - please follow link https://goo.gl/forms/i5Vn6GrGfIdMnT3w2 before the end of this week.   We really value your feedback on the service we provide to your child, your family and the wider community.  Please follow this link and complete our Parent Report Feedback and Survey before it closes at the end of this week - Thank you.
      
    No dates for your diary this week as I'm sure you all have lots of exciting things planned...  towards the end of August, I will set out all the dates for the new school year in a long newsblog, so those of you that like to have as much warning as possible can put them in your calendar.  These dates will also be available on the school website.   

    Things that might be useful to know for the holidays:-

    Uniform Reminder for 2018/19
    Early Years and Key Stage 1
    Nursery
    • Black leggings or joggers
    • White round neck t-shirt
    • School logo hoodie
    • Trainers/comfortable shoes
    Y1/2/Reception:
    • Grey trousers, shorts, skirt, pinafore dress
    • White Polo shirt - can be logo or plain
    • School logo sweatshirt/cardigan
    • Black shoes
    • White, grey or black socks/tights
    • Summer dresses - white and royal or pale blue check
    PE Kit - Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2
    • Black shorts
    • White round neck t-shirt
    • Daps or trainers
    • School logo hoodie or black non-logo tracksuit top
    • Black non-logo tracksuit bottoms or joggers
    You will also need:
    • a school logo book bag (Y1/2/Reception only)
    • a school logo PE bag
    • a pair of wellies
    • a waterproof coat


    Key Stage 2
    Y3/4/5/6:

    • Grey trousers, shorts, skirt, pinafore dress
    • White Polo shirt - can be logo or plain
    • School logo sweatshirt/cardigan
    • Black shoes (not trainers)
    • White, grey or black socks/tights
    • Summer dresses - white and royal or pale blue check
    PE Kit - for Year 3/4/5/6
    • Black shorts
    • White round neck t-shirt
    • Trainers
    • School logo hoodie or black non-logo tracksuit top
    • Black non-logo tracksuit bottoms or joggers
    You will also need:

    • a backpack or messenger bag large enough to hold an oversized A4 workbook - there is not much peg space so slim bags are best
    • a school logo PE bag
    • a pair of wellies
    • a waterproof coat
    • we do provide stationery, but you may bring a small pencil case - must be able to fit in a shallow tray; coloured pencils (no felt-tips or Sharpies please); pencils (HB) and handwriting pen (blue - Berol pens work well for improving handwriting)
    Jewellery should be kept for home use though small ear studs (not rings) and a watch may be worn. If hair is past shoulder length we suggest it's better put up in some way - hair accessories should be neutral colours or school colours only and any bows should be small please (bows such as the brand Jo-Jo are great for parties etc, but not for school please).

    A Message from Dress My School - one of our uniform suppliers
    Dress my school will be open for extended hours during the last two weeks in August as follows: 
    • Saturdays 18th & 25th August, 9am to 4.00pm
    • Monday to Friday 20th to 31st August, until 8pm (closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 27th August
    Please remember that we offer FREE HOME DELIVERY when you buy one of our name tape packages, please see our website for further details (https://www.dressmyschool.co.uk/).

    Wishing you a fantastic summer from all the team at Dress My School, and we look forward to seeing you at some stage over the holidays.

    Kind regards,
    Dress My School
    Help - lost books!

    Over the summer please can you check your book shelves for school reading books - they are all stamped with the school name and we'd be grateful for any you find - thank you.

