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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Newsletter 24/18

Newsletter 24/18

STAY, READ, PLAY AND TALK!

Thank you to everyone who came along to the ‘Stay, read, play and talk’ sessions held in school this week. Look out in the newsletter for future sessions that will be held each half term. 

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT?

We know we do not always get things right in school and if you do want to make a complaint please read the Schools Complaints Policy  and Concerns and Complaints Guidelines information found on the school website.  Parents also need to be aware of the Home School Agreement, Parental Behaviour, Social Media and Parental Use of Social Networking policies so that they follow school procedures (which have been written in consultation with parents). School works best when we work together—we make mistakes—we are only human!

 

YEAR 4 TRAVEL ON RED FUNNEL FERRY

This week our Year 4 children travelled to and from   Southampton on the Red Funnel car ferry as part of their Geography project. Everyone enjoyed the day and the children were great ambassadors for the school.  Well done Year 4 on your good behaviour!

 

YEAR 3 & 4 CLASS ASSEMBLY

Year 3 class assembly due to take place next week has been postponed until Tuesday 12th June at 2:45pm. Year 4 class assembly will be next Wednesday 21st March at 2:45pm. All welcome.

 

MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS

Our May Day celebrations will take place on Friday 4th May 2018. This will be a ticketed event as in previous years and tickets will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  Only one ticket will be allocated per family so please do not ask for ‘extras’ as space is extremely limited in the school hall. Please look out in your child’s bookbag as letters have been sent home today.

 

VEGETARIAN LUNCH OPTION

As with jacket potato orders, if your child would like a vegetarian option for lunch they will need to fill in a ‘green vegetarian slip’ at the reception desk.  As all food is cooked to order and to reduce food waste, your child will not receive a vegetarian meal unless a slip is completed.

 

DRAINAGE WORKS IN HALBERRY LANE

Island Roads have advised that drainage works will take place between Atkinson Drive, the southern junction of Harvey Road and Halberry Lane. The works will start on  Friday 23rd March at 9am and will continue until Thursday 29th March at 6pm.  A full road closure will be in place at this location, with no through traffic between Staplers Road and Fairlee Road via Halberry Lane. For more information contact Island Road helpdesk on 01983 822440.

 

THE ‘FRIENDS’ FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Friday 23rd March—Adult Quiz Night. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.  Maximum 6 persons per team, £1 entry per person.  Bring your own drinks and nibbles.  All welcome.

Movie Night— Thursday 26th April.  More information nearer the date.

Family Spring Walk—Saturday 28th April. A family walk starting at School and heading towards Seaclose, with a fun easy going Quiz to find things along the route.  £5 entry per family and all children will receive a treat and a drink.

 

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WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

I can grow my brain like a muscle, by learning hard things

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Nonchalant—Years 5 and 6 could use this to describe a character in their work.

 

 

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Newsletter 23/18

Newsletter 23/18

EXCITING NEWS!

We are very pleased to announce that our Year 2 teacher, Mrs Meads, is expecting her first child in June.  I’m sure you will all join school staff in congratulating her!  Mrs Meads is hoping to stay with us for as long as possible; however as soon as arrangements are in place for her maternity cover we will let Year 2 know.

 

STAY, READ, PLAY AND TALK!

Following the recent success of Open Classrooms, we are now inviting parents to come into class to read, talk or play with their own and other children in their child’s class.  The first of these sessions is next Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 2.30pm.  This is for parents of children in Years 1, 3 and 5.  Please could we ask that you don’t just “drop in” for 5 minutes at the end of the day; the idea is to have some time in the classroom.  The session for Years R, 2, 4 and 6 will take place on Thursday 15th March 2018.  Again the sessions will start at 2.30pm.  We look forward to seeing you then. 

