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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Newsletter 18/16

Newsletter 18/16

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Please remember school is CLOSED to pupils next Friday 5th February 2016.

 

INJURIES AT SCHOOL

School takes injuries at school very seriously.  If your child has an injury at school a red slip will always be completed and given to your child to bring home.  Unfortunately we are aware that these forms do not always make it home, or arrive in a pile at the end of term!  Therefore in the future if your child has an injury to their head, a text will be sent to inform you.  If the injury is more serious, then of course as always, we will contact you by phone.  Our First Aiders are trained to assess children following a head injury.  If they are not entirely satisfied that the child is ok, they will always seek further assistance.

 

SCHOOL DISCO

The Friends of Summerfields are holding a Reception and Key Stage 1 disco next Thursday 4th February 2016, from 6.00pm-7.00pm and a Key Stage 2 disco from 7.15pm-8.15pm.  The cost is £1.00 per child payable on the night.  Children in the Reception and Key Stage 1 disco MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult, however children in Key Stage 2 can be left.  If you are able to help out at either of the discos, please see the office.  Without your help these fun events cannot take place.

 

CYCLE SPEEDWAY

On Tuesdays from 4.30pm “Cycle Speedway” is held at Smallbrook Stadium, Ryde.  Kids’ coaching is from 4.30pm with kids’ races from 5.00pm.  The cost of coaching is free and just £1.00 for races.  Come along and race on an enclosed, car free circuit.  All ages and abilities welcome.  For full details contact faye.faber@sustrans.org.uk.

 

GUITAR LESSONS

Mr Carr from Wight Music Tuition teaches guitar here at Summerfields.  If your child would like to learn to play the guitar he has some space in a new class he is hoping to start.  Please see the office for further details.

 

PARKING ON DOUBLE YELLOW LINES

Please can we respectfully remind ALL parents not to park on double yellow lines.  Atkinson Drive was nearly impossible to drive down the other day as parents/carers had parked on double yellow lines on both sides of the road.  We do have a lot of elderly neighbours near school, if they, or school,  had needed an ambulance, then it would not have been able to get through.  Please park considerately not only for the safety of your children but also for the residents that live close to school.  Please also remember to respect their property by not parking over their drives as they are entitled to access at all times.

 

MUFTI DAY

School is holding a “mufti day” in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the last day of term, Friday 12th February 2016.  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.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Please remember only GREY socks should be worn at school, for both boys and girls.  White socks are only allowed to be worn by girls with their Summer uniform.  School shoes should be black and not “trainer” type with white or coloured soles.  Girls can also wear plain black boots.

 

PARENTS’ EVENING

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.  Please remember that due to the number of children in each class, there are only enough slots for one per child—not one per night or one per parent.  While we understand that this can be very difficult for split families, please speak to the office who will pass on any requests to your child’s teacher for alternative convenient arrangements to be made for you to see them.  Please also remember that as these meetings take place in the school hall, if you do have to bring your children with you can you ensure that they sit quietly.  If they do not, please do not be upset if they are asked to be quiet by members of staff trying to talk to other parents.

 

SCHOOL POLICY

School has recently written a policy entitled Parental Use of Social Networking and Internet Sites.  This draft document is currently, or will be very shortly, on the school’s website.  We would be most grateful if you could take the time to read this important information and feedback to school on whether you consider the document to be fair to the pupils, staff and everyone associated with Summerfields Primary School.  Please forward any comments via the school office.  Thank you.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “precarious”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Challenge—Never settle with your first attempt —improve, improve and improve again!

 

 

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Newsletter 17/16

Newsletter 17/16

HEAD LICE

Unfortunately we are still having a lot of cases of head lice reported to school.  Please can we ask EVERY family to check their children’s hair and treat as necessary.  Unless everyone does this, children will continue to catch head lice again and again.  Please remember all children should have their hair tied back every day if it is long enough to put into a ponytail.  Plaits are even better as they stop hair flying about so harder for head lice to go between heads.  In addition children should remember not to wear anyone else’s hat as this can also lead to them spreading.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

SCHOOL LUNCHES

Please can we remind everyone that if your child would like a jacket potato for lunch instead of the normal menu, then an orange slip MUST be completed.  These are given to the kitchen and jacket potatoes are then cooked to order.  If a child just says jacket potato in class, there is a chance that their request will be missed and a potato will not be cooked for them.  Orange slips are kept in the school lobby.  Unfortunately jacket potatoes will no longer be available as a choice on a Friday.  Due to the number of children who enjoy “Fish and Chip Friday” the kitchen does not have the oven space available to cook jacket potatoes as well.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the quiz held by the Friends last Friday.  It was a very enjoyable evening and £70.00 was raised.

