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Nightingale Infant and Nursery School


15/12/17 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Happy Christmas! Ho! Ho! Ho!

The last week of any term is always busy but this week seems exceptionally so – with nativity plays, church performances and our Christmas dinner.  The children had obviously worked hard in rehearsals and the performances were fantastic!   Reception class performance 'Catch a Falling Star' was an alternative on the nativity.  The characters were unable to follow the star as it had fallen from the sky.  Everybody had a role in trying to get the star back in the sky with great success!

The Year One classes were treated to a performance entitled 'Santa's Setbacks'.  It was the story of night of things going wrong for Santa! His sleigh got broken, Rudolph was ill and he a hole in his toy sack but the fairies saved the day with help from elves, snowmen and woodland animals!

The Year Two classes held their Christmas performance in St Edmund's church.  It was a reenactment of the Nativity story with narrators, songs and silent actors.  Rev Seabrook remarked that the performance was really lovely.   

Thank you to all our parents, family members and friends who came to all these fantastic events and supported the children.  Well done children - you performed so well - we and your parents are very proud of you all. 

Saying Goodbye

We are sorry to be saying goodbye to one of our Teaching Assistant's Mrs Jo Dye who will sadly be leaving us next week. We will miss her very much but  wish her all the best in her future ventures.  

Christmas Fair

Today, the Christmas Fair, organised by the Friends, was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all who came along. Huge thanks to everyone that donated items, helped out on a stall and supported on the day. 

Don't Forget!.....

Christmas jumper day on Tuesday, 19th December.  We are asking children to bring £1.00 donation towards this event.  Come dressed in your best ever Christmas jumper, over your school uniform,  ready for Christmas Party Day! 

Christmas Party Lunch - on the Tuesday the whole school will be having a Christmas party lunch and Norse will be providing the children with a selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls, cucumber and carrot batons, little cherry tomatoes, jelly, iced bun and a fruit drink.  Please note that if your child does not want this lunch you will have to provide them with a home packed lunch.  There will be no hot dinners or jacket potatoes provided on this day.   If your child has any allergies/intolerance's that Norse do not already provide a special menu for, unfortunately, your child will need to bring a home packed lunch on this day. 

Polite Reminder

Please can you be respectful of where you park your car when dropping off or picking up your children.  Please do not park on the yellow zig zag lines or in front of the school gates. Be respectful of the residents around the school. Thank you for your cooperation in this. 


This week the whole school attendance was 95.04%.  Our school attendancew target is 96% so we are just under for this week.  Woodpecker Class won the attendance award for this week with with 96.99%.  Well done!

Dates for Future Diary

Thursday,   4th January 2018 - school reopens to children.

                   4th January 2018 - Values Day. 

Friday,        5th January -  Go Go Hare Art Day.

Big Shares:  Year Two, Tuesday, 9th January 2018 (9.00 am)               

                     Reception, Wednesday, 10th January 2018 (9.00 am)

                     Year One, Thursday, 11th January 2018 (9.00 am)


Finally, as we approach the end of the Autumn term and of 2017, I would like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you, for all of your support this year.  The children have all worked incredibly hard and I know they are looking forward to a well earned rest at home with their families.

On behalf of all of the staff at Nightingale, I would like to wish you all a lovely break, a Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year!

Mr Jonathan Coy, Headteacher. 

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