School Name

Nightingale Infant and Nursery School


17/11/2017 Newsletter

Message from the Head

It has been fantastic to see everyone supporting ‘Children In Need' today. Our fundraising day has raised just over £181 for this very worthy appeal. Thank you very much.

A big thank you also to our Christmas singing group who accompanied by Mrs Shepherd performed at the Taverham Village Christmas Craft Fair and did a superb performance. They were complimented by the Taverham Village Hall Committee, who commended them on the considerable time and hard work required to put on such a professional performance that was appreciated by all present. They also went on to say that they all made a major contribution to the Christmas atmosphere. Well done everyone! In celebration, Mr Coy will be treating all the Christmas singers to hot chocolate at Hot Chocolate Club on Monday!

Christmas Performances

We are now in a position to confirm the dates for our Christmas Plays: 

Reception Classes (Wren & Robins) performances will be held on Wednesday, 13th December and Thursday, 14th December - both performances at 10.00 am.

Year One Classes (Dove & Owls) performances will be held on Tuesday 12th December at 2.00 pm and on Friday, 15th December at 10.00 am. 

Year Two Classes (Goldfinch & Woodpeckers) will be holding their performance at the Taverham church on Thursday, 14th December in the afternoon - time to be confirmed.  

Upcoming Christmas Events: Dates for your Diary

Christmas Dinner Day - will be Wednesday, 13th December 2017. The Menu choice will be roast turkey with a chipolata sausage, roast potatoes, carrot batons and garden peas with stuffing and gravy. The vegetarian option is a vegetable plait with roast potatoes, carrot batons, garden peas, stuffing and gravy. Dessert will be an ice cream tub with a mini festive shortbread biscuit. 

If your child would like a Christmas lunch, please ensure that you book the Christmas lunch via the Pupil Asset Dinner App no later than Friday, 1st December. Please also note that there will be no packed lunches or jacket potatoes available on this day. If your child does not want the Christmas lunch you will have to provide a home packed lunch.

Christmas Jumper Day - Tuesday, 19th December 2017 - we will be asking children to bring £1.00 donation towards this event. Come dressed in your best ever Christmas jumper ready for Christmas Party Day!

Christmas Party Lunch - Tuesday, 19th December 2017. The whole school will be having a Christmas party lunch and Norse will be providing the children with a selection of sandwiches, bite sized sausages, cucumber and carrot batons, biscuit, jelly and a fruit drink. Please note that there will be no hot dinner, jacket potato or school packed lunch options. If your child has any allergies/intolerances that Norse do not already provide a special menu for, unfortunately, your child will need to bring a home packed lunch on this day. 

Christmas Fayre - Friday, 15th December 2017 (4.30 - 7.00 pm - further details will follow on the afternoon's events).

A Note from the Friends of Nightingale

A big thank you to all who attended and made the Quiz & Chips Evening last Friday such a huge success! We raised a fantastic amount of £283! We hope to repeat this much asked for event in the future. Thank you to everyone who helped to make the evening go smoothly. 


This week the whole school attendance was 94.09 %. Woodpecker Class won the attendance award for this week with 98%.
Our school attendance target is 96%, so as you can see that sadly we are below our target this week.

Hot Chocolate Club:

Joining Mr Coy for Hot Chocolate (or appropriate alternative) on Monday, for displaying our core value of respect will be:

Owl Class - Jude S
Dove Class - Riley B. 
Woodpecker - Layla
Goldfinch - Niamh 

The Christmas Singing Choir who attended Taverham Craft Fair are also invited to Mr Coy's Chocolate Club on Monday!

Community Achievers today were:

Roisin H - Swimming
Niamh PW - Swimming
Zachary E - Swimming
Emile H - roller skating

Autumn Term Dates:

Wednesday, December 20th: First day of the Christmas holiday
Thursday, January, 4th 2018: Start of the Spring term
Please note that the Reception Classes Big Share and Grand Finales will start the week commencing 22nd January 2018.

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