Newsletter 34/16

Newsletter 34/16

SAFEGUARDING

All staff in school have recently had training on Safeguarding and Child Protection.  An issue that came up over and over again was children on the internet.  One really good way to think about internet safety is to apply the same rules as Stranger Danger.  Would you let your child talk to strangers—including other children if they were in town or at the park?  You probably wouldn’t but do you really know who they are chatting to online?  It may be worth taking a moment to chat with your child about e-safety—they should all know about it from lessons in school, so they should be able to give you lots of information.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Every family should have received a Scholastic Book Club leaflet this week.  Please can any orders be returned to school via the “green box” by Wednesday 29th June 2016.  Books must be paid for by cheque or debit card only, no cash please.  Please note cheques should be made payable to Scholastic and not Summerfields.  Thank you.

 

MUFTI DAY

On Friday 24th June 2016 we are holding a “mufti” day in aid of the Summer Fayre being held by the Friends of Summerfields. For a minimum of £1.00 donation children can come to school dressed in “mufti”.  Please remember sensible shoes though—no high heels or sandals!  However children in Years 5 and 6 should NOT come to school in “mufti” that day as they have already been asked to come to school in their PE kits as they are all attending the Newport Olympics at Medina College.

 

Just a reminder that the Summer Fayre is on Friday 1st July 2016 from 5.00pm-8.00pm.  If you are able to offer any assistance, please let the school office know.  Without the help of parents these events cannot take place so please help if you can.

 

GOLD HOUSE POINT AWARDS

Congratulations to Macey and Hannah from Year 5 who are the first children to achieve a ‘Gold Housepoint Award’ this year. They have earned 200 house points. Well done!

 

SPORTS DAY AND FAMILY PICNIC

Every child should have this week received a letter regarding our Sports Day and Family Picnic.  This will be similar to the picnic we held last week for HM The Queen’s 90th birthday.  We are inviting all families to join us for a picnic on the school field on Wednesday 13th July 2016 at 12 noon.  If your child normally receives a free school meal they will receive a school picnic instead.  Therefore please complete the slip accordingly with their choice of sandwich filling.  If no slip is received, we will assume that they DO NOT require a school picnic lunch and you wish to provide your child with a picnic lunch from home instead.  All orders for school picnics must be returned by Wednesday 29th June 2016.  If your child is not entitled to a free school meal but you wish to purchase a school picnic, the cost is £2.15.  Again please return the slip and arrange payment accordingly.  Please note all orders must be received by WEDNESDAY 29TH JUNE 2016 at the latest.  If any slips are received after this date they will be returned and you will have to provide your child with their own lunch.  If you have any queries please do not hesitate to speak to the school office.

 

SCHOOL TRIPS

Over the next few weeks we have lots and lots of exciting activities that children are attending.  Please can you remember that children going on school trips will require plenty to drink, a sun hat and sun cream applied before they come to school.  If the weather looks unsettled they will also need to bring a waterproof coat.  Please also ensure slips and payments are returned promptly as staff are still spending lots of time chasing up outstanding replies. Thank you.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Say Sorry.  Let people see that you can tell the truth and know how to say sorry.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

Can you put these words into a sentence?

 

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Newsletter 33/16

Newsletter 33/16

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

Congratulations to both Peru and Great Britain Classes who are May’s joint Attendance Stars!  They win the trophy for last month as they have achieved 97.84% attendance.  The whole school attendance for May was 95.88%, which is below our target of 96.2%.  Class attendance percentages for May were as follows:-

England Class                            94.87%

India Class                                   94.61%

China Class 95.94%

Australia Class 95.65%

Kenya Class 94.00%

Peru Class 97.84%

Great Britain Class 97.84%

 

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 908 Points

Atlantic House 992 Points

Indian House 932 Points

Pacific House 956 Points

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

 

THANK YOU’S

A big thank you to all the staff who gave up their time to help make the Kingswood trip such a success and memorable experience for the children.  Mrs Stiles would also like to thank all the parents/grandparents that helped to transport children to and from the Country Dancing Festival at Havenstreet Railway on Wednesday. The children danced really well and thoroughly enjoyed the day.

 

‘FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS’ RAFFLE TICKETS

Please return all raffle ticket stubs and money to the school office in a sealed envelope by Friday 1st July.

 

WATER BOTTLES

Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school every day.  We have had children queuing at the office most break times for a cup when they have forgotten their own water bottle. Children need to keep hydrated especially during the warm weather.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY PICNIC

Thank you to everyone who came along to our family picnic today in honour of HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday. We have all had a wonderful day and the children have excelled themselves with their hat designs. Well done.

 

ONLINE SAFETY FOR PARENTS

Do you know what your children are doing online?

The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Board are hosting FREE two hour sessions which will enlighten parents on:

  • What young people are using the internet for
  • The technology they are using
  • Managing the risks
  • Taking positive action

The sessions are not hi-tech but contain practical content and advice for parents that will make a difference.

How to book: Visit www.iowscb.org.uk, complete an application form and email it to LSCB@IOW.GOV.UK or telephone 814545 for more details.  Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please check the Events page on the website for a list of dates for this half term.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Tools of the trade…….Get organised and have the necessary equipment for every lesson.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

Can you put these words into a sentence?

