10th March 2017

Posted by Ruth Jones on 10 March 2017 | Comments

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.

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24th February 2017

Posted by Ruth Jones on 26 February 2017 | Comments

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.

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10th February 2017

Posted by Ruth Jones on 10 February 2017 | Comments

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.

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3rd February 2017

Posted by Ruth Jones on 3 February 2017 | Comments

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.

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27th January 2017

Posted by Ruth Jones on 27 January 2017 | Comments

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.

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20th January 2017

Posted by Ruth Jones on 20 January 2017 | Comments

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.

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13th January 2017

Posted by Ruth Jones on 13 January 2017 | Comments

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.

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6th January 2017

Posted by Ruth Jones on 6 January 2017 | Comments

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.

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16th December 2016

Posted by Ruth Jones on 3 January 2017 | Comments

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.

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9th December 2016

Posted by Ruth Jones on 9 December 2016 | Comments

Dear Parents/Carers, Congratulations to Elm, Oak and Maple classes for performing so brilliantly in their ‘Christmas with the Aliens’ production this week. They all worked really hard as a team and it certainly paid off.

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