About Miss Hailey

Hello, I am Miss Hailey one of the Year 1 teachers at Newdale Primary.

Jubilee celebrations

Reception have been learning about the Queen today. What fun facts can you remember?
We are all set to join in the celebrations tomorrow. Look at our amazing Jubilee art inspired by both the Queen and the artist Mondrian.

Please remember children are invited to come in dress down clothes with a red, white and blue theme!

Art Club 🎨

Art Club
Miss Cook visited our EYFS/Y1 art club last week and challenged us to create something using clay this week. The children have enjoyed using clay to make some beautiful crown decorations in the spirit of the upcoming Jubilee celebration. We will of course send them home when they have dried.
Here is a peek…
We hope we didn’t scare you too much last week with our folding monster pictures. We tried to make them as cute as possible to fool you, only to reveal a hideous beast lurking underneath!

Kandinsky Art in Reception

This week we revisited our learning about the artist Kandinsky. We remembered so many facts that Miss Hailey was so proud of us. Here are some examples of the facts we remembered:

” Kandinsky was a teacher. He didn’t want to be a teacher anymore. He wanted to do a different job. He wanted to be an artist.” – Harry

”He was abstract. That means different things from his imagination.” – Jack

”He painted circles.” – Elena

“He used bright and dark colours.” – Alex

”Kandinsky used paints. He makes pictures of his music.” – Primrose

”Kandinsky lived in Russia.” – Joe

”He used paints to paint shapes.” – Jomi

”Kandinsky painted his own stuff, made up things his head.” – Louie


Here is a display of our class  masterpiece! We made Kandinsky inspired snails 🐌. Check your Evidence Me app for photos of your own child paining their snails.


Reception Dino Day 2022 🦖

What a fantastic day in Reception today to mark the end of our Dinosaur topic.
We had great fun reading dinosaur stories, making dinosaur skeleton pictures, making binoculars, role playing in our costumes, playing dinosaur games and best of all meeting a gigantic T-Rex 🦖 who decided to invade our PE lesson!
Thank you to all for the wonderful costumes provided. They really brought the day to life.

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Information

A notice to parents / carers that as a school our Bug Club subscription is coming to an end. This online book resource was originally sourced to support online learning during the school closures, so will no longer be needed.

We will now continue to send home hard copies of reading books to support reading at home. If you did want to access any online books, the Oxford Owl website continues to offer a selection of levelled books that parents can sign up to for free at home.

Please ask if you have any questions.

Reception Extra PE Session

Reception are lucky enough to have been offered an additional P.E crossbar session on Tuesday next week (29th), so please could children come dressed in PE kit that day too. This is a one-off and will return to Wednesday and Fridays only the following week.

Thank you

The Reception Team