Friday 19th July 2019 – Break up for summer holidays

Friday 19th July 2019 – Break up for summer holidays

School will close at 2.00pm

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Newsletter 01/18

Newsletter 01/18

WELCOME!

Welcome to Summerfields’ Newsletter.  A special warm welcome to all the new children who have joined our school this term in Reception and other classes in school.  We would also like to welcome Mrs Kate Henning as our new Year 1 teacher and Mr Matthew Shipley as our Year 3 teacher.  In addition we also welcome two Student Teachers, Mrs Mim Muncer and Miss Hannah Mew, who will be training with us this year.

This newsletter is published weekly on a Friday and contains lots of important information about school.  Some information is ONLY printed in the newsletter, such as important dates for your diaries and forthcoming events.  The easiest way to receive this is by e-mail.  You can do this by visiting the school’s website at www.summerfieldsprimary.co.uk and following the link at the bottom of the page.  However if you do not have access to a computer or mobile device, paper copies are also available from the school lobby on a Friday afternoon.

 

MEET & GREET YOUR CHILD

We are trying really hard to encourage children to talk about their learning and how they tackled challenges and learnt from their mistakes.  We would really like you all to help us with this by putting away your mobile phones for the walk home and making the first thing you say to your child when you see them at the end of the day “What did you learn at school today?” and then encouraging them to chat about school, friends and learning all the way home.

 

UPDATED INFORMATION

We will shortly be requesting families to complete our annual Medical Questionnaire for every child in school.  Please take time to complete this important form with your child’s up to date medical information, even if you have previously provided us with this information.  In addition Data Collection Sheets will also be sent home for you to check all contact information we hold is up to date.  It is vital that phone numbers for all listed contacts are current so that they can be contacted in an emergency. Thank you.

 

AUTHOR VISIT

Next Monday, 10th September 2018, we are pleased to confirm that an author will be visiting our school.  Joffre White will be holding a whole school assembly, followed by workshops for Years 4 and 6.  After school at 3pm there will be the opportunity to purchase books from Joffre at a discounted price of £8.00 each, which he will then sign. See reverse of this newsletter for further details.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please see the reverse of this newsletter for important dates for this term.  Please note that these dates are only a guideline and may be subject to change.  We have also included the term dates for the rest of this academic year for your information.

 

SCHOOL MEALS

Just a reminder that the cost of a school meal has been increased by Caterlink from £1.85 to £1.95 per day.  Please can we respectfully remind parents that all school meals must be paid for in advance and not arrears.  You must therefore provide your child with a packed lunch from home if your dinner account is not in credit.  For details of how to pay online or via paypoint, please see the school office.  We would especially like to encourage children in Years R to 2 to take up the offer of free school meals under the Universal Infant Free School Meal programme.  Thank you.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Superfluous – meaning more than enough; excessive

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

A positive attitude will lead to positive outcomes.

MEDINA OPEN EVENING

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Newsletter 39/18

Newsletter 39/18

GOODBYE AND GOOD LUCK

We wish all our Year 6 leavers the very best as they leave us today to go to Secondary School in September.  We hope all their parents, carers and families enjoyed their Leavers’ assembly as much as we did and congratulations to all the award winners.  Congratulations also go to Holly who won the Millie Moody Kindness Cup and Jaiden who won the Mr Snell Reading Champion Award.

We look forward to seeing everyone else back at school on WEDNESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2018.  Have a great holiday everyone!

 

THANK YOU!

The Summerfields’ staff would all like to say a big “thank you” for all the lovely gifts and cards that they have received.  We really do appreciate such kind gestures.

 

HOUSE POINTS

Below are the House Point totals for this half term:-

Compton House 863

Whitecliff House 796

Appley House 790

Woodside House 609

Therefore the champions for this half term were Compton House!  Congratulations.  We are also very pleased to announce that more children then ever received Diamond House Point Awards.  This means they received a staggering 250 house points or more this year.  Every child who achieved a Gold House Point award or above went into a draw and there were four winners who each received a Book Token.  The winners were:-

         Beau Michael Shona Rosie

Well done to everyone.

 

SCHOOL REPORTS

Thank you to all the parents and carers who returned the reply slips enclosed with their child’s school report.  School really do appreciate the time taken to complete these slips, your feedback is always welcome and listened to.  On behalf of all the staff at Summerfields, thank you so much for the very kind comments received.

