Welcome to Class Newstead
The teachers in Class Newstead are Mrs Radford and Mrs Graham.
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Davis.
School parliament members are;
Don't forget to make sure you have your water bottle in school every day. Please bring your reading book and organiser to school every day and your Target words on Thursday.
You will need your P.E. Kit on Tuesday and Thursday and your wellies for Forest school on Wednesday.
This is a quick overview of our learning for the next few weeks;
Our Topic for this half term is Fire
If you have any questions, thoughts or resources you would like to share please do come in and see us.
Thank you for your continued support.
In English we are reading stories linked to bonfire night. We are looking at descriptive sentences using our senses and writing our own.
'Daily readers' has been working really well! By giving the children a reading day we are able to assess their reading each week. (Teacher/T.A) Thank you to all the parents who have listened to children read in addition to this. It makes a real difference.
If you listen to your child read at home please write a comment in their organiser.
Thank you for supporting your child with their target words each week. Don't forget to ask your child to put their words into sentences on the back. (Little and often is the key!)
'Teach your monster to read' is a fantastic app to download onto your phone or tablet.
Our Maths learning over the next few weeks will focus on Addition & Subtraction within 10 and Shape.
We will be reading, writing and interpreting mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs. Adding and subtracting one digit numbers to 10, including zero and solving one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.
In Shape we will be recognising and naming common 2-D shapes and 3-D shapes.
The children have been learning number bonds within 10 to help them with addition and subtraction calculations. Key Instant Recall Facts will be sent home the first week back after half term. Please can you help your child learn these important number bonds for each number to 6. The aim is for them to recall these facts instantly. The secret to success is practising little and often. You can play Number bond pairs online at www.conkermaths.com.
We will be carrying out a year long experiment, observing Seasonal changes on trees.
This half term we will be finding out about Animals, including Humans.
We will be identifying and naming a variety of common animals - birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. We will be describing and comparing the structure of a variety of common animals. We will be identifying animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will also be identifying the basic body parts of the human body and identifying our senses and the part of the body associated with each sense.
Visit bbc bitesize science KS1 Animals to find out about Mammals, Amphibians, Birds and Reptiles.
Dates for your diary:
Monday 30th October - New half term begins
Monday 6th November - Inset day
Thursday 9th November - School photographs
Tuesday 14th November 3.30pm - 5.30pm - Parent's Evening
Wednesday 15th November 5pm - 7pm - Parent's Evening
Saturday 2nd December - Christmas Fair
Sunday 3rd December - Gift Service at All Hallows church
Monday 4th December - Class visit to Newstead Abbey for Victorian Christmas
Thursday 7th December - Christmas Dinner
Monday 18th December - KS1 Christmas Production 10am & 2pm
Thursday 21st December - Christmas parties
Friday 22nd December - Carol Service at All Hallows church 9.30am. Last day of term.
(Please also see the diary page on our website)
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