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Autumn 1 School Newsletter

Autumn 1 Nursery Newsletter

On-line Payments

From September 2018 we will only accept payments through sQuid so it is important for families to register. Information and registration codes have been sent home to all families. Copies of these are available from the school office.


School Meals:

Week beginning 22nd October: We are on Week 3.

Please click here for the current School Meal Menu. 


Rother Valley School Council Family of Schools event

Please click here to view slide show


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.

Please join us for our Year Group Assemblies/Performances on the following dates:

  • Blue Base (Miss Brooks) Thursday 25th October 9:15a.m.
  • Blue Base (Mrs Taylor/Mrs Appleby) Thursday 22nd November
  • Yellow Base Thursday 29th November 9:15a.m.
  • Red Base Thursday 13th December 10a.m.

Nursery Letter of the Week 22nd October

The Nursery letter of the week is the letter ‘Kk’.

We invite your child to bring items from home, that start with the letter ‘Kk’, to talk about in Nursery.


10 Day Active Travel 

For two weeks from the 15th October we will be taking part in the Active Travel event. The challenge is for pupils and their families to choose an active way of getting to school over the 10 day period. There are prizes for everybody who completes the challenge, as well as class and whole school prizes!

Charts will be in classrooms for children to record their journeys. Certificates and prizes will be earned for full participation.


School Council Conference Friday 19th October

On Friday 19th October, our School Council children will visit Rother Valley for a day of activities. They will be working with children from 9 other local schools on a range of team building tasks. The activities in the morning are supported by Westfield School Student Sports Leaders.


Harvest Festival 23rd October 9:15a.m.

Our Harvest Festival is a time when the children take part in a traditional celebration. We ask everyone to bring in an item of food that is then donated to the S20 Foodbank, giving help to local people. Our harvest theme this year is ‘Apples’. Food gifts may be on this theme or can be any other dried or tinned food item. Bottles of baby food are welcome as many of the Food bank customers have very young children.

Parents and families are welcome to join us for the assembly.


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.

Please join us for our Year Group Assemblies/Performances on the following dates:

  • Blue Base (Miss Brooks) Thursday 25th October 9:15a.m.
  • Blue Base (Mrs Taylor/Mrs Appleby) Thursday 22nd November
  • Yellow Base Thursday 29th November 9:15a.m.
  • Red Base Thursday 13th December 10a.m.

Halloween Disco 25th October 3:15p.m. to 4:30p.m.

On Thursday 25th October we are holding a Halloween Disco for the children. The price of this is £3.50 per child, payable online through your sQuid account. The ticket price includes drinks and crisps. Once you have paid, your child will be added to the classteacher’s disco list. (Please note we will not be giving out tickets.)

All the children going to the disco will stay in their classes at the end of the day and be taken into the hall by their teacher. The teachers will take the children back to their base, at the end of the disco, for parents/carers to collect. On the day of the disco children may come to school in their party clothes. (This will be easier for them rather than getting changed at the end of the day.)

Please click here for Halloween Disco letter.


Nursery Letter of the Week 5th November

The Nursery letter of the week is the letter ‘Ee’.

We invite your child to bring items from home, that start with the letter ‘Ee’, to talk about in Nursery.


Weston Park Trip Key Stage 1   Y1: Tuesday 6th November   

Blue Base children are going to Weston Park Museum on 6th November.   

We will be travelling by tram to the museum. Children will need a packed lunch (unless you have ordered a school one) and should wear school uniform. We will start and finish school at normal times.

Please ensure that you have returned the consent slip to the school office and have paid on sQuid.


 Weston Park Trip Key Stage 1   Y2: Wednesday 7th November      

Green and Yellow Base children are going to Weston Park Museum on 7th November.

We will be travelling by tram to the museum. Children will need a packed lunch (unless you have ordered a school one) and should wear school uniform. We will start and finish school at normal times.

Please ensure that you have returned the consent slip to the school office and have paid on sQuid.


SEAL Family workshop 13th November ~ 9:15a.m. to 10:15a.m.
Getting on and Falling Out theme

Our next SEAL workshop is on Tuesday 21st November, in the school hall between 9:15a.m. and 10a.m. At the workshop you will work with your child on the theme of ‘Getting on and Falling Out’. This links with our anti-bullying work. Brothers and sisters from Emmanuel can be brought through to join us for this workshop. This workshop is open to families and children in Foundation 2, Year 1 and Year 2 (Red, Blue, Yellow and Green Base).

Please join us on 13th November for the SEAL Family workshop and return the SEAL workshop reply slip. 


Pantomime Dick Whittington Wednesday 5th December This is a trip for school only (not nursery). Payment to be made in full please by 25th October.

On Wednesday 5th December we will be visiting Rotherham Civic Theatre to watch the pantomime: Dick Whittington. All the children and staff in school will be going on this trip.

The cost of this trip is £14 per child. Payments must be made online using your sQuid account. Payment may be made in full or in instalments. Please pay the full amount by 25th October.

Please click here for Pantomime letter.


October Half Term Holiday

We break up for half term on Thursday 23rd October. School is closed for a teacher training day on Friday 24th October. We return to school on Monday 5th November.


Children’s University October half Term Activities

Please click here for the Autumn Children’s University Newsletter with information and activities for the half term holiday.


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.


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.


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