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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Wednesday 11th July – Year 2 trip to Osborne House

Wednesday 11th July – Year 2 trip to Osborne House

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Newsletter 29/18

Newsletter 29/18

MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS

We hope you all enjoyed our May Day celebrations at school today.  Please remember our Country Dancers will be performing their May Pole dances again on Monday at Arreton Barns from 12 noon.  There will also be a variety of other adult groups dancing.  Come along and enjoy the festivities.

 

SCHOOL GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS

Please can all photograph orders be returned to school by TUESDAY 8TH MAY 2018 at 3pm at the latest.  Any orders received after this will be returned.  Please can all payments be placed in the envelope then sealed.  Please note unfortunately school is unable to provide change.  The outside of the envelope should also be completed and then returned to school via the “Green Box”.  Thank you.

 

SCHOOL TRIPS

Following the letter sent out to every family last week, please can we respectfully remind parents that if trips are not paid for by the deadline set, unfortunately children will be unable to attend.  Please also note  that if insufficient numbers have paid by the deadline then unfortunately it may not be possible for the whole trip to go ahead and it will therefore be cancelled.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Please note the Year R class assembly is next Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 2.45pm.

 

Hi 5 NETBALL FINALS

On Wednesday this week a squad of 7 Year 6 children attended the Hi 5 Netball finals at Cowes Enterprise College.  The competition was extremely “tough” they but tried their hardest and we came 9th overall.  Thank you to Mrs Walsh and Mr Murphy for taking the children to this event.  Well done to everyone who took part, you were a credit to Summerfields.

 

WATER BOTTLES

As you are aware school currently sells bottles of water.  We also provide children who do not have a water bottle in school with a “throw away” plastic cup in order for them to have a drink at school.  In our attempts to become a more “eco friendly” school we have decided not to sell bottled water any more and we do not want to continue to use plastic cups.  All children should therefore ensure that they have a refillable water bottle in school every day.  If your child comes to the office for a drink, we will text you to remind you that a water bottle needs to be in school the next day.  We thank you for your help in trying to reduce the amount of plastic school use and throw away, and making the future a cleaner place for our children.

 

SCHOOL LUNCHES

Due to the popularity of baguettes, Caterlink, our school caterers, have kindly decided to increase the days they will offer baguettes for lunch time.  From Tuesday 8th May 2018 baguettes will be available on Tuesdays as well as Thursdays.  Please note jacket potatoes will still also be available as a option on Tuesdays.  HOWEVER in order for your child to receive their choice a blue slip for a baguette and an orange slip for jacket potato MUST be completed.  Remember that in order to receive the vegetarian option any day, a green slip should be completed.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Every family should have received a Scholastic Book Club leaflet this week.  Please can any orders be returned to school by Friday 18th May 2018 via the “green box” in the school lobby.  Payment can be made by cheque or debit card, no cash please; cheques should be made payable to Scholastic Ltd.  Thank you.

 

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION (contributed)

WORD OF THE WEEK

Absurd meaning silly, ludicrous, ridiculous

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.

 

 

 

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Newsletter 28/18

Newsletter 28/18

STAR PUPILS

There will be no Star Pupils next week due to our May Day celebrations.

 

DO YOU HAVE TIME ON YOUR HANDS?

We are looking for adult helpers who would like to come into school for an hour or so a week to listen to children read in the classroom. Age or gender is no barrier, just the ability to listen, be patient and enjoy helping our children to read. If you are interested and would like to know more, please pop into the school office for more information.

 

LUNCH MENU CHANGE

There will be a change to the lunch menu on Thursday 17th May it will now be:

Cheese and Tomato Pizza or

Macaroni Cheese (vegetarian option)

Baked potato wedges

Mixed Leaf Salad

Cookie

Baguettes will still be available to order as usual.

 

ST GEORGE’S DAY MUFTI

Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising event for buying new books for the school library.  We raised an amazing amount of £148.00.  

