Summer Fete Shopping List will be a great event at

Summer Fete Shopping List
It is fast approaching, the sun will shine and July 9th will be a great event at
Tidcombe School and in Tiverton. The PTA needs some items to help with some of
the games –
• Empty wine bottles with screw top lids (wine and water game)
• Plants (plant stall)
• Jam jars (Ping pong game)
• Plastic milk bottle lids (lucky dip)
A car - which I can park up on the playground, in the middle, and fill with balloons
– and the prize a drive in it—has anyone got contacts with a car show room?
Please bring any of these items in bags to school and pop them in the school
uniform bin, which we will check daily. The plants will be needed on or the day
before the Summer Fete.
PTA Events
Just so you know what is happening:
Wed June 8th - looking to bring in our Bags2schools and then every child will
collect a sponsor skip form. Please note you can bring in your FILLED bags
earlier and we will store this in school.
Tues June 21st - Sponsor skip time – each class does a ½ hr. The HOUSE
GROUP who have brought in the most sponsor money will win a goodie bag for
each child. We appreciate not all children can skip but there will be games within
the skipping and so forth run all by the teachers and PTA members.
June - Date to be confirmed - Monster Body Shop party
Thurs 30th June Lets Play Rounders - time to bring a picnic and have a school
family fun evening of Rounders.
9th July Summer Fete
The PTA are researching ideas as to where the funds raised will go, we are looking
at two or more smaller projects all of which will increase the children’s fun at
school and their educational experience. If you would like to ask anything about
these events or have any ideas, please contact me on [email protected]
Yummy Friday Money
As you are aware the Yummy Friday funds have been going straight back to the
class, as this has now come to a close we wanted to tell you how the classes have/
are spending the money.
Yr 6 – Mrs Bright is still looking to arrange something for end of this term.
Yr 5 – are going to buy games for wet play, which they will take with them to Yr 6
Yr 4 -have purchased wet play games and early morning education games, plus
they are taking each child on the train at Paignton Zoo.
Yr 3 – are still under discussion.
Yr 2 – has purchased felt tips for wet play and are looking to help subsidise the
coach for their trip to Exmouth.
Yr 1 –will be looking to subsidise the school coach for their trip
Foundation – play equipment.
Friday 20th May 2011
Cricket Tournament
The ball was bowled….what a wicket—I can tell you we had lots
of them! On Wednesday, Year 5 cricket squad went to the
cricket ground in Exmouth. We had our lunch when we got
there and then started to practise our skills—we played a game
called “Flush down the loo”! We then played our first match
against Kentisbeare which we unfortunately lost but we still had
a chance to reach the final so we kept our heads held high and
won the rest of our matches which put us through to the final in
June. Tidcombe cricket team is in the best top twelve in Devon.
We all had a great day and it was a fantastic experience.
Special thanks to Miss Tearle and Mr Green
Reported by Ewan Fowler and Lewis Gliddon
Dear Parents,
Play Equipment
Please bear in mind that the school’s play equipment is only supervised by
school staff during school hours, 9.00am to 3.30pm. We are more than
happy for the children to play for a little while before 8.50am when the
school doors open, or after 3.30pm before going home. Do though bear in
mind that you are responsible for your children during these times and they
play, or not, according to your judgement. We may have different rules
when we’re supervising but outside of school hours we trust your
Mr Green’s Day Out!
What a lovely time Year 4 are having in Paignton. You would be so proud
to see the enthusiasm that your children have, and how well mannered and
well behaved they are… an absolute credit to you. Miss Parker and I
visited the children on Thursday and spent a great day at the zoo, on “the
wobbly bridge” (you’ll have to ask the children about it) and rock pooling
at Goodrington Sands in the afternoon with a class of happy, smiling and
fascinated kids.
NSPCC Sponsor Money
Thank you to all of you who collected money for the NSPCC and bought it
into school this week. Charlie Francis from the NSPCC will be coming
back to school next Friday to collect any outstanding sponsor monies.
Sam Newsome in Foundation has lost his coat which is khaki green with a
grey hood and has two zips. Please return to Foundation Unit if found.
Gifted and Talented Dance Workshop
On Thursday, Jodie, Jude, Kayleigh, Sydney and I went to Heathcoat
Primary School to take part in a dance workshop. Becky Buns was our
dance teacher and she taught us a dance to “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green.
It was really fun and we made loads of new friends. Overall it was a
brilliant day and I hope I can do it again!
Reported by Holly Rennie
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Football Roadshows
Mid Devon Sports Development are running a football road show on 31st
May and 1st June at Heathcoat Primary School. It is for 5-15 year olds, 10
am to 3.30 pm and the cost is £15 per day or £25 for 2 days including a hot
meal or £12 a day or £20 for 2 days not including food. Please phone
Wendy on 257888 for further details.
Mum’s Netball
Tiverton Terriers Netball Club are offering a free netball taster session to
encourage woman back into sport! This will be on Thursday 26th May,
7—8.30 pm at Moorhayes Community Centre on the outdoor court and is
for over 18’s only. For more information please visit their website:
Devon Games to Inspire 2011
Girls Cricket Trials for girls years 8 & below are on Fridays 13th & 27th
May from 5.15 at Sampford Peverell Cricket Club with a training session
on Friday 9th June at the same venue. To be eligible players must not have
competed at Cricket County, Regional or National Standard. Players must
be available to play in Devon Games To Inspire 2011 at Exeter University
on 18th June. For more information and a booking form contact Sarah Self
07967 179697
Stars of the Week
The stars of the week are:
Year 6:
On a residential visit to Heatree, Dartmoor
Year 5:
The whole class for working so hard in their tests
Year 4:
On a residential visit to Paignton Zoo
Year 3:
Vanessa Kuczka and Richard Weeks
Year 2:
Miriam Bowler and Ashley Parker
Year 1:
Emelia Durrant and Matthew Roberts
Bethany Gunn, Bethany Floyd, Chloe Haycock & Ella
If you have any concerns at all about anything to do with school please
do come in to discuss it with us as most problems can be solved easily
and quickly if we work together.
Simon Green
Helen Edwards
Deputy Head
This newsletter can also be viewed on our website:
The school telephone number is 01884 252973
Child Protection– if you have any concerns about any child, then please contact Simon
Green or Cari Bright (Year 6). Further contact details are on our website or notice board.