Children in Need

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Last week in Nursery, we joined the whole school in celebrating Children in Need. We came to Nursery in non-uniform and some of us even had Pudsey Bear themed clothes and ears! The theme this year was ‘Spend a Penny’. We were invited to bring some money in to Nursery and we had to put… More

Can we explore it? We went on a bear hunt!

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As part of or topic ‘Can we explore it?’, we read the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. To really bring the story to life we went on our own bear hunt through the woodland walk at the bottom of our school field. We brought our wellies, warm coats, hats and… More

Settling into Nursery

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We have had a very busy first half-term at Newsham and our youngest children have settled into Nursery extremely well. We have been learning to follow all of the new rules and routines and have enjoyed exploring the Nursery indoor and outdoor environments through play.

Year 2 Historians visit Beamish!

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To help reinforce what we have been learning in history this half term, the year 2 history team were able to research what life was like in the past by visiting Beamish. At the start of our history lessons, we have been discussing the key history skills that we will need in order to be… More

Cross-Phase Reading Afternoon

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At the end of each half term, the children at Newsham Primary are very lucky because we get the chance to read with our friends in other year groups. This half term, year 5 came to read with us in Lifeboats. When we were finished, they filled in our reading records so our adults would… More

The Dark

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In English lessons over the past few weeks, we have been studying the book the Dark by Lemony Snickett. The book was gradually revealed to us after we studied the front cover and watched book trailers. Check out our reaction to the book trailers below! We asked questions about the story before finding out more about… More

A Very Busy First Half Term

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It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of our first half term in Reception. The children settled very quickly and, whilst learning the new routines, have also made a great start to phonics, maths and our topic ‘Are we There yet?’ One of the activities we enjoyed was going outside… More

STEM – Bring it On! Big Bang 2019

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Some of the children in year 4 were chosen to take part in an incredible experience this week. The special STEM-focused Big Bang fair is free, and it gave us the chance to try out over 100 hands-on activities, see dozens of mind-boggling shows, hear from inspiring engineers and scientists from some of the UK’s biggest… More

Lifeboats finally Meet Conker…

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This week, while we were being biologists in science and looking for signs of Autumn in the woodland walk, we finally came across Conker. He was hiding in a tree. After bringing him back into our classroom, we thought of kind and positive statements that would make Conker feel comfortable and welcome in our classroom… More

Welcome Back Year Two!

We have reached the end of a busy first week back in Year 2. Mrs Ross, Mr Gregory and the rest of the Year 2 team could not have been any prouder of how well we have all settled back into life at Newsham Primary. This week, we have: Created class rules Applied for, and… More