 

SCHOOL MEALS

We have been advised by Caterlink, the school’s caterers, that from September 2018 the cost of a school meal will increase from £1.85 to £1.95 per day.  Please remember that all dinners must be paid for in advance, rather that arrears, via www.eduspot.co.uk.  Please remember from the blue “sign in” button, you need to select the last option, School Money Parent Login to access your child’s account.  Jacket potatoes will be available as an option on Mondays and Tuesdays and baguettes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Roast dinner will still be on a Wednesday and either Fish Fingers or Battered Fish and chips on Fridays.

 

“MUSICAL MAYHEM”

Well done to everyone in Key Stage 2 who took part in our production of Musical Mayhem this week.  We hope everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed this musical extravaganza!  Thank you to all the staff for their hard work putting this show together, especially in such hot conditions.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Just a reminder, if you are buying new uniform over the holidays, our school uniform is available from Tesco Direct at www.tesco.com/ues as well as Kids & Co in Ryde.

 

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Archaeology Day at Newport Roman Villa

Saturday 28 July – 11.00am – 3.00pm

Free Entry – drop in between 11am & 3pm.

Bring your archaeological finds to be identified. Come and meet expert archaeologist – Frank Basford from the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Fun for families – Sand pit excavations and photo hunt.

Find out more about the one of the Island’s Hidden Heroes ‘Arwald’ and view an impression of Arwald created by Island artist Hannah George.  Amazing Anglo Saxon finds on display.

Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport, PO30 1HA

For more information please phone 01983 529720

Email: museums@iow.gov.uk www.iwight.com/museums

https://www.iwight.com/Visitors/Where-to-go/Newport-Roman-Villa/Intro

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

Set yourself the task of enjoying every single day of the school holidays and try to help other

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Stupendous—meaning awesome, amazing, stunning.  Thank you to all the children and staff who have put in such a “stupendous” effort over the past 12 months.  We look forward to the next year being just as amazing.

 

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Newsletter 38/18

Newsletter 38/18

GOODBYE FROM SUMMERFIELDS

We will sadly be saying ‘goodbye’ to some staff at the end of the term and would like to let parents and pupils know so you can say your own ‘goodbyes’ too.

– Mrs Ashall has worked at Summerfields for  4 years and will be sadly missed, we wish her good luck in her new job

– Miss Rowland has worked in Year 2 since May, thank you and good luck

– Mrs Emma Wadmore has worked at Summerfields for 20 years, we would like to thank her for her devotion to the school

– Mrs Haynes has worked at Summerfields for 7 years and supported so many of our pupils, we wish her all the best

– Mrs Millgate who joined us earlier this year has given our school valued support,  we wish her well

Thank you and good luck to everyone that is leaving Summerfields, you will all be sadly missed.

 

KEY STAGE 2 PERFORMANCE “MUSICAL MAYHEM”

Just a reminder that performances will take place next Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 9am and 2pm. Remember these are ticketed events and strictly for adults only. Please do not bring younger siblings to these performances.

 

CHANGE TO NEXT WEEK’S LUNCH MENU

As next week is the last week of term, the school cook will be using up any perishable food. Please note the change to the lunch menu below.

Monday—Sausages, mashed potatoes and vegetables or jacket potato with choice of topping. Chocolate cake.

Tuesday—Stir fry chicken or jacket potato with choice of topping.  Jelly.

Wednesday—Roast turkey/lentil puff pastry or baguette with choice of filling. Cheese and crackers.

Thursday—Macaroni Cheese or baguette with choice of filling.  Shortbread.

Friday—Fish and chips.  Iced sponge.

 

WAISTCOAT WEDNESDAY

We are very proud that so many Summerfields’ pupils and staff supported the England semi-final football match on Wednesday by wearing a waistcoat or red/white clothes. The school did look very different for a day. What a shame England didn’t make the final.

 

‘FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS’

On the last day of term the ‘Friends’ will be selling tuck and goodies after school outside Years 5/6 classrooms. 

 

COUNTY PRESS

Please look out in this week’s County Press for an article about Summerfields’ pupils supporting the England semi-final football match. Photos were taken of pupils wearing a waistcoat or red/white clothes. Will you spot your child?

 

YEAR 6 LEAVERS’ ASSEMBLY

Leavers’ assembly for Year 6 children will take place next Friday, 20th July at 1:15pm and will be by invitation only for Year 6 families.

