11th November 2016 Today is Armistice Day when we remember all those killed, wounded and significantly affected by wars. Somers Heath will hold our traditional one minute’s silence at 11am, the time when the First World War finished. Poppies have been on sale all week. Today we also say goodbye to our PE teacher Miss Freeman who is going to work for a major leisure company nearer to her home. We wish her all the very best and know that her talents will be much appreciated at her new place of work. We already have a replacement teacher ready to take over from Monday 14th. He is Mr Cottrill. I am sure he will enjoy his time at Somers. Each Monday I do an assembly called ‘What’s in the news’. We look at world-wide events covering politics, religion, geography, sport etc. This week we had an additional assembly on Wednesday which was about the USA election. We found out who won, how to cast a vote and how long a president is elected for. Next Friday is Children in Need. Please wear red, yellow and/or spots for non-uniform and bring at least £1. Have a good weekend – Mr Imbush
ATTENDANCE WINNERS! W.E
Oct 2016 99.6 % - 3S
W.E 21st Oct 2016 100% - 3K
W.E 4th Nov 2016 100% - 1L
W/E 21 Oct 2016 Caleb Okpohare Charlie Meade – Cook Scarlett Russell Brandon Morgan Walsh Olivia Hookins Ashley Ward Emma Hickman Brooke Raymond Summer Vehit Lily Yvars Tommy Perrin Bailey Louise King Erik Agafonovas Isabella Bortone Paul Green Kara-Anne Budd Alfie Kellythorn
PUPILS OF THE WEEK W/E 4th Nov 2016
W/E 11th Nov 2016
Taylor Smith Brooke Hiscock Kady Connelly Brydie Connelly Kayden Williams Sami Guppy Gyte Jackeviciute Dylan Argent Jessica Britchford George Wilson Bobby Henderson
Caitlin Davidson Ruby Heath Olivia Truman Zayvon Asare Robbie Cottle Paige Sullivan Dylan Townsend Sebastian Mihalache Alfie Ford Freddie Saville Michael Milbourn
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL!!!!
POLITE REQUEST The Parent Forum has raised a concern with the school regarding parents/carers smoking directly outside the school gates. Please can we ask you to consider the children and other parents when ‘lighting up’ and do so away from the school. Many thanks for your cooperation with this matter.
CAN YOU HELP????
We are looking for 2 parent helpers to accompany 3 children to Beacon Hill School every Wednesday between 1pm and 2.50pm. If you can help us, please speak to Mr. Smith in the school office who can provide more details. This is a really important activity that we do with the children.
Please be aware that uniform can be ordered at any time – Please ask us for an order form. Orders can be collected any day AFTER school. Payment in cash on collection is preferred. (School ties and swimming hats may, exceptionally, be purchased before school, if necessary.)
MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS We would ask you to please make any medical appointments outside of school hours wherever possible. If you do have to take your child out of school for an appointment, you need to supply us with some form of evidence, i.e. appointment card, letter etc. We will copy these for you if required – we also need a completed school appointment form. (Available from the office.) Thank you.
ABSENCE REMINDER Please remember… You MUST speak to the school office on the 1st day of your child’s absence. In future, unless we are informed, this will result in the absence being marked ‘unauthorised’.
SCHOOL PHONE CALLS Just to let you know…. Our school office is open from 8.15 a.m. each morning should you need to speak to someone.
Our Learning This Week Nursery Reception Year 1
Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
We have been learning about Autumn this week. We have been looking at autumn animals and the colours of autumn including the changing colours of leaves. This week we have been thinking about our favourite toys, painting them, describing them and writing about them. Comparing celebrations in the past and present. In maths we have been learning addition and subtraction. In art we have been experimenting with colour by drawing firework pictures. This week we went to the Science Museum. We had a fantastic day looking at the development of flight. We met ‘Amy Johnson’ and we even saw the actual plane that she flew to Australia in 1930. Year 3 have been learning about the Stone Age and Stonehenge. In numeracy we’ve been using cm and mm to measure length accurately. We are looking forward to cave painting next week and our trip to the museum the week after. In maths we have been learning how to compare and order fractions and write them in their simplest form. Literacy we have been learning about King Midas and writing character descriptions. Anglo – Saxon conversion to Christianity has been our history topic this week. We have been measuring angles and learning about Mayen Slavery. Maths - We have been looking at fractions and area of shapes. Literacy - We have been writing a biography for a friend. Investigating bird beaks and survival of the fittest has been our science topic.