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

PE, Crossbar and Swimming for Yr 5

In the summer term, year 5 will have gymnastics on a Tuesday and Crossbar on a Thursday. Swimming for Mr Jackson’s class will be on a Monday for the first two weeks. Many thanks.

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


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.

Mr Jackson

Dear Parents/Carers of children in Mr Jackson’s class,

Mr Jackson has given me permission to share more details with you so that you can better understand the situation with this class.

Mr Jackson had to undergo a very long and complex operation last half term in order to remove cancer cells. The surgeons are confident that they have removed all visible cancerous cells, but as we all know, it is not wise to gamble with cancer and therefore he will also be undergoing specialist radioactive therapy as soon as he is well enough.

He is feeling positive and looks forward to returning to his teaching position just as soon as he is able. We do not yet have a time frame for this as no one is sure as to how quickly he will recover from the next stage of his treatment.

I want to reassure you that we are doing all we can to ensure that the quality of education for your children remains high. The Newdale teams are working so hard to ensure this happens. Mr McFarland is doing a tremendous job leading on all of the planning and it makes me so proud to see how the teams rally around whenever we have challenging situations like this to deal with.

I know you will all join me in wishing Mr Jackson the best of luck as he continues his treatment and recovery.

We will of course update you of any changes as they arise.

Thank you for your understanding and patience at this difficult time.


Miss Cook

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.





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

Spring 2

Dear Parents/Carers,

Many thanks for your support across this last half term.

In Spring two, P.E and Crossbar days will remain the same (Tuesday and Wednesday). Mr McFarland’s class will continue to have their swimming lessons for the first two weeks back (Tuesday 20th and 27th). After this, Mr Jackson’s class will begin their swimming lessons, which will continue into the summer term.

Many thanks,

The Year 5 team.