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We are just back from taking the Year 5 to the Pinkery for some fantastic outdoor learning. We had a great time starting our work on the John Muir Award. We lay the foundations for this work during the Y3 trip and really get stuck into learning geographical exploration, geology, environmental study and conservation. We are all convinced after seeing the children working that this is an exceptionally valuable learning experience for all. Thank you to all the parents, your support is vital for these experiences. A huge thank you to Mrs Murdoch and Mr Hookes for giving their time to make this trip such a success.

We’ve all got a bit of recovering to do now. See you on Monday.

 
Clubs@CMPS
 
  • Year 3/4 production "Oink" - Tuesday 2nd April 6pm. 
  • Year 3/4 production "Oink" - Wednesday 3rd April 2pm.
  • PTFA Easter Bingo, Wed 3rd April. Combe Martin Village Hall 8pm
  • Tiddlers Class Photos & School Starters Graduation photos - Friday 5th April 8.30am - 10am
  • Main School Class Photos - Thursday 25th April
  • Meet the lifeguards talk, Friday 3rd May
Please note the change of school dinner menus for Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th April:
Tuesday - Sausage Roll & Wedges or Vegetarian Sausage Roll
                 Chocolate cake
Thursday - Burger or Sausage & Pasta or vegetarian Sausage
                   Flapjack & milk

Please remember to order your child's meal before midnight the day before you require the meal. If no meal is ordered your child will be given a cheese baguette.
Please do not drive up Hangman Path and use the loading bay to park when you drop off your children. This is a safety risk as well as not allowed in our agreement with the Parish Council. We do get complaints from local residents. The Parish Council have been very keen to support us in regards to limited 'free parking' at Kiln Car Park for Parents/Carers who drive their children to and from school.  Free of charge parking for up to 40 minutes in the morning and afternoon within set times are permitted.

Morning: 8.30 - 9.10am
Afternoon: 2.55pm - 3.35pm


Please be aware, that parking outside of these times without paying, a parking ticket will be issued!

We would also like to reiterate that under no circumstances, parking being allowed alongside the kerb outside of school.   This is extremely dangerous for you,  other road users, parents and pupils coming in and out of school.  Rews close is privately owned, and no parking is permitted.

Thank you.
 
Tempest Photography will be in school on Thursday 25th April to take Traditional class photos. Please ensure your child is in full school uniform on this day.
"OINK"
Our Year 3 & 4 production will be taking place on Tuesday 2nd April at 6pm and Wednesday 3rd April at 2pm. 
Programmes are still available from the school office at a cost of £1.50 each.
As always, we will be limiting initial sales to 2 per family per performance. Any remaining on Monday 1st April will then be available to buy for anyone who requires extras on a 'first come first served'. Sorry but we are unable to reserve any of these tickets
Our PTFA Bingo is on Wednesday 3rd April from 7pm (eyes down 8pm) at the Village Hall. We have loads of fantastic prizes to be won so please support us. We also need raffle prizes and cakes to sell at half time. If you are able to help with either of these please bring them into the office or to the Village hall on the night. 
SHARK SLEEPOVER - YEAR 2
Year 2 will shortly receive details of an up and coming Residential 'Shark Sleepover'.  It will take place at the National Aquarium in Plymouth.
We do not have exact dates or cost at present, but wanted to give you a heads up for some forward planning. 
Last years trip was organised for June at a cost of £68.00.
I have set this Residential Visit for Year 2 on SCOPAY for £70.00 anticipating inflation.  If this cost changes I will alter accordingly.
If you wish your child to go on the visit, please pay a deposit of £20.00 to secure your place.
Instalments can then be paid as and when up to departure.

