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School Newsletters 2018/19

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Newsletter - May 2019

It hardly seems possible that the first half term of the summer term is coming to a close. Although it has been short, as always it has been packed with incredible experiences for the students at New Hall. Please take the time to read about some of these in the newsletter.

Years 2 and 6 have had a very busy half time with their SATs taking place. The students have all worked incredibly hard to do their very best in these tests that the government tell us to take. Thank you to the parents who have encouraged, supported and worked alongside their children. A huge thank you must also go to all of the staff who work so tirelessly for the pupils here.

Fortunately we have seven weeks for the second summer term. I know that it will be equally packed with opportunities for you to come into school for a whole variety of events. I look forward to welcoming you.

Please be aware of summer uniform rules as well as sun safety. Let’s hope the sun shines for half term!

All good wishes,

Mrs Hanks

Team Palmer Trip to Gudwara

For this year's RE trip, Y4 visited the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick - the largest Gurdwara in Europe! We were given a tour of the building and learnt lots about Sikhism from our guide.

We were allowed into the main hall to watch a service taking place, got to ask lots of questions and we were made to feel incredibly welcome.

The best bit was tasting the chapati, dal (pulses) and rice pudding in the Langar!

The Grammar Schools in Birmingham Entrance Test for September 2020

Children only need to sit one entrance test to be considered for one or more of the Grammar Schools in Birmingham.

The entrance test for September 2020 entry will be held on September 7th September 2019 and parents of Year 5 considering a Grammar school education for their child will need to register them for the test by 4pm on Friday 28th June 2019.

Parents can find more information on the schools admission policies and can register their child for the test by visiting

Mayor's Visit

Earlier this year, New Hall won a grant as part of the Mayor's Physical Activity Challenge to support girls in years five and six to be more active and take up the type of exercise they might enjoy as they grow up.

The girls took part in street dance, yoga and boxercise workshops. Following the success of this project, the Mayor of Sutton Coldfield came to visit us in school to meet the girls and find out more about what we were doing.

The street dance sessions that the girls enjoyed so much will be continuing as a lunchtime club this term.

Tennis Lessons

This term, all children in KS2 will visit Walmley Tennis Club for a one hour tennis lesson with the club's lead instructors. The children in classes that have been so far have played fun warm-up games, learnt important ball and racket skills and played in mini tournaments. Each session has been really well organised and great fun!

Visit to find out more.

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Team

New Hall Primary Breakfast Club were awarded a grant from The Kellogg's Breakfast Team which was put to use by giving our breakfast pupils extra activities, 3 mornings a week for seven weeks!

Miss Wilde has been teaching the children new team games to play for all ages. It has been so much fun, pupils and staff have learnt some new games to carry on playing.

Thank you Miss Wilde and the Kellogg's Team!

Late Collection

School finishes at 3pm and children should be collected at 3pm. Any children who are not collected at 3pm will incur a late charge.

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 advance. Failure to do so may result in us no longer being able to provide a Wrap Around service or school dinners for your child.

Swimming Lessons

There are places available for mother & 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.

E-Safety Tip

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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 9 May: UKS2

  • Team Steadman - Luis
  • Team Collis - Sulaiman
  • Team Thomas - Ellie
  • Team Roberts - China

Thursday 16 May: EYFS/KS1

  • Nursery - Georgia
  • Team Carpenter - Oliver
  • Team Degville - Lottie
  • Team Lynch - Muhammad
  • Team Rainbird - Lainie-Mai
  • Team Wood - Taylor
  • Team Edwards - Nevaeh

Thursday 23 May: LKS2

  • Team Durning - Lily
  • Team Walker - Cienna Mai
  • Team Palmer - Maryan
  • Team Scrivens - Leo

Diary and Term Dates

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