 

GB ATHLETE VISIT

We raised the colossal amount of £1078 sponsor money from the visit of GB Athlete, Rion Pierre. Thank you to everyone who supported this event, we were really surprised and grateful for the overwhelming support from parents, friends and family.

 

EARLIER FINISH TIME ON LAST DAY OF TERM

Please remember that school will finish at 2pm next Friday, 20th July and all children must be collected promptly. Bright Sparks After School Club are unable to take Summerfields pupils from 2pm due to their normal pre-school children being in session.

 

MESSAGE FROM ROSPA

(Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents)

Beware of the dangers of water, in particular shallow water – very young and small children can drown even in shallow water so be extra careful of your child/ren near paddling pools, ponds, rivers, the sea and swimming pools this summer. Older children can also be at serious risk when playing in or near water. For more information please visit: https://www.rospa.com/leisure-safety/water/advice/children-young-people/.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Summery—A word to describe the lovely warm weather we are enjoying at this time of year.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

Strive for progress not perfection

 

 

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Newsletter 37/18

Newsletter 37/18

GB ATHLETE VISIT

We were all very pleased to welcome Rion Pierre to our school on Thursday.  Rion is a European and World Champion sprinter who was the first Briton to run 100m in under 10 seconds.  He also played for Chelsea FC!

 A whole school assembly took place then everyone had the opportunity to “meet and greet” with Rion.  Each year group completed  the sponsored  fitness circuit.  Everyone had a fantastic time and it was a real pleasure having Rion in school sharing his sporting journey and inspiring us all. We would like to thank Rion for his inspirational visit to our school.

 

KEY STAGE 2 PERFORMANCE “MUSICAL MAYHEM”

Just a reminder that the dress rehearsal for the Key Stage 2 production is on Thursday 12th July 2018 at 2.00pm.  This performance is for grandparents, aunts, uncles and younger pre-school brothers and sisters to attend.  No tickets are required, just turn up on the day.  Tickets are still available for the actual performances on Tuesday 17th July 2018.  Please see the office for further details.

 

SPORTS DAY & FAMILY PICNIC

We hope you all enjoyed our annual Sports Day and Family Picnic, which is a real highlight in the calendar for everyone.  Congratulations to Compton  House who were overall champions.  Well done to everyone who took part and tried their very best in such hot and humid conditions.

 

GREAT SUMMERFIELDS’ BAKE OFF!

Well done to all the great bakers at Summerfields!  Thank you to everyone who brought in their healthy bakes for classes to judge.  The winners were as follows:-

Ellen MacArthur Class Millie

King Charles Class John Lucas

Queen Victoria Class Benjamin

Minghella Class Neve

Warrior Class Max

Tennyson Class Freddie

Charles Dickens Class Holly

We were very impressed with the variety of all the healthy food that was produced.

 

ATTENDANCE

The whole school attendance for June was 96.20% which is above our target of 96%.  Class attendance percentages for June were as follows:-

Ellen MacArthur Class 96.58%

King Charles Class 94.05%

Queen Victoria Class 97.68%

Minghella Class 96.22%

Warrior Class 94.35%

Tennyson Class 96.84%

Charles Dickens Class 97.94%

Congratulations to Charles Dickens Class who were June’s Attendance Stars!  They were presented with the trophy in Celebration Assembly today. 

 

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PRIVILEGE SEAT APPLICATION WINDOW ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/19

 

HATS!

Everyone should be bringing a hat to school to wear during this very  hot weather.  These do need to be named as they can all look very similar. Please can you return any hat that your child has brought home by mistake.  We are looking for a large white Avengers hat that has gone missing.  Thank you.

 

RESPECT

Please can we request that everyone using the bike and scooter racks respects everyone else’s property.  Children’s scooters have been moved and “abandoned” in the hedge.  Please can we ask that you remind your children not to touch other people’s belongings just because there isn’t a spare space in the racks for them to use.  Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Nutritious—meaning healthy, wholesome, beneficial

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

If you believe in yourself, you can make yourself whatever you want to be.

 

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Newsletter 36/18

Newsletter 36/18

HEALTHY EATING AND WELL-BEING WEEK

Next week is ‘Healthy Eating and Well-Being Week’ and children will have the opportunity to prepare some healthy, savoury food. Please be aware that children will be tasting food throughout the week, including helping to judge competition entries. Please let the office know if your child has any medical condition, food allergy or intolerance.

