Nether Green Infant School

Weekly News Page 

Friday 8th December 2023

Headteacher's Welcome

As you will know this week we welcomed Ofsted in to inspect our school. We had a two day inspection which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday. I was immensely proud to share all of the wonderful things that happen in our fabulous school. We received a huge amount of positive feedback from the inspector and the hard work and dedication of our amazing staff team was acknowledged. The inspector visited lessons, talked to children about their experiences in school, looked at their books and talked to governors. The parent survey plays a large part in the process and we were absolutely overwhelmed by the number of parents who took the time to share their feedback. There was an enormous quantity of positive feedback received - thank you; this really means so much to us. During an inspection views are gained quickly from snapshots of what is happening at one point in time - it was amazing to hear that parents, who are with us every day throughout the year (and for many of you who have been for a number of years) are so supportive, invested and incredibly happy about the offer every day for their children

Thank you so much - the comments were supportive, uplifting and heartwarming. 

 We will share our report with you as soon as we receive it (it will probably be in the new year).

The children enjoyed a very well deserved treat on Thursday afternoon...

Extra-Curricular Clubs in January 

Clubs go live via ParentPay on Monday 11th December at 7:00pm.

Please remember to talk to your child ahead of booking to check which clubs they would like to do - refunds cannot be given. 

All clubs start during week 1 except for FabLab which starts in week 2. 

Please remember that if you are unable to book a club because it is full you can email the office and be added to the waiting list for next term. 


Exciting news! Groundwork for our sensory wellbeing garden begins this weekend! We’ll share a more visual update on class WhatsApp groups early next week so you can see what’s planned. We’ll keep developing it over time and will be calling for help from any green-fingered parent friends to help us with planting but we’re hopeful that it’ll be ready for the children to start enjoying from the Spring! 

Next week we’ll be serving refreshments ahead of the Y1 nativity on Weds and Thurs mornings so if you fancy warming up with a tea, coffee, hot chocolate or mince pie, please being cash. 

And a reminder too that Santa is coming to NGIS in the last week of term. There’s still time for payment and permissions via ParentPay if you’re happy for your child to meet him and get a small gift.

And finally, another little reminder of the other easy ways you can help:
- Your School Lottery: For every ticket bought, 74% goes towards the school and prizes. There's a winner from NGIS every draw plus a chance to win the big £25K jackpot:
- Easyfundraising: 7000+ brands including M&S, Boots, Etsy & John Lewis donate every time you use easyfundraising to shop with them so as you're doing your Christmas shopping please consider registering as it could help raise money at no cost to you!
Messages from the Office

 School Dinners -  Winter Menu

W/c 11th Dec is week 2.
On Wed 20th Dec there will be a Christmas lunch menu.  Jacket potato and grab bag options will be available as normal. This lunch will be ordered as normal in the classroom at registration time.


Thurs 14th Dec - Choir Concert (for Choir members) via ParentPay
Thurs 14th Dec - PTA Santa's Grotto via ParentPay
Thurs 14th Dec - School Milk for Spring Term - via ParentPay
Thurs 11th Jan - Reception Gingerbread Man Workshop

Christmas Post Box

The Nether Green Postal service is now in operation. Children may post cards to their friends in the post box which is in the entrance area. 

Please ensure every envelope has the child's name and class name so we can be sure they reach the right child!

The last day for posting will be Wednesday 20th December

The Big Ambition - Survey
Deadline extended to 19th January 2024  
We have been contacted by the Children's Commissioner for England Dame Rachel De Souza and asked to share this survey with parents.
Message from the commisioner...

'I want to ensure that the voices of all children in the Yorkshire and the Humber area are fairly represented in the findings so that I can share their views with the most senior members of the country.

I must reiterate that it is vital that all children have their voice heard through this survey because, as Children’s Commissioner for England, I have a statutory duty to protect and promote the views and interests of children. The Big Ambition provides a much-needed opportunity for the children of England to tell political decision makers what is important to them ahead of the General Election. I will be sharing their responses with Government to ensure that children’s voices are heard.'

Complete the Survey


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Health Update:-

Flu Immunisations  
For any children who missed the opportunity in school there are drop-in clinics - no appointment is necessary:-

Concord Sports Centre, S5 6AE  -  09/12/2023 - 9am – 12 noon

Sharrow Community Forum, S7 1DB  -  19/12/2023 -  5pm – 7pm

Fir Vale Community Hub, 127 Page Hall Road, S4 8GU, every Thursday,  3.30pm – 5.15pm.


Health services across the country are starting to see an increase in the number of cases of measles.

The most important thing to help prevent the spread of measles is to ensure that everyone is vaccinated.

Please see attached leaflet for further information 

Dates for the Diary

Please see attached the Parent Calendar for this year. Please take a few minutes to take note of dates including INSET and holiday dates, Parents' Evenings, Parent workshops to find out about learning in school and performances.  

Notes about the calendar: 'Fourth Friday' - every 4th Friday that the children are in school parents will be invited into classrooms from when they open at 8:40am until when the bell rings at 8:55am. Initially this will just be Y1 and Y2 classes whilst the new Reception children settle. 


Mon 11th Dec - 7:00pm Extra-curricular clubs go live via ParentPay

Wed 13th Dec - 9:15am Y1 Nativity (cash donations for NSPCC).

Thurs 14th Dec9:15am Y1 Nativity (cash donations for NSPCC).

Fri 15th Dec - Christmas Jumper Day

Fri 15th Dec - 2:00pm Rocksteady Concert

Tues 19th Dec - 6:30pm Choir Concert

Wed 20th Dec - PTA Santa's Grotto in school

Fri 22nd Dec - 1:45pm Christmas singing for parents outside 

Fri 22nd Dec - 4:00pm After School Club finishes

Fri 22nd DecLast day of school term

School Term Dates 2023-24

Notes from the Teachers 

Learning this half term...

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Topic Vocabulary 

Foundation Stage

The topic for this half term in Reception will be Celebrations:

Reception Overview - Celebrations

The Weekly Newsletter is available on the school website by following this link: Reception Weekly Newsletter

Messages  for Teachers 

We know for parents there can be quick questions you want to ask teachers, or things you want to mention and that once children get into Year 1 & 2 there are fewer opportunities to do this. We are happy for you to email class teachers but know that sometimes a quick face to face conversation can be easier - teachers are more than happy to have a quick chat once they have handed children over safely to parents at the end of the school day. 

The class email is the name of the class as follows e.g.,  etc

Stumperlowe Park Road
S10 3QP

0114 2304094