Nursery Letter of the Week 11th February
We invite your child to bring items from home, that start with the letter ‘Ww’, to talk about in Nursery.
Our school works with the Sheffield Children’s University and children earn credits for all after-school activities they attend with us. In the holidays there are many activities across Sheffield that children can take part in. If you purchase a CU Passport from the library, credits can also be earned from taking part in these activities.
We will be holding our popular Easter Draw this half term. Your donations of any chocolate eggs and Easter gifts are important for the success of our draw. Donations can be brought to the school office, where children will be able to put a stamp on their class chart and will be given a mini-egg as a thank you. All the money we raise from events such as these pays for additional events and resources for the children. We continue to raise funds for Ipads for children to use in classrooms.
- Please purchase tickets for our Easter Draw . Return completed ticket and money to office.
- Please can children bring donations of Easter eggs or gifts to the office for our Easter Draw.
Clubs continue this half term. There are no clubs in the last week of term. An application form for summer term clubs is attached to the Spring 2 parent newsletter and will be sent home with your child. Children in Red Base may now apply for these clubs.
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.
- Y2 Mrs Marriott Yellow Base class assembly 14th March 9:15a.m.
- Red Base class assembly 21th March 9:15a.m.
- Y1 Mrs Taylor and Mrs Appleby Blue Base class assembly 28th March 9:15a.m.
As the month of May draws nearer, the children in Y2 are working towards the assessment papers that they will be completing for their end of Key Stage One SATs. We have arranged a Family Learning workshop for parents and families that we hope will help you in supporting your child take these tests.
What will be covered at the SATS workshop?
- Parents / Carers / Family members will be informed about why and what SATs are.
- Parents / Carers / Family members will be given info about the procedures of our school in relation to SATs and the dates and times.
- Parents / Carers / Family members will be given info on how to help a child feeling nervous about SATs using ‘Growth’ Mind Set.
- Parents / Carers / Family members will be given an opportunity to try a test paper. Parents / Carers / Family members will be given information about Family Learning courses.
Family of Schools (FoS) Cake Sale at Crystal Peaks 6th March
Schools from within our family will be raising funds by selling homemade cakes at Crystal Peaks on 6th March. We can be found near the top of the escalators. Our school’s time slot is between 12 and 1p.m. Some children from the School Council will be selling our cakes at the event.
We would welcome donations of cakes, biscuits etc. These can be brought to the office on 5th March.
Funds raised from this event support the range of events that the FoS host each year for the children.
Our next SEAL workshop, run by Mrs Marriott, is on 6th March in the school hall between 2p.m. and 3p.m. At the workshop you will work with your child on the theme of ‘Good to Be Me’. 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).
World Book Day will be celebrated on 7th March. The theme this year is ‘Share a Story’. Children may come to school dressed as their favourite book character. During the day we will be doing lots of fun activities in school and will be promoting the love of stories and reading.
World Book Day tokens will be sent home with your child. When you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it to your local bookseller (there are lots of them out there – and swap it for one of the TWELVE (exclusive, new and completely FREE – see https://www.worldbookday.com/books/ for a list of books) World Book Day books. Or, if you’d prefer, you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book instead. If you’d rather get an audiobook, that’s fine too! It’s your choice, just as long as the book or audiobook costs at least £2.99.
Please join us for our Easter Fun Family Workshop on Tuesday 12th March at 9:15a.m. in the School Hall.
This workshop is for families of all children in Nursery or school. At the workshop you will be able to take part in some fun activities with your child. You are welcome to bring younger brothers and sisters. Please take your children to their classrooms as usual and join us in the hall. We will collect your children and bring them to you when the workshop begins.
On 14th March our Family of Schools are hosting our annual Celebration Evening where we celebrate the achievements of children from across the local area. Each school nominates 6 children for an award. On 8th February we had a special item in our Friday assembly, for the children shortlisted from our school. Each teacher in KS1 nominated a child for each of the 6 categories. These children came up in assembly to receive their nomination certificate. One child was chosen from each category as our school winner. The school winners and their families have been invited to Westfield for the Celebration Evening on 14th March.
Red Nose Day 15th March
We are having a non-uniform day on 15th March to raise funds for Comic relief 2019. We ask for a donation of 50p towards the Comic relief charity. Red Noses will be on sale in school for £1.25 each before the event.
Pupils who are taking part in the music lessons on Wednesdays will be performing for children and families in the school hall on 20th March. The children have been working hard with their music and are excited to share their achievements. Please come along to the performance. We do have lessons available if more children would like to sign up. There is a cost for this, with payment made directly to Rock Steady. Please ask at the school office if you would like further information or have a loo online at https://www.rocksteadymusicschool.com/
At 9:15a.m. on the 26th March we will be celebrating Easter with our Easter Garden. At this assembly the children will sing the spring songs they have been learning and will share some of their work with you. During the celebration each child will bring a small plant or a few flowers to the front to help build our traditional ‘Easter Garden’.
Our Easter event this year is an Easter Bonnet Parade. Children may enter our Easter Bonnet Competition by bringing in £1 and a home-made Bonnet. All entrants will be given a cream egg and winners from each class will receive an Easter egg. The judges look for bonnets where the children have clearly played a big part in their creation. The bonnets will be judged in our Easter Draw assembly on 27th March. This assembly is for children only.
Parents of all children in school will receive an annual individual report for your child on 27th March. You will be able to discuss this and talk to the teacher about what your child needs to do next to achieve the best outcomes in the end of year assessments, at Parent’s Evening on 28th March.
Be Bright be seen
We are currently running our ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ shop in the hall on Friday mornings before the birthday and merit assembly. The School Council take turns to run the shop with the help from a member of staff.
Reflectors – £1.80 each
Zip clips – 80p each
Clip on stars/circles – £1.80 each
Stick on Smiles – 50p each
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.
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.
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.
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.