 

WATER BOTTLES

Please bring in a named water bottle for your child every day with fresh water and then take it home again at the end of the day to wash and re-fill.  Squash and flavoured waters are not allowed as these encourage ants and are not part of our Healthy Eating School. Thank you.

 

SPONSORED OBSTACLE COURSE

Thank you to everyone who supported our Year 1 and Year 2 sponsored event.  We raised an incredible amount of £418 which has helped us to buy several new resources for school including construction sets, a magnetic polydron set and a geometry set.  We really do appreciate every donation received.

 

BE AWARE OF NEW ONLINE GAME

We have received information from the National Online Safety team about a new game called Fortnite: Battle Royale. They have produced a guide for parents about the dangers associated with the viral game and how they can reduce the associated risks. To download the guide, click on the link https://twitter.com/natonlinesafety/status/986255143489425409.

 

ROADWORKS AND PARKING

We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all parents for their patience during the roadworks in Halberry Lane and Atkinson Drive.  We do appreciate that it is very difficult to park around the school at this busy time but please remember to park considerately so that children can safely cross the roads.

 

SHOULD YOU SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WITH A MINOR ILLNESS?

Too much learning time is lost by pupils missing school due to minor illness.  In many cases children can be given paracetamol and plenty of fluids and, if they feel well enough, can be sent to school.  Minor illness like headaches, sore throats and ‘feeling sick’ should not stop them from attending school—we can send them home if they get worse.  If your child stays at home but feels better later, bring them to school—at least they will not miss a whole day of learning.

Every day counts, missing school is missing out!

 

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FLYERS (contributed)

 

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Ambidextrous—someone who can use either hand with equal skill and ability; a person who is neither left or right handed.

 

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. A.A.Milne.

 

 

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Newsletter 27/18

Newsletter 27/18

ATTENDANCE

The whole school attendance for March was 93.81% which is well below our target of 96%.  Class attendance percentages for March were as follows:-

Ellen MacArthur Class                                 92.67%

King Charles Class                                       94.52%

Queen Victoria Class                                   92.40%

Minghella Class                                            93.31%

Warrior Class                                                95.09%

Tennyson Class                                             92.92%

Charles Dickens Class                                 96.25%

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

 

ST GEORGE’S DAY MUFTI

Next  Monday, 23rd April 2018, we will be holding a “mufti” day for St George’s Day.  For a donation of £1.00  children can come to school dressed in red and white!  Funds raised will be used to buy new books for the library.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

The important dates for this term can be found on our Events page.  Please remember these are provisional dates only and may therefore be subject to change.

 

SCHOOL TRIPS!

We have lots of exciting trips planned over the coming term.  Please can we respectfully request that slips are returned promptly via the “green box” and payment made by the date stated in the letter via www.schoolmoney.co.uk.  Unfortunately we do not have the resources to chase up outstanding forms or payment and we would not want any child to miss out on the opportunities on offer.

 

FRIENDS OF SUMMERFIELDS

The Friends have organised lots of exciting events over the next few weeks.  The first event is another ever popular Movie Night, next Thursday 26th April 2018.  The movie this time is Ferdinand and for £5.00 children also get a hot dog, popcorn, drink and sweets!  Places must be booked in advance by completing the slip and returning with the £5.00 in the envelope provided by Friends via the “green box” in the school lobby by Tuesday 24th April 2018.  The next event is a Spring Walk and treasure hunt!  This takes place on Saturday 28th April 2018.  Full details were given in the letters given out by Friends before the Easter holidays.  If you require a copy please ask at the school office.  Again please can the slips to take part be returned with payment by Wednesday 25th April 2018.  Thank you.

 

ST GEORGE’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

East Cowes will be holding their own St George’s Day celebrations on Saturday 21st April 2018.  From 10am to 3.30pm there will be lots of FREE fun activities and entertainment such as face painting, balloon modelling, Morris Dancers and craft tables, stalls and much more.

