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 Explorer Ted
Thank you for all the amazing art work you have sent in as part of our home learning.
We will be focusing on the continents and countries of the world.
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 50. We will be counting, reading and writing numbers to 50 in numerals, 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 counting in multiples of 2 and 5.
We will then be focusing on Measurement : Length and Height. We will compare, describe and solve practical problems for lengths and heights using the mathematical language of "long/short," "longer/shorter," "tall/short."
Early in the new half term your child will be bringing home their next set of Key Instant Recall Facts - Number bonds for 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 "Plants."
We will identify, name and describe the basic structure of a tree and a plant. We will identify the sources a plant needs to grow and put this into practice by trying to grow our pot of seeds.
Dates for your diary;
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
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.
Sunday 31st March - Mothering Sunday Service at All Hallows church at 9.30 am.
Wednesday 3rd April - Easter Bunny Run - am (details to follow)
Friday 5th April - Easter Service 9.30 am in All Hallows church. Last day of term.
(Please also see the diary page on our website.)
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