Year 1 – Willow

Meet The Teacher  2020

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions we have been unable to host our popular Meet The Teacher sessions in school. Instead click on the links below to reader a letter of introduction from the class teacher and an expanded copy of our class presentation. If you could e-mail any questions you have to so that in the coming days we can make an FAQs page.

Year 1 letter

Welcome to the Year 1 2020

Wow! Well Done Year 1! You have made an amazing start to the term – we are very proud of you and the way you all come into school in the morning with a smile.

We have been learning both inside and using our outside classroom.

“Year 1 is good” “I love the toys” “I like going on the adventure playground”

The children have come back after Christmas with lots of new interests. We have looked into weddings and had our own. We have explored addition of two single digit numbers. We have talked about and practiced keeping our selves clean and healthy and with the cold weather has brought lots of discussion around ice and the opportunity to make our own different coloured Ice.

Mini Beasts in Chestnut Class

Chestnuts have had a wonderful first term and came back ready to get stuck in. Before half term we explored harvest and pumpkins. Children looked and felt inside a variety of pumpkins, carved them and even tried to plant the seeds. Coming back we have been searching for mini beasts and talking about how to look after living things.

First Week At School

It has been a pleasure welcoming our new Chestnut class to Newlands. They have settled in really quickly and have had a wonderful time exploring their new learning environment. Some visitors to school on Thursday were taken by how mature the children are and how quickly they have embraced life at primary school. When in the classroom or having lunch with the children it feels like they have been here for months instead of just 4 days.

Useful Links

We use Tapestry  – an on-line learning journal and reporting system that uses parental feedback to ensure provision is carefully mapped to your child’s needs.  Find out more about Tapestry here

For ideas and advice about communicating with your child click here

Please find below links to all 5 sets of key words that are shared with our Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage parents.

Key Words Set 1

Key Words Set 2

Key Words Set 3

Key Words Set 4

Key Words Set 5

The June 2019 Welcome to Newlands/Meet the Team presentation can be found here