You might know that the Government give schools a premium to spend on sports. Our target is to improve the involvement of children in sports and outdoor activities. We have a sports specialist who provides PE support and leadership to our teachers to ensure the children get good opportunities in lessons, we have clubs at lunchtimes and after schools. The clubs are there to get children ready for competitions that are coming up in the year, as well as encourage participation.
Sadly, children are not coming to the after school clubs and we are wondering why! They seem to enjoy participating in the lessons during school time.
Please could you fill out this very quick form to explain the problems or issues you have around our clubs and help us to meet your needs.
Christmas Markets - Thursday 13th and Friday 14th 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 offers Year 4 the chance to experience an exciting and bustling city whilst getting involved in some of its outstanding educational attractions. The total cost is £275. Please return the slip on the bottom of the letter that your child has received along with making a non refundable deposit on SCOPAY of £50 by Tuesday 27th November. Final payment will need to be made by Friday 8th February 2019.
Flu clinic appointments for those children that were not vaccinated at school.
Your child should have received a letter via their teacher regarding missed flu vaccinations. Virgincare are holding community clinics and are inviting parents to book an appointment for their child if they missed the school vaccination and wish their child to be vaccinated. The dedicated appointment line is 01392 356141 and you can call them on Tuesday or Wednesday between 9.30am and 3pm or Thursdays from 9.30am-12 noon during the month of November.
Please note: Only children with a booked appointment will be seen at clinic.
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.
Although deadlines for payments have not been set please be aware that 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.
Clubs are now available to book online. We have an exciting selection from film club to gardening club after school and animation, book folding and photography at lunchtime. These are available to view on the school website and in the school foyer on the club board. Please sign up as soon as possible to ensure your child's space. Due to health and safety we cannot accept any children at clubs unless they have been booked in online. Sports Club has been cancelled due to lack of interest and will not be offered again until the spring.
We are now joining Reception Class on the playground in the mornings at 9 o’clock. The children are joining in with movement to get their bodies warmed up and ready for learning. We also go over to the school hall for lunch. These activities are helping the children get used to spending time at school and will help with their transition to Reception Class in the future.
We had a walk to the library this week. The children enjoyed choosing books and listening to stories. The librarian commented on their wonderful behaviour-Well done Tiddlers!
As the weather has now turned colder please make sure your child comes to Tiddlers with a warm coat and suitable footwear so we can still play outside and take the children out for walks in our community. A spare set of clothes is also a good idea.
The children are loving their mindfulness/yoga sessions in the afternoons. We are hoping to purchase some lavender eye pillows to help them with this. If you would be able to make a donation towards these we would be very grateful. They will cost us £3 each.
We would like to say massive congratulations to Katie who graduated this week. We are all really proud of her achievement. Well done Katie!
Finally, if you have any questions or comments regarding your child and their time at Tiddlers we are more than happy to help. Staff are available at the beginning and the end of the day or if you require longer we can arrange a suitable time. Thank you to all of our Tiddler families for your ongoing support.
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; www.childcarechoices.gov.uk 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 www.devon.gov.uk/2yearoldfunding 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