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Summerfields Primary


Atkinson Drive


PO30 2LJ

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Our School


Our Expectations

  • At Summerfields we consider regular attendance extremely important and it is our aim that every child attends school every day.
  • Often parents are unaware of how a few days off 'here and there' can affect their child’s attendance, therefore we regularly monitor every pupil’s attendance.
  • In recognition of good attendance we award an Attendance Trophy to classes and a SAM (School attendance matters) Bear in celebration assemblies.

Bright Sparks Breakfast, Out of Hours School Club and Holiday Club

These clubs are offered by Bright Sparks on our school site. Breakfast club runs from 8am-8.45am and Out of Hours School Club from 3pm-4.30pm. There are also Holiday Clubs held during the Summer holidays and half terms. For further details please contact them directly on 559098.

Confident Readers

Friends of Summerfields

All parents are welcome to get involved in this group to raise money for the school by organising school fayres, discos, quizzes, etc. This money helps fund school trips and extra equipment. Come along to a meeting and find out more.

Golden Rules of Reading

How to find us

Atkinson Drive, Newport PO30 2LJ. Isle of Wight

Independence at Summerfields


My Child’s Progress

Parents Evenings

  • You will be kept up to date with your child’s progress during the Autumn and Spring terms at Parents Meetings. Two formal reports will also be written about your child and sent to you during the Spring and Summer terms.
  • You will be given a Parent Planner at the start of each topic with the themes and projects the children will be doing. This will help you support your child’s learning at home.

Helping My Child at Home

  • Read to and with your child at home.
  • Talk to your child and question them about things that they see and do.
  • Help your child with their homework including learning their school spellings.
  • Praise your child and try to remain positive with them.

Paired Reading

Phonic Support for Parents

Phonics at Summerfields

  • Here at Summerfields we believe that learning to read and enjoying books are of the highest importance. We realise that it is a key life skill and that in order to access the curriculum fully, children need the ability to read.

Early Years and Key Stage 1

  • We have updated our selection of school books so that now all books sent home for children on the Essential Letters and Sounds phonics scheme are decodable and are linked to the sounds taught in their phonics lessons. This means that the majority of the words can be 'sounded out' by the child. These words will be alongside 'harder to read and spell' words, for example 'the', 'was', 'there' which cannot be decoded.

Teaching Phonics at Summerfields

  • We have brought in Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS) as our new phonics scheme.
  • The aim is to teach all children to read quickly and to enjoy books

How we teach it

  • All children following the scheme are taught in whole class groups. They learn a new sound every day for four days, then have a review lesson at the end of the week.
  • There are whole weeks devoted to revision so the sounds are not forgotten, and on a Friday, the children read their new book in class before taking it home. The child has that book for a week.

Why teach phonics this way?

  • The children are all taught the same sounds but we know that children are not all the same. Some may fly ahead and some may find reading a struggle. Children who need it are given extra support within the lesson and again after the lesson needed. The lessons are fast-paced and engaging. There are chances for reading and writing in every lesson because we know the strong links between both.

What can I as a parent do to help?


Pupil Council

Children are elected by their classmates to represent the class. Meetings are held at least half termly to discuss important issues relating to the school.

Reading Information Sheet

School Trips

Permission slips and how to pay

  • All school trips must be paid for in advance and permission slips returned by the deadline set in the letter advising of the trip.
  • Payment must be via schoolmoney.co.uk or PayPoint as school are unable to accept payments.


Our Children

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'School is a happy and nurturing place. Pupils enjoy coming to school.' - Ofsted 2018

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'Useful training ensures that staff and governors understand their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding, enabling them to act with confidence.' - Ofsted 2018