Newsletter 29/16

Newsletter 29/16

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

Congratulations to Kenya Class who are April’s Attendance Stars!  They win the trophy for last month as they have achieved 98.47% attendance.  The whole school attendance for April was 95.51%, which is below our target of 96.2%.  Class attendance percentages for April were as follows:-

England Class                               95.84%

India Class                                     93.22%

China Class                                   93.79%

Australia Class                             97.73%

Kenya Class                                  98.47%

Peru Class                                     95.67%

Great Britain Class                      94.78%

 

MENU CHANGE ON THURSDAY 19TH MAY

The school meal on Thursday 19th May will now be Fish and Chips due to the school being closed for development day on Friday 20th May. As Fish and Chips is a very popular meal, we didn’t want the children to miss out!

 

SCHOOL GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS

Please can all orders for the school photographs be returned to school by Tuesday 10th May 2016.  Remember to include payment, complete the slip inside AND the outside envelope.  Please enclose the correct amount due.

 

BEDTIME STORIES

To celebrate our love of reading,

Summerfields Primary will be holding another Bedtime Stories session on 12th May 2016.

Children in PJs, accompanied by a favourite cuddly are all welcome.

We will start at 5:30pm. for Reception and KS1, finishing approx. 6:20pm.

We will start at 6:30pm for KS2, finishing approx. 7:35pm.

Milk and Cookies will be served.

Don’t  forget Teddy and a Blanket!

 

FOODBANK

The Isle of Wight Foodbank are holding a monthly clothing sale tomorrow, Saturday 7th May between 10am and 1pm.  There will be a wide selection of preloved clothing including top brands, sportswear, school uniform and evening wear.  Please visit www.isleofwight.foodbank.org.uk for further details.

 

STATEMENT FROM CHARTWELLS

Chartwells have listened to the schools’ feedback regarding the new menu.  Everyone knows that sugar reduction is one of the Government’s main aims to bring down childhood obesity and we as the educational contract catering company, have to follow certain guidelines.  This in place, and with listening to you, the following changes will be happening:

Week 1

Monday’s desert will be Apple Crumble and Custard (fruit based pudding). Friday’s desert will be replaced with a new improved fruity bar.

Week 2

No Pizza served.  Monday’s menu will now be Pasta Pack’s Cheesy Bake or Mediterranean Tart.

Week 3

Veg Power Pizza will be replaced with Mozzarella Pepper and Pineapple Pizza.  Tuesday’s desert will now be Fruity Delight (fruit based pudding).

More vegetables will be introduced across the 3 week cycle.  This will commence with immediate effect.

For your information, Chartwells will not be producing new menus therefore please note the  changes for future reference.

 

STAY AND READ

Thank you to all parents, grandparents and relatives that joined in the ‘stay and read’ session this morning.  It was such a huge success that we are looking at running similar sessions on a more regular basis.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

Can you put these words into a sentence?

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Be there! Try to arrive in your classroom at the correct time and do not linger in the cloakroom.

 

 

 

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Newsletter 28/16

Newsletter 28/16

STAR PUPILS

This week’s Star Pupils will be Star Pupils next week as well due to the short week.  The Star Pupil assembly will take place next Friday 6th May 2016.  A text was sent to parents at the beginning of the week confirming this.

 

SCHOOL CLOSURES

Please remember school is CLOSED next Monday 2nd May 2016 for the bank holiday.  School will also be closed on Thursday 5th May 2016 as we are being used as a Polling Station.

 

MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS!

We hope you enjoyed our May Day celebrations this afternoon.  Everyone danced beautifully.  Thank you to Mr Murphy for crowning our May King and Queen.   Mrs Stiles’ Country Dancers will be performing at 12 noon at Arreton Barns on May Day, Monday 2nd May 2016.  Please come along and support them if you are able.  They will then be dancing in front of the lions at Sandown Zoo later in the afternoon.  We hope they all return safely and that the weather is kind to them!

 

BINGO!

Just a reminder that Bingo is being organised by the Friends of Summerfields tonight at 7.00pm.  Tickets are £5.00 per book with a free dabber.  “Bring Your Own” nibbles and drinks.  Thank you.

 

SCHOOL GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS

Please can all orders for the school photographs be returned to school by Tuesday 10th May 2016.  Remember to include payment, complete the slip inside AND the outside envelope.  Please enclose the correct amount due.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Just a reminder, please can all Scholastic Book Club orders be returned by next Wednesday 4th May 2016.  Please remember we are unable to accept cash, payment must be by debit/credit card or cheque via the “green box”.  Thank you.

