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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 Art Attack.

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




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 classic "The Magic Faraway Tree" by Enid Blyton.

 '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 Time, Position & Movement and Money.

In Time we will focus on days of the week, months of the year and telling the time to the hour and half past.

In Position & Movement we will be focusing on making whole, half and quarter turns and describing the position of shapes and objects using positional language.

In Money we will be looking at the value of coins and notes and starting to add small amounts.

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 to tell the time to the hour and half past using the clock they made at school.

Please can you continue to help your child to learn their number bonds for all numbers to 10 so that they can recall them instantly. On Friday we will now be focusing on writing numbers in words from 1 - 20. Please can you help your child to practise writing their numbers in words.






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



This half term we will be focusing on "Light."

We will identify different light sources. Observe shadows and identify how shadows get bigger or smaller. Identify which materials are reflective and not reflective and identify which materials are transparent, translucent and opaque.




Dates for your diary:

Monday 4th June - start of new half term

Monday 11th June - start of Healthy School week 

Monday 11th June - Phonic Screening Test

Tuesday 12th June - Zumba day as part of Healthy School week

Friday 15th June - Football parade from Phoenix School 10.30am

Monday 25th June - start of Language week

Thursday 28th June - World food tasting afternoon

Friday 29th June - Summer fair 3.30pm

Monday 2nd July - start of Science week

Thursday 5th July - Inter house sports 1.30pm

Friday 6th July - Whole school trip to Magna

Saturday 7th July - Gedling Gala

Thursday 12th July - Reports out

Friday 13th July - Inset day

Monday 16th July - Open afternoon

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. Please make a note of these dates as it is a very busy term! )


Do you have any ideas for this page? Please let us know. Thank you.


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