Year 6 – Magneto Hand
Year 5 – Supercat Helmet
Year 4 – Brain Shades
Year 3- Frozen Suction Sword
Year 2- Super Sea Sucker
Year 1- Emojinator
Reception—Tickle Bickle Ickle Stick
The Trustees’ Report, Governance Statement and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 August 2018 have been posted on the school’s website under Policies: Statutory Policies and Documents: Audited Accounts 2018.
By their nature they are rather formal but for those who are interested they give some idea about how the school is governed, the work of the Governors, the achievements of the children and the state of the finances.
We aim to have at least one Governor around at parent/teacher consultations if there is anything you want to ask.
Chair of Governors
We kicked off 2019 with our Resilience learning power and have been thinking about how we need to be resilient both in school and at home. Initially we thought about some New Year Resolutions and how they may be difficult to keep, so we will need to be resilient in our attitude towards them throughout the year. We are moving on to think about how successful people have had to be resilient in order to become successful. Rarely does anyone become successful overnight; it is through hard work and showing that ‘bouncebackability’ when things go wrong that will make us better. J.K. Rowling exemplifies resilience perfectly with her first Harry Potter book being rejected 12 times by publishers before finally getting published at the 13th attempt, and then going on to become one of the most successful authors in the world. Examples given by the children have been in maths when they have had to be resilient when problem solving or in DT when their first model fell apart but adapting the ideas and trying again meant the next effort was much more successful. As ever, if you see your child being more resilient then please let me know and we can share it with the other children.
Due to demand we have added an additional Nursery tour on Thursday 28th February 2019 at 10:00am. If you would like to attend this tour, please contact the school office on 01279 307477 option 5 between 9:30 and 3pm.
All Nursery applications should be made directly to the school by Friday 15th March 2019 using the application form attached below.
SMILE – With the Christmas holidays only a few sleeps away, the computing team thought this would be a good time to recap some e-safety guidance, as no doubt Santa will be bringing many children a range of digital devices.
We thought it would be useful to share with you once again, the acronym, ‘SMILE’, which we use as part of our e-safety learning to help keep our children safe online.
S – Stay Safe
Keep your personal details private, such as full name, phone number, home address, photos or school. Never tell people your name, age or whether you are a boy or girl.
M – Meeting Up
Never arrange to meet an online friend, no matter how well you think you know the other person or however curious you may be.
Only meet up if you have first told your parent or carer and they will be with you.
I – Information Online
Information online can be untrue, their own opinion (not a fact) or just wrong. Someone online may not be telling the truth about who they are – they may not be a ‘friend’.
Chats and message boards are fun, but they can also be dangerous because you don’t know who you’re talking to. Remember stranger danger – you should use the same rules when you’re online.
L – Let An Adult Know
Let a parent, carer, teacher or trusted adult know if you ever feel worried, uncomfortable or frightened about something online or someone you have met or who has contacted you online.
E – Emails Can Be Dangerous
Emails, downloads, IM messages, photos and anything from someone you do not know or trust may contain a virus or unpleasant message. So do not open or reply.
We would like to encourage any parents with a Facebook account to follow ‘EST- E Safety Training’ The page is run by ‘The 2 Johns’ who are both qualified police trainers. They regularly post updates about current threats and tips on how to secure your children’s digital devices to keep them safe.
Safer Internet Day 2019 will take place on Tuesday 5th February with the theme ‘Together for a better internet‘. Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Further details of activities for the day will follow.
Summercroft is delighted to inform you that we have registered for the Pets As Therapy (PAT) READ 2 DOGS programme, which is designed to give pupils opportunities to increase their confidence of and enjoyment in, reading.
We are proud to introduce our PAT dog, Skye. She is a beautiful 7yr old black Labrador. She and her owner, Mrs Jameson (mother of Miss Jameson), have been visiting Summercroft once a week since September and have already had a huge impact on the children they have been working with.
They have also had a massive impact on the whole school, when they led assemblies in KS1 and KS2. They promoted thinking and discussion about how to be safe with dogs, caring for dogs as pets and the important roles dogs can undertake as service animals. They also wowed everyone with some super-cool tricks!
Summercroft would like to say a huge THANK YOU to both Skye and Mrs Jameson for volunteering their time each week.
This month we have been focusing on our Problem Solving Learning Power. This started by the children listening to the story of Octo the Octopus and how he helped solve problems for the other sea creatures. This was followed up by further assemblies where the children have had to solve logic problems and discuss what different skills they need to be prepared for real life problems they will face in school and at home. The children shared some really interesting problems they have had at home and how they collaborated with family members and showed resilience and resourcefulness in order to solve them.