Newsletter 32/15

Newsletter 32/15

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

The 100% attendance percentages for May were as follows:-

England Class                          70.00%

India Class                                72.41%

China Class                              72.73%

Australia Class                         76.00%

Kenya Class                             70.00%

Peru Class                                82.76%

Great Britain Class 76.00%

Congratulations to Peru Class who win the trophy this month.  The whole school percentage for May was 94.10% which is below our target of 97%.

 

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 last half term

Arctic House 652

Atlantic House 694

Indian House 653

Pacific House 689

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

 

POLITE REMINDER

Please can we remind parents that if there are any issues regarding their child in school, including incidents involving other children in their class, that they should speak to the Class Teacher or the Head Teacher, rather than discussing incidents with other parents.  We have found that this can lead to misinformation being given and in some cases unfounded rumours are started.  Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

“MIDSUMMER MADNESS!”

Quay Arts are holding a “Free” family drop-in on Sunday 21st June 2015 from 10am-1pm. Families can take part in activities based on a Midsummer’s Nights Dream making crowns and headdresses.  All cheeky spirits must be accompanied by an adult!

 

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL

PLEASE remember that school closes at 1.30pm next Friday, 12th June 2015, when all children MUST be collected.  Please remember to allow extra time for your journey due to the one-way system being in operation.  Therefore there will be no Celebration Assembly this week.  School will be open as normal on Monday 15th June 2015. The Residents Association have been at school issuing permits at the beginning of this week to enable parents to drop off/collect children during the festival.  For all questions regarding access to the estate during the festival, please contact DTM, the traffic management company, directly on 897190.

 

HAVENSTREET COUNTRY DANCING FESTIVAL

Good luck to our dancers who are taking part in the annual Country Dancing Festival at Havenstreet on Wednesday 10th June 2015.  We hope the sun shines for you!

 

SENCO

We would like to Welcome Mrs Clare Bowen to our school, as our new Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

 

TELEPHONE CALLS TO SCHOOL

Can we please request that you try to give messages to your children about going home, before coming to school.  Unfortunately with over 190 children in school, it is very difficult to have time to pass on messages such as “tell him to start walking and I’ll meet him” or “can you bring your trainers home today”.  While the office always tries their best to be accommodating, twice a week there is only one member of staff, which consequently means they spend a lot of time “running around” and not in the office.  Of course we understand emergencies, such as accidents and being held up in traffic but please can we ask that other calls are kept to a minimum.  We do appreciate your co-operation in this matter.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

The next time you eat an avocado, save the stone.  Stick four toothpicks into the stone around the middle and balance it, pointed end upwards, on top of a glass.  Half-cover the stone with water and put the glass in a warm, sunny place.  Change the water every two days and wait for it to sprout (three to six weeks) before planting in a pot.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “obstreperous”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Peace and quiet.  Help your friends to get on with their work by keeping quiet during lesson times.

 

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Newsletter 31/15

Newsletter 31/15

FRIDAY CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY

Please note for the next half term Celebration Assembly will take place at 2.45pm on a Friday and not 2.35pm.

 

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL

Please remember that school will close at 1.30pm on Friday 12th June 2015.  We will be open AS NORMAL on Monday15th June 2015 but remember to allow extra time for your journey on both of these days due to the volume of traffic and the “one-way” system.

The Mountbatten Estate Residents’ Association will be issuing your Access only permits. The permit will enable you to access the barriers for dropping/picking up your children to and from school only. You will find representatives of the Residents Association at school on Monday 1st June from 2:30—3:00pm and Tuesday 2nd June from 8:30—9:00am and 2:30—3:00pm

 

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

From September the Government has changed the target for children’s attendance.  The Education Welfare Service will now get involved with families where children’s attendance is 90% or below.

 

FA SKILLS

FA Skills would like to invite GIRLS in Year 3 and 4 to a FREE half term football session.  This is to be held at Brading Town FC on Wednesday 27th May 2015 from 10am-12noon.  Booking is essential.  Please contact them directly at adrian.penrose@thefa.com stating your daughter’s name and a contact number.  Places will be given on a first come first served basis.

 

HEADLICE AGAIN!

Unfortunately there has been another report of headlice again in school.  Please can you use the half term break to check your child’s hair and treat as necessary.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

WALK THE WIGHT 2015

Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive from the Earl Mountbatten Hospice has sent a letter to school thanking all the walkers that took part in the Walk The Wight this year.  The Hospice is such an important charity here on the Island and it’s wonderful that children show their support for them by doing something amazing, so very well done!

