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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Newsletter 12/15

Newsletter 12/15

STAR PUPILS

Due to the short week this week, next week’s Star Pupils will be the same as this week.

However please note that Star Pupil assembly will be on Thursday next week at 2.35pm and not Friday, due to the Christingle.  Thank you.

 

ATTENDANCE

Congratulations to Australia Class who are November’s Attendance Stars!  They win the trophy this month as they have achieved 97.80% attendance.  The whole school attendance for November was 95.43% which is under our whole school target of 96.20%. Class attendance percentages for November were as follows:-

England Class           92.66%

India Class                93.83%

China Class               95.42%

Australia Class         97.80%

Kenya Class              96.56%

Peru Class                 95.42%

Great Britain Class  97.00%

 

RECEPTION AND KEY STAGE 1 PRODUCTION OF “THE GINGERBREAD MAN”

Please can all ticket requests be returned by Monday 7th December 2015.  After this date any spares requested will be allocated.  Remember the Dress Rehearsal on Monday 14th December 2015 is not ticketed and everyone is most welcome to come and see the production.  Please remember the other two performances are for ADULTS only and young children should not be brought to these performances. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

DON’T FORGET!

 The Christingle takes place next Friday afternoon at 2.15pm at St Paul’s Church.  All children in Key Stage 2 need to be collected from the church at 2.45pm.  All children in Years 3 to 6 will need to bring in a labelled orange by the morning of Thursday 10th December 2015.

 

POPPY APPEAL

Thank you to all pupils, parents , carers and grandparents who bought a poppy.  Summerfields have raised an amazing £78.40 towards the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, well done.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

As this is a very busy time of year, please find below details of events taking place over the next two weeks:-

Friday 11th December 2015 – Christingle at St. Pauls Church 2:15pm (The service is for KS2 pupils and their parents only)

Monday 14th Dec – Reception and KS1 “Gingerbread Man”  Dress Rehearsal (Younger siblings are welcome to watch at 1:30pm accompanied by their parent)

Tuesday 15th Dec  – Christmas Dinner Day. Children can come to school wearing a Christmas themed jumper in return for a £1 donation towards a Christmas Charity. Please note this is not a mufti day!

Friday 18th Dec—Whole School Party Day. Children can come to school dressed in sensible party clothes.

Reminder that SCHOOL CLOSES AT 2pm  reopens on Monday 4th January 2016.

 

HELPING YOUR CHILD STAY SAFE ONLINE

Every family should have received this week a leaflet produced by the NSPCC A parents’ guide to being Share Aware.  This is an excellent leaflet to assist parents in keeping their children safe on line.  Please take time to go through this with your child.

 

NATIONAL CURRICULUM PARENT MEETINGS

As you are probably aware, next week teachers are holding a series of meetings for parents regarding the expectations for each year group.  These meetings are your opportunity to ask any questions that you may have following the leaflets sent home this week for children in Years 1 to 6.  We look forward to meeting with you.

 

SCHOOL MONEY

Thank you to all the parents who have started using schoolmoney.co.uk to pay for dinners, trips, etc.  Please can as many people as possible use the new system, even for just the odd dinner as this will assist with the administration in the school office. If anyone requires any assistance, please speak to Mrs Dyer in the office.  Thank you.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “ruminate”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Give and take… Show off your unselfish side by showing that you don’t always need to put yourself first.

 

 

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Newsletter 11/15

Newsletter 11/15

SCHOOL CLOSURE

Please remember Summerfields will be CLOSED to pupils next Monday 30th November and Tuesday 1st December for staff development days.

 

DID YOU SEE THIS WEEK ….?  England Class are visiting Briddlesford Farm on Tuesday 8th December 2015.  Please can all slips and payments be returned by Friday 4th December 2015.  Remember payment can be made via the new School Money website, but please remember to return the permission slip to school as well.  Thank you.

