Newsletter 38/15

Newsletter 38/15

THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone for all the lovely cards and presents that have been given to the staff at Summerfields. We really do appreciate such kind gestures. Well done to everybody at the Leavers Assembly who won an award. Good luck to Year 6 at their new schools and we look forward to seeing everyone else back at school on WEDNESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2015. Have a great holiday everyone!

 

GOODBYE & GOOD LUCK!

We wish Miss Emily Metcalfe a fond farewell as she goes off to university to do her teaching degree. Good luck Emily, we all know you’re going to be a great teacher!

 

UNIFORM FOR SEPTEMBER

Just a reminder that if you need any new uniform, this is available from Kids and Co in Ryde. Please remember children should only have grey trousers and skirts and not black. Socks should also ALL be grey, unless girls are wearing the Summer uniform when they must be white. Can we also ask parents of children in Years 4, 5 and 6 when buying a bag for your child to bring to school, please consider its size. Please remember there are 90 coat pegs in a very small space. There is not much room for 90 coats and satchels or sturdy bags. Remember your child’s PE kit should be kept in a separate bag, as these are now stored elsewhere.   Something like a rucksack is ideal but anything without rigid corners. Children should not need a large bag—just one big enough for their lunch, pencil case and reading book. Please save “fashion” for home and think practically for school. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TRIP

We hope everyone enjoyed our whole school trip to Robin Hill this week. Thank you to all the staff who accompanied the children and ensured that a great time was had by all!

 

COMMUNITY BIKEABILITY COURSES

There are free Bikeability courses taking place in the Summer holidays, run by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service. These are being held at Shanklin and Freshwater Fire Stations respectively on the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th August 2015. The morning sessions from 10am to 12 noon are being held at Shanklin and the afternoon sessions 2pm to 4pm are being held at Freshwater Fire Station. Booking is essential. You must be able to attend all four sessions. For full details contact Mrs Rebecca Young, Prevention Activities Officer, at Sandown Fire Station on 01983 823399.

 

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PENCIL

On Wednesdays from 29th July 2015 Jules Marriner is running family drop in drawing workshops in the Corner Room at Fort Victoria. Jules is a local author and illustrator of children’s books and has worked in many Island schools. Sessions run from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and there is no cost, just make a donation of whatever you can. Each week has a different theme.

 

POMPEY IN THE COMMUNITY

Pompey in the community will again be running their ever popular after school football club on Tuesdays in September from 3.00pm to 4.00pm. The seven week course will run from Tuesday 8th September until Tuesday 20th October 2015. For further details and to book your child onto the course please contact them directly on 02392 728899. They are also running Summer holiday courses on the Island. For details see the flyer sent home in your child’s book bag or by ringing the above number. All sessions must be pre-booked.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AT QUAY ARTS

Click here to see a flyer for RedTIE Theatre Summer School at Quay Arts.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Dig a pool and try to keep it full of seawater. Water wants to drain away through sand but if you keep on digging deep the water will eventually start puddling at the bottom of your hole. It can be hard work but the nearer the sea you dig, the easier this will be!

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “harmonious”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Have a great holiday! But remember to try and help out at home as much as you can.

 

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Newsletter 37/15

Newsletter 37/15

IMPORTANT DATES

Just a reminder that school closes for the Summer holidays next Friday 17th July 2015 at 2pm, when all children MUST be collected. School reopens on Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at 8.35am.  Can we respectfully remind you that the Leavers’ Assembly next Friday is ONLY for relatives of children in Year 6 who are leaving us.

 

“SEARCH FOR A STAR” PRODUCTION

Well done to everyone who took part in our show this week.  Everyone performed really well and we hope you all enjoyed it!  Thank you to all the staff for making the costumes and choreographing the dances.  The raffle raised just under £60.00.  Thank you as ever for your support.

 

HEAD BOY, HEAD GIRL & HOUSE CAPTAINS

Following the recent interviews, we can now announce the Year 6 positions for next year.

Head Boy will be shared by Reuben and Charlie C and likewise, Head Girl will be shared by Chelsea and Leticia.