 

MULTI-SKILLS

On Wednesday after school Miss Parry and Mrs Phillips accompanied 8 Year 2 children to a Multi-Skills sports event held at Barton Primary School.  The children performed extremely well and were exceedingly well behaved.  Well done to everyone who took part.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Tesco are now able to supply our embroidered uniform via Tesco Direct. It will be delivered to your home and you will gain Tesco points. Tesco will donate 5% of sales to the school.  Go to www.tesco.com/ues and look up the school. However unfortunately they are unable to supply PE t-shirts at the moment.  You can still also obtain uniform from Kids & Co in Ryde.

 

YEAR 6 SATS MEETING

Thank you to the parents who attended the Year 6 SATs meeting held by Mr Simpson on Wednesday after school.  We hope you found this session useful.  As promised, and for those parents who were unable to attend, useful information, including the list of useful websites can be found here, and a link has also been put on our Facebook page.

 

SCHOOL DINNER MONEY

Thank you to the parents who regularly top up their child’s school money account, keeping a check to see if they owe for any dinners or school trips etc.  There is however quite a large amount due for unpaid dinners.  Could we respectfully remind parents that dinner money needs to be paid in advance so that a debt does not occur.  We do understand that since School Money updated their website, there has been some confusion as to how to sign in.  If you need any assistance whatsoever, please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Dyer in the school office.

 

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CONTRIBUTED

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Factitious—Meaning artificial, insincere and not genuine

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

Your positive action, combined with positive thinking, results in success.

 

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Newsletter 22/18

Newsletter 22/18

APOLOGIES

Apologies for the lateness of this newsletter, this is due to a combination of the weather and connectivity problems!

 

ATTENDANCE

The whole school attendance for February was 95.71% which is below our target of 96%.  Class attendance percentages for February were as follows:-

Ellen MacArthur Class                        96.45%

King Charles Class                             94.10%

Queen Victoria Class                         97.47%

Minghella Class                                  95.64%

Warrior Class                                      95.56%

Tennyson Class                                  93.67%

Charles Dickens Class                       97.50%

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

 

LITTER PICKING IN SCHOOL

We have been litter picking in the school grounds this week.  It was very successful and there wasn’t much litter to be found. Please continue to keep our school tidy.

 

WEAR A HAT FOR THE HOSPICE

We raised an amazing amount of £142.00 for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.  Thank you to everyone who wore a hat and donated £1 to this worthy charity.

 

LATE PICKING UP FROM SCHOOL?

There have been several occasions this week where parents have been late picking up their children from school.  We understand there maybe the “odd occasion” in an emergency when you are unable to collect your child on time.  However after 3pm we do not have the staff available to look after children.  Therefore children will be taken to Bright Sparks After School Club and they will charge you for the session.

  

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Leaflets have been sent home this week with your child. If you wish to place an order, please return the form via the ‘green box’ located in the foyer. School cannot accept cash therefore please make payment by cheque payable to ‘Summerfields Primary School’ or complete your debit/credit card details on the payment slip.  Deadline for orders is Friday 9th March.

 

YEAR 6 CLASS ASSEMBLY AND SATS MEETING

The re-arranged Year 6 class assembly will now take place on Wednesday 7th March at 2:45pm followed by a Year 6 SATs meeting at 3pm.  Please come along to find out how you can prepare and support your child for the forthcoming SATs later in the year.

 

£200 DONATION FROM WAITROSE

Thank you to everyone who supported our school by visiting Waitrose during February and depositing the ‘green tokens’ into the Summerfields Library Resources collection box.  We shall shortly receive a cheque for £200 from Waitrose to use on new library resources.

 

WORLD BOOK DAY

Well done to everyone who came to school dressed as their favourite book character, even though the weather was so cold. The children and staff looked fabulous and everyone was able to talk about the book their character was from.

 

A BIG THANK YOU!

We would like to thank the ‘Friends of Summerfields’ for donating £100 to each class for classroom resources and £100 for new playground equipment.  The ‘Friends’ consist of few parents who give up their spare time to raise funds for our school and without them we would not benefit from all the ‘extras’ that school couldn’t possibly afford to buy. We would also like to thank parents, grandparents and relatives who come along and support the ‘Friends’ fundraising events.

