Mrs Evans

About Mrs Evans

I am one of the Reception teachers at Newdale Primary. I am the school Forest School and Geography coordinator.

Spelling Scores

Well done to all the Reception children for trying so hard with their first set of spellings. We are so proud of you. The spelling records are stuck in the back of their reading diary so you can see how they have got on. Many thanks for your support at home. The Reception team

Winter Wonderland Monday 6th December

Christmas plans!


Dear parents / carers,

We are now on the Christmas countdown, and we wanted to let you know of how we intend to celebrate Christmas this year. It has been a while since we were able to plan anything and even though we are unsure of what the situation with Covid will be by the end of term, we wanted to share with you our plans.

Our Basecamp at the area at the front of school will be turned into a ‘Winter Wonderland’ experience. We have asked the elves to start planning this wonderful event!

We will be inviting one class at a time to visit the Winter Wonderland experience and each child will be allowed to invite one adult to accompany them – this may be any adult you would like to attend. We know that some parents will be disappointed as only one adult can attend per child, but we have to play it as safely as we can in order to protect children and staff as we approach the Christmas holiday. Please can we ask that you stick to one adult so that we can manage numbers safely.  The experience will last approximately one hour, with the exception of our Nursery classes, which will be approximately half an hour.  Activities will include carol singing and an activity which you and your child can share. There will be a small gift for every child in the class. We will be offering hot chocolate and a festive treat to all who attend and only ask that you bring your own mug for your and your child (we are doing our bit for the environment!) and make a donation which this year is going towards purchases for the All Nations Community Grocery

On the day of the experience, children will be invited to come to school in their Christmas jumpers / hats – you are more than welcome to get into the spirt too!

The dates and times for each class are as follows –

Reception Miss Hailey – Monday 6th December at 11am

Reception Mrs Evans and Mrs Sturrock – Monday 6th December at 9.15 am. 

We will be watching the weather forecast closely and we hope that the weather is on our side! Likewise, we will be monitoring the situation with regards to covid and following all recommended guidance. Should we need to make any changes, we will try to let you know as soon as possible.

We hope that you will be able to join us in celebrating Christmas this year.

Kind regards

Miss Cook and The Reception Team


Photo Day 1st December

We usually have PE on a Wednesday. As it will be a PE session on Photo day please can we ask that the children come in wearing their school uniform and shoes. Please can you bring their trainers in a named bag and when it is PE the children will swap into these.

Many thanks The Reception Team

Friendship Week in Reception

Today we celebrated Friendship Week. We discussed what it means to be a kind friend and what to do when someone is feeling sad. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking their Teddy Friend to the Forest and took turns sharing and playing alongside their friends . 

Friendship Week in Reception : Week Beginning 15th November

Friendship week is week commencing 15th November here at Newdale primary. We will be looking at the importance of friendship and how to be a good friend.

On Monday 15th November, your child is invited to bring in a special ‘teddy bear’ friend from home to join us in celebrating friendship week.
Please label with your name so we can ensure your teddy goes home safely.

Please note this is just for the Reception Children.

Many thanks The Reception Team



The children have been learning some more about Diwali which was celebrated on Thursday 4th November. We worked together to listen to an information book all about Diwali and we learnt about the ways they celebrate. As part of our music session we listened to some traditional music and performed dances and actions throughout. We noticed that the tempo of music changed and understand that tempo means how fast or slow the music is. We have also been taking part in some arts and crafts activities linked to the festivals. 

Reception Castle Banquet and Share Aware Week

On Monday we had lots of fun at our castle banquet. Thank you for providing the wonderful costumes.

On Tuesday we took part in our Share Aware Lesson. We discussed that we must be respectful to all people and that girls and boys can play with any type of toy. We took turns in circle time to say why these toys were our favourite.

Reception Class Banquet Monday 11th October

On Monday 11th October we will be holding a special Castle Banquet to celebrate the fantastic work the children have been doing on Castles. So far we have made the castle shields, place cards and decorations. The Party will be instead of Forest School.

Please can your child bring in a  change of clothes to wear to celebrate the Castle Banquet. The children will come to school in their normal clothes and will get changed after their lunch. It can either be a costume they already have at home ( eg A King, Knight, Princess, Queen etc) or some party clothes.

We will make sure we take lots of photos to share with you all.

Many Thanks. The Reception Team.