A big thank you to everyone who donated to our recent Poppy Appeal.
A fantastic £259.44 was raised, money that will enable the Royal British Legion to continue with their welfare and benevolent work.
The computing team are pleased to announce the children who will be our first Computing Ambassadors. As this is a new role, it will evolve throughout the year but initially they will focus on:
Our ambassadors have already been road testing apps and their ‘App of the Week’ is:
10 Minutes a Day Times Tables – This app is an ‘excellent, fun, racing car way to learn!’ times tables for 6-9 year olds and it gets a 4 Star rating from Liberty.
Watch this space for a regular update.
Following the recent snowfall, we intend to stay open tomorrow. However, as some staff travel considerable distances, teaching may well need to be flexible and not follow our usual patterns due to absences. Please ensure that children come to school with suitable outdoor clothing.
Should circumstances change dramatically overnight, we will endeavour to let the school community know as early as possible.
More information can be found on our website using the following link…
Many thanks to Mr Jenkins who has been working to clear the site today.
Mrs Carole Hinstridge
SnapChat have launched a new feature, Snap Maps, which allows users to see the exact location of their contacts. This feature allows others to accurately pinpoint where you are and even see if you are travelling or stationary. There are three possible privacy settings:
ChildNet have posted a thorough explanation of SnapMaps and how to ensure users stay safe. Please have a read to share with other parents and friends who you know use the app.
Please remember the minimum age for using SnapChat is 13 – there is a child friendly version called Snapkidz for under 13s.
The following link to NSPCC NetAware reminds parents of the risks of allowing children to use the 13+ version of SnapChat.
Iain Playle was the only nominee this time and has therefore been elected unopposed. Summercroft now has a full complement of 15 Governors who are representative of the community (4) or the staff (4) or the parents (6) and which includes the Headteacher as well. To achieve this would be the envy of many schools and Summercroft is very fortunate in having a wide range of people who want to participate in continuously driving improvement to try and get the best possible outcome for each pupil.
Chair of Governors
The Children in Need appeal raised £411.86. Thank you to everybody who contributed to this worthwhile cause.
On Friday the 17th of November 2017 it is Children in Need Day! The year 6 house captains are organising a fundraising event: wear your own clothes to school day. We will be standing at the front and back gates early in the morning collecting your £1 donations.
Remember a little donation can change someone’s life forever!
Oliver, Kaitlyn, Jessica, Molly, Alex R, Eva, Alex C, Rosie, Severin and Jamie
I am currently trying to collect a bank of resources to be used by pupils who need sensory stimuli. Do you have any items that might be of use to us? If yes, please can you bring to the school reception.
Examples of items that would be useful:
Quiet toys that can be fiddled with (e.g. squishy balls, twisty tangles, stretchy caterpillars, bean bags, playdough). NB: No fidget spinners, thank you.
Quiet toys to be watched (e.g. snow globes, bubble tubes, optic lamps and battery-operated scenes or fish tanks).
Items with interesting surfaces to be touched (e.g. sequin bag/ cushion, fluffy pillow, beaded seat cover, plastic bath mat, nail brush).
Items to help pupils feel a sense of their own bodies (e.g. heat pack beanies that can be worn round neck or on lap).
Items to help pupils communicate (e.g. puppets, finger puppets).
Many thanks for your support.