Easter Homework

How well can your child tell the time on an analogue clock?

Over the Easter holidays, we would greatly appreciate it if you could support your child with telling the time. Our Year 5 time unit is based on children being able to convert units of time; however, we have found that many of our children are still struggling to identify quarter past/quarter two; telling the time to the nearest five minutes e.g. ten past three and to the nearest minute e.g. thirteen minutes past three. There are lots of fun games online to support you.

If your child is already confident at telling the time, why not test them on their understanding of timetables and TV schedules.

Many thanks

Miss Macfarlane and Miss Myler

Y5 Nature Walk

Next week, Y5 will be carrying out our second Nature Walk of the year, within the local area and outside of the school grounds. It will be on Wednesday 27th March 2019. Given the changeable weather conditions at this time of year, please ensure that your child comes equipped with a waterproof coat and suitable footwear in a plastic bag with their name on.

Thank you for your support,

Miss Myler and Miss Macfarlane

Y5 Donations

Dear Parents / Carers,

This term at Newdale, Rotakids are hoping you will help them by supporting the Kip Project. (A charity that supports homeless people in Telford. They offer emergency, short and long-term housing and provide food, toiletries and clothing for people who find themselves without a place to stay.)

The Rotakids are hoping you will help by donating dry food items and toiletries.

Each year group has been asked to collect specific items that are listed below:

Year Donations


Tea, coffee, sugar & UHT milk

Year 1



Tinned Puddings: custard, rice pudding, tinned fruit etc.



Year 2



Tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, smash.


Year 3



Snacks: chocolate bars, crisps, biscuits etc.


Year 4



Tinned meals: curry, chilli, stew, tuna, hotdogs etc.



Year 5



Cereal & cereal bars


Year 6



Shaving foam and deodorant


There will be a collection box within your child’s classroom where they can leave your donations. The boxes will be in class from Monday 18th to Friday 29th of March.