 

MATHLETICS!

As you may be aware, children in Years 2 to 5 are now able to use Mathletics.  This programme enables them to take part in Maths challenges on-line at school and at home.  We understand that lots of children are finding these really good fun and they have become super competitive playing against each other! Last week alone there were 270 sign-ins, 93,050 activity points were earned, total questions answered was 14,675 and a total of 92 hours was spent on-line.  Peru were the top points scorers with 42,240.  Well done Year 5!

 

STAY AND READ

Following the success of this event last half term, we are again holding “stay and read” next Friday 6th May 2016.  Parents/carers are invited to stay for 15 minutes at the start of the school day from 8.45am to 9.00am to share a story with children in their child’s class.  For further details please ask at the school office.

 

MONEY IN SCHOOL

Please can we ask that children do not bring money to school.  If they need to purchase a water bottle, this should be done at the beginning of the day.  Summerfields cannot be responsible for money that children bring to school and then lose.  Thank you.

 

GIFT TO NATURE EVENTS

On Sunday 1st May 2016 there is a walk and Pooh Stick Challenge (with prizes).  The walk starts at 10.30am from Newchurch Car Park and is approximately 3.5 miles long!  The event is free but there is a suggested donation of £2.00 per person.  On Monday 2nd May 2016 there is a “Pootle around Parkhurst” walk.  This is a short push-chair friendly walk to Parkhurst hide for a short session of squirrel spotting. Meet in the main Parkhurst Forest car park at 2.00pm.  Again the suggested donation is £2.00 per person.  These events are being organised by Natural Enterprise.  There is no need to book, just turn up. For full details visit www.naturalenterprise.co.uk.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

Key Stage 1 Spelling of the Week is “sixteen”.  Key Stage 2 Spelling of the Week is “individual”.

Can you put these words into a sentence?

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Think straight.  Reflect on your actions and make sure that they are not designed to wind up your friends or teacher.

 

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Newsletter 27/16

Newsletter 27/16

QUEEN’S OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY

On Friday 10th June 2016 we hope to invite all parents  to join us for a Celebration Picnic at 12 noon, in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday.  All we ask is you learn the words to the National Anthem and help your children to learn them, by heart, by that date.  More information to follow nearer the time.

 

CBBC JUNIOR BAKE OFF

Junior Bake Off is looking for Britain’s Best Young Bakers!  CBBC is looking for junior bakers between 9 and 12 years of age across the country to take part in the brand new Junior Bake Off.  For full details parents/guardians should visit thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk/applications.  For any enquiries please contact them on 0207 067 4820 or email juniorbakeoff@loveproductions.co.uk.

 

MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS

Please remember our May Day Celebrations are on Friday 29th April 2016 at 1.30pm. Unfortunately due to Health and Safety restrictions the school hall can only accommodate a certain number of people. Therefore this is again a “ticketed” event. If you do not have a ticket, then unfortunately you will be unable to attend. Whilst we understand this is disappointing for parents, we do not know of any fairer way to distribute tickets.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please see the events page on the website for important dates this half term. These are provisional dates and are therefore subject to change.

 

DINNER MONEY

Please can we respectfully remind everyone that school dinners MUST be paid for in advance and not arrears.  Unfortunately at the present time school does have a large amount of money outstanding.  Therefore from now on, if a debt of £10.75 or more is accumulated (the cost of one week’s dinners) your child will not be able to have any further dinners until the amount owing is paid.  A note will be sent home and a text confirming that a packed lunch should be sent in with your child the following day.  School dinners should be paid for at www.schoolmoney.co.uk. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

SAINSBURY’S ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

Don’t forget we are still collecting the Active Kids vouchers.  The collection box is in the school lobby.  Don’t forget to ask your friends and family for their vouchers too!

 

STAFF CAR PARK

Please can we remind parents NOT to park in the staff car park.  T367 WDL parked there on Monday—it is VERY dangerous.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Leaflets for the Scholastic Book Club have been sent home this week.  Please can any orders be returned to school by Wednesday 4th May 2016.  Payment should be by cheque or debit/credit card.  Please DO NOT send in cash.  Can all orders be placed in an envelope via the “Green Box”.

 

GIRLS FOOTBALL WEEK!

