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 😀

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.

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!

Achievement Assembly

This week we all loved seeing the children dressed up as their favourite book characters – we really did have such a wonderful day across the school. Happy weekend everyone!  

BeSMART Cup winners who will have a special treat next week: Mrs Churm’s Year 3 class.

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 a super 99%

KS2 winners are Miss Jones’ Year 6 class with 98%

Achievers of the week:

Year 6 achievers: Orla for consistently working to the best of her ability. AnaLucia for putting 100% effort into all areas of her learning 😊

Year 5 achievers:  Bella for having a great first week at Newdale and settling in so well. Mason for a super effort during assessment week.

Year 4 achievers: Isla for being a kind, caring and enthusiastic member of our class. She always makes school enjoyable for us 😊 Amalia for her positive attitude to learning, endless enthusiasm and for making school enjoyable for everyone.

Year 3 achievers: Nathan for working much more independently in lessons and producing a wonderful Chance to Shine story. Lealand for putting excellent effort into his independent work in class this week.

Year 2 achievers:  Beauty for always trying her best in all that she does and with a lovely, infectious smile. Her confidence has grown too! Jack for putting his best effort in all week! He’s had such a positive attitude to our SATs quizzes, fairytale writing and foundation subjects. I couldn’t be prouder. Keep up the hard work.

Year 1 achievers: Addison for being a great role model and always being positive. River for being a ray of sunshine in our class, following the BeSMART code consistently and being super helpful all the time!

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

Year 6 readers: Holly for increased effort with reading at home and managing to read 5 times for the last two weeks. Connor for completing his five reads and keeping me on my toes with an interesting fact a day.

Year 5 readers: Emma – a second award for Emma who continues to challenge herself and impress with her reading diary work. Whitney – This is a second reading award for Whitney – for her amazing book review and character description. Her love of books clearly shows though in the comments.

Year 4 readers:  Cayden for listening carefully in Guided Reading and taking his time to read carefully in his reading NFER. Georgia for showing great enthusiasm with her home reading.

Year 3 readers: Le’Shane for improved effort with reading at home, well done superstar! Ashton for super reading at home this week and reading with great enthusiasm when he read to me this week.

Year 2 readers: Alfie for his improved reading confidence and fluency in RWI.  Elena for trying so hard all the time. We are especially proud of her for her independence and creative questions.

Year 1 readers: Bella for reading more frequently at home with an adult. Udayveer for reading consistently at home.

Big Walk & Wheel

Newdale will be taking part in the Big Walk & Wheel, the UK’s biggest inter-school walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling to school competition between Monday 11th March – Friday 22nd March.

As part of the competition we will be collating each day the total of children who have travelled to school either walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling

Where possible, please encourage children to travel to school either by, walk, wheel, scoot or cycle between the above dates. The higher our scores the better, schools will be entered into a daily prize draw for rewards including equipment and accessories if over 15% of pupils walk, use a wheelchair, scoot or cycle on that day of the challenge.

Link attached with details about the competition.

Good luck everyone!

Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel 2024

 

Achievement Assembly

This week everyone settled brilliantly back into school after the half term break. Another great week full of proud teachers trying to nominate their classes for the BeSMART cup…

BeSMART Cup winners who will have a special treat next week: Miss McCullagh’s year 4 class for an outstanding first week back in school – including when we had special visitors in our classroom. They have made all their adults very proud with their effort and independence. School has been very enjoyable for us all!

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 an amazing 100%

KS2 winners are Mr Jackson’s year 5 class with an amazing 100%

Achievers of the week:

Year 6 achievers: Rossi for fantastic effort and good progress in maths and Freddie for coming back to school motivated to learn.

Year 5 achievers: Emilio for showing a good attitude to learning this week. Harlan for super literacy work and having the right attitude to learning.

Year 4 achievers: Jesse for coming back to school with a fantastic attitude and being an excellent role model to his peers this week. George for great enthusiasm and a positive attitude to learning.

Year 3 achievers: Iris for making excellent progress when telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Ben for conquering telling the time to 5 minutes and showing his true BeSMART behaviours!

Year 2 achievers: Coby for being such an enthusiastic and positive member of the class. He certainly makes school enjoyable for others as a kind-hearted, caring pupil. Corban for constantly making us smile, laugh and proud with his infectious smile and giggle. His effort in all lessons is wonderful.

Year 1 achievers: Zion for always being enthusiastic with her learning and radiating positivity through the classroom! Stefanie for always working hard in the classroom and being an excellent role model to her peers.

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

Year 6 readers: Lacey for her extra effort over half term and Isobelle for consistently reading 5 times.

Year 5 readers: Amelia for her great reading over half term and continued effort this week.  Freddie for impressing with his brilliant effort to improve.

