Newsletter 9/16


Next Friday 18th November 2016 Friends of Summerfields are holding a “mufti day”.  This is for donations of chocolate for the Christmas Fayre tombola, or £1.00.  Children can come to school in “sensible” play clothes, not football shirts please.  Remember children will still go out to play so only sensible shoes please!



Please can we remind parents again that children need to bring a coat to school every day!  We still have children coming to school without coats and do not have spares to lend them.  Children in Key Stage 2 also need a warm tracksuit to wear for PE (no hoodies please and preferably a dark colour) as their PE lessons will still take place outside even if the weather is very cold.



Year 3 would like to say a really big thank you for all the donations for their book and DVD sale in aid of their charity, Ability Dogs 4 Young People.  The sale takes place next Tuesday 15th November 2016 at 3.00pm.  All items 50p.



This week our A and B teams had away matches at Wootton Primary School.  The A team were narrowly defeated 1-0 and the B team drew 1-1.  Well done to everyone for being such a credit to Summerfields and playing so well!



As you are aware all children in Key Stage 1 (Years R to 2) are entitled to a free school meal, under the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme.  However, registering for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium could raise extra funds for school, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities.  This additional money is available from central Government.  Even if your child is in Key Stage 1 and already receives a free school meal, please could we ask that you look at the application form with the details to check if you would qualify.  A form can be obtained from the school office.  It is now also possible to apply on-line at  Go to School Admissions and press the “Do It Online” tab  and “Apply for Free School Meals”.  We really would appreciate it if as many people as possible could check as school might be missing out on thousands of pounds of funding!  Please ask at the office for further details.



English Heritage would love to know who you think is the best teacher on the Isle of Wight!  In no more than 100 words tell them who it is and why they are the best!  You can also draw a picture of them.  Forms to enter will be sent home with every child.  Entries should be returned by Friday 2nd December to the FREEPOST address on the form, not to school please.  For further details contact



As part of their Christmas Tree Festival, Brightstone Community Library are holding a Mini Christmas Tree competition.  Entry costs £2.00, which includes a Mini tree which should be collected from Brighstone Community library.  Then simply take your tree home, decorate it and return it by TUESDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2016.  All entries will then be on display in the library during the Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival.  For further details, including the opening hours of the library, please ring 740446.



Click here to find out how you can win a bike!



Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the discos last Friday.  We hope you all had a good time!  Please see below for full details of all forthcoming activities


Monday 14th November 2016  Friends meeting in the Music Room at 2.00pm—all welcome

Friday 18th November 2016 Mufti Day for the Chocolate Tombola for the Christmas Fayre (or £1.00 minimum donation)

Monday 21st November 2016—Friday 25th November 2016—Donation box in the foyer for pre-loved clothes

Tuesday 29th November 2016—Pre-loved clothes sale at 3.00pm

Wednesday 30th November 2016—”Phil the Bag”- Please can all donations be left by 8.45am at the front of school by the railings.  Please note ANY bag can be used, but Friends do have a few spare which can be collected from the school office.

Friday 2nd December 2016—Christmas Fayre—6.00pm-8.00pm

Tuesday 6th & Tuesday 13th December—Reception and KS1 Christmas Craft Club

Wednesday 7th & Wednesday 14th December—KS2 Christmas Craft Club



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

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



Mistakes are proof that you are trying.


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