Nether Green Infant School

Weekly News Page 

Friday 29th April 2022

Headteacher's Welcome

What an amazing week we have had in school this week!      

    It has been wonderful to welcome parents into school this week to look at books and see classrooms - I'm not sure who was more excited - the children or the parents! I know for some of you it was the first time you have been able to come into the school building - children were very keen to show you all of the important areas of school with most introducing the all important fish on the way out!  Many parents commented on the fantastic progress that children had made and how impressed they were with their child's work. Thanks to you for all the ongoing support you give to your children at home - it really is an all round team effort!

The Penguins stunned a full crowd at the Octagon with their fantastic dance on Wednesday. They performed to 'You're Beautiful' and showed their amazing rhythm, creativity and teamwork - it really was a joy to watch. Penguins parents we will email you a link to the dance! 

WELL DONE PENGUINS!!!

Elephants, Penguins and Lemurs have all had a fantastic visit to Conisbrough Castle this week. It was reported to me that the adults leading the workshops had said that our children had all been brilliant and very well behaved - well done to all our Year 1 & 2 children for showing what superstars they are!!! I am very proud of you all. 

You can see more pictures from the trip here:-

Notes from the Teachers 

Sports Day

Date for the diary - parents / carers will be invited to both events

Reception -  Reception Sports will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 24th May from 2:00pm. 
Year 1 and 2 - KS1 Sports will be held on the morning of Wednesday 25th May. 
Fingers crossed the sun will shine as both events will be weather permitting!
We aim to send further details out next week.

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

Autism Awareness Assemblies

Mrs Stackhouse (our SENDco) has started a series of assemblies for children in Y1 &Y2 to help them learn about Autism. This is a general discussion, we won’t be talking about specific children.

She has been sharing the following messages:

For pupils to understand:

  • everyone is different and that different is good.
  • you can’t see if someone is autistic. It is an invisible condition. Autism means that someone’s brain works a little differently.
  • how they can be a supportive friend/classmate.

We have been looking at the cbeebies programme Pablo - there is useful article on the BBC webpage about talking to your child about Autism.  You can access it here

                                        Pablo - CBeebies - BBC               BBC iPlayer - Pablo

Messages from the Office
School Dinners
Here is a link to the current menu:  Summer Menu
Next week is week 3, however Tuesday will be Monday's menu - this is due to the kitchen's ingredient delivery being affected by the Bank Holiday. So next Tuesday the choices will be:
Purple: Margherita Pizza
Green: Tomato & Basil Pasta
Yellow: Jacket with Baked Beans
Red: Cheese Grab Bag
Blue: Egg Mayo Grab Bag
 
Eid Celebrations
Please could we remind you to let us know if you are planning to keep your child off school on Tuesday for Eid celebrations
Deadlines
Fri 6th May - Consent for Reception trip to Butterfly House via ParentPay
Thurs 12th May - School photo order returns

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

 

Tues 17th May - Reception Trip to Butterfly House 

Thurs 19th May - PTA Disco after School

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 Jun - INSET Day - school closed to children

Tues 7th Jun - First day of new term

Fri 24th Jun - PTA Summer Fayre after school

Fri 1st Jul - INSET Day- school closed to children

Tues 5th Jul - 2pm Y2 Leavers Performance - details TBC

Wed 6th Jul2pm Y2 Leavers Performance - details TBC

Thurs 14th Jul - Home time until 5pm - Parents Open Afternoon

Fri 22nd Jul - INSET Day - school closed to children

The new School Year Starts on Mon 5th Sep 2022

The school term dates for the year can be found  here

What do you think about our School?
Please Tell Us!
Feedback from parents is a valuable tool in supporting our self-evaluation and school improvement process. We will be emailing out a parent survey and would really appreciate parents spending a few minutes completing the survey. It really helps us to know what you feel we are doing well and what we could do to make our school even better. 
The survey is multiple choice with the oppotunity to add additional comments if you wish. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and we will email the link for the Google Form to you. 
Happy Eid to all our families who will be celebrating next week!
We know some of the children are very excited!
The children have been learning about EId in their classes. 
Eid Ramadan Islam - Free vector graphic on Pixabay
Please make sure you let the school office know if you are planning to keep your child at home for Eid celebrations. 

Extra-Curricular Clubs 

Handover after clubs - It would be really useful if anyone collecting children from extra curricular clubs could make a line along the wall outside school leading up to the gate - please tell staff your child's name as you get to the front of the line. We sometimes have 2 or 3 clubs finishing at the same time so hopefully this will lead to a more efficient handover!  

 PTA Update

Summer Fayre - Would you like to join us next week to plan this exciting event?
Let us knwo if you can help our - June 24th 

Community Events 

Sarah Screaton - who runs our Drama After After School  Club is setting up a baby music group..see message from Sarah...

I’m will be setting up ‘Music With Mummy’ offering ‘Jolly Babies’ music sessions. They’re going to be starting on Wednesdays from 8th June running from 10.30am - 11.00am at Bradway Community Hall. They’re for ages 0-15 months and will have lots of singing, percussion instruments and fun with music. Any enquiries or questions would go to sarahlouise.musicwithmummy@gmail.com.

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