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School Newsletters 2018/19

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Newsletter - March 2019

Springtime is always one of my favourite times of year, as we see the school environment and pupils come to life with so much potential. Many of you will have noticed the new and improved entrance into school, which has been landscaped to reflect the rest of our fantastic school.

Parents will also notice that our windows have also been ‘filmed’ to provide an extra layer of security for our pupils.

Children in Years 6 & 2 have really been working hard in the build up to their SATs test. Thank you parents for all of your support with this, particularly if you have come to one of the training sessions so that you are aware of what they are expected to do.

Thanks go also to Year 6 staff, particularly Mrs Thomas who is steadfastly working with the children before school four mornings per week.

Easter time will soon be upon us, and once again there will be even more opportunities for you to come in and celebrate events with us. I am particularly looking forward to our annual egg decorating competition for Key Stage 2 children, as the standards and inventiveness get more spectacular year on year.

Key stage 1 and EYFS will have their fantastic spring hats display, which we love all of the children to participate in.

As we move toward gaining our Gold Award in Philosophy for Children (P4C) we have been given a date when we will be assessed—July 2nd 2019. We are looking forward to showcasing what a difference this initiative has had on our pupils.

All good wishes.

Mrs Hanks

World Book Day

Last Thursday, New Hall pupils became a walking dictionary in our very first Vocabulary Parade! We were amazed by the word choices and imaginative ways that words were represented throughout the school. It was fantastic way for everyone (including the teachers!) to learn new vocabulary.

During the day, author Steve Smallman, shared his humorous stories and impressive illustrations with every year group. Look on Twitter to see how Reception have already used his drawings to inspire their own story!

Thank you to everybody for making this year’s World Book Day such a success.

Red Nose Day

Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. It’s the day when people across the land can get together and raise money at home, school and work.

On Friday 15th March everybody at New Hall Primary had the opportunity to pay £1 and come in non-uniform; dress in red or show off their Red Nose Day merchandise!

We once again managed to raise a substational £289 which will be spent on supporting vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally.

Thank you for your support – it really does help change people’s lives!

New and Improved Entrance

To keep our surroundings looking nice can we please ask for your help? Please can you make sure that your child DOES NOT run on the gravel, pick up the gravel or throw the gravel.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Uniform Grant

Forms are still available for collection. Please remember to attach evidence and sign the document. Deadline to return these forms is Friday 29th March.

E-Safety Tip

If you receive any messages or pictures that worry or upset you talk to an adult you trust. You may also re-port it online, via the thinkuknow website

Wrap Round and School Meals

Reminder - Wrap Around payments need to be paid a month in advance. School meals need to be paid one week in ad-vance. Failure to do so may result in us no longer being able to provide a Wrap Around service or school dinners for your child.

Job Vacancy

Cook – (Deputy Catering Supervisor) 20 hours per week - Term Time Only – Maternity Cover Start Date – 29 April 2019 or ASAP after this date 10:15 am to 2:15 pm (may vary dependent on service needs) If you are interested and require an job application pack please go onto our website: and print off the necessary documents there or ask at reception.

Easter Play Scheme

We are running a holiday play scheme during the Easter holidays. It will commence from Monday 15th April until Thursday 18th April. If you are interested please collect a registration pack from reception.

FYI - There will be a holiday play scheme in May, from Tuesday 28th until Friday 31st. Packs to follow shortly.

Lost Glasses

We have 12 pairs of glasses sitting in our school office that must belong to someone. If your child has misplaced their glasses please come to reception and have a look. If glasses had name tags on we would have been able to return these glasses to their owner.

Swimming Lessons

There are places available for mother and baby and mother & toddler to have swimming lessons on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning at New Hall swimming pool. If you would like more information please call Helen on 07792 181483.

Graco Booster Seats for sale

Brand new, never been used 2 Graco Booster seats Rugby 8492RGBE. £5 each, cash only on collection, first come first served. If you would like to purchase, please come to the school office with the money.


Parents, if you would like to know more about the curriculum planned for your children, this can be found on our website under ‘Our School’. If you have any queries please speak to the class teacher.

Star Burst

Thursday 14 March: UKS2

  • Team Steadman - Kalvin
  • Team Collis - Finn
  • Team Thomas - Daniel
  • Team Roberts - Christopher

Thursday 21 March: EYFS and KS1

  • Team Carpenter - Kaydn
  • Team Degville - Harry
  • Team Lynch - Damians
  • Team Rainbird - Lamees
  • Team Wood - Kailen
  • Team Edwards - Amelia

Attendance - Golden Balls

  • W/C 25/02/19 - Team Carpenter 99.4% plus 11 team with +95%
  • W/C 4/03/19 - Team Roberts 100% plus 8 teams with +95%
  • W/C 11/03/19 - Team Edwards and Steadman 100% plus 8 teams +95%

Diary and Term Dates

See our Diary Dates page.

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