SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY
The school will be closed on Monday 4th June for staff training. School will re-open to pupils following the May half term on Tuesday 5th June.
‘THE FRIENDS’ FUN FAMILY WALK
The Friends of Summerfields would be grateful for any suggestions or new ideas you may have that could boost their fundraising efforts. Acting upon a suggestion, ‘The Friends’ have organised a ‘Fun Family Walk’ around the surrounding area of the school on Saturday 28th April 2018.
Þ 10:30am Check in time
Þ £5 per family
Þ Each child under 16 years will receive a gift on finishing the walk
Þ Activity sheets—find clues along the walk
Þ Register before or on the day
Please support ‘The Friends’ by putting the date in your diary and coming along to join in the fun. More information to follow nearer the date.
TEDDIES, TOYS AND ACTION FIGURES
Please can we politely remind you to check that your child does not ‘sneak’ a teddy, toy or action figure in their pocket or bag to bring to school. These items can get lost, cause arguments between peers and are the ideal place to harbour germs. Thank you for your co-operation.
Have you signed up to meet with your child’s teacher on Tuesday 20th or Thursday 22nd February 2018? Sign up sheets will remain outside classrooms until the morning of each parents’ evening.
TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE
We are unable to receive incoming replies to texts sent to parents. Please do not click the reply to sender button; if you need to reply please call the school office on 525085.
“WALK THE WIGHT IN SCHOOL”
As you may be aware, every other year all the children at Summerfields take part in ‘Walking the Wight’. What this means is that throughout the school year, children will walk the equivalent of 26 miles around the playing field or playground at lunchtimes. We have so far completed 20 miles with only 6 miles to go. Congratulations children!
We have had several reports of headlice throughout the school. Please can you take the opportunity during the half term holiday to check your child’s hair and treat if necessary. It would be lovely for all children to return to school free of the little ‘beasties’! For information about obtaining a free prescription headlice lotion please visit:
FAMILY LEARNING SESSIONS
Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the Year 2 family learning session. Although most parents already felt quite confident doing Maths at home with their child, they enjoyed the session and went away with more activities and ideas to try out. The children like having their parents in school and were able to show off the Maths skills they have been practising in class. “Knowing what they are learning at the moment and being able to support at home is a big help.” Photographs of the sessions will appear on our website and our official Facebook page.
HALF TERM ACTIVITIES
MENU FOR WEEK COMMENCING 19th FEBRUARY
GOVERNORS AT PARENTS’ EVENING
There will be the opportunity to meet two of Summerfields’ Governors at the forthcoming parents’ evenings. Mr Tony Murphy, Chair of Governors will be available on Tuesday 20th February and Mr Luke Meads on Thursday 22nd February 2018, from 4:30pm—5:30pm each evening. Please feel free to speak to them or ask questions about their role in school.
ISLE OF WIGHT HEROES
The IW Hidden Heroes travelling museum is touring the Island during half term. Actors will play the part of museum owners unveiling stories of kings, inventors and artists. Check the Hidden Heroes website for times and locations: http://iwhiddenheroes.org.uk/.
WORD OF THE WEEK
Tangible—Something that is physical, real, actual, solid, material or touchable. Can you use this word in your work?
WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms.