Red Base children may apply for clubs to start in January.
Please collect a form from the office to apply for clubs starting in the Spring term 2020.
This information applies to children wanting to start at Waterthorpe (current Nursery children) or Emmanuel (current Y2 children) in September 2020: The deadline for admissions to the Infant or Junior School of your choice is 15th January. We have sent out applications and reminders to those families who have not yet applied but there are still a number who have not put in an application. Online applications are now closed, paper applications only accepted.
Application forms can be downloaded from https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/schools-childcare/apply-school-place
We have taken photos of our children in their nativity/Christmas performance costumes. If you would like to purchase them please complete an order at the school office. Please note, we will print the photos on paper (A4 page size) in school. If you would like the photo to be smaller or larger please let us know. Photos will be charged at 50p each.
The cost of milk for the spring term, up to Easter, is £9.90. In order to ensure your child receives milk, please make payment via sQuid, our online payment system.
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. If you are not sure whether your child gets income based free school meals, please ask at the office.
New Clubs start in the second week of term (Karate starts in first week of term). Clubs will run until the week before Easter 2019. (Please see club letter for dates.) Children should be collected from the hall doors at 4:10p.m. after drama, sports and karate. Most clubs are £1.25 per week and the fees should be paid at the office, termly in advance. (You will also shortly be able to pay these online through sQuid.) Karate is £15 for the half term and this fee should be paid to the coach when you collect your child. Children should bring a PE kit for any sports type clubs.
Our clubs this term are:
Tuesday Team Games
Thursday Musical theatre Club
Friday Karate Club
Our next SEAL workshop, run by Mrs Marriott, is on 14th February in the school hall between 2:15a.m. and 3p.m. At the workshop you will work with your child on the theme of ‘Going for Goals’. This workshop is open to families and children in Foundation 2, Year 1 and Year 2 (Red, Blue, Yellow and Green Base).
Nursery Letter of the Week 20th January
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.
Nursery Letter of the Week 27th January
The Nursery letter of the week is the letter ‘Ll’.
We invite your child to bring items from home, that start with the letter ‘Ll’, to talk about in Nursery.
‘Maths on the Farm’ Family Workshop 29th January 2p.m.
This workshop is for families of children in Foundation 2 and Key Stage 1 (Red, Blue, Yellow and Green bases). Please collect your children from their classroom at the end of the day and bring them round to the school hall.
At the workshop you will find out how we are teaching maths through our topic and you will be able to take part in some fun activities with your child. You are welcome to bring younger brothers and sisters.
On Thursday 13th February we are holding a Valentine Disco for the children. The price of this is £3.50 per child, payable online. The ticket price includes drinks and crisps.
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.)
The last day of half term is Thursday 13th February. School is closed on Friday 14th February for staff training. we return to school on Monday 24th February.
On Monday 9th March 2020, we plan to take all the children to White Post Farm.
The cost of the trip will be £16.00 per child, this includes the cost of the coach and entry fee. Please pay online using your sQuid Account. Payments can be made in instalments or as a lump sum.
We will need adult volunteers to help supervise the children on the trip and each class has a limited number of spaces for adult helpers. We would like to request a contribution of £10.00, per adult volunteer, towards the cost of the coach. This helps with keeping the cost of the trip down and allows us to take more adults. If you are available to help on this date please see your child’s class teacher.
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.
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
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.