    Friends of Tadpole Farm News from Kristina, Chairperson 

    The PTA here at Tadpole Farm is called FOTF (Friends of Tadpole Farm) and is run entirely by volunteers, ordinary school parents just like you and me.
    We organise events throughout the year to raise money for the school to enable it to purchase additional equipment that would not be covered by the normal school budget.
    The additions that we are able to buy benefit all of the children in school and enhance their time here at Tadpole Farm. 
    With the school reaching its full capacity, we are expanding our newly formed committee. Various committee positions with different degrees of responsibilities are emerging. Available roles range from Vice Chair to Secretary to Events Coordinator and Online Platform Manager as well as general ad hoc volunteer opportunities. 
    If that sounds interesting to you, get in touch!  
    PTA Communication Platform - Classlist
    From now on, our new communication platform for all things Friends of Tadpole Farm based will be Classlist. Any FOTF events, important updates and relevant information will be posted on there. Of course, Mrs Leo will update the school calendar to show the FOTF events too and FOTF information will be in the newsblog on a regular basis.
    If you still have not joined Classlist follow this link: www.classlist.com
    Over 70% of the school is now registered on Classlist. As a thank you for taking the time and helping us to implement a more efficient system to communicate with you and organise events we will be holding a raffle.  One person from each year group,who is registered  on Classlist, will have the chance to win two day passes to the gym. The winners will be announced shortly and contacted via Classlist. 



    News from St Andrew’s Church

    The 7 members of St Andrew’s Church who came in and helped with the Prayer Space last week all really enjoyed meeting children from every class and helping them explore prayer.  It was great to see how well all the children engaged with the different activities, from praying for different parts of the world to asking help for things they struggle with individually. 
    Churches don’t have summer holidays so if you find yourself at a loose end on a Sunday morning, why not pop along to St Andrew’s at 10am for one of our services?  There will be activities for children at every morning service throughout the holidays.  You’ll find full details on St Andrew’s new noticeboard, just outside reception.
    Our Children’s service at 10am on 2nd September will have a special ‘Back to School’ focus.
    Our next Church at Tadpole Garden village service at Tadpole Farm will be on Sunday 16thSeptember at 4pm.
    Praying you would all have a relaxing and refreshing summer holiday.
    Sally
    Revd. Sally Robertson

    07588 594410

    Things of Interest in the Community


    Looking for summer reading inspiration?

    Getting around Swindon?

    Try this link - http://www.swindontravelchoices.co.uk - includes an orienteering route too!

    Looking for ways to explore nature?

    The Big Butterfly Count needs your help - https://www.bigbutterflycount.org  

    The wildlife rangers we work with come from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust - their website has lots of activities on too - https://www.wiltshirewildlife.org/Pages/Events/Category/events?Take=12 





    Lots more ideas here - https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/south-west/wiltshire/swindon


    Have a lovely summer break - see you on Wednesday 5th September! 

    2017/18 Newsblog Term 6 Week 6

    Hello All

    The children and staff in Year 3, 4 and 5 gave us an amazing production of Wind in the Willows – we hope those of you that saw it were as impressed as we were with the performing and the team spirit of the whole cast. Just a week and two days left to go, then it’s holiday time for us all. 

    In the newsblog this week: -

    Dates for your diary
    Join our Reading Team!
    Lost Property
    Headlice
    Singing Club – Infant Music Festival Reminder
    Roblox and Fortnite
    Things of Interest in the Community

    Dates for your diary




    Term  6  2017/18
    17/7


    17/7/and
    19/7
    All day

    8:40 - 9:10
    YN and YR Creepy Crawlies Carnival – see last week’s blog

    Show me sessions for YN - moved due to trips
    18/7

    Singing Club Infant music festival – details sent previously also below.
    24/7
    9:15 am
    All invited to join us for our End of Year Service
    24/7

    Last day of term 6 – school finishes normal time
    25/7 and 26/7

    Staff Training day -  staff in school; no children in school


















    Join our Reading Team!


    We are hoping to set up a Reading Team of parent/grandparent/aunties/uncles etc readers to support Years 1-6 in the next school year. If you have a regular morning/afternoon free and would like to help, please email the school office. There will be specific training so this is great if you want to think about getting into teaching assistant type roles or maybe your company allow you so many volunteer hours which would fit perfectly; or maybe you want to gain skills in supporting your own child’s reading – any and all of you would be very welcome to join our Reading Team.  Thank you in advance! 

