Summer Fete Shopping List It is fast approaching, the sun will shine and July 9th will be a great event at Tidcombe School and in Tiverton. The PTA needs some items to help with some of the games – • Empty wine bottles with screw top lids (wine and water game) • Plants (plant stall) • Jam jars (Ping pong game) • Plastic milk bottle lids (lucky dip) A car - which I can park up on the playground, in the middle, and fill with balloons – and the prize a drive in it—has anyone got contacts with a car show room? Please bring any of these items in bags to school and pop them in the school uniform bin, which we will check daily. The plants will be needed on or the day before the Summer Fete. PTA Events Just so you know what is happening: Wed June 8th - looking to bring in our Bags2schools and then every child will collect a sponsor skip form. Please note you can bring in your FILLED bags earlier and we will store this in school. Tues June 21st - Sponsor skip time – each class does a ½ hr. The HOUSE GROUP who have brought in the most sponsor money will win a goodie bag for each child. We appreciate not all children can skip but there will be games within the skipping and so forth run all by the teachers and PTA members. June - Date to be confirmed - Monster Body Shop party Thurs 30th June Lets Play Rounders - time to bring a picnic and have a school family fun evening of Rounders. 9th July Summer Fete The PTA are researching ideas as to where the funds raised will go, we are looking at two or more smaller projects all of which will increase the children’s fun at school and their educational experience. If you would like to ask anything about these events or have any ideas, please contact me on [email protected] Yummy Friday Money As you are aware the Yummy Friday funds have been going straight back to the class, as this has now come to a close we wanted to tell you how the classes have/ are spending the money. Yr 6 – Mrs Bright is still looking to arrange something for end of this term. Yr 5 – are going to buy games for wet play, which they will take with them to Yr 6 Yr 4 -have purchased wet play games and early morning education games, plus they are taking each child on the train at Paignton Zoo. Yr 3 – are still under discussion. Yr 2 – has purchased felt tips for wet play and are looking to help subsidise the coach for their trip to Exmouth. Yr 1 –will be looking to subsidise the school coach for their trip Foundation – play equipment. Friday 20th May 2011 Cricket Tournament The ball was bowled….what a wicket—I can tell you we had lots of them! On Wednesday, Year 5 cricket squad went to the cricket ground in Exmouth. We had our lunch when we got there and then started to practise our skills—we played a game called “Flush down the loo”! We then played our first match against Kentisbeare which we unfortunately lost but we still had a chance to reach the final so we kept our heads held high and won the rest of our matches which put us through to the final in June. Tidcombe cricket team is in the best top twelve in Devon. We all had a great day and it was a fantastic experience. Special thanks to Miss Tearle and Mr Green Reported by Ewan Fowler and Lewis Gliddon Dear Parents, Play Equipment Please bear in mind that the school’s play equipment is only supervised by school staff during school hours, 9.00am to 3.30pm. We are more than happy for the children to play for a little while before 8.50am when the school doors open, or after 3.30pm before going home. Do though bear in mind that you are responsible for your children during these times and they play, or not, according to your judgement. We may have different rules when we’re supervising but outside of school hours we trust your judgement. Mr Green’s Day Out! What a lovely time Year 4 are having in Paignton. You would be so proud to see the enthusiasm that your children have, and how well mannered and well behaved they are… an absolute credit to you. Miss Parker and I visited the children on Thursday and spent a great day at the zoo, on “the wobbly bridge” (you’ll have to ask the children about it) and rock pooling at Goodrington Sands in the afternoon with a class of happy, smiling and fascinated kids. NSPCC Sponsor Money Thank you to all of you who collected money for the NSPCC and bought it into school this week. Charlie Francis from the NSPCC will be coming back to school next Friday to collect any outstanding sponsor monies. Lost! Sam Newsome in Foundation has lost his coat which is khaki green with a grey hood and has two zips. Please return to Foundation Unit if found. Gifted and Talented Dance Workshop On Thursday, Jodie, Jude, Kayleigh, Sydney and I went to Heathcoat Primary School to take part in a dance workshop. Becky Buns was our dance teacher and she taught us a dance to “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green. It was really fun and we made loads of new friends. Overall it was a brilliant day and I hope I can do it again! Reported by Holly Rennie National Family Mediation NFM Mediators help clients to reach joint decisions about the issues associated with their separation—children, finance and property. For more information please go to http://tiny.cc/meufi Football Roadshows Mid Devon Sports Development are running a football road show on 31st May and 1st June at Heathcoat Primary School. It is for 5-15 year olds, 10 am to 3.30 pm and the cost is £15 per day or £25 for 2 days including a hot meal or £12 a day or £20 for 2 days not including food. Please phone Wendy on 257888 for further details. Mum’s Netball Tiverton Terriers Netball Club are offering a free netball taster session to encourage woman back into sport! This will be on Thursday 26th May, 7—8.30 pm at Moorhayes Community Centre on the outdoor court and is for over 18’s only. For more information please visit their website: www.tiverton-terriers.co.uk Devon Games to Inspire 2011 Girls Cricket Trials for girls years 8 & below are on Fridays 13th & 27th May from 5.15 at Sampford Peverell Cricket Club with a training session on Friday 9th June at the same venue. To be eligible players must not have competed at Cricket County, Regional or National Standard. Players must be available to play in Devon Games To Inspire 2011 at Exeter University on 18th June. For more information and a booking form contact Sarah Self 07967 179697 Stars of the Week The stars of the week are: Year 6: On a residential visit to Heatree, Dartmoor Year 5: The whole class for working so hard in their tests Year 4: On a residential visit to Paignton Zoo Year 3: Vanessa Kuczka and Richard Weeks Year 2: Miriam Bowler and Ashley Parker Year 1: Emelia Durrant and Matthew Roberts FS: Bethany Gunn, Bethany Floyd, Chloe Haycock & Ella Short 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 Headteacher Helen Edwards Deputy Head This newsletter can also be viewed on our website: www.tidcombe.devon.sch.uk The school telephone number is 01884 252973 Child Protection– if you have any concerns about any child, then please contact Simon Green or Cari Bright (Year 6). Further contact details are on our website or notice board.
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