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Events 2018/2019

On Thursday 18th July the musicians from the Harrow Music Service performed a concert for the pupils which was enjoyed by everyone!

On Thursday 11th July and Friday 12th July meetings were held for parents of children starting Nursery and Reception Classes in September.

Evangeline Perry visited Newton Farm School on Friday 12th July. Evangeline is a synchronised skater and has represented Great Britain in the World Synchro Championships 2018

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed Bike-It Breakfast and the early morning aerobics session on 11th July.

The Power of Yet assembly (Growth Mindset) took place on Friday 21st June. The Power of Yet’s character NED stands for •Never Give Up, •Encourage Others and •Do Your Best

Teachers from J&C Academy held a Parents Forum on Thursday 20th June, to inform parents of the activities they offer to children in their Breakfast and After School Clubs.

Governors of Newton Farm School visited on Wednesday 19th June to gain an insight into daily life for staff and children at school.

EYFS Forum (Early Years Foundation Stage) Parents Forum and Overview with Mrs Hilbocus (Friday 14th June)

Mr Bradley and Miss Pindoria held a Parents Forum on Thursday 13th June to inform parents of Parent App (quick and easy communication with parents) and Parent Pay (the cashless system for schools).

Children and staff made a lot of noise when the Rock Steady Company visited on Wednesday 22nd May.

Mr Bradley held a Parents Forum on Thursday 23rd May to inform parents of the New Curriculum Developments.

A lady from London Fire Service visited Newton Farm School on Friday 17th May to talk to children in Year 2 and Year 5 about fire safety.

Parents of Year 2 children attended a KS1 SATs meeting on Thursday 9th May.

On Thurs 2nd May our Year 1 parents attended a Parents Forum led by Miss Mehta & Mrs Jiwa covering Phonics Screening Testing. This test will take place in the Summer Term for Year 1 children and is meant to show how well a child can use phonics skills and to identify those who need extra phonics help. The DfE defines the checks as “short, light-touch assessments” that take about four to nine minutes to complete.

African Drumming Showcase by Y4

Easter Assembly by Re-Generation

Wear a Hat Day Friday 29th March 2019 - Children and staff wore hats today to raise money for Brain Tumour research. A winner was selected from every class, and Miss Pedersen Year 3 Yew won the staff competition.

We all had fun dressing up in Red & White for RED NOSE DAY :-)

Children enjoyed shooting goals against a few of the teachers to raise money for Comic Relief and making purchases from the Picnic Sale.

The Governors of Newton Farm School visited on Thursday 28th February. Parents, children and staff were informed of the roles and responsibilities of School Governors, and were given the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session.

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 . . .