 

GB ATHLETE IN SCHOOL

Next Thursday 5th July, a GB athlete will be visiting Summerfields and will share with us their sporting journey in assembly. Each year group will then complete a fitness circuit and meet and greet with the athlete, learning about healthy living. Sponsor forms were sent home last week; please can these be completed and returned to school with any sponsor money raised, by the end of next week.  Thank you.

 

SPORTS DAY REMINDER

Sports day will take place next Wednesday 4th July. Parents and family members are welcome to come along at 12 noon to enjoy lunch on the field with their children. We only have a limited amount of chairs so if you want a guaranteed chair, please bring one from home! You can sit anywhere around the field for your picnic but please don’t sit at either end of the race track or near the long distance track. After lunch, children need to return to their classrooms to be registered before the races can begin. Could we ask that you remain on the field at this time. Please remember to apply an ‘all day’ sun cream to your child before school and ensure they bring a water bottle that can be refilled during the day. Fingers crossed for good weather!

  

PACKED LUNCH ON SPORTS DAY

The cook will be offering packed lunches next Wednesday instead of a ‘hot lunch’ as it is sports day.  All packed lunches will need to be ordered by completing a blue baguette slip on the day from the office.  Unfortunately no blue slip, no packed lunch!  If your child is eligible for free school meals, you are still required to complete a blue slip so that the cook can prepare the correct amount of lunches.

 

THE GREAT SUMMERFIELDS BAKE OFF

Healthy eating week challenge: Can you make a delicious, healthy treat?

Bring your homemade entry into class on Tuesday 3rd July ready to be judged. A winner from each class will receive a certificate and prize!

 

LOST SCHOOL JUMPERS

We have two children in school who have lost their school jumpers, both are marked with their names. Please can you check your child’s jumper just in case they have picked up someone else’s by mistake.

 

TYPE 1 DIABETES DISCOVERY DAY

Please come along to a Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Day at Summerfields Primary School on Saturday 30th June at 10am. You can find out more about the latest progress in type 1 diabetes research, listen to inspirational talks and meet other people and families affected by the condition. Activities will be provided for children under the age of 12. For more information please use the following link:

https://jdrf.org.uk/event/type-1-discovery-day-isle-of-wight/

 

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SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2018

If you would like to take part in the summer reading challenge, register your interest at your local library from 14th July.  All you have to do is read six library books and visit the library regularly over the summer, collecting special stickers and incentives along the way.

 

HEAD LICE

Unfortunately we are still having lots of cases of head lice reported to school.  Please can EVERY family take time this weekend to check their children’s hair and treat as necessary.  Only by everyone doing this will the children stop passing them between themselves.

 

IF ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN IS ILL

If you have more than one child in school and one of them is ill, please let the office know when you drop your other child/children to school in the morning.  Thank you for your co-operation.

  

WORD OF THE WEEK

Mollify—this means to pacify, calm or soothe someone. In other words, to calm someone down.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

“No one is perfect, that’s why pencils have erasers”.

 

 

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Newsletter 35/18

Newsletter 35/18

KEY STAGE 2 PERFORMANCE “MUSICAL MAYHEM”

We are very proud to announce this year’s Key Stage 2 show takes place on Tuesday 17th July 2018.  There will be two shows that day.  Doors open at 9.00am for the first performance and 2.00pm for the second.  There will also be a full dress rehearsal on Thursday 12th July 2018 at 2.00pm.  Further details, including details of how to obtain tickets, will be forwarded shortly.

 

ODD SOCK DAY 2018

Thank you to everyone who supported our “Odd Sock” day today.  We will let you know how much we raised for Down’s Syndrome awareness next week.  Thank you to the children who suggested we take part in this fundraising event.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Just a reminder that the Year 1 assembly takes place next Thursday 28th June 2018 at 2.45pm.  Everyone is most welcome to attend.

 

CHANCE TO SHINE CRICKET WORKSHOPS

On Wednesday school had visitors from the Isle of Wight Cricket Board.  They held an assembly and then   all children in Key Stage 2 took part in workshops.  Everyone had an enjoyable morning practising their cricket skills.  Thank you to the Isle of Wight Cricket Board and Miss Parry for organising this great event.

 

YEAR R SUPERHERO DAY!

Well done to all the children in Ellen MacArthur Class who dressed up for Superhero Day last Friday.  They all looked fabulous including the members of staff!

