The children have all enjoyed their first half term in school and have settled well into their new classes

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The children have all enjoyed their first half term in school and have settled well into their new classes.
We have a three day week next week, we break up on Wednesday 21st October and we come back on Monday 2nd November.

We wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable half term break.

Key Dates

Wednesday 21st October

Last day of term

Monday 2nd November

School re-opens

Week Commencing

2nd Nov

Parent Evenings

Friday 6th Nov

Parent Assembly

Thursday 12th Nov

Bags 2School collection day

Friday 13th Nov

Children in Need

Tuesday 17th Nov

Year 1 Maths Open Classroom

Thursday 19th Nov

Year 2 Maths Open Classroom

Tuesday 24th Nov

Year 2 English Open Classroom

Wednesday 25th Nov – Wednesday 2nd Dec

Scholastic Book Fair

Friday 27th Nov

Year 1 English Open Classroom

This week the whole school attendance is 98.1%

Our school attendance target is 95%,

so as you can see we are above

our target this week!

A special well done mention

to Mrs Bradfield/Mrs Westhead’s

who this week have 99.3% attendance.
Absence Reminder

Please remember to fill in an absence form if you have a planned absence from school and please ring the school absence line 01603 867976 if your child is off sick and will not be attending school. Thank you.

16th October 2015

Nightingale First School

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Healthy Selfie!

Over the half term holiday, we would like all children to take a selfie photograph of themselves doing something healthy, i.e. eating healthy, playing sport or anything else you can think of.

When your child has taken their selfie it will need to be uploaded to your child’s class page on the VLE.

We hope to enter these photographs into a local Sports Partnership competition, therefore please let us know if you are not happy for your child’s selfie to be included in the competition.

Community Open Day
This week on Tuesday 13th October we held our community open day for new prospective parents.
Year 2 children took the role of tour guides and everyone was impressed by their confidence as they showed visitors around.
100% of the evaluations stated that the day had been beneficial to them.
What parents visiting thought had been the most useful aspect of the session?

  • Hearing about the school from a child’s perspective. Meeting the headteacher and being able to ask questions.

  • Getting to see all of the school and seeing exactly what the reception classes are doing. They look very happy!

  • Talking to staff, open day photos and side show.


Poppy Appeal

Poppies are being delivered to school next week. Please look out for the box which will be in school until Remembrance Sunday for you or your child to make a donation.

On Tuesday 20th October, Year 1 will be holding their ‘Superhero Convention’.

Year 1 children are invited to dress as a superhero for the day and use their super-senses to solve problems. If you do not have a costume you do not need to buy one, as we will have made capes and accessories for the day.


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Please be advised that the artwork, order forms and payment need to be returned to the class teacher by Thursday 5th November - not Monday 19th November as previously advised.

The Friends of Nightingale First School.

Van Cols Photo Proofs
The last day for collection is Monday 19th October.
No late orders will be accepted as the company only collects once.

Parent Evenings
Class lists of dates/times available for the Parent evenings were posted up on Wednesday 14th October. This is an important meeting to find out how your child has settled into their new class.

Reception - Mrs Warner’s Class Front door in reception garden

Reception - Mrs Hart’s Class Front door in reception garden

Year 1 - Mrs Bradfield/Mrs Westhead Class External cloakroom door

Year 1 - Mr Hollis/Mrs Shepherd’s Class External cloakroom door

Year 2 - Mr Whitehead/Mrs Shepherd’s Class Notice Board outside School Office

Year 2 - Mrs Martin/Mrs Williams’ Class Notice Board outside School Office

Parent Assembly

Friday 6th November

Come along and join us for our first Parent Assembly of the year.

Please note times: Reception - 11.00 am

Years 1 and 2 - 9.15 am

We will have a presentation from the Road Safety team and we will also be having a visit from our local PCSO Chris Rolph.
The friends will be serving tea/coffee in the hall between 10.00 – 11.00am all parents are welcome to attend. The Friends will also be selling second hand school uniform in the hall.
We would be very grateful to any parents that are able to ‘make, bake and donate a cake’ for this occasion.
Also on Friday 6th November, 2.30 – 3.30pm – Friends Cake Stall and second hand uniform sale in the school hall.

We are pleased to announce that the ‘Friends’ have organised a textile collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds for the school.
By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles in the bag which will be provided – this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, handbags and soft toys. Please note bedding, curtains, and household linen cannot be accepted. In addition to raising much needed funds it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.
If you fill the donation bag and still have more you can use any other bag to donate your items and don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well!
Bag2School will be collecting from our school on Wednesday 12th November 2015. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to the school office and help us have a really good collection.
Many thanks indeed for helping us

with this unique fundraising


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wreath and ribbon

Christmas Dates have been

published today.

Watch out for a separate letter.

Reading Diaries
Please remember to write in your child’s reading diary when you have read with you child, this way we know your child has read and we can change their books.

Yours sincerely

Rebecca Adcock - Acting Headteacher

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