Nether Green Infant School

Weekly News Page 

Thursday 19th October 2023

Headteacher's Welcome

It has been a such a fantastic term in school! The children have all settled brilliantly into their new classes and it has been amazing to see the progress they have made already - well done everyone!

Big thanks to all my amazing staff who have definitely earned themselves a week off next week! 

It was lovely this week to see the Musical Theatre and Street Dance After School Clubs perform to parents at the end of their sessions - the children showed such confidence and most importantly looked like they were having so much fun!! Well done! You can click below to see some more photos from the Street Dance performance.  



Thanks so much for all the brilliant bakes donated for today's cake sale. There were a lot of very happy faces in school!
Hopefully all those who signed up for the Pumpkin Trail maps have now received them. Pumpkins and clues will be out from 4pm-6pm on Sat 28th and Sun 29th - with a small treat for all those who complete them! Good luck and have fun!
Little reminder about the School Lottery: It takes two minutes to register to play, there's a winner from the school in every draw and the school receives a proportion of the takings so hopefully a win win. 
And finally (for now) the next PTA meeting is on Thursday 9th November at The Florentine. It was lovely to see some new faces there last time so please do pop along if you want to find out more, meet some other parents or just fancy getting out for a bit! Every little helps. We have lots of exciting pre-Christmas plans already which we'll share ASAP - as well as an update on the sensory garden! 
If there are any questions in the meantime, pop it on the class WhatsApp chats and we'll do our best to help. Otherwise, have a wonderful week.


Notes from the Teachers 

Year 2 Maths Talk

It was great to welcome so many Y2 parents into school this week to talk about how Maths is taught in Y2.  We hope you found it useful. For those who were unable to attend, a copy of the talk can be found on the curriculum page. 

We really value your feedback - if you would like to email any comments in about the talk we would love to hear from you.

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 -  Winter Menu
W/c 30th Oct is week 2.
School Photos are coming home today - orders must be done online by Monday 6th November for free delivery to school

Open Morning for Prospective Parents

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

Extra-Curricular Clubs for next half term 
There are a few places remaining in Choir, Art, Dodgeball and Archery.
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.

 How to Honour Black History Month in 2023
Well done to everyone who has already brought in some learning for Black History Month. There is still time to do some research during half term and bring in your learning after the holidays

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. 

Thurs 19th Oct - Last day of half term

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

Thurs 2nd Nov - POSTPONED - Y1 Maths Talk new date TBC

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

Thurs 9th Nov - PTA Meeting at The Florentine

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