 

INTERNET/SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY FOR CHILDREN

There is an excellent website for parents to help you keep your children safe on line as well as on social media.  It has been set up by the NSPCC.  It is www.net-aware.org.uk.

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS DISCOS

Thank you to the Friends for organising the discos on Friday and to the parents for supporting this event.  They raised £300.00 towards the whole school trip at the end of the year.  Well done to everyone concerned.

 

SICKNESS

If your child has a hospital or Doctor’s appointment during the school day, it would be really useful if you could provide school with a copy of their appointment card or letter to put in their file.  As you are probably aware, we are inspected very regularly by the Education Welfare Officers who ensure that we are following the correct procedures.  Thank you.

 

HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

Medina Leisure Centre are running Activ8 and Activ8 Extra (8 to 11 year old) and Little Monkeys (5 to 7 year old) sessions from Tuesday 26th May to Friday 29th May.  Registration is at 8:45 am each day with sessions starting promptly at 9:00am.  Please phone 823880 to make a booking.

Medina Valley Centre are running a family canoe paddle on Wednesday 27th May 2015.  Please contact Kate or Sandie on 522195 or e-mail info@medinavalleycentre.org.uk

AFC Bournemouth May half term community soccer camps at Gurnard and Oakfield Primary Schools.  £5 per day (10am—3pm) for 5-14 year olds. To book a place, please call or text Lee on 07726599262, leaving your child’s name, age and contact number.

 

POMPEY IN THE COMMUNITY

Don’t forget to sign up for next half term!  All lessons need to be pre-booked and paid for in advance with Pompey in the Community directly.  You can contact them on 02392 728899.

 

SAINSBURY’S ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

As this campaign has now finished, please can all remaining vouchers be brought into school by FRIDAY 5TH JUNE 2015.

 

TALKING NEWSLETTER

The final talking newsletter for this half term is here and is read by Felicity and Macey.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾

Have a great half term!  Remember you might be on holiday but Mum and Dad might not be.  Try and be extra helpful at home.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “burgeon”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Keep focussed!  Show that you can stay on task despite distractions.

 

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Newsletter 30/15

Newsletter 30/15

SCHOOL TRIPS

It is coming to a very busy time of year at school with exciting trips taking place.  This week Year 3 visited Marwell Zoo and had a great time.  Next Wednesday Year 6 are going to see The Lion King and having a day out sightseeing in London!  After half-term Year 4 are going to Portsmouth to visit another school and will hopefully go up the Spinnaker Tower as well.  Other trips for Year 1 and 2 are also in the process of being organised—further details to follow shortly.  Please can we ask that all permission slips, medical forms and payments are returned promptly to save  staff having to chase up missing information.

 

MOBILE DEVICE POLICY

Parents of children in Years 4, 5 and 6 will shortly be receiving a letter regarding bringing mobile phones to school.  Please can you look out for this and reply accordingly.  Children in any other years should NOT be bringing mobile phones to school—only children that can walk home are allowed to.  Thank you.

 

MAY HALF TERM SOCCER CAMPS

AFC Bournemouth are holding soccer camps this half term at Gurnard  Primary on Tuesday 26th May and Oakfield Primary on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th May.  The cost is only £5.00 per day from 10am-3pm.  These camps are for children from 5-14 years.  For full details and to book contact Lee on 07726 599 262.

 

HEAD LICE

Unfortunately we are still finding that we are having a lot of cases of head lice reported to school.  PLEASE can we ask every family to be extra vigilant and for everyone to take time to check their children’s hair and treat if necessary.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS DISCOS

Don’t forget the Friends of Summerfields discos tonight.  Key Stage 1 is from 6.00pm to 7.00pm and Key Stage 2 from 7.15pm to 8.15pm.  Children in Key Stage 1 must be accompanied however children in Key Stage 2 can be left.  The cost is £1.00 per child, payable on the door.  Please come along and support this event if you can.

 

SCHOOL DINNERS

Unfortunately we still have a number of children who regularly say the wrong dinner at morning registration.    Please can you make sure your child knows whether they have brought a packed lunch from home or are having a school dinner.  This is not just children in Key Stage 1, older children also often “slip up” and make a mistake.  As we do not want children to go hungry or cook extra food which is then wasted, after half term two classes will be “trialling” a new system.  Further details to follow.

 

SICKNESS FORMS

Don’t forget it is your responsibility to complete a yellow slip once your child has returned to school following an illness.  Until this is received with the specific illness, your child will be marked as having “unauthorised absence” even if you have telephoned the school to advise us of their absence.  Once the completed slip is received, this will then be changed accordingly.

