Nether Green Infant School

Weekly News Page 

Friday 13th October 2023

Headteacher's Welcome

It has been another super busy week in school with lots of fun and learning going on. I felt very proud to open the doors to prospective parents who were invited to visit school on Thursday evening - there were lots of lovely comments about the school which was great to hear. If you know anyone who is due to start school in September 2024 there is another opportunity to come into school on Tuesday 7th November at 9:30- 10:30am.

We had a great morning in school on Tuesday with many of our Reception parents joining us to find out more about how we teach Maths in school and have a go with their child in the classroom. 

Wednesday 18th October - DEADLINE for PTA Pumpkin Trail Map
We thought it would be good to organise some half term fun so we've mapped out two pumpkin trails - one for Fulwood & one for Nether Green.
Participating families will be emailed both maps and can follow the clues to hunt down the treats from 4-6pm on either Saturday 28th or Sunday 29th October. £3 per child payable by ParentPay by Wednesday 18th October. Good luck!

Thursday 19th October - Cake Sale
Any donations of cakes, buns, & biscuits can be brought to the office on Wednesday afternoon or at Thursday drop off.
Please check bakes are free from nuts and if you've baked them yourself, list the ingredients as we have a number of children with allergies in school.
If you’d like your child to buy a cake, please pop 50p in their book bag.
Parents can buy any leftover cakes after school from 3pm

Thursday 19th October - DEADLINE for Rudolph Christmas Cards & Gifts
And finally a little reminder that if you are interested in the Rudolph Christmas Cards and other products, the deadline to return your completed design to school, and make your payment via ParentPay is 3.20pm on Thursday 19th October.
Last year we were delighted with the quality of the cards, teddies and mugs.  We also raised a considerable amount of money for the school by taking part. 

If you are interested, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Child completes their design on the drawing template. Please note, stick to felt-tip or water-based paint. Rudolph Cards can't print the design if anything has been stuck onto it (eg collage, glitter etc).
  2. Complete the order form next to your child’s drawing.
  3. Make your payment via ParentPay.
  4. Return your drawing to school. Deadline for this is 3:20pm on Thurs 19th Oct.  
  5. Please ensure you have completed all of the above steps: we currently have payments without drawings, drawings without payments and pictures with no name attached. We are unable to process any incomplete orders.


Extra-Curricular Clubs for next half term go live on Monday at 7:00pm. 
Please check with your child which clubs they would like to do - refunds will not be given. 
The Choir will be starting work on the songs for their Christmas Concert. 
Some clubs are now open to Reception children. 
Detailed information sheets for each club are available via the Letters page of the school website - please read these before booking your child into a club.

Y2 Applications for Y3

All Y2 children should have brought home a letter last week with information about how to apply for your child's Year 3 place. Online applications must be submitted by 8th December and the deadline for paper applications is 15th January. If your child has an EHCP you should have heard already from the SEND team.

Nether Green Junior School will be having an open evening for Y2 children on Tuesday 7th November at 6:00pm. 

Please see attached letter for further information.

Nether Green Junior School Open Evening 


Notes from the Teachers 

Year 2 Maths Talk

Next Tuesday morning parents and carers will have the opportunity to come into school and learn a bit more about how we teach Maths in Year 2 and ways you can support your child with their Maths learning at home.   The talk will be led by Mrs Coefield our KS1 Maths leader and will take place in the hall at 9:00am. 


Messages  for Teachers 

We know for parents there can be quick questions you want to ask teachers, or things you want to mention and that once children get into Year 1 & 2 there are fewer opportunities to do this. We are happy for you to email class teachers but know that sometimes a quick face to face conversation can be easier - teachers are more than happy to have a quick chat once they have handed children over safely to parents at the end of the school day. 

The class email is the name of the class as follows e.g.,  etc

Messages from the Office
School Dinners - Autumn Menu.
W/c 13th Oct is week 3. Note: On Thursday 19th October it will be Fridays choices (Fish Fingers!)
From Monday 30th October there will be a new menu - Winter Menu
W/c 30th Oct is week 2.
Wed 18th Oct - 3.20pm PTA Pumpkin Trail
Thurs 19th Oct - 3:20pm PTA Rudolph Cards

Open Morning for Prospective Parents

Please share with anyone you know who has a child due to start school in September 2024.  

 How to Honour Black History Month in 2023
We have been talking about Black History Month in school this week. All children have brought home an activity which invites them to research a black figure from history.
It lasts for the whole of October so there is plenty of time to take part. 

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. 


Mon 16th Oct - 7:00pm Extra-curricular clubs go live via ParentPay (all years)

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

Thurs 19th Oct - Individual School Photos

Thurs 19th Oct - PTA Cake Sale

Thurs 19th Oct - Last day of half term

Mon 30th Oct - First day of new half term & new menu

Thurs 2nd Nov - 9:00am Y1 Maths Talk for Parents

Tues 7th Nov - 9:30am - 10:30am Open Morning for prospective parents

Tues 7th Nov - 6:00pm Y2 Open Evening at Nether Green Junior School

Fri 10th Nov - Fourth Friday - parents invited into class until 9:00am

Tues 14th Nov - 3:30pm - 6:30pm Parents Evening (no extra-curricular clubs)

Thurs 16th Nov3:30pm - 6:30pm Parents Evening (no extra-curricular clubs)

Fri 17th Nov - BBC Children in Need (details tbc)

Fri 24th Nov - 8:30am PTA Christmas Jumper Sale

Mon 27th Nov - Flu vaccinations in school

Fri 1st Dec - 5:00pm PTA Movie Night

Thurs 7th Dec - Sleeping Beauty Pantomime in school

Fri 8th DecFourth Friday - parents invited into class until 9:00am

Wed 13th Dec - 9:15am Y1 Nativity

Thurs 14th Dec9:15am Y1 Nativity

Fri 15th Dec - Christmas Jumper Day

Fri 15th Dec - 2:00pm Rocksteady Concert

Tues 19th Dec - 6:30pm Choir Concert

Wed 20th Dec - PTA Santa's Grotto in school

Fri 22nd Dec - 1:45pm Christmas singing for parents outside 

Fri 22nd Dec - 4:00pm After School Club finishes

Fri 22nd DecLast day of school term

School Term Dates 2023-24

Stumperlowe Park Road
S10 3QP

0114 2304094