Remembrance Day - SMT and Y2
Today the School Management Team accompanied the Year 2 class to the cenotaph in Newbold, where we laid crosses from the pupils and staff in our school in remembrance of those who have given their lives for us. We held a 2 minute silence - as did all the children in school.
We wear a poppy
On Remembrance Day,
And at eleven
We stand and pray.
Wreaths are put
Upon a grave,
As we remember
Our soldiers brave.
Breaking The Rules Charity Day and Coffee / Reading afternoon raises £525.00 for Batten Disease!!
The School Management Team visit to The Town Hall
Mid October, 6 children representing the SMT from Newbold church School attended Chesterfield Town Hall to meet the mayor of Chesterfield, Councillor Gordon Simmons. The children met the Mayor in the Mayor's parlour, where he spoke about the history of the mayors' in Chesterfield and about the many items on display in his room. The children thoroughly enjoyed listening and were eager to ask questions. They were told about the four twinned towns which are ; Darmstadt in Germany, Troyes in France, Yangquan in China and finally Tsumeb in Namibia.
They learnt why these towns are twinned with Chesterfield and how important twinning is in creating peace across the world and friendship between countries.
The children took part in a quiz, competing against each other to see who could remember as many details as they could; great teamwork was acknowledged by the Mayor.
Next, the children were shown to the grand Council Chamber, which was part of their democracy visit. They were shown which seats to sit in. Each seat had an 'egg'; in front of it, which the children used to vote with by pressing A, B, C or D. A vote was made as to which member of the school SMT was going to be voted Mayor. the vote was unanimous in Ben. He was then supplied with a Mayoral costume ( which he looked very smart in) and then took his seat in the Council Chamber where the Councillor Gordon Simmons, as Mayor, would normally sit. Things got very serious for the children as the Mayor (Ben) felt it necessary to bang his gravel and shout order!
It was a great experience for the children, who were in awe of the building and soaked up the information given. All of them were very well behaved, polite and represented out school in a positive way.
Harvest Festival at St John's Church
The Chesterfield Foodbank don't think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. During the past year the Foodbank has been able to provide 3 day emergency food packs for 3119 adults and 1261 children in the Chesterfield area.
At our Harvest Festival on the 9th October we asked all our families to make a small donation for the Foodbank to collect. It is fair to say we were so touched by the generosity of all our parents, and know that our donations will make a huge difference to the lives of so many at what could be a very
Lunch with the Head Teacher to celebrate 100% attendance for academic year 2018 - 2019
The Lion King comes to Newbold Church School!
Y1 children swear a pledge to the USA as part of Diversity Week!!
STOP PRESS!......... NCS PTFA FUNDS A CABIN FOR FOREST SCHOOL!.....
Down at the bottom of the school field there has been some strange goings on ; teachers scuttling around the wild plants ; caretakers cutting and sawing ; fire pits and rope ladders. All this means that we now have a fully functional, very exciting, Forest School area! This week the final part of all the hard work was delivered - our cabin in which we can store our Forest Schools kit, and where children can shelter in cases of bad weather. The PTFA have worked tirelessly to fund raise enough money to purchase this fantastic feature, which all the children will benefit from during their termly Forest School Sessions. Mrs Marsh has even contemplated moving her office there, in order to make the most of the peace and quiet! A huge thank-you goes to the PTFA and all the parents who have contributed to the fundraising events.
On Friday 1st February all the children at Newbold Church School celebrated the festival of Candlemas. Candlemas, or the presentation of Christ in the Temple, is celebrated in Church on the nearest Sunday to February 2nd.
The day began in all our classes with a discussion about this little known festival. Teachers centred on the theme of 'A Light For All', leading the children in discussions about the way in which Christians view Jesus as being 'The Light of the World.'
The children moved quickly on to lots of active learning. Most of the classes worked with clay to create tea lights. In EYFS the children designed their own candles, and in Y1 the children created a dramatic retelling of the events. In year 2 the children created a stained glass window effect of candles burning brightly. The year 3 and year 6 children wrote acrostic poems, and in year 4 the children enjoyed singing along to the light themed songs that we often share as a school.
Out next theme day is June 7th 2019, when we will be learning about Pentecost.