It has been a wonderful week in school this week with many highlights! The Reception children have entertained parents, children and teachers with their amazing talents signing in the Spring Concert. They sang brilliantly - remembering so many words off by heart and also entertaining us with actions to accompany their singing. It was a very special time to invite parents back into school for the first time in over 2 years.
Well Done Reception!!!! You were amazing!!!
Thanks for all the donations at the Spring concert for the Disasters Emergency Committee for the people of Ukraine - we raised £178!
The choir also performed some songs to parents after school yesterday and did a great job - super singing choir!!!
The children have also enjoyed the Easter Egg hunt in the Woodland which was kindly organised by the PTA - thanks for your support with this!
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Notes from the Teachers
Parents are invited into school to drop in, look at your child's books and meet teachers informally after the Easter holidays.
This will take place as follows:-
Y1 and Y2 children - Elephants, Kangaroos, Lemurs, Penguins, Turtles.
Tuesday 26th April - After school until- 5:00pm.
We are aware that parents of siblings at NGJS in Y3 and Y4 have been invited into school on the same day at 2:30pm - don't worry classrooms will be open until 5:00pm!
Reception Children - Bears, Giraffes, Koalas.
Wednesday 27th April - After School until - 5:00pm.
After School Club will run as normal on both days until 6:00pm.
We plan for this to be a 'drop in event' but if Covid cases continue to rise we may need to limit numbers and therefore ask parents to book a slot as we did previously in the Autumn term. Further details will be sent after the Easter Holidays so we can assess the situation closer to the time.
Foundation Stage Weekly Newsletter
Did you know that the Reception Newsletter gives lots of ideas for how you can support your child's learning at home? Click the link below to see what your child will be learning next week.
We have some children who have been very kind to others by raising money for charity! Well Done!
You can still donate to these wonderful causes here:
Dates for the Diary
Please note we have an additional bank holiday on Fri 27th May - this is in lieu of the extra bank holiday for the Queen's Jubilee as this falls in school holidays. School will close for half term on Thursday 26th May.
Fri 1st Apr - School Closes for the Easter Break
Tues 19th Apr - Summer Term starts
Wed 20th Apr - Class Photos
Thurs 21st Apr - Conisbrough Castle Trip - Turtles and Kangaroos
Mon 25th Apr - Conisbrough Castle Trip - Lemurs and Penguins
Tues 26th Apr - Parent drop in Y1 & Y2 - end of school day until 5:00pm.
Wed 27th Apr - Parent drop in Reception - end of school day until 5:00pm.
Wed 27th Apr - Penguins Class dance performance at the Octogon
Thurs 28th Apr - Conisbrough Castle Trip - Elephants
Tues 17th May - Reception Trip to Butterfly House
Wed 25th May - Y1 & Y2 Sports day - details TBC
Thurs 26th May - Reception Sports Afternoon
Break up for half term.
Fri 27th May - School Closed - Jubilee bank holiday in lieu
Mon 6th June - INSET day - school closed to children
Tues 7th June - First day of new term
The school term dates for the year can be found here
Extra-Curricular Clubs After Easter
We currently have a small number of places left in the following clubs after Easter:-
Tuesdays: Ruggereds (all ages)
and STEM (Y1&Y2) - only 1 place - please email if you would like to book it
Wednesdays: French (Y2 only), Drama (Y1 & Y2)
Thursdays: Choir (Y1 & Y2)
Fridays: Morning gymnastics (all ages) (7:45am)
Please go onto ParentPay to book.
(except STEM - please email for the 1 remaining place)
Hello from the School Governors
It struck us recently that many of you may not know who we are or what we do. Not least because this year we have welcomed a number of new faces to our Governing Board. You can see our current line up on the school website and in the office but as a team of parent governors, co-opted governors, staff governors and local authority governors, we are effectively the overseers of the school. We aren't involved in the day-to-day running of the school (that very much sits with Mrs Hawkins and her team) but we are responsible for providing challenge and support to the school leadership team with the ultimate aim of driving up standards. We meet regularly to discuss plans, results, safeguarding, funding and finances and are currently visiting curriculum leaders to discuss their action plans, challenges and opportunities. Our ultimate goal is to ensure all NGIS children have access to the best possible education and life chances.
Please do get in touch if you're interested in finding out more or if you have input to share. We are keen to represent the whole school community in all we do.
You can see who we are be clicking this link
It's been a busy week with lots of events taking place! The children had a fabulous time at the Easter Egg Hunt which raised lots of money for the PTA.
We also raised £110 this week serving refreshments at the Spring Concert and raised lots last week in the uniform sale.
Thank you to all those volunteers who helped out.
The PTA is starting to think about this year's Summer Fayre which we are really hoping will go ahead after school on 24th June. Many of you won’t have had the opportunity to be involved in the summer fayre but it is a really lovely occasion, is great fun for the children and is a really good way to raise money for the school. For the year 2 children it will be their only opportunity to experience this event. We have had an initial meeting but a small group of us is gathering again on zoom on 27th April at 7.45pm, to talk further about the fayre and would love it if more people feel able to be involved to help organise the event. If you did not necessarily want to attend meetings but are happy to support in organising the fayre there are some specific roles that need doing such as organising the raffle, organising the prizes for the games and organising the strawberries and cream stall, and we would be delighted if people could take on these roles. We will need an enormous number of volunteers to help on the day and we will be asking for people to sign up for this nearer the time. The fayre is a wonderful event but it can’t go ahead without people to help organise it and to help on the day.
If you are interested in helping in any capacity please email the pta inbox nethergreeninfantschoolp
Thanks for your support so far with this. Just to let you know we still have a weekly collection for this. These are the items that are really in need:-
They have requested that we don't send pasta or sugar.
Thanks for you support.
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