 

MENU FOR WEEK COMMENCING 5th MARCH 2018

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

Just because you haven’t found your talent yet – it doesn’t mean you don’t have one. Kermit the Frog

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Cogitate—To think deeply, to ponder about something, giving it much thought and consideration.

 

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Newsletter 21/18

Newsletter 21/18

WINTER OLYMPICS

Thank you to everyone who took part in our STEM Homework Challenge to design and make a bobsleigh.  All the entries were outstanding.  Our special Olympic event to test the models took place this morning—final results will be in next week’s newsletter.  We hope you all enjoyed working together as a family on this fun project.  We never cease to be amazed at the ingenuity of your designs!

 

WORLD BOOK DAY 2018

We will be celebrating World Book Day next Thursday 1st March 2018.  Children can come to school dressed as their favourite BOOK character.  (PLEASE do not spend lots of money buying expensive costumes.)

 

HUXLEY IS COMING TO NEWPORT LIBRARY!

Huxley will be performing an amazing magic show at Newport Library on Saturday 3rd March 2018 and teaching some of his magic tricks!  Spaces are strictly limited and tickets are £2.00 per child.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  For further details contact the Isle of Wight Library Service on 823823.

 

WEAR A HAT FOR THE HOSPICE

Thank you for supporting our Wear a Hat for the Hospice day today.  Look out in next week’s newsletter for the total amount raised.

 

FAMILY FUNDAY AT DINOSAUR ISLE MUSEUM

This Sunday 25th February 2018 Dinosaur Isle Museum are offering FREE ENTRY to everyone!  The day will be focused on children and families with an emphasis on creativity and interactivity.  Doors open at 10.00am with last entry at 3.00pm.  There will be lots of fun activities to take part in such as painting models of fossils, measuring foot prints, and hands-on experience with real dinosaur bones.  There will be many more stalls and events taking place and refreshments will also be available.

 

YEAR 6 ASSEMBLY

Just a reminder that the Year 6 assembly takes place next Thursday 1st March 2018 at 2.15pm.

 

SCHOOL MONEY

Over the half-term holiday School Money has “rebranded” itself as Eduspot.  We have had a few queries as parents have had some difficulty in accessing the system to pay for school dinners.  When you go to www.schoolmoney.co.uk you will automatically be redirected to www.eduspot.co.uk.  To log in use the blue Sign In button at the top right of the screen then from the drop down box choose the last option “school money parent login”.  If you have any problems accessing the new site or making payments, please contact Mrs Dyer in the school office. 

 

SCHOOL DISCOS

Just a reminder that the school discos take place tonight.  The Key Stage 1 disco is from 5.00pm-6.00pm when all children need to be accompanied.  The Key Stage 2 disco is from 6.15pm-7.15pm.  Please can we request that children are collected promptly at 7.15pm.  Entry is £1.00 per child, payable on the door.

 

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SPORTS REPORTS

Year 6 Basketball Tournament

On Wednesday 24th January 2018 some Year 6 children went to a Basketball Tournament from 1.00pm-3.30pm.  There was many different schools, including: Summerfields, Barton, Nine Acres, Priory, Carisbrooke A, Carisbrooke B, and Newport C of E.  There were 10 children in this competition, these were: Shona, Harley-Mai, Grace, Talia, Abi, James, Cain , Reggi Matthew and Archie.

Mr Murphy and Mrs Phillips took us in the mini-bus to Christ The King College this is where it took place.  We took part in many games we won all the games swapping around with the people in our team with at least 2 girls on the court at all times.  We playing equally fair and good, with our team captain being Harley-Mai.  We all had pressure coming to the end to see who had won we believed we could do it.  When it came to the end all the schools sat down and we go the results of the top 3.  Barton came 3rd, Newport C of E came 2nd and we came 1st.  WE WON!!!  We were also promised by Mr Murphy that if we won we could sing on the mini-bus on the way back from the tournament an that’s exactly what we did.  On the way back we all made a speech saying how proud we all were.  We are ow waiting on going to the finals on Wednesday 7th February 2018.  In total our points came to 50.

