Achievers of the week ⭐

Friday 12th April 2024 

What a wonderful first week to start the summer term – even the sunshine made an appearance! Newdale has been buzzing with enthusiasm as all the children came back to their classes ready to learn and keen to discover their new topics.  

BeSMART Cup winners who will have a special treat next week: Miss Lowe’s class for coming back to school with excellent attitudes towards their learning. They have been renamed ‘Team Awesome’ for the wonderful effort and work this week.  

Attendance winners this week – Gertie and Omar will join them next week in class and they will all enjoy an extra playtime:  

KS1/YR winners are Mrs Sturrock and Miss Fisher’s class with an amazing 99%!

KS2 winners are McFarland’s class with 98%. Well done to all of you!

Achievers of the week: 

Year 6 achievers: Ksawery for some super chance to shine work and Lacey for fantastic effort across the curriculum this week 😊  

Year 5 achievers:  Freddie for being an excellent study-buddy and Amelia for her fantastic work with improper fractions this week.  

Year 4 achievers: Rosie for coming back to school with a focused attitude and producing beautiful work that she is proud of and Riley for working hard to include a variety of Year 4 SPaG features in his writing this week. 

Year 3 achievers: Maisie for coming into school with a big smile on her face this week and concentrating on her handwriting and spelling thus improving it greatly, Mason for being such an enthusiastic learner who is confident when sharing his excellent ideas and Blake for joining in all class activities and listening well to instructions 

Year 2 achievers:  Primrose for her enthusiasm and participation in lessons! She is confident in voicing her wonderful ideas which helps all learners. Freddie for continuing to improve his handwriting and presentation in all subjects whilst being an all round super role model to his peers.  

Year 1 achievers: Sofia for returning to school with a fantastic attitude to her learning and working extremely hard at orientating her letters and numbers correctly! Oscar for always working hard and being a great role model to his peers.  

Readers of the week – these children were entered into our weekly reading raffle: 

Year 6 readers: Zachary for great effort reading longer texts and Rossi for hard work reading at home with mom. 

Year 5 readers: Eshaal for showing great enthusiasm with her reading at home and Sebastian for reading more regularly and writing impressive comments in his diary. 

Year 4 readers: Hebe for consistently reading at home and completing her VIPERS question and Ria for continuing to read over the Easter holidays. 

Year 3 readers: Lila for continuous reading and Mason for super illustrations of characters in his reading diary. 

Year 2 readers: Jessica for her super effort at home and in class. Her fluency and speedy reading is definitely improving as a result! Elva, who won this week’s raffle, was nominated for reading everyday in the Easter holidays.  We hope you enjoy your new book!

Year 1 readers: Aiyla for working super hard at home with Mummy and Addison for reading more frequently and writing comments into her reading diary.  

History Walk

Dear Parents/Carers,

Our history walk has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 24th April. Please ensure that your child brings appropriate clothing on this day.

The Year 6 Team

Volunteers Needed


Have you ever considered volunteering in a school or wanted to experience what it is like in a nursery environment? Well now is your opportunity to do so. Newdale Primary School and Nursery are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who would like to volunteer alongside our amazing team within our nursery. Can you help? If yes, please complete an application form and return it to our school office or alternatively email it to by Friday 12th April 2024.


We look forward to receiving your application.


Miss Cook


The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people, all shortlisted volunteers will be subject to online checks. All successful volunteers are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Newdale’s child protection and safeguarding policy is accessible via the school website. We are also committed to equality and diversity.



Year 5 PE days

Year 5 PE days are currently Monday (swimming only for Mr Jackson’s class. Mr McFarland’s class will complete a PE session in school) and Tuesday (Gymnastics for both classes).

From the week beginning 29th April (school week 4), PE days will change to Tuesdays (gymnastics-indoors) and Thursdays (dodgeball and rounders-outdoors). This is for both classes.

Apologies for any confusion. We felt that it was important that Mr Jackson’s class have their full swimming entitlement and due to pool closures, this was unfortunately not possible during spring term and therefore delayed.

Many thanks,

Miss Jones

Year 4 – Welcome Back

We hope you are all looking forward to returning to school tomorrow – we can’t wait to see you all and hear what you have been up to over your Easter break.

Just a reminder about PE days this term.

Mrs Everall’s Class

– Outdoor PE (fitness) on Mondays for Weeks 1 and 2. On Monday 22nd April, Mrs Everall’s class will begin swimming lessons (more information to follow this week).

– Outdoor PE (cricket) on Fridays (please note, in Week 2 this will be moved to PE on Thursday 18th April due to Year 4 being on a trip on Friday).

Miss McCullagh’s Class

– Outdoor PE (fitness) on Mondays (all half-term)

– Outdoor PE (cricket) on Fridays (please note, in Week 2 this will be moved to PE on Thursday 18th April due to Year 4 being on a trip on Friday).

If you have any questions, please ask a member of the Year 4 team 😀

Welcome Back Reception

We look forward to welcoming everyone back for the final term of the year!

We can’t believe how fast this year is going and how much progress everyone has made. 🙂 We hope you have all had an amazing Easter break.

Some amendments to our timetable are as follows:

PE days are now Monday and Tuesday. Please come in Newdale PE kits on these days.
Forest school will now be on a Thursday afternoon. Please bring forest kits and wellies in a seperate kit bag on this day.

See you bright and early tomorrow to hear about your break.

The Reception Team.