Newton Tony Primary School (CE VC)

'Love One Another As I Have Loved You' (John 15:12)

* Squirrels Class swimming lesson this Tuesday *
 
Welcome to Foxes class
We are the Year 1 and Year 2 class
Our teachers are Miss Steer and Mrs Copping
Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Smith and Mrs Sweeney
Welcome back 2024! What an exciting new year for Foxes Class.  We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New Year.  Please see the Spring Term Curriculum Newsletter.  Please share with your children and look at all the exciting things we have to come.
Christmas in Foxes!

 
We had an amazing time celebrating Christmas and loved our Christmas Craft Afternoon.  All the children got to make different Christmas crafts such as a handprint holly wreath, Christmas cards and even some salt dough decorations! Thank you again to all parents who came to support their children. 
Elves in Foxes!

 

This year, we took part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s Elf Day on Thursday 7th December 2023. We dressed as an elf for the day and raised a lot of money! Thank you to everyone who donated. 
DT project in Foxes – We made puppets!
 
Have a look at some of the  fantastic puppets we made in DT.  The children looked at different ways of joining fabrics after they designed their own puppet. They made and joined their own puppets together, decorated their puppets and then evaluated the overall process.  We currently have them at school and will be creating a fantastic display in our classroom with them. 
PSHE in Foxes

 
We have come to the end of our topic and have created our very own Gingerbread person.  Our topic was around ‘Celebrating Differences’ and we looked at how we are similar and different to our friends.  We looked and spoke about what Bullying is and how we can battle it.  We also championed and celebrated how we are all difference and unique! Here are some fantastic pieces of work below!
Looking after our pets!

We had a very special zoom today from the Blue Cross who were excited to tell us about how to keep our pets safe. We learnt how to make extra special dog treats for Christmas and what food dogs and cats should and shouldn’t eat.  We even had a special visitor as Santa needed help deliver presents to the pets.  He had lost the letters from responsible pet owners about what the animals needed and then we made sure the animals got their presents! Thank you to Blue Cross for running this zoom.  
Fun Fact – Did you know that dogs cannot eat raisins, onions, sweets and chocolate as they are poisonous! 
Giraffes Can’t Dance
The children in English have been looking into the story called ‘Giraffes can’t dance’ by Giles Andreae. The children acted out the story and even learn to dance like the animals in the story.  We loved the rock and roll Rhinos!  The children have also then been changing a part of the story and creating their own version.  
Diwali Dancing

We had a fantastic visitor come into school to teach us some Indian dancing to help us celebrate Diwali.  We learnt about the story of Rama and Sita and then proceeded to learn a dance with some popular Indian Bollywood dance moves.  Here are some of the photos of our exciting visit! 

 

Taking Art Outside!

We have loved taking Art outside and using different techniques to create natural pictures using different objects.  Some examples can be seen above. 
Foxes go to the zoo!

 

 

 

We had the most amazing time visiting Marwell Zoo on our school trip! We went on a coach and then went to spot a lot of different animals.  We learnt some fun facts about them and discussed the different habitats they live in and how they would live if they were in the wild.  We were even more lucky as we were able to see the Snow Leopard! She was called Irina and was born in 2008.