Educational Visits

Whitehouse Farm Yesterday our Reception children visited Whitehouse Farm for a winter wonderland adventure. They were lucky enough to visit Santa Claus and explore Christmas traditions. There were many animals to see in  different habitats and the children all had a magical time! Needless to say, their behaviour was perfect and all of our 7… More

Christmas Fair on Tuesday, November 26th

Many thanks to everyone who supported our Christmas Fair earlier this week, we raised a fantastic £875! The atmosphere was very festive and it was lovely to have another opportunity to welcome families into school. Unfortunately, the weather was dreadful and so next year we will try to have Santa Claus based in the main… More

Newsham to France Update

Dear All, It is getting very exciting now.  In just over a week we will be on our way to France.  I wanted to pass on a few final reminders. Please arrive at school between 10:25pm and 10:40pm on Sunday 8th December. It is essential that we leave at this time, so please be prompt,… More

Children in Need

Thank-you so much to everyone for supporting our fundraising efforts last Friday. The children really enjoyed the day and were thrilled to be able to “spend a penny” in the brand new toilet! Thanks to everyone’s generosity we were able to raise £598.62 for this very worthwhile cause.  

Educational Visits to Eden Camp, the Hancock Museum, Jarrow Hall and Beamish Museum

As I’m sure you’ll be aware, many of our children have been fortunate enough to take part in some fantastic educational visits this term and there are more to come! The children come back to school   brimming with excitement and full of the educational learning experiences they have encountered during the day. As we continue… More

Cold Weather Plan

As the temperatures fall, I wanted to send everybody a copy of our Cold Weather Plan for 2019-20. We ask that parents and carers ensure that the children are equipped with warm coats and any other clothing that may help to protect from the cold (hats, scarves and gloves as required). We do have a… More

Christmas Fair on Tuesday, November 26th

Could we please ask for any donations for our Christmas Fair towards the raffle, cake stall, tombola and bottle stall. They would be very much appreciated and please bring any cakes donations on the day of the Fair. Slots for Santa’s Grotto are available to book via the office at a cost of £2 per… More

Remembrance Day

We held our Remembrance Service in school on Monday, November 11th. I was so impressed with the children’s level of maturity and the degree of reflection they brought to this service. The concepts and complexities of war are not easy for children to understand but it is important for us all to pause and consider… More

Christmas Fair on Tuesday, November 26th

Could we please ask for any donations for our Christmas Fair towards the raffle, cake stall, tombola and bottle stall. They would be very much appreciated and please bring any cakes donations on the day of the Fair. Slots for Santa’s Grotto will be available to book from Thursday 21st November via the office at… More

General Election 

As you know, Newsham Primary School is always used as a polling station for elections. Usually, we can use our conference room for this purpose, to separate the public from our pupils and keep our school open whilst ensuring all safeguarding procedures are in place. The election on December 12th is a general election and… More