We continue to battle the virus in our school community and continue to rely on parents supporting us at home.
Please do not send your children into school if they are displaying Covid 19 symptoms
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
You need to get a PCR test booked straight away please and let us know the result.
There has been some changes in the advice we have been given as listed here …
For pupils identified as household or close contacts by Test and Trace:
- Household or close contacts of a positive cases are asked to take LFD tests daily for a period of 7 days from the start of what would have been their self-isolation period. This is in addition to the PCR they will have been recommended to take.
This is a request and though it is not issued by law, we ask you to help us in keeping control of the virus in our school.
We are ever hopeful that the vaccine rollout in secondary schools will impact the transmission rates from older siblings to Newdale children.
Rest assured we continue to do all we can to keep your children virus free.
We are very excited to announce that children in Year 4 will be taking part in a ’Big Fancy Dress Singalong’ in aid of Children in Need to help raise money for child mental health projects. The children will be filmed by the BBC and the video will be on local social media via BBC Radio Shropshire’s Facebook page.
We hope that you will help us to raise money for this worthy cause by following the link below:
I will be running a times table club for my class after half term on a Thursday. Letters were sent out on Friday. This will be a great opportunity for children to practise their times tables and build on their recall. The club is free and will end at 4pm.
If you would like your child to attend, please complete the permission slip.
NB. Mr Jackson will be running a times table club for his class after Christmas.
We have been learning our 9 times tables in class. Ask your child to show you the simple hand trick which helps you become a 9 times table whizz in no time. There are videos on YouTube if your child is still unsure.
On 22nd October, we will be inviting your children to either dress down or wear Halloween fancy dress. We would like them to bring their costume in a bag to change into – they will need to wear school uniform before then. Please do not send in face paints, as we are not able to apply it for them. Due to restrictions, our teachers are planning lots of exciting activities that they can carry out in their classes, including Halloween arts and crafts. If your child chooses to bring in a costume on that day, please can any Halloween themed props be left at home e.g hats and masks are fine to bring in.
To support children with their spelling, we have purchased ‘Spelling Shed’ which is full of spelling games. Children can find their logins in their diaries under ‘Edshed’.
Stages 3 and 4 are aimed at lower KS2; however, if your child requires simpler spellings, please encourage them to play on the earlier stages.
As we have a lot of exciting activities planned in for the last couple of weeks of this half-term, we thought we would send out details in advance for you. Please see the PDF document for key information. We will also stick a copy in reading diaries. We will send out reminders nearer the time too.
The Y4 Team