On Saturday 30th April 2016, to celebrate Girls Football Week, Shanklin Football club invite you to a morning of matches, penalty shootouts and fun!  The event runs from 10am-12noon and is for all girls aged between 5-15 and is just £1.00 per person.  Refreshments are available in the clubhouse for spectators! For more details contact Woody on 07850 302747.

 

BINGO!

Just a reminder that Bingo is next Friday 29th April 2016 at 7.00pm.  This is being organised by the Friends of Summerfields to raise funds for your children!  Please come along and support this event.  Bring your own nibbles and drinks.  Tickets are £5.00 per book with a free dabber.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

Can you put these words into a sentence?

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Teacher Talk.  Show your teacher that you know how to talk to them politely.

 

 

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History in Action

At Summerfields we enjoy learning about how people used to live, from the Stone Age to the Victorians, Romans to Vikings. We often make our own museums and dress up too!

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Newsletter 26/16

Newsletter 26/16

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

Congratulations to Great Britain Class who are March’s Attendance Stars!  They win the trophy this month as they have achieved 97.50% attendance.  The whole school attendance for March was 94.37%, which is below our target of 96.2%.  Class attendance percentages for March were as follows:-

England Class                              87.69%

India Class                                     96.02%

China Class                                   96.26%

Australia Class                              94.00%

Kenya Class                                   93.98%

Peru Class                                      95.09%

Great Britain Class                       97.50%

 

HOUSE POINTS

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 last half term:-

Arctic House 755

Atlantic House 779

Indian House 608

Pacific House 750

Therefore the champions for the last half term were Atlantic House.  Congratulations!

 

TRAINEE TEACHERS

We have two trainee teachers in school for the summer term, Miss Chappell and Miss Kirby who will be working throughout the school. We wish them well in school.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

England Class Assembly-Wednesday 20th April

China Class Assembly-Thursday 21st April

May Day Celebrations–Friday 29th April

Stay and Read-Friday 6th May 8:45-9:00am

Bedtime Stories-Thursday 12th May 5:30pm Years R,1 & 2

Bedtime Stories-Thursday 12th May 6:30pm Years 3,4,5 & 6

School Development Day-Friday 20th May

 

LOOK AFTER YOURSELF WEEK

We have had lots of exciting visitors to school who spoke to the children about lots of interesting subjects including visits from police officers and firemen. We hope the children have enjoyed the special visitors to our school.

 

TRIP TO BEMBRIDGE BY YEARS 1 AND 2

What a glorious sunny day it was on Tuesday, the children had a wonderful time and enjoyed using their new fishing nets! Thank you to the adult helpers that accompanied us. on the trip.

 

WATER BOTTLES IN SCHOOL

Please ensure that you child has a water bottle in school especially as the weather is warming up.  We have a water fountain in school for children to top up their bottles during the day. You can also buy a water bottle from the school office for 35p.

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS

Reminder of a Bingo evening for adults only on Friday 29th April 2016.  £5 entry which includes a bingo book and a dabber.  Please bring you own drinks and nibbles on the night to enjoy.  Please support our ‘Friends’ on this fundraising event

 

SUMMER SCHOOL UNIFORM

Please be reminded of the following uniform requirements for boys and girls for the summer term.

Boys:

Dark grey shorts or trousers

Jade embroidered polo shirt

Navy blue crew necked embroidered sweatshirt

Plain black shoes

Grey Socks

Girls:

Short sleeved dress—light blue, light pink, lilac or yellow which can be striped or checked

Navy blue embroidered cardigan

Plain black shoes (no open toes)

White socks

Logoed polo shirts, sweatshirts and cardigans can be purchased from Kids & Co in Ryde.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Take care and look after things around the school.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

Can you put these words into a sentence?

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Newsletter 25/16

Newsletter 25/16

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please note the following class assemblies which take place at 2.50pm.  Everyone is most welcome to attend these:-

Wednesday 20th April 2016—England Class

Thursday 21st April 2016—China Class

 

DEVELOPMENT DAY

We are holding a Staff Development Day on Friday 20th May 2016.  Therefore school will be closed that day to ALL pupils.  Thank you.

 

GENERATION ART AT QUAY ARTS

Generation Art is a touring exhibition of children’s and young people’s artwork aged 5-18 years. The exhibition is in the West Gallery at the Quay Arts Centre until 7th May 2016.  Quay Arts will host four FREE family drop-ins across the Island during the Easter holidays.  The session at Quay Arts is on Monday 4th April 2016 between 10.00am and 1.00pm.  For further details please phone them on 822490.