Head of Houses are as follows:-

Pacific House—Sophie Wa & Mia B

Arctic House—Mia T

Atlantic House—Lauren

Indian House—Harry

Well done to everyone who applied but unfortunately not everyone was successful due to the number of applications received.

 

SPORTS DAY

Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed our Sports Day and family picnic this week.  We hope you all enjoyed it.  Well done to Indian House who won the trophy, to all the children who took part and to Miss Parry for organising the day.

 

AFC BOURNEMOUTH SUMMER HOLIDAY SOCCER

All through the Summer holidays starting on 20th July 2015, AFC Bournemouth will be holding Soccer Camps at Oakfield Primary School, Ryde for ages 4-14.  They run from 10.00am-3.00pm and cost just £5.00 per day, which is excellent value for money.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TRIP

For our whole school trip to Robin Hill next week, please can we ask that children wear their Summerfields’ polo shirts so that everyone is easily identified.  Any shorts or trousers can be worn but remember children will be playing and may get dirty so not their best clothes please!  Sensible shoes should also be worn such as trainers, no sandals or open-toed shoes please.  Children will also need to bring a packed lunch in a back-pack, no fizzy drinks or glass bottles please but children will need plenty to drink. Packed lunches from Chartwells had to be pre-ordered by Friday 26th June.  Therefore if you have not pre-ordered a packed lunch for your child, you must ensure that your child brings one on the day from home.  Please apply sun cream to your child before they come to school and ensure that they bring a hat with them.  If the weather is unsettled, please also send in a waterproof coat.  NO spending money is required.

 

CHARTWELLS’ MENU CHANGES

Please be aware that next week there will be changes to the advertised weekly menu.  There will still be jacket potatoes and a vegetarian choice every day, so please complete the “orange” slips if your child would like either of these.  The menu is:

Monday – Mince & Mash or Vegetarian Burgers

Tuesday – BBQ—Hot dogs (including vegetarian)

Wednesday – Roast Turkey or Quorn Roast

Thursday – Robin Hill Trip

Friday – Surprise & Chips!!!

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

On Saturday 25th July 2015 there is a “free” entry day at Newport Roman Villa.  The event is open from 11.00am to 3.00pm.  There will be craft activities and a treasure hunt for families to take part in.  No booking required, just turn up!

The Quay Arts Centre have lots on with their “Summer School” this year.  There is a wide variety of events taking place throughout the Summer, including theatre workshops, drawing and looping, netting and knotting!  For full details and booking information visit their website at: www.quayarts.org.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Hold a scary beast!  It might be scary at the time but think how brave you’ll feel after.  You will need a scary animal—perhaps a scurrying spider, a slimy slug or a big beetle.  They may look tough but make sure you handle your scary beast with care and remember to put it back carefully when you have had a good look at it.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “ebullient”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Well done!  Think of something you have done well today and tell someone about it.

 

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Newsletter 36/15

Newsletter 36/15

ATTENDANCE TROPHY

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

England Class                          60.00%

India Class                                48.28%

China Class                              72.73%

Australia Class                         53.85%

Kenya Class                             70.00%

Peru Class                                71.43%

Great Britain Class                40.00%

Congratulations to China Class who win the trophy this month.  The whole school percentage for June was      95.29% which is below our target of 97%.

 

“SEARCH FOR A STAR” PRODUCTION

Please don’t forget children in Years 3 to 5 need to be back at school by 5.00pm at the latest on Tuesday 7th July 2015.  They will then need to be collected by 7.30pm.  Please note ALL children must be collected and cannot walk home alone.  Just a reminder that these evening performances are for ADULTS only and younger children will not be allowed in.  The dress rehearsal is on Monday 6th July 2015 at 1.30pm, which any relatives, including younger children, are most welcome to attend.  No tickets are required for the dress rehearsal, just turn up!

 

YEAR 6 ATTENDANCE

Well done Year 6, the school’s Education Welfare Officer has said that Summerfields’ Year 6 attendance is some of the best she has seen on the Island at 98.14% for the year to date!  We just need to challenge the rest of the school to catch up!

