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Head and Deputy Weekly Update

Friday 13th September - Week 2


This has been another busy week with lots of different activities happening throughout school.  Reception have been busy baking carrot cupcakes using our very own carrots from the school garden.  They helped Miss Morgan with the grating of the carrots, weighing the ingredients and mixing up the cake mixture.      






Year 1 have started their 20 day challenge with Mr Churchward this week and have completed days 1 to 5 so far where they have practised leg raises, press ups, squats and punches.  We can't wait to see how well they progress over the coming weeks.  Year 6 have also been working with Mr Churchward on their first of 7 weekly sessions where they will work on taekwondo technique.      






On Tuesday, we had 'Open the Book'.  This week Year 2 helped tell the Creation Story and did a great job of acting out the different parts.  Well done Year 2!   




Year 1 and Reception have had Yoga Bugs this week with Julie.  Year 1 have been looking at animal poses and Reception told the story of the three little pigs through yoga poses.     




Year 4 and Year 5 started their Rugby League training sessions this week with Scott from Newcastle Thunder Rugby League.  They practised running safely and played lots of team games.  We look forward to seeing how they progress each week.  Watch this space ...  


Mr Vyle and Mrs Heslop have started up Forest School again and were visiting the Dene with half of Year 1 this week.  They had a brilliant time tasting different foods and particularly enjoyed squashing blackberries with apple juice to make a special forest drink.  Please take a look at the Forest School page for more photographs and information. 




Thank you for your continued support.


Claire Gill

Deputy Head Teacher


Friday 6th September 2019 - Week 1


Welcome back to Newburn Manor. Week 1 has been fantastic! Like we always say, the school doesn't feel right without the children so it has been so nice to see our smart, smiley and recharged pupils ready for the new academic year. Every classroom I have visited this week has shown that our children are up for learning this year from the outset and we are all looking forward to seeing the progress they make with their new teachers.


With the new year, we welcome our new Reception families into the school. Some will already know us from brothers and sisters who are currently with us or those who have been through the school previously. To all of our new families, can I take the opportunity to welcome you to the school. We believe you have made a fabulous choice choosing us and we are sure your children will thoroughly enjoy their learning journey at Newburn Manor Primary. 


In July we said goodbye to our old Year 6 pupils. I would like to share with you the news of their progress measures in the 2019 Key Stage 2 SATs. They achieved the strongest progress figures we have had at the school since the change in the SATs. We couldn't be more proud of them and we wish them luck as they begin their new chapter at secondary school. Please visit our performance page for further information.


Over the next few weeks, your child's class teacher will invite you in to school for an introduction to the new school year. We will also be providing you with all of the important dates for the diary that are already in place.


We look forward to seeing you all in school over the coming weeks. Have a great first weekend of the new academic year.


Stuart Pickup

Head Teacher

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