Newsletter 7/16


Please note that Summerfields will be CLOSED to pupils on Monday 28th November 2016 as this will be a school development day.  Thank you.



National School Meals Week is from Monday 31st October 2016 to Friday 4th November 2016.  As part of this week our school meal providers, Chartwells, would like you to complete a short survey about the school meals they provide at Summerfields.  The survey can be found online at www.



Please remember that registers close at 8.45am.  This is the time your child needs to be in class in their seat!  Even if their surname begins with a “W” you are still expected in class, there is no “extra” time as the teachers work down the register.  Once the register has been started at 8.45am, if you are not sat down in class by this time, you will have a “late” mark.



Thank you to all the parents who sent in contributions to our Harvest assembly; these have now been donated to the Isle of Wight Foodbank.



On Monday 31st October 2016 we are starting to paint the boards for the mural for the front of school.  If you would like to join us at 3.00pm you are more than welcome!  Please wear old clothes.



As part of the Sugar Smart Island initiative, a survey for public consultation has been developed.  The Isle of Wight Council has requested that we publicise this survey in order to get as many people as possible to complete it.  The survey can be found at



Pompey in the Community Football Club is returning to Summerfields after half term, with the first session taking pace on Tuesday 1st November 2016 for six weeks.  All places need to be booked and paid for in advance by contacting Pompey in the Community directly on 023 9272 8899.   Leaflets have been sent home to all children in Years 1 to 6 this week.


Message from School Admissions for children currently in Year 6:-

Parents / Guardians of children in current Year 6 at Primary School are reminded to complete the application for their child to transfer to Secondary School in September 2017, only 46% have already submitted applications to the Local Authority.  The Closing Date to submit the application for a Secondary School place for September 2017 is Midnight on Monday 31 October 2016 via the tab ‘Secondary School Sept 2017’ on the IOW  Council  If you are applying for a place at Christ the King College or The Island Free School you will also need to complete their Supplementary Information Form and return the form direct to them or your application for these schools will not be complete.



This annual event takes place on Friday 28th October 2016 from 11.00am-3.00pm at the Riverside Centre, Newport.  Free parking, free drink, free cake and free admittance!  Find out about smart meters, get advice on cutting your energy bills and information on insulation and boiler grants.  For further information about the event contact the Footprint Trust on 822282.



On Friday 4th November 2016 we are having a Bonfire Night special menu of:-

Sizzling Sausages or Veggie Sausages

Potato Wedges

Bonfire BBQ Baked Beans

Corn on the Cob

Cook’s Homemade Traybake, Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Fish and chips will be on Thursday 3rd November 2016 instead of the Friday!

From Monday 31st October 2016 Chartwells are introducing a new menu.  As usual full details of the menu for the week will be displayed outside the kitchen.  When new printed menus are received they will be sent home.  However for your information please find below the menu for the first week back.

Monday— Italian Style Omelette or Mega Mozzarella & Tomato Pizza          Yoghurt & Fruit Dippers

Tuesday— Pasta Bolognese or Mediterranean Tart with Couscous

Cheese and Biscuits

Wednesday— Roast Pork and Crispy Spuds or Quorn Roast

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sauce

Thursday and Friday—as above



Click here for details of an exciting short story writing competition being held by the Isle of Wight Society for the Blind.



The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Board is holding FREE sessions for parents on online safety.  These sessions are on Monday 5th December 2016 at the Community Learning Centre, Westridge, Ryde, from either 4.00pm to 6.00pm or 6.30pm to 8.30pm.  Though these sessions are free, booking is essential.  The sessions are not hi-tech but contain practical content and advice for parents that will make a difference.  To download an application form visit, email LSCB@IOWGOV.UK or telephone 814545.


A message from the Friends of Summerfields about forthcoming events next term:-

Firework Disco 4th November  – Reception & Key Stage 1 5pm-6pm Key Stage 2 6:15pm-7:30pm

Prizes for the brightest outfit—£1 entry on the door

18th November

Non school uniform day—Please bring in chocolate for the Chocolate Tombola or £1 donation

21st – 25th November—Pre-loved box will be located in the foyer for your out-grown school uniform, T-shirts, jumpers, cardigans, trousers, skirts, dresses and summer dresses, also PE kits –

PE T-shirts, shorts and plimsolls.

Please, please put them in CLEAN!

29th November 2016— Pre-loved SALE—50p an item in the hall.  What is left over will be bagged for Phil a bag.

30th November 2016—Phil-The-Bag

Please fill a bag with shoes, bags, belts, clothes, household linen and hats.  If its raining the collection point is in the hall.  If dry the collection point will be by the main gates.  Please can we ask that you don’t bring your donations in until this day.  Thank you.



Key Stage 1 Spelling of the Week is “open”.

Key Stage 2 Spelling of the Week is “government”.



“All things are difficult before they are easy” Thomas Fuller

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