 

TRIP TO BEMBRIDGE BY YEARS 1 AND 2

Remember Years 1 and 2 are going on a trip to Bembridge beach and lifeboat station on Tuesday 12th April 2016.  If you haven’t already done so, can you please pay for this trip at www.schoolmoney.co.uk.  If your child requires a packed lunch, this had to be pre-ordered by Wednesday 23rd March 2016.  Therefore if you have not requested one, please remember to send your child with a packed lunch from home that day.

 

FOOTBALL

This week we had the opportunity to play Barton at home.  Year 5/6 players took part in two matches on Monday.  The “A” team won 4-0 and the “B” team     4-1.  Everyone played really well.  Well done Summerfields!

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported  the bingo after school last Friday.  We hope you had a great time.  Thank you  to the Friends for organising this event.  The next event is a Bingo evening for adults only on Friday 29th April 2016—more details to follow nearer the time.

 

LOOK AFTER YOURSELF WEEK

Our first week back after Easter is Look After Yourself Week.  We will be having lots of exciting visitors to school to speak to the children.

 

WOLFGUARD RE-ENACTMENT GROUP

On Friday afternoon we had a visit from the Viking re-enactment group Wolfguard.  They spent time with Year 2 and Year 4 showing them lots of different tools and equipment that the Vikings used.

 

FAMILY CYCLE RIDE

On Wednesday 6th April 2016 there is a cycle ride designed for families to head out together in a safe environment.  Meet at Sandown Fairway Centre car park (opposite the athletics track) at 10.00am.  The cycle ride will be towards Newchurch, stopping to buy refreshments at Pedallers Café if you wish.  The whole cycle ride should take about 1½ hours.  For full details and to sign up go to www.goskyride.com or phone 01983 823818.

 

SICKNESS

Remember you MUST ring in every day that your child is not able to come to school.  The office are constantly ringing around trying to find out why children are not in school.  We have an attendance line that any messages should be left on or you can email the school at office@summerfields.iow.sch.uk.  Once your child has returned to school a yellow slip will also needed to be completed and returned to the school office.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

RUN WIGHT JUNIOR CHALLENGE

Click here to see more details about the Run Wight Junior Challenge.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

Can you put these words into a sentence?

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Have a great Easter holiday!  Try and remember it is a holiday for your parents too—be as helpful as you can around the house by tidying up after yourself or washing up.

 

STAFF CAR PARK AND DOUBLE YELLOW LINES

Year 5 have been writing complaint letters in English. They feel very strongly about the issues of parking around school and wanted to write to you.

Dear Parents,

In Year 5, we have been discussing the issues concerning the staff car park and parents parking on double yellow lines. We really must draw your attention to some of the problems that you could definitely help to prevent.

One of the main concerns is that some of you let your children run amok in the staff car park. This is dangerous because staff could be going home and not notice your child near the car. Your child could get seriously hurt or worse! All of the children getting hurt could be avoided if you follow the path and hold your child’s hand. This is a very serious matter.

It is a STAFF only car park which means only staff of Summerfields Primary school should park there. For the safety of your child do not let your child run wild in the staff car park. Instead of walking through the car park, you must walk along the pavement.

In addition to this, you are setting a bad example to your children by walking through the car park. If the children see adults walking through the car park then they might think that it is okay for them to do that same. The consequences of this could be very serious and result in serious injury.  I think you should stop this dangerous behaviour.

Another issue is parents who park on double yellow lines. This is illegal and dangerous! If you park on them at the end of the day, you are blocking children’s views of the cars so they will not be able to see properly to cross the road. This is really dangerous and could mean that a child gets run over. Furthermore it is against the law to park on double yellow lines and you could get into trouble with the police. The double yellow lines are there for a reason – they are to make room for people to cross the road safely!

In conclusion, the staff car park is clearly an unfit area for children and non-staff members. It would be awful if a child was injured or even killed due to this dangerous behaviour. I hope you take this complaint seriously.

Yours sincerely

Year 5

Ideas contributed by – Joshua, Archy, Emily H, Louis, Jamie, Zane, Zach F, Felicity, Macey

 

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Newsletter 24/16

Newsletter 24/16

STAR PUPILS

There will be no star pupils next week due to school finishing at 2pm on Thursday 24th March for the Easter holidays. Please ensure that you child is collected promptly at 2pm. School will re-open on Monday 11th April.

