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Summer 2 School Newsletter

Summer 2 Nursery Newsletter

School Meals:

Week beginning 17th June  ~ we are on week 3

Please click here for the Summer Menu.

10 Day Active Travel challenge 10th to 21st June:

Our school is taking part in Sheffield City Council’s 10-day Active Travel Challenge from 10th June to 21st  June. The challenge is for pupils & their families to choose an active way of getting to school over the two weeks. During the challenge, each classroom will have a wall chart on which pupils who have travelled actively will record their journey on the chart. Special badges awarded for full participation.

Red Base trip to The Tropical Butterfly House 27th June

On Thursday 27th June we plan to take all the children in Red Base to The Tropical Butterfly House.  Please ensure that you have paid in full as soon as possible. This can be done online using your sQuid account. (Please ask at the office if you need another trip letter.) 

Children should wear school uniform for the trip.

Please click here for a Butterfly House trip letter.

Meeting for all Y2 parents/carers in Junior Hall: 27th June at 5:15p.m.

Parents of children who are moving on to Emmanuel Academy in September, are invited to a meeting in Emmanuel at 5:15p.m. on 27th June.

Sports Morning 28th June 9:30a.m. to 11a.m.

If the weather is fine, we will be holding our annual sports morning on 28th June. This will be run by Westfield Sports leaders. and will be held on the field next to Emmanuel school.

Children may come to school in sports clothes or change into their PE kit at school. They must bring a sun hat!  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.  Please can your child also bring a bottle of water with their name on. 

Blue Base class singing Assembly/performance July 4th at 2:40p.m.

The children in Blue Base have been working with a singing teacher from the Music Hub this term. For their summer term class assembly they will be performing some of the songs they have learnt, on Thursday 4th July at 2:40p.m. Families are invited to watch the performance.

SEAL Family Workshop Thursday 5th July 9:15a.m. ~ ‘Changes’ theme

Families are invited to the SEAL workshop on the theme of ‘Changes’ on 5th July at 9.15am – 10am in Waterthorpe Infant School hall. 

During this workshop you will be able to take part in an activity with your child. This workshop shares ideas on how to support your child in preparing for the changes of classes and schools at the end of term.

Please note that there will be no Merit and Birthday assembly on this day.

Anxiety Workshop for parents/Carers 8th July 9a.m.

On 8th July at 9a.m. Michelle Taylor and Jo Hodkin are running an anxiety workshop for parents, supported by Rob from Healthy Minds. This is to support parents in having ideas about how to deal with their children’s anxieties. For some children it may be about moving to a new class or school, and for others it may be about food, lunchtimes or PE. A letter about this workshop was sent home before the holidays.

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 Thursday 4th July 2:40p.m. (This is a singing performance)
  • Red Base Thursday 11th July 9:15a.m.
  • Green and Yellow Base Thursday 18th July 9:15a.m. (Leaver’s Assembly)

Family Picnic and Rainbow Raffle 4p.m. Tuesday 9th July 

Our next Family picnic is on Tuesday 9th 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.

Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre have again sponsored our event. At the event we plan to have face painting, inflatables, a cake stall and sports activities, including a penalty shoot-out. We would welcome volunteers to help with the face painting.

Please click here for Rainbow Raffle Tickets and information.

Rock Steady Music Performance 10th July 9:15a.m.

Children who have been taking part in Rock Steady Music sessions, will be performing for school and families in the hall on Wednesday 10th July at 9:10a.m.

Learn to ride your bike Thursday 10th July 2019

Our Modeshift Stars Officer, Paula, is running follow-up workshops on 10th July for children to learn to ride their bikes without stabilisers. Please call at the office for an application form.

Parent’s Evening Wednesday 11th July

 Our final parent’s evening of the year will be on Thursday 11th July from 3:15p.m. A sign-up list will be in each class from Monday 11th June. At the meeting, parents/carers 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.

Nursery Consultation Day Friday 12th July ~ Nursery closed to children

On Friday 12th July parents/carers of children in Nursery will have the opportunity to have an individual consultation with your child’s key worker. This is an opportunity to share your child’s progress and discuss their next steps and how you can help them at home.

Please make an appointment in Nursery to talk with your child’s Key Worker on Friday 12th July.

Please note that Nursery will be closed to children on 12th July.

Transition Day 16th July

On 16th July all children will spend the day in their new classes. Children, currently in Y2, should be taken to their new classroom in Emmanuel at the start of the day. Children in school should be taken to their new classroom door in Waterthorpe at the start of the day. All children should be collected from their new classrooms at the end of the school day. Please note: Emmanuel Academy finishes at 3:05p.m. Waterthorpe NI finishes at 3:10p.m.

Y2 Leaver’s Assembly & Y2 Awards ~ Thursday 18th  July 9:15a.m. 

On Thursday 18th 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 19th). 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 for children to receive. We hope that every child will have someone, from their family, at the assembly to share in their celebrations.

Attendance and Awards Assembly for Red and Blue Base  Friday 19th 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 19th July at 9:15a.m. At this assembly, we will be presenting awards for 100% attendance and for children who have done excellent work in our School Council. We will also be presenting awards 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 19th 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 Tuesday 23rd July 1p.m.     

On Tuesday 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/carers 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 toy guns, swords or other weapon-like toys. Please also send a bag to take their things home

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

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 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.


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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