 

HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

Medina Leisure Centre is again running its very popular Activ8 sessions during half term.  Children in Key Stage 2 will have received a leaflet to bring home this week about all the activities on offer.  Medina Valley Centre is running a “Family Canoe Paddle” on Wednesday 27th May 2015 from 2pm-5pm.  The cost is £15.00 per person. For full details contact them on 522195.  Children’s tennis for ages 5-11 years is being held at Ventnor Tennis Club on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th May 2015 from 8.30am-3.30pm.  The cost is £20.00 per day and places need to be booked in advanced by contacting Vanessa on 07437 204031.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Give yourselves a pat on the back!  Well done to all our Year 6 pupils who have this week worked really, really hard on their S.A.T.S.  We’re sure they’ve all done really well and tried their best!

 

TALKING NEWSLETTER

Our thanks this week go to Zach F and Hannah H for reading the news, which you can find here.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK—The word of the week is “holography”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Look on the bright side! Try to find something positive in a difficult situation.

 

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Newsletter 29/15

Newsletter 29/15

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

The 100% attendance percentages for April were as follows:-

England Class                            63.33%

India Class                                   82.76%

China Class                                81.82%

Australia Class                           80.00%

Kenya Class                               76.67%

Peru Class                                   79.31%

Great Britain Class 72.00%

Congratulations to India Class who win the trophy this month.  The whole school percentage for April was      94.16% which is well below our target of 97%.

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

Well done to our first Gold Certificate winner Mason!  Come on everyone else—catch up!

 

CLASS GROUP SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS

Just a reminder that any orders for class photographs need to be returned to school by this Monday 11th May 2015 via the “green box”.  All envelopes must be sealed with the correct payment by cash or cheque enclosed.  Please ensure that the outside of the envelope is completed with all the relevant details.

 

MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS

On Bank Holiday Monday the Summerfields’ Country Dancers who took part in the May Day Celebrations at Arreton Barns.  Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our dancers and to Mrs Stiles for organising the event.  In her own words the event was “brilliant”.  A massive well done to everyone concerned.

 

FAMILY LIAISON OFFICER

We are very pleased to confirm that Mrs Sally Murphy has been appointed as our new Family Liaison Officer.  Look out shortly for further information about how to contact Mrs Murphy and for details of the support that she will be offering to parents.  We wish Mrs Murphy well in her new role at Summerfields.

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS DISCOS

The Friends’ school discos take place next Friday 15th May 2015.  The Reception and Key Stage 1 disco is from 6.00pm to 7.00pm when parents are required to stay.  The Key Stage 2 isco is from 7.15pm to 8.15pm.    Parents do not need to stay but if you would like to there will be a “parents café” to sit and have a quiet cup of tea and a piece of cake!

Children can come to school in “mufti” that day and bring along a donation for the Tombola stall—any second hand book or dvd which must be SUITABLE FOR CHILDRENIf you are interested in helping, please let the office know.  Thank you.

 

STARSNAPPERS

Starsnappers have held very exciting workshops for children in all years of Summerfields this week.  They have had the opportunity to take photographs and be photographed!  Once the proofs are received they will be sent out and you will be able to purchase if you like the results!

 

JUNIOR RUN WIGHT CHALLENGE 2015

Please click here for details of the above event.  Please note that entry MUST be in advance and not on the day.  Therefore if your child would like to enter, they must be registered TODAY at entriesrunwight2015@gmail.com or visit www.iwight. com/getactive for further details.  The event takes place tomorrow at Medina Leisure Centre.  Thank you.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Lie under a blossom tree.  Lie on your back and look up at the masses of flowers above you—far too many to count!  Watch the petals come fluttering down around you like confetti.

 

TALKING NEWSLETTER

Thank you to Kane and Archy who read this week’s newsletter. You can listen to it here.

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

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

 

 

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Newsletter 28/15

Newsletter 28/15

MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS

Well done to everyone who took part in our May Day Celebrations today.  Thank you to Mrs Stiles and Miss Bridle for co-ordinating the event and teaching the children the great dances.  As a school we feel the event was much more successful with the issuing of tickets, thereby limiting the number of spaces available.  If you have any comments or feedback regarding how this event went, please let us know, so we can amend as necessary for any future events.

 

CLASS GROUP SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS

All the Class Group photographs have been sent home in children’s book bags this week.  Please can all orders be returned to school via the “Green Box” by Monday 11th May 2015 at the latest.  Please remember to complete and seal the envelope, as well as enclosing the correct payment.  Please note school do not open these, please therefore ensure that only exact payment by cash or cheque is enclosed.  Thank you.

