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Dear Parents,

I hope that the KS1 parents enjoyed the Nativity! A great performance from all of the children! They were all so confident and really tried hard. As I said at the Evening Performance - Christmas has well and truely started. Thank you for supporting them and, as always, a huge thank you to the teachers and staff who helped stage the performance.

Carols by Candlelight

On Wednesday next week we will be having our Carols by Candlelight. The children will be on the school playground and the event will begin at 3pm. The side gate will be open from 2.45pm for you to come up to the playground. 

The children will be in their class groups so that they can perform. Please come and stand behind their group - and join in! We would like to make this a fantastic family event in our run up to Christmas. Please make sure younger children watch and don't play on the playground. All of the school children will be expected to stay with their class until they have performed on the stage.

We will have mince pies and liquid refreshment available for a donation. The children will be using their lights (the teachers will let you know how you can pay for your child's). There will also be a table with other Christmas items to buy that the children have made. Bring your pennies!

At the end of the performance you can take your child from the playground. Please let the teacher know you are taking them. We will have a member of staff on the gate and won't let the children go until we know they are safe. Let the office know if you would like to make an alternative arrangement.

Finally, have a look below for other dates! Have a great weekend and thank you for your support. Only a week of school left! Please remind the children that it’s about this time I’m summoned to the Pole to speak with Santa about the children’s behaviour! Naughty or nice? They’ve got a week to help me decide what I tell him!
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!
  • 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.
  • Reception class weight and height Monday 14th January 2019 @ 9.30am.  Your child has received a letter and if you wish to opt out of this then please fill in the attached form and return to the admin office as soon as possible.  Thank you.
Well done to the Children who earned their place at #hotchocfriday this week. As always, it was a pleasure! Especially nice to say bye to the two leaving us for pastures new! Lovely to have had you at our School and we all hope you have a great time in your new school.
Monday and Tuesday are the same (week 3)
Wednesday = Cottage Pie, or Red Dragon Pie and Apricot and Apple Crunch
Thursday = Allsorts (fish/sausage) and chips or Cheese Wheel and Chips and Ice Cream Tub
Friday = Christmas Dinner , no jacket potatoes or baguettes on this day.
The Rosemoor Trip scheduled for Tuesday 18th December WILL be going ahead.  Thank you for your contributions.

Come and join the children on the playground from 3pm for a festive carols by candlelight sing-a-long.  There will be mulled wine and mince pies sold by the PTFA and handmade crafts to purchase made by your children themselves.  
We look forward to seeing you.
Christmas Dinner will be on Friday 21st December 2018 at the normal price of £2.20.  Please book via SCOPAY. We would appreciate it if you could book this in advance so that we can give the kitchen numbers ordering.  We will still accept orders on the day but ask that this is kept to a minimum.  Many thanks.

We look froward to seeing you all in your fabulous Christmas Jumpers.
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.
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 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.

We have a box in the admin office that contains the following:
Star Wars Pencil Tin.
One burgundy woollen glove.
One pair of Frozen glasses in a green Specsaver case.
One grey Carador key fob with one key.
A red plastic key fob with one silver key labelled 149 Garage key.
One envelope containing 3 different stud earrings, one pearl one clear stone and one blue stone.
If these belong to you please come and claim them as they will be disposed of in the New Year.
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.

It’s been a busy half term! There are just a few bits to remember this week. On Wednesday at 3 there will be carols by candlelight on the playground. The children have made candle holders to hold whilst they are singing. You are invited to come along and watch the singing with your child.
On Thursday we will be joining reception class for a polar express day. The children can come in to Tiddlers in their pyjamas on this day!  We will be enjoying fun activities, watching the film and having a party in the afternoon. We are asking parents to bring in some food for your child to share at the party, thank you.
On Friday it is Christmas jumper day and Christmas dinner is on the menu for lunch. This can be ordered online as usual.
We would like to wish you all a peaceful and happy Christmas. Thank you for all your support this year. We will be back on January the 7th 2019!!!!Merry Christmas from the Tiddlers team J

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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