There are spaces on all sports clubs after half term. If your child would like to take part, please visit the website or the office for more details. Regards
Mrs Goodwin has kindly offered to run a Key Stage 2 Cross Country afterschool club for both boys and girls this half term. The club will run on a Wednesday from 3.15pm to 4.15pm, starting on Wednesday 27th February 2019 and ending on Wednesday 20th March 2019. There will be 3 cross-country fixtures after this date, with more information to follow.
Please click on the link below to view the full letter.
Each year at Newdale, we take part in Safer Internet Day (SID). This year it will take place on Tuesday 5th February. Your child will engage in a series of activities throughout the day with the aim of learning key ways to keep themselves and others safe online. The theme of the day this year is about developing children’s understanding of consent whilst using devices.
This day provides an excellent opportunity to discuss with your child all the positive uses of the internet, but also the importance of staying safe in a digital world.
Why not ask them to share some online safety tips with you? That way you can find out what knowledge they are confident in implementing online and the areas they may need extra support with.
Further ways to support your child at home can be found at:
We will also be providing an electronic copy of a helpful leaflet called ‘Parenting in a Digital World’, courtesy of 2simple on our school website.
Please click on the link below to view a useful guide.
Should you require any further information about the day, please discuss with your child’s class teacher.
We would like to remind parents about snacks that are permitted at break times;
KS1- Free fruit is available daily, milk and water or children can bring their own piece of fruit from home.
In KS2- Toast can be purchased at 10p per slice or children can have a piece of fruit or vegetables from their lunchbox
Chocolate and cake bars are not allowed as a break time snack.
All children are required to have a water bottle in school to encourage them to keep hydrated throughout the day. We have noticed that some water bottles are filled up with juice or squash. Children should only have water in their water bottles. This is to ensure all children’s safety while in school as we have many children with allergies. Squash and juice also contain high levels of sugar so water is a much healthier option
For ideas on healthy lunchboxes and snacks, please click the link below:
We have been carefully monitoring the parking situation for Breakfast Club for a long time now. It is a fact that there are times whenever the car park is very congested and dangerous by way of movement of children and vehicles in close proximity. We are looking at various ways to ease this situation without having to resort to closing the school car park with the expectation that parents park away from school, and walk in. Many schools do require this to be the case.
To try to ease the pressure at key times, we have decided to open breakfast club at the earlier time of 7.30 am to allow the ‘drop offs’ to be spread out a little bit more. Some parents have let us know, during our monitoring sessions, that this would help them with their work commitments.
As the end of the financial year approaches, we always review our costings to ensure we offer value for money, but also that we are able to cover our costs. We believe that our breakfast club is excellent value for money and have been very fortunate in that we have managed to keep the cost so low for the last few years. Unfortunately, due to the ever increasing price of equipment and food, we will have to increase the price of the provision from 29th April 2019, to continue to make this club viable.
The new prices will be as follows –
7.30 am drop off – £2.50 per session.
7.45 am onwards – £2.00 per session.
If you qualify for support then please see the office.
We have researched our pricing very carefully, and know that it is still extremely competitive in comparison with other organisations in the local area. We will of course continue to invest into a wide range of breakfast options and offer the children a wide range of morning activities.
We are not a business and as such, our main aim is not profit making but rather offering parents and children a quality provision that supports care arrangements and ensures children are all set for a great day at school.
We hope that you will continue to support our Breakfast Club and should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
Please click on the link below to book a place for holiday club on 21st December 2018