News from Newington Community Primary School


It’s been a mysterious term for Year 1 pupils at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate.

It all began when The Magic Toymaker left children a note asking them to make him some toys for his workshop.

Head of Year 1 Daniella Jamieson explained:

“Throughout the term, we have learnt about old and new toys, what toys are made of, toys from other countries and we have investigated which material is best to create a toy to play with in the bath.”

To bring the topic to an end, pupils were challenged to design and make a hand puppet to use in a puppet show.

Mrs Jamieson added:

“We practised a running stitch and added decorations to our material glove puppet designs to bring our character to life. The results were great and the puppet shows were fun and interesting.”

Head Teacher Cliff Stokes added:

“The Magic Toymaker made a big impact on learning for our Year 1 children. They discovered a lot of new skills, worked together and shared their ideas with one another, and collaborated on a show using hand puppets they had made.

Learning in this way is very successful and we can’t wait to see what Year 1 and their teachers get up to in 2019.”

Newington Prospectus states: At Newington Community Primary School, we provide a broad, balanced education for all the children in our care. We aim to create a happy, caring and stimulating learning environment in which all children can grow in self-esteem and fulfill their full potential as human beings.

Newington aims to:

Develop a love of learning and a desire to continue to expand their knowledge and skills throughout their life. Help children to learn to live together in a community and to show sensitivity to the differences between one
another. Encourage them to become responsible, independent people, who are able to look at and think deeply about the
world around them.

Newington children are Ambitious for themselves, they Achieve highly and have great Aspirations for their futures.

Thanks to Newington Community Primary School for this wonderful article! It looks like you have discovered new skills and learnt a lot from the Toy Makers visit!

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