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  • Newsletter Issue 8

    Published 25/01/23

    There have been many exciting events recently. These include a successful visit to Wisley for Year 3, a group visited the O2 for a wonderful singing experience and our year 6 girls football team did magnificently. See the items further on in this newsletter for details.

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  • January Reading Newsletter

    Published 18/01/23

    Reading fluency. This month, teaching staff have been focusing on how to develop children’s fluency skills when reading. Reading fluency is the ability to read easily, accurately, with proper expression and at a suitable pace. In order to understand what they read, children must be able to read fluently whether they are reading aloud or silently. Children who do not read fluently have to work hard on the mechanics of reading which means there’s no mental energy left to think about the meaning of what they are reading.

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  • G Live School Music Festival

    Published 13/01/23

    This term there is an exciting opportunity for keen singers and performers. On the 22nd March, there is the prestigious G Live Music Festival featuring most of the junior and primary schools from the Guildford area. Each year we take 30 Northmead children to participate in this event and each year the children say they have thoroughly enjoyed taking part!

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  • Newsletter Issue 7

    Published 10/01/23

    Happy New Year. We hope you were all able to enjoy a relaxing Christmas with your family and friends. The children and staff have all returned refreshed and enthusiastic to be back after a good length break.

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  • Grange Road Closure - Wednesday 11th January 2023

    Published 05/01/23

    Thames Water will be closing Grange Road on Wednesday 11th January 2023 from 8:30am to 4:30pm

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  • Year Three Reminder for Wisley Trip

    Published 03/01/23

    As an exciting introduction to our learning about rainforests and plants, we have planned a trip to Wisley Gardens on 10th January 2023. The trip will take place during school hours.

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  • Reading Newsletter

    Published 15/12/22

    Thank you to the NST who have provided every child with a book this Christmas. Owning a book has significant impact on children’s reading. According to a report by the National Literacy Trust, children who own a book of their own at home are six times more likely to read above the expected level for their age.

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  • Safety around water in winter

    Published 15/12/22

    We have been asked to share with you, the following advice from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

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  • Newsletter Issue 6

    Published 13/12/22

    What a joy it was to have the school production back! I am so glad that so many of you were able to enjoy the show "What a Knight". Thank you for the many appreciative comments for the talented production team and the enthusiastic cast who did themselves proud acting, singing and dancing with such energy.

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  • Carols at Emmanuel Church

    Published 08/12/22

    Families are welcome to join us from 9:20am, 16th December at Emmanuel Church for carols, musical performances, readings and tableau.

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  • Important Information for parents and carers from Surrey County Council

    Published 07/12/22

    At this time of year, colds caused by viruses are common, and they usually clear up themselves in a few days, and we often see symptoms such as a blocked up and runny nose, coughs, sore throat and fever. We’re also seeing an increase in flu among children, which can make them feel quite unwell and can be more serious – so the NHS recommends getting protected with a nasal flu vaccine.

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  • Home Support for Spellings

    Published 30/11/22

    Learning to spell helps a child to develop a strong connection between the letters and their sounds, and learning high-frequency 'sight words' (i.e. words that cannot easily be sounded out) will assist a child in both their reading and writing.

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