Newton Farm Nursery, Infant & Junior School
Parents of Nursery children were invited to phonic sessions on Friday 15th February. The sessions were led by Mrs Hilbocus to help parents understand, and be able to help their children with phonics.
On Friday 8th February Newton Farm School celebrated Chinese New Year. Children from Nursery to Year 6 displayed their work and crafts and Year 2 did a Chinese dance.
On Thursday and Friday children in Year 6 were involved in the Bikeabilty Programme. Bikeability is a cycle training programme, about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle and stay safe on the road.
Parents were invited to attend Parents Forum meetings on Thursday 7th February at 9.00am and 5.30pm. The meetings were led by Mr Bradley and Miss Pindoria to discuss data.
For 2 Feet Road Safety Show visited Newton Farm School on Friday 1st February. Key Stage 2 children were involved in the show which teaches simple techniques that really work and make children safer and smarter when out on the road.
Meeting of the Friends of Newton Farm School
Children from Year 1 Elder and Oak retold the Nativity Story.
The staff performed Christmas Carols in the playground for the enjoyment(!) of children and parents/carers
We all enjoyed our Christmas Lunch on 18th December
The staff put on a pantomime on 18th December written by Year 6
Indian Music Teachers from Harrow Music Service have been teaching Year 3 children how to play the tabla and harmonium. Parents were invited to a music assembly on Thursday 13th December when they were able to listen to the children playing the instruments with confidence.
Parents of Year 4 children were invited to a meeting on Thursday 13th December. This meeting was led by Miss Goldschmidt and Mr Martinez to inform parents of the forthcoming Times Tables Checks trials for Year 4 children to be taken in the Summer Term.
The Re-generation team provide us with an interesting Christmas Assembly this week.
Parents Meetings were held on 5th/6th December for all pupils.
The Friends of Newton Farm held their AGM on Friday 23rd November. It was very well attended and more information about the meeting will be shared soon.
Governors of Newton Farm School were given an insight into daily life when they visited school on Friday 16th November.
On Tuesday 13th November, the Mayor of Harrow Councillor Kareema Marikar visited Newton Farm School for the Energy Awareness Event.
Remembrance Assembly: On Friday children from the Junior School attended an assembly on Remembrance. The assembly was led by children from Year 6 who read poems and letters they had written to the unnamed soldier who is buried in Westminster Abbey. Miss Smith played The Last Post which in military tradition, is the bugle call that signifies the end of the day's activities. It is also sounded at military funerals to indicate that the soldier has gone to his final rest and at commemorative services such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.
Diwali: Children at Newton Farm School celebrated Diwali (Hindu festival of lights) this week. An assembly was held on 8th November where children in Year 3 re-enacted the Hindu Story of Rama and Sita. Year 2 held a fashion display, children in Nursery displayed their rangoli patterns and children throughout the school dressed up in their traditional dress for this happy occasion.
Mr Bradley, Miss Vaghela and Miss Eamus accompanied the children who raised the most Read-a-Thon sponsorship to Waterstone Book Shop in Harrow where they ordered books for the whole school
Thank you for all the wonderful food donations that you have gathered for the Harvest Festival; the food bank has also shared their gratitude in the letter below. We would like to say a special thank you to Mr Sasikumar for his generosity. He kindly volunteered to take the time out of his day to transport all the donations to the foodbank for us. We are very grateful to him.
Book Week ended with a Showcase Assembly where pupils displayed their great pieces of work created during the week.
Parents attended Phonics Workshops in Reception and Y1 classes to gain a better understanding of how phonics is taught at Newton Farm School.
Book Week Model Winners were announced and many fantastic models were on display in our main foyer area. Congratulations to the winners.
We all enjoyed Book Character Dress Up Day during Book Week too.
During Book Week an author, Matt Dickinson, came into school to tell us about his book and to sign copies.
Miss Vaghela led the Parents Forum on Thursday 4th October, where parents were given an introduction to Philosophy for Children, otherwise known as P4C.
Critical Thinking /Reading Mornings - Parents are invited into school every Tuesday and Friday morning to read to their children.
European Day of Languages
Parents were invited to attend a meeting on Thursday 20th September on Growth Mindset led by Miss Pindoria (Deputy Headteacher) and Mr Bradley.
Food Tasting with Miss Rose
On Thursday 13th September Mr Bradley led a Parents Forum meeting. Parents were informed of the plans for this current academic year and the changes and awards that took place last year.
1st Day of the Autumn Term - Welcome back . . .