Dear Parents/Carers, Another busy week, with preparations now well underway for the ‘May Day’ celebrations next Friday afternoon. We hope that parents and grandparents will be able to come along to our unique annual event which will start at 2pm as long as the weather is dry.
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.
Easter1 e4 e3 Dear Parents/Carers, Many thanks to all the children who took part in the Easter competitions today. All of the entries were of an amazing standard and Keith Spencer our caretaker had the extremely difficult job of choosing the winners.
Dear Parents/Carers, Congratulations to Elm class for a brilliant assembly this morning and thank you to the parents who were able to join us. The children spoke beautifully and with great confidence, so well done to them all for working so well as a team.
Dear Parents/Carers, Well done to Oak class for a fantastic assembly this morning and many thanks to all the parents who came along. We learnt about how to be a good friend and to look after each other.
Dear Parents/Carers, Thank you to the four parents who came along to the ‘grammar workshop’ last Wednesday, which was led by our Literacy Lead Vicky Darious. Since 2016, grammar, spelling and punctuation have become a huge part of the English curriculum with a separate assessment test introduced by the government at the end of Year 2 and Year 6.
Dear Parents/Carers, You will have all received a letter from our Chair of Governors, Jill Mather yesterday, which announced my retirement at the end of August. It has been a great privilege to have been the Headteacher of Newtown Primary for the past four years and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with such wonderful children, staff, parents and governors in such a supportive and caring community.
Dear Parents/Carers, Many thanks to the parents who attended the mathematics workshop yesterday which was led by our maths lead teacher Jo Kingscott. There was only a small audience of four parents but we hope that that they now have a clearer picture of how we teach maths at Newtown and how they can support their child with their maths at home.
Dear Parents/Carers, We were delighted to host our first British Citizenship Ceremony here at Newtown last week in the school hall, which was organised by Trish Harrogate. The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Cynthia Thompson and her husband attended the Ceremony and they were extremely impressed with the great effort that the school had made to make the applicants feel at home.
Dear Parents/Carers, We have planned in some workshops for parents to attend this term which we hope you will find interesting as well as informative. The dates and times are as follows: How to support your child with their mathematics led by Jo Kingscott, our Mathematics Lead 2nd February 2.