Nether Green Infant School

Weekly News Page 

Thursday 26th  May 2022

Headteacher's Welcome

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! 

Jubilee Celebrations
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The children have had a super time in school today. The Reception children have been learning all about the Queen all week and have amazed their teachers with the information they have learned and remembered! 
The whole school have worked together as one big team for our entry for the Sheffield Schools Library Competition and have designed some very special bunting based on the story 'The Queen's Knickers' . This was used to decorate our Woodland for the Teddy Bear Jubilee tea party today. 
Click the image to see more of the Royal fun! 

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. 

Foundation Stage Page

Messages from the Office
School Dinners
Here is a link to the current menu:  Summer Menu
After the holiday we wil be on Week 2- Please note Tuesday 7th June will be Monday's menu (pizza and veggie chilli) - this is due to food deliveries. 
 
Deadlines
Fri 10th Jun - Junk Percussion Workshop via ParentPay

Dates for the Diary

Please see the attached Parent Calendar for the Summer Term. 

Upcoming Events

 

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 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

 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:-

  •  Writing a song to teach the rest of the school to remind them  - this is a work in progress!  
  • Having two members of each class each week responsible for remembering to turn lights  / screens off e.g. when the class go to assembly, PE, playtime etc.  They decided these children would be called the  'save the planet team'. 
  • Making posters to remind everyone to turn off lights, screens and other  electrical appliances when not in use. They thought a competition would be a good a way to raise awareness so...

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:-

  • ways to save electricity
  • why we want to reduce the amount of energy we are using. 

Your poster should be:-

  • On A4 paper
  • You can draw it, use printed pictures or design it on a computer
  • Prize - £5 book token for each year group
  • Deadline - bring in by Friday 10th June and hand in to your class teacher

 

 PTA Update

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@gmail.com
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).

 nethergreeninfantschoolpta@gmail.com  

Maya Sponsored Bike Ride    File:The World Wildlife Fund Emblem.png - Wikimedia Commons

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:-

Extra-Curricular Clubs 

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). 

Community Events 

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

Parenting Support

 

S6 Foodbank

We are still supporting the Food bank - if you are able to donate 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