    Lost Property
    As usual we have a big pile of lost property. It will be laid out in the small hall – we’ll ask the children to check it too in case they recognise anything. Please come along and look  - it will be in the small hall on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week after school 3:15 – 4:15pm.  Any unclaimed items will be put in textile bank.


    Headlice
    We have some cases of headlice in Year 1 – please check your child’s hair and treat if needed – advice available on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/


    Singing Club – Infant Music Festival Reminder
    Singing club children attending the ‘Infant Music Festival’ on Wednesday this week (18th July) - a reminder that you will need to collect your child at 2.30pm on Wednesday from the school office, give them a snack and then bring them to the Wyvern no later than 3.10pm please. 

    This year we will meet the children at the top of the stairs from 3pm (by the foyer entrance) and then take the children as a group to the stage door to sign in as last year this became quite congested and didn’t feel as safe. 

    A reminder that children do need to be in their school uniform please but can add red, white or blue accessories. We will take drinks for the children to have at the Wyvern, so please do not send them with anything as there is limited space to store things.

    Roblox and Fortnite

    This week we have received information from our Health and Safety advisers regarding a popular IT based game called ROBLOX. We are letting you know so that you can amend any settings on your own IT and Wifi systems at home.  The information they gave us is as follows:- 

    'Internet pornographers have infiltrated a children's gaming site called Roblox. The imagery that children can be exposed to is sexually violent and extremely disturbing.

    Roblox is designed to be an accessible site for children. But whilst the games are aimed at 8-18 year olds, there are no age restrictions for users. This means both adults and young people can play and communicate with each other on the platform. 

    All games are multiplayer and include a written chat feature, which is visible to players within each individual game. Users can also make and receive friend requests during gameplay and this means that they can chat to each other outside of the game.

    There is also a section where players use their imagination and skills to create their own games and share these with others. The ability to create and play games can be very appealing to young people who like to create the content they see. However, because content is user-generated it can mean that some games might not be appropriate for young children. For example, whilst the graphics are not very life like, some of the games feature weapons and blood, and recently, sexual violence.
    The game has become increasingly popular and schools are advised to make parent/carers aware of the risks of accessing it. Measures that parent/carers should be aware of include:
    1. Teach children to speak about anything they see online that is disturbing or upsetting.
    2. Make sure you and your children know about block and report functions on the site and can use them.
    3. Find out about parental controls and use them, including additional settings for the under 13s.
    4. Consider blocking access the site altogether.
    Here is some detailed advice on the matter from the UK Safer Internet Centre:

    For those of you who have questions re Fortnite – the link to the ChildNet site might help -


    Things of Interest in the Community











    2017/18 Newsblog - Term 6 Week 5

    Hello All

    Wow! What a great turn out for the FOTF summer fayre – despite a very hot day, numerous other events and, of course, the football, the volunteer team that organised and ran the event raised over £1300. A huge thank you to the committee and all of you who volunteered time before or during the event itself; who gave prizes and donations for the various stalls and who came along and spent your money supporting the event itself – thank you, thank you, thank you!  FOTF will write a piece for the next newsblog giving more detail but, since the fayre, the committee and volunteers are, I hope, having a well-deserved rest!

    In the newsblog this week: -


    Dates for your diary
    YN Trip to Farmer Gow’s/Nursery Closure Days
    YN/YR End of Topic Creepy Crawlies Carnival
    Things of Interest in the Community

    Dates for your diary

    Term  6  2017/18
    9/7
    p.m.
    Shuffle Up day 3 – all classes move up to their September classes for the morning and some 2018 YR and YN pupils join us in small groups – information shared for those groups at Induction sessions
    9/7 – 11/7
    All day
    Our Prayer Space is in school

    9/7 – 10/7

    “Show me” sessions – Monday 9/7 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 10/7 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – For children in YN please see 17/7 and 19/7 below - date change due to trips.  Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5 children until Friday 20th July
    10/7

    YN Trip Group 1 Remember YN is closed as children and staff will be on trip
    11/7

