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.  

Achievement Assembly

This week Year 2 loved their trip to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery where they painted self-portraits and explored artefacts to learn more about Florence Nightingale’s life. Did you know she had a pet owl? We also went on a nature walk to learn about evergreen or deciduous trees.

Year 3 have had a visit from the Animal Man this week and were able to get up close with a range of animals and some even managed to conquer their fears!

Mrs King’s class spent a little bit more time outdoors visiting the park for their BeSMART treat and enjoying an Easter treat.

We hope you all have a lovely Easter break and look forward to seeing everyone again on Monday 8th April.

BeSMART Cup winners who will have a special treat next week: Mr McFarland’s class – ‘for working so hard over this last half term and really making Miss Perkins and me proud with their efforts to improve their presentation and brilliant reading at home.’

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

KS1 winners are Miss Buckingham’s Year 1 class with 99%

KS2 winners are Mrs Everall’s Year 4 class with 98%

Achievers of the week – some extra achievers this week for winning the school Science Poster competition:

Year 6 achievers: Vincent for excellent presentation and making fantastic progress in writing. Harrison for his contributions and resilient nature shown in class discussions 😊

Year 5 achievers:  Seb for writing, filming and editing a fantastic newspaper report, working brilliantly with his peers. Natalia for fantastic creativity in art lessons- she has shown she could be a future fashion designer!

Year 4 achievers: Cayden for being a resilient, happy and polite member of our class, even when things get tricky! Erin for being an all-round superstar and for beautiful presentation in all lessons.

Year 3 achievers: Brandon for his bravery and enthusiasm during the Animal Man visit. Isabelle for being a fantastic friend and having the courage to try new things.

Year 2 achievers:  Ezra for trying his best to improve his handwriting, adding more to his writing and for being kind to everyone. Mrs King’s achiever has a brilliant attitude to learning! He has had exceptional recall of our Geography and History topics this term and is linking knowledge in incredible non-fiction writing. I am so proud of his work.

Year 1 achievers: Miss Hill’s achiever was chosen for always trying hard and making great progress this half term.  Emily for her brilliant effort in phonics this week, reading lots of words with her new sounds in.

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

Year 6 readers: Filip a strong week of read theory texts and great new facts learnt. Ethan for reading a good range of fiction and non-fiction and always reading 5 times.

Year 5 readers: Joey for making a huge effort this week to read 5 times. Archi for starting to show some independence with his reading comments this week. Please keep it up.

Year 4 readers: Jake for reading at home 4 times this week. Emilia for showing outstanding comprehension of what she reads and of what is read to her.

Year 3 readers: Maisie for her sheer dedication towards reading! Phoebe for her wonderful reading at home which has sparked her imagination to start writing her own book that she has shared with us this week.

Year 2 readers: Jack is Mrs King’s star reader for his growing love for reading. He is such an active member of her reading group and is making brilliant progress as a result. Robyn for her love of reading which has enhanced her writing.

Year 1 readers: Isabel for great reading at home and always answer her challenge from Mrs Wilmot. Mayra for reading consistently at home and writing lots herself in her diary.

School Dinner pricing from Summer term

From next term all school dinners will be charged at £2.70. We know this is an increase, but we are still confident that our school lunches offer great value and provide a nutritious lunch for all children.  The new menu will be distributed and added to the website as soon as school receive it.

Thank you

Newdale Team

Cyber Prevent and Protect Sessions for Parents & Carers

Cyber Prevent Live Information Session for Parents, Guardians & Carers –

A live online session giving advice on how to make a referral into the Cyber Choices programme; an explanation of how it operates and what to look out for with children in your care.

8th April2024  at 6pm


29th April 2024 at 6pm


Cyber Protect Live Information Session for Parents, Guardians & Carers –

A live online session giving advice on how to keep yourself and your family safe online. This will be presented by West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit Prevent Team in conjunction with West Mercia’s Force Cyber Crime Unit.

24th April 2024 at 6pm


8th May 2024 at 6pm –





Message from Miss Cook

Dear Parents/Carers,

No one can quite believe that we are already on the brink of the Easter Holidays. This term has zoomed by.

It certainly has been action packed with many exciting things planned for the children.

Teachers have been very busy mapping out the summer term. We really do hope that the weather is kind to us, as many events during the summer are outside.

From all of the teams at Newdale, we wish you a happy Easter and look forward to welcoming your children back next term.

Kind regards,

Miss Cook

Easter Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to Jake in Year 4 who has won our giant Easter prize this year!

All other prizes will be sent home with children today.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket, a grand total of £672.00 has been raised which is our best year yet! All money raised will go back into school to help subsidise trips, events & experiences for our children.

Thank you everyone for taking part.

Finance and Personnel Committee Update

The Finance and Personnel Governors met this week and without doubt the highlight was again talking to children! We invited a group of children with additional needs from across the school to talk to us about their learning and the support they receive. It was reassuring for Governors to hear how enthusiastic they are about school.

Schools across the country are under immense pressure to remain financially stable. Governors scrutinised the Newdale budgets and discussed ideas moving forward. Measures that will be taken will ensure we are financially stable and yet, will not affect the quality of education for our children.

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.

Volunteering Application Form

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.