It has been a very busy week in school with lots going on! The Reception and KS1 Sports days were both a huge success. The children had a wonderful time and alongside their amazing sporting skills demonstrated many of our school values, in particular perseverance and great teamwork!
Well done to all the children! It was wonderful to be able to invite parents and carers to join us for these events - thank you so much for your cheers of support!
Have a look at some of the fun on our whole school gallery!
Notes from the Teachers
Classes for September
As you may know, each year it is necessary for us to reorganise the class groups as we have an unusual intake of 75 per year group meaning the 3 classes in Reception must be organised into 2 year one classes (Turtles and Kangaroos) and the mixed Y1 /2 class (Elephants). The Junior school also ask us to group the children into 3 class groups so Year 2 teachers will be working on this together soon.
We do find it is really positive for children to have the opportunity to develop new friendships and get to know each other across the year group. Teachers spend a lot of time considering how the children should be grouped taking into consideration friendship groups, how well children work together (or not), as well as numbers of girls, boys, children with additional needs etc.
We don't ask parents to nominate friendship groups however we do urge parents to let us know if there is anything significant that you feel we should take into consideration.
If there is anything you would like us to know then please either email your child's class teacher or send an email to enquiries for the attention of Mrs Hawkins - any information shared by parents will be treated confidentially. Teachers will be beginning to look at class groups after half term.
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.
Dates for the Diary
Fri 27th May - School Closed - Jubilee bank holiday in lieu
Break up for half term.
Mon 6th Jun - INSET Day - school closed to children
Tues 7th Jun - First day of new term
Tues 21st Jun - Junk Percussion Workshop in school
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 Jul - 2pm 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
School Council Update and Competition Details
This week the school council met to talk about climate change and in particular how we can help the planet by saving electricity. They all recognised that there were times when electrical items such as lights and monitors are left on in classrooms and are not being used. They came up with lots of ideas for how we can remind everyone in school to try to save electricity in school. These included:-
School Council Poster Competition
What to do...
Design a poster to put up in school to remind others to try to save electricity. This could include:-
Your poster should be:-
Summer Fayre Volunteers
Thank You to those people who have volunteered to help with the summer fayre so far! We are going to need lots more volunteers to make it the successful event it has been in the past. After half term a board will be going up outside school for people to add their names to help with specific bits of the fayre. If you can’t get to school but know you can help please email nethergreeninfantschoolpta@
Donations - we are now asking for donations of:
1. School uniform- washed and in wearable condition
2. Treasure jars for the tombola. Please fill a jam jar with toys/sweets/craft items/lego/hair accessories, anything you think your child or their friends would like and bring into school. (No nuts please).
Maya Sponsored Bike Ride
Maya is doing a sponsored event to raise money for WWF. She is planning a 23 mile bike ride!!! It is taking place in June and Maya is already busy training for the event.
You can sponsor Maya by clicking the link below:-
There are places left on Choir, Friday Morning Gymnastics, Drama and RuggerEds and one place on Archery.
Choir will be performing at the Summer Fayre on 24th June and also doing a concert to parents in July (date TBC).
Nether Green Infant school are invited to have 10% off at the Kids love Yoga holiday camp. The venue is in Meersbrook - a wonderful Scout Hut with outdoor space, and brilliant instructors / agenda - running on the Tues & Weds of May Half Term.
Wildcats Under 8s Girls Team: New Hallam Rangers Girls U8s Team
Wildcats are offering 20 free places for a trial session on Monday 30th May.
Broomhill Library Jubilee Event - Saturday 28th May - More Info
We are still supporting the Food bank - if you are able to donate 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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