 

LOST PROPERTY

Unfortunately we have recently had lots of children losing their jumpers and cardigans.  Can everyone please ensure that they have got the correct school uniform at home.  Remember ALL items of uniform should be clearly labelled.  If you do have any uniform that does not belong to you, please can you return it to the office as soon as possible.  Thank you.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Don’t forget school will be CLOSED to pupils next Thursday 7th May 2015 as we are being used as a Polling Station for the General Election.

 

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2015

As in previous years, school will close at 1.30pm on Friday 12th June 2015 when ALL children will need to be collected.  Please note that Bright Sparks will not be able to take any children from Summerfields that afternoon.  School will be open as normal on Monday 15th June 2015 when ALL children will be expected to attend school.  On Monday 15th June 2015, Bright Sparks will be closed and therefore there will be no Breakfast or After School Club that day.

 

THANK YOU

We would like to thank the charity Bibles for Children who are presenting each pupil from Years 2 to 6 with a copy of either “The Children’s Bible” or “The Good News Bible”.  These will be used in school but given to the children to take with them when they leave school in Year 6.

 

RIVERFEST 2015

The Riverfest Festival takes place this year on Saturday 16th May 2015 from 11am to 3pm at Newport Quay.  The event is free to attend with lots of activities, entertainment and local food to enjoy.

 

COULD YOU BE JUNIOR BAKE OFF CHAMPION 2015?

Junior Bake Off is back for children aged between 9 and 12 years.  For full details and an application form go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/junior-bake-off.  Applications need to be submitted by 10th May 2015.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Cook on a campfire.  There’s no kitchen in the great outdoors but you don’t have to miss dinner!  This is not the time for a Sunday roast with all the trimmings.  Keep it simple with food that cooks quickly and easily.  Sausages, soups or beans all work well.  Skewers are great for putting sausages or marshmallows on.  Melt a marshmallow and put it between two chocolate biscuits.  Absolutely delicious!

 

TALKING NEWSLETTER

No Talking Newsletter this week due to May Day Celebrations, but we will be back next week.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “goad”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Manners Matter — Concentrate on eating your own lunch and leave the table clean and tidy.

 

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Newsletter 27

Newsletter 27

SCHOOL CLOSURE

Please be reminded that school will be closed on Thursday 7th May 2015 due to the school premises being used as a polling station.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB ORDERS

If you would like to place a book order, please complete the order form and enclose a cheque (payable to Summerfields Primary School) or complete the debit card details section.  Please note we are unable to accept cash.  All orders must be in school by Wednesday 29th April 2015 via the ‘green box’.

 

ADVICE FROM IOW NHS – VOMITING AND DIARRHOEA

The IOW NHS Trust have advised schools to remind parents that children should stay off school for 48 hours after the symptoms of vomiting or diarrhoea have stopped to avoid the spread of infection.  Please do not send your child back to school before 48 hours have elapsed.  Thank you.

 

MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS

If you would like a ticket to the May Day celebrations  on Friday 1st May, please return the request slip via the ‘Green box’ asap as tickets are on a first come first served basis.

 

FOOTBALL MATCH

We would like to wish good luck to our team who have a home match against Barton Primary School on Friday 1st May 2015.

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS

A big thank you to all parents, grandparents and staff that came along to the Quiz, it was a great success and we raised £112 which will go towards equipment for the football team. There will be a mufti day on Friday 15th May followed by school discos in the evening, further details to follow shortly. A summer fayre is also planned for Saturday 27th June and stalls are available. We need as much help as possible for both the discos and summer fayre so please let us know if you’re available.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Children have been coming to school wearing a variety of coloured socks.  Please be reminded that the summer school uniform for girls consists of summer dresses and white socks only. Winter uniform, all children must wear grey socks. Thank you for your  co-operation in this matter.

 

HEADLICE IN SCHOOL

We have had reports of headlice again in school.  Please ensure that you check your child’s hair on a regular basis and treat accordingly.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Go to see a bluebell wood, the flowers grow very, very slowly so this tells us that a bluebell wood is an ancient woodland.  It’s tempting to pick bluebells, but please don’t as they are happy where they are!

 

TALKING NEWSLETTER

Here is this week’s newsletter, read by Becky and Felicity.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “commodious”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newsletter 26/15

Newsletter 26/15

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

The 100% attendance percentages for March were as follows:-

England Class                             60.00%

India Class                                    48.28%

China Class                                 59.09%

Australia Class                             48.00%

Kenya Class                                76.67%

Peru Class                                    65.52%

Great Britain Class 72.00%

Congratulations to Kenya Class who win the trophy this month.  The whole school percentage for March was 93.6% which is well below our target of 97%.

