Dear Parents/Carers, A lot has been happening this week in school with: visits to the Health & Well Being festival, induction visits for our new September Reception children, First Aid training for our Year 6 pupils, visits to Isca and St Luke’s for our Year 6 pupils and visits around Exeter for Sequoia class. The next few weeks look just as busy so please check your school calendar to ensure that you don’t miss any events coming up.
Next Thursday, 29th June, Olive Class are going to run a cake sale to raise money for the Grenfell Tower disaster. If your child would like to buy a cake please send them along to school with some money, or you may like to donate a cake? Cakes will cost 20p to buy.
Many thanks to Claire Ward for organising this event along with Olive class children, which is a very kind gesture.
New member of teaching staff
We are pleased to announce that we have appointed a new class teacher for September to cover Jo Kingscott’s maternity leave. Her name is Veronique Chauvin and she is an experienced class teacher with specialisms in foreign languages. We are delighted that she will be joining our team and look forward to her sharing her expertise and experience with our existing staff.
Star team trophy
Congratulations to the Sandford team with 124 points, who are the winners of the ‘Star team trophy’ this week.
Other team scores were as follows:
2nd Portland team with 122 points
3rd Clifton team with 101 points
4th Belmont team with 86 points
‘The 10 Mile Feast’As part of the Food Glorious Food project, we have made links with Newtown Community Association based at the Belmont Park hut. They are holding a 30th birthday celebration called 'The 10 Mile Feast' on Saturday 1st July from 12-4pm.Well done to Lotta Ainsley whose logo design is being used on their posters, which you can see around the school! Families are welcome to join the 10 mile feast. Please bring along a dish made from locally sourced ingredients to share and enjoy the music.You can even enter it into the competition! It will be a wonderful picnic and we hope some of you can make it!
Reminders for week beginning Monday 26th June:
Hazel class – swimming. Please remind pupils to bring in their swimming costumes and towels.
Maple class visit to West Town Farm (food, glorious food, project)
Lunch time Football Club for Years 2 & 3 with Sports coaches provided by Exeter City FC
Olive class – swimming. Please remind pupils to bring in their swimming costumes and towels.
Parents evenings 3.40- 5.40pm
New Reception intake for September to visit from 2.00 – 3.25pm
Parents evenings 3.40- 5.40pm
Cake Sale at breaktime in the hall - Olive Class
Cricket Club – 3.30 – 4.30pm
Parents evenings 3.40- 5.40pm (Oak Class only)
Y5/6 Primary Olympics at St Lukes – please remember PE kit, packed lunch and water etc.
Lunch time Football Club for Years 4 /5 /6 with Sports coaches provided by Exeter City FC
SATURDAY 1ST JULY – 10 MILE FEAST at Belmont Park hut – dishes from across Exeter (12-4pm)
SUNDAY 2ND JULY – EXE VALLEY CHALLENGE
Please can we ask that all orders for class photographs are passed to the school office by Monday 26thJune so that orders can be sent off. Many thanks.
Many thanks for your continuing support,
Summer 2017 Term Dates:
Term Ends for children on: Friday 21st July 2017
Newtown Primary School Term Dates
Autumn 2017 Term Dates
Term Starts for children on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Pupils break up for half term on: Friday 20th October 2017
Pupils return to school on: Monday 30th October 2017
Term Ends for children on: Friday 15th December 2017
Spring 2018 Term Dates:
Term Starts for children on: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Pupils break up for half term on: Friday 9th February 2018
Pupils return to school on: Monday 19th February 2018
Term Ends for children on: Thursday 29th March 2018
Summer 2018 Term Dates:
Term Starts for children on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Bank Holiday: Monday 7th May 2018
Pupils break up for half term on: Friday 25th May 2018
Pupils return to school on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Term Ends for children on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Ruth Jones - Head teacher