 

HEAD LICE

Unfortunately we are still finding that we are having lots of cases of head lice reported to school.  In order to try and stop them being spread so easily, please can we ask that girls’ hair is tied back into a ponytail and if possible a plait.  Girls can still wear appropriate headbands to hold their hair back off their faces as well, as long as they are plain.  Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

SCHOOL MEALS

The cost of a school meal will be increasing to £2.15 from 11th April 2016 therefore school meals for a whole week will cost £10.75.  Please remember that school meals should be paid for via www.schoolmoney.co.uk . If you are having difficulty using the school money system or would like a little help, please pop into the school office and see Mrs Dyer. Please be advised that jacket potatoes will not be available until Monday 11th April at the earliest.  There is also a change to the menu next Thursday 24th March, the meal will now be ‘Fish and Chips’, a firm favourite!

 

ISLE OF WIGHT FOODBANK

On Saturday 2nd April 10am—1pm, the Isle of Wight Foodbank will be holding a clothing sale at their headquarters in Love Lane, Cowes.  There will be men’s, women’s and kids’ clothing as well as home textiles on sale.  There will also be tea and cake and a tombola. Please visit isleofwight.foodbank.org.uk for further details.

 

EASTER BINGO

Don’t forget the ‘Friends of Summerfields’ are holding Easter Bingo after school today from 3.00pm to 4.00pm in the school hall.

 

P.E. KIT IN SCHOOL

Please be reminded that your child needs to have their P.E. kit in school all week.

 

COUNTY PRESS ARTICLE

The Isle of Wight County Press is teaming up with the council to launch a petition to government, calling on them to look again at the way the Island is funded. This builds upon the lobbying the council has undertaken to date and the ongoing representations that are being made to government.

The campaign is an opportunity to get the whole Island community involved in making the case to government that the Island is different, unique and that it needs more support.

As parents/carers of Island children, the campaign is asking you to sign the petition and show your support for the Island’s future.  Please also encourage your neighbours, friends and family, or anyone you know with an interest in the Island’s future to get involved, by signing the petition.

You can sign the petition here: www.fightforthewight.co.uk

You can also get involved on social media: www.facebook.com/fightforthewight or www.twitter.com/fight4thewight

SPORTING EVENTS

Netball – 7 pupils from Year 6 took part in a Newport cluster netball competition on Tuesday at Seaclose Park. They all tried really hard and enjoyed the experience.

Cross Country 12 pupils from Years 5 and 6 took part in a 2km cross country run at Northwood County Ground last Friday.  They all made a fantastic effort and represented the school well.

Football  A team of footballers from Years 5 and 6 took part in a tournament at Gurnard Primary School on Wednesday. They played extremely well and thoroughly enjoyed the event.

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

AFC Bournemouth Football Camps—Various dates through the school holidays, please call or text the football coach Lee, on 07809581486.

Free Cycling Open Weekend— 2nd and 3rd April at Cheverton Farm, 10:30am—3:30pm.  If interested please contact the Sports Unit at sports.unit@iow.gov.uk or call 823818.

Family Cycle—6th April at 10am.  If interested please sign up at goskyride.com or call 823818.

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

Can you put these words into a sentence?

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Stop and think—Show that you know it is wrong to take things that don’t belong to you.

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Newsletter 23/16

Newsletter 23/16

MEALTIME SUPERVISORY ASSISTANT

We are looking to appoint a “relief”  Mealtime Supervisory Assistant to cover immediately for a few weeks and then to be available as and when required to cover staff absence.

Ideally you would enjoy working with children as well as having a good relationship with school.  If you are interested in applying, or know someone who would be, please speak to the office.

 

HEAD LICE

Unfortunately we are still finding that we are having lots of cases of head lice reported to school.  In order to try and stop them being spread so easily, please can we ask that girls’ hair is tied back into a ponytail and if possible a plait.  Girls can still wear appropriate headbands to hold their hair back off their faces as well, as long as they are plain.  Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

WELCOME!

We would like to welcome our new hamster to Summerfields.  Her name is Pepper.  If you have signed up to  help look after her, please check Ms Wood’s door for the rota.  She must be fed every lunchtime and cleaned out once a week, probably on a Wednesday.

