Posted by Ruth Jones on 23 April 2017 | Comments

Dear Parents/Carers, We hope that you all enjoyed the Easter holiday break and it is lovely to see all of our pupils back so enthusiastic to begin the summer term. We will be sending out the dates for the Summer term shortly, but we did send home a yearly overview of events way back in the Autumn Term which parents can refer to.

Our next whole school event is on Friday 5th May, when we hold our May Day celebrations which starts at 2pm. Parents and grand-parents are invited to come along and watch, as every child in the school will be participating and it’s a great event for everyone involved. We will keep our fingers crossed for a dry, warm afternoon because if it rains this event will have to be postponed.

Star team trophy 

Congratulations to the Portland team with 101 points, who are the winning team of the ‘Star team trophy’ this week.Other team scores were as follows:

2nd Clifton team with 84 points

3rd Belmont with 49 points

4th Sandford team with 44 points

Food, Glorious Food Project – help needed please

Parents, grand-parents and friends of the school are invited to help dig over the raised planter in Belmont Park on Wednesday 26th April and Wednesday 3rd May from 10am-12noon.

A small group of children from Cherry, Elm and Pre-school will also be going along with Jo Kingscott to help, plus other community members involved in this exciting project. Please see Jo Kingscott in Cherry Class if you would like to come along.

Winners of the Easter Egg Competitions

We had some fantastic entries in our Easter Egg competition this year. Well done to all the pupils who entered and thank you to parents for supporting us with this. We would like to thank Keith Spencer, our caretaker, as he had the extremely difficult job of choosing the winners which were as follows:

Easter hats and bonnets  e4

1st Evie and Reuben Rawson

2nd Jo-Jo Carey-Jones

3rd Molly Jackson

Decorated Eggs

1st Amelia Hawkins

2nd Edward Belshaw

3rd Abby Foster e3

 Miniature Gardens

1st Kalel Coleman

2nd Joe Krage

3rd Sofia  Aleksieva-Chilton


Clubs for Summer Term.

Mondays – Dance club continues for those pupils who attended in the spring term and are in the middle of rehearsals for the Respect Festival. The club runs from 3.30 – 4.30pm.

Thursdays – Cricket club for years 3/4/5/6. Starting on 11th May for

 9 weeks from 3.30 – 4.30pm.

There are only 20 places available on this club and forms are available from the school office.

Friday lunch time – Football club – this club is full but please speak to the school office and we will place names on a reservation list. If a lot of pupils are interested we can look to set up another session if numbers are viable.

Reminders for week beginning Monday 24th April,  2017: 

Monday - Dance club 3.30 – 4.30pm in the school hall with Mrs Bailey

Hazel class – swimming. Please remember to bring in your swimming costumes and towels.

Tuesday - Olive class – swimming. Please remember to bring in your swimming costumes and towels.

Wednesday -St Luke’s to visit our Y6 regarding transition

A small group of pupils from Cherry, Maple and Elm classes to visit Belmont Park to help with planting

KS1 football tournament 2.30 – 5.00pm (8 pupils)  with Mrs Floyd – (please see  Mrs F  if you can support)


Friday- Lunch time Football Club for Years 3-6 with Sports coaches provided by Exeter City FC

Maple class sewing seeds with Devon Wildlife Trust on Sandford Walk – (please see Mrs Floyd if you can support)


We are delighted to announce that Magda, one of our meal time assistants had a baby boy during the Easter holidays. We would like to pass on our congratulations to her and her family.

DevonNorse – vacancy

Cleaner required at Newtown Primary School - 12.5 hours a week, 41 weeks per year.

Please speak to school office for more details and application form.

Many thanks for your continuing support,

Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones - Head teacher