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News Flash!

Reminder about change of INSET day, by Ms Gray

Welcome to Netherthorpe Primary School

Dear Children, Parents, Carers and Anyone else who cares to visit this website

At the moment it is very difficult for us to welcome people into our school physically, so please take a few minutes to look round our website to find out something about Netherthorpe Primary School. The following tabs may be the most useful to you at the moment: Classes - in here you will find out information about what children in each year group are learning; Parents and Carers - in here you will find out information about various policies and procedures in place, including safeguarding, SEND and newsletters, among many other things; and Covid-19 information - this has some general information about how we are working together to combat living with and learning in these Covid-19 restricted times, along with links to letters and information from Public Health Sheffield and the DfE that we review and update very regularly.

The photos of our amazing children at the top of this page will also give you a flavour of the broad, balanced and exciting curriculum that we provide for our children. Our children love coming to school to learn and our staff love coming to school to teach them and also learn.

Our priorities for the beginning of this academic year were to welcome children back to school and celebrate being together again. We strongly believe that, in order for anyone to learn, they need to feel safe, wanted and happy. Therefore, after the long absence from school for many children, we focused on acknowledging, understanding and accepting that some things are a bit different at the moment -  like being in bubbles and washing our hands very regularly -  but also knowing that many things are exactly the same as always. These include: using our Learning Muscles and never giving up, even if we are feeling tired or a bit rusty or uncertain about things; being kind to one another and looking after one another's feelings so that we all remember the essential part that we play as part of the Netherthorpe Primary School community; and being fit and healthy in body and mind. We feel that we have accomplished this. We also prioritised Speaking and Listening, Reading, Maths, Physical Education and any subjects or topics that enabled us to get out and about in the open air, for example we did lots of work on Plants and linked aspects of Art to this.

We continued to have these priorities during the Spring term after the lockdown. While the majority of children were learning at home, we were also able to teach some subjects by focusing on research skills, such as History and Geography. We also tried to provide activities that were practical and could be done at home, such as practical Science experiments linked to home. Many of our children were able to participate in blended learning, which was comprised of daily timetables from teachers; recorded lessons; live Zoom lessons for whole classes or small groups; daily live feedback sessions for all classes from Y1 upwards; and regular calls home to check how things were going.

Thankfully, we are now in our third term of the year and are back in school. We are now teaching most of the curriculum: some subjects are taught daily, including English and Maths and others are taught throughout the week or are blocked together. Inevitably, there are some topics and learning objectives that we have not been able to teach this year and so our plan for the remainder of this year and also moving in to next year is to identify key areas of learning in each subject that are essential in enabling children to learn as fully and deeply as possible.

Teachers have developed a really good understanding of what we need to prioritise with regards to learning so that we can continue to help our children to flourish and learn deeply. As always, although parents and carers might not be able to physically with staff as easily as before, we are always available to speak with on the phone and in person if needed. 

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Contact the School

Netherthorpe Primary school

Netherthorpe Street
Netherthorpe,
Sheffield, S3 7JA

Main Contact: Elizabeth Gray - Head Teacher

Tel: 0114 272 6834
enquiries@netherthorpe.sheffield.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Laura hammond

SEN Email: hammondl@netherthorpe.sheffield.sch.uk