 

MORNING ENTRY TO SCHOOL

Please remember EVERYONE should now be entering and leaving school via the main entrance.  The sides gates MUST NOT be used to either enter or leave the school in the morning by parents with children in Key Stage 1.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

India Class Assembly —  Thursday 17th March 2016

China Class Assembly —Thursday 21st April 2016

Both these assemblies take place at 2.50pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

EASTER BINGO

Don’t forget the ‘Friends of Summerfields’ are holding Easter Bingo after school next Friday 18th March 2016 from 3.00pm to 4.00pm.  The cost is £2.50 per book of tickets which includes a free dabber!  Please note ALL children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please come along and support this fun event.

 

WALK THE WIGHT

Thank you to the 46 families that have registered their children for the Schools Walk The Wight.  Registration is now closed.  All children at Summerfields will have completed the 26 miles shortly.  Everyone who has registered will then receive a medal after Walk the Wight has taken place.  You do not need to walk on the day but you will have your number if you wish to take part.

 

UNIFORM REMINDER

Please remember that unfortunately school no longer keeps any supply of school uniform to sell.  All Summerfields uniform items can be purchased from Kids and Co in Ryde.  We do though have a small supply of book bags which can be purchased for £4.50.  Thank you.

 

ARE YOU UP TO DATE?

It is VITAL that we have your up to date contact details in case of emergency.  Please make sure that if you change your  mobile phone, home or work numbers that you let school know immediately.  Please also make sure that any other contact details we hold for your child are also kept up to date in case you are unavailable.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

What other words does this word make you think of?

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Respect — Think of someone you respect.  What can you learn from them?

 

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Newsletter 22/16

Newsletter 22/16

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

Congratulations to China Class who are February’s Attendance Stars! They win the trophy this month as they have achieved 96.32% attendance. The whole school attendance for February was 94.44%, which is below our target of 96.2%. Class attendance percentages for February were as follows:-

England Class                             94.56%

India Class                                  95.80%

China Class                                 96.32%

Australia Class                           91.26%

Kenya Class                                94.58%

Peru Class                                  93.67%

Great Britain Class                  94.44%

 

BOOK WEEK

Well done to all the children and adults in school who dressed up as a book character yesterday. Everyone had a fabulous day. Thank you to parents who stayed and read to children today.

 

ISLE OF WIGHT FOODBANK MONTHLY CLOTHING SALE

Reminder that The Isle of Wight Foodbank are holding their monthly clothing sale this Saturday, 5th March at the Foodbank Headquarters, Love Lane, Cowes from 10.00am-1.00pm and includes tea, cake and tombola as well as a wide selection of preloved clothing.

 

CLASS ASSEMBLY DATES

India Class—  Thursday 17th March 2:50pm

China Class—Thursday 21st April 2:50pm

Parents, carers, grandparents and younger siblings are warmly invited to come along and watch the assembly.

 

MORNING ROUTINE FOR ENTERING SCHOOL

Please check your child’s bookbag today for a letter from the Head Teacher regarding changes to the morning procedure for entering the school.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Reminder, please can any orders be returned to school by Wednesday 9th March 2016.

 

FEEDBACK FROM PARENT QUESTIONNAIRES

We are looking at updating the website to try and make communication better between school and parents/carers. Can you let us know if there is anything you would like included?

 

EASTER BINGO

The ‘Friends of Summerfields’ are holding an Easter Bingo afternoon on Friday 18th March from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the school hall. There is an entrance fee of £2.50 which will include a bingo book and a dabber. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There will also be an adult only Bingo session on Friday 29th April at 7:00pm, more details to follow nearer the date.

 

REQUEST FROM ENGLAND CLASS

England Class would like donations of artificial flowers, any colour, any size for their topic work. If you have any spare flowers that you would like to donate, please bring them to the school office. Many thanks.

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

Try putting these words into a sentence.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Self Belief—Can you think of at least 5 things you have done well this week? Share them with Mum or Dad or both!

 

 

 

 

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Newsletter 21/16

Newsletter 21/16

HOUSE POINTS

Each half term the “House Points” from each class are collected and the House with the most point wins the trophy!  Below are the House Point totals for last half term:-

Arctic House                         1079

Atlantic House                      943

Indian House                         795

Pacific House                         873

Therefore the champions for the last half term were Arctic House.  Congratulations!

 

BOOK WEEK

Next week to coincide with World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March 2016, we would like children to come to school dressed as their favourite book character!  During the week we will be holding lots of exciting activities.  Look out  for a letter in your child’s book bag for further details.