 

WALK THE WIGHT

Sponsor Money is still being brought in for Walk the Wight.  We have raised a fantastic £730.00 so far!  Please can all outstanding monies be forwarded to school as soon as possible.  Well done to everyone concerned, this is a fantastic achievement!

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

As you are all probably aware the last few weeks of term can be very busy.  With lots of different trips and activities organised over the next few weeks, we thought we’d provide a list so parents/carers can ensure they haven’t missed any important letters:-

4th July 2018            Sports Day and Family lunch

                                         from 12 noon

6th July 2018            Year 4 visit to Urban Saints  

                                     and sleepover at school                 

9th July 2018            Year 5/6 trip to Kingswood

11th July 2018          Year 2 trip to Osborne House

13th  July 2018         Year 1 trip to Ryde

16th July 2018        Year 3 swimming and fun in

                                      Seaclose park

16th July 2018 Year R visit to Seaclose park

                                       for games and a picnic

18th July 2018           Year 5/6 Cinema trip

Please can we remind parents that if trips are not paid for, or slips returned, by the deadline set, unfortunately children will be unable to attend.  School simply does not have the time to constantly chase parents for the return of slips and payment.  Thank you.

 

YEAR 2 PARENTS’ LUNCH

Thank you to the parents who came into school on Wednesday to enjoy lunch with their children.  We hope you all enjoyed it!

 

SCHOOL START TIME

Please can we respectfully remind parents and children that you should not be waiting in the lobby before 8.35am; children are parents’ responsibility until this time.  Only children in Years 5 and 6 should be walking to school alone and waiting quietly outside school until the doors are opened.  If the weather is very bad you can wait quietly in the lobby but please remember staff are still working, answering the telephone etc which can be very difficult if there is a lot of noise in the lobby area.  Thank you.

 

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WORD OF THE WEEK

Cooperate—meaning work together, assist, pull together

 

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything

 

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Newsletter 34/18

Newsletter 34/18

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL

As in previous years, Docklands Traffic Management (DTM) are in charge of access and parking controls on our estate for the duration of the Isle of Wight Festival.  From Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th June, access will only be available via Halberry Lane/Cross Lane and fixed barriers will be placed on Fairmount Drive and Mayfield Drive to Staplers Road. Parking restrictions will be enforced on the estate by the Council’s Enforcement Officers.  Should you have queries regarding the arrangements, the DTM site office will be situated at the corner of Halberry Lane and Harvey Road from Saturday 16th June to Monday 25th June 2018 between the hours of 10:00 to 13:00 and 18:00 to 20:00.

Drive through permits

If you need to drive your child to school during the festival period please collect a permit from the school office.  Permits are limited (one per family) and strictly for dropping off and collecting your child from school.  They will be valid for the start and end of the school day only and will be marked accordingly.  Therefore the permits cannot be used to park on the estate if attending the festival. 

 

YEAR 2 FUNDRAISING

Thank you to everyone who supported the cake sale by buying cakes after school last Wednesday. Year 2 raised an amazing amount of £71.50 which has been used to buy resources for their classroom.  Thank you to Mrs Downer for organising the cake sale and helping our Year 2 pupils to make cakes.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Summerfields school uniform can be purchased online from either Tesco direct (www.tesco.com/ues) or Kids and Co (www.kidsandcodirect.co.uk). You can also buy uniform from the Kids and Co shop in Ryde.  Please allow plenty of time for delivery of school uniform, especially at busy times of year.

 

WATER BOTTLES

Please send you child to school with a bottle of water every day which can be re-filled from our water fountain.

 

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.  The children behaved extremely well and were a credit to the school. Thank you to Mrs Stiles and Miss Bridle for organising this and to all the parents who came along and supported the children.

 

DOJO

It has come to our attention that the company who administer Class Dojo are emailing parents.  Can I assure you that school have not passed on email addresses however, we do not know how they have found personal information.  It may be worth checking the settings on your phone/computer to see if your child may have tried to sign in.

 

STAFF CAR PARK

Can we politely remind you that parents and children are not allowed to walk through the staff car park at any time. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

ODD SOCK DAY 2018

World Odd Sock Day took place on 21st March 2018.  However we have had a request that Summerfields holds its own “Odd Sock Day” to raise awareness of Down’s syndrome.  We will therefore hold this fund raising event on “Festival Friday” 22nd June 2018.  For a donation of £1.00 children can come to school wearing odd socks!  All funds raised will go towards Down’s syndrome research.

