MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNORS
A warm welcome back after a (mostly) sunny half-term, we hope you all had a lovely time. We are sure that this half-term will be filled with lots of learning, lots of experiences and lots of opportunities for all year groups. Don’t forget to sign up for Parents Evenings which are being held on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th November, as this will give you the opportunity to meet your child’s new class teacher and celebrate their progress so far this year. Whilst waiting for your meeting, please take the opportunity to look around the Hall at the displays. As Governors, we enjoy coming into school as often as we can in order to see the wide variety of work . A lot of time is taken by the children and staff in creating informative displays for parents and visitors to enjoy which showcase the wide variety of learning within school. If you have friends or relatives who are currently considering which primary school to apply for next September, please do let them know all about Summerfields. Finally, if you would like to know more about what we, your school Governors do, please take a look at the End of Year Governance Report 2017/18 which can be found on the school website under the Publications/General Information tab. Alternatively, we hope to see many of you at forthcoming school events. On behalf of the Governing Body – Tara Allman (Parent Governor/Vice Chair).
SENCO AT PARENTS’ EVENING TUESDAY
On Tuesday 6th November, our SENCO Ms Luke will be available to answer any questions that you may have and if you wish, she can attend your child’s teacher meeting with you.
Our target is for every child to be in school every day. The whole school attendance for October was 97.57%. Class attendance percentages for October were as follows:-
Ellen MacArthur Class 98.04%
King Charles Class 97.59%
Queen Victoria Class 97.67%
Minghella Class 97.31%
Warrior Class 97.41%
Tennyson Class 97.22%
Charles Dickens Class 97.78%
Congratulations to Ellen MacArthur Class who were October’s Attendance Stars! They were presented with the trophy in Celebration Assembly today.
The School Attendance Matters (SAM) Bear is presented to classes for the highest attendance over each half term. For Autumn Term 1 2018, The KS1 SAM Bear has been awarded to Year R and the KS2 SAM Bear has been awarded to Year 5. Well done to everyone who has tried to attend school everyday.
Reminder—orders for school photographs need to be returned by 3pm on Monday 5th November 2018 at the latest. Thank you.
FRIENDS’ OF SUMMERFIELDS
Leaflets have been sent home this week from the ‘Friends’ showing activities and events in the run up to Christmas. Please take the time to read it as there are lots of exciting things to do and take part in. The first event coming up is ‘Movie Night’ which takes place on Friday 16th November after school, places need to be pre-booked via the slip in the leaflet.
RESPECTING OUR NEIGHBOURS
Please can you respect both Vecta House and our neighbouring households by not parking over peoples driveways or allowing children to run across gardens. Thank you for your support in this matter.
If your child is absent from school due to illness, you are required to complete an Absence Form on their first day back to school. We would like to remind you that it is your responsibility to complete a form, please do not wait for the office staff to chase you for one.
Please keep noise levels to a minimum whilst waiting with your child before school or picking up after school. The Head Teacher, teachers and the office staff are all busy working before the start of the school day. Thank you for your co-operation.
WORD OF THE WEEK
Euphoria—a nice cheerful word meaning an exaggerated feeling of joy or happiness.
WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
Kindness is the greatest wisdom.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE PROVISIONAL DATES ONLY AND ARE THEREFORE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Tuesday 6th November 2018 Parents’ Evening 3pm—6pm
Thursday 8th November 2018 Parents’ Evening 3pm—6pm
Wednesday 14th November 2018 Flu Immunisation Day
Wednesday 14th November 2018 Dress up as a Super Hero for World Diabetes Day (£1 donation for Diabetes research)
Friday 16th November 2018 ‘Friends’ Movie Night
Wednesday 21st November 2018 Year 6 Parent Lunch
Wednesday 21st November 2018 2.45pm Year 6 Assembly
Thursday 29th November 2018 2.45pm Year 5 Assembly
Tuesdays throughout December ‘Friends’ Christmas Art Club 3pm—4pm
Monday 17th December 2018 KS1 Dress Rehearsal 1:30pm
Tuesday 18th December 2018 Christmas Jumper Day (Christmas jumper on top half with normal school uniform on bottom half. £1 donation for Save the Children)
Tuesday 18th December 2018 Christmas Dinner
Wednesday 19th December 2018 KS1 Performance 9am
Wednesday 19th December 2018 KS1 Performance 1:30pm
Thursday 20th December 2018 KS2 Christingle (Please note this date has not yet been confirmed)
Thursday 20th December 2018 ‘Friends’ KS1 Disco 5pm—6:15pm
Thursday 20th December 2018 ‘Friends’ KS2 Disco 6:30pm—7:45pm
Friday 21st December 2018 Break up for Christmas holidays at 2pm
Monday 7th January 2019 Return to school