Nether Green Infant School

Weekly News Page 

Friday 8th October 2021

 Headteacher's Welcome

 This week the children in Year 1 and Year 2 have been reading the story of the Rainbow Fish and thinking about sharing and kindness. Each classroom has a large picture of the Rainbow Fish and children who have been spotted showing an act of kindness in school have been give a special scale to put onto the fish. In Reception the children have been reading 'The Colour Monster' and thinking about feelings and emotions; the story encourages children to match colours to emotions and teachers have been encouraging children to talk about their feelings. 

It is always useful to have a common language to use when talking to children and this term we have been talking about our school rules in assemblies and classrooms. I thought it would be useful for us to share our Whole School Rules with parents. The vast majority of children try their best at all times to make the right choices in school, however there have been occasions this week when we have had to talk to some children about the importance of following our rules in order to make our school a happy place for everyone. This has included appropriate play in the playground (not rough) and also respecting property in school (a number of toys have been carelessly broken in After School Club).

These are our school rules. Please spend a few minutes talking to your child about our rules to help them to understand what they mean and their importance. 

 

    Turtles class have made a video of the Rainbow Fish which you can see on their class page

 PTA Update!           


Cake sale - Thank You!!        Cakes And Buns Free Stock Photo - Public Domain Pictures

Thank you so much for all of your generous donations - the children have really enjoyed them!!! Tins / containers  will be sent home with children - any unnamed tins should be collected from the office. If you didn't have cash or forgot to send your donation you can donate online using the PTA Donations Page...

Rudolph Christmas Cards! 

We realise it’s early to be thinking about Christmas, but if you’re looking for a way to support the school and make a start on your Christmas shopping, this is the perfect opportunity! 

Your child will have brought home a template on which they can design a special picture ready for Christmas.  This can then be printed on to Christmas cards, mugs and a whole range of other products.  Please see the parent letter for more information and examples. 

If you are interested, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Child completes their design on the drawing template (should appear in your child’s bag or you can print off a copy of your own). Please note, stick to felt-tip or water-based paint.  No sparkly glitter please!
  2. Complete the order form next to your child’s drawing.
  3. Make your payment on Parent Pay. The payment item is called 'PTA Rudolf Cards'
  4. Return your drawing to school. Deadline  is Thursday 21st 

Purchases should arrive in plenty of time for Christmas. They will be distributed at school for children to take home. Please click here for the design form. 

Read more info on the parent letter. 

Events planned for this half term:-

  • Dress as you please day - 21st October
  • Halloween Spooky Trail - over half term. Please see attached letter to find out how you can take part!  Half Term Spooky Trail 

Open Evening for Prospective Parents 

 Thursday 21st October 5:30-7:30pm

Please share this information with anyone you know who has a child due to start Reception in 2022.

Booking is essential! Anyone who wishes to attend needs to  complete this google form. 

Please note After School Club will finish at 4:30pm on Thursday 21st this is due to the safeguarding of children whilst members of the public are in the building. Parents are kindly asked to make alternative arrangements. 

Notes From the Office

Breakfast Club: Please ensure you bring your child to the hall door - do not drop them off at the gate. School are only responsible for the safety of your child once they have been registered in Breakfast Club. 

After School Club: On Thursday 21st October After School club will have limited places for those requiring essential childcare and will finish at 4:30pm. If your child usually attends on a Thursday we would be very grateful if you could make alternative arrangements as the school building is required for our Open Evening. 

School Photos  : These will be taking place in school on Wednesday 13th October. Photos will be taken during the school day. Unfortunately we are not able to offer photographs with older / younger siblings who are not in our school. Siblings in school will be photographed together. 

Flu Immunisations: An email will be sent out to all parents with details. You must give consent if you wish your child to have the immunisation in school. FLU IMMUNISATIONS CONSENT 

Reception Height and Weight - a letter has been sent home this week - please return to give consent for this check to happen in school. 

Next week is WEEK 1 of the lunch menu  - please remember it is Veggie Monday! (no ham grab bag!)
The menu can be viewed here:  Autumn Menu 

Messages from the Teachers

Black History Month | Free printable sign for Black History … | Enokson |  Flickr

October is Black History Month. It celebrates the lives and achievements of significant black people in history. Children will be bringing home some information about some significant figures in black history. Children are encouraged to research a significant figure, past or present, and bring their findings into school to share with their class. Children may present their research in whichever way they wish. 

Home Reading Diaries - Y1 and Y2

Lots of parents are recording that they have read with their child at home - thank you! Please could we encourage you to write a comment at least once a week for teachers as this helps us to know how your child has found their reading book at home. 

Thank You!

 Foundation Stage (Reception)       

Please see the latest weekly Newsletter on the Foundation Stage page with everything you need to know about learning in Reception

Foundation Stage Page

Harvest Collection  

    This year we are supporting Baby Basics' Harvest Campaign. 

Baby Basics Sheffield - Home | Facebook

Baby Basics are based in Sheffield and provide essential baby / toddler  supplies to vulnerable families. Since the Covid 19 Pandemic they have seen a 37% rise in referrals. 

Donations of nappies, wipes, toothpaste, shampoo all welcome...see attached for further details. 

Please place donations in the box outside school. We will be collecting until Thursday 21st October. 

 Extra Curricular Clubs

 These are the opportunities available this half term and we will be adding to this after half term:-

Muddy Monday - book in for the Woodland After School club on ParnentPay. Find out More 

Wednesdays - Multi-Skills - this was very popular and booked up quickly - we are able to extend this by an additional 6 places. Please book via Parentpay 

Rocksteady Music - The children really enjoyed the workshops. A leaflet was sent home to all children with booking details.  

Choir: This will be stating with Mrs Hawkins after half term on Thursdays for Year 1 and Year 2 - details to follow!

Dates for the Diary

Please see the attached Parent Calendar

Note some events have been labelled TBC and will be subject to the latest Public Health Advice at the time. 

Upcoming Events

Wed 13th Oct - Individual School Photographs -this will take place during the school day. 

Wed 13th Oct - Governors meeting

Thurs 21st Oct - Dress as you please day -donations to PTA

Thurs 21st Oct - Open evening for Prospective Parents - After School Club will finish at 4:30pm. 

Fri 22nd Oct - INSET day - school closed to children

Mon 25th - Fri 29th Oct - HALF TERM

PTA - Halloween Window Display Trail over half term. 

The school term dates for the year can be found  here

S6 Food Bank

Thank you for the donations this week!

Stumperlowe Park Road
Sheffield
S10 3QP

0114 2304094

enquiries@nethergreen-inf.sheffield.sch.uk