 

RECEPTION AND KEY STAGE 1 PRODUCTION OF “THE GINGERBREAD MAN”

This year’s production takes place on Tuesday 15th, at 6.00pm, and Wednesday 16th December 2015, at 1.30pm, with a dress rehearsal on Monday 14th December 2015 at 1.30pm.  A letter has already been sent out to parents regarding the purchase of tickets.  Please note that due to health and safety restrictions we have to limit the number of tickets per family to TWO in the first instance.  However if you do require any additional tickets, please complete the slip on the letter and we will allocate any spares on a “first come, first served” basis.  Please DO NOT pay for spare tickets until you are contacted and informed that your request has been successful.  Please note tickets are not required for the dress rehearsal, you can just turn up.  Ticket requests should be returned via the “Green Box” by Monday 7th December 2015.  After this date any spares will be allocated.

 

CLASS ASSEMBLY

Just a reminder that it is Australia Class assembly on Thursday 3rd December 2015 at 2.50pm.  All welcome!

 

SHOE BOXES

We would like to thank all the families who donated shoe boxes to this year’s appeal.  We received 30 boxes in total that have now been sent to children.  Thank you to these families for supporting this very worthy cause.  Well done Summerfields for your generosity.

 

ISLE OF WIGHT FOODBANK—TURNING FASHION INTO FOOD

The Isle of Wight Foodbank are holding their monthly clothing sale next Saturday 5th December 2015.  The event is being held at the Foodbank headquarters, Love Lane, Cowes from 10.00 am-1.00pm.  There will also be tea, cake and a tombola with a wide range of men’s, women’s and children’s pre-loved clothing available to buy.

 

LANTERN PARADE

Unfortunately the switching on of the Newport Christmas lights and lantern parade has been cancelled due to the forecast for bad weather.  Thank you to everyone that has made lanterns this year and for Mrs Bast and Mrs Downer for  again organising this club.

 

“PHIL” THE BAG!

The Friends of Summerfields have organised for the very successful “Phil” the bag again this year.  This is a great way of raising money for school while having a pre-Christmas clear out of all your unwanted shoes and textiles.  A letter, and plastic collection sack, has been sent out to every family this week, but ANY other black bin bag, cardboard box, bin liners, etc, can be used.  Please can we ask that all donations are left at the very front of the school inside the railings between the two gates.  If the weather is awful, then donations should be left in the school lobby.  Donations should not be left until first thing  on Wednesday 2nd December 2015.  As we are expecting the collection in the morning, please can ALL donations be made by 9.00am.  Please see the letter for full details of what can be donated.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “reconnaissance”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Go it alone!  Show your teacher that you can work without asking for help.

 

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Newsletter 10/15

Newsletter 10/15

ATTENDANCE

There has been a lot in the news recently about the Isle of Wight Council’s appeal case regarding Fixed Penalty Notices for taking holiday during term time.  Can we reiterate to parents that the current legislation still stands and any absence during school time may be liable for a Fixed Penalty Notice.

There is much research that shows a strong correlation between high attendance and high attainment for all children.  A recent publication from the Department for Education indicated that even missing a short amount of time from school can reduce every pupil’s chance of securing the grades they are capable of achieving.  For further details visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/absence-and-attainment-at-key-stages-2-and-4-2-2012-to-2013.pdf.

 

DID YOU SEE THIS WEEK ….? 

An important letter was sent out this week regarding School Money.  From Monday we are going to trial a new system whereby parents will pay for school trips and school dinners on-line, rather than via the school office. This is a similar system to what other Primary and Senior schools use. In order for this to work, we require EVERYONE’S up to date mobile phone number.  Please complete the letter and return to school as soon as possible.  In future, text will be the way that school contacts parents most of the time. If you have any queries, or would like any additional information regarding this change, please speak to the office.

 

CLASS ASSEMBLIES

Please note the following class assemblies which are taking place in the next few weeks.  These assemblies commence at 2.50pm — all welcome.

Thursday 26th November 2015—Year 4

Thursday 3rd December 2015—Year 3

 

SICKNESS

We have had a lot of sickness in school over the past couple of weeks.  Please remember to contact school EVERY day that your child is unable to come to school.  On their return a yellow slip MUST be completed and given in to the school office.  Until the form is completed and returned, your child’s absence will be marked down as “unauthorised”. If a yellow slip is not received within 10 days of the absence, it will remain as “unauthorised”.

