School Name

Nightingale Infant and Nursery School


Newsletter 15.09.17

Welcome to all of our new children and their families
This week we have welcomed all of our new reception children, our new nursery children and welcomed back some of our nursery children who have returned after their summer holidays. 

Exciting news!
We are delighted to announce that the school is participating in the Break Charity GoGo Hares 2018 project and the children will have an opportunity to decorate a 'Leaping Leveret' ready to be displayed as part of the Norwich Art Trail in 2018, before it eventually returns to the school to take up permanent residence. For those parents wishing to understand a little more about the charities that GoGo Create support, please visit their website:

School Development Plan
Each year at our school we seek to drive improvment by creating a ‘School Development Plan’ which focuses on specific areas and themes.
The main areas which we are trying to improve this year are as follows:
• Build capacity and sustainability across the whole school;
• Continue to raise the quality of teaching & learning;
• Rigorously monitor and act decisively as a result;
• Develop the assessment structure in the school to ensure the learning needs of every child are identified and met;
• Support the whole child and family in the removal of barriers to learning;
• Develop independence, resilience and peer support within the children;
• To make the KS1 playground and Nursery fit for purpose, maximising the learning spaces;
The School Development Plan aims to achieve the goals above and is extremely ambitious. As you can see, we have a very busy year ahead and will be working hard to further improve our school! A full copy of the School Development Plan is available on the website.

Please remember our Core Values are important to all of our children and we LOVE hearing about their achievements outside school as well as inside school. We would encourage all of our children to bring in items that support their achievement, such as medals, certificates, etc as often as they like.

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.

Autumn Term Dates
Mon 25th Sept: Y2 Swimming Starts
Thu 21st Sept: Individual photos taken by Van Cols
Week beginning 16th Oct: Parents’ Evening
Tues 17th Oct: Y1 Grande Finale
Thu 19th Oct: Y2 Grande Finale
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
Wed Dec 20th: First day of the Christmas holiday
Thur Jan 4th: Start of the Spring term
Please note that the reception year Big Share and Grande Finales will start the week commencing 22nd January 2018.

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:
Callum A from Dove Class
Monty from Woodpeckers
George  from Goldfinches
Frank B and Tommy B  from Owl Class

Community Achievers were:
Roisin from Woodpecker Class
Riley J from Goldfinches Class
Daisy Ca from Wood peckers
Daisy Co from Woodpeckers
Joshua B. from Woodpeckers
Thomas from Woodpeckers
Monty from Woodpeckers

Congratulations everyone!


Job Vacancies - MSA
We are looking for another MSA to complement our fabulous lunchtime team, lead by Mrs Hunt. The successful applicant will be working with children from all year groups for five lunchtimes a week (6 hours and 15 minutes). Pay is £9.40 a session. For more information please contact the school office.

Thank you! The children have all returned to school looking super smart in their uniforms so thank you for your efforts in getting them properly kitted out. May we ask you to please label EVERYTHING (including shoes!) If every item of clothing and all the belongings which your child brings to school are labelled, when it gets lost (which happens quite a lot with small children) we can easily return it to you.

Please don't leave bikes or scooters on the school playground during the school day. We are hoping to source a bike/scooter rack in the coming weeks for our children, parents and staff to use.

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