SNAPCHAT - UPDATE
There has been an update to the Snapchat app which has raised some serious concerns about the security of children's location. Please click here for more details and for instructions to switch users to 'safe mode'.
We are now using ParentMail to send all communications to parents and families. Please download the app and switch on all notifications so you can stay up to date with school newsletters, announcements and information. We will only be sending occasional texts messages if needed in an emergency and the main source of contact will be via email. Please check the app daily for any updates.
SPORTS DAY – THURSDAY 29TH JUNE
Please join us on the school field from 1.30pm for our annual sports afternoon. If your child is not sure which team they are in, please ask their class teacher or contact the school office. We have a few spare yellow t-shirts that children can loan. We look forward to seeing you there!
Mr Martin, our teacher from The Shffield Music Hub is accepting applications for children who wish to learn how to play a musical instrument.
Please click here for more details and to apply.
INTERNET SAFETY WORKSHOP – THURSDAY 22ND JUNE 5PM
We are holding an Internet Safety Workshop which is aimed at parents and carers. For many of us the internet opens up a whole new world of things we need to be aware of and at times this can be overwhelming. Our workshop will address the following areas, plus many more…
We will share useful information and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Please join us from 4.45pm in the Drama Studio for refreshments; the workshop will begin at 5pm. Everyone is welcome; we hope to see you there.
HEALTHY HALFWAY WEEK
We have a whole week of Healthy Halfway activities coming up! Next week the Smoothie Bike will be in the dining room, come along and use pedal power to blitz your own smoothie drink! Our Y3/4's will be off to Morrisons for a tour of the supermaarket and to discovr more about the healthy foods they sell. the Virtual Velodrome will be in the hall and you will be able to race around the virtual track on the stationary bike. Dr Bike will join us to make sure your bikes are all ship shape, ready for the summer. Lastly our Y5's will be joining our Family of Schols at the Kwik Cricket Festival on Friday.
It's not just for children too, parents and familis are welcome to join us at the HEALTHY LIFESTYLES PARENT WORKSHOP. We hope to see you there!
A team of our Y4 children attended a Tag Rugby Festival at Westfield last week. Miss Lund was really impressed by our team spirit, effort, and exemplary behaviour. Well done everyone!
To find out more about our local rugby team Mosborough R.U.F.C please click here.
There are many activities happening around the city over the Easter holidays. Please click here to find out more.
MILK – SUMMER TERM
If you require milk ordering for your child for the Summer Term, 24th April – 21st July, please log on and make a payment on ParentPay by Monday 24th April. The cost for the term is £9.01. All children who have free school meals are also entitled to receive free milk, please let the office know if your child requires this.
Last week a group of children from across the school attended the Westfield Change4Life Festival. The festival was hosted and run by Westfield Sports Leaders and was designed to encourage children to lead happy, healthy lifestyles by eating better and moving more. Aleisha (Y3/4WL) received a gold certificate, with the rest of our children all achieving silver certificates!
PARENT AND COMMUNITY GROUP UPDATE
We would like to say a huge thank you to our parents and families who once again, gave up their own time and came in to school to work in the quad. We now have a fully functioning outdoor classroom, complete with artificial grass, beanbags and picnic tables! Please come in to school during family learning time to look at both the quad and the science garden and find out how you can become involved in future projects.
RED NOSE DAY - FRIDAY 24TH MARCH
On Red Nose Day we will be supporting the Comic Relief Campaign by wearing red and paying £1. If your child does not want to take part, they should wear school uniform as normal. Parents and Families are welcome to join us on Friday morning between 9.30am and 11am for our Red Nose Bake Sale which will be in the new Quad!
UPDATE - Thank you for your generous donations. We raised a fantastic £177.40 on Red Nose Day!
The Children's University Passport to Learning newsletter which includes details of activities happening across Sheffield during the February half term holiday is now available! Children and young people who take along a Passport to Learning to all the activities listed in the newsletter will be able to earn additional CU credits at these activities. These are available from Sheffield libraries and some Learning Destinations across the city. Click here to get a copy of the newsletter.
We are using the new year to help us kick-start the development of Healthy Lifestyles. Children will start the day after registration, with a brief exercise session to wake up the brain and get everyone ready for learning!
Please help us by sending children a healthy snack such as fruit, cheese, dried fruit etc, for your child at snack time.
FAMILY OF SCHOOLS CONSULTATION
The Family of schools is looking to collect the views of our 10 schools (Westfield, Mosborough Primary, Halfway Juniors, Halfway NI, Shortbrook Primary, Emmanuel Juniors, Waterthorpe NI, Reignhead Primary, Beighton NI and Brook House Juniors). Please visit the Family of Schools website www.westfieldfamily.org to access the survey, which is available until 3rd February.
Children are invited to wear a Christmas jumper on Friday 16th December and make a donation of £1 to charity, Save the Children.
Friday the 16th December is the last day of term. We return to school on Wednesday 4th january 2017.