 

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Newsletter 32/16

Newsletter 32/16

ISLAND ROADS

We have been advised by Island Roads that at some point between 31st May 2016 and 24th June 2016 they will be resurfacing Atkinson Drive.  The area to be resurfaced will be “coned off” the night before.  Please therefore DO NOT park in a coned area, even just to “drop your child off”.  While the works take place the road will be completely closed.  Please therefore ensure you allow extra time for your journey to and from school.

 

POMPEY IN THE COMMUNITY

Pompey in the community will again be running their ever popular football sessions after school on a Tuesday from 3.00pm-4.00pm next half term.  The first session is 7th June 2016 for six weeks to 12th July 2016.  Places should be booked directly with Pompey in the Community on 02392 728899 or via www.pompeyitc.co.uk.

 

YEAR 6 TRIP TO LONDON

A big “thank you” to all the staff who organised and took Year 6 on the trip to London this week to see the Lion King.  The trip also included a cruise down the River Thames, a tube ride and a meal out!  Everyone had a fantastic time.  Thank you.

 

2017-2018 SCHOOL TERM DATES

We have been advised by the Isle of Wight Council that the school term dates for the 2017-2018 academic year have now been agreed.  There is a copy of this calendar on our Documents page.  Remember school term dates can always be accessed via the Isle of Wight Council’s website at www.iwight.com.

 

CITIZENS ADVICE—ISLE OF WIGHT

Citizens Advice is now able to provide a Tax Advice Service to assist Island residents.  This is for residents  who need help with their Child and Working Tax Credits and/or assistance with PAYE, Self-Employment or any other tax issues.  Appointments can either be face to face or they can offer help and guidance on the telephone without long waiting times.  This is a personal service with trained tax advisers.

 

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL

As in previous years, Docklands Traffic Management (DTM) are in charge of access and parking controls on our estate for the duration of the Isle of Wight Festival.  From Wednesday 8th June 2016 access will only be available via Halberry Lane/Cross Lane and fixed barriers will be placed on Fairmount Drive and Mayfield Drive to Staplers Road.  Parking restrictions will be enforced on the estate by the Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers.  Should you have any queries regarding the arrangements, the DTM site office will be situated at the corner of Halberry Lane and Harvey Road from Friday 3rd June 2016.

 

THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY PICNIC

Thank you to everyone who has returned their slips regarding our Family Picnic in honour of HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday.  If you have not returned your slip, you will need to provide your child with their own packed lunch that day, as the food has to be ordered during half term.  We look forward to seeing you all at 12 noon on Friday 10th June 2016; due to the parking restrictions we do suggest you walk to school.  Children can be taken straight after afternoon registration at 1.00pm and all children MUST be collected by 1.30pm at the latest.

 

TRIPS AND SLIPS

Next half term is traditionally very busy with lots of school trips and exciting events for the children to take part in.  Please can we respectfully ask that slips, payments etc are returned promptly to avoid the office spending time chasing up replies.  Remember ALL payments, including school dinners, should now be made via school money at www.schoolmoney.co.uk and cash should no longer be sent into the school office.  If you require any assistance with this, speak to Mrs Dyer in the office who will only be too pleased to assist.   Thank you for your co-operation.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

Can you put these words into a sentence?

 

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Have a happy half term!  Come back to school refreshed for the last half term of the school year.

 

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Newsletter 31/16

Newsletter 31/16

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Reminder that school is closed tomorrow for staff training and will re-open on Monday 23rd May.  School will then finish on Friday 27th May for half term and will re-open on Monday 6th June.

School will be open on 23rd June.  The Polling Station for the EU Referendum will be located at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

 

THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY

We shall be celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday on Friday 10th June by inviting families to join us in a whole school picnic at 12 noon.  Please check your child’s book bag today for a detailed letter regarding the celebration.  The school will be finishing at 1:30pm and all children will need to be collected promptly at this time.

 

BEDTIME STORIES

What a success!  Mrs Crossley read  a variety of stories and the children thoroughly enjoyed bringing in their teddies and a blanket.  The cookies and milk went down a treat too!

 

CARNIVAL CLUB CAKE SALE

A big thank you to everyone who bought a cake or two from the cake stall on Monday.  We raised £61.00 which will go towards materials for the Carnival Club.

 

WALK THE WIGHT

Well done to everyone who ‘Walked the Wight’ on Sunday.  It was lovely to see so many children bringing in their medals to show in school.  Medals were earned for taking part in any of the walking events to raise money for the Mountbatten Hospice. Please bring in your sponsor money to school as soon as possible.

 

RIVERFEST

Riverfest takes place this Saturday 21st May 2016 at Newport Quay.  This annual event runs from 11.00am-3.00pm.  You don’t need money to have fun, many activities are free!

