On the 7th of March the whole school dressed as characters out of books such as Mary Poppins, Harry Potter and characters from top authors. We had a lot of fun and in the afternoon Y5 and Y6 watched a World Book Day Live Lesson that was located in Y5 classroom. On Friday (the day after World Book Day), there was a competition and there were two winners in Key Stage 1 and two in Key Stage 2.
A selection of children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 have put together some dances in groups. The performances will take place at New Mills Secondary School. Unfortunately parents are not able to go and watch this year, but look out for the special assembly in school where our talents will be on display. The event will feature lots of amazing dances that are sure to bring the school down.
Key stage 2 have been working very hard preparing for the upcoming Sportshall Athletics competition. Mrs Fisher has bought some new equipment for our PE lessons and we have been using it – it’s great! We are all excited for the competition. Our school is very competitive but also have very good sporting behaviour. We show this regularly at school and at local events.
It’s 2019 and the Dance Festival (Year 3 – 6) is back!
We are going on Wednesday 30th January. It is at New Mills Secondary School.
The routine must be no more than 1.30 minutes long. No makeup. No crop tops. No asking parents to buy costumes! We will be seated in different categories: solos, duets, trios and groups. Want to know more? See Mrs Fisher!
Thanks to our successful book fair we have managed to raise enough money to buy new books for Key Stage 2. Our books have been arranged in to colour bands and we will get given a colour so we know what stage we are on. The teachers worked very hard to arrange the book fair and we hope to do lots more in the future. New Mills Primary is a very happy and healthy school where the teachers treat their pupils with love and respect.
Have you seen a silver dragonfly necklace? It is a thin silver chain and a tiny silver dragonfly with baby blue coloured crystals, if found PLEASE return to Year Six.
Friday 5th October saw the whole school come together to show their week’s work involving recycled plastic. New Mills Primary School’s first ever Sculpture Park was themed around the Ocean’s plight. All pupils from Reception to Year 6 did their part to help make our fantastic park. Parents and friends of the school visited on Friday afternoon, offering donations to wander through the outdoor display. They could also buy little maps to show them which way to walk through the park and where the different sculptures were. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 made big class sculptures. Year 3 and 4 made little sculptures which were put together to make bigger sculptures. Year 5 and 6 worked in groups and designed and made sculptures of various sizes. The money raised will go to the school ????!
Thirty lucky pupils from New Mills Primary School got to experience the culture of Paris on a school trip in July. It all started when the Year 6 pupils (when in Year 5) were given a piece of homework to find out how much it would cost for the class to visit Paris. Surprisingly, they discovered that the cost wasn’t that much more than the residential to Lea Green! The next task was a piece of persuasive writing convincing Miss Whetstone that we should be able to go! After reading some of these out in assembly, Miss Whetstone said, “I’m not saying no!”
A little research later and the possibility became reality with thirty children signed up! On 9th July, eighteen Year 6 pupils, seven Year 5s and five Year 4s excitedly met at midnight to board a luxury coach to Dover! Four fun-packed days followed…they visited Sacre Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, Le Louvre, the palace of Versailles, went to the top of the Montparnasse Tower, cruised along the River Seine, appeared on CBBC Newsround, watched France win the semi final of the World Cup and supported England magnificently in their semi final defeat. Above all, they consistently demonstrated their exemplary behaviour and attitude to the accompanying staff!
Thirty very tired but elated children arrived back in New Mills on 12th July, ready to share their experiences with family and friends.
The trip was a dream come true and hopes to be repeated in 2020!
The whole school, alongside parents and friends of Year 4, were entertained by Year 4 on Thursday afternoon. Led by their music teachers, Darren and Aiden, the children confidently performed many vocal exercises and challenges before picking up their instruments (trumpets, euphoniums and trombones) and showing us their talents.
Miss Parker and Mrs Race also showed off their newly learnt skills. Everyone who listened was really impressed with how much the children (and staff) had learnt in such a short space of time.
We are all looking forward to the next concert when we will get to hear how these skills have been developed further.
What about you, Year 4? Did you enjoy the performance? How many of you think you might continue to learn your instrument after your year of class lessons?
The final afternoon brought food, games, dancing, fun and laughter to Key Stage 2!
The annual Christmas party! Musical Statues and Pass the Parcel were followed by tables of party food before all four classes went to the hall for the annual “I require…” and “Stations”.
The usual noise and laughter followed before everyone went home feeling full, happy and festive!
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!