Mrs Gamble and our school team went along to compete in the Gymnastics challenge...
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 Year 2 classes at Newcroft
Mrs Wicks and Miss Veazey are the class teachers for 2019-20.
Here is our Curriculum Map for you to see what we will be learning about this school year.
Our first topic in the Autumn term is India.
The children have had a fantastic start to the year, they are working really hard and have a great attitude towards learning.
Our topic this term is ‘India’ and the children have learnt lots of new vocabulary. To begin with we read a story called ‘The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk’ which had some similarities to ‘The Wheels on the Bus’. The children learnt the following vocabulary: yogi, chai, poppadoms, rupees, Diwali, tuk tuk and Namaste-Ji. We are now reading a book called ‘The Tiger Child’.
In Geography we have learnt the names of the seven continents and can locate them on a world map. We are now beginning to make comparisons between India and England.
We are looking forward to showing our parents and carers our work in our Celebration Assembly on Friday.
Miss Veazey and Mrs Wicks
This term our topic has been called ‘Parade of People.’ It has been about people from the past and present that have had a significant impact on our lives. The children enjoyed learning about Florence Nightingale the most. Not only have we been learning about these famous people in our topic lessons, we have done lots of English work too. We have written biographies about Florence Nightingale including her early life, her time in the Crimean War, how she improved the hospitals and what happened when she returned to England. We also wrote diary entries and were able to really get into character. Some children decided to write their diary as Florence, whilst some decided to take on the role of a soldier. Other people we have learnt about are Mary Anning, Jamie Oliver, Andy Warhol and Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
We have done lots of Art work this term, investigating artists, media and colour. One artist we enjoyed investigating was Giuseppe Arcimboldo. We looked at Arcimboldo’s Summer and Winter paintings, comparing them from the eye of an artist. We worked in groups to recreate Arcimboldo’s famous work.
Can you guess which picture represents summer and which represents winter?
We are now getting ready for the Christmas break after a very busy few weeks. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning their lines and songs for ‘Lights, Camel, Action’ and loved showing their families. The children’s acting and dancing was outstanding and we are very proud that we were able to put on such a fantastic show!
We loved wearing our Christmas jumpers last Friday and learnt where the money goes that we raised.
Have a wonderful break.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Miss Veazey and Mrs Wicks.