• 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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    Newsblog Term 6 Week 3
    Hello All

    Just a short blog this week.  The children will be getting their first taste of being in their new classes this week - more details below.

    In the newsblog this week:-

    • Dates for your diary
    • Moving Up
    • Summer Fayre Big Thank You
    • Things to Do

    Dates for your diary

    Updates in Red

    Term 5 and 6  2016/17
    Date
    Time
    Event



    Week beginning 26/6

    Last week of clubs this week
    27/6
    12:00 – 1:00

    3:00 pm
    Current Y2 parents invited for lunch – if you haven't already signed up in the School Office pop in on Monday to let them know.

    YN all of children, from both sessions, will be leading worship on value of Thankfulness – parents of children in that class welcome to join us for worship 
    29/6
    9:15 – 11:00
    All children move up to their new classes for the morning
    30/6
    All day
    Multi-languages Day 
    Week beginning 3/7 until end of term

    No school run clubs – note that this does not affect WIMS11 or ballet as they are not school run clubs
    3/7
    9:15 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:15 – 3:00 pm 
    All children move up to their new classes for the day

    3/7 – 5/7


    “Show me” sessions – for children in YR/1/2 - Monday 3/7  classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 4/7 and Wednesday 5/7 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – please note 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 and Y2 children opens this week
    6/7 – note change of date

    End of Year Production by Y1 and Y2 – 2:30 dress rehearsal and 6:00 actual performance – more details nearer time
    7/7
    12:00 – 1:00
    3:00 pm
    Current Y2 parents invited for lunch – see below
    Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship
    10 & 11/7

    11/7
    All day

    15:30
    Y4/5 September 2017 new pupil induction days – including Y4/5 parents invited for food taster sessions 15:00 – 15:30 on Tuesday 11/7
    Infant music festival for those children in singing club
    12/7

    Last swimming session for Y2
    14/7

    Annual Reports sent home
    19/7

    All welcome to join us for end of year service 9:15 am
    Last day of term 6 – school finishes normal time
    20/7 and 21/7

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

      Moving Up

      This week, the children have their first taste of moving up to the classes they will be in from September.  It's an exciting time - class lists will be available after that day as we like the children to find this out first.  We spend a considerable amount of time discussing who will be in what class and base this on month of birth, boy/girl, friendship groups, social skills, learning needs - they are not decisions taken lightly and are based on what we know about your child in school.  The way children learn here is very collaborative, across the whole year group they are in, so, whilst they may find themselves not with their best friend, rest assured they will be working together at times anyway and there is always playtime and lunch time to share news and spend time together.  
        Summer Fayre Big Thank You
          The FOTF have asked me to pass on their sincere thanks to all those of you who came to the summer fair on Saturday - your support is invaluable.  Equally a huge thank you to all those of you who volunteered your time to set up, run stalls and clear away at the end - without you events such as this would not happen.  News will follow on how much was raised but it was a great community day - thank you.

          Things to Do

          We sometimes get sent information that you might be interested in re events outside school - two events are below:- 



          Swindon Young Musicians will be holding our Senior Gala concert at the Wyvern Theatre on Tuesday 18th July 2017, and are offering tickets for the event completelyFREE of charge! This will be a fantastic live music experience for the whole family involving the best young musical talent that Swindon has to offer! The show will also include a professional military band, The Waterloo Band & Bugles of The Rifles – a FREE opportunity to see these professional musicians performing live is not to be missed! Tickets are available from the Wyvern Theatre Box Office on 01793 524481 or www.swindontheatres.co.uk

          Newsblog Term 6 Week 1
          Hello All

          Just a short blog this week - reminders that science week is this week and you are invited in on Thursday 15th to see what the children have been doing; also, summer woodland walks this week - check timetable for the day your child's class is going; school closed this Friday for staff training day. 

          In the newsblog this week:-

          • Dates for your diary
          • Summer Woodland Walks
          • Appeal for Return of Borrowed Clothes
          • Can you help with our library?

