Newsletter 25/15


We will be welcoming two student teachers after Easter from the University of Chichester.  Mr Jack Allen, who will be working in Year 5 and Mr Callum Sturt, who will be working in Year 3.  We wish them well with their placement with us which is until 5th June 2015.



Unfortunately we have had a case of Mumps in school.    Even if your child has had the MMR vaccine, there is still a chance that they could contract these diseases.  If  your child is unwell and you seek advice from a health professional, it might be worth mentioning that school has had a reported case of Mumps.  Thank you.



Please remember EVERY child should have a water bottle in school every day, especially now that the weather is beginning to warm up.  School does not provide cups for your child to have a drink as this can be very unhygienic and children pass on illnesses to each other very easily.  Remember water bottles can be purchased from the office at a cost of 35p.  If children need a water bottle during the day,  we will provide them with one and send a slip home confirming this and asking for the 35p.  Thank you.



There is a new menu from Chartwells which takes effect after Easter.  Every family will have received a copy in your child’s book bag this week. Please remember dinners need to be paid for in advance rather than arrears.



The next set of football starts on Tuesday 21st April 2015, which is the second Tuesday back after the Easter holidays. All sessions must be paid for in advance and booking is essential. To book your child’s place, please contact Pompey in the Community directly on 02392 728899.



The Isle of Wight Council have confirmed that after Easter there will be NO Crossing Patrol Warden on the zebra crossing at Staplers until further notice.  As soon as they appoint a new one we will let you know, but until then if your child walks home alone there will be no one to cross them across the road before or after school.



The following family days are taking place during the Easter holidays. Cowes Maritime Museum are holding an Easter crafts day on Monday 30th March 2015 from  10am until 12 noon. This event is free and there is no need to book. Also 2015 at Brading Roman Villa on Wednesday 8th April there is a clay day and treasure hunt 10.30am until 3pm. Again there is no need to book for this event but there will be a charge of £1 entry for all.



Following our very successful Ofsted in November, Ms Wood has been seconded to another Island school.  This means she will not be at Summerfields every day.  Miss Vine will take on the role of Acting Head Teacher and Mrs Brownlow will support teaching in Year 5.  We know that you will give Miss Vine your full support.  We would also like to welcome Mrs Denise Wilson who will be starting at Summerfields as a School Administrator in the office and Mr Nick Cook who is joining us as a Teaching Assistant in Year 2.



When we return to school, children can wear Summer uniform if they wish until the Autumn half term.  Full details of the Summer uniform are shown below:-


Girls – Short sleeve dress — light blue, light pink, lilac — check or striped

White socks — grey socks must not be worn with the Summer uniform

Navy blue embroidered cardigan

Plain black shoes (no open toes)


Boys – Dark grey shorts

Jade embroidered polo shirt

Navy blue crew necked embroidered sweatshirt

Plain black shoes (no trainers or open toes)


Polo shirts, sweatshirts and PE shirts can all be purchased from Kids and Co in Ryde.  They can be contacted on 615242 or their website address is



Please note this is the last “paper” newsletter you will receive.  To receive the newsletter electronically every week by email, go to and sign up.  Thank you.

The talking newsletter will be back after the Easter holiday.


Things to do before you are 11¾ …

Dam a stream. It won’t be long before the stream is a pond. You will need twigs, branches, rocks and stones. Remember what goes up must come down—have fun smashing down the dam once you have made it but don’t go in too deep.



The word of the week is “elusive”.



Have a happy and healthy holiday. Remember to be helpful around the home during the Easter break.

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