Our whole team thoroughly enjoyed this day and we can’t wait until the finals.

Year 6 Basketball Finals

On Wednesday 7th February 2018 ten Year 6 children, the same children that went to the tournament went to the FINALS!  This event took place at West Wight Community Centre in Freshwater.  The schools that took part were: Greenmount A, Godshill, Broadlea, Cowes, Shalfleet, Queensgate, Bembridge, Summerfields, Hunnyhill and Greenmount B.

In total we played 6 games from schools all over the island.  The schools that were there had gone to previous competitions.  We had two courts for half of the teams play on one and the rest go on the other court.  It was getting towards the end and on our side of the court we came first so we had to play games against the other winners to see who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  We finally got our results, we came 3rd out of the whole island with 30 points.  We got a bronze medal with a little basketball inside.

By  Harley-Mai and Shona

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Discernible — meaning clear, obvious, visible, recognisable

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done, rather than saying it can’t be done.

 

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Newsletter 20/18

Newsletter 20/18

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY

The school will be closed on Monday 4th June for staff training. School will re-open to pupils following the May half term on Tuesday 5th June. 

 

‘THE FRIENDS’ FUN FAMILY WALK

The Friends of Summerfields would be grateful for any suggestions or new ideas you may have that could boost their fundraising efforts.  Acting upon a suggestion, ‘The Friends’ have organised a ‘Fun Family Walk’ around the surrounding area of the school on Saturday 28th April 2018.

Þ 10:30am Check in time

Þ £5 per family

Þ Each child under 16 years will receive a gift on finishing the walk

Þ Activity sheets—find clues along the walk

Þ Register before or on the day

Please support ‘The Friends’ by putting the date in your diary and coming along to join in the fun. More information to follow nearer the date.

 

TEDDIES, TOYS AND ACTION FIGURES

Please can we politely remind you to check that your child does not ‘sneak’ a teddy, toy or action figure in their pocket or bag to bring to school.  These items can get lost, cause arguments between peers and are the ideal place to harbour germs. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

PARENTS’ EVENINGS

Have you signed up to meet with your child’s teacher on Tuesday 20th or Thursday 22nd February 2018? Sign up sheets will remain outside classrooms until the morning of each parents’ evening. 

 

TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE

We are unable to receive incoming replies to texts sent to parents. Please do not click the reply to sender button; if you need to reply please call the school office on 525085.

 

“WALK THE WIGHT IN SCHOOL”

As you may be aware, every other year all the children at Summerfields take part in ‘Walking the Wight’.  What this means is that throughout the school year, children will walk the equivalent of 26 miles around the playing field or playground at lunchtimes.  We have so far completed 20 miles with only 6 miles to go.  Congratulations children!

 

HEADLICE

We have had several reports of headlice throughout the school. Please can you take the opportunity during the half term holiday to check your child’s hair and treat if necessary.  It would be lovely for all children to return to school free of the little ‘beasties’!  For information about obtaining a free prescription headlice lotion please visit:

http://www.headlice.co.uk/products/available-on-prescription.aspx

 

FAMILY LEARNING SESSIONS

Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the Year 2 family learning session.  Although most parents already felt quite confident doing Maths at home with their child, they enjoyed the session and went away with more activities and ideas to try out.  The children like having their parents in school and were able to show off the Maths skills they have been practising in class. “Knowing what they are learning at the moment and being able to support at home is a big help.” Photographs of the sessions will appear on our website and our official Facebook page.

 

HALF TERM ACTIVITIES

 

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GOVERNORS AT PARENTS’ EVENING

There will be the opportunity to meet two of Summerfields’ Governors at the forthcoming parents’ evenings. Mr Tony Murphy, Chair of Governors will be available on Tuesday 20th February and Mr Luke Meads on Thursday 22nd February 2018, from 4:30pm—5:30pm each evening.  Please feel free to speak to them or ask questions about their role in school.

