Working at Home

Keeping in touch and support at home

There has been a lot spoken and written on the TV and in newspapers about schools opening. As you would expect this is largely about mainstream schools. We have been very busy behind the scenes and many of you know through the vouchers, through the work online and through the phone calls we are still there for you. In terms of Newman, I would ask that you keep us informed through the phone calls of what the situation is with you, we are here to support your child, your family and your situation as best as we can. We have been open to a small number of children all throughout and we will continue to do so. We are looking at every means possible to make the school as safe for as many children and staff to return when we can. It is highly likely that we are looking more at September for any big increase in provision and I will make sure through the website and social media that you are kept up to date. I hope that all of you are keeping safe and keeping in touch with school.

Paul Silvester, Headteacher Tweet

May Bank Holidays School Closure

A reminder for parents/carers of pupils accessing the limited provision in school:

School will be completely closed on both Friday 8th May and Monday 25th May.

If you would like us to share what you and your young person are getting up to or if you have any questions then feel free to connect with us via Facebook

If you need some support or advice from our Leadership Team then please email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

We know that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will have a serious impact on the lives of women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse. Click the button for information about support.

Please click the link for some tips about receiving your free school meals voucher. If you think you haven’t received an email then please check your junk/spam folder for an email from 

When your child is ill or injured it is very difficult to decide if/when to call your child’s GP, NHS 111, or go the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). While the government is asking everyone to stay at home,
it can be confusing to know what to do. Here is some guidance around what to do if your child shows any of the following symptoms or signs.

Click above for the latest information from our head teacher, Paul Silvester. It contains general guidance, health and wellbeing tips and some extra resources that you may find useful.

Family Fund has received extra funding worth £10 million from the Department for Education to provide grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children this can be confusing to know what to do. Here is some guidance around what to do if your child shows any of the following symptoms or signs.

Be Aware - Online Scams/Phishing

ICT are aware of a large increase in the number of scam and phishing emails purporting to come from legitimate sources such as WHO and the NHS amongst others. The following are just some of the examples of the format these bogus emails take:


PAYROLL ADJUSTMENT – Asking you to click on a link to review your Payroll and Tax fillings

Fake lockdown fines – People have been warned not to fall for a bogus text message saying they have been fined for stepping outside during the coronavirus lockdown. The scam message claims to be from the Government, telling the recipient their movements have been monitored through their phone and they must pay a fine or face a more severe penalty.

HMRC goodwill payment  The MET police are warning of a fake message designed to steal your account details that says ‘As part of the NHS promise to battle the COV-19 virus, HMRC has issued a payment of £258 as a goodwill payment

NHS Request for donations Claiming to be a nationwide appeal asking for donations to buy equipment etc

Free school meals – The Department for Education has issued warnings about a scam email designed to steal your bank details saying: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported

The above list is by no means exhaustive and you are reminded to be aware and alert to ALL scam emails regardless of the subject matter. Remember just because the sending email address looks genuine it doesn’t necessarily mean it is from that person / organisation.

NEVER disclose usernames and passwords. NEVER click on links to websites contained within emails without first hovering your mouse over the link and checking it is going to a bone fide website. NEVER disclose bank details or credit/debit card details to an email. No bonefide financial institution will ask you to.

If you have any doubts whatsoever about the authenticity of any emails delete the email or report any concerns you may have via the ‘SPAM Reporting’ form on iServe. Finally, remember other scam emails relating to different subjects are still and will continue to be in circulation and you should approach these with the same amount of caution.

If you have any questions about the work, or if you have any other concerns then please get in touch with school and we will try to support you as much as we can.

May Half Term Activities

Hello everyone, have a look through the activities for you to have a go at during half term. You don’t need to do them all, just do as many as you feel like. There are a range of activities and there should be something to suit everyone.

Have a great half term 😀

Working at Home

Welcome to the ‘Working at Home’ area for all Newman School pupils. Each form teacher has planned activities, please navigate using the links below to find your child’s form and the activities. There is also a group of art activities that will hopefully be suitable for as many of our young people as possible.

If you have any questions about the work, or if you have any other concerns then please get in touch with school and we will try to support you as much as we can.

Online Resources

Twinkl is currently offering parents/carers a full one month ‘Ultimate Membership’ for free. We use these resources a lot at school, so your young person may be familiar with them. This code only lasts for 30 days from when you first log in, please be aware of this!



A lot of pupils at Newman use Conquer Maths to support their learning. If your young person uses this in school they will have been sent home a log in card in their pack.


‘Purple Mash’ has a wide range of activities suitable for our young people. If your young person has been using Purple Mash already, a log in card will have been sent home in their packs. To log in please click the link.


If you do not have a log in and would still like to take make use of the resources, you can click the lick below for a limited version.


Oxford Owl is a great resource for books, there are plenty to choose from at many different levels.


Click on ‘My Class Login’

User: nssks3

Password: pupil


Corbett Maths is a fantastic mathematics website with daily activities for a wide range of abilities. There are also lots of videos and worksheets to have a look at.


Recently made free for young people around the world, World eBook has thousands of books and audiobooks on a wide range of interests.


100’s of free audio books, there are some great titles and can be accessed from just about any internet connected device.


Phonics Play Comics, PhonicsPlay comics are decodable comics featuring familiar characters from PhonicsPlay along with some new friends. They are short, simple, silly comics that can be viewed on screen or printed out. 


User: march20

Password: home

Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, has launched daily PE activities for kids. If you are able this could be a great way to burn off some energy and stay body active.

Link: YouTube

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