Just to remind parents, if a child has sickness or diarrhoea they should NOT return to school until 48 hours after their last bout of illness.  This is to protect EVERYONE in school.  Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

CHRISTMAS

Slips have gone out this week about the Christmas activities in school and a separate slip regarding Christmas Lunch.  In Key Stage 1, please only let us know if your child DOES NOT want a Christmas lunch.  In Key Stage 2 if your child is entitled to a Free School Meal, they will automatically receive this lunch.  Again please only let us know if they do not want to have it.  For everyone else, please complete the slip and return with payment to the school office by FRIDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2015 at the latest.  After this date, no more requests will be accepted as the food needs to be ordered by this date.  If your child would like the vegetarian option of Quorn Roast, please let the office know, again before Friday 4th December 2015.  If you have any queries, please speak to the office.

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

The Friends of  Summerfields are holding a Christmas Fayre  TONIGHT from 6.00pm-8.00pm  There will be lots of stalls and activities to take part in, including the chance to meet Olaf!  Remember this is raising funds for your children at Summerfields.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “calamitous”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Play fair—Help your friends to get on with their work by keeping quiet during lesson times.

 

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Newsletter 9/15

Newsletter 9/15

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 the first half term:-

Arctic House                               1019

Atlantic House                            945

Indian House                               867

Pacific House                             1089

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

 

TEXTING TO PARENTS

As some parents may be aware, when your child has produced an excellent piece of work, or has worked exceptionally hard, they get a Head Teacher’s award.    In addition now you will also receive a text home congratulating your child and asking them to share this with you.  Please ensure that the office has your up to date mobile phone numbers so you don’t miss these important texts!

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

The Friends of  Summerfields are holding a Christmas Fayre next Friday 20th November 2015 from 6.00pm-8.00pm.  There will be lots of stalls and activities to take part in.  If you are able to help at this event, please speak to the office.

 

CLASS ASSEMBLIES

Please note the following class assemblies which are taking place in the next few weeks.  These assemblies commence at 2.50pm — all welcome.

Thursday 19th November 2015 — Year 5

Thursday 26th November 2015—Year 4

Thursday 3rd December 2015—Year 3

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Every family should have received a Scholastic Book Club brochure this week.  Please can any orders be returned to school by Wednesday 18th November 2015.  Payment should be made by debit/credit card or cheque.  Unfortunately we are unable to accept cash payments for any book orders.  Cheques should be made payable to Scholastic and not Summerfields.  Thank you.

 

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WEEK…?

Letters have gone out to Years 1 and 2 about a trip to the Carisbrooke Castle Toy Museum.  All reply slips, packed lunch orders and payment to be returned by Monday 16th November 2015.  Don’t forget payments can be made at any time for the Year 5 residential next year to Kingswood.  Please can you ensure payments are received with the payment card provided.

 

SHOE BOXES

Every family should now have received information about the Shoe Box appeal that Summerfields are again taking part in this year.  There are a small number of spare shoe boxes available in the school lobby.  Please can all full boxes be returned to school by next Friday morning, 20th November 2015.  Thank you for your support.

 

COLLECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL

We do understand that from time to time it may be necessary for someone “different” to collect your child from school, other than the people named as emergency contacts with school.  Ideally we would like a note given into the office on that morning stating who will be collecting your child.  However we do understand that emergencies do sometimes happen and a telephone call to school may need to be made.  If this is the case, then school will require the name of the person collecting and you will then be asked to get them to bring into school proof of their identity when they collect your child, such as a letter with their name and address on it.  This is ONLY for the protection of ALL children to ensure that they go home with the correct person.  However if the person collecting is known to school, ie another parent, then proof of identify will not be required.  If you have any queries regarding this, please speak to the office.  Thank you.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “fragmentary”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Present and Correct.  Make sure you arrive in time for the beginning of lessons.

