Have a happy and safe half term.

October 24, 2014

Join in the celebration of the end of term 1 and Halloween straight after school tonight in the hall.  There will be a treasure hunt, lots of games and music to enjoy.  Don’t worry about tea as there will be lots of food on offer!  I look forward to seeing you there.

Another fun event is the planned Messy Church here at school on Sunday 26th October, 2pm-6pm where the whole family can relax with food and drinks and have fun joining in with loads of activities – stay all afternoon or drop in it is totally up to you.  It sounds like a great opportunity to entertain your children on a cold damp or wet Sunday afternoon and it’s free!

Also as we near Halloween and bonfire night please take extra care.  The following is a useful reminder about trick or treating….

  • Accompany young children (under age 12). Make sure they know how to call 999 in case they get lost. Check to make sure they know their home phone number.
  • For older children who are trick-or-treating on their own, find out the route they’ll be taking and when they’ll be coming home. Also be sure that they:
  • carry a mobile phone, if possible
  • go in a group and stay together
  • only go to houses with porch lights on and walk on sidewalks on lit streets (never walk through alleys or across lawns)
  • walk from house to house (never run) and always walk facing traffic when walking on roads
  • stay away from candles and other flames
  • know to never go into strangers’ homes or cars
  • cross the street at crosswalks and never assume that vehicles will stop
  • Give children torches with new batteries.  Children may also enjoy wearing glow sticks as bracelets or necklaces.
  • Limit trick-or-treating to your neighbourhood and the homes of people you and your children know.
  • When your children get home, check all treats to make sure they’re sealed.  Throw out sweets with torn packages or holes in the packages, spoiled items, and any homemade treats that haven’t been made by someone you know.
  • Don’t allow young children to have hard sweets or gum that could cause choking.
  • Make sure trick-or-treaters will be safe when visiting your home, too. Remove anything that could cause children to trip or fall on your walkway or lawn.  Make sure the lights are on outside your house and light the walkway to your door, if possible. Keep family pets away from trick-or-treaters, even if they seem harmless to you.

Hope you have a lovely weeks rest, the children definitely seem to need it.  Please keep your children reading loads, writing often and learning their timestables for the 99 Club!   Look forward to seeing everyone safely back on Monday 3rd November.


Year 6 have arrived!!!!

September 29, 2014

Year 6 have arrived safe and sound in Shropshire for their exciting week away.

Follow them at nailsworthprimary2014.blogspot.com


Thank you Shortwood FC!!

September 16, 2014

Shortwood United have kindly presented Nailsworth Primary School with new football kit. The photo includes 3 generations of one family, emphasising the amazing connection Shortwood has with local families and the community: Roger Grant and his son Simon Grant, both committee members, and Simon’s children Charlie and Sophie. The school children were invited to be mascots for Shortwood’s FA Cup game v Cirencester. They were also presented with new footballs by Jim Cunneen and Alex Sykes.

at Shortwood SEP14

 Everyone at Nailsworth Primary would like to thank Shortwood for their generous donation and their wonderful support for the school.


Welcome to the 2014/15 academic year!

September 3, 2014

Welcome to pupils, parents and staff, both new and old!  We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

A couple of housekeeping notes -

  • Reception children are in;
    • until 12noon up to Friday 12th September,
    • until 1.10pm (including lunch) from Monday 15th to Friday 26th September
    • all day from Monday 29th September.
  • All Reception children will be entitled to free school meals when they start from Monday 15th September.
  • All Year 1 and Year 2 children are now entitled to free school meals and we are ready for all children to order.
  • The Spring/Summer Menu will continue until Christmas ……. Menu Sept – Dec 2014
  • Year 5 are heading off on their residential on Monday 8th September – please be in the hall ready with all your kit at 8.30am.  We hope the sun shines! 
  • All school clubs will start in the week beginning Monday 15th September (except football club)….a list will be going out this Friday.  We are asking that if you sign up to a club that you commit to attend until at least half term.   Football club will start on Thursday 11th September………… 2014 Autumn
  • Year 3 and 4 swimming lessons will start on Wednesday 10th September, a letter will go home today…… Y3-4 Swimming Sept-Dec 14
  • Jigsaur Breakfast and Afterschool Club is open as usual and registration forms are available from the school office and from Jigsaur.

Please pop into the school office if you have any queries or questions.


2014 Fete Update

June 25, 2014

Friday 20th June 2014 was a fantastic day!

The fete kicked off with a procession of all years through the school grounds, children dressed in bright colours and wearing or holding the art projects made the previous week.

There were displays from Gymnastics Club and Drama Club and live music from Fin and Tally.  There were an array of stalls; Refreshments and Cake, Ice Creams, Pimms and Bar, Candy Floss, Burgers and Hot Dogs, Books, Plants, Games, Bottle Tombola, Free Crafts and Games, Stocks and Y5 selling badges and pictures.  The winners of the colouring and posy competition were announced. To top it off we had an amazing raffle this year, with some fantastic top prizes including riding lessons at a local stables and the Street Hampers.

The PTFA are pleased to announce that over £1,500 was raised. Now the inside of the school is looking great, we want to start a project outside in the playground, perhaps updating some of the fixtures and equipment.  If you have any suggestions then please feed them back, in an envelope marked for the PTFA, via the school office, you might also like to comment on how you thought the fete went this year, it is always good to hear your opinion, as this will help us improve next years events.




Summer Fete this Friday

June 16, 2014

The PTFA and School Staff are pleased to announce an afternoon of fun and games on Friday 20th June 2014, 3.15pm-6pm and the theme will be “Rio Carnival”.

A fun packed afternoon is being organised, children in school will be creating art based on the Rio Carnival theme, and clubs will be putting on shows during the afternoon.  Lots of free entertainment with live music and crafts.  The emphasise will be on a family carnival afternoon with carnival procession, penalty shoot outs and keepy-uppy competition, stalls, games, raffle, plants, BBQ, refreshments and much, much more.

Friends and family are very welcome to join in the fun, see you there.

Raffle will be drawn at 5.30pm.



Rio Summer Fete 2014 Raffle Prizes

June 10, 2014

Street Hamper Web


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