Miss Newport’s class had lots of fun practising some circus skills today. Our visitor from the circus showed us how to use scarves, beanbags and even peacock feathers to do some circus tricks. We learnt that it must take a lot of practise to be a member of the circus!
At Newdale, we are committed to making sure that we teach our children how to stay safe. We want our children to be able to be confident in their understanding of what consent is, in a variety of situations. We have created a set of lessons which we would like your feedback on. Please have a look at the lessons on http://www.newdaleschool.org.uk/home/curriculum/subjects/sex-education/
and leave feedback using the link on the page.
Following on from the Olympics this year, if your child takes part in a sport outside of school, we would love to have some photos showing what they do to go on our sports board.
Please send photos to Mrs Goodwin with your child’s name and year group on the back. Photo’s can also be sent in via email, please use the school email address which is email@example.com
Crossbar sports after school clubs will be starting next week. The clubs will be on Parentpay for you to sign up to. The clubs will be as follows;
Monday- Year 1&2 Football
Tuesday- KS2 Football and Year 3&4 Gymnastics
Wednesday- Year 2 to 6 Hockey and Year 1&2 Multi skills
Thursday- Year 1 to 6 Girls Football
Friday- Year 5&6 Dodgeball
We are constantly reviewing our systems and have decided to alter the drop off and pick up arrangements slightly to hopefully improve things for everyone.
The queues of people outside of the main front gate, along the road are a concern for us and therefore we are going to allow people on site through the top gate and main gate more freely. The internal gates however will not open until the classrooms are about to open. This new system would at least allow people to wait for a short time on site, rather than on the busy road. Nursery opens at 8.30am and school at 8.40am, so please do not arrive on site much earlier than this as it would then result in you waiting with other people.
It would help us if you encouraged/allowed older children to be independent and walk to class on their own please.
We ask you to be really careful around the school car parks at these busy times. We do have a number of blue badge holders who have permission to come onto site. Where possible, we have asked that they limit movement at key busy times from now on to help us keep everyone safe.
This new system will begin at pick up time today and as ever we will review and alter again if we deem it necessary.
Thank you for your continued support and patience.
Hello and welcome to Year 1,
We are really looking forward to seeing you all again on Monday and hope you have had a wonderful summer holidays.
Here is some key information that you will need for this term.
Forest school day = Tuesday PM (starting Tuesday 7th September). Please come into school in your school uniform and bring in a separate bag with suitable clothes and footwear.
PE days = Monday AM indoor lesson (starting from Monday 13th September) please come into school wearing your PE kit.
Friday PM outdoor lesson (starting Friday 10th September) please come into school wearing your PE kit.
In the mornings a staff member will greet you at the bottom of the decking steps. We are encouraging you to come up the steps and into the classrooms by yourselves.
We have also attached the Year 1 class information sheet 2021 that was handed out before we broke up for summer.
Please remember to bring a labelled water bottle with you.
If your parents or carers have any questions or anything they would like to let us know they can either write this in your reading diary or email us on this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on Monday :)
The Year 1 team.
Thank you for all of the support and kind words we have received over the course of this year. It has been a very challenging year for everyone. I am so proud of the Newdale team for doing all they can for our children and community under very difficult circumstances.
If over the next 2 days your children have a positive covid result you need to email the school at email@example.com or ring this school number 07765147868. We need to know in school as it may mean that the Health Hub need to inform direct contacts.
After the 2 day period has lapsed, you need to still report all positive cases, but not to school.
We really do hope this lovely spell of weather continues and allows everyone to get out and about enjoying the summer holiday.
The single most important skill you can develop with your children over the holiday in preparation for returning to school in September is Reading. Whether they read to you, you read to them or they read to a toy or even the dog, reading is the key to all learning. Any time spent on this will really benefit your children and help your teachers next year.
The teams in Newdale have already been spending so much time preparing for next year and they are already fully aware as to the children they will be looking after. We have been busy planning super events for everyone to enjoy during the Autumn and know the children will settle in quickly to their new routines.
I will be updating everyone as to the procedures we will change and retain a week or so before we return. This will be following guidance from the Health professionals and the Local Authority. Rest assured, the decision making will be measured and always have our children and families at the centre.
Stay safe everyone and have a wonderful summer.
What a pleasure it has been to teach my class not only this year but last year in Reception as well.
You have all grown so much and I am so proud of everything you have achieved.
You are all so ready for Year 2 and you are going to carry on being amazing and shining bright.
We have had a fun packed last few weeks in Year 1.
Here are the photos from our Seaside Day.
Have a lovely summer and I will catch up with you all in September.