 

SCHOOL TRIPS

Year 1 and Year 2 went on a trip to Ryde this week to learn about the features of a seaside town and how Ryde has changed since the 1900s.  The weather was extremely hot but they all had a fantastic time.  Thank you to Mrs Ashall and Mrs Meads for organising this trip.

 

YEAR 4 SLEEPOVER

Everyone had a great time, although there wasn’t much sleeping going on!!!  Thank you to all the teachers and TAs who gave up their time on Friday and Saturday so that this could take place.  It is certainly turning into a Summerfields tradition.

 

CALBOURNE MILL

On Monday and Wednesday this week Mrs Downer took some groups of children to Calbourne Mill.  Everyone had a great time and Calbourne Mill commented on how well-behaved Summerfields’ children were and that they were a credit to us.  Well done everyone who went on these trips for representing the school so well.  Thank you to Mrs Downer for organising these trips.

 

DIAMOND CRICKET FESTIVAL

Ten children from Year 4 took part in the Diamond Cricket Festival at Carisbrooke Recreational Ground on Wednesday 1st July 2015.  The children all played really well, despite the very hot weather.  Thank you to Mr Tony Murphy and Mr Jamie Murphy for taking the children to this event.  They won one match and lost two.  Well done everyone who took part.

 

SUMMER FAYRE

We hope every family received the letter from the Friends of Summerfields this week about the Summer Fayre, which was held last Saturday.  They raised £630.00.  Thank you to the Friends for organising this event and to everyone who came along and supported it.  Please remember they have asked for your feedback on this event.  Any slips can be returned via the “Green Box”.  Thank you.

 

BOOK WEEK

Next week is Book Week at Summerfields, when the children will be investigating all things literary. On Friday, we would like the children to dress up as their favourite book character. Will Harry Potter be rubbing shoulders with Noddy? Or will The Wizard of Oz put in an appearance with the Gruffalo?

 

HEAD LICE

The hot weather appears to have brought on an epidemic of head lice!  Unfortunately we have had lots of reported cases recently.  Please can EVERYONE be extra vigilant.  Only by everyone checking and treating can we stop the spread!  Thank you.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Hunt for fossils and bones!  We are very lucky that we live on the Isle of Wight which as we all know is Dinosaur Isle where lots of bones and fossils are to be found.  Remember don’t dig for fossils and damage cliffs as they may fall on you.  Use your eyes to scavenge on the beach as lots of items are washed up with the tide.  Always be safe near cliff edges and be aware of tide times and collect when the tide is going out and not coming in.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “diametrically”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Keep your cool!  Tempers can get very fraught in the hot weather.  Try and stay “Calm and Cool”!

 

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Newsletter 35/15

Newsletter 35/15

SUMMER FAYRE

Please come along and support our Summer Fayre tomorrow, which is being run by the Friends of Summerfields.  There will be a bouncy castle,  lots of stalls and food available including hot dogs, ice cream and candy floss!  Entrance is £1.00 per adult, 50p per child and under 5’s go free!  Please remember these events are held for the benefit of all children in school to raise much needed funds for events like the whole school trip to Robin Hill and equipment for school.  Thank you to everyone from Friends for organising this event.

 

CAKE SALE

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Cake Sale this week.  We raised £125.00 which is going towards costumes for the Carnival.  We will be taking part in the Newport Carnival on Saturday 1st August 2015.  Please come along and support us if you can.

 

“SEARCH FOR A STAR” PRODUCTION

Everyone in Years 3 to 5 should by now have received a letter about purchasing tickets for the show.  If you have not received one, please ask at the office.  Please can ALL ticket requests be made by 9am, Wednesday 1st July 2015.  After that any tickets not sold will be allocated to people who have requested “spare” tickets.  If you are successful in receiving spare tickets, you will be texted and asked to call into the office to collect and pay for these.  Please therefore ensure that the office has your up to date contact details, or you may miss this important text!  If you have any queries regarding the show, please ask at the office.  Thank you.

 

SCHOOL TRIPS

This week Year 6 had a very enjoyable trip to Ryde.  They played Crazy Golf in the rain, went bowling and had a go at Lazer Storm at LA Bowl, where they also had a buffet lunch!  Thank you to Mrs Saunders, Miss Metcalfe and Mr Murphy for organising and taking Year 6 on such a great end of year treat.  Next week Year 1 and Year 2 are also visiting Ryde to learn about the history of seaside towns.  Let’s hope they have slightly better weather than Year 6!

