Den home learning week 1 and 2

Wow! What a whirlwind couple of weeks we have had in the Den.


I just wanted to say how proud I am of each and every one of the Den children who have been working from home the last two weeks.

Well done to Bryan for returning to school this week and working hard with Mrs Fullerton.


Here are some examples of our super star learners- you are all Stars of the week this week!

I am looking forward to seeing most of you back in school next week!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Plimmer

Year Six Maths – Miss Plimmer

Good morning my Year Six maths group!

I will be sending you a tester Teams link for a maths lesson at 11 am– the teams lesson will be recorded so that you can access it at a later time if you have siblings at home and have to share a device.

Hopefully see you at 11am!


Miss Plimmer

Den provison today 5.1.2021

Good morning everyone!

Today will be a very different kind of day to normal, where we will be seeing who is coming into the Den to access face to face teaching and who will be staying at home to access our online learning provision.

I will be ringing Parents of children who are not in between 9-10 am this morning to check everyone is ok, has access to a device and explain how our day will run as of tomorrow (6.1.2021) as it will look slightly different to other year group provision due to the different and varied needs of the children.

For phonics, please can children access the webiste Phonics Play and look at flashcard sounds and tricky word trucks. Can the children practice writing the tricky words from memory is Parents say them aloud?

Here is a sheet for the children to complete telling us what they did over the Christmas break. You can take a photo and upload it to our google classroom or to our blog on the website or print and keep it all together and bring it in once lockdown is lifted.


For topic today, the children will be using Purple Mash to access the program ‘2Code’. 

Please can they use a device at home to open Purple Mash (log ins are in reading diaries) and access this program- they  may need help from an adult listening to/ reading instructions.

For maths, please can the children use the website Top Marks Maths to play a range of number games- the children can choose today!

I look forward to speaking to Parents later and seeing those who are coming into school this morning.

Best wishes,

Miss Plimmer


The Lockdown Nativity!

Reverend Olliver has been in touch to say that Telford as a local community have filmed a nativity that children at Newdale and their families may like to watch- he says there may be some familiar faces that you might recognise!

It premiered over the weekend but is now available to watch at any time.

Here is the link:

Many thanks and Merry Christmas!

Miss Plimmer

Religious Education Coordinator

Festive Forest Fun!

We have been feeling all festive in The Den.

Miss Taylor set us a challenge of making an Evergreen Star Wreath!

Yesterday we collected various evergreens from around Forest School inclusing Holly, Ivy and other ferns.

It was so wet yesterday we had to let them dry out and make the wreaths today.

What do you think?!?

We love them- well done Denners!

BEAM services update

Please find below an update from BEAM about their service and how to access it:


Update regarding accessing Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Beam and Ludlow Beam


We now have a simplified process for accessing support!


Parents/carers and Young People can request support via our new registration system at

Scroll down the page, click ‘register with us’ and complete the online form.   If more support is required from those already registered with the service, then a shortened form will ask for basic details via the same link.


Please feel free to advertise far and wide!

We are no longer accepting reuqests for service via email – all requests should be sent via the online system.  We will redirect requests received by email to the new system.


Our email address has changed –


Please do get in touch should you have any queries or need any information about the service.