    End of Year Production Y3/4/5 – 2:00 pm please note start time now earlier by 30 minutes to allow it to definitely finish by 3:30! and 4:30 pm performance –note change of time as original time of 6:00pm clashed with one of semi-finals of World Cup and we thought that might be a problem for some cast and audience.
    12/7

    YN Trip Group 2 - Remember YN is closed as children and staff will be on trip
    13/7

    Annual Reports sent home
    15/7
    4:00pm
    Church at Tadpole Garden Village –All Age Service at school
    17/7

    17/7/and
    19/7
    All day

    8:40 - 9:10
    YN and YR Creepy Crawlies Carnival – see below

    Show me sessions for YN - moved due to trips
    24/7
    9:15 am
    All invited to join us for our End of Year Service
    24/7

    Last day of term 6 – school finishes normal time
    25/7 and 26/7

    Staff Training day -  staff in school; no children in school



    YN Trip to Farmer Gow’s/Nursery Closure Days

    Please remember we are taking the children to the farm on either Tuesday 10th or Thursday 12th. Nursery will be closed on both of the trip days as all the staff and children (who are down to go on each of the days) will be at the farm – there will be no Nursery staff in school. Drop off and pick up for all children on the trip will be 8:40 am and 3:20 pm.  Please pack a small rucksack with a named water bottle, sun cream, sunhat, change of clothes, lunchbox.  If you are unsure which day your child is going to the farm, please come and see any of the YN staff.      


    YN/YR End of Topic Creepy Crawlies Carnival

    The children in YR & YN will be having a Creepy Crawly Carnival Day to celebrate the end of their learning theme this term. The children can come into school on the day dressed up as a bug/creepy crawly or in bright colours.




    Things of Interest in the Community



          

    2017/18 Newsblog Term 6 Week 4

    Hello All

    Phew! What a scorcher!  Thank you for sending in hats etc – will be needed again this week.  Spare clothes for YR and YN would be a good idea again this week as there is lots of water play going on – spares of their PE kit will do. Just a short blog this week but I’m starting with a big SHOUT OUT to all past and current volunteers that have helped FOTF.  We know that the time you give, or have given, is really valuable to the work the school do and want you to know that we value each and every one of you and the time you gave and are giving.  The funds raised by previous committees and volunteers is very much in evidence around school and we are very grateful for the monies raised by those dedicated groups of volunteers.  The current FOTF committee are putting lots of effort in to prepping the Summer Fayre – a number of you are already helping with this, but many hands might light work so please contact the FOTF committee via their Facebook page, using the newly set up classlist or by emailing fotfcommittee@tadpolefarmcepa.co.ukand offer to help set-up in the morning; run a stall for an hour; or help clear up at the end - see below for details.  All those who have helped with this fundraising group in the past or are helping now....THANK YOU, your gift of time is very much appreciated.

    In the newsblog this week: -




    Dates for your diary
    FOTF News – Summer Fayre update, Classlist competition and Community Café news
    KS2 Production – Wind in The Willows – Ticket news

    Dates for your diary

    Term  6  2017/18
    4/7
    a.m.
    Shuffle Up day 2 – all classes move up to their September classes for the morning and some 2018 YR and YN pupils join us in small groups – information shared for those groups at Induction sessions
    5/7
    All day
    KS2 Outdoor Activity Day 
    6/7
    3:00 pm
    Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship
    7/7
    FOTF Summer Fayre
    9/7
    p.m.
    Shuffle Up day 3 – all classes move up to their September classes for the morning and some 2018 YR and YN pupils join us in small groups – information shared for those groups at Induction sessions
    9/7 – 11/7
    All day
    Our Prayer Space is in school

