Newsletter 25/16

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please note the following class assemblies which take place at 2.50pm.  Everyone is most welcome to attend these:-

Wednesday 20th April 2016—England Class

Thursday 21st April 2016—China Class

 

DEVELOPMENT DAY

We are holding a Staff Development Day on Friday 20th May 2016.  Therefore school will be closed that day to ALL pupils.  Thank you.

 

GENERATION ART AT QUAY ARTS

Generation Art is a touring exhibition of children’s and young people’s artwork aged 5-18 years. The exhibition is in the West Gallery at the Quay Arts Centre until 7th May 2016.  Quay Arts will host four FREE family drop-ins across the Island during the Easter holidays.  The session at Quay Arts is on Monday 4th April 2016 between 10.00am and 1.00pm.  For further details please phone them on 822490.

 

TRIP TO BEMBRIDGE BY YEARS 1 AND 2

Remember Years 1 and 2 are going on a trip to Bembridge beach and lifeboat station on Tuesday 12th April 2016.  If you haven’t already done so, can you please pay for this trip at www.schoolmoney.co.uk.  If your child requires a packed lunch, this had to be pre-ordered by Wednesday 23rd March 2016.  Therefore if you have not requested one, please remember to send your child with a packed lunch from home that day.

 

FOOTBALL

This week we had the opportunity to play Barton at home.  Year 5/6 players took part in two matches on Monday.  The “A” team won 4-0 and the “B” team     4-1.  Everyone played really well.  Well done Summerfields!

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported  the bingo after school last Friday.  We hope you had a great time.  Thank you  to the Friends for organising this event.  The next event is a Bingo evening for adults only on Friday 29th April 2016—more details to follow nearer the time.

 

LOOK AFTER YOURSELF WEEK

Our first week back after Easter is Look After Yourself Week.  We will be having lots of exciting visitors to school to speak to the children.

 

WOLFGUARD RE-ENACTMENT GROUP

On Friday afternoon we had a visit from the Viking re-enactment group Wolfguard.  They spent time with Year 2 and Year 4 showing them lots of different tools and equipment that the Vikings used.

 

FAMILY CYCLE RIDE

On Wednesday 6th April 2016 there is a cycle ride designed for families to head out together in a safe environment.  Meet at Sandown Fairway Centre car park (opposite the athletics track) at 10.00am.  The cycle ride will be towards Newchurch, stopping to buy refreshments at Pedallers Café if you wish.  The whole cycle ride should take about 1½ hours.  For full details and to sign up go to www.goskyride.com or phone 01983 823818.

 

SICKNESS

Remember you MUST ring in every day that your child is not able to come to school.  The office are constantly ringing around trying to find out why children are not in school.  We have an attendance line that any messages should be left on or you can email the school at office@summerfields.iow.sch.uk.  Once your child has returned to school a yellow slip will also needed to be completed and returned to the school office.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

RUN WIGHT JUNIOR CHALLENGE

Click here to see more details about the Run Wight Junior Challenge.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

Key Stage 1 Spelling of the Week is “Monday”.

Key Stage 2 Spelling of the Week is “necessary”.

Can you put these words into a sentence?

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Have a great Easter holiday!  Try and remember it is a holiday for your parents too—be as helpful as you can around the house by tidying up after yourself or washing up.

 

STAFF CAR PARK AND DOUBLE YELLOW LINES

Year 5 have been writing complaint letters in English. They feel very strongly about the issues of parking around school and wanted to write to you.

Dear Parents,

In Year 5, we have been discussing the issues concerning the staff car park and parents parking on double yellow lines. We really must draw your attention to some of the problems that you could definitely help to prevent.

One of the main concerns is that some of you let your children run amok in the staff car park. This is dangerous because staff could be going home and not notice your child near the car. Your child could get seriously hurt or worse! All of the children getting hurt could be avoided if you follow the path and hold your child’s hand. This is a very serious matter.

It is a STAFF only car park which means only staff of Summerfields Primary school should park there. For the safety of your child do not let your child run wild in the staff car park. Instead of walking through the car park, you must walk along the pavement.

In addition to this, you are setting a bad example to your children by walking through the car park. If the children see adults walking through the car park then they might think that it is okay for them to do that same. The consequences of this could be very serious and result in serious injury.  I think you should stop this dangerous behaviour.

Another issue is parents who park on double yellow lines. This is illegal and dangerous! If you park on them at the end of the day, you are blocking children’s views of the cars so they will not be able to see properly to cross the road. This is really dangerous and could mean that a child gets run over. Furthermore it is against the law to park on double yellow lines and you could get into trouble with the police. The double yellow lines are there for a reason – they are to make room for people to cross the road safely!

In conclusion, the staff car park is clearly an unfit area for children and non-staff members. It would be awful if a child was injured or even killed due to this dangerous behaviour. I hope you take this complaint seriously.

Yours sincerely

Year 5

Ideas contributed by – Joshua, Archy, Emily H, Louis, Jamie, Zane, Zach F, Felicity, Macey

 

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