News Update

News Update: 
Please click here for information/standing Newsletter items (This is a word document and you can find information you require by clicking on the contents titles.)

Please click here for our Summer 2 Nursery Newsletter.

Please click here for our Summer 2 School Newsletter.

Please click here for Kid’s Club Summer term activities.


On-line Payments

We are now able to accept online payments through sQuid. We are starting with milk payments for next term and will add other payments over the rest of this half term. Information and registration codes will be sent home to all families. Please call at the office if you have not received yours by 5th December.

Please visit our sQuid Online Payment page for more information by clicking here.

For more information on downloading the sQuid App please click here.


School Meals

Week beginning June 18th: We are on Week 3

Please click here for the current School Meal Menu. 


Sparkle Sheffield Award

We are proud to announce that our school is the winner of the ‘Sparkle Sheffield’ South Yorkshire ‘Most Inspirational Primary School for Special Educational Needs Support’ Award.

Please click here for a link to The Sheffield Star article about the event and our award.


Castles Family Workshop Tuesday 26th June 9:15a.m. 

Please join us for our Design and Build Family Workshop on Tuesday 26th June at 9:15a.m. in the school hall. This workshop is for families of children in school (Red, Blue, Yellow and Green bases). Your children will be brought to join the workshop with you. Younger, pre-school, sisters and brothers are welcome to come along and join in too.

At the workshop you will be able to take part in some fun activities, designing and building a model with your child.

You will be given a booklet that tells you about Design & Technology at Waterthorpe.

The workshop will last for approximately 1 hour.

Please click here for the Castles Workshop letter.


Imagination Gaming Family of Schools Event Friday 22nd June

The children had a wonderful day learning new games and playing against other schools. Waterthorpe were the overall winners of the tournament and Harry won the award for the winning player from everyone taking part.


Key Stage 1 trip to Manor Castle 28th and 29th June

On Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June we plan to take all the children in Blue, Yellow and Green Bases to Manor Castle.  The cost of the trip will be £8.50 per child. This payment will contribute to cost of the coach and activity fee. It is very important that we collect payments from parents if we want the trip to proceed.  If you wish to pay in instalments, this can be done online using your sQuid account. (Please ask at the office for more information if you do not yet have an account.)  Please return the letter and make a payment, by 4th May 2018. All payments must be made in full by 4th June please.

Please click here for Y1 (Blue Base) letter.

Please click here for Y2 (Yellow and Green Base) letter.


Class Assemblies for parents and families

Each class holds a termly assembly for parents and families. These are in the school hall. They usually last about 20 minutes. At these assemblies, the children share some of the things that they have been learning in school.

Families are invited to Assemblies on the following dates:

  • Red Base Thursday 28th June 9:15a.m.
  • Blue Base Thursday 5th July 2:40p.m. (This is a singing performance)
  • Green and Yellow Base Thursday 19th July 9:15a.m. (Leaver’s Assembly)

We hope that you will be able to join us.


Sports Morning 3rd July

If the weather is fine we will be holding our annual sports morning on 3rd July. This will be run by Westfield Sports leaders. and will be held on the field next to Emmanuel school.

Children should ensure that they have a change of clothing to include shorts or jogging bottoms.  They must also bring a sun hat! Children should have/wear a T-shirt, a sweatshirt or top in case it is cool, shorts or jogging bottoms and trainers or pumps. If children choose to come to school in sportswear they should bring their uniform to change back into after the event.

Please apply sun cream to faces, necks, arms and legs before your child comes to school. Drinks and ice pops will be provided for school children but please remember to bring drinks for yourself and any other younger children who come along to watch. Please can your child also bring a bottle of water with their name on so that they can have a drink at any time if they get thirsty, especially if it is hot.

Parents/carers may sit on the grass and watch the activities; we would suggest that you bring something waterproof to sit on. Please can parents/carers watch the event from the edges and not mingle in with the children as, when this happens, it makes it very hard to ensure all our children are safe and in sight of a member of staff.


MAST support appointments 4th July 9a.m.

The Multi-Agency Support Team are available to help families with a wide range of issues from problems with children’s behaviour and bedtimes to housing and finance. The MAST worker will be able to advise you and put you in touch with the best agency to give support. All of us need some extra support or advice at times, being a parent doesn’t come with a guide book!

 MAST have now asked that parents book an appointment for the sessions. The sessions are held on alternate Wednesdays. The next meeting is on 4th July 9a.m. to 10a.m. If you would like to see a worker then please ask your child’s teacher or Key Worker, or let the school office know, and we will arrange this for you. 


