Newsletter 10/16

.CLASS CHARITY SALES

Year 3 would like to say a really big thank you for all the donations for their book and DVD sale in aid of their charity, Ability Dogs 4 Young People. The condition of the donations was so good that we bought some of the items for use in school. The sale raised over £60.

Year R would like to say a really big thank you for all the donations for their biscuit sale in aid of their charity, the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. The sale raised £6.54.

 

STAY AND READ

You are warmly invited to come along and read with your child in their class on Friday 25th November between 8:45am and 9:00am.

 

BEDTIME STORIES

To celebrate our love of reading,

Summerfields Primary will be holding another Bedtime Stories session on Thursday 24th November 2016.

Children in PJs, accompanied by a favourite blanket and teddy are all welcome, no parents required!

We will start at 5:30pm for Reception and KS1 children and finish at 6:20pm.

We will start at 6:30pm for KS2 children and finish at 7:35pm.

 

Milk and Cookies will be served.

 

Mrs Crossley is looking forward to  you  coming along to hear her  stories.

 

BRIGHT SPARKS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Advance notice that Bright Sparks will not be running an after school club on Tuesday 22nd November due to their Parents’ Evening being held on this date.

 

NOISE IN THE FOYER

I am sorry to have to remind parents again about the noise levels in the foyer. Staff are often working from 8:00am and use the telephone in the office but have recently been disturbed by noisy children playing, screaming and shouting from as early as 8:10am.  If you need to wait in the foyer before school starts then please keep your children quiet and under control.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

WHY CAN’T I SKIP MY TEN NIMUTES OF READING TONIGHT? LET’S FIGURE IT OUT— MATHEMATICALLY

Child A reads 10 minutes five night of every week.

Child B reads only 2 minutes a night or not at all!

Step 1: Multiply minutes per night times 5 times each week.

Child A reads 10 minutes times 5 times a week=50 minutes a week.

Child B reads 2 minutes times 5 times a week=10 minutes a week.

Step 2: Multiply minutes a week times 4 weeks each month.

Child A reads 200 minutes in a month.

Child B reads 40 minutes a month.

Step 3: Multiply minutes a month times 9 months per school year.

Child A reads 1800 minutes in a school year.

Child B reads 360 minutes in a school year.

 

Child A practices reading the equivalent of 5 whole school days a year.

Child B gets the equivalent of only 1 school day of reading practice.

By the end of Primary School if Child A and Child B maintain these same reading habits, Child A will have read the equivalent of 42 whole school days. Child B will have read the equivalent of only 7 school days.

The gap in learning and achievement between these children will be wide.  How do you think Child B will feel about him/herself as a learner?

Which child would you expect to read better?  Which child would you expect to know more? Which child would you expect to write better?

Which child would you expect to have a better vocabulary?  Which child would you expect to be more successful in school…and in life?

Which is your child?

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

Just because you haven’t found your talent yet, doesn’t mean you don’t have one.

 

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