The next event being organised by Friends is Key Stage discos on Thursday 4th February 2016.  This is the day BEFORE school is closed for a development day, on Friday 5th February 2016.  If you are able to help at either disco, please let the office know.  Remember without YOUR help these events cannot take place.  The KS1 disco is from 6.00pm-7.00pm when parents must stay and supervise their children.  The KS2 disco is from 7.15pm-8.15pm when children can be left.  The cost is £1.00 per child, payable on the door.

 

FOOTBALL CARDS

Please can child not bring football cards into school.  Recently a few disagreements have occurred between children so please can these be left at home.

 

ISLE OF WIGHT SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARD

A website that you may find useful is the Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Board.  They believe that keeping children and young people safe is everybody’s business.  Their website brings together information for children and young people, for parents and carers and information for professionals who work with them.  The website also provides an overview of the IOWSCB’s responsibilities, structure and work of the board.

 

DR BIKE

Thank you to everyone who has returned their slips to attend the Dr Bike session next Wednesday 27th January 2016.  All places have now been taken.  If your child sent in a slip, you will receive a text on Tuesday to remind you that they need to bring their bike and helmet to school on Wednesday.

 

NAIL VARNISH

Please remember children should not wear nail varnish to school.  If they do school may remove it.

 

LOST PROPERTY

Unfortunately a silver necklace has been lost on the way to school.  If you have found one, please hand in to the school office.  Thank you.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY AT DINOSAUR ISLE MUSEUM

On Sunday 7th February 2016, Dinosaur Isle are holding a Family Fun Day.  Entrance is FREE to this event from 10.00am with last entry at 3.00pm.

There will be lots of fun activities taking place including measuring foot prints, painting models of fossils, face painting, hands on experience of real dinosaur bones and much more.  Go along and have some fun!

 

COLD WEATHER

Don’t forget to send your child to school in a coat EVERY day.  If you bring them to  school in a car, they still go out to play, even if it is very cold, at lunch and break times.  A hat, scarf and gloves might also be a good idea too!

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET—INDEPENDENCE

Please help your child at home to practise eating with their mouth closed.

 

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Newsletter 16/16

Newsletter 16/16

MENU CHANGE

The roast dinner next week will be on THURSDAY and not Wednesday.  We would like as many children as possible who are eligible for a free school meal to have this lunch.  Therefore every child in Year R, 1 and 2 will be given this meal UNLESS we are advised otherwise beforehand.  The menu is as follows:-

Roast Gammon or Cheese and Red Pepper Pastry, Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Ice Cream

The menu for Wednesday will now be:-

Mince and Rice or Sweet Potato and Squash Stew, Roasted Vegetables, Wild Berry Fool

Please note jacket potatoes WILL also be available as a separate choice.  Please remember to let the office know if your child WOULD NOT like this lunch.

 

SCHOOL MONEY

Thank you to all the parents who have started to use our new online payment system for paying for school dinners.  This system is also being used for all school trips.  This week a letter went to Year 6 regarding their planned trip to London in May.  Payments for this trip can now be made online.  The whole amount does not have to be paid in one go, you can pay by instalments if you wish, just remember to change the figure to the amount you wish to pay.  If you require any assistance, or a password reminder to access the system, please speak to Mrs Dyer in the office.  The Year 5 residential to Kingswood in June has also recently been included in this system, therefore payments for this can now also be made online.

 

QUIZ NIGHT

Don’t forget the Friends of Summerfields are holding a fun quiz night tonight.  The evening is for adults only.  Bring your own drink and nibbles!  £2.00 per person entry fee with a maximum of 6 per team.  Come along and have some fun while raising funds for your children at Summerfields. 7pm start.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

On Friday every family should have received the Scholastic Book Club flyer.  They are trialling a new system whereby books are viewed and any orders are then placed online and NOT via the school.  To view the books visit http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/summerfields-primary.  Orders need to be placed by 27th January 2016 to receive free delivery to school.  For every £1.00 you spend on books, school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards to buy more books for school.  If you have any queries regarding this new system, please ask at the school office.  Thank you.

 

POLITE REMINDER

If there is an incident in school involving your child, please remember to see a member of the school staff to assist in sorting the issue out and NOT approach other parents to try and sort the matter out yourself.  Thank you.

 

WALK THE WIGHT

Children have now completed 17 miles towards Walk the Wight.  Well done everyone!

 

NEWSLETTER

Don’t forget to sign up to receive this newsletter by email every Friday.  Go to our home page and complete the sign up form at the bottom of the page.  You will then receive the newsletter on a Friday after 3.00pm.  Not only does this cut down on paper but you never have to remember to pick up a newsletter again!  Star Pupils will continue to receive a paper copy each week.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “effusive”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET — INDEPENDENCE

Please help your child practice at home cutting with a knife and fork to encourage independence at school.