 

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 last half term

Arctic House 1024

Atlantic House 847

Indian House  965

Pacific House 947

Therefore the Champions for the this half term were Arctic House.  Congratulations!

 

ISLE OF WIGHT YOUTH CONCERT BAND

The Isle of Wight Youth Concert Band are holding a Spring Concert on Sunday 3rd May 2015.  The event takes place at Medina Theatre at 2.30pm.  Tickets are available at a cost of £7.50 per ticket from the Box Office on 823884.  They are always interested in new members joining.  If you would like further details, please ask at the office.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please see the events page of the school website for important dates for the whole of this term until school breaks up in July.  This list is NOT exhaustive AND may be subject to change and should be used as a guide to future events in school.  If any dates need to be changed these will be advised as soon as these are known.  Thank you.

 

CROSSING PATROL

The Isle of Wight Council have confirmed that there is currently NO Crossing Patrol Warden on the zebra crossing at Staplers until further notice.  As soon as they appoint a new one we will let you know, but until then if your child walks home alone there will be no one to cross them across the road before or after school.

 

CHARTWELLS

Next week there is a menu change for St George’s Day.  There will be a Roast Beef dinner on Thursday with Banoffee Pudding for dessert.  Chicken pasta will served on Wednesday instead of Thursday.  Thank you.

 

HOT WEATHER

Please remember ALL children need a bottle of water in school EVERY day especially during hot weather.  We are still giving away lots of water bottles that we are not receiving payment for. Unfortunately we are finding that children are throwing away their water bottles, rather than refilling them from the water coolers in school.  Please can you remind your child to refill their water bottle and not throw it away.

Children do also need a hat in school during hot weather.  Please can you ensure that hats are clearly named.  It may also be a good idea to apply “all day” sun cream to your child on very hot days before they come to school.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Canoe down a river!  See the world from a duck’s point of view.  What you need is:- a canoe, paddles, a life jacket, a river and expert advice and supervision. Going round and round in circles can get a bit boring!  Paddle evenly on both sides to go in a straight line and actually get somewhere.  This isn’t the kind of thing you do every day but can be great fun.

 

TALKING NEWSLETTER

Click here to listen to this week’s newsletter, which is read by Izzy and Macey.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “extricate”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Hold Back! Make an effort to accept what teachers say to you without giving them backchat.

 

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Newsletter 25/15

Newsletter 25/15

STUDENT TEACHERS

We will be welcoming two student teachers after Easter from the University of Chichester.  Mr Jack Allen, who will be working in Year 5 and Mr Callum Sturt, who will be working in Year 3.  We wish them well with their placement with us which is until 5th June 2015.

 

MUMPS

Unfortunately we have had a case of Mumps in school.    Even if your child has had the MMR vaccine, there is still a chance that they could contract these diseases.  If  your child is unwell and you seek advice from a health professional, it might be worth mentioning that school has had a reported case of Mumps.  Thank you.

 

WATER BOTTLES

Please remember EVERY child should have a water bottle in school every day, especially now that the weather is beginning to warm up.  School does not provide cups for your child to have a drink as this can be very unhygienic and children pass on illnesses to each other very easily.  Remember water bottles can be purchased from the office at a cost of 35p.  If children need a water bottle during the day,  we will provide them with one and send a slip home confirming this and asking for the 35p.  Thank you.

 

CHARTWELLS

There is a new menu from Chartwells which takes effect after Easter.  Every family will have received a copy in your child’s book bag this week. Please remember dinners need to be paid for in advance rather than arrears.

 

POMPEY IN THE COMMUNITY

The next set of football starts on Tuesday 21st April 2015, which is the second Tuesday back after the Easter holidays. All sessions must be paid for in advance and booking is essential. To book your child’s place, please contact Pompey in the Community directly on 02392 728899.

 

CROSSING PATROL

The Isle of Wight Council have confirmed that after Easter there will be NO Crossing Patrol Warden on the zebra crossing at Staplers until further notice.  As soon as they appoint a new one we will let you know, but until then if your child walks home alone there will be no one to cross them across the road before or after school.

 

EASTER HOLIDAY EVENTS

The following family days are taking place during the Easter holidays. Cowes Maritime Museum are holding an Easter crafts day on Monday 30th March 2015 from  10am until 12 noon. This event is free and there is no need to book. Also 2015 at Brading Roman Villa on Wednesday 8th April there is a clay day and treasure hunt 10.30am until 3pm. Again there is no need to book for this event but there will be a charge of £1 entry for all.