 

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Newsletter 8/15

Newsletter 8/15

ATTENDANCE

Congratulations to China Class who are October’s Attendance Stars!  They win the trophy this month as they had 98.43% attendance.  The whole school attendance was just above our target of 96.20% at 96.56%.

The attendance percentages for classes for October were as follows:-

England Class               93.33%

India Class                    94.90%

China Class                   98.43%

Australia Class              97.29%

Kenya Class                   97.65%

Peru Class                     97.94%

Great Britain Class     96.76%

 

BOTTLE TOPS

Thank you to everyone who has donated bottle tops for the Ability Dogs 4 Young People.  We have collected hundreds!  Well done to everyone concerned.  We have now stopped collecting these.  Thank you.

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS

Thank you to the Friends who attended the meeting at school today.  Friends will be holding a Christmas Fayre on Friday 20th November 2015 from 6.00pm-8.00pm.  If anyone would like to help run this event, please speak to the school office.  Friends run these events to raise money for your children, please try and support them if you are able.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please see the reverse of this newsletter for important dates this half term.  Remember school is closed to pupils on Monday 30th November AND Tuesday 1st December 2015.  School also closes at 2.00pm on the last day of term, Friday 18th December 2015.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Every family should have received a Scholastic Book Club brochure this week.  Please can any orders be returned to school by Wednesday 18th November 2015.  Payment should be made by debit/credit card or cheque.  Unfortunately we are unable to accept cash payments for any book orders.  Cheques should be made payable to Scholastic and not Summerfields.  Thank you.

 

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WEEK…?

Everyone has received an invitation to attend a Bedtime Story session on Thursday 12th November.  All replies by Monday please.  Reception class parents have been invited in to discuss the school’s reading scheme.  Please can everyone return their slips with their date preferences.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

As per our School Uniform policy, please can all parents ensure that children DO NOT wear nail polish to school.  If they do it will be removed.  Thank you.

 

WIGHT DIAMONDS BAND CONCERT

Wight Diamonds are holding a charity concert on Tuesday 17th November at 7.00pm at Trinity Theatre, Cowes in aid of the Wheels Appeal.  This charity raises funds for new wheelchairs for island residents.  Tickets are £5.00 on the door.

 

SUSTRANS

Well done to Peru Class who enjoyed a free smoothie breakfast on Wednesday for winning the competition Sustrans held before half term encouraging children to walk, scooter or cycle to school.

 

CHARTWELLS

Chartwells, our school meal providers, have a vacancy for a Kitchen Assistant.  If you are interested in applying, or finding out further details, please contact Chartwells on 550500 or speak to Christine, our cook.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “concoction”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Ask an expert.  Ask an adult if you don’t know what to do in a tricky situation.

 

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Newsletter 7/15

Newsletter 7/15

HARVEST FESTIVAL

We hope you all enjoyed our Harvest Festival this week.  Thank you to everyone for your kind donations to the Isle of Wight Foodbank.  The children were a credit to the school, singing beautifully and performing their class parts.  However, we were disappointed by a selection of rude parents who talked all the way through — this does not set a good example to the children and also makes it very hard to hear the children talking.  Please be more considerate and show the children you value their performance.  We also found it very noisy due to the large number of babies and toddlers.  Please can we ask that you take your child out if they become noisy as it is not fair on other parents who are trying to listen to their child.  Due to it being very popular, we apologise that some parents had to stand.  Next year this will be a ticketed event to ensure that everyone gets a seat and we comply with fire regulations.

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS

Don’t forget the Friends are holding a Fancy Dress Disco tonight.  Key Stage 1 (including Reception Class) is from 6.00pm-7.00pm and Key Stage 2 7.15pm-8.15pm.  Please remember parents have to stay with children at the Key Stage 1 disco.  Entry is £1.00 per child payable on the door.

 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Beginners Ballet and Cross Country After School Clubs which start after half term are now full.  However Lantern Club still has plenty of space!  The Lantern Parade this year takes place on Saturday 28th November 2015 and moves off at 5.45pm.  If you would like your child to join this club, please come along on Tuesday 3rd November from 3.00pm-4.30pm.  Children in Years R to 4 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult who can assist them in making the lantern.  There is a small charge of £3.00 per lantern to cover the cost of materials.  For further details, please speak to the office.