 

SUN CREAM IN SCHOOL

During the summer months please apply an ‘all day’ sun cream to your child before school.  This is to ensure they have adequate sun protection throughout the day. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

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NEWPORT LIBRARY (contributed)

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Adulation—this means praise, respect or admiration.  Can you use this word in a sentence?

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

All things are difficult before they are easy.

 

 

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Newsletter 33/18

Newsletter 33/18

ATTENDANCE

The whole school attendance for May was 94.61% which is well below our target of 96%.  Class attendance percentages for May were as follows:-

Ellen MacArthur Class                                 95.79%

King Charles Class                                      90.49%

Queen Victoria Class                                  96.22%

Minghella Class                                             93.28%

Warrior Class                                                 91.67%

Tennyson Class                                             97.31%

Charles Dickens Class                                  97.46%

Congratulations to Charles Dickens Class who were May’s Attendance Stars!  They were presented with the trophy in Celebration Assembly today. 

The School Attendance Matters (SAM) Bear was presented to classes for the highest attendance over Summer Term 1.  The KS1 SAM Bear was won by Year 2 and for Key Stage 2 Year 6.  These bears will be awarded to classes every half term.

 

SPORTS DAY & FAMILY PICNIC

This year our fun annual event takes place on Wednesday 4th July 2018, weather permitting!  Come along at 12noon to enjoy a picnic with your children and the races afterwards.  Caterlink will be providing a packed lunch that day instead of a hot meal.  A “blue” slip should be completed that morning indicating which baguette filling your child would like.  These are available in the school lobby.  The cost is £1.85 per child or free to all children in Years R to 2 and children in Key Stage 2 entitled to a free school meal.  If you have any queries regarding this, please speak to the school office.

 

CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY

Please note from next Friday Celebration Assembly will start at 2.45pm until the end of term as all pupils have now been Star Pupil.

 

SCHOOL OFFICE

Can we please remind all parents that the school office does not open until 8.30am.  Please do not ring the bell before this time as unfortunately we will not be able to assist you.  Thank you.

 

YEAR 3 CLASS ASSEMBLY

The Year 3 Class Assembly takes places next Tuesday 12th June 2018 at 2.45pm. 

 

SAFE USE OF THE INTERNET

We have been advised of an excellent resource for parents to use with regard to keeping children safe on-line.  The website is www.safe4me.co.uk/resources/.  There is a “parental” section to click on for information from Hampshire Constabulary giving lots of guidance.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Please see the reverse of this newsletter for important dates for the rest of this term.  Remember these are only PROVISIONAL dates and may therefore be subject to change.

 

WALK THE WIGHT

So far we have had £382.00 in sponsor money returned to school for Walk the Wight.  What a fantastic achievement, thank you to everyone who took part for such a good cause.  Please can all remaining sponsor money be returned as soon as possible.  Many thanks.

 

POLITE REMINDER

Can we respectfully remind parents that children should not be wearing “glittery” pumps as school shoes.  All children should be wearing plain black  shoes, not trainers.  However we do understand that you may not wish to replace worn out shoes this late in the term if your child has outgrown their current pair.  Therefore plain black alternatives may be acceptable; please discuss this with your child’s class teacher who will be able to give more information.

Please also remember that children should not have “tramlines” shaved into their hair.  Save this for the summer holidays!

 

LOST PROPERTY

Please could everyone check their child’s school uniform to ensure that they do not have someone else’s.  Unfortunately we have a number of named jumpers that have gone missing recently.  We would be really grateful if EVERYONE could have a quick check and return any uniform that does not belong to them.  Many thanks for your assistance with this.

 

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ISLE OF WIGHT SCOUTS – WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE (contributed)

WORD OF THE WEEK

Intrepid — Meaning bold, fearless and daring

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs

 

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Newsletter 32/18

Newsletter 32/18

FAREWELL

From all the staff and children at Summerfields, we would like to say ‘Farewell and good luck’ to Mrs Meads who is leaving us today to start her maternity leave.  We wish her all the best and hope we get to meet the new arrival soon!  We would also like to welcome Mrs Rowland, who will be teaching in Year 2 after half term. 

 

HOUSE POINTS

Below are the House Point totals for the first half of the summer term:-

Compton House                      1256 Points                

Whitecliff House                     868  Points     

Appley House                        1009 Points                            

Woodside House                     710  Points     

Therefore the champions for this term are Compton House.  Congratulations!

