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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;



Our Topic for this half term is Medicine.

Thank you for all the amazing art work you have sent in as part of our home learning.

We will be focusing on the history of Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell. 




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.



We will 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. 

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 subtraction within 10, reading, writing and interpreting mathematical statements involving subtraction (-) and equals (=). We will be solving one step problems involving subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.

We will then be focusing on Shape. We will be naming 2D and 3D shapes, looking at the properties of shapes and making shape patterns.

This half term your child will be bringing home their Key Instant Recall Facts - 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. is a useful site to play number bond pairs.



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



This half term we will be focusing on "Animals"

We will identify and name different a variety of common animals -birds, fish, reptiles amphibians and mammals. We will compare the structure of animals and identify which animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. 

You can find out about animals at bbcbitesize Science KS1 Animals What are mammals?  



Dates for your diary:

Monday 5th November - Start of new half term

Tuesday 6th November - School photographer in to take family groups and individual photographs

Tuesday 13th November - Parent's evening - 5pm - 7pm

Wednesday 14th November - Parent's evening - 3.30pm - 5.30pm.

Friday 16th November - Cinema trip "Big Bad fox and other tales."

Friday 23rd November - Flu vaccines

Thursday 29th November - Yoga Day

Friday 30th November - Christmas Tree lights switch on in Gedling at 6.15pm

Saturday 1st December - Christmas Fair

Sunday 2nd December - Toy Service at All Hallows Church at 9.30 am

Monday 3rd December - Trip to Newstead Abbey for "A Victorian Christmas"

Thursday 6th December - Christmas Dinner

Friday 14th December - Christmas jumper day in aid of Save the Children

Monday 17th December - Key Stage 1 Christmas production

Thursday 20th December - Christmas parties

Friday 21st December - Carol Service 9.30am - last day of term.


(Please also see the diary page on our website. Please make a note of these dates as it is a very busy term! )


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