Welcome to Newdigate Infant School

We are a friendly village school with a strong Christian ethos. We are committed to doing our best for the children in our care so we aim for high standards in a supportive environment. Our curriculum is based around developing the skills needed for life and we encourage a sense of enjoyment and love of learning.

Please explore our website, look at the vision and aims for the school, take a look at our Activities Gallery to see photographs of life in our school and feel free to contact us if there are any areas on which you want further information.


Ofsted Report

We were very pleased with the report from Ofsted's recent visit. Please click here to read it.


DT Project - Making Houses

We enjoyed making houses as part of our DT project
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Outdoor Learning

We took advantage of the lovely weather to move the classroom outside. We had lots of different learning activities around the school grounds.
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Teddy Bears' Picnic

We had a picnic on the school field with our teddies. Children from Preschool brought their teddies and picnicked with us too!
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The Big Sing

Year 2 children went to join other children from local Schools at the Big Sing. We all sang songs to each other that we had learnt in different languages.
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Welcome Meeting

Our new children, who are due to start school in September, settled in quickly and were keen to try out their new uniforms and book bags!
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Amberley Working Museum

We went on a whole school trip to Amberley Working Museum.
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May Queen 2013

Our traditional May Queen ceremony took place in conjunction with the Rectory Fete. The May Queen, Escort and attendants are selected by their peers using a secret ballot based on sustained personal qualities such as kindness, helpfulness etc. throughout the year.
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Easter Bonnet Parade

The Easter Bonnet Parade was very popular. Parents and Grandparents packed the hall to see the children on the catwalk and then we paraded through the village so that everybody could enjoy the amazing headgear.
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Pause Day

We spent the day on a variety of activities which helped us reflect on the Easter story. We got together at the end of the afternoon to share what we had done and then used our experiences during our Easter service at the end of term.
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Red Nose Day

We had a Red Nose Day and cake sale to raise money for Comic Relief. We raised over £300.
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Vehicles

As part of our topic on transport the children designed and made their own vehicles.
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Writing

Year 2 created non fiction books about animals. They read their books to Year 1 children who enjoyed them.
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An Artist and a Poet came to school

Patricia Irvine read her poems while Kate Scurfield drew illustrations for the children
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Book Day

All the children and staff came as book characters
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Drama for Writing

The theme was journies. We made a whole school drama with each class creating a stage of the journey for Dani, a puppet. Each child wrote about a journey adventure of their own.
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Shrove Tuesday

Parents arranged to work with groups throughout the whole school to make pancakes. They were yummy!
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Transport Topic

We had a visit from three cars to compare past and present as part of our work on transport. They were a Model T Ford, a Morris 1000 and a Ford Focus.
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We enjoy dancing!

This is the whole school dancing Gangnam style at wet playtime.
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Christmas 2012

Our Performance this year was The Sleepy Stargazer, which looks at the traditional nativity from a different viewpoint. All the children had a wonderful time learning their lines and the songs. We did two performances, both of which were fully attended, and had a retiring collection which raised £317 for Wildlife Aid and The Children's Trust
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Choir - December 2012

The school choir sang at the Christmas Fair which was a very successful event run by the PTA in conjunction with Preschool. Great fun was had by all and staggering total of £3,600 was raised for which we thank all those who supported the event.
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New Touch Screens

We are delighted with our new Touch Screens which replaced our aging interactive whiteboards. The PTA did a great job in fundraising so we could have cutting edge technology to support our teaching and learning.


Life of the School 2012

A flavour of the activities your child may be involved in during the school day.
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Cake Sale - October 2012

The School Council organised a Cake Sale to raise money for Wildlife Aid who came to talk to the children about Hedgehogs. Year 2 children were in charge of pricing and selling the cakes and the whole school visited to spend their money.
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Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale visited Newdigate Infant School complete with lamp and the children questioned her about her experiences in Scutari Hospital during the Crimean War.
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Making Healthy Cereal

A cross curricular project involved the children creating their own healthy cereal, designing the packaging and, for Year 2, working out a advertising strategy.
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Sukkot 2012

Reception learnt about the Jewish Festival of Sukkot and created a Sukkah in their Early Years' Area
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