Friday Bundle 19.03.21

Hello again everyone

I hope you’ve had a good week and have enjoyed the lovely spring weather.

What a joy it has been this week to have Netherlee back to being more like it’s normal self again……  I simply can’t describe how happy it has made myself and the staff to hear the sound of busy, happy, bustling, noisy J, giggling children again.  Both children and staff have had a spring in our step and smiles on our faces.  We have and will, of course, continue to support any of our pupils who have been a little unsettled and have needed some reassurance or support in any way over the past days.  We very much rely on your help with this too so please do get in touch with us at any time- no matter is ever too small and it is so much better for your child if you let us know as early as possible if they need any help at all.   We have many different methods and strategies to support our children and families whether this is in line with any aspect of learning and attainment or with having a more positive mental health and wellbeing eg anxiety, anger, bereavement, nutrition etc and we will always do all that we can to help.

We are going to introduce a new ongoing Uniform Recycling Scheme very soon and I will share more information about this before we stop for the upcoming holiday.   Meanwhile, we would be very grateful if you could hold onto any uniform items which are in good condition and that your child has grown out of.  Thank you.

Our children and staff are really enjoying, and also benefitting from, so many fabulous experiences whilst being back in Netherlee, including learning outdoors.  We really wanted to share these experiences with you and we therefore hope you enjoy getting a snapshot of this in our Netherlee Outdoor Learning Sway. Please click on the link  Thank you to two of my Principal Teachers- Jilly Bell and Angela Kerr, for putting this fabulous Sway together for us all to enjoy.

Now that we are moving forwards again into more normal times, I am very keen to ensure that my weekly Friday updates are useful, informative and helpful to you.  I would therefore really like and appreciate you getting in touch with me if there is anything in particular, of a more general matter, that you would like me to describe or explain a little to parents.  This can be about, for example, an area of the curriculum or a particular target in our School and Nursery Improvement Plan (SNIP).  Netherlee’s SNIP is always available to view on the school/ nursery website within the Information Tab- please do let me know.

Finally, please see an important reminder from Netherlee’s Parent Council regarding the PC survey.

Dear parents and carers, this is the final opportunity to HAVE YOUR SAY by completing our very short Parent Council Survey Netherlee Parent Survey. The survey closes on Sunday 21st March. Tell us how you would like us, the Parent Council, to communicate and what your priorities are for the school going forward.  Your opinions do matter! 

Parent Council/PTA Information Sheet

Enjoy this lovely weather everyone and have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Yvonne Donaldson
Head Teacher