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Welcome to Class Newstead

                                                                                                       Welcome to Class Newstead 1





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;

Harriet Doherty

Harriet Fear

Ethan Park


Our P.T.A. Rep is Drew Andersson


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;



We will be continuing with our Topic on Food for two weeks. Then our new Topic will be Seaside.





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.



At the beginning this term we are reading the book 'Don't let the pigeon stay up late.' We are reading and writing instructions linked to this text.  We will also be looking at a variety of different poems. We will be learning poetry off by heart as well as writing our own poems. 

 '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. 

'Daily readers' days have changed this term. Your child's new day is written in their organiser. 

If you listen to your child read at home please write a comment in their organiser. At least three times a week please for them to get their library card signed and when their card is full they will be entered into a reading raffle.

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!) 


Great App!!!!

'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 Time. We will be sequencing events in chronological order, using language before, after, first, next, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening. We will recognise and use language related to dates, including days of the week and months of the year. We will be telling the time to the hour and half past. The children will be making their own clock which they can use to work on their Key Instant Recall Facts for this half term which are to learn to tell the time to the hour and half past. 

Next we will focus on Money, recognising and knowing the value of different denominations of coins and notes and using their knowledge of counting in 2,s, 5,s and 10,s to find totals of coins.

Our last Maths topic this year will be Place Value of numbers to 100. Counting, reading and writing numbers to 100 in numerals. 



This half term we will begin our year long experiment observing seasonal changes on trees. 



This half term our topic in Science is "Light."

We will be identifying different light sources, observing shadows and identifying how shadows get bigger or smaller. We will identify which materials are reflective and non reflective and which materials are transparent, translucent and opaque. 



Dates for your diary;

Monday 3rd June - Start of new half term

Monday 10th June - Phonics screening

Friday 21st June - Inter House Sport's Day KS1 - 10am

Friday 28th June - Non uniform day - Summer Fair after school

Saturday 6th July - Gedling Gala 

Friday 12th July - Inset Day

Monday 15th July - Open afternoon - New Class -  Parent's meetings 3.30pm KS1.

Wednesday 17th July - Gedling's Got Talent 6pm

Thursday 18th July - Presentation evening 6pm.

Monday 22nd July - Potted Sport's 10am

Tuesday 23rd July - end of the school year assembly 2.15pm.

Wednesday 24th July - Inset day



(Please also see the diary page on our website.)


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