15th May 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. ‚ÄčThere has been a lot of information in the media about the phased opening of the school from June 1st. Below is a letter I posted on Monday and I have also attached a video. Please do not worry you will be kept informed about how this will work. Our priority is to ensure everyone is safe!

VE Day Competition
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, New City are holding a competition! We would like to see your best poems, art and sculptures to celebrate the anniversary! To learn more about VE Day you can visit www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749. As well as this there is lots of information on BBC Bitesize and even a Horrible Histories song to give you ideas for your poetry, art and sculptures! There is also a free podcast for children available here www.historystorytime.com/e/ww2-ve-day-the-75th-anniversary-of-victory-in-europe

Please send entries to Mr Kershaw at year6@newcity.boleyntrust.org be sure to include your name and class! There is still time to enter. - we  will close the entries on Monday May 18th.

Winners will be announced on  Friday 22nd May.

Art Competition
Design your own superhero!

Your design should have some if not all of the following features:

  • Bright/strong eye catching colours (these could relate to the NHS or rainbows to link/relate to current times)
  • Mask
  • Logo/badge
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Cape
  • Belt
  • Super hero style pose
  • Cartoon style
  • Super hero name

Remember going over lines of main features in black will will add definition (make them stand out) if you feel this will make your design more clear/eye catching!
And don’t be afraid to borrow/ adapt bits from other super heroes you like.
Choose any medium you have at home/ are confident with including colouring pencils modelling clay/play dough etc

Please email your entries to info@newcity.boleyntrust.org by May 25th and we will announce the winners on May 27th. Good luck!

Keeping in Touch
Your children's class teachers are in touch with you through a range of ways. Firstly the weekly plans are available on the home page, via email and StudyBugs. Secondly you can email your child's works for marking via an email that has been sent to you by text. The email address is: your child's year group@newcity.boleyntrust.org. For example year1@newcity.boleyntrust.org or year5@newcity.boleyntrust.org We are also using StudyBugs as a means of communication. This was set up for absences but it is an excellent way to communicate with your children's teachers during this time. 

If you have any issues please also contact the school at 020 8472 2743 or info@newcity.boleyntrust.org

Free School Meals Vouchers
Thank you for your on going patience with the free school voucher system. If you think you are eligible then please apply via Newham by clicking this link: www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Free-school-meals.aspx

Story Time
A new  story has been added to the link on the homepage of Mr Freeland reading a book. Please use this link with your children.

Best wishes and take care

Mrs Stone
Head Teacher

Update 11th May 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

RE: The Prime Minister’s remarks about the re-opening of schools – NO CHANGE

Many of you will have heard the Prime Minister make reference yesterday to the ‘road map’ for the next steps in combatting Coronavirus and moving towards partial re-opening of a range of businesses, leisure facilities and schools. 

The Prime Minister’s reference was to the possibility of a partial re-opening of schools in June. There was no definitive announcement about the exact date. It is vital, therefore, that we are all clear that, as of now, there is no change to the current arrangements. Schools will continue to be open only for the two groups of children specified by the Government at the end of March: vulnerable children and children of critical workers.

Whilst we recognise that the current arrangements continue to provide challenges for you and your children, rest assured that schools and the local authority are working together on planning for re-opening at the appropriate time. Please also be assured that the most important consideration for all involved in this is the safety and mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of our pupils and staff.

We will, of course, keep you updated on any future developments. 

Best wishes and stay safe

Mrs Stone
Head Teacher

Timetables for Monday May 18th 2020

Learning Hub

Story Time with Mr Freeland

The Department for Education (DFE) has created a set of online lessons to help you with home learning so feel free to use the following weblinks to help support your child’s learning.

Phonics Lessons developed for Reception pupils

Click here for more details


Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub

Oak National Academy have launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.

The Oak National Academy can be accessed here:

BBC Bitesize

The BBC has launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.

BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:

Welcome to New City

Caroline Stone, Head Teacher

We are a school with high expectations and aspirations for all our pupils. New City is a happy and exciting learning community that nurtures all pupils to achieve to be the best they can be. 

The purpose of our curriculum at New City Primary School is to ensure that all our children are prepared learners for the 21st Century and are responsible global citizens. Our curriculum will introduce our children to the essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will help them develop a love for their lifelong learning. We want our children to be confident, resilient and independent learners and ensure that they have an appreciation of their own place in the wider world.

At New City we want our children to be proud and passionate about their learning and have a desire to be successful within and beyond the school day. Our curriculum is designed to provide an outline of core knowledge around which our teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of children’s knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.

The learning environment celebrates and reflects the high emphasis we place on reading for pleasure, the creative arts, sciences and sports. We teach music from Nursery and enable all children to learn a musical instrument.

We aim to reflect the diversity of the community we serve through strong and powerful community cohesion with high parental involvement. We also promote an understanding of citizenship and British values through school visits to central London, rural and coastal areas.

We encourage parental involvement in our learning through parent workshops, stay and read sessions to ensure that the needs of all children and parents are met. Workshops include online-safety, phonics and early reading and healthy eating. Our Family Centre is used to support parents with younger children.

We offer a large selection of after school clubs including robotics, photography, reading, puzzles, Lego, cheerleading, gardening, science, choir to name a few! We also offer breakfast and after school club which is open from 8am until 6pm. 

In 2018/19 we had the best Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 results ever.

You are more than welcome to come and visit and look around this amazing place.

School day times


Morning session
8:55 am - 11.55 am

Afternoon session
12.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Children in our Nursery for the 30 hour provision have the following times: 9:00 – 3:00. If you have older siblings in the school you can pick your child up before 3:30. Please discuss with our Nursery staff.


Morning session
8:50 am – 11:55 am

Afternoon session
12:50 pm - 3.10 pm

Key Stage 1

Morning session
8:50 am - 11:55 am

Afternoon session
12:50 pm - 3.10 pm 

Key Stage 2

Morning session
8:50 am – 12:45 pm

Afternoon session
1:40 pm – 3:10 pm

Diary dates

7th May - School closed for the polling day
8th May - May Day Bank Holiday
22nd May- Last day of the half term
1st Jun - First Day back of the half term

New City News

Winners of our VE day competition

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Letter from Mrs Stone - 15th May 2020

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Update May 11th 2020

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