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

On the whole children come to Summerfields very smartly dressed and mostly in the correct school uniform.  Unfortunately though we have noticed recently a “trend” of girls wearing “over the top” hair accessories such as large scarfs and flowers.  While we want children to tie their hair back with the use of headbands, etc, we still want children to be neat and tidy so any hair accessories should be discreet.  Please can we also mention that children should NOT wear trainers to school instead of black school shoes.  If children come to school in trainers they will be asked to put their plimsolls on instead or parents will be telephoned and asked to provide their child with plain black shoes.  We do appreciate that it is very near the end of term but we do still want to maintain our uniform standards as a school.  Thank you.

 

PE KIT IN SCHOOL

Children should have their PE kits in school EVERY day.  We are finding that lots of children are forgetting their PE kits and therefore missing PE lessons.  In future if your child does not have their PE kit, parents will be telephoned and asked to bring it into school straight away.  We understand that this will be a great inconvenience to parents but trust you appreciate that we are trying to ensure that children do not miss out on this important part of the curriculum.  Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL

Unfortunately there seems to be some confusion about what to do if your child is absent from school.  If your child is unwell, please telephone every day that they are not able to come to school.  In addition on their return, a yellow slip MUST be completed with the reason for their absence.  If you know your child will be absent for any other reason, such as a family funeral, a request for absence must be put in writing IN ADVANCE to the Head Teacher.  Thank you.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Watch the sun wake up!  You’ll have to get up very, very early this time of year to see the sun rise.  But it is really worth it.  Check the weather forecast the day before to make sure it won’t be raining and set your alarm nice and early.  Even before the sun comes up you may hear birds already singing.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “hypothesis”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Sheer willpower.  When the work gets tough, stick with it!

 

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Newsletter 34/15

Newsletter 34/15

BOOK WEEK

Monday 6th July will be the start of an exciting week in school.  Lots of fun things, all book related, will be happening in and around the school during the week. On Friday 11th July, children should come into school dressed as one of their favourite book characters.

 

UP TO DATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Please can you notify the school office of any change  in address, home or mobile contact numbers.  We have recently had several instances where school has outdated contact information on file for parents. Should an emergency arise in school with your child, it is extremely important that we are able to contact you at all times.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

SCHOOL GOVERNOR  E-MAIL ADDRESS

If you would like to contact the school governors on any matter, please contact them via e-mail on governors@summerfieldspri.iow.sch.uk.

 

SPORTS DAY AND FAMILY PICNIC

We will again be holding our very popular Sports Day and Family Picnic on Wednesday 8th July 2015.  Parents and relatives are welcome into school after 12 noon to eat a picnic lunch (brought from home) with their children and then enjoy the races in the afternoon.  There will be a change to the school dinner on this day and Chartwells will be providing a school picnic lunch.  If you  would like to order a picnic packed lunch, the cost will be the same as a normal cooked meal, £2.05.

Please see details of the menu on the menu board situated in the entrance by the school hall.

 

BRIGHTSPARKS SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB

If you would like to book a place for your child please contact Brightsparks on Tel: 559098.

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

There are lots of exciting creative activities taking place at the Quay Arts Centre during the school summer holidays, please visit: http://www.quayarts.org/events for more information.

Fort Victoria are also running family drop in drawing workshops.  If  interested please contact Jules on www.julesmarrinerbooks.com

 

HEAD LICE

We have had several outbreaks of head lice in school again. Please can you check your child’s hair on a  regular basis so that head lice are kept at bay!

 

CAKE SALE

There will be a cake sale after school next Wednesday, 24th June to raise funds for the Carnival Club. The carnival costumes are coming along nicely. Please come along and support this worthy event.

