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.
Dear Parents/Carers, Our whole school theme this term is ‘Water, water, everywhere’ which is a fantastic broad topic with endless learning possibilities. Once the classes have decided on their termly overviews the class teachers will be sending them home to share with parents.
Dear Parents/Carers, Happy New Year to our Newtown families and we hope that you have had an enjoyable Christmas. It is fantastic to see all of our children back so keen and enthusiastic to return to their learning.
Dear Parents/Carers, Congratulations to all of our KS2 pupils who presented such a wonderful Carol Service on Wednesday afternoon. Many parents commented on how beautifully the children sang and how clearly they read.