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Dear Parents,

Christmas is well under way and we are getting ready for our Nativity and Carols on the Playground events. The children are working hard on their candles for the celebration and It would be lovely to see as many of you there as possible. We will be starting at 3pm on the playground, so please make your way up there to join in and then collect your child at the end. There will be mince pies and fun!

Tiddlers Nursery are holding their Christmas Market on Saturday! Please come along to the Village Hall from 2pm to have a look, maybe get a few presents and support the setting! Anna, Debbie and the team would love to see you there! 

We are delighted that so many people wanted to access the Club provision by Devonshire Academy. Please see the notes below for more information. They are willing to come up to CM so a few more children to build the club would be great.

There are a range of extra opportunities available at present, from Arctic Survival days to the London Residential. I will soon be setting out our vision for the curriculum experience on offer at CMPS but in the interim please have a read of the post '
Why pay voluntary contributions'. We simply cannot afford to give the children these experiential experiences without your support. Please think carefully about your decision to support the children's learning. Our procedure at present is that we will review the financial implications to school one week before the trip or visit and take the decision whether it will go ahead or not. We are very aware of the constraints on parents at present and I express to the teachers the need to plan in advance. 

Can I finally thank all involved in our community performances lately! The children were great at the market and were a credit to the community. There is a lot of hard work that goes into them and that should not go unrecognised. 

We all hope you have a great weekend and hope to see you at the Christmas Fair.
Click here to see our clubs. We have new clubs on offer including a Karate Club Run by 3rd Dan Will Homer. Please have a look and see what appeals!

This week’s hot choc was enjoyed by the pictured children. Again, it’s a pleasure to spend a few minutes with the children who are recognised as ‘fantastic’ all of the time. Well done children. We had a great chat and they decided on next week’s theme for assembly.

  • Arctic Survival Day - Class 3&4 - Wednesday 12th December 2018.
  • KS1 Christmas Performance Afternoon - Wednesday 12th December 2018 @ 2pm
  • KS1 Christmas Performance Evening -  Thursday 13th December 2018 @ 6pm.
  • Christmas Markets - Thursday 13th and Friday 14th December 2018.
  • Rosemoor Gardens Trip - Class 2 - Tuesday 18th December 2018.
  • Carols by Candlelight - Wednesday 19th December 2018 starting at 3pm on the playground.
  • Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Dinner - Friday 21st December 2018
  • Last day before Christmas is Friday 21st December, school resumes on Monday 7th January 2019.
Year 4 Bristol Residential - 12th-15th February 2019.

This trip has now been closed.  The total cost is £275.  Final payment will need to be made by Friday 8th February 2019.

The PTFA will be holding a raffle for this fabulous luxury hamper.  Tickets will be £2.50 each or 5 for £10 and will start to be sold week beginning 19th November in the reception area.  A strip of raffle tickets will also be sent home with your child with the option to purchase these or return them to school.

The final cost for transport is £70 for the train and the underground.  This has been added to the original cost on SCOPAY.

The full amount needs to be paid before the 21st January 2019.  You can pay as much as you wish as often as you wish on SCOPAY.
A child in Class 4 has lost their coat. It is named and is dark blue with a hood and a furry lining.  
Two jumpers have gone missing from Class 1,  both are named.  A pair of stormtrooper wellies in a named bag and a grey hoodie with NY on the front are also missing.  A pair of pink My Little Pony wellies are missing from a child in class 3. A child in class 2 has also lost a pair of black school shoes.  
Please could you check your child's belongings.  Thank you.
The Devonshire Academy will definitely be coming in to run the Tennis and Gym Club at the end of February 2019.  For those who have put their names down you will receive a letter with some more information about paying and dates shortly.  This will be via SCOPAY and not as the original letter suggested.

For any one else who is interested, please see information below:
We have been approached by The Devonshire Tennis Academy who would like to run a Tennis club on Thursday mornings from 8am-8.45am and a gymnastic club on a Friday after school from 3.30-4.30pm.  The cost of each club is £30 for a 6 week course.  There are 20 spaces in each club.  Your child will have received a letter and if you are interested please fill in the slip and return to the admin office by Thursday 6th December.  I will let you know if we have enough numbers for the club to go ahead by Monday 10th December.

Clubs for next half term are on the website and available to view in the foyer on the club board.  Please book online to ensure your child has a place.  Thank you.
Christmas Markets

These are being held next Thursday 13th December and Friday 14th December.  Your child/ren can buy gifts for their loved ones at £1.50 per gift, maximum of 4 gifts totalling £6. Money needs to be brought into school by next Thursday in a sealed envelope with their name and class on it along with the names and ages of those they wish to buy for and any dietary information if appropriate.

Tomorrow (Saturday) is our Christmas Fayre at the village hall from 2-4.The children have been busy making crafts to sell, there is an amazing raffle, refreshments, stalls, the school choir and Father Christmas will be there! Please come along if you can and support us.
The children and parents from Tiddlers, reception and key stage 1 have been bringing in items for our shoe box appeal to help homeless people this Christmas. This has helped the children learn that Christmas is also about helping others and giving what we can to help. Thank you for all the donations. We have about 20 boxes plus other items to donate! Amazing job!
On Friday the 14th Tiddlers will be having a film and pizza night from 5-7. The children can come in their pyjamas and we will have a lot of Christmassy fun. This is for our Tiddlers from 2 years plus and also reception class. There is a cost of £5 per child. Please speak to Tiddlers staff or Mrs. Edwards if your child would like to join us.
Next week there is a Christmas market at school for your child to buy presents. Information about this will be sent home with your child.
Next Wednesday afternoon we are joining key stage 1 at school for the Christmas play. Tiddlers will be singing a song with reception. Tickets are available from Debbie. The children will be dressing as sheep (black trousers and white top).
It’s a very busy time of year! As always, Tiddlers staff are happy to answer any questions or queries. Thank you for your ongoing support. From the Tiddlers team.

We are now able to accept 30 hour codes for children entitled from September 2018.  To see if your child is eligible please check the following website;
Children who are already claiming do not need a new code but you will need to renew online when prompted by HMRC.
We are also registering children who are eligible for 2gether funding.  If you have not received a golden ticket and think you may be eligible please check
If you have a golden ticket please see Debbie or the Tiny Tiddlers team as soon as possible so that we can book your child in.

Combe Martin School is part of the Alumnis Multi-Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 11409631
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