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Nightingale Infant and Nursery School



The children have all enjoyed their first half term in school and have settled well into their new classes. We have a four day week next week, breaking  up on Thursday 19th October returning to school on Monday 30th October.   Next week will see the Grand Finale's for Year One, on Tuesday, 17th October and Year Two, on Thursday, 19th October. 

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

Science Festival
Look out for the Norwich Science Festival commencing 21st - 29th October. Messy experiments, interactive exhibitions, intriguing discoveries, celebrity talks and theatrical shows, events for all ages. Please check our #NorwichScifest for more details and information and to download the bumper brochure of over 125 events!
One of the Science Festival events is scheduled to be held at Taverham Mill - Open Day on 28th October from 10.00 - 4.00 pm. A fantastic day of nature and wildlife themed activities such as apple and diet feeders to take home, a scavenger hunt, a nature trail quiz and lots more! Enjoy an autumnal day reconnecting with nature.

As you are all aware it is really important that your child regularly attends school and statistics show that there is a clear link between social and academic progress and regular attendance. It is just as important that your child arrives at school on time. When this doesn’t happen it is really difficult for everyone.
Registration is the time where your child settles down and prepares to start their lessons. Your child can feel embarrassed when they arrive late and it can cause disruption to the entire class. If your child arrives after registration their absence is recorded as ‘U’ which is effectively an unauthorised absence for the whole session.
Please remember, you can always discuss any anxieties or reluctance your child might have about coming to school, or any other issue that might be affecting your child getting to school on time.

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.

News from the Friends
Just to remind you that Monday, 16th October is a non-uniform day. We are expecting children to come in non-uniform and not halloween fancy dress please. We are asking for a donation of a Halloween themed tombola prize. Buckets will be placed on the playground near to where your child comes into school and your prizes can be popped into these. Please do not drop prizes into the school office - thank you.
Bags2school are coming out in book bags today. When you have filled your donation bag these can be left outside the blue Friends, shed at 9.00 am and 3.00 pm pick-up times from Monday 16th October through to Friday, 3rd November. 

Parking Reminder
Can we remind you that you are NOT permitted to park on yellow lines or on the yellow zig-zags.
Local residential parking is only for residents.
Please help us to make parking around Nightingale School safer for all.
The village hall has requested that if you park in their car park, please use the one way system around the car park and navigate clockwise.
Thank you.

Safeguarding at Nightingale
At Nightingale, all staff have a responsibility to safeguard children and adults. If you ever have a concern about a child or a member of staff then please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Hart, Mr Coy, Mrs Boyce and Mrs Thurston. You can also ring Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 if you have a concern about a child outside school.

Pupil Asset Parent App: School Lunch Booking
Just a polite reminder that If you are not yet registered on the Pupil Asset Parent App could we please urge you to do so. For further information please look at We will no longer be able to accept future email bookings of lunch orders. For any parents/carers who do not have a device capable of downloading the app we are able to provide access to a school iPad to place lunch orders. When choosing options please select HOT/VEG/JKT/SPL or NONE/HPL. Any choices with 'Ad' prefixed are for staff/adults only. If you have any queries regarding this contact the school office.

This week's achievers :
This year, we are continuing to concentrate on our core values. One child from each class will be chosen to enjoy the week's Hot Choc Friday who has shown our core values around the school - an attitude which will serve them well! Next week's core value will be curiosity.
Joining Mr Coy for Hot Chocolate (or appropriate alternative) this week for displaying our core values were:
Molly from Dove Class
Leo from Woodpecker Class
Lara from Goldfinches Class
Kida from Owl Class
Community Achievers were:
Tamsin - Skating
Joshua - Sport
Zachery - Football and Reading
Molly - Reading
Megan - Piano Lessons
Attendance this week
Three classes had 99% attendance this week: Well done to Woodpeckers and Owls.
Congratulations everyone!

Autumn Term Dates:

Week beginning 16th Oct: Parents Evening
Mon 16th Oct: Non-school uniform day for contributions for the Halloween Tombola
Tues 17th Oct: Y1 Grande Finale
Thu 19th Oct: Y2 Grande Finale
Thu 19th Oct: Halloween cake sale and
Fri 20th Oct: First day of Half Term holiday
Mon 30th Oct: Start of Term 2
Wed Nov 1st Nov: Y1 Big Share
Fri Nov 3rd: Y2 Big Share
November 10th: Quiz and Chips
Wed Dec 20th: First day of the Christmas holiday
Thur Jan 4th 2018: Start of the Spring term
Please note that the Reception Year Big Share and Grande Finales will start the week commencing 22nd January 2018.

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