Please click to find a letter from our Chair of governors, Mrs Ellena Walshe about our new Head Teacher appointment. ...
Please click to read our latest Spring 1 2020 newsletter! ...
Thank you to all of you who came along to our FON Christmas Fair. Our wonderful PTA raised an incredible £827, which will all go directly back into providing e...
On Friday 6th December, 2019, we held a hugely successfully Christmas Craft morning at Newcroft. An astonishing 180 families joined us to make Christmas decorat...
Miss Reeves, our Science Leader, arranged some super Science workshops in school...
We have officially opened our brand new Upper Key Stage 2 playground and gym equipment area. The chidlren love their new space and healthy choices equipment! Th...
We have two Reception classes at Newcroft
Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Cran are the Reception teachers for 2019-20
There are also a number of Learning Support Assistants and Higher Level Teaching Assistants who cover the classes from time to time.
The children have worked so hard this term and made amazing progress. We are very proud of them!
They all enjoyed our topic Once Upon a Time. We had lots of exciting activities linked to 'The Gingerbread Man' and 'The Three Little Pigs'.
The children were given a Gingerbread Man biscuit and they had to design a bridge or boat (or anything else suitable!) to get him across the river safely. After designing, then they built it and next they tested it in the water tray. Finally they evlauated their design depending upon if he arrived safely or if he was soggy!
During the 'Three Little Pigs' work, the children learnt all about speech bubbles and how to use them. Then they wrote the repetitive refrains in speech bubbles. When working outside, they explored the different materials to make houses for the pigs. They used straw, sticks and minature bricks - just like in the story. They found out the strongest house was the brick one.
We have participated in National events: World Book Day (Hogwart's theme) and National Science week. All of the children entered the spell writing competition. They chose items to go in their cauldron, drew them, then labelled them. Next they thought of what their spell would do. We had some very imaginative children!
Another exciting Science activity was finding a suitable material for an umbrella. After being given a Gingerbread Man biscuit, they thought about what materials could be used. After closely looking and examining these materials, they then predicted and voted for which one would be the best. Finally they tested all of the materials by placing the biscuit in a cup, putting the material on top and pouring water over it. They observed over time as some materials appeared to be waterproof initially, but after a while let the water through.
In maths, the children have been learning how to add two numbers together. They have tried this in a variety of ways: using pictures, fingers, objects, numberlines and counting on. Some children have become very confident with this and can successfully use a variety of methods. Some children rose to the challenge of adding a single digit to a two digit number.
The children have worked hard learning their high-frequency words in the back of their diary. They have now been given a sheet with the 100 words that they should know by the end of Reception. These are common words that children will come across frequently in their reading, so it is important that they can read these words fluently on sight. When checking them, be sure to vary the order, so they don't learn the pattern! They can also practise writing them too as this will help them with their independent writing.
In the Summer Term, our work will be linked to the following books: We're Going on a Bear Hunt, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and Sharing a Shell.
The Reception team would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and everyone at home for your continued support. It makes a huge difference to our children when they engage with their learning outside of school as well as in the classroom!
Please click here for the curriculum map to find out what your child will learn throughout the year.
If you should have any queries, please contact Mrs Cran or Mrs Lloyd through Weduc or speak to them at the beginning or end of the day.