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Enrichment Gallery

Our gallery 2021-2022

Our Easter Competition Winners

Our Year 3 winners!

Our Year 4 winners!

Our Year 5 winners!

Our Year 6 winners!

World Book Day 2022

We worked hard to create a 'Book in a Box'.

We also worked on 'Book Taster Menus' all about our favourite books.

Older children and younger children shared books together.

Our Gallery 2020-21

Hello Yellow 2021

Nottinghamshire County Council Food Forum

Nottinghamshire County Council visited to give pupils the opportunity to taste different foods and to prepare for the food ambassadors scheme

World Book Day Thursday March 4th 2021

Odd socks for anti-bullying

Children in Need day - Friday November 13th 2020

Global Awareness Week - October 12th-15th 2020

#Hello Yellow Mental Health Awareness Day - October 2020

Our Gallery 2019-2020

To raise awareness on Safer Internet Day, we held an assembly on 'Online identity and reputation'

Valentines Day themed breakfast February 2020

Our breakfast club celebrated Valentines Day on Friday 14 February in style. We organised a 'heart' themed card making activity for our children to take part in.

Queen Elizabeth's Athletics Tournament February 2020

The whole team did a fantastic job representing Newlands Junior School, we are very proud of them all.


Sports Hall Athletics Tournament January 2020

On Wednesday 22nd January a Year 5/6 team of athletes competed against other schools in an athletics tournament at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy.
Throughout the afternoon, the children took part in a variety of running, jumping and throwing events – and did so with great style!

They represented the school with pride and exhibited a whole host of admirable qualities:
encouragement and, above all,
a united team spirit.

Well done to everyone!

Our New 'Sports Crew' 2020

On Tuesday 21st January, eight Year 5 children spent the afternoon at West Notts. College being trained as our new ‘Sports Crew’.
A very big welcome to all the athletes!
We are confident they will do a fantastic job over the coming year.
Good Luck!

Young Voices 2020

Our Annual Care Home Visit

Christmas Worship at All Saints Church

Y4 Jingle Jog at Sherwood Pines 27th November 2019

All of Year 4 took part in the Jingle Jog at Sherwood Pines. Even though it had rained throughout the previous night, we weren't going to let a bit of mud stop us!!

Y5/6 Able Maths Day at Asquith Primary School.

Harvest Festival Tuesday 15th October 2019

Today, all of the school walked down to All Saints Church, Clipstone to celebrate Harvest. We all had a fantastic time, building links with the community and were delighted that so many parents took time out of their day to join us.

Grandparent's Morning - Friday 11th October 2019

We had a lovely morning when 71 of our grandparents came into school to read with their grandchildren. It was lovely to welcome old and new members of our school community and for them to experience a little part of their grandchildren's school day and to share in our love of reading. Afterwards, everyone gathered in the school hall for bacon sandwiches and tea/coffee. Thank you for joining us and for your wonderful comments on our feedback slips - we really do appreciate all of the continued support we receive from our community. Please let us know if you would like to come into school and hear our children read.

#HelloYellow - World Mental Health Day Thursday 10th October 2019

We celebrated World Mental Health Day and supported YoungMinds by wearing something yellow across school. Everyone had a great day learning about how we can help each other look after our own and other's mental health.

Year 3 parent lunch September 11 2019

On September 11 2019, we organised a special lunch to celebrate with our parents.

Our Gallery 2018-2019

PWA Graduation

Sports competition - potted sports summer 2019


Here we have year three building a bridge with the team from ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers). Then they spent the afternoon using what they learnt to build their own bridges 

Christingle Service

Christmas Party Day

During the morning, each year group went into the hall and played a selection of party games - this continued back in classes! Then, at 2 O'Clock, the whole school came together for our annual Christmas party. Thank you to all parents for sending in so much food! Any surplus food was collected by our local homeless shelter and distributed to those in need, who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Our autumn term superstars!

Autumn term attendance awards

What an amazing achievement for all of these children, who should be extremely proud of themselves, for attending school every day of the autumn term - 100% - WOW! They received a certificate, a pencil and an attendance badge, which many of them will wear on their ties every day.
These children received a certificate and a pencil to recognise their amazing attendance records - 98% - fantastic!
All of these children received a certificate to recognise their fantastic achievement of 96% attendance this term - keep it up!

Football Club Certificates

Adam Somes, who runs our after school football club, was very impressed by his club members. They have shown dedication and have worked extremely hard to improve themselves during the term, acting upon all the advice he has shared with them. They all received a certificate in recognition of their individual achievements - well done!

Halloween Disco

Farewell to Mrs Bentley

Mental Health Awareness Week

Potted Sports


On Monday 18th June, we all enjoyed a 'Potted' Sports Day. In the morning years 4 and 5 and during the afternoon years 3 and 6 were split into 10 mixed teams, that rotated around 10 different activities. It became very competitive but the main thing was that everyone enjoyed themselves (as you can see from the the pictures below).

Years 4 and 5

1st, 2nd and joint 3rd place teams

Year 3 & 6

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners

Our sports leaders

Black History Day

Monday 11th June 

Today at Newlands we have enjoyed many different activities over the course of the day learning African drumming, African dancing, learning about famous black figures throughout history, stories from other cultures and African and Aboriginal art.

We also enjoyed some hot weather and were able to eat our lunches outside. 

Year 3

"I enjoyed the aboriginal art and drumming."

"I enjoyed all the activities today but my favourite was learning about all the different famous black people."


Year 4

"I loved drumming today!"

"I enjoyed the art and dancing"


Year 5 

"I loved getting my own drum and practising drumming!"


Year 6

"My favourite activity was the African Art where we made masks using contrasting colours"

AAhhhh!! There's a SKULL in our pond!


This week, to enthuse the children and stimulate their imagination for our Golden Write, we decided to play a little trick on our Y4/5s. Mr Williams (our site manager) buried a replica skull in the mud at the bottom of our garden pond, which has been drained ready for re-landscaping to take place. We placed police tape round the area and PCSO Marsden, from Mansfield Police, kindly popped in to give an interview to the children. Mr Williams and Mrs Castledine were also interviewed and the children then wrote a newspaper article about our gruesome find!

Race For Life 2018

A massive thank you to all of our wonderful school community for supporting this year's Race For Life event. As always, we had a fantastic turnout and the weather was fabulous (as were the costumes!).

A big thank you to our enthusiastic Sports Crew who ran a running competition to find the fastest runners in each year group.

Open to all competitors, the Sports Crew organised the event over several play-times and lunch-times and it was a huge success.

Watch this space for the winners of their next competition. :)

Newland's Fastest runners...

Our Spring Superstars!

Our Easter Ducklings Competition Winners!

World Book Day 2018: Book Quiz, share a book and hot choc!

Our Young Voice Choir 2018 - An incredible experience.


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Young Voices Performance

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We had an incredible day at the Young Voices 2018 concert at Sheffield Arena!
We would describe it as simply an amazing experience. Our children represented our school in the most enthusiastic and respectful way and
we thoroughly enjoyed the experience with them. We're now looking forward to taking another group of children next year :)

All Together Now!

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Some of our Christmas Concert songs...

Christmas Party 2017