What a difference a month makes for the light each day. We begin to see our beautiful school in more sunlight, and we appreciate our glorious setting. Spring is definitely in the air, and we make our way in March with a spring in our step. A few damp days thrown in too!

We are looking forward to next week; where the whole school will be coming together to celebrate a love of books and reading. We have an exciting Book Week planned for our children. Please let us know if you wish to read to the classes. Please also read below the entries regarding the planned activities happening throughout the week, and ideas for dressing up on Thursday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Taylor
Head of Early Years

World Book Day
For this World Book Day, pupils can create their very own Dream Jar at home, inspired by ‘The BFG’ by Roald Dahl.  They can participate either by drawing their Dream Jar or by creating their own Dream Jar using an empty jar. Please follow the link below for more details.
Dream Jar Project


The Big Plastic Count
We are embarking on an important initiative which will feed into a major Greenpeace initiative.  This initiative is designed to find out how much plastic, and the type of plastic, that is flowing out of houses.  Over 4,000 schools have entered, and The New Beacon is certainly taking part. Every class is in the Pre-Prep and Junior School will be registered, and we’re hoping Middle and Senior School will want to take part too.  We will be promoting this initiative at assembly next week and each boy will come home with an easy-to-use tally chart on which the plastic can be logged over a full week.

The initiative will run from Monday, 11 March to Sunday, 17 March and we would ask the boys to return the tally chart on Monday, 18 March so that we can collate the information and send it to Greenpeace.  We will send you further information in next week’s Friday Report.  Our thanks to the Eco Warriors for wanting to take this initiative forward.


Red Nose Day
As you know, a charity we support is Comic Relief. On Friday, 15 March, we shall be holding a cake sale and taking part in a whole school challenge about Kindness. In the lead up to Red Nose Day, from Monday, 4 March, the boys will have the opportunity to purchase a Red Nose at the cost of £2 during your morning drop off zone.


Kind Request for Raffle Donations
To all our generous parents, teachers & friends of The New Beacon School.
The NBPA are looking for donations for our Junior and Adult raffles at this year’s Summer Fete. All monies raised are given to the school.

All donations will be gratefully received!

We are also happy to accept items for the raffles from businesses and are willing to display the donors’ details on the raffle stall poster and the Summer Fete Programme of Events. We can also display promotional material on the raffle tables on Fete Day. All donations are welcome.

We all know how excited our children get over the raffle, let’s make it the best one yet!

Please contact us via email on nbpaevents@newbeacon.org.uk or mobile 07340 005847 (Lucy Ching), 07771 601928 (Annabel Byk), if you have a donation, suggestion or any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you and many thanks in advance for your help.
Lucy & Annabel
NBPA Events

Nursery News

Please come into Nursery to sign up for a slot for parents’ evening which is on Thursday, 14 March.

Our topic next week will be Book Week.

Mrs Beresford, Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Taylor

Reception News

Our sign up for Parents’ Evening will be available from Monday.

Reception Book Week

The Reception children will be immersing themselves with books, story characters and a variety of words next week. Please see poster below for more details about what to bring on each day, and information about dressing up on Thursday for Book Day. The Teams assignment this weekend is a fun quiz all about our favourite books!
Reception Book Week Poster

Mr Braidwood and Mrs Taylor

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