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24th May 2019

Newsletter May 24th 2019


Where has the time gone? It is already time to say “have a great half term”!.  We have had a wonderful half term at school with the ducklings hatching in Year 1, the Year 2 children working incredibly hard and the FS2 children have been busy learning about pirates and carrying out their water experiments. We hope you all have a brilliant week off!


Duckling Update!

It’s time to say goodbye! This will be our last duckling up date as our 7 lovely little ducklings are now going to their new home at Newton House Farm. It has been brilliant having them in school, the children have enjoyed looking after the ducklings and have learnt a great deal. If you would like to see a video of one of our ducklings hatching please see the class 5 page on our website!


Thank you to the Year 1 parents that have made a donation towards the cost of the duckling experience. If you still wish to donate, please do so through ParentPay



Houses of Parliament

On Monday, our two Pupil Parliament representatives joined the other Rushcliffe Primary Schools on a  visit to the Houses of Parliament. They had a fantastic time and were able to visit the rooms where the MPs and Lords sit.  It was a great experience for the children to see where legislation is made and stand above where Guy Fawkes was captured. It was a fun packed day, even on the coach there and back where they played lots of games! They even got to meet Darth Vader. Please have a look on our twitter for a picture of this! @WestInfant.


Lost Property

Unnamed items in lost property will be donated to charity today. It is essential that all items are labelled and named so that if any property is lost it can be returned to the correct child. We get a huge amount of lost property in school and can only return missing items to the children if they are named.


Getting Organised!

Going into the new half term, we would like to ask parents and carers to help their children get organised for the day ahead and bring everything they need in to school. This half term we have had a lot of parents/carers coming in throughout the day to drop of forgotten items, such as book bags, water bottles, hats, PE kits and more. Please check the weather forecast before the school day to ensure your child arrives to school with everything they may need. 


Red Visitor Lanyards

If anyone has accidentally taken home a red visitor lanyard, please can this be returned to the school office. We now only have one lanyard left in school. It is essential we are able to give them out to the correct visitors to ensure all staff recognise who is in school and for what reason. This is to maintain the safety of everyone within the building.


October Half Term

Just a reminder that half term in the autumn term will be two weeks as a result of the consultation held in 2017.  We will finish school on Thursday October 18th and return to school on Monday November 4th.  There is an INSET day on Friday October 18th with no children in school.






Website Leaflets and Community Page

We have a wide range of leaflets in the reception area at school offering extra-curricular activities, special offers at some attractions and holiday clubs.  Please have a look.  We have added some information to our Community Page as well:


  • ACE Tennis Coaching After School Club
  • The West Bridgford Soccer Coaching Club
  • Rock Steady
  • Sure start- Monster Picnic Celebration- Saturday 1st June 9:30-12.30. 
  • Premier Camps


In response to feedback from parents/carers, we have set as many dates as possible for the year ahead. As far as possible, we will try to honour these dates.  However, please be aware that dates may have to be changed due to circumstances outside our control.


Mon 27th                       Whitsun Bank Holiday

Half Term May 27th – 31st


Mon 3rd                        Children return to school

Mon 3rd                                        Informal look around the Junior School for Year 2 parents 9.15am

Thurs 6th                       Informal look around the Junior School for Year 2 parents 1.30pm     

Weds 5th                       Y2 Parents Beaumanor Residential Information Evening 6pm

W/c June 17th                 Healthy Fortnight

Tues 25th                       Sports Day                                                      afternoon

Fri 28th                            School summer fair


Weds 3rd                       Transition Day (Y2 visit to Junior School)

Thurs 4th                   PTA Year 2 Disco                                      evening

Fri 12th                                          Year 2 Beaumanor Residential

Sat 13th                        Year 2 Beaumanor Residential

Thurs 18th                      Year 2 Leavers’ Concert                                     

Fri 19th                         Last day of term              



School Closure Dates 2018/2019


Monday 22nd July            INSET Day

Tuesday 23rd July            INSET Day


Wednesday 24th July        School closed – in lieu of September 3rd 2018





The last day of summer term 2019 for the children is Friday July 19th


Fri 30th                                    Administration Day – School closed


Mon 2nd                         INSET Day – school closed

Tues 3rd                         Children start/return to school           


Fri 18th                          INSET Day – school closed

Half Term October 21st – November 1st