Wednesday 20th March, 2024

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.

Tuesday 19th March, 2024

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 newdale.primary@taw.org.uk 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.


Monday 18th March, 2024

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


Monday 18th March, 2024

Easter Rafffle

The Easter Raffle will close tomorrow at midday. The raffle will be drawn on the afternoon of Wednesday 20th March. Please remember only one transaction can be made on ParentPay so all tickets must be purchased at the same time.

Winners will be contacted directly. Good luck everyone!

Friday 15th March, 2024

Achievement Assembly

This week children have been busy completing their end of term assessments and many classes have been on nature walks. Mrs Churm’s class had a lovely afternoon playing with the children’s toys from home as their BeSMART cup treat.

BeSMART Cup winners who will have a special treat next week: Mrs King’s class who have been working hard to proofread their writing! I can already see an improvement after just 3 days!

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 Hill’s Year 1 class with 99%

KS2 winners are Mr Mcfarland’s class with 98%

Achievers of the week:

Year 6 achievers: Filippos for effort put into editing his writing and Louie for making excellent contributions in class this week.

Year 5 achievers:  Robert for making a great effort at improving your presentation in your books.  Rhys for producing a great Newspaper Report in Literacy.

Year 4 achievers: Angelo for always taking on new challenges and being willing to push himself out of his comfort zone. Eva for working incredibly hard in our assessments and wowing us with her super scores!

Year 3 achievers: Noah for his amazing work during our science week activity. He showed the true makings of a scientist which resulted in creating an extremely accurate timer!

Year 2 achievers:  Elva for her fantastic literacy, work ethic, blossoming confidence and being a wonderful role model. Bertie for his incredible effort! I’m so proud of his work in all his lessons this week. He is trying exceptionally hard in reading.

Year 1 achievers: Sebastian for impressing all of the adults with his reading and Omish for always having a positive attitude and producing some high quality work.

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

Year 6 readers: Vincent for consistently reading 5 times a week and writing detailed comments. Gracja for a committed week of reading and interesting comments

Year 5 readers: Filip for always making an effort with his reading and diary comments, which is particularly impressive as English is his second language. Kayson for putting extra effort into his reading comments this week.

Year 4 readers: Georgie for reading with lovely expression and trying her best every week to read by herself! George for great daily summaries of his book and using ‘because’ to explain.

Year 3 readers: Rochae for her enjoyment of reading which lead to her reading multiple books this week. Bella for reading lots this week and answering my questions, well done Bella!

Year 2 readers: Raeya for her super effort! I can see her love of reading growing each week 😊 Miss Lowe’s reader has been chosen for her super effort with home reading.

Year 1 readers: George for great reading at home this week and answering the questions in his diary. Lola for reading 3 times at home this week and sharing her enjoyment of this!

Friday 15th March, 2024

Big Walk & Wheel

On Tuesday 19th March the Road Safety Team will be delivering a whole school assembly linked to the Big Walk and Wheel that Newdale are taking part in.

On this day the Road Safety Team will arrive at school around 8.20am and will stand on the gate to take down the names of those children arriving by foot, bike or scooter. During the assembly they will do a lucky dip draw with lots of spot prizes to be won.

Good luck everyone!

Friday 15th March, 2024

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.

Friday 15th March, 2024

Spring 2 SEND Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please click the link to see this half term’s edition of our SEND Newsletter.

As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s class teacher or SENDCO if you have any questions or concerns.

Spring 2 Newsletter