Newsletter 5/12


The whole school attendance for September was 95.53%, which is below our target of 96%. Class attendance percentages for September were as follows:-

England Class                 Not available as pupils had a “phased” start to school

India Class                        92.61%

China Class                     96.32%

Australia Class                94.44%

Kenya Class                     96.96%

Peru Class                       97.48%

Great Britain Class        93.51%

Congratulations to Peru Class who were September’s Attendance Stars!  They will be presented with the trophy in today’s Celebration Assembly



Please can all orders for school photographs be returned to the office by 8.45am on Thursday 13th   October AT THE VERY LATEST.  Unfortunately school is unable to provide change for photographs and therefore the correct money or a cheque should be placed in the envelope provided.  Please ensure that the outside of the envelope is also completed as well as the slip inside with your order.



Unfortunately we are still receiving lots of complaints from our neighbours that children are running and walking over their gardens.  Remember children are your responsibility before and after school so please can you ensure that they respect our neighbours’ properties.  In addition please remember your children are your responsibility even if they are on the school grounds after 3.00pm and before 8.35am.  Please ensure that they do not jump off the wall by the steps or in front of the classrooms—it is an accident waiting to happen.  Thank you.



Following a “vigorous” recruitment process, the following appointments have been made this week.  Well done to everyone who applied, you all did very well.

Our Head Boys and Head Girls for this year are as follows:-

Head Boys Archy W, Joshua G

Head Girls Macey H, Rebecca D

Our House Captains are:-

Pacific House George T, Amelie W

Indian House Izabella W, Hannah H

Arctic House Joseph B, Izzabelle G

Atlantic House Felicity D, Jamie S

Our Charity Champions are:-

Hannah R, Seanna H



We have noticed that unfortunately most of our new reading books are already looking scruffy and some are water damaged.  Please take care of our books when you are transporting them to and from school.  Try and encourage your child not to put their water bottle in their reading folder with their reading books and homework.  Thank you.



Next Monday, 10th October 2016 from 6.00pm-7.30pm, 6th Newport Scouts are holding a free open evening for children in Years 5 and 6.  Come along and find out how exciting scouting can be—for girls and boys!  There will be fun activities to try and information on how to join.  For further details contact Kelly on 07961 476600.



If you have any plastic carrier bags that you would like to donate to school, please hand in to the office.  Thank you!



Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the “bounce” held last Friday after school.  We hope you all enjoyed yourselves.  School would like to thank the Friends for organising this fun event.

On Tuesday 11th October 2016 at 2pm Friends are holding a tea and coffee chat in the Music Room to discuss forthcoming events.  Please come along with any fresh ideas you may have to help raise money for our school.  They are also organising a Firework Disco for Friday 4th November 2016—KS1 5.00pm-6.00pm (when all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult) and KS2 6.15pm-7.30pm.  There will be prizes for the brightest outfits!  Entry is £1.00 per child payable on the door.  The ever popular “Phil the Bag” fundraiser has also been organised.  The collection date is Wednesday 30th November 2016.  Please note donations should not be brought to school before this date.  More details will follow shortly but we are giving you plenty of notice so you can have a good “clear out” before Christmas!  The Christmas Fair this year is being held on Friday 2nd December 2016 from 6.00pm-8.00pm.  Lots of stalls have already been arranged but if you would like a stall, please see the school office.



We are again offering parents/carers of pupils in Years 1 to 6 the opportunity to ‘stay and read’ with a small group of children on Friday 14th October from 8:45am—9:00am.  Bring along a favourite book or borrow one from school.



Our Parents’ Evenings are due to take place on Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th October 2016.  Sheets to sign up to meet with your child’s teacher will be up from Monday morning 10th October 2016 on classroom doors except Years 1 and 2 which will be in the hall.  Children in Key Stage 2 can make appointments for their parents or you can come into school after 3.00pm to sign up.  Please can we encourage as many families as possible to attend as this is an important opportunity to discuss your child’s progress. Unfortunately we are unable to make appointments on behalf of parents, so please do not contact the office to request this.

Can we please reiterate that due to the number of children in each class, teachers are only able to offer “one slot” per child.  Therefore if parents are unable to attend together, then teachers should be contacted and an alternative suitable time and date arranged.



School have a vacancy for a relief MSA and someone to cover Mondays and Tuesdays.  If you know anyone who may be interested, please ask them to speak to the office for an application form and further details.



The Governing Body would like to say a big Well Done and Thank You to all of the children, families and Staff at the school for their recent community efforts.

Not only was Summerfields recognised as being the school which raised the most money for this year’s Walk The Wight, despite there being much larger schools across the island, it’s important to recognise that EVERY child completed the WHOLE walk over the course of the year – not simply the 4 mile school walk on the day itself.

Then, within 24 hours of receiving this award from our neighbours, the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, it was a delight to see Summerfields being the ONLY school taking part in the IOW Day parade.  A massive thank you to all staff and families of the Carnival Club who gave up their own time for both the Newport Summer Carnival (and won TWO cups!!) and also the IOW Day Parade.  We’re very proud of you all.



Key Stage 1 Spelling of the Week is “seventeen”.  Key Stage 2 Spelling of the Week is “important”.



Strive for progress not perfection.

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