    9/7 – 10/7
    “Show me” sessions – Monday 9/7 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 10/7 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – for children in YN times are 11:10 for those in morning session and 2:50 for those in afternoon session.  Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5 children until Friday 20th July
    10/7
    YN Trip Group 1
    11/7
    End of Year Production Y3/4/5 – 2:00 pm please note start time now earlier by 30 minutes to allow it to definitely finish by 3:30! and 4:30 pm  actual performance –note change of time as original time of 6:00pm clashed with one of semi-finals of World Cup and we thought that might be a problem for some cast and audience.
    12/7
    YN Trip Group 2
    13/7
    Annual Reports sent home
    15/7
    4:00pm
    Church at Tadpole Garden Village –All Age Service at school
    24/7
    9:15 am
    All invited to join us for our End of Year Service
    24/7
    Last day of term 6 – school finishes normal time
    25/7 and 26/7
    Staff Training day -  staff in school; no children in school


    FOTF News – Summer Fayre update, Classlist competition and Community Café news
    1. Classlist
    This week children have the chance to be treated to extra playtime. Classes that have all children registered on Classlist by Wednesday 4th July will receive extra playtime at school.

    Below you can see the up to date Classlist signup ranking by classes:

    1. Mole - 19
    1. Squirrel - 19
    2. Owl - 18
    3. Hedgehog - 15
    4. Rabbit - 13
    5. Woodpecker -12
    5. Fox - 12
    6. Kestrels - 9
    7. Badger - 8
    8. Otter - 3
    9. Hare - 2

    It takes only a few minutes to register your child on Classlist and imagine how delighted they will be to receive extra playtime especially in this gorgeous weather.

    2. Summer fair 
    Urgent. Unfortunately due to a lack of  volunteers our most loved stalls, the Tattoo & Face paint Stall as well as the Sweetie Cup & Squishy Tombola Stall are in danger of being cancelled. Would you be able to give 1h of your time this Saturday to make the following Stalls a possibility?
    a)Tattoos & Face paint with Stencils would require:
    - 3 volunteers from 12pm-1pm
    - 3 volunteers from 1pm -2pm 
    - 3 volunteers from 2pm-3pm

    b)Sweet Cup & Squishy Tombola would require:
    - 2 volunteers from 12pm-1pm 
    - 2 volunteers from 1pm-2pm

    The Summer Fair 7th July is now only a handful of days away. The weather is looking gorgeous for the day. This year we are converting the mugger into a seating area and we are also excited to introduce a new summer fair layout together with a token system for all the fun stalls and games. We are happy to say that amongst all the fantastic stalls that we managed to organise for the fair, the children will be able to have a go at archery on the day as well. 
    Your last chance to beat the queues and  purchase raffle tickets and fun stall tokens in advance will be Wednesday at school pick up. 

    3. Community Cafe Tuesday 
    This week the Community Cafe will be enjoying this beautiful weather and meeting at the park again by school from 9-10:15am. We will still have hot drinks, cold drinks and refreshments. There will also be toys for the younger children and we will be selling raffle tickets ready for our Summer Fayre. We would love you to come and say hi even if it’s for a quick drink and cake.
























    KS2 Production – Wind in The Willows – Ticket news

    Tickets for the 2pm and 4.30 performance of Wind in the Willows on Wednesday 11th July will go on sale at 8am on Tuesday 3rd July. Tickets are priced at £1.00 each and can be purchased via Parent Pay. Please only purchase two tickets in total initially to give everybody a fair chance of attending.
    Any left over tickets will be allocated on Friday 6th July after 12:30 pm – if you would like to be added to the waiting list please email school@tadpolefarmcepa.co.uk with the time of the performance you want tickets for and how many tickets you would like by Friday 6th July 11:30 a.m.  
    Also, please can costumes come into school asap.If you feel you are unable to provide the suggested costume for your child, please contact a member of the KS2 team.
    Best wishes - Mr Spencer, Mrs Flynn & Miss Brandenburg


    2017/18 Newsblog Term 6 Week 3

    Hello All

    What an amazing week Sports Week was – thank you to all the staff and parent helpers that made this possible and to Mrs Philpot for organising such exciting activities for the children to try out. We are going to investigate whether some of those activities could become a regular part of things in school.  If you have any contacts with other sporting groups ready for next year please let us know.
    The children looked very smart in their school PE kit last week and now, this week, it’s back to full summer school uniform please.  It’s going to be hot, hot, hot – so remember NAMED water bottles, NAMED sun hats and NAMED sun cream – thank you for naming them as many children have identical items. 

