Newtown Community Primary School
'Newtown Primary School is a Community Primary School and we take the "Community" aspect of our title very seriously. Our children, their families and extended families are at the heart of everything we do.'


On Wednesday, Ash and Chestnut participated in fantastic sessions called ‘Scootability’. These sessions were about teaching the children how to be safe on a scooter through thinking about their balance, control, and the ability to stop.


The children practised scooting in a line, stopping safely for a hazard such as an animal or a reversing car. They also practised how to approach a pedestrian on the pavement. The children learnt that they need to step off the scooter (hedge side not road side), walk towards the person, say excuse me and thank you. Our Newtown children were fantastic at this activity, showcasing their brilliant manners (as they always do anyway)!


Additionally, the children completed a range of activities about balance and control when going around obstacles. The children successfully avoided all the obstacles and thought carefully about turning their scooters on tight bends.


I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Ash class, and I know Chestnut class did a superb job outside too. Tina was very impressed with all the children. Everyone behaved beautifully, listened carefully, scooted sensibly, and importantly had a lot of fun! Well done years 3 and 4!