 

STAFF CHANGES

Following our very successful Ofsted in November, Ms Wood has been seconded to another Island school.  This means she will not be at Summerfields every day.  Miss Vine will take on the role of Acting Head Teacher and Mrs Brownlow will support teaching in Year 5.  We know that you will give Miss Vine your full support.  We would also like to welcome Mrs Denise Wilson who will be starting at Summerfields as a School Administrator in the office and Mr Nick Cook who is joining us as a Teaching Assistant in Year 2.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

When we return to school, children can wear Summer uniform if they wish until the Autumn half term.  Full details of the Summer uniform are shown below:-

 

Girls – Short sleeve dress — light blue, light pink, lilac — check or striped

White socks — grey socks must not be worn with the Summer uniform

Navy blue embroidered cardigan

Plain black shoes (no open toes)

 

Boys – Dark grey shorts

Jade embroidered polo shirt

Navy blue crew necked embroidered sweatshirt

Plain black shoes (no trainers or open toes)

 

Polo shirts, sweatshirts and PE shirts can all be purchased from Kids and Co in Ryde.  They can be contacted on 615242 or their website address is www.kidsandcodirect.co.uk.

 

NEWSLETTER

Please note this is the last “paper” newsletter you will receive.  To receive the newsletter electronically every week by email, go to www.summerfieldsprimary.co.uk and sign up.  Thank you.

The talking newsletter will be back after the Easter holiday.

 

Things to do before you are 11¾ …

Dam a stream. It won’t be long before the stream is a pond. You will need twigs, branches, rocks and stones. Remember what goes up must come down—have fun smashing down the dam once you have made it but don’t go in too deep.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “elusive”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Have a happy and healthy holiday. Remember to be helpful around the home during the Easter break.

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Newsletter 24/15

Newsletter 24/15

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please remember that school closes at 2pm next Friday 27th March 2015 when ALL children must be collected. Please note Bright Sparks After School Club are UNABLE to take children on that day. School returns on Monday 13th April 2015.

 

CROSS COUNTRY

On Friday 13th March 2015, 11 children took part in a Cross Country competition at Northwood Showground.  We came 7th out of 14 schools.  James G came 5th out of 78 boys!  What a brilliant result.  Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to Miss Parry for organising the event.

 

CONTACTING SCHOOL

From the end of next week, we are changing the telephone system at Summerfields.  When you contact school you will be given the choice of either reporting a pupil absent or speaking to the office.  This will mean that you can report a pupil absent before the office is opened at 8.30am.  Please can we remind everyone that Bright Sparks do have their own telephone number of 559098 which should always now be used as the office will be unable to transfer any calls to Bright Sparks.

 

REMINDER

India Class (Year 1) assembly takes place next Thursday 26th March 2015 at 2.50pm. Everyone welcome.

 

NETBALL COMPETITION

Yesterday 7 Year 6 children took part in the Newport Cluster Netball Competition at Seaclose Park.  Everyone played really well and we came 7th out of 14 teams.  Thank you to Mrs Walsh and Mr Bound for taking the children.

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS BUNNY DRIVE

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Bunny Drive which was held by the Friends on Wednesday after school.  Unfortunately this was not very well supported.  If Friends is to continue, please can you try and support these events which are trying to raise money for your children.  When the Friends was under threat, everyone was very supportive and wanted it saved.  So please come and support the events they are putting on.  The next event being organised is a quiz night for adults on Friday 17th April 2015.  Further details to follow shortly.

 

BRIGHT SPARKS EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB

Bright Sparks Holiday Club are holding two weeks of fun activities for children aged 2-11 years old.  They will be open from 8am to 6pm every week day except Good Friday and Easter Monday.  If you would like your child to attend, or to find out further details, please contact Bright Sparks on 559098 before Wednesday 25th March 2015.

 

DINNER MONEY

As it is the end of the Spring Term on Friday 27th March 2015, please can ALL outstanding dinner money be paid by this date at the latest.  If you are unsure how much you owe, please ask at the office.  Can we please remind everyone that dinner money should ALWAYS be paid in advance, not in arrears.  Unfortunately if any dinner money is not cleared by this date, then your child will not be allowed to have any further dinners.

 

RED NOSE DAY 2015

Thank you to EVERYONE for making Red Nose Day 2015 such a success at Summerfields!  We raised a fantastic £324.67 by selling cakes, wearing red and “blobbing” Mrs Wadmore.

 

Things to do before you are 11¾ …

Do a chalk pavement painting. All you need is chalk, a pavement and a rainy day. It might seem funny to pick a rainy day but chalk becomes more like paint in the wet and the colours look much brighter. Experiment with techniques and watch how the rain softens your picture.