 

ISLE OF WIGHT HEROES

The IW Hidden Heroes travelling museum is touring the Island during half term.  Actors will play the part of museum owners unveiling stories of kings, inventors and artists.  Check the Hidden Heroes website for times and locations: http://iwhiddenheroes.org.uk/.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

Tangible—Something that is physical, real, actual, solid, material or touchable.  Can you use this word in your work?

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms.

 

 

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Newsletter 19/18

Newsletter 19/18

ATTENDANCE

The whole school attendance for January was 95.17% which is slightly below our target of 96%. Class attendance percentages for January were as follows:-

Ellen MacArthur Class   94.27%

King Charles Class   95.73%

Queen Victoria Class   95.18%     

Minghella Class   96.26%

Warrior Class   93.62%

Tennyson Class   94.26%

Charles Dickens Class   97.45%

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

 

PARENTS’ EVENINGS

Every parent should have received a letter this week about the forthcoming Parents’ Evenings.  These will be taking place on the FIRST week back, Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd February 2018.  Sheets to sign up to meet with your child’s teacher will go up outside the classrooms next Monday 5th February 2018.  Children in Key Stage 2 can make appointments for their parents.  Please can we encourage as many families as possible to attend as this is an important opportunity to discuss your child’s progress.  Unfortunately the school office are unable to make appointments on behalf of parents, so please do not contact them to request this.  Can we please reiterate that due to the number of children in each class, teachers are only able to offer “one slot” per child.  Therefore if parents are unable to attend together, then teachers should be contacted and an alternative suitable appointment made.

 

SHROVE TUESDAY

As Shrove Tuesday falls during February half term this year, Caterlink are having a “Pancake Day” next Thursday 8th February 2018 instead.  The menu will now be Macaroni Cheese with Ratatouille or Jacket Potatoes.  Dessert will be Pancakes with Chocolate Custard.

 

“WEAR A HAT FOR THE HOSPICE”

On Friday 23rd February 2018 we will be taking part in the “Wear a hat for the hospice” fundraising event.  For a minimum donation of £1.00 children can wear ANY type of hat to school for the day.  Children should still wear full school uniform, as well as the hat of their choice!  Please can we ask that if possible all hats are named to avoid any confusion.

 

SCHOOL LOBBY

Please can we respectfully remind parents and children not to wait in the school lobby before the doors open at 8.35am. It can be extremely noisy and the office are trying to work, answering the telephone, etc. If it is pouring with rain we do understand that you may wish to shelter there , but please can we ask that children are kept as quiet as possible.  Thank you.

 

COUGHS AND SNEEZES

We have a lot of children off at the moment with bad colds and chest infections.  In the “old days” we used to say “coughs and sneezes spread diseases, stop them with your handkerchiefs”!  Can you firstly explain to your child what a handkerchief is!  Then teach them at least to put their hand over their mouth when they cough.  Thank you.

 

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YEAR R FAMILY LEARNING

The Family Learning Maths session for Year R parents and their children took place on 16th January 2018. The children really enjoyed learning and practising key Maths skills alongside their parents. All of the parents found the session useful and many said it had improved their confidence to help their child with Maths at home.

“Thank you, we have both enjoyed this afternoon.  I will be practising lots more adding and taking away games.”

“I love coming to find out more games and ideas of ways numbers can be fun.”

 

PLEASE HELP US MAKE SCHOOL MORE WELCOMING!

We are really sorry to have to “moan” to parents but we do try and keep our school site as clean as possible.  Please can we request your help with this and ask that you do not smoke just outside the school premises and drop your cigarette butts and wrappers on the pavement.  We would also request that you do not tie up dogs to the school railings and leave them alone.  It can be frightening to both children and adults who have to then walk past them to come into school. Please can we also request that you close the gates if you are the last to leave in the morning or after school. Your help with these issues would be much appreciated. 

 

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WORD OF THE WEEK

Compassionate—meaning kind, considerate and sympathetic.  Try acting out this word with your friends.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET

A positive attitude is a powerful tool.

 

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