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Sadly, Friday was Mrs Willis's last day in the school office. She has worked in and around the school for the last 16 years. She worked with the Toddlers, was a MTA and then a TA as well as being a cleaner! She will be greatly missed, as her leaving assembly showed she is very highly thought of in school. Mrs Willis is chasing her dream job, and becoming a midwifery assistant. We all wish her the very best for her new venture.

We advertised the above position internally across the MAT and I am very pleased to say that Mrs Jenkins will now be combining her role as Early Years administrator with Front of House administrative support for Mrs Read. This will require a few changes and I'd like to ask any parents who wish to speak to Mrs Jenkins regarding Early Years to come to the main office from Monday.

I collected the children (and Mr Guyler) from the train station on Friday evening and I am pleased to say that they had a fabulous time. Some of the pictures can be viewed on Twitter. It was great to hear the children recounting stories from their experiences over the past week.

Mrs Murdoch and I went to the Pinkery Centre on Friday morning. We have planned through the curriculum work the children will be completing when they are working at the Pinkery. We will be holding a meeting, as described below, for all Y3 and Y5 parents after school next Thursday. Can I please encourage you, if you are in doubt about the trip, to come and listen to the plan and to ask any questions.

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.
  • Pinkery Centre Residential Meeting for parents - Thursday 31st January 2019 @ 3.15pm in the ICT suite for years 3 and 5.
  • Scholastic Book Fair - Wednesday 6th February -Wednesday 13th February 2019.
  • Bristol, Year 4, Tuesday 12th - 15th February.
  • NSPCC talk - Wednesday 13th February 2019 am - letters to follow.
  • Pinkery Centre, Year 3, Thursday 14th March returning on Friday 15th March. (one night).
  • Pinkery Centre, Year 5, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th returning on Friday 29th March (two nights).
Pinkery Centre Residential

We have organised a meeting for Parents/Carers in regards to the Pinkery Centre Residential Visits as listed below.
The meeting will address both residentials for Year 3 and Year 5 and will take place in the ICT suite @ 3.15pm on Thursday 31st January, by Mr Railston and Mrs Murdoch. 
Information will be provided in regards to the planned outdoor Learning and accommodaton. This is a unique residential experience and an exciting opportunity for your children.

Please join us as it is essential to your child/ren's visit.

Year 3:
Thursday 14th March returning on Friday 15th March, one night @ £50. Please could a deposit of £5 be paid by Friday 18th January 2019 in order for us to provide numbers to the centre.

Year 5:
Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March returning on Friday 29th, 2 night stay @ £100.  Deposit of £10 to be paid by Friday 25th January in order for us to provide numbers to the centre.

The rest of the balance will need to be paid before the day of departure.  You can pay as little or as much as you like via SCOPAY.
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.

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 child in Class 6 has lost her coat.  It is green/grey in colour and is named.  
Please could you check your child's belongings.  Thank you.

Film club has now moved from Monday after school to Monday lunchtime.  This will be running free of charge and is available for classes 4,5&6.  Please book a slot online using SCOPAY.
Your child should have received a letter this week, Form SOE3a asking for your consent for your child to do activities off-site both on foot and for short journeys using the school minibus/swimming coach.  Please fill this in leaving the outline of planned visits box empty and return to the administration office as soon as possible.  Reception class and new starters have not received this form as this was part of your admission packs.

Thank you.
We have had a busy week at Tiddlers. We continue to be interested in maps so we walked to the tourist information shop to search for local maps and they very kindly let the children explore the museum. If you have any photos of shops, your house or other things of interest in the village please bring them in to add to our display. We've also visited the library to search for map books this week and the pet shop to buy some bird seed to make our bird feeders. The children are enjoying getting out and about and we have had lots of positive comments about their wonderful behaviour.

Don't forget we are now running a toddler group on Thursday mornings from 9:15-11:00. Its proving to be very popular which is fantastic!

As always, any questions or comments please speak to a member of Tiddlers staff and we will be happy to help. Have a lovely weekend 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.

Term Dates 2018 - 2019

Spring term begins on Monday 7th January.

Spring Half-term 18-22nd February.

Non-pupil day Monday 25th February

Last day of Spring term is Friday 5th April.

Easter Half Term - Monday 8th February - Tuesday 23rd April.

Summer term begins on 23rd April.

School closed for Bank Holiday 6th May.

Summer Half-term 27-31st May.

Last day of the Summer term is Monday 22nd July.

Term Dates 2019 - 2020

Non-pupil day on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September.
School starts on Wednesday 4th September, 2019.

Autumn Half-term 21-25th October, 2019.

Last day of Autumn term is the 20th December, 2019.

Non-pupil day Monday 6th January.

Spring term begins on Tuesday 7th January, 2020.

Spring Half-term 17-21st February, 2020.

Last day of Spring term is Friday 27th March, 2020.

Easter Half Term - Monday 30th March - Monday 13th April.

Non-pupil day Tuesday 14th April.

Summer Term begins on 15th April, 2020.

School closed for Bank Holiday 4th May.

Summer Half-term 25-29th May, 2020.

Non Pupil Day - Monday 29th June.

Last day of the Summer term is Tuesday 21st July, 2020.
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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