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;
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 Nottingham Artists.
Thank you for all the amazing art work you have sent in as part of our home learning.
We will be focusing on the artist Richard Parkes Bonington and the designer Paul Smith.
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!)
'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 place value of numbers within 20. We will be counting, reading and writing numbers to 20 in numerals and words, finding one more and one less than a given number, ordering numbers and using the mathematical language "more than," "less than" and "equal to." We will then move on to Addition & Subtraction of numbers within 20, representing and using number bonds and related addition and subtraction facts within 20.
Early in the new term your child will be bringing home their next set of Key Instant Recall Facts - Number bonds for each number to 10. The aim is for them to recall these facts instantly. The secret to success is practising little and often. www.conkermaths.com 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 continuing to focus on "Animals, including humans."
We will identify, name and describe the basic body parts of animals and the human body. We will identify the five senses and which part of the body is associated with each sense. We will use our five senses to work scientifically to solve simple problems.
You can find out about "The Five Senses" and how animals use their senses at bbc bitesize science KS1 Human body The five Senses.
Dates for your diary:
Monday 7th January - New Term starts
Tuesday 8th January - Elves and the Shoemaker - Theatre group in school 1.30 pm
Sunday 13th January - Christingle Service at All Hallows Church 4 pm.
Friday 8th February - Sign to Sing
Friday 15th February - Inset Day
Monday 18th - Friday 22nd February - Half Term
Monday 25th February - Start of new half term
Monday 4th March - Start of Book week
Thursday 7th March - World Book Day
Friday 15th March - "Room on the Broom " Theatre Royal Nottingham 10.30 am (details to follow)
Friday 15th March - Red Nose Day
Tuesday 19th March - Parent's Evening 3.30 - 5.30 pm
Wednesday 20th March - Parent's Evening 5 - 7 pm.
Friday 5th April - Easter Service 9.30am in All Hallows church. Last day of term.
(Please also see the diary page on our website.)
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