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 information about booking your child on a free local Holiday play scheme.

Please click here for our end of term Newsletter


School Meals

Week beginning July 23rd: We are on Week 2

Please note that there is a change to the menu on the last day of term, Tuesday 24th July: Fish Fingers and chips!

Please click here for the current School Meal Menu. 


MAST support appointments 12th September 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 12th September 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.


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

Well done to Emilia Ashton and Noah Moulster who were presented with their certificate at Sheffield Hallam University for 100 hours of activities.

Please click here for Children’s University Summer Holiday Activities 2018


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.


English and Maths Adult Education Courses

English and Maths courses for adults will be run from 18th September at Thorpe Green Meeting Rooms. These courses are for beginners up to Level 2.

The English course will run on Tuesdays from 10a.m. to 12 noon.

The Maths course will run on Tuesdays from 12:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.

If you would like more information, or to book on a course, please contact Lesley Roberts (Learning Champion) at Woodhouse Forum on telephone number: 0114 269 0222.


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.