Nether Green Infant School

Weekly News Page 

Friday 15th December 2023

Headteacher's Welcome

It has been a fabulous week in school this week. The Year 1 children have excelled themselves sharing their amazing talents with us all in their Year 1 Nativity Performance. I was incredibly proud of all of them. They showed such confidence singing, dancing and saying their lines so clearly - well done Year 1; you were AMAZING!!! It was so lovely that so many of our parents and carers were able to join us for this fantastic event. 

We raised £99.57 for the NSPCC too as well as all the donations for the PTA for the refreshments

The Reception children also had an exciting week with a visit to Fulwood Church where they learnt more about the Christmas story and how Christians celebrate Christmas - they enjoyed singing songs, doing crafts and most importantly having a hot chocolate!

Thank you too for supporting our Christmas Jumper Day! The children all looked fabulous in their festive outfits and accessories! Thanks for the charity donations too.  

Christmas Singing Next Week 

Parents and carers are invited to join us for Christmas Singing in the playground next Friday 22nd December at 2:00pm - gates will open at 1:45pm and refreshments will be served by the PTA. 

Parents are welcome to take their children home after the singing. In the event of heavy rain this event will be cancelled and school will finish at the usual time- in this instance we will notify you by email. 

After School Club finishes at 4:00pm on Friday 22nd December 




It's the final week of school and Santa is paying NGIS a visit next Wednesday! He will spend the day in his grotto greeting the children and they'll each walk away with a small gift. It's always such a happy day in school so we don't want anyone who would like to meet him to miss out but at the same time we need to be able to staff and sort presents, so please let us know ASAP if you missed the deadline for permissions and payments. 
The PTA will also be serving refreshments at the Choir Concert on Tuesday night and at the singing in the playground next Friday. We're planning to have some end of term treats available to buy for the kids but if anyone would like to bake or donate something, we'd be ever so grateful. Please hand into the office by Friday morning.
Finally, a heads up that you'll be able to recycle your Christmas trees outside the school on Saturday 6th January, 10-2pm. It's £7 a tree and the cost includes a contribution to the PTAs of Nether Green Infants and Nether Green Juniors. Please help spread the word amongst neighbours, family and friends too!
Sensory  Well Being Garden
You will have seen that work has started on this exciting project which is being funded by the the PTA. Unfortunately the weather has not been on our side this week - hopefully the work will continue again next week. Take a look at what we are working towards.
Messages from the Office

 School Dinners -  Winter Menu

W/c 18th Dec is week 3.
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.

After School Club

As there are no extra-curricular clubs running next week, please ensure you book your child into After School Club if you need childcare after school. We have potential staffing issues at the moment so it would be very helpful for planning if we know in advance how many children to expect.


Thurs 11th Jan - Reception Gingerbread Man Workshop via ParentPay

Extra-Curricular Clubs in January 

We have a few remaining places in the following clubs which can be booked via ParentPay. 

  • Gymnastics
  • Yoga
  • Street Dance
  • Dodgeball 

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. 

Choir Concert
Tuesday 19th December 6:30pm 

Children should arrive at school at 6:10pm.

Members of the audience are welcome to arrive from this time and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Children may wear something Christmassy e.g. a Christmas jumper, red / green top or dress etc (no dressing up outfits please!)

Please encourgae your child to practise at home with their word booklet so they feel really confident. 


Christmas Post Box

The last day for posting will be Wednesday 20th December

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 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:-

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. 


Tues 19th Dec - 6:30pm Choir Concert

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

Thurs 21st Dec - Christmas parties in classrooms

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

Sat 6th Jan - Christmas tree recycling

Mon 8th Jan - First day of Spring Term

Fri 19th Jan8:40am - 9.10am Fourth Friday - all parents are invited to look at books in classrooms 

Wed 7th Feb - 8:40am - 9:30am Maths Open Morning - all parents welcome

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

Community News & Events

Broomhill Library Activities

Broomhill Library - Christmas Crafts

Sheffield Parenting Whats On Guide - Winter 24

Kids Love Yoga Camp (ages 4-10)

Kids Love Yoga are running a Kids Yoga Holiday Camp in the festive holiday at 74th Oak Street Scout Hut, Meersbrook S8 on Wednesday 3rd January 2024. £25 per day plus a 10% sibling discount with code SIBLING10.

See dates (full days 9am-3.30pm) and book here: Kids Yoga Holiday Camp - 3rd January 2024

Stumperlowe Park Road
S10 3QP

0114 2304094