There is a post box in reception if children would like to send Christmas cards to each other. Please help our posties by clearly marking the envelopes with children’s full names and classes.
HALLAM FM MISSION CHRISTMAS
Hallam FM has once again launched their festive appeal – Mission Christmas! The appeal asks the people of South Yorkshire to buy an extra present to give to disadvantaged local children and to help make their Christmas morning special. Please bring any unwrapped gifts to school by Friday 16th December. The gifts can be for boys or girls, aged 0-18 and need to be unwrapped.
UPDATE: Please click here to find out how Lillie from HJS has been helping the Mission Christmas appeal - Well done Lillie!
MILK MONEY – SPRING TERM
If you require milk ordering for your child for the Spring Term, 4th January-7th April, please log on and make a payment on ParentPay. The cost for the term is £10.54. All children who have free school meals are also entitled to receive free milk, please let the office know if your child requires this.
CHRISTMAS MARKET – THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER
Please join us from 2pm for our Christmas Market/Curriculum showcase event. Children will be selling the items they have made in their classrooms and there will be refreshments and additional stalls in the hall. On the day children can bring £2 - £3 to spend at the market (in a labelled purse or wallet please). We look forward to seeing you there!
FAMILY OF SCHOOLS FOODBANK COLLECTION
FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER
On Friday 2nd December we are having a collection for the S20 Food Bank service. The foodbank provides food parcels and advice to those who live in our area who are in need of emergency food. Our first Food Bank collection is on Friday 2nd December.
This week is National Anti-Bullying Week. The theme this year is ‘The Power for Good’. You can find out more at the following website www.antibullyingweek.co.uk.
SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS
Our team of Y5/6 children attended the Westfield School sports hall athletics competition at Westfield School last week. The team came 3rd overall and Mrs Miles, Mr Ross and Mrs Crofts were impressed by our teams’ sportsmanship and team work. Well done to everyone involved and a big thank you to our parents and families who supported the event.
CHILDREN IN NEED – FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER
This year we are supporting Children in Need by holding a Big Spotacular! We would like children to pay £1 and wear something spotty. We would also like children to bring some loose change of 1p’s and 2p’s. These will be used to create a collage of Pudsey, with each class building their own section of the bear. All monies raised will go directly to Children in Need.
On Wednesday 2nd November there is a change to the regular meal option and instead of roast dinner children are being offered a special Bonfire Themed lunch. The menu will consist of;
RED sizzling bangers with chips and banging beans
GREEN veggie bangers with chips and banging beans
YELLOW jacket potato
DESSERT sparkling ginger biscuit/fresh fruit and yogurt
FIREWORK PARTY - 3RD NOV
All parents and families are welcome to join us on Thursday 3rd November for our annual Firework Party. The event will once again be open to families from the Infant School and Shortbrook Primary. Please join us from 5pm for food, refreshments and games in the hall, followed by fireworks at 6pm. If any one wishes to volunteer on the night to help serve food, man a stall etc. please let the office know and we can pass on your details to the PAC group.
TIMETABLE ROCK STARS
We would like to say a big thank you to the parents of Eliza and Bella whose company, MVS Limited, have kindly sponsored a new maths programme. Times Tables Rock Stars, will officially launch after half-term. The programme is designed to help children with their times tables and follows on from its use at the Infant School. You can find out more at the website ttrockstars.com.
HEADLICE - ONCE A WEEK TAKE A PEEK!
We have cases of head lice in school. If everyone checks before and during the half term holiday, then we have much more chance of being successful at eradicating this problem. For more information about how to check for headlice and how to treat them click here.
After the October half term we are switching to a cashless payment system for school dinners, trips, milk, clubs etc. You will need an email address for the new system. If you do not have an email address and need help to set one up, please call at the office where we will be able to help you do this. Click here for more info about Parent Pay.
HALLOWEEN DISCO – HJS PARENT AND COMMUNITY GROUP
The HJS Parent and Community Group have kindly organised a Halloween Disco on Tuesday 18th October. Spooky fancy dress is optional! Children in Y3/Y4 can party from 4.30-5.30pm and Y5/6 from 5.45pm-6.45pm. Tickets cost £2 and include a drink and a snack, please call at reception to purchase your tickets. Children can bring a maximum of an additional £2 on the night for additional drinks and snacks.
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
Thank you for your generous donations of cakes and buns for our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday. All the children got to visit and meet up with parents and families who were able to join us. We raised an amazing £220 on the day. Thank you to everyone who donated cakes and made a donation. A special thanks to those who gave up their valuable time to help out of the day, Mrs Berry, Mrs Furness and Mrs Cutts and Mrs Tucker.
SCHOOL GROUNDS TIDY UP
We would like to say a huge thank you to our parents and families who came on Saturday to work in the school grounds. We had the best turnout of helpers we’ve ever had and your help and hard work in the sunshine is truly appreciated. The biggest impact was made in the science garden and the quad area, please click here for the before and after photographs.