 

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Newsletter 15/16

Newsletter 15/16

WELCOME BACK!

We would like to wish all our pupils and parents a very happy and healthy 2016.  We hope you all enjoyed the holidays and had a good rest.  We would like to welcome Ms Wood back to Summerfields on a full time basis and thank Miss Vine for all her hard work as Acting Head Teacher over the past few months.  We would also like to welcome Mrs Emma Palin who has joined our staff this term.

 

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

Congratulations to Peru Class who are December’s Attendance Stars!  They win the trophy this month as they have achieved 98.59% attendance for December.  The whole school attendance for December was 96.89% which is above our target of 96.20%.  Class attendance percentages for December were as follows:-

England Class              94.87%

India Class                    98.08%

China Class                   94.97%

Australia Class             96.31%

Kenya Class                   97.28%

Peru Class                      98.59%

Great Britain Class      98.08%

Both Peru Class and India Class had 100% attendance on the last week of term.  Well done!

 

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              811

Atlantic House          828

Indian House            791

Pacific House            876

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

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please see the events page for important dates for this term.  Please note that these are only PROVISIONAL dates and may be subject to change.

 

QUIZ NIGHT

The Friends of Summerfields are holding a fun quiz night on Friday 15th January 2016.  This evening is for adults only.  Bring your own drink and nibbles!  £2.00 per person entry fee with a maximum of 6 per team.  Come along and have some fun while raising funds for your children at Summerfields.

 

BORROWED CLOTHING

Please remember if your child borrows clothing from school, can you ensure that it is washed and then returned to school as soon as possible.  We have now run out of small girls pants.  If you have borrowed some, please return to your child’s class. If you have any underwear suitable for small children that you would like to donate, please hand in to the school office.  Thank you.

 

LOST PROPERTY

We have again acquired a mountain of lost property after a “tidy up” of the school at Christmas.  This will be on display from Monday morning just inside the school hall.  If lost property is not claimed next week, then it will be given to charity.  Please take time to go through these items if your child has recently lost anything.

 

VOLUNTEER FAIR

Do you have any spare time?  Do you want to make a difference but don’t know how?  Then why not go along to the Volunteer Fair and find out more about volunteering opportunities on the Isle of Wight this year.  This event is being held at Ventnor Botanic Garden on Saturday 16th January 2016 from 11.00am-3.00pm.  There is free entry and free parking!  No matter what your age, background, experience or ability you are sure to find something to interest and inspire you at this fair.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “caricature”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Polite and pleasing.  Show teachers that you know how to talk to them by making the right choice of words and tone of voice.

 

 

 

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Newsletter 14/15

Newsletter 14/15

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We hope all our pupils and their families have a very happy and restful Christmas and New Year.  Thank you to everyone for all the lovely gifts and cards, we really do appreciate your generosity. We would also like to say thank you and goodbye to Mrs Haydon and Miss Willing who leave us today.  All the very best for the future to you both.

Remember school reopens on Monday 4th January 2016!

 

RECEPTION AND KEY STAGE 1 PRODUCTION

We hope all parents and their families enjoyed the production of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. Everyone performed brilliantly , well done!  Thank you to all the staff for their hard work behind the scenes which made this such a great success.

 

WEAR A CHRISTMAS JUMPER TO SCHOOL

Everyone looked fantastic in their Christmas jumpers on Christmas Lunch day!  We raised an amazing amount of £189.90 for Text Santa.  Well done to everyone.

Thank you to Christine and all the kitchen staff for providing a wonderful Christmas lunch and to the lunchtime meal supervisory assistants, teachers and teaching assistants for their hard work in serving the whole school their Christmas lunch.

 

SALE OF CHRISTMAS HATS

A huge thank you to everyone who bought a Christmas hat from our school stall. The hats were kindly donated from Sainsbury’s and we have managed to raise £39.50 for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

 

CHRISTINGLE AT ST. PAUL’S CHURCH

The Christingle was a great success and the children behaved impeccably. A recording of the service is available to listen to or download on the St. Paul’s Church Website.

 

ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL DUE TO SICKNESS

If your child is ill and unable to attend school due to illness, please contact school by 9:15am at the latest.  The school’s new telephone system has an absence line whereby you can leave a message giving the reason for your child’s absence, alternatively please e-mail the school at office@summerfields.iow.sch.uk. , again by 9:15am.

Please ensure that you contact school every day that your child is absent, not just on the first day of illness.  We also require a yellow sickness form to be completed on your child’s return to school otherwise the absence will be marked as unauthorised.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

CAROL SINGING

Years 5 and 6 have visited Vectis House and the Earl Mountbatten Hospice this week to sing Christmas Carols to the residents.  Thank you to all the children who sang beautifully and were a real credit to the school.