 

TALKING NEWSLETTER

Louis and Annabelle are reading this week’s newsletter and you can listen here.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “perfidious”.

If you would like to contribute your own favourite  “word of the week”  please put any suggestions in the “Green Box” – please include the word, definition and your name.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

You’re a star! – Think about something you’ve succeeded in today and tell someone about it.

 

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Newsletter 23/15

Newsletter 23/15

RED NOSE DAY!

Thank you to everyone for supporting Red Nose Day in school today. The total amount raised will be in next weeks newsletter. Any remaining donations can still be made to the office.

 

BIRTHDAY CAKES AND SWEETS

We appreciate that sending in cakes and sweets on your child’s birthday sounds like a nice thought. However, please remember that we do have children who cannot have treats. Also if every child brought in cakes, that is a lot of hidden calories in a year. Therefore we ask that you please do not send in cakes and sweets to be distributed by school. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

PARENTAL SURVEY

Thank you to the families that have already completed the Parental Survey. Unfortunately we have still not received many replies. Please can we ask that as many people as possible complete this form and return to school via the “Green Box” as we really do want your honest opinions of our school. If you require another form, please ask at the office. Please can all forms be returned by Monday 16th March 2015.

 

PUSHCHAIRS

The hall floor has been re-polished and the hall carpet cleaned. To help us keep them clean for the children to walk and sit on in PE lessons, please remember to leave pushchairs by the blue table in the foyer. Thank you.

REMINDER

England Class (Year R) assembly takes place next Thursday 19th March 2015 at 2.50pm. Everyone welcome.

 

CONTACT WITH TEACHERS

Please note that unfortunately it is not possible to speak to your child’s teacher, or other members of staff “on demand” either face to face or on the telephone. Please contact the office, who will then ask the member of staff to contact you as soon as possible.

 

SCHOOL VISITS AND TRIPS

Following the recent staff training day on Friday 6th March 2015, we will shortly be revising our Consent Form for school trips and visits. Please note that we have been advised that verbal consent is no longer acceptable for any out of school activity. This includes sporting events. Therefore if the Consent Form is not returned to school by the deadline stated, children will NOT be able to attend. Currently school spends a lot of time chasing outstanding forms and often telephone as a last resort. Therefore unfortunately this will no longer be our practice.

 

LONDON MARATHON

On 26th April 2015 Steven Gilbert, a parent with children at Summerfields, will be taking part in the London Marathon. He is running in aid of “Get Kids Going! Sport and Mobility for Disabled Children”. If you would like to sponsor him, please see the office. We hope the training is going well, as it’s not that far away!

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS

Please look in your child’s book bag for a letter from the Friends. They are holding a “Bunny Drive” next Wednesday after school. Just turn up and take part—the cost is £1.50 per person which includes squash and a biscuit. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Roll down a really big hill. It’s a fun way to get to the bottom! Find a grassy hill but make sure there are no objects you might bump into. Lie on the grass, make your body into the shape of a sausage and roll down the hill sideways.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “temporise”. If you would like to contribute your own favourite “word of the week” please put any suggestions in the “Green Box” – please include the word, definition and your name.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Cheer up! Try to remember happy times when you are feeling sad.

 

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Newsletter 22

Newsletter 22

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

The 100% attendance percentages for February were as follows:-

England Class                             48.28%

India Class                                    50.00%

China Class                                36.36%

Australia Class                           64.00%

Kenya Class                               66.67%

Peru Class 72.41%

Great Britain Class 72.00%

Congratulations to Peru Class who win the trophy this month. The whole school percentage for February was     95.06% which is well below our target of 97%.

 

SCARLET FEVER

We have been advised by the Isle of Wight Council’s Public Health Department that there has been an increase in the number of reported cases of Scarlet Fever. At school we do now have a number of confirmed cases. The early symptoms are sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. A pinhead rash may also appear, firstly on the chest and stomach. Medical advice should be sought if you think your child has Scarlet Fever as this infection needs to be treated with antibiotics. Once treatment has been started, if children are well enough they can return to school after 24 hours.

Unfortunately we also seem to have quite a few children with diarrhoea at the moment. Can everyone please reiterate to their children the importance of hand washing and personal hygiene to try and stop the spread of this. Thank you.

 

YEAR 1 AND 2 FAMILY HOMEWORK

Thank you to all the families for all your hard work on the half term “family” homework. The various houses you produced were excellent. We hoped you all enjoyed the opportunity of coming in to school to see them all.

 

REMINDER

China Class (Year 2) assembly takes place next Thursday 12th March 2015 at 2.50pm. Everyone welcome.

