We continue to battle the virus in our school community and continue to rely on parents supporting us at home.
Please do not send your children into school if they are displaying Covid 19 symptoms
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
You need to get a PCR test booked straight away please and let us know the result.
There has been some changes in the advice we have been given as listed here …
For pupils identified as household or close contacts by Test and Trace:
- Household or close contacts of a positive cases are asked to take LFD tests daily for a period of 7 days from the start of what would have been their self-isolation period. This is in addition to the PCR they will have been recommended to take.
This is a request and though it is not issued by law, we ask you to help us in keeping control of the virus in our school.
We are ever hopeful that the vaccine rollout in secondary schools will impact the transmission rates from older siblings to Newdale children.
Rest assured we continue to do all we can to keep your children virus free.
Please click on the link below to view the fun and exciting activities Telford and Wrekin have planned for the October half term.
We are very excited to announce that children in Year 4 will be taking part in a ’Big Fancy Dress Singalong’ in aid of Children in Need to help raise money for child mental health projects. The children will be filmed by the BBC and the video will be on local social media via BBC Radio Shropshire’s Facebook page.
We hope that you will help us to raise money for this worthy cause by following the link below:
We hope you have all settled back into the school routines for this academic year. My name is Miss McCullagh and this year I will be co-ordinating Religious Education at Newdale.
To help us understand more about our families, we would really like an updated picture of the different religions, beliefs and values held by the children, and families, within our Newdale community. This will support us in ensuring that our Religious Education offer is as inclusive as possible for our community.
We would be really grateful if you could spend 5 minutes completing the survey below, by Tuesday 19th October.
Thank you in advance, for you support 😊
On 22nd October, we will be inviting your children to either dress down or wear Halloween fancy dress. We would like them to bring their costume in a bag to change into – they will need to wear school uniform before then. Please do not send in face paints, as we are not able to apply it for them. Due to restrictions, our teachers are planning lots of exciting activities that they can carry out in their classes, including Halloween arts and crafts. If your child chooses to bring in a costume on that day, please can any Halloween themed props be left at home e.g hats and masks are fine to bring in.
Dear parents and carers
We are writing to you so that you know how we are working with schools to manage Covid-19 and what you can do to help.
With the virus circulating in our communities, we are seeing an increasing number of cases in our schools.
This is something that is happening across the country.
Where there is a number of positive cases in a school, the government has provided guidance that sets
out the measures that should be taken to further minimise the spread of the virus. Our health protection
team uses this guidance to advise borough schools about how to manage Covid outbreaks.
Step up, step down measures
Where they are needed, your school will put temporary measures in place to reduce the spread of the
These ‘step-up’ measures could include recommending PCR testing for children in affected groups, reintroducing ‘bubbles’ whereby classes are separated and consideration of the use of face coverings (only
where it is appropriate to do so). Other measures may include limiting parental attendance in settings and
providing virtual transition or taster days. All measures will be implemented with consideration and focus
on minimal disruption to the children involved.
Your school will inform you of any step-up measures if they need to be introduced.
As soon as the number of cases at a school reduces, these measures will be stepped down again.
It is likely that schools in Telford and Wrekin, and those up and down the country, will need to use ‘step
up’ measures on and off throughout the year.
How you can help
To keep education and family life moving in Telford and Wrekin, we need everyone’s help.
Some practical things you can do to reduce the spread of the virus include:
• If your child has Covid symptoms, however mild, please keep them off school and book a PCR test
• Check household members for Covid twice a week at home with lateral flow tests, even if you are
• If a member of your household has Covid, book a PCR test for all other members of the household.
• Remember hands-face-space and fresh air.
By making the above part of your routine, even if you have had your Covid vaccinations, you can help to
stop the spread and keep your school community enjoying the things they love.
Thank you for all the efforts you and our schools are putting into tackling the virus.
Let’s all keep life moving in Telford and Wrekin.
Deputy Statutory Director of Public Health
This week Year 1 have been learning about Harvest. We have been discussing where our food comes from, how it is grown and how it is harvested. We talked about how during Harvest we thank God for this food and how we share our food with others.
This morning we have been very busy cooking cheese and vegetable muffins.
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