          Dates for your diary

          Updates in Red

          Term 5 and 6  2016/17
          Date
          Time
          Event
          12/6 - 15/6

          Summer Woodland Walks with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust - on the day that they are going on their walk, children should come to school in forest school clothes
          12/6 - YN
          13/6 - Y2
          14/6 - Y1
          15/6 - YR
          12/6 – 15/6

          Science Week– after school session for parents Thursday 15th June 3:30 – 4:30 pm to see what the children have been doing
          15/6
          12:00 – 1:00
          Current Y2 parents invited for lunch – see below
          16/6

          School closed to children - Staff Training day -  staff in school; no children in school
          Week of 19/6

          Sports week – Tuesday 20th June is planned sports day – families invited from 1:45 pm
          20/6
          6:00 – 7:00 pm
          Y4/5 September 2017 parents induction meeting
          21/6
          All day
          6:00 – 7:00 pm
          YR trip to Cotswold Farm Park
          YR September 2017 parents induction meeting
          24/6

          FOTF Summer Fayre
          Week beginning 26/6

          Last week of clubs this week
          27/6
          12:00 – 1:00
          3:00 pm
          Current Y2 parents invited for lunch – see below

          YN all of children, from both sessions, will be leading worship on value of Thankfulness – parents of children in that class welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year 
          29/6
          9:15 – 11:00
          All children move up to their new classes for the morning
          30/6
          All day
          Multi-languages Day 
          Week beginning 3/7 until end of term

          No school run clubs – note that this does not affect WIMS11 or ballet as they are not school run clubs
          3/7
          9:15 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:15 – 3:00 pm 
          All children move up to their new classes for the day

          3/7 – 5/7


          “Show me” sessions – for children in YR/1/2 - Monday 3/7  classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 4/7 and Wednesday 5/7 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – please note 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 and Y2 children opens this week
          6/7 – note change of date

          End of Year Production by Y1 and Y2 – 2:30 dress rehearsal and 6:00 actual performance – more details nearer time
          7/7
          12:00 – 1:00
          3:00 pm
          Current Y2 parents invited for lunch – see below
          Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship
          10 & 11/7

          11/7
          All day

          15:30
          Y4/5 September 2017 new pupil induction days – including Y4/5 parents invited for food taster sessions 15:00 – 15:30 on Tuesday 11/7
          Infant music festival for those children in singing club
          12/7

          Last swimming session for Y2
          14/7

          Annual Reports sent home
          19/7

          All welcome to join us for end of year service 9:15 am
          Last day of term 6 – school finishes normal time
          20/7 and 21/7

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

            Summer Woodland Walks

            We have been fortunate enough to secure some last minute dates for the children to take part in summer woodland walks - it's this week, which fits in very well with science week.  The children should come to school in forest school clothes, not school uniform, as this will help with getting all the children outdoors for as long as possible.  The timetable is as follows:-
            Monday 12/6 - Nursery children - Hedgehogs
            Tuesday 13/6 - Y2 children - Rabbits and Moles
            Wednesday 13/6 - Y1 children - Badgers and Foxes
            Thursday 14/6 - YR children - Owls and Squirrels
            Thank you for your support with giving the children access to high quality outdoor learning - we are very lucky to have this on our doorstep!
              Appeal for Return of Borrowed Clothes

              Could you check at home and see if you have any items borrowed from school - pants, socks, tights in particular - and return any items you find? We regularly buy additional stock but are finding ourselves very short of items again and would much appreciate any returns.
                Can you help with our library?

                Newsblog Welcome Back Term 6
                Hello All

                Hope you had a lovely break and enjoyed the pleasant summer weather.  The forecast for this week is a real mixed bag so please make sure the children have named sunhat and suncream plus coats - thank you.  Please check the dates list below for any changes.  

