Reception – Chestnut

January 2021 Remote Learning

Oak Class have live, interactive and compulsory daily registration at 9:45. In addition children are expected to read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day at least 5 days a week. Click the Teams link below to join your lesson.

Digital copies of work will be uploaded on Tapestry. Paper copies can be picked up from the school.

You can submit your work on Tapestry or e-mail to or drop paper copies off at school when picking up your work for the following day.

Your daily phonic lessons available on the RWI picture/link below. You should have been informed by the Class Teacher which lesson your child should be doing.

In addition to the schools core offer (outlined above) there are some fantastic free digital resources to support home learning. As a school we strongly recommend BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy to families wishing additional resources.

 You can use the links below to access digital books to read the sound learnt today.

January 2021 Hampshire Schools Games Daily Challenge

Now, more than ever, it is important that pupils are physically active to support both their physical and mental well-being and the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines are for all children to be active for 60 minutes each day, 30 minutes of which is supported by schools.

As such, the Hampshire Schools Games Daily Challenge will begin on Monday 11th January and will initially run until February Half Term. Every Newlands pupil is invited to take part and each week we will email out the following week’s challenges.

The main aim of our campaign is to get and keep pupils (and adults if they wish) moving whilst trying to have some fun! The challenges will include some Well Being and Dance activities so should fit all tastes and preferences and participation certificates will be issued to those who take the challenge. The first week’s  challenges are attached and all that is required at the end of each week is to email  Mr Neighbour to inform him that you have completed the weekly challenges.

This is purely voluntary and not something you are expected or mandated to take part in but we hope you will find it of value and assistance during the latest lockdown situation.

HSG Week ONE Challenges (1)

Merry Christmas from Chestnut Class

Just before half term we had lots of fun in Chestnut class exploring pumpkins! This week we have enjoyed playing in the adventure playground at lunchtimes and looking at the dark. We have written about what we think of the dark, talked about and created our own firework pictures and dressed our bears correctly for the new cold weather.

Meet The Teacher  2020

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions we have been unable to host our popular Meet The Teacher sessions in school. Instead click on the links below to reader a letter of introduction from the class teacher and an expanded copy of our class presentation. If you could e-mail any questions you have to so that in the coming days we can make an FAQs page.

Chestnut letter

Welcome to Chestnut Class


Chestnuts First Week 2020

Chestnuts have had an amazing first week at school. They have enjoyed exploring all the new resources and they have said their favourite part of school is…..’lunch’. We are all looking forward to fun filled year together.

Welcome to Newlands Primary. We are very excited that you will be joining us in September. Normally we would have lots activities at the school to welcome you and share information, however due to the Covid-19 we have had to change things. You will of already had a visit from Mr Neighbour and possibly Miss Davies to drop of your new water bottle and lots of paper work that needs filling in. On this page of the web-site are lots of things that we would of shared with you on your visits to the school. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ring (01252 871188) or e-mail myself ( and we will try our best to answer them.

Welcome to Newlands Primary School June 2020

Video of Chestnut Class

Year R 2020 Induction Arrangements

Transition book

Parent Guide for Writing EYFS 2020

SLS 2019-20 Recommended Reads Year R Booklist

Hampshire School Readiness Leaflet

Useful Links


High Quality daily phonics lessons

 Daily online lessons recommended by the Department for Education

We use Tapestry, an on-line learning journal and reporting system that uses parental feedback to ensure provision is carefully mapped to your child’s needs.  Find out more about Tapestry here

For ideas and advice about communicating with your child click here

Please find below links to all 5 sets of key words that are shared with our Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage parents.

Key Words Set 1

Key Words Set 2

Key Words Set 3

Key Words Set 4

Key Words Set 5