Whole School Events

Infant Nativity Hey Ewe!

The Newlands Infant Nativity, “Hey Ewe!” was an enchanting and heartwarming spectacle that showcased the incredible talents of the young performers. The children’s enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication were truly remarkable, turning the stage into a magical setting that captivated the audience. Their commitment to their roles, whether portraying shepherds, angels, or sheep, added a special charm to the production. It was evident that the students had put in a tremendous amount of effort to make the Nativity a memorable experience for all. A heartfelt thank you is extended to the dedicated staff at Newlands Infant School whose hard work and guidance made this production possible. The Newlands Infant Nativity was not only a celebration of the holiday spirit but also a testament to the collaborative efforts of both the students and the devoted staff who worked tirelessly to bring joy to the school community.

Photos can be found in the link below.




Newlands School Key Stage Two Christmas Service 2023

The Newlands School Key Stage Two Christmas Service held at St. Peter’s Church in Yateley was a heartwarming and joyous occasion that brought the school community together in the spirit of the season. The atmosphere inside the church was filled with festive cheer as students, parents, and staff gathered to celebrate the joy of Christmas. The sound of traditional carols echoed through the sacred space, creating a sense of unity and shared happiness. It was truly delightful to witness the collective voices of the community joining in harmony to sing the timeless songs that have become synonymous with the holiday season. A sincere appreciation extends to St. Peter’s Church for graciously opening its doors and providing a warm and welcoming environment for the Newlands School community.


Sports Day 2023

Newlands School’s Sports Day proved to be a spectacular and uplifting event. The presence of parents added a special touch to the occasion, fostering a sense of community and support for the young athletes. The sun shone brightly, creating an ideal backdrop for a day filled with friendly competition and sportsmanship. It was heartening to see students from all teams giving their best efforts while maintaining a positive and amicable spirit throughout the various events. Ultimately, the Yellow Team emerged victorious, showcasing not only their athletic prowess but also the unity and camaraderie among all participants. A sincere thank you is extended to Mr. Redhead for his dedicated efforts in organising and coordinating the Sports Day, ensuring that the event ran smoothly and provided a memorable experience for everyone involved.


Den Building June 2023

I have long said den building was one of my favourite events. I wasn’t disappointed, the weather was fantastic, the turnout was amazing and the dens were spectacular. I was very impressed by the preparation that had clearly taken place, supplies were gathered, bedrooms and playrooms raided and very large cardboard boxes found all in the pursuit of building some of the best and most complicated dens we have ever seen. Click on the picture below for more photos.


Colour Team Day – April 2023

What an exciting day! After two years we are finally able to welcome you all into the school for a colour team day. I have been checking the weather forecast all week and fingers crossed today has been, maybe a bit cold. The staff have been determined to make this work in spite of Covid, Chicken Pox and very changeable weather. I’m as ever in awe of the dedication and excellence. Click on the picture below for more photos.

A Miracle in Town!

The children were amazing in their Nativity. It was so nice to be able to return to having an audience. The angel choir (Chestnut Class) and the Stars (Willow Class) were fantastic. Oak class were brilliant as narrators, towns people, Shepherds, angels, kings, servants and assorted animals.

Christmas Service 2021

This years service was a celebration of all things Christmas and the varied musical talents of the children and staff. Alongside and range of amazing vocal performances their were ukuleles, hand bells, bar chimes, piano playing, a flute. The service ended with a touching medley of some of our favourite Christmas songs.

Santa Plants a Tree

On Monday 13th o December Santa and Keith Woodward of Home Park Road Yateley Christmas Lights fame came to plant a Christmas tree at the school. Keith had worked out that his display uses one kilowatt of electricity for the lights and he runs the lights for 6 hours a day for 42 days. Therefore 1 x 6 = 6 kWh (6 x 42 = 252 kWh over the season. CO2 produced would be about 0.06 tonnes which equals 60kg. It is said one tree absorbs 21kgs per year so it would take 3 years to offset the carbon footprint for the lights. So over 3 years one tree would neutralise his carbon footprint.


Children In Need – November 2021

The children loved dressing up to raise money for Children In Need. The children (and parents) were very creative. We had Pudsey Bear hoodies, deely boppers and lots of spots. They looked fantastic and raised £130 for a fantastic cause.

Remembrance — November 2021

Newlands Remembers. This year our annual remembrance display focused on our family stories. It was lovely to be able to share and celebrate the stories of so many brave people. Our two minutes silence this year was that bit more poignant given our knowledge of the sacrifices of our ancestors and the local community.

Yateley Scarecrow Hunt – October 2021

Thank you for all the wonderful scarecrows. They looked fantastic lined up on the fence. We had lots of wonderful comments on social media.

A Virtual Meeting with  RANIL JAYAWARDENA, M.P. – October 2021

It was a pleasure to meet (Newlands Primary School) pupils virtually about my role as their Member of Parliament and my wider role as Minister for International Trade. 

After the usual technical hitches that we have all become so familiar with – it was great to answer questions directly on a vast array of topics. We spoke about everything from climate change to international trade, the most famous person I’d ever met to what I’m doing to support their schools within Parliament. 

Having two young daughters myself I anticipated the sheer curiosity of pupils and I will take away some important points from these discussions about what the next generation want to see from their elected politicians. I hope that our conversations have assured them that I take everyone’s views on board and will always support them, and our whole community, in Parliament. 