                In the newsblog this week:-

                • Dates for your diary
                • FOTF News
                • A First Aid Course for Families
                • Opening of Y3/4/5 and welcome to all new parents and carers 
                • Allotment Shout Out

                Dates for your diary
                Updates in Red

                Term 5 and 6  2016/17
                Date
                Time
                Event
                5/6

                Children return to school
                6/6
                5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
                YN September 2017 parents induction meeting – main hall
                8/6

                School to be used as Polling Station – school will be open – children who normally have dinners will have school provided packed lunches
                9/6

                FOTF  - Dress Down Day for Summer Fayre – see below for details
                12/6 – 15/6

                Science Week– after school session for parents Thursday 15th June 3:30 – 4:30 pm to see what the children have been doing
                15/6
                12:00 – 1:00
                Current Y2 parents invited for lunch – see below
                16/6

                School closed to children - Staff Training day -  staff in school; no children in school
                Week of 19/6

                Sports week – Tuesday 20th June is planned sports day – families invited from 1:45 pm
                20/6
                6:00 – 7:00 pm
                Y4/5 September 2017 parents induction meeting
                21/6
                All day
                6:00 – 7:00 pm
                YR trip to Cotswold Farm Park
                YR September 2017 parents induction meeting
                24/6

                FOTF Summer Fayre
                Week beginning 26/6

                Last week of clubs this week
                27/6
                12:00 – 1:00
                3:00 pm
                Current Y2 parents invited for lunch – see below

                YN all of children, from both sessions, will be leading worship on value of Thankfulness – parents of children in that class welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year
                29/6
                9:15 – 11:00
                All children move up to their new classes for the morning
                30/6
                All day
                Multi-languages Day – more information to follow.
                Week beginning 3/7 until end of term

                No school run clubs – note that this does not affect WIMS11 or ballet as they are not school run clubs
                3/7
                9:15 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:15 – 3:00 pm
                All children move up to their new classes for the day

                3/7 – 5/7


                “Show me” sessions – for children in YR/1/2 - Monday 3/7  classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 4/7 and Wednesday 5/7 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – please note 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 and Y2 children opens this week
                6/7 – note change of date

                End of Year Production by Y1 and Y2 – 2:30 dress rehearsal and 6:00 actual performance – more details nearer time
                7/7
                12:00 – 1:00
                3:00 pm
                Current Y2 parents invited for lunch – see below
                Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship
                10 & 11/7

                11/7
                All day

                15:30
                Y4/5 September 2017 new pupil induction days – including Y4/5 parents invited for food taster sessions 15:00 – 15:30 on Tuesday 11/7
                Infant music festival for those children in singing club
                12/7

                Last swimming session for Y2
                14/7

                Annual Reports sent home
                19/7

                All welcome to join us for end of year service 9:15 am
                Last day of term 6 – school finishes normal time
                20/7 and 21/7

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

                FOTF News
                We have raised over £3500 for Cancer Research from the Race for Life. We are going to leave the Just Giving page up until the end of the half term as we are still getting donations to it so dont want to miss out on those! We will be able to give a final figure when we have sent off the cheque after half term. It is an amazing amount that is far above that which we thought we would reach with the number of children in the school, thank you everyone!

                The summer fair is fast approaching so we are looking for volunteers to help on the day setting up, during and clearing away afterwards. Please let one of the committee know if you are able to help. We also sent home cups for the jarbola on Friday to Yr N and Yr R and are asking for bottles (of anything) from Yr 1 and Yr 2 for the bottle tombola. These can be taken in to school on Friday 9th June for dress down day or at anytime before Monday 19th June. Also, if anyone has any gift bags hanging around that you no longer need please drop them in too, they make the bottle tombola a little more fun!
                We will also be holding an end of year disco, date and time tbc.

                A First Aid Course for Families

                We have been asked to share the following details of a Family First Aid Course with you all - it's taking place on Saturday 1st July in our main school hall run by Millie's Trust.  

                http://www.milliestrust.com/first-aid-courses/family-first-aid-courses?product_id=684

                Bookings are now available for a first aid course for parents. Places are capped at 20 and will fill up quickly I'm sure, but please do advertise to your parents if you would like to. Places are free to parents of children under 1 years (or for those who can't afford to pay for it) although they have to pay a £20 refundable deposit to secure their place. (Refundable on the day when they turn up).

                Opening of Y3/4/5 and welcome to all new parents and carers

                Welcome to all our new parents and carers, who have now been included in our parents emails.  