 
Barton Hall has proved a very popular Residential Weekend this year!  All 20 spaces that were allocated to us have now been booked, with first deposit paid.
If you have missed out on this opportunity, please leave your name with the School Office, in case anymore spaces become available or cancellations made.
The total cost of the visit is £180.00.  Second instalment is due 5th April 2019 £45.00.
Year 2 will be joined by Year 3 for swimming this half term.
The cost will be £24 for the half term which can be paid  by Scopay from now.
You should have received a letter with more details.
Tennis & Gymnastics clubs Summer Term

The Devonshire Tennis Academy will again be running both Tennis and Gymnastics clubs at school during the Summer Term. Both clubs will be open to all children. 
Tennis club will be on Thursdays from 8am - 8:45am and will cost £25 for the first half term (5 weeks)
Gymnastics will be on Fridays from 3.30pm - 4.30pm and will also cost £25 for the first half term (5 weeks)
There are discounts for both siblings and multiple classes.
For more information please pick up a letter from Reception. All correspondence and payments will be made direct with Mr Cook from The Academy
School Uniform
As previously informed, you may now order directly from our supplier for your school uniform and accessories.  We believe this will be a more quicker and convenient service for you.
We will continue to stock only a SMALL selection of SWEATSHIRTS ONLY in each size. Cardigans, book bags, PE bags, T-Shirts and Polo Shirts with logos can be ordered only from the shop retailer. You will not be able to order these items now on Scopay.
Plain white Polo shirts & PE-shirts can be bought at a selection of retailers including your local supermarket!

Please visit their shop at the address below.
Express Embroidery
Tracey Stantiford
3 Moxham Court
EX32 8HR
(By Barnstaple Bus Station)

Your may also email your uniform order directly to them  wathen528@aol.com
Thank you



 
Spaces are still available for all clubs.   All clubs are available to book online via scopay.
A timetable is available on the school notice board.




 

We would like to advise you of the services for which childcare vouchers/tax free childcare can be accepted as payment in our school.
Breakfast Club
After School Care
After School Extra-curricular activity clubs (if delivered onsite at school)

Regulations state that the vouchers can be used to pay for onsite and out of school hours childcare.  We regret to inform you that this rule prevents us from accepting childcare vouchers, as payment for school lunches, educational visits or residential trips, despite what some voucher companies are advertising to parents on their website.
Thank you



 

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.  
1 x Sweatshirt, named Willow Lawton. 
A child in Class 1 has lost a pair of Black & Pink Sketchers.
A child in Year 5 has lost an A4 size tupperware box.
Please could you check your child's belongings.  .
If you have found any of the lost property above, please let the admin office know.
Thank you

 
We still have an  amount of consent forms outstanding for your children to do activities off-site both on foot and for short bus journeys.   Without this consent form we will be unable to take your children off-site.

We have distributed another form for the children who are outstanding..  Please fill out asap so we can include your children in our outside learning local visits.

 


We have been enjoying the sunny weather this week at Tiddlers. As the temperature increases(hopefully) as we enter summer term please send your child in with a sunhat, suncream and water as we will be outside doing our learning as much as possible.
We have had lots of visitors to Tiddlers and Tinies recently and some  new children starting with us. We've received some lovely feedback about our setting from professionals and parents and carers. We all work really hard to provide an environment which enables the children to reach their full potential and to be happy and confident so this is great to hear.
Next term our numbers are increasing as they always do at this time of year. As always, if you need to speak to a member of staff we can arrange a convenient time for everyone.

We are having an open morning on Wednesday the 3rd of April. You are invited to stay when you drop your child off and look through their learning journal. It will also be a good opportunity to talk to your childs keyworker and have a look around.

Tempest Photography will be at Tiddlers and Tiny Tiddlers on Friday 5th April between 8.30 and 10am to take group photos to create this years Class vista Photo. If your child is not in session on that day we would appreciate you popping them in for the photo.
The photographer will also be taking the traditional graduation photos ( cap and gown ) of our September School starters. This will be the only opportunity for you to have these photos taken.
 
If you think you may be entitled to either 30 hours childcare or 2 year old funding or you would like to find out more information please go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

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.

Places are booking fast for the Summer term. If you would like your child to start attending Tiddlers or Tiny Tiddlers please see one of the team as soon as possible.

Thank you for your ongoing support from all of us at Tiddlers.

 
Term Dates 2018 - 2019

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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