Newton Farm Nursery, Infant & Junior School
As a school we have been celebrating being different. We hosted an International Week. Each year explored a different country. We took part in various activities that taught us all about that country. On Friday we had the opportunity to discover what all the other classes have learnt about their country.
Ready Steady cook - The children enjoyed a interactive assembly, where students were invited on stage to cook all types of recipes. This was hosted by Chartwells.
On Thursday 16th January Mr Bradley (Headteacher) held a Parents Forum to discuss the schools results.
On Monday 13th January a company named For2feet visited Newton Farm School to teach the children pedestrian skills and how to stay safe on the roads at all times.
Year 1 Elder and Oak parents were invited to a Parent Phonics Workshop on Friday 17th January. The workshops are to help the parents understand phonics, so they in turn can help their children with their reading.
Christmas Concert - the Junior School musicians and singers put on a concert for pupils, staff and parents at St Andrews Church which was enjoyed by all
On Thursday 5th December PC Hannah Bird visited Newton Farm School. She explained to children in Year 5 and Year 6 the many roles of her job and informed them how to stay safe and make the right choices.
On Thursday 14th November a number of children attended the England vs Montenegro football match at Wembley. This was a great opportunity for the children (and staff!) which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. One of our pupils was an England Mascot!
Governor’s Day at Newton Farm School - On Thursday 14th November, Newton Farm School governors spent a day in school to experience day to day life in school.
Y1 Toy Museum - The Freshwater Theatre visited school on Wednesday 13th November to show the Y1 pupils how toys looked and how they worked many years ago. A history workshop was held on Toys past and present.
The pupils at Newton Farm have been learning all about Food Waste through interactive workshops with Chartwells (School Meal Provider). The aim of the workshops was to raise awareness about the issue of food waste and to look at why so much food is wasted. For being too big, too small, the wrong colour, size or shape, tonnes of perfectly good fresh fruit and veg are thrown away each year.
Book Week: Children and staff have enjoyed the many activities that have taken place at school this week. On Tuesday a Book Bus arrived in the car park and children had the opportunity to visit the bus and buy a book of their choice. On Wednesday and Thursday we had a visit from authors Richard Gough and Elizabeth Morley. On Friday children and staff dressed up as a book character. Key Stage 1 and 2 winners and runners up of the model making competition were chosen by the Learning Council and announced in assembly.
The Book Bus arrived at school on Tuesday 5th November to support our Book Week activities. Throughout the day children and parents had the opportunity to visit the bus and purchase books.
Mr Martinez and Ms Silva held a Parents Forum on Thursday 31st October to inform the parents of the Multiplication Tables Check. All Y4 children will have their multiplication skills formally tested in the summer term of Year 4 from 2020
Children in Year 4, 5 and 6 recently had the opportunity to receive Level 1 and Level 2 Bikeability training. Bikeability is a cycle training programme which aims to give children the practical skills and help to understand how to cycle safely on the road.
Friends of Newton Farm held their AGM meeting on Friday 11th October. The meeting was held to inform parents of the up and coming events for the children.
On 3rd October 2019 Miss Burgess ran a Parents Forum meeting on the topic of Eco and the school's approach.
On 20th September Miss Pindoria ran a Parents Forum focusing on Cloud Technology and the new approach within school to IT.
The Re-Gen Team came into school on 25th September to put on a Harvest Assembly.
Parents Forum - Mr Bradley ran a School Briefing meeting for parents on 19th September.
First Day at School - we welcome the pupils back to school and look forward to a productive year ahead.