Parent’s Evening Wednesday 4th July

 Our final parent’s evening of the year will be on Wednesday 4th July from 3:15p.m. A sign-up list will be in each class. Parents will be given a sheet with information about their child’s End of Early Years Foundation Stage profile outcomes (Red Base), Phonics test outcomes (Blue Base) and end of KS1 outcomes/SATS (Yellow and Green Base). This meeting will be an opportunity for you to discuss these results.


Learn to Ride your Bike Day Follow-up Session 9th July

On 9th July Paula Edwards, our Modeshift Officer, will be running follow-up ‘Learn to ride’ sessions with some of the  children who started learning to ride in June. These children have received invites to the session. Stabilisers need to be taken off the child’s bike before being brought to school.  Bikes need to be locked in one of the cycle pods (please ensure your child or the office has the key/combination). All children must have a bike helmets. 


Family Picnic and Rainbow Raffle 4p.m. Tuesday 10th July 

Our next Family picnic is on Tuesday 10th  July. The picnic will be held on the field adjacent to Emmanuel School. The event will run from 4:00p.m. to 6p.m. but families are welcome to bring their picnics and go straight onto the field after school if they wish. Sporting activities will be run by Westfield Sports leaders. We will also have a cake stall and bouncy castle (£1 a go).

We are collecting for our ‘Rainbow Raffle’ and prize tickets will be drawn at the picnic. Each class will be given a colour, and the children are asked to donate new items of that colour to put in their class raffle box. A letter, with tickets will been sent home. Further tickets will be on sale from the office, and will also be on sale at the picnic.


Sheffield Children’s University (SCU) Awards Wednesday 11th July

The next SCU Award Ceremony, for children who have completed 100+ hours of extra-curricula activities, will be held on Wednesday 11th July. Children who have achieved this will receive a special invite from the Children’s University.


Nursery Parent Individual Consultations Friday 13th July

 Our Nursery consultation day will be on Friday 13th July. The first appointment is at 8a.m. and the last at 3p.m. A sign-up list will be in Nursery from next week. This is an opportunity for you to discuss how your child is doing in Nursery and how you can support them with their ‘next steps’.

Nursery will be closed to children on this day.


No after-school Clubs in Week beginning 16th July

After school clubs finish for the summer on 13th July. Letters will be sent out, before the summer holidays, for children to apply for clubs in the autumn term.


Transition Day Tuesday 17th July

On Tuesday 17th July children will spend the day in their new (September 2018) classes as part of transition. Children moving to Emmanuel Academy will spend the full day in Emmanuel. Children should be brought to their new classroom door in the morning and collected from there at the end of the day.


Y2 Leaver’s Assembly & Y2 Awards ~ Thursday 19th  July 9:15a.m. 

On Thursday 19th July at 9:15a.m. our Y2 children will be presenting their Leaver’s Assembly for parents and families. At this assembly, we will also be presenting any awards for Y2 children (To save families having to come in again for the assembly on 20th). All children who have been in the School Council and those who have been Y2 Monitors, or regular Playtime buddies, will receive an award. We also have some other awards and we will notify parents by text if your child is going to receive one of these. We hope that every child will have someone, from their family, at the assembly to share in their celebrations.

  • Parents/families of children in Yellow and Green Base: Please join us for the Y2 Leaver’s and Awards Assembly on 9th July at 9:15a.m.
Attendance and Awards Assembly for Red and Blue Base  Friday 20th July 9:15a.m. 

We would like to invite all families of children in Red and Blue Base to our Attendance and Awards Assembly on Friday 20th July at 9:15a.m. At this assembly, we will be presenting awards for children who have done excellent work in our School Council. We will also be presenting awards for good attendance and for other areas where we feel children have excelled. (We will text you and let you know if your child will be receiving an award before the assembly.)

Parents of children in Red and Blue Base, and parents of children in Y2 who have summer holiday birthdays, please join us for assembly on 20th July. (Please note: Children who are in Red or Blue Base, and have a birthday in the summer holidays, will share their celebration at the first Merit and Birthday assembly in September.)


Y2 Fancy Dress party Monday 23rd July 1p.m.     

On Monday 23rd July our Y2 children are having a fancy dress party to celebrate their time at Waterthorpe. The party will start at 1p.m. but children may wear their party clothes to school in the morning. We ask parents to provide some party food (enough cakes, crisps or other savouries for 4 children). Helpers are welcome from 1:15p.m.


Last Day of School 24th July           

Children may bring a toy or game to school for the last day. Please ensure that it is not valuable and that it is clearly marked with their name. We are not able to take responsibility for any toys that get lost or damaged, as can happen, so please encourage your child to carefully consider what they bring in. Please do not let children bring in guns, swords or other weapon-like toys. Please also send a bag to take their things home in.


