Please remember to complete our online questionnaire, we really value your feedback:
Parent and Carer Survey: Survey Monkey! (re: NJS’ Reopening)
We are very keen to get your feedback on our reopening and would be really grateful if you could complete the online questionnaire which can be found here:
Thank you to everyone who is able to support us by completing this survey.
The school council consists of two children from each class. We believe that the School Council will help to make our school community an enjoyable environment which encourages children to grow in self-esteem.
School Council Mission Statement
We want to make the school a better place to learn and make sure that all children are kind, helpful and happy.
Who are we?
School Council members 2020-2021
I hope parents find the following two documents useful. the first is a leaflet explaining all about how we teach reading at Newport Junior School. It gives tips on how you can support your child at home with their reading.
The second document has a bank of useful comments to help parents when filling in the Reading Diary at home. There are some useful comments in the leaflet to support parents who are not sure what to comment on when they have listened to their child read.
Hopefully all children have been given a reading book by their teacher by now and they should be bringing this home every night along with their reading diary for you to sign and record their reading at home.
We request that children read at least three times a week to an adult at home.
A huge well done for Emily from 5M, who has been awarded the “managers player of the season” award for Newport Girls under9s team! What a super effort!
Emily hopes to repeat this, this season, when she plays for the under 10s!
A huge well done from all at NJS!
Good evening all!
Well what a start to the new school year it has been. The children have been beyond amazing! Thank you to all of you for preparing and ensuring your children came in happy and worry-free. The work and efforts of the last few months have really shown and they all shared such happy memories from their “lockdown!”
Just a few things from us for the weekend:
The children were asking when lunch was at 10:30am. Please feel free to send your child in with a snack for break time or let them know they can have something out of their lunchbox as we do not have milk or fruit in KS2.
Our PE day is on a Thursday, but as the weather is very changeable at the moment please send the children into school with their PE kits on a Monday and we’ll ensure that they bring it home on a Friday. The current PE dress code is available on the website. A plastic bag to put their trainers in may also be useful as the trainers could get muddy from the field.
We shall be issuing readings books over the next couple of days. These can be taken home, encouraged to read and brought back in every day. When they are “swapped” please be reassured that books brought back into school are then isolated for 72 hours, meaning other children cannot take them straight home! We will be completing various subtle assessments over the next couple of weeks to ensure your child is on the correct banded book and working at the correct challenge areas in writing and maths.
We have reintroduced the children to Times Tables Rock Stars this week and given them new login information – this can be found in home-link books. Many children’s times tables are rusty after such a long break, so playing on TTRS as much as possible will really benefit them! The website can be accessed from a computer and the app can be downloaded on to tablets or smart phones.
It feels very strange not being able to have a chat on the door at the moment, however we want you to know that we are available via the home link book or you can contact us easily on the correct email:
5H – Megan.firstname.lastname@example.org
5L – Elliot.email@example.com
5M – Ben.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or information about your child you think could be useful.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
The Year 5 Team
Welcome back to the Autumn term and a new start for many!
Attached is the latest NJS Online Safety newsletter for September 2020. This month’s edition features advice about:
- YouTube and how to make it safer, plus setting up YouTube Kids.
- a new social networking app called ‘Discord’ and how it works / how to use it safely.
Please contact Mr Butler if you have any questions.
We are looking forward to seeing our children in school next week.
Please can we remind all families that if your child or a member of the household has symptoms of coronavirus then your child must not attend school. The symptoms are:
*A new continuous cough and/or
*High temperature and/or
*A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell
Please advise school IMMEDIATELY if there are symptoms in the household.
ALL absence from school should be reported by 9.15am to 01952 386600
If you are joining us in Year 3 next week you will have received a form in the post from us that contains our Home School Agreement, consent forms and a request for personal information. Please can you return these to school with your child on the 2nd September.
Children joining Year 4, 5 and 6 will receive a form on the 2nd September and we politely request that these are returned as soon as possible so that we are confident all of our records are up to date.
(Our data protection policies and privacy notice can be found on the Policies page of our website.)