 

SCOUTING OPEN DAY AT CORF CAMPSITE

Are you prepared for adventure?  There is an open day this Saturday, 21st May from 9:30am—4:00pm at Corf Campsite.  There will be activities for everyone, whatever your age or ability.  Take your family to try out canoeing, kayaking, archery, fire lighting, nature walks and more!  There will be a catering van on-site or bring along a blanket and a picnic.  Please note, no dogs will be allowed on site.  Activities are free but donations would be greatly appreciated. Contact Kelly on 07961476600 or by e-mail kelly.reay@scouts.org.uk.

 

BIKEABILITY

Despite the weather this week, children in Year 6 have taken part in ‘Bikeability’ sessions held in school throughout the week.  All the children enjoyed the cycle training and certificates will be issued to those who took part.

 

DINNER MONEY REMINDER

Please be reminded that all dinners must be paid for by Friday 27th May.  If you require a login for our online payments website, ’School Money’, please ask at the school office.

 

PARKING

Please be considerate to our neighbours when parking around the school. Below is an excerpt from an e-mail received last Friday, 13th May from Vecta House regarding the problems they face on a daily basis with parking.

We are having issues again with parents parking in the car park. This is about to become a building site so is not going to be a safe place for parents to park. I have put cones out today to stop parents from parking in the car park to reduce the amount of cars when the  building starts. A car with the registration number HW62 LBL has blocked the entrance to the drive today so I put a note on the car asking them to not park here. The lady who the car belongs to has just come into the scheme shouting and being verbally aggressive towards myself inform of one of our vulnerable residents. I tried to inform her that I was concerned of the children’s safety which she informed me was rubbish and I was being petty. There are plenty of places to park in the estate and using this car park causes issues for our other neighbours about the school as it is a bottle neck and it is already very dangerous with the cars that visit this area at drop off times.  This is not acceptable and any further issues will be forwarded to the Police.

I know you do not have any control over the parking of your parents but I felt you needed to be aware.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

Can you put these words into a sentence?

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Show some consideration—Stop to consider how other people may be feeling and speak to them kindly.

 

 

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Newsletter 30/16

Newsletter 30/16

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Don’t forget school is closed to pupils next Friday 20th May 2016.  Therefore fish and chips will be on Thursday next week instead of Friday.  No jacket potatoes will be available on that day.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

To assist parents as much as possible, please find detailed below some important dates next for next half term for your diaries

Sports Day—Wednesday 13th July 2016 including family picnic from 12 noon

Key Stage 2 Production (for all children in Years 3 to 6)—Tuesday 12th July and Thursday 14th July 2016.  Both performances will be at 6.00pm.

Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly 1.00pm Wednesday 20th July 2016.  This assembly is ONLY for relatives of children in Year 6.

 

OUR “BLAND” SCHOOL

Following the Parent Questionnaire Mrs Avey (parent) has very kindly offered to paint a mural on the main brick wall of the school.  In order to do this she will need some help in painting the brickwork with a white undercoat.  So come on those of you who said the outside was bland and boring, now is your chance to do something about it!  The more people we have to volunteer, the quicker the job will get done.  Please leave your name at the office if you can help.

 

RIVERFEST

Riverfest takes place on Saturday 21st May 2016 at Newport Quay.  This annual event runs from 11.00am-3.00pm.  You don’t need money to have fun, many activities are free!

 

WALK THE WIGHT

Good luck to everyone taking part in Walk the Wight this Sunday.  Remember every child at Summerfields has already walked the 26 miles so they do not need to walk on Sunday!  However if you have registered your child, they can take part in the last 4 miles from Freshwater to Alum Bay.

HEAD LICE

This week school has had phone call after phone call from parents reporting that their child has “caught” head lice.  We are very aware that every class has now had reported cases.  Only by ALL parents working together to check and treat children’s hair will we stop them spreading.  The hot weather is not helping, making conditions ideal for them.  Please ensure that you check your child’s hair regularly; even if your child has never had head lice before, we are asking everyone to check.  Please can girls with long hair ensure that it is tied up every day, ideally plaited as well, children will also be more comfortable in the hot weather.

 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Can we respectfully ask parents not to come to collect children early from clubs.

We are finding the front door is being left open and there are then adults in school we cannot account for.  As children are still in school at this time, this is a safeguarding issue.  Therefore if you do arrive early, please expect to wait in the foyer and please do not open the door into school.  Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

PARKING CONGESTION OUTSIDE SCHOOL

Please can parents and carers remember that problems that occur on the public highway are NOT school’s responsibility.  If drivers behave aggressively to each other, we suggest that you telephone the police.  We constantly request that drivers respect our neighbours’ property by not blocking or reversing onto their drives.  Likewise please can we request that people are courteous to each other when trying to manoeuvre in such a tight cul-de-sac.  Our suggestion is that you park further away, there is plenty of on-street parking on the estate, and then walk to school.  We have also had some complaints from our neighbours recently regarding children running over their gardens.  Please make sure your children respect our neighbours’ property.  Thank you.

 

CAKE SALE

There will be a cake Cake Sale after school this Monday 16th May 2016.  All cakes and biscuits will be 30p.  All proceeds will go towards Carnival Club.  Thank you for your support.

 

SPELLINGS OF THE WEEK

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

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

Can you put these words into a sentence?

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Space to think.  Take time to think before you act in a difficult situation.

 

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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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