 

 

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAYS

Advance notice—school will be closed to pupils on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th September 2018 for staff training.  Pupils return to school on Wednesday 5th September 2018.

 

REMINDER

School is closed on Monday 4th June for staff training and will re-open on Tuesday 5th June 2018. 

 

 

WEEDING

Thank you to Aurelia and Talia’s mum and nan for starting the weeding in the vegetable/flower raised bed.  The bed is looking very neat, tidy and weed free!  If you would like to keep up their good work, please feel free to pull out a weed or two while you wait to collect your child from school.  Your help is much appreciated. 

 

E-MAIL RECEIVED FROM A LOCAL NEIGHBOUR

“I live in Atkinson Drive, I do believe my girlfriend came over the school a little while ago, to talk about the parking on and over my drive as well as the double yellow lines.
For a short time after this everything was okay but now for some reason people have started again. For example today I came home to find someone with half their car on the yellow lines. When I pointed out she is on double yellows she got very abusive. I have informed the council and Island Roads who are going to put some more enforcement officers out.
If you could please reiterate to your parents not to park on or over peoples drives and double yellow lines.”

 

CALLS TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE

As you are probably aware, the school office is extremely busy at the start and end of the school day.  Could we respectfully ask that if you need to contact school by telephone, please do so after 9:15am or before 2:45pm.  We would really like to give our parents and visitors to school our full attention and help you all with your queries.  We are only ‘human’ and cannot always juggle answering the telephone and helping parents at the same time.  If you have an urgent message that we need to be made aware of before school starts or at the end of the day, please be patient with us and we shall try to answer the phone as soon as we can.  Alternatively, please e-mail us at: office@summerfields.iow.sch.uk with your query or to inform us of your child’s absence. Thank you. 

 

NATIONAL ONLINE SAFETY COMPAIGN

As part of the National Online Safety campaign and Mental Health Awareness Week, please see the adjacent flyer about ‘Screen Addiction’ – an issue which is affecting young people across the globe. The guide is to inform parents about the issues associated with smartphone and screen addiction amongst children and how you can help to control the associated risks and stop your children becoming ‘Screen Zombies’. For more information please go to: www.nationalonlinesafety.com.

 

FORTNITE

We are aware that this addictive game is really having an impact on some children in school.  They are not sleeping as they are spending most of the night playing.  Please check with your child.

 

 

‘PLASTIC’ PLANTS

If you have any unwanted ‘plastic plants’ that you no longer need, Year R could really make use of them for their classroom resources.  Any donations will be gratefully received.  Thank you.

 

 

JEWELLERY IN SCHOOL

Please be reminded that the only jewellery to be worn in school are small stud or sleeper earrings. No necklaces or bracelets are allowed.  Thank you for your co-operation.

 

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TURNING FASHION INTO FOOD

Monthly clothing sale on Saturday 2nd June.  10am –1pm, Love Lane, Cowes.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Succinct— to the point’, ‘short and sweet’ or ‘in a few well-chosen words’.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

Believe you can and you are half way there!

 

 

 

 

 

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Newsletter 31/18

Newsletter 31/18

YEAR 6 SATS
We would like to say a big “well done” to every child in Year 6 this week. They have all stayed focused and tried their absolute best all week and we could not have asked for any more from them. Thank you also to parents who have ensured that every child has arrived at school well nourished, well rested and in good time, ready and prepared. Thank you also to Mr Simpson for running everything so smoothly. Well done and thank you to all!

BREAKTIME SNACKS
Please can we respectfully remind parents that children should only bring in fruit or cheese as a breaktime snack. Please do not send in crisps, chocolate bars, etc. Thank you.

LUNCH MENU CHANGE
There is a change to next week’s menu on Thursday. Please see menu for full details.

OPEN CLASSROOMS
“Open Classrooms” take place again next week. For Years 1, 3 and 5 please come along and join your child’s class on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 from 2.45pm and for Years R, 2, 4 and 6 on Thursday 24th May 2018, also from 2.45pm.

WALK THE WIGHT 2018
Well done to everyone who took part in “Walk the Wight” last Sunday and who completed the 26 miles at school. The Hospice is such an important charity here on the Island and it is wonderful that children show their support by taking part in this event. Please can all sponsor money be returned to school as soon as possible. Thank you and congratulations!

