Somersham Primary School PFA’s race night – This Friday!

Somersham Primary School PFA’s race night – click on this link to the form

PFA Race Night – Friday 10th March 2017 Fancy a night out? A child free evening? Then look no further. The PFA are organising a Race Night on Friday 101th March to raise money for new reading books for the children. It’ll take place in the School Hall with a 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets are £10 and are on sale now. Your entrance fee will include a fish, pie, sausage or veggie option & chip supper. We are also offering a non-food option and the ticket cost is £6. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available to purchase but please feel free to bring along your own alcohol and refreshments. Tickets can be ordered online at http://www.pta-events.co.uk/somersham using PayPal or you can fill out the order form below. Please put it in an envelope clearly marked ‘Attention PFA – Race Night Tickets’ and either hand it into the School Office during school hours or, if more convenient, please deliver to 15A West End, Somersham. The last date for purchasing your tickets will be Friday 3rd March so as to enable us to order the food for the night. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at pfa@somersham.cambs.sch.uk or telephone 01487 843304. We hope you’ll join us for what we know will be a fun-filled evening and a great fund raising event. Vicki Webb (Chair) Somersham Primary School PFA —————————————————————————————————

Race Night Poster 10th March 2017

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Somersham Primary Children Need Your Help!

Somersham Primary Children desperately need your help! 

We are looking to raise funds to renovate and equip the library facilities at our school. To find out more please check out the PDF attached helping explain. Somersham primary school library project

We have the chance of winning a £5,000 award from the AVIVA Community Fund, but we need your help to vote for us! With your vote we could win an award to enable to re-fit the entire library which is in dire need of an update. Every single vote counts!!

Here’s how you vote for Somersham School Library…
Firstly register to vote | Aviva Community Fund
Then click the link in your email inbox to verify your account and log into the website.
Visit our project page Somersham Primary School Library Project – vote for us now in the Aviva Community Fund   and hit the ‘VOTE’ button in the top right.

You have 10 votes in total and you can give them all to the project of your choice (us!)! Please remember to share the link with your family and friends…

PLEASE VOTE – THE SCHOOL REALLY NEEDS THIS NEW LIBRARY SPACE!

We are currently 12th and need to be in the top 8 to have a chance –
DEADLINE Friday 18th Nov 2016

Thank you from everyone at Somersham Primary School.

Bugs Life Wild play & Picnic with Somersham & Pidley Time Bank and Somersham Nature Reserve

A fantastic turn out saw yesterday (24th August 2016) plenty of children catching bugs and identifying them, making pipe-cleaner bugs even having their faces painted with bugs on them! A fun sweet stall was there to create edible bugs! we made lots of spiders and even some caterpillars! (We had some sea-creatures too at one point! A jelly fish and a crab!!) the competition for the best veggie bug was very popular too, and congratulations to everyone! They were amazing!

Thank you to all the mums and dads, aunts and uncles and even granny’s and grandpa’s bringing the family along (The dogs too!) to have lots of fun in the sun and with the wildlife. Hope we can see you again next year, and at our next event!

eCops – Test your Knowledge on Road Saftey

Stopping distances, consequences of hitting a child and fuel consumption are a few things covered in this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of the difference between driving at 20mph and 30mph.

The quiz, the second of its kind, has been created as part of a month-long THINK! speed campaign educating motorists of the consequences of speeding.

We are encouraging motorists to take part in the short quiz to test your knowledge of the difference between driving at 20mph and 30mph. The quiz can be found here: https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/248588/know-the-difference-cambridgeshire

If you kill someone while speeding, you will have to live with the long-term emotional consequences. Remember that speed limits are there for a reason.

Motorists are also encouraged to take the following advice:

  • Make sure you leave plenty of time for your journey, taking into account traffic
  • Watch out for changes in the speed limit
  • Drive to suit the conditions and the layout of the road
  • Don’t let peer pressure encourage you to break the law
  • Don’t assume it’s safe to break the speed limit because there is less traffic.
  • Don’t be tempted to put your foot down because the road ahead appears clear

Top Tips from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

  • Check your speedometer regularly
  • Know the limits – look for signs
  • Assume lamp posts mean 30mph
  • Speed limits are a maximum
  • 20’s plenty when kids are about
  • Slow down when entering villages
  • Give yourself time
     

GAP Learning – New Tutors and Volunteer Roles, Plenty of courses too!

GAP

Dear Somersham Folk

GAP Learning came along to the Carnival Country Crafts Competition – they have courses starting in September for adult learners (particularly those hoping to return to work or who are facing life challenges) – so please do take a look and also let others know of these opportunities.  The courses really do help people build confidence, meet people and get back on their feet.

They are also looking for tutors for the crafts and cookery courses –  Paid and Volunteer roles

The Online Course – Page 8 has all the course information

Please contact Amanda Page gaplearning@gmail.com for more information.