3 May 2019

Mr David Jeapes - Headteacher

 

 

 

I am delighted to extend an invitation to all interested parties to a Public Information Event at Mayfield School on Wednesday 15th May 2019 between 3.30pm and 7.30pm. This is a drop-in format, where you will have the opportunity to view the architectural plans and design images for the new Mayfield School building. We look forward to seeing you as we unveil these plans for the first time. For more information, please visit see here.

 

***School closed to all pupils on Monday 6th  May 2018***

 

Miss Louise Hillier - Head of Senior

 

I am delighted that a number of our Years 7-9 pupils have been shortlisted to represent our school in the regional final of the “Solutions for the Planet” competition. After a day in February where they started this STEM project, they are now working with representatives from industry and business to hone their presentations on their “Big Idea” and to write a business plan to support their idea if it goes into development! They are presenting at the University of Portsmouth on 15th May. I wish them all good luck.
A more detailed account of this can be seen on our website here.


Our assemblies this week have been on being safe in the sun. As the summer months get closer it is prudent for pupils to arrive at school having applied suncream before they leave home. We encourage pupils to stay hydrated and ask all our pupils to come to school with a refillable water bottle every day.

Exams are in full swing for us with most year groups undertaking exams at this time. The timetables for exams are on our website here.
I would like to remind all pupils taking exams that they should arrive with their equipment in a clear pencil case and that labels have to be removed from water bottles. All the exam regulations can be seen here.


Year 9 Parents Evening was a great success on Thursday and the pupils now have their options form to complete. These must be returned to their tutor by Thursday 9th May- any late forms may result in pupils not getting the options of their choice, so it is absolutely crucial that this deadline is met.

Year 7 and 8 should be working on their Prep projects. These are available on the website here. Homework club runs every night for pupils and if your child is struggling to complete work at home, it might be wise to advise them to attend.

Thank you all for your ongoing support of the school. By working together, we can support our pupils to achieve their best. If you have any questions about any aspect of your child’s progress at school, then please contact their tutor. A full list of tutor contact details can be found here. They will be happy to hear from you.

Mr Matt Stedman - Head of Primary

 

 

We finished last week with our Inter-House Fun Run in support of Mrs Beech and the Dementia Revolution charity.  Thank you for kind donations to this worthwhile cause and congratulations to Endeavour House for running the furthest distance in the afternoon.  In total, the children ran over 200 miles in the afternoon and their efforts helped to inspire Mrs Beech to complete the London Marathon on Sunday in just over six hours.  Well done Mrs Beech!

 

We are coming up to a very important time with Year 2 with their End of Key Stage 1 Assessments coming up.  The Powerpoint presentation from Tuesday’s Parents Meeting is now available on our website and can be accessed here.  We will be trying to keep things as normal as possible for the children over the next couple of weeks as we don’t want them to feel anxious about taking these assessments.  The dates when they will be doing their SATs are:

 

 

 

Tuesday 14th May

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Wednesday 15th May

Reading Paper 1

Thursday 16th May

Reading Paper 2

Monday 20th May

Maths Arithmetic

Tuesday 21st May

Maths Reasoning

 

Following half-term, in the week beginning 10th June, Year 1 will be taking their Phonics Screening when they will be assessed on their ability to use Phonics to decode 40 real or imaginary words.

In both Year 1 and 2, please continue to support your child with the daily reading.  Please also make sure that you ask your child to talk about what they have read, using the questions and prompts in the planner to guide you. 

Good attendance and punctuality to school are also a vital factor in your child’s success.  This half-term’s Challenge is based around attendance.  On Friday 24th May, the class with the highest attendance in the Primary section and the tutor group with the best attendance in the seniors will win a Reward afternoon making ice cream sundaes with Mrs Rolfe, our EWO.  After the first week, the Turtles class are in the lead, but it is very close and all classes are still in with a chance of winning this fantastic reward.

Thank you for your continued support with the school uniform.  To help parents manage the cost of buying uniform, the Friends of Mayfield are keen to organise a regular second-hand uniform shop at the school and any donations of good quality uniform that your child has now outgrown are welcome.  Please pass any spare uniform to your child’s teacher.

We have two very exciting events coming up next Friday.  During the day, Year 1 are going on their trip to Harold Hillier Gardens at Romsey as part of their Gardner’s World topic. 

On Friday evening at 7pm, we have the Friends of Mayfield Family Bingo Night.  This is a great opportunity to come along with the children to have a fun packed evening with some fantastic prizes on offer including a Family Ticket to Paultons Park.  I will be practising my bingo calling skills and hope that you will be able to join us!

This is a very short half-term and hopefully, your child is making good progress with their Prep project for Summer 1.  Please see your child’s class teacher if you have any queries or questions about the current projects.

Mrs I Edwards - Pre-School & Nursery

 

There was a mistake on last week's newsletter regarding the date for Sports Day, this is being held on the 21st June weather permitting from 10am till 11.30am sorry for the confusion.

The class topic will continue with Minibeasts. This week the children are going to identify locations of bug habitats in our school environment and then draw these locations on a map and label which bugs live in the habitats. To support this activity, we shall be using information books from the school library to help us research the different types of habitats that bugs can be found in.

Learning intentions linked to class subject:

  • Identify and describe habitats;
  • Take photos of the locations and use this information to help when drawing their maps;
  • Discuss their work in class, learning new vocabulary linked to topic;
  • Design their own bug habitats.

Letter sounds for the week 'E' 'and F'. Please keep creating collages for display as we use these lovely pieces of work to promote speech sounds.

Words of the week 'the' & 'had'.

Important dates to remember:
Sports Day 21st June.
Sleepover 5th July.
Graduation 18th July.
Last day of term 19th July.

Finally, the pre-school and nursery need plant pots, plants and compost for the school garden. If any parents could donate any of these items, it would be really appreciated. I have also entered our class into 'design your own book competition'. The children decided to make our book about their trip to Marwell Zoo, will keep you informed if we receive any of the awards.

 

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