    In the newsblog this week: -

    Dates for your diary
    FOTF News
    We need your help avoiding a serious accident!
    Shuffle Up Day coming up – new classes news!
    Y4/5 Languages Day reminder
    YN/YR request
    News from St Andrews
    Things to do in the Community

    Dates for your diary

    Term  6  2017/18
    Week beginning 25/6

    FOTF – will be selling raffle tickets and event tokens on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school this week – On Thursday 28th June at 7:00 pm please come along and help get things ready for summer fayre – see below – the more the merrierJ
    25/6
    All day
    Y5 at Languages Day at Abbey Park.
    27/6
    a.m.
    Shuffle Up day 1 – all classes move up to their September classes for the morning and some 2018 YR and YN pupils join us in small groups – information shared for those groups at Induction sessions
    28/6
    Lunchtime
    Y2/3/4/5 Parents to be invited in for lunch
    4/7
    a.m.
    Shuffle Up day 2 – all classes move up to their September classes for the morning and some 2018 YR and YN pupils join us in small groups – information shared for those groups at Induction sessions
    5/7
    All day
    KS2 Outdoor Activity Day
    6/7
    3:00 pm
    Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship
    7/7

    FOTF Summer Fayre – see below
    9/7
    p.m.
    Shuffle Up day 3 – all classes move up to their September classes for the morning and some 2018 YR and YN pupils join us in small groups – information shared for those groups at Induction sessions
    9/7 – 11/7
    All day
    Our Prayer Space is in school – see below for information

    9/7 – 10/7

    “Show me” sessions – Monday 9/7 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 10/7 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – for children in YN times are 11:10 for those in morning session and 2:50 for those in afternoon session.  Parental access to Tapestry for YN and YR children and Seesaw for Y1/2/3/4/5 children until Friday 20th July
    10/7

    YN Trip Group 1– information to follow
    11/7

    End of Year Production Y3/4/5 – 2:30 pm  dress rehearsal and 4:30 pm  actual performance –note change of time as original time of 6:00pm clashed with one of semi-finals of World Cup and we thought that might be a problem for some cast and audience.
    12/7

    YN Trip Group 2– information to follow
    13/7

    Annual Reports sent home
    15/7
    4:00pm
    Church at Tadpole Garden Village –All Age Service at school
    24/7
    9:15 am
    All invited to join us for our End of Year Service
    24/7

    Last day of term 6 – school finishes normal time
    25/7 and 26/7

    Staff Training day -  staff in school; no children in school


    FOTF News
    Summer Fair. 
    Our biggest event of the year, the Summer Fair, which is on 7th July from 12-3pm, is fast approaching. Thank you to everybody who donated sweetie cups and bottles for our very popular summer fair tombola. This leaves the "small task" of sorting all these items. Join us this Thursday at 7pm at school for our summer fair preparation get together with some drinks and nibbles. 
    This year the fair will be operating on a token system. One token (which will be a colourful paper ticket) equals 50p. On the day, these tokens can be used on any game or school stall except for food and beverages. You have the option to purchase these tokens together with your raffle tickets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school. A great way to beat the queues!
    For the raffle itself, we have an array of many wonderful prizes for you this year with our top prizes being a Longleat family entrance voucher, a £75 M&S voucher and a £50 Boden voucher. Thank you to all the many wonderful parents who have kindly donated or organised Raffle Prizes this year – your support helps make the difference.
    To recognise the effort of those volunteers who give up their time on the day itself Mrs Leo has kindly agreed to provide a selection of volunteer prizes – if you help out on the day itself your name will go in to a hat and you may win one of 5 delicious prizes… there are still spaces to sign up – just follow this link - https://goo.gl/forms/ueJv2i8N7ctc2qXA3
    .
    We would really like some free donations of hay bales for the summer fayre – if you are able to help please email school@tadpolefarmcepa.co.uk  - thank you.

