Following the Government's decision to move the early May Bank Holiday from Mon 4th May 2020 to Friday 8th May 2020, our term dates for next year have changed. ...
We have two Year 1 classes at Newcroft.
Miss Veazey and Miss Brailsford are the Year 1 teachers for 2018-19.
There are also a number of Learning Support Assistants and Higher Level Teaching Assistants who cover the classes from time to time.
Autumn Newsletter 1
The children have settled into Year One very well and we are very proud of their super learning!
This term our topic has been ‘Fantastic Me’. This has included investigating the human body and senses, healthy eating, drawing self-portraits and writing all about me poems. We even went into the forest to collect natural materials to make a self-portrait!
We have also thought about what we want to be when we grow up, we had lots of different ideas including a spaghetti bolognaise man, a rock star, a YouTuber and lots of teachers (which made the Year One staff happy!)
We have received a letter from The Hungry Caterpillar, who was looking for advice on what to put in his son’s lunchbox. The children gave fantastic suggestions including lots of fruit and vegetables. The Hungry Caterpillar was very grateful!
We have been working on our handwriting, we now all know what ascenders and descenders are and we are beginning to apply them in our writing. We are going to continue to work on our tall ascenders and long descenders next term and see if we can get our first handwriting certificates!
The children have been doing lots of outdoor learning this term and we hope to continue this throughout the year. We believe the children get lots from learning outside and we want to make the most of our beautiful forest and outdoor learning areas.
Key Stage 1 Multi Skills Festival
10 of our children attended a multi-skills festival this term. We are so proud of the children as they were awarded the ‘Spirit of the Games’ award. This meant the referees and staff at Charnwood identified the values the values they believe school sports and competitions should be about.
Autumn Newsletter 2
This term our topic has been ‘Amazing Animals’. We have enjoyed learning about farm animals and jungle animals. We went to Ash End trip and had the most amazing time. We travelled all the way to Tamworth on a big, blue bus and then went to see lots of animals. After we visited the animals, we had lunch in the piggy barn. Then we went on a bumpy tractor ride and had to look out for the scarecrows. There were 22! After that we went in the play barn and had so much fun. Finally we went back to school on the bus. We were very tired and some of us even fell asleep.
“I had the best day at the farm and I really loved feeding the goats!”
“We played in the play barn and the red slide was so scary!”
The children also enjoyed doing lots of Science activities during this topic. We did a ‘poo investigation’ where we had to decide whether the animal was a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore by looking at was in their poo!
We are now getting ready for Christmas. We have decorated the tree and have been learning about the Christmas Nativity story. We are very excited to show our parents our Christmas Songs Performance this week.
We hope you all have a lovely Christmas.
Miss Veazey and Miss Brailsford
We had a VERY exciting start to our term. A dinosaur (yes a dinosaur) destroyed our classrooms. The children wrote fantastic reports, recording facts and information about the dinosaur invasion!
Also this term we had world book day! We all dressed up as our favourite book characters and a Year One child won the best dressed!
We lucky enough to have a trip to Beaumanor Hall. We had a Robin Hood day where we had to look out for the Sheriff and made shelters to keep us safe. We made squirrel soup in the forest and it tasted suspiciously like hot chocolate.
We have had a very busy summer term learning about ‘New life’ and ‘Journeys’! We were lucky enough to have some living eggs delivered and we had lots of fun watching them hatch. We learnt all about the life cycle of a chick and we wrote diary entries each day about what we had seen. We able to keep 4 hens and are now loving watching them grow up and caring for them.
We have also been learning about the story ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker. This book has no words, so we have been learning all about writing stories and had a go at writing an exciting, descriptive story based on the images in the book.
We have also completed our phonics screen and thanks to all of our hard work we did very well!
Well done Year 1, you have worked so hard and we are very proud of your perseverance and dedication – Miss Brailsford and Miss Veazey J