Whole School Events

Newlands’ Got Talent – Wednesday 17th July 2019

Just before the summer holiday the school to spent an afternoon celebrating all of the talent there is here at Newlands. We were all wonderfully entertained by a range of different acts. My personal highlight was Charlie Strickland’s magic act in which I became his not so glamorous assistant.




Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

After three weeks of rehearsal, years six and four had an amazing time performing Joseph. I (Thomas) loved dancing across the stage playing the clown. I (Isaac) loved  playing the funny role of Potiphar. Our classmates were wonderful in their roles, we loved Joseph in his amazing colourful coat. We hope you all enjoyed our performance, we certainly enjoyed entertaining you.

Thomas & Isaac



Tuesday 2nd July – Sports Day

We really enjoyed the basketball, it was both challenging and fun. We also really enjoyed the javelin event, it was really fun throwing the javelin  and most of us got it past the last pole. The races were great fun it gave children the chance to show people what they could really do and how fast they can run. We also really enjoyed it when the parents cheered us on using our names. We think everyone had a lot of fun including the parents especially when they got to join in.

Ella and Leah.


Friday 14th June was the school annual Den Building afternoon and this year the whole school was invited.

Following the success of last year’s infant Den Building Day we decided to involve the whole school. The intent behind the event was to open up the school to parents, facilitate a discussion about child development and physical activity while also highlighting the school progression of skills for reading.

The standard of dens was impressive, at least two had fairy lights. Both children and adults seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. Thank you to everyone who attended and made this such a wonderful event.

5th April 2019 – Our first parent and child colour team day was a huge success. With a focus on resilience everyone was pushed out of their comfort zone in a range of activities. Huge thanks to the staff for their enthusiasm and passion and to the parents and children for their ever-present support.


2nd April 2019 – Today was the turn of our guitarists to entertain the school. Under the expert tuition of Mrs Jenkins the children have made wonderful progress and enjoyed showing off their accomplished guitar skills.


On Tuesday 2nd April Mrs Sealey took Yr 3/4 to a hockey festival hosted at Elvetham Heath Primary .  It was the first outing for lots of the children and a chance to practise some skills and then have a friendly match.  Nine schools attended and we rotated through a series of stations using different hockey skills.  We ended with a fun match with lots of goals and goal line saves!

1st April 2019 – The school enjoyed a recorder recital led by our fabulous volunteer Ms Wallis. We are all extremely proud of the children for delivering such a commanding performance.


7th March 2019 – The children have enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day. To see a range of pictures click on the gallery below.


On Thursday 7th March the Newlands Year 5/6 Hockey Team returned to Samuel Cody School.  Unfortunately, our second place in the first round meant we didn’t qualify to continue into the knock-out round for the Hampshire Youth Games.  Instead we battled on in the Plate competition.
The first match was against Heatherside Juniors which was a really tough match to start.  Lydia and Jack had their work cut out in defence, and despite some surging runs forward by James and Will we just couldn’t get through the web of Heatherside players and lost this match 4-0.
The team came out fighting for the next match v St Michaels (Aldershot).  This time Newlands dominated, with Molly playing strongly on her debut for the team, and Thomas working his magic through midfield.  Ben also managed to sneak a goal in his debut match for Newlands.  Newlands finished this match 4-0 winners.
Next up was Hawley Primary and again Newlands showed their strength in all areas of the pitch.  Rosie and Neve dominated in defence and Lydia was pushed up in to midfield.  Will caused trouble for the Hawley defence and linked up well with James and Thomas to win this 3-0.
Finishing second in our group meant our final match was the 3/4 place play-off v Guillemont Juniors.  There was no way the team were going to lose this one and they set off strongly from the outset!  Goals came fairly quickly –  with James being lethal in front of goal and Jack allowing nothing past him in defence.  We won this match 6-0 and finished 3rd overall.
James scored the majority of the Newlands goals with Thomas, Will and Ben also getting on the score sheet.  It was a pleasure to see all the children represent the school so well and to see such fantastic teamwork.  It was the last tournament for the Year 6 group and it was a great way to finish.