ODD SOCK DAY 2018
World Odd Sock Day took place on 21st March 2018. However we have had a request that Summerfields holds its own “Odd Sock Day” to raise awareness of Down’s Syndrome. We will therefore hold this fund raising event on “Festival Friday” 22nd June 2018. For a donation of £1.00 children can come to school wearing odd socks! All funds raised will go towards Down’s Syndrome research.

CAR PARKING
We have been asked by our neighbours yet again to request that parents/carers dropping off and picking up children from Summerfields park considerately. Please do not block our neighbours’ drives or even park on their property. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

RIVERFEST
The annual Riverfest family event takes place this Saturday at Newport Quay. The event runs from 11am-3pm and entrance is free. There will be lots of fun activities many of which are free to enjoy. Come along and have some fun!

SCHOOL HERBS
The raised beds at the front of the school do have some herbs hidden away beneath the weeds. They are there for you to pick and use.
Any gardeners out there, please feel free to pull out the weeds while you are waiting to collect or drop off your children (just drop them on the floor and school will sweep them up—the weeds not the children!).
We do plan to plant more “food crops” to share with you, so if you have any left over strawberry plants, tomato seedlings, etc, we would be happy to have them.

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FLYERS (contributed)

WORD OF THE WEEK
The word of the week is “elusive” meaning vague, mysterious and hard to get hold of.

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
Never say I can’t, always say I’ll try


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Newsletter 30/18

Newsletter 30/18

MAY DAY AT ARRETON BARNS

What a day it was! A huge thank you to all who attended Arreton Barns on Bank Holiday Monday.  The children were extremely well behaved and a credit to our school.  They danced really well too, despite the extreme heat.  Thank you for your much appreciated support.—Mrs Stiles.

 

FESTIVAL FRIDAY

Advance notice that school will be finishing early on Friday 22nd June at 1:30pm due to the Isle of Wight Festival. All pupils will need to be collected promptly at 1:30pm.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER

Just a reminder that summer dresses should be pastel colours, yellow, pink, lilac and blue.  Please note that red, green or dark blue dresses are not allowed. White socks should be worn with summer dresses. Please remember all shoes should be plain black with no open toes.

 

LUNCH MENU CHANGE

Reminder, next Thursday’s lunch will now be: Cheese and tomato pizza or macaroni cheese, baked potato wedges with mixed leaf salad and a cookie.  Baguettes will still be available to order as usual.

 

PARENTAL BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL

Please familiarise yourself with the school website: www.summerfieldsprimary.co.uk where you can find useful information about our school.  We would like to draw your attention to the Parental Behaviour policy which can be viewed on the website via the following route: Publications, Policies.  We have recently had to refer to this policy and would like to make you aware of the following:

We welcome visitors to our school and will act to ensure it remains a safe place for pupils, staff and other members of our community.  If you threaten or assault anyone in the school, or persist in abusive behaviour, you will be removed from the premises and may be prosecuted.

 

SAFE AND WELL HOME CHECK

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, in partnership with Hampshire Fire and Rescue, now have got an online home safety check that can be completed in a few minutes.  They want to make you and your home safer. This questionnaire will assess fire safety in your home. Once completed, you will get a personalised fire safety plan, which will offer advice on how to prevent fires in your home and how to remain safe. Please visit www.hantsfire.gov.uk/safeandsound.                                       

Smoke Alarm Advice

Please remember to check your smoke alarms: get into the habit of testing on the 1st of each month.  Get your children to assist you.  A smoke alarm can give you those precious few minutes of warning which could help you and your family to get out safely. Many deaths and injuries could be prevented if people had early warning and were able to get out in time. Buying and fitting a smoke alarm could help save your own and your family’s life.

 

RIVERFEST

The Footprint Trust will again be hosting Riverfest at Newport Quay on Saturday 19th May, 11am to 3pm. This is a free family event. For more information visit footprint-trust.co.uk/riverfest.

 

REPLYING TO TEXTS SENT FROM SCHOOL

Several parents have tried to reply to texts sent from school.  Although it seems that you can reply, your text will not be delivered as our texting service does not include the facility to receive incoming messages.  If you would like to contact us regarding a text you have received, please do so by calling the school office on 525085.

 

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FLYERS (contributed)

 

 WORD OF THE WEEK

Hurry-Scurry: to do something in a rush, resulting in a confused mess.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

Effort is something that gives meaning to life.  Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it.

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