Return to school 8th March – The Den


We are so looking forward to welcoming all of our children from The Den back into school full time on Monday 8th March.

Please note the following days for Forest School and PE.

The children are permitted to come to school in their Forest School kit or PE kit for these designated days.

Thursday- Forest School- please ensure wellies and a coat are in school.

Friday- PE – please ensure your child has appropriate footwear on for PE.


Many thanks,

Miss Plimmer

WOW introduction to Florence Nightingale Topic

This afternoon to introduce our new History topic and key historical person for this term, Florence Nightingale, we looked at a Doctors role play set of equipment and then Mrs Fullerton brought in a defibrilation bag and her old Paramedic bag of equipment.

Before working at Newdale, Mrs Fullerton was a Paramedic and very like Florence Nightingale, would go and help those most in need.

We had a wonderful time exploring the equipment- luckily Mrs Fullerton had enough masks for us all to try our own on so we could be COVID secure! We learnt that adult oxygen masks are blue and children masks are pink!
We then compared Uniforms, equipment, Hospitals and technology from now to then when Florence was alive.

We are so excited about our new topic and cannot wait for next week already!

Art Day in the Den

Wow- what a fun day we have had!
First we created hand prints for a whole schol display- we loved Max’s from home.


Then we created eye pictures with things we love all around.


Finally, we watched old Art Attack videos and used clothes to create Art- we loved Jaien and Tayon’s house and Max’s seahorse they made at home!


Mindfulness week – The Den

This afternoon we had a go at doodling to our favourite songs that make us happy.


Bryan chose music from the Star Wars soundtrack.

Megan chose ‘Mamma Mia’ by Abba.

Marco chose a Pirate song ‘Over the Irish Sea’.

Miss Plimmer chose ‘Happy’ by Pharell Williams.

Mrs McLeod chose ‘Shotgun’ by George Ezra.

Mrs Fullerton chose ‘The Bare Necessities’ from The Jungle Book.


Max then sent us his mindfulness pictyure from home- his favourite place, the beach!

Well done everyone!

Aha oho, footprints in the snow!

We had a lovely day in the Den playing in the snow.

We enjoyed making footprints in the unspoilt snow this morning and then using food colouring in water sprayers to make pink, blue and green snow on the field this afternoon!

Den – online learning survey

Good morning everyone!

Happy Wednesday!

Please can everyone ensure they have completed the remote online learning survey please?

It is really useful as it will help shape provision as we continue to move forward through Lockdown learning.

Many thanks, Miss Plimmer

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