 

RED NOSE DAY

Remember we will be supporting Red Nose Day at school this year on Friday 13th March 2015. Children can come to school in “mufti” but must wear something “Red” and give a minimum donation of £1.00 to Comic Relief. Please remember children will still need to go out to play so sensible shoes and warm coats please! (Children only have to wear a red item like socks or hair clips. Please DON’T buy anything specially.)

We will also be selling cakes with “red noses” at breaktime. If your child would like to buy one, please send them in with 30p. Mrs Wadmore has kindly volunteered to be “blobbed” with red paint! The cost is 20p a go or 3 blobs for 50p! Remember everything we raise goes to Comic Relief.

 

SCHOOL GOVERNORS

If you need to contact the School Governors their email address is governors@summerfieldspri.iow.sch.uk. Please note this is checked regularly but not daily. In case of an emergency please contact the school directly — we can then forward your message. If it is a private matter, please put your letter in a sealed envelope marked Chair of Governors — Private and Confidential.

 

WORLD BOOK DAY

To celebrate World Book Day today, everyone will shortly bring home a £1.00 book token. This can be exchanged for special £1.00 books or £1.00 off any book or audio book worth £2.99 or more at selected bookshops. School will be having a special Book Week later on in the Summer term. Look out for more details on the newsletter.

 

Things to do before you are 11¾ …

Play Pooh–sticks. Pooh Bear introduced the game of Pooh-sticks – you play it with a friend. All you need is a stick each and a bridge with running water below it. Throw the sticks into the water at the same time on the upstream side of the bridge, then rush to the other side – the one whose stick appears first is the winner.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “objurgate”.

If you would like to contribute your own favourite “word of the week” please put any suggestions in the “Green Box” – please include the word, definition and your name.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Hands Free. Try to work alongside other people without touching them or invading their work space.

 

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Newsletter 21

Newsletter 21

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 last half term

Arctic House                             821

Atlantic House                          789

Indian House                            879

Pacific House 781

Therefore the Champions for the this half term were Indian House.  Congratulations!

 

100% ATTENDANCE!

Well done to EVERYONE. We achieved our goal of having 100% attendance with every child in school on Monday and Tuesday this week! Fantastic!

 

WORLD BOOK DAY MENU

Please note on Thursday 5th March Chartwells are holding a ‘special’ menu for World Book Day. The menu will be Hotdog and Onions or Macaroni Cheese, Jacket Wedges, Peas and Sweetcorn. For pudding there will be Fruits of the Forest Eton Mess. If your child is in Key Stage 1 or in Key Stage 2 and entitled to a free school meal, they will receive this meal. Anyone else in Key Stage 2 can also purchase this ‘special’ at a cost of £2.05. No need to book, just pay on the day. If you have any queries regarding this please ask at the office.

 

ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER

Please can we remind ALL parents that the newsletter is often the ONLY place that important information is passed on to parents. The best way to receive the newsletter is by email. To do this visit our website at www.summerfieldsprimary.co.uk. At the bottom right hand corner input your details and then follow the instructions received. Alternatively there is always a paper copy available for collection in the school lobby. Please can we ask that you try and ensure that you read the newsletter every week. Thank you.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please remember school is closed to pupils next Friday 6th March 2015. Please see the events page of our website for the important dates for the rest of the school year. Please remember that these are only PROVISIONAL dates and may be subject to change.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Please can all orders for the Scholastic Book Club be returned to school via the “Green Box” by Wednesday 4th March 2015.  No cash please—cheques or debit/credit card payments only.

 

RED NOSE DAY

We will again be supporting Red Nose Day at school this year on Friday 13th March 2015. Children can come to school dressed in something “Red” and give a donation of £1.00 to Comic Relief. Please remember children will still need to go out to play so sensible shoes and warm coats please! (Children only have to wear a red item like socks or hair clips. Please DON’T buy anything specially.)

 

PARENTAL SURVEY

Every family should shortly receive a letter from the teachers of Summerfields Primary asking for feedback following our recent Ofsted report. Please can we ask EVERY family complete the form and be honest. We really do want your opinions on ways we can improve school for you and your children. Thank you.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Call an owl. Owls might not have mobiles but if you call an owl, it will call you right back. Most owls come out at night so wait until it’s dark to catch them at their chattiest.

 

TALKING NEWSLETTER

This week the newsletter is read by Izabella and Jamie. Click here to listen.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “mordant”.

If you would like to contribute your own favourite “word of the week” please put any suggestions in the “Green Box” – please include the word, definition and your name. Thank you.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

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

 

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