Nether Green Infant School

Weekly News Page 

Friday 22nd April 2022

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome Back! I hope you have all had a fantastic Easter break. The recent sunshine has certainly been very welcome! The children have returned happy, well rested and ready to learn which is brilliant. It has been a particularly exciting week for our Kangaroos and Turtles classes who have been to Conisbrough Castle - their first school trip ever! They had an amazing day and the rest of the Y1 and Y2 classes are looking forward to their visits next week. 

We will share some photos of all the class visits next week. 

          

Parent Drop Ins Next Week

We are looking forward to welcoming you into school next week for our informal parent drop in sessions. This will be an opportunity for you to see your child's classroom, look at their books and see any work displayed in classrooms - we are sure your child will love showing you around and sharing their fantastic work with you. 

Classrooms will be open from the end of the school day until 5:00pm. Class teachers will be there to chat to parents - however please note this is not a formal parents meeting and teachers will not be expecting to talk in detail about individual's progress.  

What you need to know:-

Tues 26th Apr - Y1 & Y2 -Elephants, Kangaroos, Lemurs, Penguins, Turtles. 
Wed 27th Apr -Reception - Bears, Giraffes, Koalas.
Classroom doors will open at the usual time at the end of the day. Please come into the playground and go to your child's classroom door - Lemurs please come in via the hall door. 
 
If you are arriving later than home time, please enter via the main school entrance. 
All parents should  leave via the main entrance - the school gates will be locked as we have clubs taking place in the playground. 
After School Club, and all other clubs will run as usual. Please collect your child as usual from their club and then enter school with your child via the main entrance. 
 
  • You may visit classrooms until 5:00pm when the bell will ring to signal home time.
  • You do not need to book. 
  • Please do not come if you have any Covid symptoms. 

Notes from the Teachers 

Year 1 and 2
The topic this term is Once Upon  A time. You can find out all about what your child will be learning by looking at the following information:-

Parent overview Year 1

Parent overview Year 2

Parent vocabulary Year 1

Parent vocabulary Year 2

This information can also be found on the KS1 page.

Reception
The topic this half term is Mini-beasts! There has been great excitement this week as the caterpillars have arrived. We will be observing closely to see what happens! 
Click here to read more information on the parent overview

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. 

Foundation Stage Page

Messages from the Office
Reception Butterfly House Trip 17th May Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre – Access Card
Please log into ParentPay to make a voluntary contribution and give permission. 
Lost Property
This will be put outside school next week - please name everything - there are so many items of school uniform unnamed! 
 
School Dinners
There is a  new menu. 
Next week is week 2.
 
Eid Celebrations
We are aware that many of our families are looking forward to Eid which is approaching shortly. We are able to authorise up to 2 days off school for those families who wish to celebrate. Please inform the school office if your child will not be in due to Eid.  

Dates for the Diary

Please see the attached Parent Calendar for the summer Term. 

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. 

Upcoming Events

 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 

Tues 24th May Reception Sports Afternoon

Wed 25th May - Y1 & Y2 Sports day - details TBC

 

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 new School Year Starts on Monday September 5th 2022

The school term dates for the year can be found  here

Extra-Curricular Clubs 

We had our first French Club this week - it was Tres Bon! The children really enjoyed it. There are 4 places left - please book via ParentPay (Y2 only ). 
 

 PTA Update

Summer Fayre - Would you like to join us next week to plan this exciting event?
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 via 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 nethergreeninfantschoolpta@gmail.com  

Community Events 

Parenting Support

 

S6 Foodbank

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:-

  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Toilet Rolls
  • Cereal
  • Tinned Meat

They have requested that we don't send pasta or sugar. 

Thanks for you support. 

Stumperlowe Park Road
Sheffield
S10 3QP

0114 2304094

enquiries@nethergreen-inf.sheffield.sch.uk