February News

As I write the sun is shining and the only snow of the winter this far has petered out – maybe we will be lucky this year! Before we know it we will be welcoming Spring.

 As the weather gets better, now would be a good time to consider other ways of transporting children to school if you can. A brisk walk in the morning works wonders in waking up the brain for learning.

Exciting times ahead

We look forward to the next half term when – on top of our already exciting curriculum we see:

  • Year 6 working with the musicians and composers from Sinfonia Viva around the theme of World War I – don’t forget to buy your tickets for the performance at Lincoln Drill Hall on 18th March.
  • Year 6 are alternatively working on iPad sampling and electronic composition whilst the orchestra group are busy – equally exciting!
  • A group of our Year 5/6 children are working with Siren FM to produce three live radio shows.
  • School has been selected to be a fully funded ‘Arts Award’ centre.
  • Year 3 are soon to visit the Collection and year 5 Leicester to spend time in the Space Centre and a Hindu Temple.
  • Dress as a book character day on March 6th

This is just the tip of the iceberg – a full diary is attached.

There are so many success stories in school at the moment I don’t know where to begin!

This month I would like to particularly highlight those children who have stepped up to run their own clubs for others at lunchtimes – the range of these clubs and the energy that the children bring to them is amazing.

The Bishop’s Palace Site

Exciting times ahead on the site of the Bishop's Palace in Nettleham and school is closely involved.

Firstly we invite you to join the volunteers who are clearing part of the site on Saturday 15th February at 10am to prepare for the planting of a heritage orchard on Saturday 1st March. You are very welcome to join either or both events and become part of a very special community activity.

11th March sees the grand opening of the site when HRH Duke of Kent will be joining all of those who have worked so hard to develop this important historical area.

Our children are working with Electric Egg, film makers, to create a lasting document of the site that tells all of its history and from April our archaeology club will be undertaking a test dig in the site's meadow area - another first for Nettleham C of E Junior School.

Please get involved, visit the site and make the most of a major piece of history on our doorstep.

Half Term Holiday

A gentle reminder that school closes for the half term holiday on Thursday 13th February at 3.30pm and re-opens for Term 4 on Monday 24th February 2014.

Parents Evening

You should all be in receipt of letters with regard to Parents’ Evenings on specific dates between 11th and 20th March 2014. Please could you ensure that they are all returned by February 26th (Y3, 4 and 6)/ March 6th (Y5) so that we can coordinate your appointments as best as we can?

Each Class’s dates are as follows:

3T: Tuesday, 11th March and Wednesday 12th March, 2014. 

3B: Tuesday, 11th March and Wednesday, 12th March, 2014

4HW: Wednesday, 12th March and Thursday, 13th March, 2014

4BW: Tuesday, 11th March and Thursday, 13th March, 2014. 

5FM: Wednesday, 19th March and Thursday, 20th March, 2014

5S: Wednesday, 19th March and Thursday, 20th March, 2014

6GV: Tuesday, 11th March and Wednesday, 12th March, 2014.

6AS: Tuesday, 11th March and Wednesday, 12th March, 2014.

I look forward to meeting with many of you at these evenings and celebrating your children’s achievements.

School Senior Leadership

As you are aware the school senior leadership team consists of Miss Thompson, Mrs Moreton and Mr Gibbons. Should Mr Gibbons not be in school, one of the senior leadership team will deal with any issues that may arise immediately – be that ‘Green Book’ issues of discipline to general discussions about pupil welfare or simply happily discussing all the great things your children are doing in school.


We’re starting to get excited already about our Year 6 residential visit in June!

We should have all second instalments with us now, the final instalment being due on 28th March 2014.

Uniform Reminders

The vast majority of pupils are exemplary in their uniform and I believe that this has a very positive impact on their attitudes towards school. However I would like to remind you of a few areas:

Jewellery – the only jewellery that we allow in school is small gold studs (not jewelled) in pierced ears

Nail varnish – pupils should not wear nail varnish to school

Shoes – pupils should wear black shoes to school.

Hair – pupils should tie long hair up for school at all times.


I would like to remind both boys and girls that long hair needs to be tied back for all PE activities and that earrings need to be either removed or taped. Could you please ensure that children have bobbles and tape with them on PE days to do this?


  1. February 2014 Newsletter
  2. 2014 - Updated Diary for Parents