 

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS SEPTEMBER 2016

If you wish to apply for a primary school place for admission into school in September 2016, the deadline for completed applications for both paper and on-line applications is midnight on Friday 15th  January 2016. Applications received after this deadline will be considered by the local authority AFTER those that have been received on time.  For further information please contact School Admissions on 823455.

 

CAROLS ON THE GREEN

You are invited to Community Carols on the Green (next door to the Church on the Roundabout) on Sunday 20th December 2015 at 6.00pm  There will be mulled wine, hot mince pies and a BBQ!  The event will take place inside if wet.  All most welcome.

 

HANDWASHING

Can parents and carers please take the opportunity over the Christmas break to show your children how to wash their hands thoroughly. Could children be reminded of the importance of washing their hands after they have been to the toilet and before eating. This will hopefully reduce the spread of germs at home and in school. Thank you.

 

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY CLOSURE 2016

Advance notice to parents and carers. The school development day previously advised as Thursday 4th February has been changed to FRIDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2016.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “propitious”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Have a great Christmas holiday, relax and enjoy yourselves. Try to be helpful to your parents so that they can enjoy the holidays too!

 

 

 

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Newsletter 13/15

Newsletter 13/15

STAR PUPILS

There will be no Star Pupils until the New Year.

 

RECEPTION AND KEY STAGE 1 PRODUCTION

Don’t forget the dress rehearsal for this production is on Monday at 1.30pm when all younger children, grandparents, etc are most welcome to attend.  The show on Tuesday 15th December has proved very popular and has sold out and NO spare tickets have been allocated.  Please remember the Wednesday afternoon and Tuesday evening performances are for ADULTS ONLY, therefore babies and younger children should not be brought to these performances.  Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

Please remember we are holding our “Christmas Jumper Day”, in aid of Text Santa, on Tuesday 15th December 2015.  For a £1.00 donation children can wear a Christmas jumper to school BUT must wear normal school clothes on their “bottom half” and school shoes.

 

PLEASE DON’T FORGET …

School closes at 2pm next Friday 18th December 2015 for the Christmas holidays.  ALL children will need to be collected at this time.  Children can wear party clothes to school but please ensure they are suitable as children will still be going out to play.  Thank you.

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT ST PAUL’S CHURCH

We hope everyone enjoyed our Christingle Service at St Paul’s today.  Details of their forthcoming Christmas services are shown below:-

Sunday 20th December 2015 – Carols by Candlelight

Christmas Eve – 4pm Christmas Story Time -especially lovely for those with young children

Christmas Eve – 9pm Holy Communion

Christmas Day – 10am All age worship and Communion

 

CAR PARKING

People are still continuing to park on double yellow lines when collecting children from school.  HW05 HHR was reported to school this week.  It makes it VERY dangerous for children to cross the road. PLEASE can everyone try and park so that children can cross the road safely.  Thank you.

 

INDOOR ATHLETICS

Well done to the 12 children who attended the indoor athletics competition last Friday at Medina College.  We came first!  Congratulations to everyone who took part and thanks to Miss Parry for organising this event.

 

MENU CHANGE

Due to Christmas lunch being held on Tuesday next week, 15th December 2015, the menu for the rest of the week has also been changed.  Please see details below.  Please remember that if your child is in Key Stage 2 and you have not booked and paid for a Christmas lunch, then you must remember to send them in with a packed lunch from home that day.

Chartwell Menu for week beginning 14th December:-

Monday Bolognaise & Pasta or Tomato Pasta

Tuesday Christmas lunch

Wednesday Burger or Macaroni Cheese

Thursday Chicken Curry and Rice or

Vegetable Risotto

Friday Fish and Chips

Please note jacket potatoes will also be available but not on Christmas Lunch day.

 

POMPEY IN THE COMMUNITY

Pompey in the Community football sessions are held at Summerfields on a Tuesday after school from 3.00pm to 4.00pm.  If your child would like to join, please contact Pompey in the Community before the school breaks up for the Christmas holidays.  They can be contacted on 02392 728899 or visit www.pompeyitc.co.uk.  The cost for 6 sessions is £21.00.  If your child currently attends, please remember that their place must be re-booked each half term.  Thank you.

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS

The Friends have confirmed that £91.00 was raised by your contributions for Phil the Bag last week.  Thank you to everyone who made a donation.  The Christmas Fayre held recently also raised an additional £200.00.  Thank you to the Friends for organising these events and raising money for your children at Summerfields.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “coalesce”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Damage limitation.  Prove that you have the ability to respect property – whoever it belongs to.

 

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