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Autumn 1 2019 School Newsletter

Autumn 1 2019 Nursery Newsletter


School Meals:

Week beginning 21st October ~ We are on week 3

Please click here for the Summer Menu.


Children’s University half term Activities
Please click here for activity Newsletter.


On the first Saturday of every month there is a free Board Games Club for children 1pm to 2pm at Crystal Peaks Library. Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult.board games poster – sessions 


Aldi Kits for Schools

This term we’re collecting Team GB stickers with Aldi’s Kit for Schools for the chance to be one of 20 primary schools to win £20,000 to build a health legacy at our school! From 6 September–3 November, when you spend £30 or more in any Aldi store, you’ll receive a special Team GB sticker – if our school works together to collect 300 stickers, we will automatically receive an exclusive school sports kit, in addition to entry into the £20,000 prize draw!

Please send any stickers you receive into school with your children, or bring them in yourselves and we will add them to our Aldi’s Kit for Schools sticker poster.


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:

  • Please join us for our Year Group Assemblies/Performances on the following dates:
    • Blue Base (Mrs Taylor/Mrs Appleby) Thursday 24th  October 9:15a.m.
    • Yellow Base (Mrs Marriott) Thursday 28th November 9:15a.m.
    • Red Base (Miss Baggaley and Miss Brooks) Thursday 12th December 10a.m.

After-school Clubs

After school clubs start of 9th September. Many children have signed up for clubs but we still have some places available (letter is attached). Clubs in the Autumn are for children in Year 1 and Year 2 only.

We ask for £1.25 per week for each of the clubs (excluding karate). We ask that all clubs are paid for by the beginning of the Autumn term. Due to the costs of administration, we will no longer be able to give refunds when children do not attend clubs or change their minds about going to a club. For this reason, it is really important that you are sure your child does want to attend a club before you request a place.

If your child is in Year 1 or Year 2 and does not yet have a place in an After-school club, please return the form attached as soon as possible.


Travel Plan Work: 10-Day Active Challenge starting on 14th October

This half term we are taking part in the 10-day Active Challenge. We hope that as many children as possible can join us in walking, scooting and cycling to school during the event. Children record their journeys daily in the classroom and work towards a certificate and prize at the end of the event.

Monday 14th October Activities:

Walk to School I-Spy: Children will bring home an I-Spy Activity sheet for you to do on your journey to school. Hand it into Paula at the Hall doors and enter our prize competition.

Click here for the I-Spy Sheet.

Free Family Breakfast for all families who have cycled, scooted or walked to school from 8:15am in the school hall.

Learn to Ride your Bike sessions, for children who would like to ride their bikes without stabilisers, have been postponed. We will contact all children who have applied, when we have a new date.


Harvest Festival 22nd 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.

Parents and families are welcome to join us for the assembly. We ask that visitors are respectful of the need to be quiet in assemblies to set a good example to the children and ensure that they can be heard when they come to the front to present their work. Thank you.

Please send a donation for our Harvest Festival on 22nd October.


Halloween Disco 24th October 3:15p.m. to 4:30p.m.

On Thursday 24th 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.)


Pantomime: Cinderella Wednesday 11th December

We are letting you know early about our Christmas pantomime trip this year, as we have decided to go to the Lyceum Theatre to see Cinderella. The cost of tickets at the Lyceum is higher than Rotherham Theatre, but feedback tells us that the quality of the performance is much better.  Hopefully by telling you now, you will be able to pay a small amount on sQuid towards the trip each week. The cost of the trip will be £17. Please pay the full amount by 27th September as we have had to pay for the tickets in advance. This is a trip for school only (not nursery). Children who are moving into school in September will be going on the pantomime trip.

Please click here for Pantomime letter.


School Uniform

It has been agreed that Pinders can now sell our school uniform. If you wish to buy uniform through this company, they are sited in Crystal Peaks Market where they will take your orders.

Uniform, embroidered with the school logo, can also be purchased through Tesco’s online uniform service at My clothing.com


Henry ‘Healthy Start’ Programme

Henry is a programme for families, aimed at offering support with many areas that affect children under 5 and their parents e.g. mealtimes, behaviour and early learning. The programme is for an hour each week for 8 weeks and it comes highly recommended. This is free to families and can be accessed by completing the form attached, emailing healthystart@henry.org.uk or by texting 07720090949.

Please take a look at the attached flyer and application form.

Click here for the information flyer.

Click here for the application form.


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