Newsletter 13/16


There will be no more Star Pupils until the first week back after Christmas.



The whole school attendance for November was 94.66%, which is below our target of 96%. Class attendance percentages for November were as follows:-

England Class 92.22%       

India Class 94.75%       

China Class 93.76%

Australia Class 96.96%

Kenya Class 94.97%

Peru Class 95.14%

Great Britain Class 94.99%

Congratulations to Australia Class who were November’s Attendance Stars!  They will be presented with the trophy in today’s Celebration Assembly.



The House Point totals for November are as follows:-

Arctic House 636

Atlantic House 730

Indian House  542

Pacific House 587

Therefore the Champions were Atlantic House.  Congratulations! They will be presented with the House Point cup in assembly today.



The Key Stage 2 Christingle takes place next Monday, 12th December 2016.  ALL children in Years 3 to 6 will therefore need to be collected from St Paul’s church at 2.45pm.  Parents are welcome to attend the service, which starts at 2.15pm, but please remember space in the church is quite limited.  We would politely request that younger children are not brought to this event, as it is a church service, and not a school assembly. Thank you.



We are holding our traditional “Party Day” on the last day of term, Friday 16th December 2016.  Children can come to school in “sensible” party clothes but remember they will still be expected to go outside to play so no high heels please and make sure they bring a coat!  School closes at 2pm prompt when ALL children must be collected.



Don’t forget we are holding our Christmas and Winter Jumper Day on Tuesday 13th December 2016.  Your child can wear a festive or winter themed jumper to school (instead of their school jumper) for £1.00 donation.  All other school uniform must be worn!



Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the Christmas Fayre organised by the Friends of Summerfields.  We had a super turn-out and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves.  Over £750.00 was raised—a fantastic achievement!  Thank you as ever to the Friends for organising this event.



Just a reminder that all Christmas lunches had to be booked and paid for in advance.  Therefore if you have not ordered a lunch for your child to have on Tuesday 13th December 2016, please remember to send them in with a packed lunch from home.  If your child is in Years R to 2 they will automatically receive this lunch, unless you have already advised us otherwise.  Likewise if your child is in Years 3 to 6 and entitled to a Free School Meal, they will also automatically receive a Christmas Lunch.



Kenya Class have raised £199.40 from a sponsored “Name the Leaf” challenge.  This has been raised for their class charity The Woodland Trust.  Thank you to all the parents and carers who sponsored the children and well done to the children for learning all the leaf names to complete the challenge.



We have had a “thank you” letter from the Isle of Wight Foodbank.  Summerfields’ families donated a total of 58.08kg of food  for our Harvest celebrations.  Thank you so much for your support of this charity.



Well done to all the children who took part in the Newport Lantern Parade last Saturday.  Despite the weather being bitterly cold, the lanterns looked fantastic.  Thank you to Mrs Downer, Mrs Bast and Miss Sheaf for organising this club.

We won First Prize!  A big thank you as well to all the parents who helped make the lanterns.



If you are looking for something different and “Christmassy” to do over the next two weeks, pop down to Quay Arts on Thursday evenings and weekends to visit their craft fair.  There will be live music and on Thursday 15th December 2016 our choir will be performing from 6.30pm.



Do you have any “complete” jigsaws that you no longer want?  We would really like jigsaws with up to 100 pieces, any more and the children never have enough time to complete them!  If you do have any you would like to donate, please give in to the office.  Thank you!



Thank you to all the staff and parents who made cakes for the sales we held on Monday and Tuesday this week, and to all the people who bought them!  We raised £111.91 for the family of the poorly child in Reception Class.

We do appreciate that sometimes school seems to be asking for donations constantly for different causes, including the charities each class is supporting this year.

School would like to say a big “thank you” to EVERYONE for your continued support of all the fundraising events we do.



Unfortunately we have had a lot of cases of head lice reported to school this week.  Can we please ask that everyone be extra vigilant over the weekend and treat your child’s hair if necessary.  Thank you for your co-operation.



We have been told by a number of parents that there are quite a lot of dogs being walked on the way to school.  Sadly, some of these are “messing” on the pavement and it is not being cleaned away.  Unfortunately a number of children have now trodden in the mess.  Please clean up after your dogs.  Thank you.



Just a reminder that due to Christmas Lunch being on Tuesday next week, Chartwells, our school caterers, are “swapping” the menu around.  Full details are shown below:-


Monday—Mozzarella & Tomato Pizza

Tuesday—Christmas Dinner

Wednesday—Beef Bolognese with Pasta

Thursday—Chinese Chicken Noodles

Friday—Fish Fingers and Chips


Please can we respectfully remind parents that all dinner money MUST be paid by the last day of term, Friday 16th December 2016.  Dinners should always be paid for in advance and not arrears.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter.



Pompey in the Community Football Club is returning to Summerfields after Christmas, with the first session taking place on Tuesday 10th January 2017 for six weeks.  ALL places need to be booked and paid for in advance by contacting Pompey in the Community directly on 02392 728899.  Leaflets have been sent home this week to all children in Years 1 to 6.



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

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



You get out what you put in.


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