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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;


Arianna Sleaford

Hugo Whiteley

Myles Whiteley



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 Wednesday and Thursday and your wellies for Forest school on Tuesday.



This is a quick overview of our learning for the next few weeks;



Our Topic for this half term is The Royals.





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 the story 'Don't let the pigeon stay up too late'. We are learning about story structure, good sentences as well as learning how to write instructions. 

 '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)

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 Weight and Volume, Multiplication & Division and Fractions.

In Weight and Volume we will compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass and volume and measure using non-standard measures.

In Multiplication & Division we will be counting in multiples of twos, fives and tens. Making equal groups, making arrays, making doubles, grouping and sharing different amounts. 

In Fractions we will be finding half of a shape and quantity and a quarter of a shape and quantity.

Thank you for helping your child to learn their Key Instant Recall Facts. New Key Instant Recall Facts will be sent home the first week back after half term. Please can you help your child learn 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. You can play number bond pairs online at and see how many questions you can answer in just one minute.

Every Friday starting from Friday 9th March your child will be tested on their Key Instant Recall Facts starting with number bonds for each number to 6 (Autumn Term facts) and moving onto doubles and halves of numbers to 10 (Spring 1 facts). Then number bonds for 10 (Spring 2 facts) and all number bonds for each number to 10 (Summer 1 facts). 





We will be carrying out a year long experiment, observing Seasonal changes on trees.



This half term we will be continuing to finding out about Plants.

 If you took a photo of your "cress head" don't forget to bring it in to school so we can see how well your cress seeds grew!

We will be studying common plants, wild plants and trees. If you would like to take photos of the plants in your garden or plants you spot whilst in the park or during a walk in the countryside, please bring them into school so we can share them during our Science lessons. 



Dates for your diary:

Monday 16th April - Start of Summer term.

Monday 7th May - Bank Holiday

Monday 14th May - start of KS2 SAT's week

Friday 25th May - last day of half term

Monday 4th June - start of new half term - Phonic screening test

Friday 29th June - Summer fair 3.30pm

Thursday 5th July - Inter house sports 1.30pm

Friday 13th July - Inset day

Wednesday 18th July - Gedling's Got Talent 6pm

Thursday 19th July - Presentation evening 6pm

Monday 23rd July - Potted sports 10am

Tuesday 24th July - End of year service 9.05am

Wednesday 25th July - Inset day



(Please also see the diary page on our website)


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Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.

Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

Winter Forest School

Thank you to everyone who has handed in their half term home learning! They're amazing!

Thank you to everyone who has handed in their half term home learning! They're amazing!  1

Practical Maths

Tesco Visit

Handa's Surprise - Fruit Tasting