Please don’t forget school closes at 2pm next Wednesday 20th July 2016 when all children should be collected promptly. Thank you.
Each half term the “House Points” from each class are collected and the House with the most points wins the trophy! Below are the House Point totals for this half term:-
Arctic House 627
Atlantic House 516
Indian House 538
Pacific House 591
Therefore the champions are Arctic House. Congratulations!
BLACKGANG CHINE SCHOOL TRIP
Our annual whole school trip takes place next Tuesday, 19th July 2016. Please can all children come to school in their green polo shirts. Not only does this make them easily identifiable but also protects children from the baking sun we might get! Children can wear any bottoms they choose and sensible footwear please, such as trainers— NO open toed shoes or sandals! Children should also come to school wearing sun cream if the weather is hot and bring a hat with them. Remember school packed lunches had to be pre-ordered. Therefore if you have not ordered one, please send in your child with a packed lunch from home. Every child will also need to bring a back-pack to carry their lunch in along with plenty to drink (no fizzy or glass bottles please). If you have any queries please ask at the school office. Remember Year 6 have their trip to Ryde on Monday 18th July 2016.
FREE ARCHAEOLOGY DAY
To celebrate the Festival of Archaeology, Newport Roman Villa will be open free of charge on Saturday 23rd July 2016. There will be something for all the family like the Roman herb garden, photo hunt and craft activities. Drop in anytime between 11.00am and 3.00pm. No booking required. For more details contact Newport Roman Villa on 529720.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who have returned the reply slips enclosed with their child’s school reports. School really do appreciate the time taken to complete these slips, your feedback is always welcome and listened to. On behalf of all the teachers, thank you so much for the very kind comments received so far. Slips can still be returned via the “Green Box”.
YEAR 6 “FIVER CHALLENGE”
Year 6 have had lots of fun selling ice-creams, cakes and crafts and have successfully raised enough money to fund their trip to Ryde on Monday. They would like to thank all their customers for showing such great support and all the parents who helped make cakes and prepare the stalls. Well done everyone!
SPORTS DAY & FAMILY PICNIC
We hope you all enjoyed our annual Sports Day and Family Picnic. The weather was nearly very kind to us and the day was a great success. As you probably know Pacific House were the winners of the Sports Trophy this year. Thank you to all the staff for their efforts in making this day so enjoyable for everyone.
KEY STAGE 2 PERFORMANCE CINDERELLA & ROCKERFELLA
We hope everyone who attended our Key Stage 2 performances of Cinderella and Rockerfella enjoyed these as much as the children did performing them! Thank you to all the staff involved in putting on these performances who have worked so hard. A huge amount of time is spent behind the scenes making costumes, scenery as well as rehearsing the children. Thank you also to the parents and carers who have supported this event. All your help is very much appreciated. The raffle held at the performances raised £100.00 for Key Stage 2 equipment.
AFC BOURNEMOUTH SOCCER CAMPS
AFC Bournemouth will again be holding their hugely popular soccer camps during the Summer holidays. For full details of all venues, costs and age ranges, please contact Lee on 07809 581 486.
SMALL FISH, BIG POND — FOUR SCHOOLS WORKING WITH TWO ARTISTS EXPLORING TRANSITION July 9 – Aug 13
The Small Fish, Big Pond schools’ transition exhibition opens on Saturday 9 July in the Clayden Gallery in Quay Arts.
Children in Year 6 from Barton Primary, Medina House School, Summerfields Primary and Wootton Primary have taken part in this project working with artists Hannah George and Ian Whitmore. All the work on display has been created by all four schools involved in the project in collaboration with their teachers and the artists.
The children have visited the galleries and had a workshop at Quay Arts, followed by three workshops in their own schools and a day at Medina College working collaboratively on creating fantastic totem poles.
Entry to the gallery is free and the galleries are open from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Saturday. Once at Quay Arts, go through the shop and over the bridge to the main Quay Arts’ building. From the Café, take the stairs on your left and turn left on the landing to go into the Clayden Gallery.
‘The children have worked fantastically well and with boundless creativity. We hope that you will take the opportunity to come and visit your child’s work while it is beautifully displayed in the Clayden Gallery at Quay Arts.’ Hannah George & Ian Whitmore.
RED TIE THEATRE COMPANY SUMMER SCHOOLS
Drama Summer School for 9-13 years
Gurnard Primary School Baring Road
1st -5th August
10am – 3pm
£60 for 5 days (or £15 a day)
Drama Summer School for 13-18 years
Apollo Theatre, Pyle St. Newport
22nd– 26th August
£60 for 5 days (or £15 a day)
Starting September 18th 2016.
At Unity Hall Newport
9-13 years 12-2pm
13-19 years 10am – 12
£50 per 10 week term
23 Staplers Rd. Newport. PO30 2DB Tel: 01983 533432 or 0771 2050 920
FREE OPEN WEEKEND CYCLING EVENT
On Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July 2016 Cheverton Farm are hosting another free cycling weekend. Events include guided rides, off-road cycling, mountain bike terrain and much more! All abilities welcome but helmets must be worn. Refreshments will be available. For full details contact the Sports Unit on 823818 or email email@example.com.
Good luck to everyone from Summerfields taking part in Newport Carnival on Saturday 23rd July 2016. Your costumes look great! Thank you to everyone who has supported Mrs Downer running this club. We hope the weather is kind to you! Please come along and support Summerfields at the carnival!
SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK
Key Stage 1 Spelling of the week “Tuesday”.
Key Stage 2 Spelling of the week “signature”.
WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET
Have a great Summer holiday. Keep yourselves safe and we look forward to seeing you all on TUESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2016!