                If you are a September 2017 Reception or Nursery parent you will now have had information about induction evenings and stay and play sessions.
                We have sent off the Year 4/5 applications and hope to hear back from Swindon soon. There are spaces in these classes so spread the word if you know of families who may be interested in joining our community. We have Y4/5 induction days set up and can accommodate visits for a look around and chat most weeks.
                Current Y2 parents moving in to Y3 in September - this message is for you - we would like to invite you for lunch with your child. The food at school is excellent and from September your child will no longer be eligible for free school meals. We would hope that many of them continue to have school meals and thought you might like the opportunity to come along and share lunch with them so you can see what you would be paying for. Our caterers have offered to do this for £1 per adult (school meals costs £2.30 a day) - see dates above, limited to 20 adults per session - please email in to school office if you would like to join us.

                Allotment Shout Out

                Our school allotment is now ready - please email school if you are able to help and would like to be involved in this exciting community based initiative. We need tools, plants and, above all, hands on working the plot. Come and get involved :)





                Newsblog Term 5 Week 4
                Hello All

                What a week that was! - we had all sorts of things planned... interviews, preparation for Science Week; parent reading workshop... all put on hold by a phone call from OFSTED.  The results do not come out for a couple of weeks as they need to be quality assured by different people in OFSTED - we are asked not to discuss the outcome until the report has been finalised - to do so might mean our visit is made null and void and would have to be done again.  We can say the inspectors were thorough and fair and we await the report.  In the blog this week:-


                • Dates for your diary
                • Reminders and postponements  -  Show Me Sessions; no clubs this week; science week postponed; parent workshop postponed
                • Y2 Swimming - Possible Cancellation
                • Parking and Traffic Issues - Help Needed
                • Race for Life - FOTF
                • Multi-languages Day 30th June - Come and join in?

                Dates for your diary
                Updates in Red

                Term 5 and 6  2016/17
                Date
                Time
                Event

                22/5 – 24/5

                “Show me” sessions –  Monday 22/5 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 23/5 and Wednesday 24/5 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 and Y2 children opens this week
                No Clubs this week
                25/5
                Science Week all week – see blog for details – after school session for parents 3:30 – 4:30 pm to see what the children have been doing - will now run after the holidays - see below – moved to week of 12th to 15th June
                26/5
                Last day of term 5 – school finishes normal time
                27/5 – 4/6
                May Holiday Break – school closed
                5/6
                Children return to school
                8/6
                School to be used as Polling Station – school will be open – children who normally have dinners will have school provided packed lunches
                12/6 – 15/6

                Science Week – see aboveafter school session for parents Thursday 15th June 3:30 – 4:30 pm to see what the children have been doing
                16/6
                School closed to children - Staff Training day -  staff in school; no children in school
                Week of 19/6
                Sports week – Tuesday 20th June is planned sports day – families invited from 1:45 pm
                24/6
                FOTF Summer Fayre
                27/6
                3:00 pm
                YN all of children, from both sessions, will be leading worship on value of Thankfulness – parents of children in that class welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year 
                30/6
                All day
                Multi-languages Day – more information to follow.
                7/7
                3:00 pm
                Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship

                3/7 – 5/7

                “Show me” sessions – for children in YR/1/2 - Monday 3/7  classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 4/7 and Wednesday 5/7 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – please note 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 and Y2 children opens this week
                12/7
                Last swimming session for Y2
                6/7 – note change of date 
                End of Year Production by Y1 and Y2 – 2:30 dress rehearsal and 6:00 actual performance – more details nearer time
                14/7
                Annual Reports sent home
                19/7
                All welcome to join us for end of year service 9:15 am
                Last day of term 6 – school finishes normal time
                20/7 and 21/7
                Staff Training day -  staff in school; no children in school

