Nether Green Infant School

Weekly News Page 

Friday 24th November 2023

Headteacher's Welcome

It has been lovely to spend some time in Year 1 and 2 classrooms recently and talk to the children about their learning in History. They have been so enthused and full of knowledge about their current learning about the Great Fire of London. The knowledge they have absorbed on the topic is very impressive! I have read some fabulous Samuel Pepys diary entries this week, seen some super dancing in PE, heard children mastering playing 'London Bridge is falling down' on the chime bars in music as well as seeing some fantastic creative artwork. Take a look below...




Thank you so much for supporting this fantastic charity who really do change the lives of so many children. There is still time to donate if you haven't done so already by clicking the link below...

Pennies' retailers raise thousands for BBC Children in Need, all year round  | Pennies


Thanks for all your support at this morning's Christmas jumper and uniform sale. Here's the donation link for anyone that didn't have cash: PTA Donations Page. Do always feel free to drop us a note if you need any uniform urgently.
Reminder too that it's our PTA Winter Movie Night next Fri 1st Dec! We'll be showing 'Arthur Christmas' on a big screen in the school hall from 5pm. There's still time to sign up via ParentPay - the deadline is Tuesday. Drop off and pick up details will be shared next week.
We also wanted to flag two other easy ways you can support the school: 
- Your School Lottery: For every ticket bought, 74% goes towards the school and prizes. There's a winner from NGIS every draw plus a chance to win the big £25K jackpot: Your school Lottery 
-Easyfundraising: 7000+ brands including M&S, Boots, Etsy & John Lewis donate every time you use Easyfundraising to shop with them so as you're doing your Christmas shopping please consider registering as it could help raise money at no cost to you! Easy Fundraising
All money raised helps buy much needed resources for the school (books, craft items, tech etc) plus means we can create amazing spaces for our kids to enjoy and learn in. Look out for posters showing our plans for the new well-being garden - COMING SOON!
Messages from the Office

 School Dinners -  Winter Menu

W/c 27th Nov is week 3.
Sun 26th Nov - Flu Vaccination consent (email with link sent on 12th September)
Tues 28th Nov - PTA Movie Night via ParentPay
Fri 1st Dec - Sleeping Beauty Pantomime via ParentPay
Fri 8th Dec - Y1 Christmas Performance via ParentPay
Fri 8th Dec - Y1 USB stick with recording of Christmas Performance via ParentPay
Thurs 14th Dec - Choir Concert (for Choir members) via ParentPay
Thurs 14th Dec - PTA Santa's Grotto via ParentPay
Thurs 14th Dec - School Milk for Spring Term - via ParentPay

Notes from the Teachers 

Learning this half term...

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Topic Vocabulary 

Foundation Stage

The topic for this half term in Reception will be Celebrations:

Reception Overview - Celebrations

The Weekly Newsletter is available on the school website by following this link: Reception Weekly Newsletter

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

The Big Ambition - Survey 
We have been contacted by the Children's Commissioner for England Dame Rachel De Souza and asked to share this survey with parents.
Message from the commisioner...

'I want to ensure that the voices of all children in the Yorkshire and the Humber area are fairly represented in the findings so that I can share their views with the most senior members of the country.

I must reiterate that it is vital that all children have their voice heard through this survey because, as Children’s Commissioner for England, I have a statutory duty to protect and promote the views and interests of children. The Big Ambition provides a much-needed opportunity for the children of England to tell political decision makers what is important to them ahead of the General Election. I will be sharing their responses with Government to ensure that children’s voices are heard.'

Complete the Survey


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. Initially this will just be Y1 and Y2 classes whilst the new Reception children settle. 

Mon 27th Nov - 9:00am Flu vaccinations in school

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

Thurs 7th Dec - 1:30pm 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