 

FREE ENGERY ACTION EVENT

Local Island organisations can help you save money on your energy and other bills.  Find out more at the free Energy Action event being held on Friday 30th October 2015 from 11.00am-3.00pm.  The event is being held at the Riverside Centre, Newport Quay.  For further details call The Footprint Trust on 822282.

 

POMPEY IN THE COMMUNITY

Please remember to sign up for the Pompey in the Community Football Club.  This is held on Tuesdays at Summerfields from 3.00pm-4.00pm.  Booking in advance is essential and this can be done by phoning 023 9272 8899.

 

CHARTWELLS

Chartwells, our school meal providers, have informed us that after half term there will be a new menu in place.  Every child should have brought home a new  menu today.  If not, please collect one from the school lobby. Remember a vegetarian option or jacket potato are available every day as a choice but have to be booked on the day with an orange slip. Thank you.

 

HALF TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

On Saturday 31st October 2015 there is a Light Party at St Paul’s Christian Centre, School Lane, Newport.  This is a party for families with children aged 4-11 years with free craft, activities and snacks.  Feel free to drop in for a while or stay a bit longer between 5.00pm-7.00pm.

 

AFC Bournemouth are holding community Soccer Camps at Cowes Enterprise College and Oakfield Primary School during October half term.  The cost is just £5.00 per day from 10.00am-3.00pm.  Monday and Tuesday is at Cowes Enterprise College and Monday to Friday at Oakfield Primary School.

For full details and to book places, please contact Lee on 07809 581 486.  The camps are open for all children aged 4-14 years and all coaches are fully qualified and have up to date CRB checks.

 

Ventnor Tennis club are holding children’s tennis on Monday and Tuesday of half term.  The cost of a session is £12.00 from 9.00am-12.00noon.  No experience is required.  For further details contact Vanessa Winter on 07437 204031.

 

“Pop-Up Scrap Store”—on Monday 26th October 2015 from 9.30am-5.00pm there will be scrap, unwanted and reusable items all suitable for home crafting and upcycling projects  available to take away in return for a donation to the Footprint Trust charity.  The Pop Up Scrap Store will be at 30 High Street, Newport, the Trend Café.

 

Newport Roman Villa are holding a Clay Day on Monday 26th October 2015 from 11.00am-3.00pm.  There will be the opportunity to explore the ruins with treasure hunt trails.  Suitable for all ages, entry to the villa and all activities are just £1.00 per person.  On Wednesday 28th October 2015 there will be a Crafty Activity Day.  Again this is suitable for all ages and entry to the villa and all activities is just £1.00 per person.

 

Half term Activity Camp—West Wight Sports and Community Centre—Open to ages 5 to 11 years from 10.00am-2.00pm.  There is a variety of activities on offer on Tuesday 27th October 2015 to Thursday 29th October 2015 including hockey, table football, basketball, capture the flag, etc.  The cost is £10.00 per child per session and £5.00 for siblings at the same session.  For full details contact West Wight Sports Centre.

 

On Wednesday 28th October 2015 there is a Wild Walk from Bembridge Windmill.  Meet at the windmill at 1.30pm for a family walk into Steyne Woods—ticking off 50 things along the way.  This event is free.

 

SUSTRANS

You may remember from a previous newsletter that we have been running a three week challenge encouraging children to travel to school by bike or scooter or to walk.   The winning class will be announced after half term.  They win a smoothie breakfast which they will receive during the first week back.  Well done to everyone who took part in the challenge.

 

CHOIR

Mrs Wadmore would like to thank the choir for attending the Church on the Roundabout’s Harvest Celebrations last Sunday. They all sang beautifully and we had some lovely comments about their performance. Thanks also to the parents for dropping them off!

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “vitriolic”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Silence is golden.  Work quietly and help your friends to concentrate in lessons.

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