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Dear Parents and Carers,


From next week, the information provided on this page will be found on the 'Latest News' page which is located in in the 'Parents' menu. Information posted will link directly to your school app and also to the schools Facebook page.


Kind Regards

Newsome Junior School

Friday 19th March 2021


We would like to congratulate the following children on achieving wrist bands this week

6HN Rocco and Elliot

6HH Keogh and Alice

5KH Mason, Faizaan and Oscar

5SE Koby and Pheobe

4LG Chloe and Aminah

4BW Summer and Mohsin

3EG Tyler

3EM Joey and Leena

This week's Headteachers awards were given to Sam and Leena

Friday 12th March 2021


We would like to congratulate the following children on achieving wrist bands this week

6HH Louisa and Alfie

6HN Jake and Matthew

5KH Hurley and Tiah

5SE Esuf, Aizah and Ameliya

4BW Katie and Sheikhomer

4LG Kaitlyn, Amelia and Maya

3EG Aizah and Cooper

3EM Sara

Headteachers awards were given to Kalel, Sophie and Oliver

Thursday 11th March 2021


During our belated World Book Day, each class created a scarecrow of a famous book character. We had hoped to display them outside at the end of the day but unfortunately the weather was not on our side. Can you guess which famous book characters we have created? Answers will be revealed later! Well done to all children (especially for cleaning up all the straw afterwards)!








Berry Brow Nursery

Sunday 28th February 2021


Tomorrow, all children will be taking part in HSBC Financial Learning workshops which are hosted by facilitators from HSBC. An email has been sent with links and passwords for the Zoom workshops. These will also be posted on Google Classroom streams 15 minutes prior to the start of sessions.


Year 3: 9am The Lost Purse This session looks at the various ‘plastic’ cards that are used to pay for things. Children will meet Mrs Thrifty and Mr Spendalot to explore some wise spending choices.


Year 6: 10.30am World of Work Making the links between work, money and future lifestyle goals. This session explores earnings, deductions and the choices we make around spending and our lifestyle.


Year 4: 1pm  European Tour, Join Camilla in her virtual travels on a European tour. Help plan her trip and build on language skills as well as exploring spending money in another currency.


Year 5: 2pm Sporting Chance This session explores how easy it can be to get ‘carried away’ spending money through not considering all the added extras involved in a day out. Children will have the opportunity to plan a day out to see their team play and look at what choices we can make to keep in budget.

Thursday 11th February 2021



Here is the Safer Internet Day Online Quiz. Please could you take some time to complete these with your children and discuss the answers.


2020 Online Quiz:


Tuesday 9th February 2021


Newsome Juniors took part in the Safer Internet Day this week. This year children have been considering whether information on the internet can be trusted. We hope you found the assembly shared in classes informative. Further links will be posted soon!


Thursday 28th January

Friday 15th January 2021

3EM have been working their socks off this week. Mrs Mitchell has been particularly impressed with the lovely sketches of volcanoes and information on the different types of rocks. She is am proud of all of you and your great effort in learning. Keep up the good work and stay safe!



Monday 21st December 2020


Please find links to our Year 3 Christmas productions below. We hope you enjoy!


Class 3EG


Class 3EM

Friday 18th December 2020


We would like to congratulate the following children on achieving the following wrist bands

6HN Sean, Jenson and Jorja for Pursuing Success

6HH Jayda for Pursuing Success, Alfie for Courage and Malakai for Challenge

5KH Braydon for Responsibility, Oscar for Perseverance

5SE Jenson for Kindness, Corey and Glen for Pursue Success, Koby for Respect, Romeo and Jamie for Perseverance, Sophie for Responsibility.

4LG Poppy for Perseverance and a fond farewell to Harrison

4BW Betsy for Challenge, Tia for Perseverance and Burhaan for Responsibility

3EG Bobby for Pursuing Success and Theo J for Responsibility

3EM Matilda for Challenge and Shola-Rose for Pursue Success

We would also like to congratulate Jamie (5SE), Harrison, Daisie, Dylan and Aminah(4LG) for achieving their timestables award.


Sunday 13th December 2020


5SE have been busy learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Space this term. Have a look at some of their fantastic work and displays in the classroom. Click on the following link to look at even more fun activities on their class page!






Friday 12th December 2020


How fantastic do the Newsome Junior School Christmas tree decorations look? Well done to all children who worked hard to make our shared areas so festive this year!