 

HOUSE POINT CERTIFICATES

In future any House Point certificates awarded will not be laminated.  Following a recent assembly it was suggested by the children that this would be a good way to help the environment by cutting down the use of plastic.  Therefore certificates will be printed on slightly thicker paper and not laminated.  If anyone has any other ways we can cut down on waste or help the environment, please let us know!

 

CORF FUN RUN (CONTRIBUTED)

 

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WORD OF THE WEEK

Intrepid—meaning fearless, bold and courageous

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes.

 

 

 

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Newsletter 26/18

Newsletter 26/18

ENJOY THE EASTER BREAK

School finishes at 3pm today for the Easter holidays and will re-open on Monday 16th April.

 

HOUSE POINTS

Below are the House Point totals for the spring term :-

Compton House                   1565 Points             

Whitecliff House                  1597 Points 

Appley House                       1880 Points                         

Woodside House                 1490 Points 

Therefore the champions for last term were Appley House.  Congratulations!

 

READING WITH YOUR CHILD

School holidays are a great opportunity to read with your child.  If you can spare ten minutes a day to read with them you can make a huge difference to their development. You don’t have to read a book, you could read a comic, magazine article or a story you have made up yourself.  The National Literary Trust have a great website, giving you lots of hints, tips and ideas for making reading fun and interesting.  Please visit their website for more information at: http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/  

 

BAGUETTES ARE BACK!

After the Easter holidays baguettes will be back on the menu but only on Thursdays! The choice will be either ham, cheese or tuna mayo and will also include crudités and a pudding.

To order a baguette a BLUE slip MUST be completed on the day, just like orange for jacket potatoes and green for vegetarian meals.

The cost of a baguette will be the same as a hot school meal, £1.85, or free if your child is entitled to a free school meal or universal infant free school meal in Years R-2.

Please look out for a ‘Baguette Flyer’ coming home with your child.

 

MENUS FOR WEEKS 1-3

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AT NEWPORT ROMAN VILLA (contributed)

Anglo Saxon Adventure Wednesday 11th April 11am – 3pm £1 entry (includes all activities)

Find out more about Arwald the last pagan King of the Isle of Wight. Search for the Saxon treasures hidden around the Villa. View the incredible archaeology including a Saxon sword, beads, bangles and brooches. Make your own Saxon treasure out of clay to take home.

For more information email: museums@iow.gov.uk or call 01983 823433.

 

EASTER FUN AT VENTNOR BOTANIC GARDEN (contributed)

 

WHO ARE CAMHS AND WHAT DO THEY OFFER?

The Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service is an NHS specialist service for young people aged 0—18 years and their families who are experiencing difficulties with their mental and emotional health.  They are professional staff who are trained and experienced in working with young people and their families to help a young person build skills of their own, achieving their potential and getting the most out of their life.  The needs of each young person and family often vary and they use different ways to help.  If you are interested in finding out more about their service visit: https://hampshirecamhs.nhs.uk/.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Peruse—To look through or to read something at leisure, but carefully and in detail.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

If ‘Plan A’ doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 other letters!

 

 

 

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Newsletter 25/18

Newsletter 25/18

STAR PUPILS

There will be no Star Pupils or Celebration Assembly next week.  School will break up for the Easter Holidays at 3.00pm Thursday 29th March 2018.

 

SCHOOL MILK SCHEME

Up to the age of 5 children receive a free drink of milk every day in school.  If you would like to pay for your child to continue to receive this after their 5th birthday, then you can sign up at www.coolmilk.com.  Cookmilk then arrange for milk for your child to be delivered to the school and advise us accordingly.  The cost is approximately £14.00 per term but full details are available at their website.  Thank you.

 

EASTER TREASURE HUNT!

