The Italian Vegetable Lasagne has not been very popular with children therefore it will now be replaced by an ‘All Day Breakfast’. This menu change will be on Mondays every 3rd week starting next week.
NEWPORT WINTER LANTERN PARADE
The parade will be starting from Matalan car park tomorrow at 5pm for the judging at 5:30pm, then moving off at 5:45pm. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure that your child is wrapped up warm, gloves are essential as their hands get very cold holding the lantern poles. The parade will finish at the Quay at approximately 6:45pm. Why not go along and watch them, it’s a lovely start to the Christmas period.
RECEPTION & KEY STAGE 1 PRODUCTION
Please remember that tickets for Wednesday 7th December at 1:30pm and Thursday 8th December at 6:00pm are for adults only. Please do not bring younger or older siblings as they will not be allowed in. However you are most welcome to bring siblings and grandparents to the dress rehearsal on Monday 5th December at 1:30pm, no ticket required just turn up. Please leave buggies outside the main school entrance doors to avoid congestion. Thank you for your co-operation.
LETTERS TO FATHER CHRISTMAS
If your child would like to write to Father Christmas this year they will need to hurry as letters take quite a long time to reach Reindeerland! Letters need to be posted by 9th December and be addressed to:
You may have heard that one of our pupils is very poorly and is in hospital in Southampton . The parents have opened a ‘Just Giving’ webpage to ask for support with their travel and every day costs incurred . For more information please visit:
The school will be supporting the family by holding a cake sale after school on Monday 5th December . Thank you.
WHY IS HIGH ATTENDANCE IMPORTANT FOR MY CHILD’S EDUCATION?
As a parent/carer you want the best for your children. Having a good education is an important factor in opening up more opportunities in adult life. Did you know that:
- a child who is absent a day of school per week misses an equivalent of two years of their school life
- 90% of young people with absence rates below 85% fail to achieve five or more good grades of GCSE and around one third achieve no GCSEs at all
- poor examination results limit young people’s options and poor attendance suggests to colleges and employers that these students are unreliable
- poor school attendance is also closely associated with crime: a quarter of school age offenders have truanted repeatedly
- at least 1 million children take at least one half day off a year without permission
- 7.5 million school days are missed each year through unauthorised absence
GCSEs may seem a long way off for you and your child but all absence at any stage leads to gaps in your child’s learning. This in turn can:
- mean that they fall behind in work
- affect their motivation
- affect their enjoyment of learning
- lead to poor behaviour
- affect their desire to attend school regularly
- affect their confidence in school
- mean they miss out on the social life of school and extra curricular opportunities and experiences
- affect their ability to have or keep friendships
MESSAGE FROM THE NEW CHAIR OF GOVERNORS
Hi, I would like to introduce myself as the new Chair of Governors at Summerfields.
I am looking forward to working with the staff, pupils, parents and wider community of this school to help ensure that we continue to be a happy and successful establishment.
I have had the privilege of taking many assemblies and also for the last 5 years running the U-11 football and cricket teams in the school.
My links with this school go all the way back to September 1996, when our eldest daughter Hannah started in reception class. Since then my other two children Jamie and most recently Jodie have passed through the school. They have all really benefited from the positive and caring learning environment that has always been prevalent here.
My wife Sally has worked for the school all this time in various roles, from MSA to most recently Family Liaison Officer, so our involvement with the school has most definitely been a family affair!
I have inherited a small, but very committed team of Governors and my first task is to ensure that we recruit one or two more.
It is a task that a lot of people think they can’t do, when actually they can!
If you are even a tiny bit interested in the role of a school Governor, please do have a chat with me and I would be delighted to explain more about the role. I can be contacted through the school or on 07584667879.
I look forward to hearing from you, Tony Murphy.
WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
Those who move mountains start by carrying small stones. Chinese proverb.
SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK
Key Stage 1 Spelling of the Week is “were”.
Key Stage 2 Spelling of the Week is “quietly”.