Newsletter 13/14


I am very sorry to have to confirm that a child was knocked down in Atkinson Drive on Wednesday morning this week.  The car that hit the child failed to stop.  The child, who is 11 and attends Medina College was injured and was treated at the scene by Paramedics but is now recovering.  This has been reported to the police and witness statements have been taken.  If anybody has any information regarding this incident can they please contact PC 1102 Allen by email at  The car was small and red driven by a male which turned into Atkinson Drive from Halberry Lane, hit the child and then drove off.  I know we do constantly go on about children’s safety coming and going from school and cars being parked illegally and unsafely but this is why.  Children’s safety is always of the utmost importance and this is why.  Remember it could have been YOUR child that the car hit and then drove off.



Next Tuesday 16th December 2014 is “Wear a Christmas or Winter jumper to school for £1.00 donation to charity.    Please note children should still  wear their school trousers/skirts to school as well – this is NOT a mufti day.  This is also the day of the Christmas lunch.  Please note that if a lunch has NOT been pre-ordered for your child, you will need to send them in with a packed lunch for that day as numbers were needed by Friday 5th December 2014.  Please note all children entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals or are in Key Stage 2 and are entitled to a free school meal, will automatically  receive this lunch.



Please don’t forget that school closes at 2pm next Friday 19th December 2014 when ALL children must be collected.  Please note Bright Sparks After School Club are UNABLE to take children on that day.  School returns on Monday 5th January 2015.



The dress rehearsal for “Ten in the Shed” is on Monday 15th December 2014 at 1.30pm.  All grannies, grandads, aunties and uncles are welcome along with any pre-school children.  No tickets needed—just turn up on the day.

Please remember the performances on Wednesday 17th December at 1.30pm and Thursday 18th December at 6.00pm are for ADULTS ONLY and tickets must be purchased IN ADVANCE from the office.  Thank you.



Unfortunately we have had a case of threadworms reported to school.  Threadworms are very contagious but easily treated by your doctor or medication bought from the chemist.  The school nurse has stressed the need for excellent personal hygiene.  Please can you assist by reminding children at home about washing their hands regularly as a matter of course.  Thank you for your co-operation.



Please can ALL outstanding dinner money be paid before the end of term, Friday 19th December 2014.  If you are unsure how much money is owed, please ask at the school office.  Please remember that school dinners should be paid for in advance and not in arrears.  Please can everyone try and remember to use the “Green Box” for all payments to the office as this really does assist school greatly.  Thank you.



Following our recent Ofsted inspection, we have now received their report and a letter from Ofsted has been given out to every family today.  We are very pleased with the result of the inspection.  The full report can be viewed on the Ofsted website from Thursday 18th December 2014.  Thank you to all the staff for their hard work.



This Sunday 14th December 2014 Summerfields’ School Choir are taking part in an event organised by Newport Churches, where they will be singing a range of traditional carols accompanied by the Salvation Army Band.  Singing begins at 2pm and ends at 3.30pm in St Thomas’ Square, Newport.  Please come along and support them if you are in Newport on Sunday.  If the weather is wet, the event will be held inside The Minster.



This year Red Funnel will be hosting a Mince Pie competition to find the best looking, tastiest mince pies. To enter simply take your mince pies along to the Red Funnel Christmas Festival on Sunday 14th December 2014 at Cowes Yacht Haven. Entries will be judged at 12:00 noon by top Island chef Robert Thompson with help from Wight Marque. The winner will receive four tickets to see Cinderella at the Mayflower Southampton plus four Red Jet tickets (if travelling from the Isle of Wight).



See a spider catch a fly.  The spider weaves a sticky web to catch insects.  It sits in the middle, waiting for an insect to get trapped.  When the insect tries to escape, the spider feels the vibrations and rushes to bite its prey with fangs that inject poison.  The spider then wraps up its victim in silk to stop it damaging the web and takes it back to its den for dinner.  It’s fascinating stuff!



The word of the week is ethical.



Table manners — Eat your own food at lunchtime and make sure the table is clean and tidy when you have finished.





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