Next week we will be holding an Easter Treasure hunt.  For £1.00 you can buy a square, the winning square will have £30.00 of John Lewis/Waitrose vouchers.  There will be several runner up prizes of Easter eggs!  “Squares” can be purchased at the school office.  All funds raised will go towards new iPads.  Thank you to Waitrose for kindly donating this generous prize.  Good luck!

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES

We have had a great suggestion to hold a “mufti” day for St George’s Day.  Therefore on Monday 23rd April 2018 for a donation of £1.00, children can come to school dressed in red and white.  Funds raised will be used to buy new books for the library.

 

PE KITS IN SCHOOL

We still have a number of children who never have a PE kit in school and so miss all their PE lessons.  EVERY child should have their PE kit in school every day. 

 

STAY, PLAY AND READ

We hope parents enjoyed the stay, play and read sessions we held last week. Please can we respectfully ask that younger children are not brought to these sessions as they are for parents to enjoy with their children at Summerfields. Younger children are most welcome to come to “Open Classrooms” which are for a shorter time to “look around”.  Thank you.

 

MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS

Don’t forget to return your slips via the “Green Box” for our May Day Celebrations which will take place on Friday 4th May 2018.

 

ISLE OF WIGHT MUSIC CENTRE OPEN DAY

This Saturday, 24th March 2018, the Isle of Wight Music Centre are holding an Open Day at Medina College.  The Open Day will run from 9.30am-12.30pm with music stalls and activities for all ages along with an Instrument Petting Zoo!  Entrance and all activities are completely free!

 

SHORT NOTICE

Please accept our apologies as sometimes we are not able to give parents very much notice of visits, sporting events or competitions.  We normally try to give parents as much notice as possible but sometimes we are advised of events at very short notice.  We do appreciate parents returning consent forms so pupils can take part in these exciting opportunities. 

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER

Just a reminder after Easter children can wear their  summer uniform to school.  If you are purchasing summer dresses please remember the Summerfields colours are yellow, light pink, lilac and light blue.  They can be check or striped.  Please note red, green or dark blue are not allowed.  White socks should be worn with summer dresses; everyone should be wearing plain grey socks with their winter uniform.  Please remember all shoes should be plain black with no open toes.

 

WIGHT CYCLE TRAINING – BIKEABILITY (contributed)

Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 6th April 2018

All you need is a bike, which is in a roadworthy condition and a helmet that fits.

Level 1 Courses teaches basic bike-handling skills in a controlled traffic-free environment.

This is a 2 hour course, 10am -12 noon, so cyclists will need to attend one of the morning sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Cost: £5.00 a session

Each cyclist who successfully completes the course will receive a Level 1 badge and a certificate.

Level 2 Courses teaches trainees to cycle planned routes on minor roads, offering a real cycling experience.

This is a 8 hour course, 1-3pm, so cyclists will need to attend all of the sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Cost: £20.00 for the course

Each cyclist who successfully completes the course will receive Level 1 & 2 badges and a certificates.

Please make sure that your child wears suitable clothing and footwear, brings a waterproof coat, a snack and drink to the Bikeability session.

Where: Island Innovation VI Form Campus,

Upper St. James Street,

Newport,

Isle of Wight,

PO30 1LJ ·

If you would like to book your child on a course or need further information please call Ross on 07984 170013 or email ross@wightcycle.co.uk.

Many thanks

Nicky and Ross

At what age can children start Bikeability?

Children can start Bikeability Level 1 as soon as they can ride a bike without stabilisers. It’s recommended that beginners start with Level 1 so they can master their bike balance and control skills before moving on to Level 2, where they gain the skills and experience needed for making on-road trips.

Most children take part in Level 1 when they are in Years 4 or 5 (aged 8-10), and Level 2 when they are in Years 5 or 6 (aged 9-11), but, if you think that your child is ready to start learning at a younger age you could ask a local Bikeability provider about introductory courses or one to one tuition.

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WORD OF THE WEEK

Contemplation—meaning reflection, pondering, deliberation. 

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

I can achieve anything with effort

and the right strategies

 

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