Thank you all again for such an interesting discussion! For my latest updates, you can follow me on Facebook (“Ranil Jayawardena MP”) – or sign up to my newsletter at: ranil.uk/newsletter – and, as ever, if there is anything my team and I can help you with – send us a message: email@ranil.uk

Sports Day 2021

Earlier this week the children had the final afternoon of their Olympic-themed Sports Day. Just as with the real Olympics they have been taking part over a number days earning points for their colour teams. This culminated on Tuesday with a Covid safe afternoon of sprint races for infants followed by juniors.
One beneficial aspect of the restrictions on parent attendance was that we could open up the field and invite any child who wanted to race to take part and the children jumped at the opportunity. Despite sweltering conditions participation was fantastic, with some entire classes able to race. The children also embraced the Olympic spirit and it was quite humbling to see how supportive of each other they were. Bronze, silver and gold medals were awarded on the podium after each race and after the points were added up the Green team won the Infants competition while the Red team won the Juniors competition. When the points were combined the overall winners of Sports Day 2021 were the Red team by a mere 80 points with a total of 4441 points.
Let’s hope the Tokyo Olympics can live up to the standard set by the Newlands Olympics.

Newlands’ Got Talent 2021

The audition phase of Newlands’ Got Talent took part in classes with each class deciding the acts that they would put through to the Virtual Newlands’ Got Talent Festival. The acts were then shared virtually with all the classes in a celebration of the amazing range of talent at Newlands.

The Book Fair has arrived!

Wow! What a week! We have been blown away by the success of the book fair. It has been lovely to see the children getting so excited about  their wish lists. I’m pleased to announce that we sold over £1031.57 of books raising £558.94 worth of books for the school. This means we will be able to replace our atlases across the school so that they reflect the current world map and don’t have East and West Germany as separate countries. Again thank you for your support not just with fundraising but also in supporting the children’s love of reading.

Creating a wildflower verge – May 2021

Before half term Silver Birch Class joined Gill Gray from Yateley Town Council in creating a wildflower verge. The children had lots of fun and can’t wait to see the flowers bloom.

4th March 2021 World Book Day

Thank you to everyone at school and home for helping us to celebrate World Book Day this week. We all dressed up as adjectives that included invisible, funny, spotty, comfy, sleepy, scary, bony, hairy, sunny, crazy and bright. The masked reader proved a hit with the children – some guessed correctly and some not! Throughout the day, various teachers dropped into other classes Teams meetings to share new stories, familiar stories, poem and nonsense verse. The children were very excited to see who would be dropping in!

The Masked Reader – The Big Reveal 

Newlands Presents The Masked Reader – Click here to watch the video

Merry Christmas

Other class videos can be found on their class pages

Remembrance 2020

The school was represented at the Yateley Remembrance commemorations this week. Ahead of remembrance Sunday staff laid a wreath on behalf of the school and individual crosses to commemorate 18 of the soldiers named on the war memorial. The atrium and entrance to the school were also transformed as part of a whole school act of remembrance.

Newlands’s Got Talent 2020

Due the Covid-19 pandemic Newlands’s Got talent was a virtual event.Children were asked to film their talent and e-mail in to the school.  Every entry won a prize. As with previous years the range of talents was outstanding and the quality truly impressive.


Sports Day 2020

Monday the 20th July should have been our school Sports Day. As with many things, we have had to make some adjustments due to Covid-19. Instead of us all gathering on the field we will have virtual Sports Day. Children were asked to complete activities for five continuous minutes and e-mail in their pictures.

75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Friday the 8th of May is the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Had we of been in school, we would have marked the occasion with some whole school events.  Social distancing won’t stop us marking the occasion and we will be joining the local community in remembering the names that appear on the Yateley War Memorial from 1939 onwards.

On the front fence of the school, a group of volunteers  will putting up some bunting, poppies and a poster with some information about Adam Brown. Unfortunately, Adam lost his life in Afghanistan whilst serving his country in 2010. Adam is an ex-Newlands pupil (1989-1995)  and is very fondly remembered by our school alumni.

We are inviting you to create your own posters, art, letters and writing to mark the 75th anniversary and to come and place them (with drawing pins) to the front fence of the school.

Whole school Home Learning Project

Music VE DAY Home Learning Pack

VE Day 75 free interactive workshops

Christingle Service 2019

This week we have enjoyed three fabulous performances of our infant nativity. The children  were amazing they had learned their lines and sung beautifully . It was lovely to see children taking staring roles  who had previously been nervous standing on front of crowds. The performances certainly helped us all get into the Christmas spirit.

Nativity  2019

This week we have enjoyed three fabulous performances of our infant nativity. The children  were amazing they had learned their lines and sung beautifully . It was lovely to see children taking staring roles  who had previously been nervous standing on front of crowds. The performances certainly helped us all get into the Christmas spirit.

Saturday 30th November

Families from Newlands enjoyed a fun day out at watching their local professional football team Aldershot Town. The club provided the school with 100 complementary tickets in the community strand for match against Chesterfield. We all enjoyed a fascinating 2-2 draw with many of the children enjoying their first ever live football match.

Newlands Remembers

Ms Moor-Bardell and the children have again transformed the school atrium into a poignant remembrance display. Over the last week the children have been reflecting on the sacrifice made by others to ensure our own freedom. This Sunday the school will be represented by Mrs Moore and three children at the Yateley remembrance parade and will lay a wreath on behalf of the whole school community.

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.