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 😀

NSPCC Workshops for Parents

Workshop taking place on the following dates:

Tuesday 16th April, 2-3pm at Newdale Primary School

Tuesday 26th March, 6-7pm via Zoom using the following details:

Meeting ID: 899 7850 5526


Parent’s Evening entrance points

Please see below entrance points for Parent’s Evening this week. Please do not exit the building via the office, please leave via the the door you entered. Thank you



School lunch information

As we approach the end of the financial year, all ParentPay lunch accounts must be in credit before ordering a school lunch. This means that parents will need to make sure they have added money onto their account before the child orders their lunch for that day.  From Monday 18th March, if your child orders a school lunch and your account does not have the funds to cover the meal, the office will contact you to either bring in a lunch from home for your child or a payment must be made straight away on ParentPay. Please note that any debt after the 22nd March, will be charged to school so please can you ensure that this isn’t the case by clearing any existing debt on your child’s account. We appreciate your co-operation on this matter.

World Book Day Swap Shop

Thank you to all of the parents who have donated to the World Book Day Swap Shop.

We are all set up and ready to go!

Please come to the Den with your tickets at 8.35 or 3.10 on the following days:

Reception/ Year 1 – Tuesday 27th February

Year 2/ Year 3 – Wednesday 28th February

Year 4/ Year 5 – Thursday 29th February

Year 6 – Friday 1st March

Please use the door pictured below to enter the Den.





Year 4 Times Tables

In Year 4, we are all working really hard to learn all of the times tables up to 12 x 12. Today, the children have received their latest heat map from Times Tables Rockstars. Eight of the children in Miss McCullagh’s class have managed to turn their whole heat map green! We are so proud of the hard work they have been putting in to learning their multiplication facts!

Who will be next to ‘Go Green’?

Reminder – Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School – information session for parents

I would like to invite you to join me at Newdale Primary School on Wednesday 28th February from 5:00-5.45pm for an information session about Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School. This session aims to provide you with an insight into our school’s ethos, curriculum, extracurricular activities, and the various opportunities that Haberdashers’ Adams has to offer.

During this session, you will have the opportunity to:
• Learn about the advantages of a grammar school education
• Find out more about our transition to becoming fully co-ed as we welcome our first Year 7 girls this year
• Gain insights into our extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports teams
• Find out more about the admissions process and entrance test

We understand that choosing the right secondary school for your child is an important decision, and we are committed to providing you with all the information you need to make an informed choice.

Please RSVP by Monday 19th February via this form

Children are welcome to attend too.

If you are unable to attend this session but would like more information about Haberdashers’ Adams, please feel free to email me at

I look forward to meeting you and sharing with you all that Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School has to offer.

Yours sincerely,
Dr Hibbs
Head of Outreach, Haberdashers’ Adams

Year 4 – Making Torches

To link with our History unit, Year 4 have been using their Science and Design and Technology skills to design and create a torch to help a miner see in an underground mine. We had three criteria to meet in our design:

– our torches needed to light up,

– they needed a switch to be able to turn on and off,

– they needed to be portable

The children built an electrical circuit using a bulb and a switch. They made their own homemade switches using their knowledge of conductors and insulators. They then designed and built their torch. We were very impressed with their functional and creative designs.