Friday 21st November 2014 Year 3 Get Weaving! Last Friday Year 3 chopped some colourful vegetables to make dyes. We used spinach, red cabbage and onion skins. We dyed some wool just like people did in the Iron Age and this week we started to use the wool to do some weaving. It was great fun and we loved the colours that we made. We'll show you the results of our weaving soon. Nursery and Reception Christmas Events Hot off the press, we can now confirm some dates for exciting events taking place in our Foundation Stage. Letters will also be coming home nearer the time with more details. Tuesday 9th December Wednesday 17th December Carols and Cocoa 5.30pm—6.30pm Christmas Party all morning at school Please see our website for copies of all letters sent home and an updated calendar of events. Children In Need Once again our children did us all proud by taking part in this special day by dressing as Super Heroes or in spots. The day started by a face painting production line with members of the PTA and volunteer parents all getting involved, it was brilliant! The children were all very excited but still behaved beautifully throughout the day which was finished by a feast of cakes which were kindly donated by parents. The school managed to raise an amazing £404.46. Dear Parents, Application for a place at Primary School Applications are now open and parents with children born between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011 are able to apply online at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline. If you have any queries, please see Mrs Land in the school office. Scarlet Fever A case of Scarlet Fever has been reported to the school this week. Symptoms of scarlet fever usually develop two to five days after infection, although children will be contagious before showing signs of the illness. Please refer to the website link: www.nhs.uk/ Conditions/Scarlet-fever/Pages/Introduction.aspx, for more information Hand Washing Could parents please have a chat with your children about the importance of hand washing, particularly after going to the toilet as there is currently a lot of sickness and diarrhoea going around. We always encourage this at school but often a little reminder from home seems to help. Thank you. Lantern Procession and Light Switch On There has been a great response from you about taking part in this exciting annual event and letters went home today with details about the evening. It looks like it’s going to be very well attended and we’re hoping that you all have a super evening. Thank You A big thank you to Ali Evans, Zander and Noah’s dad from AJ Tree Services and his team for doing a fantastic job at clearing all the slippery leaves from the playground this week. It looks much better and the children can now enjoy safe play. The Addams Family The award winning Willowtree Theatre Company will be performing this comedy musical in the New Hall from Monday 1st to Saturday 6th December. Tickets are available from Twyford Photography and cost £8.50 per adult and £6.50 for under 16’s. For further information, please email [email protected] Raffle for Christmas Hamper The PTA have given out raffle tickets in bookbags for children to sell. If you would like more tickets, please pop into the office, where more will be available. Medication A reminder that with the season of coughs, colds and splutters upon us, you may be giving your child Calpol or cough medicine at home, however at school, we are only allowed to administer prescribed medicine with a signed consent form. Please see Kate Southcott in the office for information and guidance on our policy. AWOL Teddies! There appears to be several of Mr Green’s reward teddies missing at the moment and we’d really appreciate it if you could have a look at home to see if any are hiding. Washed and dried teddies on return would be even better, thank you. Big Switch On Evening Our neighbours at 22 Bonville Crescent, Tiverton will be having their big switch on evening in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust on Saturday 29th November from 7pm. There will be lots going on, including a BBQ, a grand prize draw and handmade gifts available to purchase. Also, you will be able to visit Mrs Christmas in her grotto! Autumn Adventures in Nursery This term, Nursery have been discovering the changes that take place during Autumn and have had lots of fun exploring our surroundings to look at the different colours and textures that this season brings. We have been doing some weaving to create a bark effect and have had a great time in the playground, collecting leaves which we have added to our lovely display. Lost Wellies Brooke in Reception has lost her new wellington boots. They are lilac with Disney “Sophia The First” on them. They haven’t got her name in them. Please could you check your child’s bag. Thank you. Stars of the Week The stars of the week are: Year 6: Lucy Phillips and Kyle Southcott Year 5: Ryan Webb and Grace Vitzthum Year 4: Hamish Hutchison and Ruby Stevens Year 3: Oliver Northam and Jessica Draper Year 2: Amber Duthie and Oscar Musgrove Year 1: Alayna Mee-Hannaford and Taylor Tyldesley-Holley Rec: Jezimae Partridge and Izzy Marshman Nursery: Harrison Birch, Imogen Ledger and Talia Gardner If you have any concerns at all about anything to do with school please do come in to discuss it with us as most problems can be solved easily and quickly if we work together. Simon Green Helen Edwards Headteacher Deputy Head This newsletter can also be viewed on our website: www.tidcombe.devon.sch.uk Child Protection– if you have any concerns about any child, then please contact Simon Green or Helen Edwards. Further contact details are on our website or notice board.
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