    Classlist
    Unsurprisingly, Classlist is proving incredibly popular and useful to all the parents that have already started using it. 
    Nearly 50% of all school parents have already registered. Once all of the parents of one year group are signed up they will be able to elect a class representative. Each representative will provide an important link between parents and FOTF. The role will be embedded in the FOTF committee structure and parents will immensely benefit from class specific communications that are tailored to your child's individual class. 


    We need your help avoiding a serious accident!
    A concerned local resident, who has young children herself, has asked us to ask you all again to be aware of the dangers of letting your younger children scoot ahead of you.  The design of the development is such that often drives have high hedges/fences either side of the drive and so it makes it difficult to see smaller children who are below hedge height.  Please keep scooting small children near to you and help avoid a serious accident – thank you.

    Shuffle Up Day coming up – new classes news!
    This week sees our first shuffle up day – the day when the children move up to their September classes and do fun, getting to know you activities with their new teachers (where possible).  The classes and teachers for 2018/19 will be:-
    YN – Hedgehogs – Mrs Smith and Mrs Onslow (Joining us in September)
    YR –– Owls - Miss Cowan/Mrs Holt and Squirrels – Mrs Longhurst
    Y1 – Foxes – Mrs Honour and Badgers – Mrs Holloway (Joining us in September)
    Y2 – Rabbits – Miss Grindley and Moles – Miss Webb
    Y3 – Woodpeckers – Miss Brandenberg and Kestrels – Mrs Philpot
    Y4 – Otters – Mrs Flynn and Miss Phillips (joining us in September) and Woodmice – Miss Baker
    Y5 – Hares – Miss Pearson (joining us in September)
    Y6 – Frogs – Mr Spencer and colleague (to be appointed)

    Some of our new colleagues can join us on some of the shuffle up days – your child will find out which class they are in on Wednesday.  Remember that the children learn across cohort so if they are not in the same registration group as their friends, please reassure them that they will still see them during learning and play time.
                                                                                                                

    Y5 Languages Day reminder
    Just a reminder that all Y5 are at Abbey Park on Monday and will need packed lunch and water bottles. 

    YN/YR request
    Please can children ensure that they bring their PE kit back for Monday and that they bring a spare pair of black shorts and a white t-shirt next week, as we will be cooling down with a lot of water play during the hot spell. Please also ensure that children have caps, sun cream and water bottles.


    Head Lice
    Please check your children's hair as we have our regular little visitors again - thank you.






    School Council Thank Yous


     A big thank you to everyone on behalf of the School Council as we have raised over £600 for Whispering Wednesday with more sponsorship coming in!  Once we have totalled it all up we will let you know how your monies will go to make a difference here in school. 

    News from St Andrews
    Our Prayer Space 9th – 11th July 2018
    Each child at Tadpole will be experiencing The Lord’s Prayer through a series of prayer activities between 9th and 11th July.  Revd Sally,  a team from St Andrew’s Church and our staff will be supporting them to explore prayer in many different age appropriate ways, following the ideas provided by the charity Prayer Spaces in Schools.  If you’d like to find out more about the prayer spaces movement, do take a look at their website.  If you’d like to experience the prayer space for yourself, it will be available during the ‘Show me’ Sessions on the 9th and 10th July.

    If you fancy an alternative to the football world cup final, why not come along to Church at Tadpole Garden Village on Sunday 15th July at 4pm.  Our normal all age services will be followed by St Andrew’s Summer Barbeque to which everyone is welcome whether you’ve been to the service or not.  Please reserve tickets in advance from Lyn Jones lyntonj2013@gmail.com or 01793 338363 and pay on the day - £3 for adults and £1 for children.
    Hope to see you then.
    Sally
    Revd. Sally Robertson
    07588 594410

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