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Friday 12th April 2019 - Mr Aidan Blackburn moves on to pastures new...

A sad day for us all here at Nields when we said goodbye to a well-respected super teacher. It was a day to remember though as we had a special visit from Terry the Terrier and Matthew Barker from Mr Blackburn's beloved Huddersfield Town to help us all say THANK YOU, GOOD BYE and GOOD LUCK.

We are very sorry to lose him and it was a day of mixed emotions for us all.  We wish him well as he pursues his career and becomes Head Teacher atSt John's CofE (C) Infant School in Dewsbury.

The picture shows him with the children wearing the Premier League Primary Stars Kit which he applied for last year, Terry, Matthew and Mrs Mulligan.

Gifts, balloons and cards made by the pupils were also presented to Mr Blackburn.

Times Table Rockstars

On Wednesday 13th March two children from Year 4 and two from Year 5 were invited to take part in a competition against children from other schools, mainly located in the Colne Valley. The event took place at Luck Lane Primary School in Paddock and saw some very impressive performances! Well done to all those who took part.
Remember to play 'Studio' to move up the leaderboard and to improve your status; there are plans for similar events in the future!
 
Times table rockstars is something that is used in school to help children with their times tables. it is something they can access at home too. Visit https://ttrockstars.com to see what it is all about.

11th November

Remembrance Day

 

Here are some photographs of the many poppy displays in

St James' Church Slaithwaite.

Children from Nields have contributed by making

their own poppies, and some children have written poems. These are seen in the top left and right photographs.

The church is open Saturday 3rd and 10th, also Sunday 11th between

1-4 p.m. should you wish to go and see the displays.

For more information about the forthcoming Brass Band concert on Friday 9th November and the church service on Sunday 11th November check out the church facebook page https://en-gb.facebook.com/stjamesslaithwaite/


 

24th October Harvest Assembly

We very much appreciate your kind donations to our Harvest Assembly presented by Revd Martin Lowles. This year we are supporting Huddersfield Welcome Centre who provide support to families who are struggling to feed their children, adults in crisis and people who are desperate for support.

Should you wish to make further contributions please click on the link for more information. 


28th September 2018

Macmillan Cancer Support

World's biggest Coffee Morning

 

Thank you for your support school raised £211.90.


LATEST FUNDRAISING

TERRACYCLE

This is so easy to do, TerraCycle's Writing Instruments Brigade takes used writing instruments and turns them into useful products. Participating in this is free.

We are collecting pens and pen caps, mechanical pencils, markers and marker caps, permanent markers and permanent marker caps.

All you have to do is bring them into school after the holidays, so why not take the opportunity to have a clear out now.

Visit https://www.terracycle.co.uk/en-GB/ for more information.

 

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SHE MUST BE MAD!

AM I CRAZY?

Mrs Dani Morgan, our year 5 teacher is going to carry out a 4 day challenge in the French Alps this summer. She is aiming to cycle the Courchevel Tour de France mountain ascent, climb the Croix du Verdon via Ferrata, swim 5 km and walk over the mountain between Meribel and Courchevel (sleeping on the tops!). She is raising funds to go towards developing our outdoor areas. A letter has been sent out to all parents about this, and you can donate, share and see all the details on https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/nieldschallenge.

 

 

 

Events. . .

 

Local rap artist and author, Donavan Christoper - aka D.C. aka RAPPAMAN 

22nd June 2018

Years 4 and 5 had a very special lesson today with RAPPAMAN!

They heard raps from his books, they wrote their own personal raps about themselves and some children recited them too. It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved.

Children have followed this up with quotes and letters to D.C. about their sessions and these will be sent to D.C. and Olivia Barnden (Kirklees Library Services).

A scrap book of the visit will soon be available to view in school.

Here he is at the end of the sessions with the children.

(Thank you to the Huddersfield Examiner for their article about this very special day.)

Olivia Barnden of Kirklees Library Services accompanied D.C. and this is what she had to say about the visit

"To tie-in with Nields School’s ongoing ethos and current focus- RESPECT, they had a visit on Friday from Donavan Christopher…aka Rappaman! Local rap artist Donavan is currently working with Kirklees Libraries on a project promoting self-belief and respect with year 9 students. To add another dimension to the project, the libraries have wanted to include some younger students, so when they heard about all the work Nields have been doing; it seemed like a perfect fit. Nields certainly put the work in, spending time in the days leading up to the event sharing Rappaman’s raps with the classes he was visiting (years 4 and 5) and others in the school too. As Donavan entered the playground, he met with cheers from the children who all recognised him from his books and rushed over, excited to meet him. – Donavan commented later that he ‘felt like David Beckham’ when he came in! The enthusiasm continued into the classroom, with pupils engaging with Donavan and his energetic style, each producing, and many performing, their very own Alpha Raps.

Kirklees Librarian Olivia, was delighted with how well the visit had gone and commented that “It makes it all worthwhile when you see not just how well the students engage with an author (which they did- brilliantly!), but also that  the whole school have been caught up in the excitement, with the teachers and teaching assistants preparing the students beforehand, taking an active role in the sessions, then planning follow up work. This is how we’d love all visits to be.”

The motto of Nields School is “Reach for the stars and fly to the moon!”- the children were so excited after the visit…I think some of them just might!"

To find out more about our VIP please visit https://www.rappaman.com/donavan-christoper-bio

These are his books:=

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