Friday 11th December 2020


We would like to congratulate the following children on achieving the following wrist bands

6HN Jake for Challenge and Neveah for Pursuing Success

6HH Kaeli for Kindness and Gracie for Pursuing Success

5KH Hurley and Alexander for Pursuing Success

5SE Karlis for Courage and Esuf for Pursuing Success

4BW Vinni for Respect and Jason for Challenge

4LG Seren ,Charlie and Amadou for Perseverance. Charlie and Cassara for Pursuing Success

3EG Keane for Respect and Stan for Kindness

3EM Renae and Dexter for Respect


Friday 4th December 2020


We would like to congratulate the following children on achieving the following wrist bands

6HN Fatima for Challenge and Poppi for Pursuing Success

6HH Robeel and Eiliyah for Pursuing Success. Aaliyah and Kaeli for Challenge

5KH Malachai for Responsibility and Amelia for Kindness

5SE Phoebe and Umair for Perseverance

4LG Nathan and Daisy for Challenge. Thomas for Pursuing Success and Kaitlyn for Responsibility

4BW Sheikhomar for Challenge and Jasmine for Kindness

3EG Harry for Challenge

3EM Oliver for Perseverance, Jenson for Responsibility and Poppi-Sue for Perseverance

We would also like to say a big congratulations to Siraj in 3EM for achieving his Timestables award.


Wednesday 2nd December 2020


You may find this useful as we have gone into Tier 3 today.


Thursday 26th November 2020


Friday 19th November 2020


We would like to congratulate the following children on achieving the following wrist bands

6HN Harvey for Respect and Emma for Kindness

5KH Anthony for Responsibility and Parsa for Respect

5SE Bobby for Responsibility and Ethan for Pursuing Success

4BW Betsy and Tia for Pursuing Success and Lathan for kindness

4LG Nathan and Elijah for Responsibility

3EG Idris for Perseverance

3EM Amirali for Courage and Hiba for Responsibility and Joey for Perseverance


Friday 13th November

We would like to congratulate the following children on achieving the following wrist bands

6HN Alysia for Courage and Wisdom for Pursuing Success

5KH Joel for Pursuing Success and Kacey-Leigh for Perseverance

5SE Romeo for Respect and Arthur for Challenge

4LG Lucy for Perseverance and Chenkai for Challenge

4BW Zain for Kindness

3EM Dexter for Kindness and Renae for Challenge

3EG Hollie for Respect and Theo for Perseverance


We would also like to congratulate Elijah and Poppy from 4LG for working hard to achieve their TT rockstar bands.

Friday 13th November 2020

We would like to say a big thank you to Mr Merriman for taking time out to have a teams meeting with 6HN and talk about bones, muscles, posture and keeping fit. He also spoke about his job as a physiotherapist and the types of things that they do to help people.

Friday 13th November

Are you needing a nursery place form January 2021? Are you wanting a place in reception from September 2021? Berry Brow have a virtual open day on Wednesday 2nd Dec at 3.30pm. 


Thursday 12th November 2020

Here are two Support to Recovery information leaflets that may be of interest to parents. See links below for pdf files.


Thursday 12th November 2020


We would like to share a poster created at home by Taya in Year 5. Taya's parent has posted it online and it has already gone viral, being shared in 30 schools. Taya has since been approached to work on a range of projects with other local agencies including the hospital and hospice. We are very proud of Taya, raising awareness of disability. Well done Taya!


Thursday 12th November 2020


We have lots of Pudsey Bear fans here at Newsome Junior School! Even some of the adults are sporting Pudsey ears. We have 11 pairs of ears left. Please reserve yours using ParentPay and we'll send them home this afternoon!

Wednesday 11th November 2020


Today, all children and staff took part in an assembly to mark Remembrance Day - 75 years since D-Day. During the 2 minute silence Mrs Woodhead played 'The Last Post' and children shared their learning during a virtual assembly.




Friday 6th November 2020


Don't forget we are closed for children on Friday 20th November and Monday 23rd November.


Friday 6th November 2020


We would like to congratulate the following children on achieving the following wrist bands

6HN Ellie for Respect and Jenna for Courage

6HH Robeel and Ruby for Perseverance and Seher for Responsibility

5SE Harry for Challenge and Zara for Pursuing Success

5KH Tiah for Respect and Farhiya for Pursuing Success

4BW Betsy for Perseverance and Yasin for Pursuing Success

4LG Dylan H and Daisie for Kindness and Amelia for Pursuing Success

4LG Mackenzie and Chenkai received their TT rockstar bands this week

3EG Romain for Kindness and Maisie for Pursuing Success

3EM Hafsa for Responsibility and Lilli-May for Kindness


Friday 6th November 2020


If you have a child due to start Reception in September 2021, don't forget to apply for your school place! We would love you to join our fabulous Berry Brow family! For more information about our wonderful school please contact us via the school office.


Follow this link to apply for your school place online today …



Thursday 5th November 2020

Over the last few days Class 6HH have been considering why it is important to keep themselves safe online. Today we completed our discussion about the dangers of online grooming. Here is a useful link for parents with advice on how to protect your child.