 

PARENTAL SURVEYS

This week we have sent home our annual Parental Surveys.  We find these a very useful tool to find ways we can improve and in the past parents have come up with some really useful ideas that school have adopted.  Therefore we would be very grateful if you could take the time to give your opinion of Summerfields.  Replies can be anonymous and returned via the “Green Box”.

 

MUFTI DAY

We raised £171.50 for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice from our Mufti Day held on the last day of term.  Thank you for your support.

 

ISLE OF WIGHT FOODBANK—MONTHLY CLOTHING SALE

The Isle of Wight Foodbank are holding their monthly clothing sale on Saturday 5th March 2016.  The sale is being held at the Foodbank Headquarters, Love Lane, Cowes from 10.00am-1.00pm and includes tea, cake and tombola as well as a wide selection of preloved clothing.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Every family should have received a Book Club leaflet this week.  Please can any orders be returned to school by Wednesday 9th March 2016.  Please can payment be made by cheque or debit card—no cash please–via the “Green Box” in the lobby.  Thank you.

 

PE KITS IN SCHOOL

Every child should have a PE kit in school EVERY day.  From now on if your child does not have their kit, or part of their kit, in school, a note will be sent home informing you that they have been unable to take part in their PE lesson.  PE lessons are a statutory part of the curriculum and children should not be missing them.  For your information there is a school uniform list, detailing the PE kit required, including plimsolls, trainers etc.  on the website, which can be found here. Please remember children’s earrings must be removed for their PE lessons.  If they are unable to do this themselves, then they should be removed before children come to school.  Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

SAINSBURY’S ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

Don’t forget the collection box for the Active Kids vouchers is in the school lobby.

 

CYCLING WEEKEND

On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2016 there is a free cycling weekend being held at Cheverton Farm.  Events include guided rides, off road cycling and mountain bike terrain.  For full details contact sports.unit@iow.gov.uk or ring 823818.  All abilities welcome but cycle helmets must be worn.  Refreshments will also be available.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

Try putting these words into a sentence.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

React positively when things start to go wrong!

 

 

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Newsletter 20/16

Newsletter 20/16

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

It is with great regret that due to a KS1 parent entering the school on Wednesday morning at drop off time and verbally attacking 3 members of staff in front of the children, we will have to review the way in which we allow parents to enter the school at the beginning and end of the day.

I am sure you can appreciate that this incident was upsetting not only to the staff, but also to the children who witnessed the event.  I remind all parents that we all have a duty to safeguard children and they should not be exposed to such inappropriate and unwelcome behaviour.  It is very sad that the actions of one individual now mean we will need to review procedures. I’m sure the majority of you will agree that the safety of the children whilst in our care is paramount and you will therefore support us in any changes we make as a result.

I take this opportunity to remind all parents of our Parental Behaviour Policy which can be seen here.  Please be assured that we will not tolerate such behaviour towards anyone in the school community and will not hesitate to contact the police should such an incident occur again.  I apologise to any of you who had to witness this event.

Kay Wood

Head Teacher

 

SCHOOL DISCO

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the school discos.  £260.00 was raised.  Thank you to the Friends of Summerfields for organising this event and to parents and school staff for giving up their time to come and help.

 

SCHOOL MONEY

Thank you to everyone who has been using the new “school money” system to pay for school dinners and trips rather than paying cash at the office.  Please remember dinner money MUST be paid in advance and not arrears.  Even if you are only paying for the odd Friday dinner, if possible please can you pay via the on-line system.  If you require any assistance using the school money system, please speak to Mrs Dyer in the office.

 

HEAD LICE

Head lice is still a very big problem in school.  Please take time during the half term holiday to check your children’s hair for head lice and treat if necessary.  Parents have recommended to school the “Nitty Gritty” comb to use alongside the normal treatments for head lice.  Remember you need to get rid of the eggs as well as the live head lice.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Have a good half term holiday!  We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 22nd February 2016.

 

MUFTI DAY

Thank you to everyone for their kind donations to today’s Mufti Day in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.  We will let you know how much we raised next term.

 

PARENTS’ EVENING

Thank you to all the parents who have come along this week to Parents’ Evening.  We hope you found these informative.

 

POMPEY IN THE COMMUNITY

Leaflets have been sent home via book bags this week to re-sign up for Pompey in the Community football for next half term.  The club is held on Tuesdays after school from 3.00pm-4.00pm.  Booking MUST be made in advance by contacting Pompey directly on 023 9272 8899.

