Netherthong News - Netherthong Primary School


Netherthong News - Netherthong Primary School
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Dates for the diary
1st – Non uniform day
4th – May Day – school closed
6th - Neiley Races
11th – 15th -SATs & Assessment
20th – Neiley Races
22nd – Last day of half term
25th – 29th – school closed
1st – School re opens
1 – 4 Y5 Bikeability
5th – Y2 Eden’s Forest trip
5th – KS2 Cycling Workshops
8th – Y4 Longshaw Estate Trip
9th – Y1 The Deep Trip
10th – Class Photos
18th Reception Butterfly House
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29th April 2015
Welcome back. We hope you have had a restful break. We have already had a
busy time sportswise with the Year 5/6 football team playing in tournaments last
Friday and last night where they showed great determination and team spirit.
We also had lots of our pupils take part in the cross country races at Salendine
Nook last night. Well done everyone. Welcome to our new pupils who started
after the Easter break.
Neiley Races
It was great to see so many pupils from Netherthong running in this year's first
Neiley Race. The sun was shining, children were smiling and lots of red t shirts
seemed to be at the front! We did brilliantly with lots of exceptional individual
performances as well as great early team successes. It is always so nice to see
our pupils cheering each other on and a feeling of togetherness among parents
and pupils from our school. It is a final chance of success for Year 6 and new
opportunities for our Year 3s.
Nepal Disaster – Non uniform day
In light of the recent earthquake in Nepal, we have decided to hold a non
uniform day this Friday. Children are asked to bring £1 to school if they would
like to come in non uniform. I am sure you will agree that this is a worthy cause.
Holmfirth Festival of Folk
This year, the children who play in the Netherthong School Ukulele Orchestra
and the children from Year 4 who sing in the Ukulele choir, have been invited to
take part in the Holmfirth Festival of Folk on Saturday 9th May. The orchestra
will perform in the grounds of Holmfirth Methodist Church at 12pm. The
Reception children have also been invited to perform their country dance at the
same place at 12.15pm. Please come along and support our children.
18th – Y5 The Lowry Trip
24th – Y3 Stirley Farm trip
25th – Holme Valley Swimming Gala
30th – Y4 Sports Barn
2nd – Taster sessions for new
2nd - Sports Day 1pm
3rd – Reserve Sports Day 1pm
4th – PTA Summer fair
7th – Taster sessions for new
Reading Friends
As you may be aware we are lucky enough to have a group of volunteers who
come in to read with individual children for half an hour on Thursday and/or
Friday mornings (9-9.30am). These valued volunteers help encourage children to
enjoy reading and build their confidence. We are currently looking for new
volunteers and would welcome any help. Please note that you do not need to
attend both sessions. If you are interested, please contact Mrs Johnson.
Drop and Go Zone
Again we have had reports that parents are parking in the drop and go zone in
the mornings and leaving their cars there to take children into school thereby
preventing other parents who want to drop their children safely at the top of
the drive from doing so. Please can I remind you that the drop and go zone is
purely for parents pulling in and dropping their children and if you want to
accompany your child in to school please do not park in this area. Thank you for
your support in helping us make this a safe environment for our children.
Community News
PTA News
Summer Fair – 4 July
We have started planning for this year’s Summer Fair. If
anyone would like to get involved please let us know or
come along to our next meeting.
PTA Disco
Thank you to all those who supported this event, we
raised over £600!
A big thank you also to everyone who helped out.
Next PTA Meeting
Thursday 11th June 2.15pm - Staff room
Please come along, have a coffee and get involved!
PTA Facebook Page
Our Facebook page is: Netherthong Primary Pta
Please ‘friend request’ us to receive updates and PTA
Comments/ Suggestions
For the safety of our pupils, please can we remind
parents/carers that any film/photographs taken at
any concerts/events are for personal use only and
Please drop us an e-mail at [email protected]
must not be placed on the internet.
Medicines and illness
School Meals
*Unplanned absence - please remember to
*Pupils must remain away from school for 48
*Changing meal plan? Make sure you
hours after the last occurrence of
complete a form and hand in at the office
sickness/diarrhoea and be eating again
before a holiday for the change to take
inform the office by 9.15am on the day
* Planned absence – please submit a
letter/email to request the absence in
place after a holiday
*A medication consent form must be
completed before any medication can be
*Payable in advance via ParentPay. Ongoing
administered. Forms are available from the
debts must be referred to Kirklees for
*Doors open 8.50am. Morning registration is
website or in the office. Medicines must be
at 8.55am. Afternoon registration is
1.00pm. Pupils arriving after these times will
be recorded as late.
Road Safety
Belongings/Lost Property
*For the safety of our children, please
*Are your contact details up to date on our
*Please ensure all uniform items are labelled
drive and park considerately around school
system? Are you receiving texts/newsletter
by email fortnightly? Please inform us if not!
*Don’t forget to use our one-way system
(8.30-9.15am and 2.45-3.30pm) and drop &
*Please check book bags regularly for
go zone (8.30-9.00am). For details please
homework and letters – some letters may have
see Parent Information Leaflet – available
deadlines/require a response
on website or from office)
*Please check the lost property box in the
office for any missing items – lost property
is disposed of at the end of each half term
*Please ensure PE Kits are kept in school all