Thursday 5th November 2020


Please find below, information about the Covid – Acts of Kindness Nominations for the Newsome Ward. The Ward Councillors would like to encourage as many nominations to come forward from across the ward – any age – young to older. The deadline has been extended to the 1st Feb.


Tuesday 3rd November 2020


Thank you to all those who have already purchased the Children In Need merchandise. We still have a small number of Pudsey pin badges and plenty of Pudsey headbands available in school. Please send any requests via ParentPay and we will do our best to distribute these before the end of the day. Unfortunately, wrist bands are now sold out.

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Tuesday 3rd November 2020


In light of the increased lockdown restrictions, please could we politely ask parents and carers to wear face masks and ensure social distancing if waiting in or around the school grounds. This will help us to ensure families remain safe. Thank you


Tuesday 2nd November 2020


Welcome back everybody! We hope you all had a lovely time with your families over half term. This week the children will be spending some time recapping e-safety strategies. We hope they will become more aware of their presence online and be able to make safe choices when working, playing or communicating online.


Sunday 1st November 2020


Now the clocks have turned back an hour, please be prepared for the darker evenings.



Friday 23rd October 2020


We would like to congratulate the following children on achieving the following wrist bands

6HN Ibrahim for Challenge and Rocco for Pursue Success

6HH Ellie-May and Henry for Pursue Success

5KH Taya for Perseverance and Leo for Respect

5SE Betty for Pursue Success, Corey for Responsibility and Ameliya for Challenge

4BW Reigan for Pursue Success and Tyren for Kindness

4LG Ruby and Mackenzie for Perseverance

3EM Sam and Matilda for Responsibility

3EG Aiza for Kindness

We would also like to congratulate Keogh for achieving his TT Rockstars band

Friday 23rd October 2020

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Please watch the video above which demonstrates how your child can log-in to their Google Account. This will be the primary method of children accessing lessons should children be self-isolating or should we enter lockdown.

Friday 23rd October 2020


Have you ordered your Pudsey ears, pin badge or wrist band? Why not purchase items for other family members at the same time? These are now available in school. Orders can be made on ParentPay. If you are able to order before 1pm, then we will make sure your items are passed onto children before hometime today.




Friday 23rd October 2020


Yesterday we said farewell and good luck to Mrs Farnsworth. Thank you for dedicating 17 years to the school, you will be missed.


Thursday 22nd October 2020


Please don't forget to bring in your donations for the Newsome Food Bank - last day tomorrow! Thank you to all those families who have already given generous donations. Can you spot the items you have donated?


Monday 19th October 2020


We are proud to support 'Children in Need 2020' We have our own shop selling Classic Pudsey Bear Ears, Wristbands & Pin Badges. All items can be purchased via Parentpay or contact the school office for more info. Thank you for supporting this great cause!


Friday 16th October 2020 


We would like to congratulate the following children on achieving the following wrist bands

6HH Abdulmuizz for Respect and Sylas for Responsibility

6HN Maisie and Marwah for Courage

5SE Jenson and Alicia for Challenge

5KH Dylan for Responsibility, Molly and Amelia for Challenge

4BW Vinni and Jasmine for Courage

4LG Nathan for Kindness

3EG Siraj for Pursue Success and Stan for Challenge

3EM Rohan for Responsibility, Shola-Rose for Courage and Freddie for Kindness

Timestables Awards

Thomas, Cassara, Kaitlyn, Seren and Nathan in 4LG achieved their Timestables bands. Congratulations for answering under 2 seconds on TT Rockstars or verbally under 6 seconds


Friday 16th October 2020


This week the children in 3EM have been learning about the talented and courageous Mary Seacole. Look at the wonderful artists!




Friday 9th October 2020



Several parents have brought dangerous parking outside school to our attention. Please choose a safe place to stop; do not park, stop or set down between the yellow zig-zag lines. A request for vehicles with enforcement cameras has been made. Let's keep our children safe!



Thank you to everyone for their Harvest donations - we are so grateful for your generosity.


We hope that you find out Parent Consultation useful, despite the very different format this year. We will share your children`s targets with you so you can support their learning at home. Thank you so much for your continued support and all the work you did at home during the lockdown period - it is greatly appreciated.




Lots of great learning took place last week and I am looking forward to finding out what activities the children will take part in, in relation to Black History Month. Don`t forget to take a look at our class pages and we will also begin to add things to our facebook page too.



So much learning has taken place already since the children returned to school - check our class pages for more details!


Our new timings seemed to work well this morning - please get in touch if they are proving problematic and we will find a solution together.

Letter regarding staggered starting times and Parents' Consultation Evening

 25th September 2020


We would like to congratulate the following children on achieving the following wrist bands.

