Welcome Back

Welcome to the new academic year at Newby! As I said in my introductory letter, I would like to thank you all for making me so very welcome. I can’t have wished for a warmer reception!

We have a new teacher in Nursery Mrs Nikki Doran, as well as two new learning assistants Miss Keranjot Takhar and Mr Akhtar Munir.  Also, we welcome 4 trainee teachers; Mr Nathan Hurtault, Mr Ellis Webster, Mr Kamran Hussain and Mr Michael Preston.

I’d also like to welcome our new families into school. It has been a real pleasure to see the smiling faces of Nursery and Reception children coming into school and growing in confidence daily.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact school. We know that the more closely we work with you, the happier and more successful your child will be throughout their time in school.


Lost Property

From now on, there will be a lost property display on the final Thursday of each half term. Apart from the end of the 1st half term which will be Wed 23rd Oct.

All lost property will be displayed in the school hall at the end of the school day. Any unclaimed lost property will then be disposed of.


Timings of the School Day

From Mon 16th September, all classroom doors will be opened for children at 8.45am and will close promptly at 9am. Parents of children in Early Years and Key Stage 1, are welcome to come into their child’s classroom until 9am, then we request that you leave via the outside classroom door, not through school.

Parents of Key Stage 2 children-Each day there will be a member of staff on each door. Please can we respectfully ask you drop your child off at the door and not enter school. If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher or any other member of staff, please come through the front entrance to the School Office.

Parents with more than one child, please drop your older children at their door first, then younger children.

Please note that any child later than 9am will need to come through the main entrance and will be registered as ‘late’.

We will be introducing ‘punctuality weeks’ with great prizes to be won – more information to follow!

School now finishes at 3.15pm. Please ensure children are collected promptly.


Secondary School Visit

All year 6 parents, please note all the local secondary schools are holding open evenings.


Message from Early Years

We have had a fantastic first couple of weeks in Nursery and Reception. All children have settled well and you can be proud of all of them! Thank you to all Reception parents who joined their children for lunch this week. It was a huge success!


Food Reminder

Please remember that we are a nut-free school as we have children with severe allergies.

Packed Lunches – no chocolate spread please

Birthday celebrations- jelly sweets or Cadburys Heroes please, as these do not contain nuts.

Please also do not put baked beans in packed lunches as we have a child with a severe allergy to pulses and beans.


Maths at Newby

For the first few weeks, all children will focus on learning all about Number and Place Value. How can you help?

Nursery: involving your child in baking and cooking at home will help develop their early number skills.

Reception: counting different objects, such as steps, trees and cars.

Year 1 and 2: practice number bonds and counting forwards and backwards.

Year 3 to 6:  practice their times tables