Nether Green Infant School

Weekly News Page 

Friday 15th March 2024

Headteacher's Welcome

Science Week has been so much fun this week! The children have done lots of finding out, experimenting and investigating many different aspects of Science. The children were stunned with a fabulous assembly on Wednesday delivered by 'Amazelab' followed by workshops in their classrooms where they were able to do their own Science experiments - and wear the goggles too!

We have also had lots of parents visiting to talk to the children about the jobs they do using many different aspects of scientific knowledge. Thank you so much to those parents who were able to take time out of their week to talk to us about Science in the workplace - it is so inspiring for children to understand where the pathway in Science may lead in the future. 

Thanks to all of the teachers too for making this week so exciting and engaging for the children!

 Down Syndrome Awareness Day - Thursday 21st March

Wear odd socks!

Next Thursday is 'World Down Syndrome Awareness Day'.  We will be supporting this by talking to the children about Down Syndrome and supporting the theme this year which is 'End The Stereotypes'. We will be introducing this to the children in an assembly early next week and then spending some time on Thursday exploring the themes further with the children. We are inviting children to support the campaign on Thursday by wearing odd socks! 

The Campaign Explained...

For World Down Syndrome Day 2024, we call for people around the world to 'End The Stereotypes'.
Stereotypes stop us from being treated as individuals. Stereotypes lead to people with Down syndrome getting treated like children, they are underestimated and excluded. Sometimes
they are treated very badly or even abused. Each person with Down syndrome is different. Just like everyone else! It is important to get to know the individual. People with Down syndrome are people. Treat them like people! Learn more at End the Stereotypes


Details of the two final Spring Term activities can be found below. We will also be serving refreshments at the Reception Spring Concert and the End of Term Easter Bonnet Parade.
Easter Egg Hunt. Please sign up on ParentPay next week if you'd like your child to take part in this year's eggciting hunt! The clues will lead classes to the warren where they'll find a small edible treat (the office is aware of those with dietary requirements and will be in touch to check).
Rainbow Raffle. A letter explaining how it works was sent out from school last week but you can also find it here. Donations gratefully received by the office up until Friday 22nd March. These will be pooled to make up our amazing rainbow hamper prizes!
If, for any reason, your book of raffle tickets didn't make it home - or if anyone would like to buy more - they are available from the office. Simply complete and hand in by Friday 22nd March. Mrs Hawkins will pick out the winners at the end of term Spring Bonnet Parade on Thursday 28th. Good luck!
*Sensory Garden - Call for Help Planting* If there are any keen gardeners out there or if you simply fancy giving us a hand, a few of us are hoping the weather is going to stay clear on the last weekend of term (23rd/24th) so we can get some planting done and the garden can start to grow. Let us know and we'll keep you posted on plans. We already have a number of plants ready to go in (as recommended by our expert Will) but would love it if anyone has, or would like to donate, a colourful bedding plant or two so we can make it as amazing a space as possible!

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 - this is now open to all year groups. 



Thurs 21st Mar - Down Syndrome Awareness Day  (wear odd socks!)

Thurs 21st Mar - 2:30pm pick up for Y1 & Y2 Cross Country Event

Fri 22nd MarFourth Friday - parents in class until 9:00am

Fri 22nd Mar - Choir performance at 9:00am

Fri 22nd Mar - 2:00pm Rocksteady Concert

Tues 26th Mar - 9:15am Reception Spring Concert

Wed 27th Mar - 9:15am Reception Spring Concert

Wed 27th Mar - PTA Easter Egg Hunt

Thurs 28th Mar - Easter Bonnet Parade 

Thurs 28th Mar - Last day of term - (NO CHOIR. Forest School running as normal.)

School Term Dates 2023-24

Choir Performance - Fri 22nd Mar 9:00am

We will be doing a short informal choir performance on Fri 22nd Mar at 9:00am in the hall. This is after 'Fourth Friday' and it will last about 15-20 minutes. Parents / carers of children in choir are welcome to join us (no tickets required).

Please encourage your child to practise the songs we've been learning at home. They can sing along to the songs on the website by following this link:-

Choir Music

Easter Bonnet Parade

Thursday 28th March - 1:45pm

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We will be having our annual Easter Bonnet Parade in collaboration with Nether Green Junior School on Thursday 28th March. 

The plan is that the children from NGJS will walk up towards the Infant School, aiming to arrive here for around 1:45pm. Our children will stand around the edges of the playground with their class teachers to see the Junior children parade around our playground. Our children are invited to bring an Easter bonnet or any other Spring themed headband / hat to wear for the event.

The PTA will be serving refreshments. 

More details can be found here. 

Active Travel Fortnight
Resources - Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel 2024

This continues next week. Please continue to encourage your children to come to school in an active way; walk, scoot, cycle, jog, skip - whatever gets them moving on their way to school! This is a great way to bring physical activity into your child's daily routine. For those families who live further away from school we encourage you to 'park and stride’ - there is plenty of parking within a short walk from school. 

Messages from the Office

School Dinners -  Winter Menu

W/c 18th Mar is week 3. There will be a new lunch menu after the Easter break.
Wed 20th Mar - Reception children to bring costumes for spring concert to school
Thurs 21st Mar - Tickets for Reception Spring Concert - Reception
Thurs 21st Mar - USB Recording of Reception Spring Concert - Reception
Thurs 21st Mar - PTA Easter Egg Hunt - all children
Thurs 21st Mar - Milk for Summer Term - all children
Fri 22nd Mar - PTA Rainbow Raffle - donations & raffle tickets
Wed 27th Mar - Arches Dance Performance - Penguins
Wed 27th Mar - Conisbrough Castle - Y1 & Y2
Thurs 2nd May - Butterfly House - Reception

Notes from the Teachers 

Year 1 & Year 2

This half term we are continuing with the topic of 'Brilliant Britain'. The children will be doing lots of exciting learning linked to the theme.

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Year 1 Topic Vocabulary 

Year 2 Topic Vocabulary

Foundation Stage

The topic for this half term in Reception will be 'People Who Help Us'.

Reception Overview - People Who Help Us

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


Messages  for Teachers 

Just a quick reminder that you are more than welcome to speak to class teachers at the end of the day if you have quick questions. 

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

Stumperlowe Park Road
S10 3QP

0114 2304094