Latest Newsletter
21 July 2017


Contents

Year 3

Year 4

Integrated Resource

Year 5

Year 6

Maths Teaching 2017/18

Spanish Day

Sports Day

Lego Logo

School Lunches

Farewells

Training Days 2017/18

Return To School - Tues 05 Sept

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Sparkle & Shine - 03.07.17

See more of our achievers on our Sparkle & Shine page.

Class Awards - 03.07.17

Come and see who won this time - and previous winners - on our Class Awards page.

Breakfast Club

Find out all about it on our Breakfast Club page.

After School Club

All the details about our After School Club can be found on our After School Club page.

Nook Lane TV!

Seen by 60,000 pupils and teachers in over 160 countries worldwide, our teaching and learning is now receiving global recognition. Nook Lane TV can be found on YouTube ...

What's been happening at Nook Lane?

Lego Logo

A team of Nook Lane Master LEGO Builders have been busy building an unusual work of art that will be displayed in the school hall.

Fifteen children from across the school worked with school governor Peter Naldrett to create a large version of the school logo - all made completely out of LEGO bricks!

See more on our News from Nook Lane page ...

Y5 Mountain Rescue Event

The crowning achievement of the half term for the Y5s was the Mountain Rescue Event.

The event took place on the afternoon of 7th July and between gunge buckets and water balloons, nail painting and craft stalls, cake stands and target throws; the children raised an incredible £421!

See more on our Year 5 Yeargroup page ...

Move It Day!

On Friday 30th June the whole of Nook Lane took part in an initiative called 'Move It' day.

The idea of the event was to get as many children and adults in Sheffield active for the majority of the day.

See more about 'Move It Day' on our PE and Sport page ...

Sports Day 2017

On Thursday 6th of June, Nook Lane Junior School held its annual Sainsbury's School Games Sports day.

The children competed in house teams in a range of different events before the long distance, sprint, bean bag balance and javelin throw events at the end of the afternoon. See more on our PE and Sport page.

Spanish Day!

Nook Lane was once again transported to Spain and Latin America as staff and children came to school dressed in red and yellow and other fantastic outfits to celebrate our whole school Spanish Day.

During the day the children "travelled" around the Spanish-speaking world. They made and ate salsa, guacamole and quesadillas from Mexico, enjoyed creating Mexican and Spanish art and learned the art of flamenco dancing.

Children in Y5 and 6 even used their DT skills to build the Sagrada Familia out of midget gems and cocktail sticks. We finished the day off by learning about the history of the piñata and everyone had a go at making one of their own.

See much more on our News from Nook Lane page ...

Slimy science week!!

Last half term we celebrated all things 'sciencey' with a 'Super, sticky, slimy science week!'. It gave the children the opportunity to do hands-on, fun experiments - the children had a fantastic time as they took part in a carousel of activities.

Our 'Super, sticky, slimy science week!' also involved focussed, classroom-based, morning activities to spark curiosity and discussion and lunchtime science demonstrations were led by the science curriculum council members!

See more on our News from Nook Lane page ...

Citizenship Award Assembly

On Monday 3rd April we held our end of term Citizenship Award Assembly.

The children chosen for this exceptional award were described as being great ambassadors for Nook Lane and have shown incredible kindness, support and understanding towards others in the school, local area and wider community.

See this and other news on our News from Nook Lane page ...

Guide Dogs

Our Wednesday assemblies are pupil led and recently, Katie Harrison, one of our Year 5 pupils, asked if she could invite her grandmother into school, with a friend, to talk about guide dogs.

See more about the visit on our News from Nook Lane page ...

SEAL update

Gabby Manning in Year 6 has done an absolutely amazing job of updating the pupil help poster that was designed many years ago by the first SEAL Curriculum Council and recently this was shared with the whole school during a pupil voice assembly.

See this and other news on our News from Nook Lane page ...

Y6 boys Football

Congratulations to our Y6 boys Football Team, who have been confirmed as winners of their football league, which they played in the autumn term.

We'd like to say congratulations to each of them - we are so proud of their achievement! Well done, Y6 boys!

Nook Lane Netball News

The Year 5 Netball Team went to the Sheffield High School Tournament towards the end of the Spring 1 half term. They played brilliantly and qualified for the semi-finals.

They beat Ashdell 4 - 2 which earned them a place in the final, in which they played Sheffield High School and despite an excellent performance, lost 2 - 0.

A huge thanks to Caroline Graham (Nook Lane's netball coach), Mrs Parkin (who organises the netball club) and the wonderful parental support we received. Congratulations to all involved!

See this and other news on our News from Nook Lane page ...

Peer Mediator Conference

We took 8 of our peer mediators (children specially trained to help solve playground conflicts) to the annual Peer Mediator Conference earlier this month.

The children joined with peer mediators from many other schools to celebrate and share their ideas and experiences.

The day finished with a visit and show by a children's entertainer, who kindly posed with our Nook Laners, before we returned to school.

To find out more about our Peer Mediatiors and the role they play, see our Peer Mediation page ...

Guitar Lessons at Nook Lane

We have a visiting guitar teacher, Paul Hawksworth who attends the school on Thursdays and Fridays.

Students of all ages and abilities are welcome to take up the guitar and have the option of either shared or individual 20-minute lessons on acoustic, electric or even the ukulele.

Paul is a Sheffield Music Hub accredited tutor and can offer bursaries to help cover a portion of lesson costs to eligible families.

More information is available on our Afterschool Activities page.

Friends of Nook Lane

FONL is a group of parents and teachers whose aim is to raise money for Nook Lane Juniors.

If you feel you could give a little time to help at events or would like to join FONL, we would love to welcome you.

Further information can be found on our Parents' Area page.