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Well, what lovely weather we are having at the moment! With the country grinding to a halt at the first sign of a snowflake we thought it prudent to remind you of our contact procedure if we do have to close. Please don't ring into the switchboard. As you will understand, 180 families calling in means that we cannot use the phone system. We will inform the Local Authority of an intended closure. The web page that lists closed schools is linked HERE. You can sign up for an email to be sent to you if our school is put on the list. We will also try hard to post on Class Dojo and Twitter. Often the issue with opening school safely is the number of staff that can get into school. Almost all of our teachers travel in from the Ilfracombe or Barnstaple areas so we are at the mercy of the roads. We will keep you as informed as possible and ask for your understanding if we do have to close.
We have had a great week of learning and I have been very impressed with the children's ability to come into school in the morning and settle into their learning. We have had a few children since Christmas who have found settling back into school a little challenging. Please make sure you keep in touch with the class teacher if there are any changes which may affect learning. It does help the teachers to have a little extra information. 

Parent consultations are scheduled for the 11-15th February. Please see the sign up sheets from your Class Teacher. If your child is on the SEND register then we may ask for a longer appointment to go through their 'My Plan'. If you need additional time to speak to the teacher this can be done by booking an appointment with the Teacher.

Thank you to the Year 3 and 5 parents who came to the Pinkery meeting. If you couldn't come the information is on the Website - under the Residential page. Also, our Bristol trip information is going out tonight. Please make sure you have the appropriate forms in to the office as soon as you can. 

Can I also draw your attention to our Non-Pupil day on the 25th February. School will be closed and the teachers working at another of our MAT schools for the day. We open after the half term on the 26th February. All dates are below.

Have a fantastic weekend and hopefully we will get to play in the snow on Saturday!

Mr Railston
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Parent Consultation meetings - Monday 11th February - Friday 15th February 2019.
  • 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.
  • February Half Term - Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February 2019.
  • NON PUPIL DAY- Monday 25th February. Return to school on Tuesday 26th February 2019.
  • World Book Day - Friday 8th March.  More information 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
Year 3:
Thursday 14th March returning on Friday 15th March, one night @ £50. Please can parents make full payment by the 1st March.

Year 5:
Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March returning on Friday 29th, 2 night stay @ £100. Please can parents make full payment by the 1st March.

You can pay as little or as much as you like via SCOPAY up to the trip date. For further information see the school website .

Year 4 Bristol Residential - 12th - 15th February 2019.

The final letter and kit list has now been distributed.  You have also received the SOE3 form which gives your consent to attend.  Please return this back to school by Monday 4th February so we can process and pass information on to the Residential Leaders.  If your child is on prescribed medication, please come to the Admin Office where an additional form will need to be filled and signed.
Transport has been provided by the School Mini Bus for the visit.  Please arrive on Tuesday 12th February @ 7.00am for a prompt departure 07.10am.
The children will return approximately 6.00pm back at the school on Friday 15th February @ 6.00pm.  

Please ensure final payments are paid 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.

Parent Consultations will be taking place from Mon 11th February and Friday 15th February. Booking sheets will be displayed on each classroom door from next week. Please remember to sign up!
Each child has received a 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.  Reception class and new starters have not received this form as this was part of your admission packs.
Please Note:  Without this consent we will be unable to take your children on short journeys off-site.  Please return your form by the end of half-term Friday 15th February.  If you have mislaid your form, please come to the admin office for a copy.
Thank you.
Class 3 have been invited to sing as part of a massed choir at Exeter Cathedral. The concert will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd March 2019. All children should have received a letter with details of the trip. Please return the slip to the office by Friday 8th February

We as a school have the responsibility to regularly monitor the attendance of its pupils and report back you.  It is the law that it is the parents responsibility to ensure that their child attends school regularly.  Many cases of absence are for genuine reasons and we understand that each individual situation is unique.  However, we must make every effort to get your children into school to increase their chances of having a successful education.
Letters will be received by some of you for children who has dropped below the national average.  If you have any queries about your child's attendance, please do not hesitate to come and see me.

We've had another busy week at Tiddlers!We have put out some bird feeders and have been looking out to see which birds come to visit us.We talked about why we feed the birds in the winter and how we are helping them.
The school book fair will be on from 6th-13th of February. There is a competition for your child to design a new front cover for their favourite book.Please encourage your child to join in.The prize is some book vouchers. 
Every morning we are running with the Tiddlers on the school playground to wake up our brains and our bodies ready for learning. The children (and staff!)are now up to 5 minutes!They are doing a fantastic job.
As always, if you have any information about your child please speak to their keyworker or another member of staff. Thank you for your ongoing support. We welcome any questions or comments at anytime.From the Tiddlers team. 

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

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.

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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