 

RETURNING SLIPS AND PAYMENT

Please can we remind all parents that consent forms and payments for trips, etc., should be returned promptly via the “Green Box” . Please note that if these are NOT returned by the deadline stated, then your child will not be able to attend the trip or event.  Unfortunately school does not have the spare time to “ring around” chasing up missing documentation.  Please could you separate dinner money from school trips etc. when placing in the “Green Box”.

 

INTERNET SAFETY

There is lots of information and plenty of good ideas to share with your children about internet safety on the NSPCC website.  The easiest way to find it is to Google NSPCC Internet Safety, that will take you straight to the correct page!

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Make a grass trumpet.  You will need a clean, wide blade of grass, a big breath and 2 hands.  For the loudest squeak, make a hole in the grass with your fingernail then put the grass in between your thumbs and press your lips firmly together before you blow.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “didactic”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Ready for action! Make sure that you have what you need for your lessons every day.

 

 

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Newsletter 33/15

Newsletter 33/15

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please remember that school is open AS NORMAL on Monday 15th June 2015.  Please remember to allow extra time for your journey on Monday, as the roads may be busy.  Please note that Bright Sparks Breakfast and After School Club is CLOSED on Monday.  Please see the events page for important dates for your diaries for this half-term.

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

The Island Primary Games takes place on Saturday 11th July 2015.  There was a poetry competition about the games and Jasmine from Year 6 won with Newport Cluster competition with her entry.  Well done Jasmine!  She will now get the opportunity to read her poem at the Island Primary Games.  Jasmine will also be reading her poem during the Celebration Assembly next Friday, 19th June 2015.

 

HAVENSTREET COUNTRY DANCING FESTIVAL

Well done to all the children who took part in the Country Dancing Festival at Havenstreet this week.  Everyone danced really well and enjoyed the event.  Thank you for Mrs Stiles for organising this and to all the parents who came along and supported the children.

 

SPORTS DAY AND FAMILY PICNIC

We will again be holding our very popular Sports Day and Family Picnic on Wednesday 8th July 2015.  Parents and relatives are welcome into school after 12 noon to eat a picnic lunch with their children and then enjoy the races in the afternoon.

 

SCHOOL OPENING TIME

Please remember that you are responsible for your children before 8.35am.  Children in Years R to 4 must NOT be left alone in the school lobby or on the school grounds without adult supervision.  Remember children in Year 4 should not be walking to school alone.  If your child is in Year 5 or 6 please can you ask them to wait sensibly for the start of school and to come into school promptly at 8.35am when the door is opened.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Please can all orders be returned to school by Wednesday 17th June 2015.  Remember payment is by debit/credit card or cheque made payable to Scholastic.  Please return any orders in a sealed envelope via the “Green Box”.  Thank you.

 

MAGNA CARTA MARDI GRAS

On Saturday 27th June 2015 the Mardi Gras takes place in Ryde.  The procession starts at 3.00pm from Ryde School, Queens Road, goes along High Street and Union Street, the Esplanade and finishes at Eastern Gardens.  Last year the event was excellent with lots of schools taking part.

 

FOOTBALL PLAYERS NEEDED!

Steve Scutchings is the new manager for the Isle of Wight Community Cowes Under 10s team.  They will be training through the Summer on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings at The Milne Memorial Ground, Park Road, Cowes.  They are looking for new players for the coming season who will be in Year 5 from this September.  If you are interested contact Steve on 07523 864967.

 

RETURNING SLIPS AND PAYMENT

Please can we remind all parents that consent forms and payments for trips, etc, should be returned promptly via the “Green Box” .  Please note that if these are NOT returned by the deadline stated, then your child will not be able to attend the trip or event.  Unfortunately school does not have the spare time to “ring around” chasing up missing documentation.  Thank you.

 

SCHOOL TRANSPORT

Please click here for details of the school transport arrangements for children transferring to Senior School this September from the Isle of Wight Council.

 

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11¾ …

Find your way with a map and compass.  You will need a map, compass, destination and whistle to let people know where you are!  Always work out where you are on the map before you even set off so you know you’re starting in the right place.  It also helps if you hold the map the right way round.  It might be a good idea to take an adult with you to help.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

The word of the week is “coherence”.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TARGET

Impress your teacher.  Show how well you can work without silly behaviour or arguments.

 

 

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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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