Year 4 readers: Elliott for outstanding speed reading! Mrs Everall’s reader was chosen for consistently reading at least 3 times a week.

Year 3 readers: Rosie for reading throughout the holidays. Esmae for super comments and drawings in her reading diary

Year 2 readers: Jake for his increased reading at home, even when ‘he is feeling tired’. Super effort! Lucas for his wonderful efforts in reading and improvements in RWI.

Year 1 readers: Muna for consistently reading and writing detailed comments each day and Emily for reading three times at home this week! Miss Hill’s reader was chosen for doing fantastic reading with Mrs Pool, our volunteer reader.

Achievement Assembly

We have reached the end of a short, but no less busy half term! This week the children learnt about being safe online on Safer Internet Day, Year 3 went to Enginuity, Year 5 had a superb trip to Harry Potter Studios and Year 1 had a drama workshop for The Great Fire of London where they wowed our visitors with their historical knowledge.

Have a wonderful half term and we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 20th February.

BeSMART Cup winners who will have a special treat in the first week back after half term: Miss Buckingham’s class for following the BeSMART code independently during assemblies (nominated by Miss Marshall). Miss Buckingham was also proud of her class for being resilient when they find things tricky and always being super caring for each other and the teachers.

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 Mrs King’s Y2 class with 97%

KS2 winners are once again Mr Banfield’s Y3 class with 98%

Achievers of the week:

Year 6 achievers: Alfie for being inquisitive and showing enthusiasm in our lessons. Harry for his effort and hard work in maths.

Year 5 achievers: Mr Mcfarland’s achiever has been chosen for always setting the right example and behaving well. Noah for his amazing handwriting in his Chance to Shine this week.

Year 4 achievers: Jake for making a fantastic torch in our DT lessons and sharing his brilliant skills with others. Kian for excellent division work this week!

Year 3 achievers: Kaius for rightly so, being proud of his wonderful work this week. Logan for creating excellent shape poems about animals.

Year 2 achievers: Alex for including lots of detail and geographical facts in his postcard from Alice Springs. I was blown away with all that he remembered. Lexi has shown improvements across all subjects, she is becoming more independent when working and focusing on her presentation. She’s very proud of herself and so are we.

Year 1 achievers: Ollie for working hard with all his writing this week, using exciting vocabulary and writing with supersonic speed! Isabel for her wonderful diary entry about Samuel Pepys. She used wonderful vocabulary and a range of SPAG features.

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

Year 6 readers: Miss Jones’ reader was chosen for always happily completing her full complement of reads and Amari for consistently reading 5 times a week

Year 5 readers: Diya Nair for reading five times this week even though so was feeling poorly.  Mr Mcfarland’s reader was chosen for working hard on reading independently and developing a great love of books.

Year 4 readers: Maddy for being an absolute superstar with her home reading this week. Charlie for excellent listening in our Guided Reading sessions.

Year 3 readers: Boden for consistently reading at home. Eliza for reading every day and writing lovely comments about her cat stories.

Year 2 readers: Jacob for consistently reading at home and starting to talk to us about what he has read. Poppy  for consistently reading, writing fantastic comments and it support her incredible writing.

Year 1 readers: Zorawar for reading consistently at home and improving his fluency. Sofia for reading lots at home.

Year 1- PE Days and Forest School

There will be no forest school next half term (it will resume again in Summer 1).

 

PE days will continue to be on a Monday (indoor) and a Wednesday (outdoor).

Don’t forget, you can contact the Year 1 team via the Year 1 email: newdale.year1team@taw.org.uk

We hope the children have a restful half term and we look forward to seeing them when they return.

 

Thank your for your continued support.

The Year 1 Team

 

Year 1- Miss Hill’s Class

We have had a brilliant week this week in Year 1.

In Art this half term, the children have been learning about Andy Goldsworthy (a sculptor inspired by nature). This week, the children have used clay to design and sculpt their own snail shell inspired by Goldsworthy.

Here are some photos below:

The children also had a great time this week, learning all about the Great Fire of London through a drama workshop.

 

The children enjoyed their BeSMART treat this week, playing with their toys from home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 & 2 craft club

We have loved watching your skills and confidence grow in the last 5 weeks :)

Please see some of the skills we have taught through the exploration of our Chinese New Year theme!

 

We have added to our dragons each week.

  • Year 2s were great at helping our year 1s draw around hands and cut out the tricky gaps between fingers.
  • We used cotton buds to print dots along our dragons’ bodies.
  • They have split pins to help them move.

We hope you like our super cool New Year dragons!

Last week we also worked hard to improve our painting techniques. We know how much paint we should have on our brush.