                Reminders and postponements  -  Show Me Sessions; no clubs this week; science week postponed; parent workshop postponed
                This week sees the very popular Show Me Sessions for you to come and see what your children have been learning about this term and also the opening of both SeeSaw and Tapestry to parent access.  Please remember that this does mean there are no school run clubs this week so children will need collecting at 3:30 every day unless the go to LilyPad.  External clubs that you pay for directly e.g. ballet and WIMS11 are not affected. 
                Due to OFSTED we didn't have the time for staff to plan and resource science week or the parent workshop.  Science week dates are given above.  I will re-schedule the parent workshop and let you know asap - thank you for your understanding with these changes.  Following the feedback on Parent View and comments made to the inspectors, I would like to thank everyone who gave time to share their views.  The comments were, on the whole, very positive but I just wanted to remind you that I am always more than happy to discuss any concerns you have - pop in for a cup of tea and a chat - we can only sort out situations if we know what your concerns are.
                 Y2 Swimming - Possible Cancellation
                We find ourselves in a bit of a difficult position concerning Y2 swimming.  We are £1000 short of voluntary contributions - £350 last term and £650 this term.  The contributions pay for the travel to the sports centre; school funds pay for the swimming.  In many local schools, the children get just 10 weeks of swimming; cannot swim by the end of this and then may not learn to swim until much later in life.  £2.50 a week for swimming lessons by qualified coaches is really a bargain and, together, we are giving the children a life skill that may, literally, save their lives.  I suspect, for many of you, life is just too busy and you have simply forgotten to do the BACS transfer - if that's you could you do it by Wednesday please.  If you can't afford to pay please let me know - we can help.  I understand that some of you may feel that, because we have called it a voluntary contribution, you should not have to pay - I appreciate your point of view, but if we do not receive enough to cover the coach costs then, sadly, we will have to cancel some of the remaining lessons and refund any overpayments to those that have paid - these voluntary contribution arrangements only work if everyone contributes fairly.  School budgets, you will have heard in the news, are tightening again this year and we have no spare funds to cover these costs.  

                Parking and Traffic Issues - Help Needed
                I know this is going to be a regular slot in the blog - it is in many, many schools all over the country.  Can I ask the following:-

                • only use disabled spaces if you have a pass from the office... it doesn't matter whether you will 'only be a minute' they are for permit holders only
                • keep the entrance/exit gate areas clear - no half on/off kerb parking - it puts children's lives at risk
                • use the drop zone only if you will be literally dropping off or staying with your car (I know some of the Y2 children have started being allowed to walk to parents cars in the drop zone at end of day so please avoid parking there and leaving your vehicle)
                • residents in the roads around school have their own parking bays and parking areas - they are not for general use - please treat our new neighbours as you would wish to be treated if you lived there
                • if someone has parked in a way you feel is inconsiderate you have two choices - you can talk to them yourself, remembering that there are children around who need to see us handling situations calmly and respectfully - or you can come in to the office and we can help - we are all part of the school community and the values that underpin this community apply to all of us.
                Lastly but not least, this problem is not going to go away so we need to come up with how to tackle it in the best way possible - I have two volunteers to be part of a working party but need some more - please volunteer to help us with this community need and let the office know.  

                Race for Life - FOTF
                Money is still coming in for the Race for Life - so far it's looking like over £3000.  That is amazing.  An update from Laura, the Chair of FOTF, will be in the next blog. Photos will be available on the school website during the week. 

                Multi-languages Day 30th June - Come and join in?
                We will be having another fun languages day - 30th June this year - and are looking for parents who would like to share their knowledge of a particular country or city with the children as part of the day.  Please let the School Office know if you can help.







                Newsblog Term 5 Week 3
                Hello All

                Thank you so much for supporting the FOTF and the children in this week's Race for Life.  The support was much appreciated, especially those of you who helped organise the event and, of course, the many of you who have donated money - see below for details.    In the blog this week:-


                • Dates for your diary
                • Parent Workshop - Sign up and details
                • Sunshine and Sun Protection
                • Race for Life - FOTF
                • Science Week & Request for Junk Resources

                Dates for your diary
                Updates in Red



                Term 5 and 6  2016/17
                Date
                Time
                Event



                18/5
                6:00 – 7:30 pm
                Parent/Carer Workshop Programme – 5 – Supporting your child with Reading – this workshop is open to current and 2017/18 parents too – further details will follow
                19/5
                3:00 pm
                Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship

                22/5 – 24/5



                “Show me” sessions –  Monday 22/5 classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 23/5 and Wednesday 24/5 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 and Y2 children opens this week
                No Clubs this week
                25/5

                Science Week all week – see blog for details – after school session for parents 3:30 – 4:30 pm to see what the children have been doing
                26/5

                Last day of term 5 – school finishes normal time
                27/5 – 4/6

                May Holiday Break – school closed
                5/6

                Children return to school
                8/6

                School to be used as Polling Station – school will be open – children who normally have dinners will have school provided packed lunches
                16/6

                School closed to children - Staff Training day -  staff in school; no children in school
                Week of 19/6

                Sports week – Tuesday 20th June is planned sports day – families invited from 1:45 pm
                24/6

                FOTF Summer Fayre
                27/6
                3:00 pm
                YN all of children, from both sessions, will be leading worship on value of Thankfulness – parents of children in that class welcome to join us for worship – please note all classes will do this during year 
                7/7
                3:00 pm
                Open invitation to all parents to join us for Friday Celebration Worship

                3/7 – 5/7



                “Show me” sessions – for children in YR/1/2 - Monday 3/7  classrooms open 3:30 – 5:30; Tuesday 4/7 and Wednesday 5/7 classrooms open 3:30 – 4:30 – please note 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 and Y2 children opens this week

                12/7

                Last swimming session for Y2
                6/7 – note change of date

                End of Year Production by Y1 and Y2 – 2:30 dress rehearsal and 6:00 actual performance – more details nearer time
                14/7

                Annual Reports sent home
                19/7

                All welcome to join us for end of year service 9:15 am
                Last day of term 6 – school finishes normal time
                20/7 and 21/7

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

                Parent Workshop - Sign up and details
                This week sees the next in our series of successful Parent Workshops - this time Reading is the focus.  From 6:00 - 6:40 pm the session will focus on early communication and the beginnings of reading - how to support your child as they begin this important step.  This session would be suitable for prospective YN, current YN and YR parents particularly.  From 6:45 - 7:30 pm the session will focus on how, once those decoding skills are in place, we move on to supporting children in showing understanding of text so they can develop reading comprehension skills.  The second session is suitable for Y1 and Y2 in particular but all are welcome.  We'll also be having our usual interactive sessions within each workshop and time for questions and answers.  Sign-up sheets for each session will be available on Monday at the school office or you can email in to sign-up if that's easier for you. 

                Sunshine and Sun Protection
                We hope that the summer weather is here to stay and would ask that your child brings in a sun hat and sun cream, both clearly named please - if you could teach them how to apply it themselves that would be really helpful, as putting on 30 lots of suncream does, as you can imagine, take a considerable amount of time.  Children will be allowed to wear sunglasses provided they provide UV protection and are not just play/toy sunglasses.  Please make sure any sunglasses fit snugly and/or have a head band to keep them in place.  

                Race for Life - FOTF
                A huge thank you from FOTF to all those of you who volunteered to help, who came to support and who raised donations for the Race for Life event last week.  It looks like you will raise about £2000 in total, which is amazing.  Our next event is the Summer Fayre - more news on that soon but we'll be looking for volunteers again and know we can count on your support - thank you.  

                http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15284267.Pupils_raise_hundreds_for_Cancer_Research_with_Race_for_Life/?ref=fbshr

                Science Week & Request for Junk Resources

                Miss Baker has arranged a very exciting science week for the children, to take place in the last week of term. She has also requested junk modelling stuff especially: Plastic bottles, milk bottle tops, corks, boxes and tubes.  Her message to you all is...
                Science is Fun!
                In the week beginning 22nd May 2017 Tadpole Farm will be having their very own Science week.
                The children will be exploring different science concepts by finding out; Who pushed Humpty Dumpty?; Who stole the chocolate cake?; Incy Wincy Spider science and much, much more.
                You will all have the opportunity to come in and see what they have been doing over the week after school on Thursday 25th of May, 3:30 - 4:30 pm. You will also have the opportunity to explore more mind boggling science with your children such as, can you blow up a balloon with no air and can you walk on eggs?



                Hope to see you there!







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