 

SANDMAN/SNOWMAN COMPETITION

On Sunday 21st February 2016 there is a Sandman/Snowman competition at Small Hope Beach, Shanklin.  Whatever the weather from 2pm there will be a competition to crate the craziest sand sculpture!  There is no cost or need to book.  Just turn up.

 

CAKE SALE

Thank you to everyone who supported our cake sales held this week. We raised £82.00 which has been used for a new CD player for England Class.

 

SAINSBURY’S ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

Don’t forget we are again collecting this year the Active Kids vouchers from Sainsbury’s.  Vouchers are being issued until 3rd May 2016.  Don’t forget to ask your friends and family for their vouchers too!  The more we get, the more free equipment school can get.  There is a collection box in the school lobby for the vouchers.

 

LOST PROPERTY

A new named jumper has been lost by a child in Year 4.  Please can we ask ALL parents to check their children’s jumpers and return to school any that do not belong to you.  Thank you.

 

WALK THE WIGHT

All children have now completed 21 miles at school of Walk the Wight!  Well done everyone.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

Instead of Word of the Week we will now be having Spelling of the Week for each Key Stage.

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

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

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Newsletter 19/16

Newsletter 19/16

ASSEMBLIES

Parents are welcome to our assemblies which start at 8.50am Monday to Thursday and at 2.35pm on Fridays when it is our Star Pupil celebration assembly.

 

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

Congratulations to Great Britain Class who are January’s Attendance Stars!  They win the trophy this month as they have achieved 97.75% attendance.  The whole school attendance for January was 95.19%, which is below our target of 96.2%.  Class attendance percentages for January were as follows:-

England Class 93.58%

India Class 94.58%

China Class 96.81%

Australia Class 90.75%

Kenya Class 95.94%

Peru Class 96.25%

Great Britain Class 97.75%

 

MUFTI DAY

School is holding a “mufti day” in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice next Friday, the last day of this half term.  Children can come to school in “sensible” play clothes and pay £1.00 for the privilege!  Remember to send a coat as they still go out to play.

 

LOST PROPERTY

All lost property will be on display from next Monday 8th February 2016.  Please can we ask that you take a look if your child has lost any items of clothing. Please remember to label EVERYTHING that your child wears to school as belongings are much easier to return.  Thank you.

 

STAFF CAR PARK

Please DO NOT park in the staff car park and walk through with your children.  It is provided for the sole use of staff.  It is very dangerous as staff cannot see small children when using the car park.  HW56 FTP and BP55 GUF were seen parking there recently —please find alternative parking.  Thank you.

 

PARENTS’ EVENINGS

Parents’ evenings are due to take place on Tuesday 9th February 2016 and Thursday 11th February 2016.  A letter was sent home this week to every family regarding the arrangements for these evenings.  We would like to encourage as many families as possible to attend these important meetings.

 

FUNDAY AT DINOSAUR ISLE

Don’t forget this Sunday, 7th February 2016, Dinosaur Isle Museum are holding  a FREE family fun day.  The event takes places from 10.00am with last entry at 3.00pm.  There will be lots of fun activities to take part in.

 

THE LITTLE PRINCESS TRUST

Daniel Toogood, who has a child here at Summerfields, is having his head shaved in aid of The Little Princess Trust.  This is a charity which raises money for wigs for children with cancer.  It is taking place at Costa in Newport at 10.00am this Saturday.  If you would like to support Daniel in this worthwhile cause, donations can be made to the school office or go along and support him on the day.

 

ASSEMBLY CODE OF CONDUCT

Please find below a reminder of our Assembly Code of Conduct:-

Parents please:-

  • Turn off mobile phones
  • Talk quietly and not while children are speaking at the front
  • Bring along babies and toddlers but remember other parents have come to hear their

children so please take your child out if they are noisy.

Children please:-

  • Sit, do not kneel as those behind you cannot see
  • Listen to what others are saying
  • Clap sensibly
  • Try your hardest to sing up and sing nicely

Staff please:-

  • Close doors quietly
  • Walk quietly across the hall
  • Discreetly remind children how to behave
  • Talk quietly and not while children are speaking at the front

THANK YOU

 

CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Click here to view a flyer regarding children’s Cross Country Championships to be held later this month.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “dilapidated”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Honesty — Own up when you’ve done something, it will be better in the end!

 

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