6HH Chloe for Challenge and Grace for Kindness

6HN Elliot for Respect

5SE Ailah for Challenge, Xavier for Pursuing Success and Aizah for Responsibility

5KH Alfie for Respect and Hurley for Pursuing Success

4BW Abdullah for Challenge and Haris for Responsibility 

4LG Seren and Elizabeth for Responsibility

3EG Bobby, Sam and Zac for Respect

3EM PoppySue for Kindness, Jenson for Challenge and Sophie for Responsibility



24th September 2020


After assessing the current start and finish times, we feel able to make some minor adjustments without impacting on the safety of children. Please find the revised start and finish times for your child's class below. These times will be used from Monday 28th September. Please avoid arriving earlier or later than your allocated time.  Please click on the link below to see the new times.

New Staggered Start and Finish Times 28th September 2020

We are delighted to welcome everyone back to school and can`t wait to get back to some kind of normality! We hope the children enjoy their first half term back! smiley



Another week in school with our lovely Y6 and Key Worker children  It is definitely a lot colder! 

We hope all our children are excited about who their next teacher will be in September - we sent out details on Friday last week. laugh

Keep working hard whether you are in school or at home! I hope you have a lovely week. 


This is Y6`s second week back in school and they have really settled in. The Key workers are also adapting to their new groups and have had lots of fun in the forest. 

We hope that we will be able to welcome back all year groups for a morning or afternoon before we finish for the summer holidays when they can meet their new this space!


We have really enjoyed our first week back with the children and hope they have too. Let`s do it all over again next week!


We all had a lovely day yesterday and it was great to see some of our children back again. I saw some great art work in Mrs. Mitchell`s class!

There were a few tired faces today but I am sure we will get back into a routine soon. If you are not back in school, don`t forget to keep up to date with your home learning and we hope to see you soon.


We are really excited to be welcoming back our Y6 children and more children into our key worker groups today. We can`t believe how tall they are! We hope that they have a fantastic day smiley



We are incredibly grateful to the Newsome Coffee and Chat group who have very kindly donated £100.00 towards equipment for the Woodland Area! The School Council will be meeting shortly to discuss how the children would like to use the money. What lovely news. smiley





Lots of children from our Y5 classes took part in "The Big Sing" this week at Newsome High School and did an amazing job with their brass instruments. We are all really proud of you! smiley 


Thank you to everyone for all your fantastic efforts on World Book Day - everyone looked fabulous!

Don`t forget to take part in our Readathon - how many books can you read?


Congratulations to the children that attended the Kirklees World Book Day Quiz - you all did so well and were excellent representatives of our school smiley



What a fabulous morning of reading!

It was lovely to see so many adults in school today to find out about how we deliver Guided Reading.

We also introduced our Readathon Challenge so, look out for sponsor forms going home tonight.

Don`t forget that it`s World Book Day on Thursday!

Reading Workshop

Reflective Learners



I would like to welcome everyone back after the half term on a very wet Monday morning!


It is going to be a busy half term including events such as World Book Day, our reading workshop and Parents` Evening.


It has been great to see the children settle back into their classes and there is lots of learning going on already. We will be practising our Team Worker, Self-Manager and Reflective Learner skills throughout this half term.



I would like to wish everyone a lovely half term holiday. Thank you to staff, children and governors for all of their hard work.


Next half term, the children will be learning about the skills they need to be "A Reflective Learner." I am looking forward to talking to them about their learning, targets and achievements. 



A massive thank you to all of our volunteers who worked over the weekend in our woodland to prepare it for lots of Forest Fun activities to take place. We really appreciate all of your efforts.A special thank you goes to Mrs. Sawyer for organising the event and to Cliffe House for their advice and support.

I can`t wait to see the woodlands being used more often as an exciting learning space!

It has been another busy week with lots of learning going on!

Thank you to our Reading Friends who come in every Wednesday to support our Y3 children. We really appreciate your help and support smiley

Maths Morning

It was fantastic to see so many parents at our Maths Morning today!

We hope you enjoyed the session and found it useful to support your children at home. 

Watch out for our Reading morning which will be advertised soon!



I really enjoyed visiting maths lessons across the school today. Well done everyone for all of your super work. I saw some great self-managers. yes

It was also lovely to give out 5 Headteacher Awards to children in 3EM this afternoon for their fantastic observational painting work.



We are looking forward to lots of Maths Fun on Wednesday 15th January 2020 and hope that parents will be able to join us. We have lots of exciting activities to show you so that you can learn all about our maths curriculum.


It was lovely to meet up with children from each class yesterday to discuss the qualities of a "Self Manager." The children were enthusiastic about practising and developing their skills over the half term, to support them to be Effective Learners. I will meet with them weekly to track their progress and know I will be amazed by the end of the half term by how much they have improved! Good luck everyone smiley

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and welcome them back to school for a new term. We hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas break.

This afternoon, the children have been involved in creative activities linked to our dreams and aspirations for the future. Have a look on the class pages to find out more and chat to your child about their hopes for the future.