School Name

Nightingale Infant and Nursery School


Newsletter 02.02.18

Dear Parents and Carers,

Well here ends another busy week!

Celebrating Our Learning

Reception have been learning about shapes this week.

Year 2 have been doing some fantastic Puppets this week with help from family members who came into school to help us sew puppets all ready for next week’s Grande Finale. The puppets look amazing! The children have been working hard on their performances for next week.

Nursery have been learning about the Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.

Year 1 have been practicing their Gymnastics Skills this week.

Morning Drop off Arrangements

After half term there will be a change to the process of where you will drop off your child. We would ask that you take your child to their outside classroom door and there they will be greeted by the teacher. Doors will now be open from 8.50 am. Teachers will still bring your child out to you in the playground at the end of the school day. We would also ask that at the end of the day that you exit the school premises via the smaller playground gate and not through the staff car park. Thank you.

At Nightingale Infant and Nursery School, we are lucky to have a Student and Family Support Assistant, Mrs Jo Thurston, who is here to help you with any issues which may be affecting your child's education. Mrs Thurston is available every morning between 9.00 am and 9.30 am and is happy and willing to see any parent (without prior appointment) who has a concern they wish to discuss. Mrs Thurston is based in "The Nest" (new name for "The Hive").

"The Hide"

Our aim is to provide children with a nurturing environment at lunchtime in which to safely explore their worries and concerns relating to any aspect of school life including learning, friendships and developing skills for life. We recognise our children as individuals as well as being a part of our school. "The Hide" (the mobile classroom) is a place for a child to spend quality time being listened to.

Important Dates for the Diary:

Tuesday, 6th February Nursery Stay & Play 8.45 am - 9.45 am and 2.15 pm - 3.15 pm

Yr.2 Grand Finale 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Friday, 9th February Yr.1 Grand Finale 9.00 am - 10.00 am

12th - 16th February Half Term week

Friday, 23rd February Reception Big Share 9.00 am - 9.30 am

Monday, 26th February Year One Big Share 9.00 am - 9.30 am

Tuesday, 27th February Dance Festival (Open) 10.00 am - 7.30 pm (more details to follow)

Thursday, 1st March Balance Bike Sessions 9.00 am - 3.00 pm (More details to follow)

Yr. 2 Big Share 9.00 am - 9.30 am

Friday, 2nd March - We will be celebrating World Book Day - Please come as your favourite book character. 

Monday, 5th March Dance Workshop 9.00 am - 2.30 pm (Whole School - more details to follow)

Tuesday, 6th March Football Festival 10.00 am - 12.00 noon (more details to follow)

Wednesday, 7th March Nursery Stay & Play 8.45 am - 9.45 am and 2.15 pm - 3.15 pm

Parents Evenings for Reception, Woodpeckers and Dove Classes will commence week beginning Monday, 19th February. Please sign up on individual class lists from Monday, 5th February.

Sports to Schools Campaign

The EDP and Norwich Evening News have teamed up with Sports for Schools to kickstart a campaign which will see schools and communities collect tokens to win a share of a £20,000 sports kit cash pot. From next Monday, 5th February until 14th April, special tokens will be printed in every edition of their newspapers and parents, schools staff and the local community can collect and donate them. The top three schools with the most tokens will receive prizes of £5,000, £3,000 or £2,000 while schools which collect 1,000 tokens will receive a free sports pack. We are planning to sign up and would love to receive as many tokens as possible. We would encourage to get all your friends and family members in collecting tokens for our school and help us to achieve some new equipment for Nightingale school. For more information on this campaign please visit -

Hot Chocolate Club

No Club for this week. Will take place on Monday, 5th February.


This week the whole school attendance was 95.1%. Woodpecker Class won the attendance award again for this week with 98%. Well done! Our school attendance target is 96% so as you can see we are just under our target for this week.

May I wish you all a lovely weekend

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