Nether Green Infant School

Weekly News Page 

Friday 8th September 2023

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome everyone! We have had a great first week back in school. The Year 1 and Year 2 children have settled back brilliantly into their new classes - they have been working very hard, we have been so impressed by their independence and confidence with tackling new routines and ways of working in their new classes. They have come in through the main gate so well - please continue to encourage this independence - an adult will be there to help if there are any wobbles!

A special welcome too to our new Reception children and their families! The children have done so well coming into school for the first time. We never underestimate what a big step this is for children (and their families!) and we are so proud of how grown up and independent the children have been this week. They have enjoyed learning and playing in their classrooms, making new friends, playtime outside in the big playground and having lunch in the hall. Well Done Everyone!

Please take some time each week to read this News Page as we aim to put all of the key information you need to know on here. 

We will send a very brief email on a Monday with the key information for each week. 

Notes from the Teachers 

Year 1 and 2 Parent Meetings - Next Week 

This will be an opportunity for parents to find out details about your child's time in their new class including the structure of the day, what they need to bring, homework, PE and Woodland days etc. 

Arrangements for the Meetings

  • Please drop off your child as normal at the main gate between 8:40 and 8:55am. 
  • Once all of the children are in school and have been registered, parents will be invited to come in via the main gate and into classrooms. You may send a grandparent / other carer if you are unable to attend but please only one adult per child as meetings will be held in classrooms and there is limited space.  
  • The meetings will last 20-30 minutes. Please note this is an opportunity to find out general expectations for this coming year in your child's new class. 
  • Information shared will be put onto the school website after the meetings. 

The days are as follows:-

Wed 13th Sep - Lemurs, Kangaroos, Turtles 

Thurs 15th Sep - Elephants and Penguins

Learning Information for this Term

Specific learning information for each year group has been uploaded to the Key Stage pages of the website. Please follow the links:-

Year 1 & 2 (KS1)

Reception (Foundation Stage)

Foundation Stage (Reception)  Information

In addition to the half term Parent Overview, there is also a Weekly Newsletter for parents of children in Reception which gives details of specific leaning each week in school and how this can be supported at home. 

This can be found each week on the Foundation Stage page of the websiteClick Here.

Contact with Teachers 

If you need to contact your child's class teacher you may email them using the class email which is the name of the class as follows e.g., etc

Please do not expect an immediate response as teachers are teaching all day and are not expected to reply to emails during evenings and weekends. For a quick chat you can wait at the end of the day. For urgent messages please contact the school office. 

Dates for the Diary

Please see attached the Parent Calendar for this year. Please take a few minutes to take note of dates including INSET and holiday dates, Parents' Evenings, Parent workshops to find out about learning in school and performances.  


Notes about the calendar: 'Fourth Friday' - every 4th Friday that the children are in school parents will be invited into classrooms from when they open at 8:40am until when the bell rings at 8:55am (we have changed this from 'First Friday' due to diary clashes). Initially this will just be Y1 and Y2 classes whilst the new Reception children settle. 


W/c Mon 11th Sep - Extra-curricular clubs start 

Wed 13th Sep - 9:00am Class Parent Meetings: Lemurs, Kangaroos & Turtles

Thurs 14th Sep - 9:00am Class Parent Meetings: Elephants & Penguins

Thurs 14th Sep - PTA 2nd Hand Uniform Sale before school

Wed 20th Sep - 9:00am Y1 Phonics Talk for Parents

Wed 27th Sep - 9:00am Reception Phonics Talk for Parents

Fri 29th Sep - Fourth Friday - parents in class until 8:55am

Tues 3rd Oct - SEND Parents Coffee Morning

Tues 3rd Oct - Y1 & Y2 parents invited to look at books 3:20pm - 5:00pm

Wed 4th Oct - Reception parents invited to look at books 3:20pm - 5:00pm

Wed 4th Oct - Seaside Workshop in school - Elephants & Penguins

Thurs 5th Oct - Seaside Workshop in school - Turtles & Lemurs

Fri 6th Oct - Seaside Workshop in school - Kangaroos

Tues 10th Oct - 9:00am Reception Maths Talk & Workshop for Parents

Thurs 12th Oct - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Open Evening for Prospective Parents

Tues 17th Oct - 9:00am Y2 Maths Calculations Policy Talk for Parents

Thurs 19th Oct - Individual school photos

Thurs 19th Oct - Last day of half term

School Term Dates 2023-24

Messages from the Office
School Dinners - Autumn Menu.
W/c 11th Sep is week 1
Lost Property - We already have lots of Lost Property!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING!!!
Thurs 28th Sep - Y1 & Y2 Seaside Workshop via ParentPay
Parent School Partnership 
There are lots of things that parents and carers can do do help us to keep our school a happy, safe place for everyone. 
Here are a few requests from us...
1) Please remember our school is a mobile free-zone - this means no phones should be used in the school grounds (this includes the playground). This is for safeguarding reasons.
2) What's App groups have been set up in many classes by parents- these are a great way to stay in touch, plan social events and remind each other of events that are taking place in school. Please do not use these to discuss any issues or concerns you have about school or things that have happened in school; please come and talk to us if you have any worries about anything. Whats App is not the appropriate forum to do this and it can end up causing unnecessary anxiety for parents. If you are not on the class What's App yet - chat to other parents at pick up and someone will be able to help. 
3) Dogs - we understand with busy lives combining the school run with a dog walk can be helpful, however we ask that you keep dogs away from the steps up to the main gate and the ramp up to Turtles classroom. However lovely your dog may be, some children are frightened and to them some of them feel very big!
4) Please ensure your child arrives on time (before 8:55am). Phonics is the first lesson of the day- this is where we teach your child to be an amazing reader! Being late is unsettling for your child and means they will miss very important learning too. 
5) Please read all communication that comes home - this will keep you informed about everything that is happening. 
6) Please read the Parent Guide for further useful information.

Hi everyone and welcome (back) from the PTA! We're a bunch of parent and teacher volunteers who come together to organise fun experiences for the kids and raise much needed funds for the school.

We've already had a few enquiries about second hand uniform so we'll start with a sale at drop off next Thursday (14th) morning. If you have any quality uniform that's no longer needed, it would be fab if you could wash it and drop it into the office by next Tuesday. 
On the day we'll be outside the front gates. Cash donations would be ideal but we'll make sure we have some QR codes in case. If you're not able to make it and need something urgently then drop us a line on the email below and we'll see what we can do.
More generally, if anyone would like to find out more about the PTA and how to get involved, we'd love to hear from you. Email us on (or grab one of us at the gates). Any tiny bit of help you can offer can make a big difference. Plus it's a great way to see more of the school in action and to meet other parents! 
We'll keep sharing meeting dates and upcoming plans in this newsletter and on the class whatsapp groups. We hugely appreciate all the support we get from parents and look forward to another great year of fun and fundraising! Thanks so much in advance.


Clubs Start Next week!

Please collect all children from extra-curricular clubs at 4:20pm from the  gate at the front of school. 

There are a few places available left in some clubs please book via ParentPay.

Piano Lessons in School

Pav, our piano teacher has a few slots available on Fridays. If your child is interested, more information can be found here

Wrap Around Care
Please book in advance where possible - this helps us to ensure safe staffing levels. All bookings can be made via ParentPay.

Community News & Events

Broomhill Music Group

Broomhill library Events


Stumperlowe Park Road
S10 3QP

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