Big Local Subsidised Family outings

The Big Local are a lottery funded organisation set up to support the local community. They have organised some great days out for families to go on. Please click here for further information. To book please telephone 0114 2485093 or email paula.beckett@biglocalwestfield.org.uk


Scooter Skills Fridays

On Friday lunchtimes and at afternoon ‘Reward-time play’ we will be holding scooter skills sessions for children who bring their scooters to school. Please note that there will only be football in the mornings on Fridays due to these sessions.


Milk Payments up to Summer 2018

 The cost of milk for the summer term, April to July, is £11.88. In order to ensure your child receives milk, please make payment via our online payment system called sQuid. Activation letters have been issued to all children. If you have not received a copy, please contact the school office who will be happy to reissue the letter. We will be using this system to reduce cash payments in school over the coming months so please register A.S.A.P.

Alternatively, please send money to the office, in a clearly marked envelope. Cheques should be made payable to Sheffield City Council (SCC).
Free milk will continue to be provided to all children under the age of five or to those children who are in receipt of income based free School Meals/FSM.


Family of Schools Singing Festival Y2 Performance at Westfield School 

Our Y2 children have been working hard to learn new songs with the support of our Singing teacher, Laura. On 21st  March they joined other local schools to perform ‘Wind in the Willows’.
Click on this link for our Singing Festival slideshow.


Children’s University Awards March 2018

Well done to Nathan and Gracie for 100 hours of activities for Children’s University. We were very proud of them at Sheffield Hallam University.

Certificates for Bronze and Silver Awards will be given out in Merit Assembly when they are received in school after Easter.


Sport Relief Day 

On Sports Relief Day our Y2 children (Yellow and Green Bases) were supported by Westfield School Sports Leaders in running a ‘Sport Relief Mile’. All children in Yellow and Green Bases ran together to run in recognition of Sport Relief. 

We were delighted when our school won the Family of Schools Sport Relief Trophy for their fantastic efforts!


Easter Egg Decorating Competition 

We had lots of amazingly creative entries into our Easter Egg decorating competition. 

Click on this link to see our wonderful designs!


Travel Plan Survey and update

As you will be aware, we have spent a lot of time and effort consulting with pupils, parents, staff and the community about how we can improve the problems of traffic outside school. Being sited on a cul-de-sac with very little parking, and another school next door, means that it is very difficult for families to use cars for bringing and collecting children. We are trying our best to make it safer outside school and we can see that the beginning and end of the day are difficult times for pedestrians and drivers alike. Thank you to everyone who signed up to the parking pledge scheme. Badges, designed by the children have been sent out to these parents to display in their cars or windows. Summer Johnson-Tyler was the winning designer for our school pledge.

 Our zig zag design competition brought in some great entries. Hannah Knowles, Henry Sancho and Finley Stocks produced the winning designs and these have been transferred onto a new banner for our fence.


Alerts

Please sign up for email alerts about weather, school closures etc. from Sheffield City council.  Visit the page www.sheffield.gov.uk/alerts to register.

Once  registered, you can go to Education – School Closures – Then look under primary/secondary/special educational needs to find your school.


On-line Payments

We are now able to accept online payments through sQuid. We are starting with milk payments for next term and will add other payments over the rest of this half term. Information and registration codes will be sent home to all families. Please call at the office if you have not received yours by 5th December.

Please visit our sQuid Online Payment page for more information by clicking here.

For more information on downloading the sQuid App please click here.


 Speech and Language Drop-in 

If you have speech and Language concerns about your child, aged 5 or under, please call at one of the drop-ins at Crystal Peaks or Darnall.

Click here for more information.


COMPUTER, ENGLISH AND MATHS CLASSES FOR ADULT LEARNERS

This year we have a computer class for adults on Wednesday afternoons between 1p.m.computer and 3p.m. starting. The class caters for all levels and the trainer Denise will help to identify a programme of study for each individual. The cost of the computer course is £10 for 10 weeks if there is evidence of a means tested benefit, £60 if not.

Maths and English classes are free but take place at Frecheville, in venues on the 120 bus or tram route.


 Food Drive Friday 14th September

The S20 Information Station (in the old Westfield TARA building) offers a relaxed environment and it is open on Mondays 1pm to 3pm. They also have a housing officer and Citizen’s Advice Worker on hand to offer support.

Our next Food Drive collection date is Friday 14th September. All the local schools have been regularly collecting food for the S20 Food Bank. Without your help, the support given to many families would not be possible. We are able to refer families for a food parcel; please see Mrs Stokes or ask at the school office. Alternatively, families can self-refer by calling in at the S20 Information Station.

Please send any items from the Food Bank ‘shopping list’ into school with your child on Friday 14th September.

 Please click here for shopping list.