Welcome to Class Newstead
Your teachers in Class Newstead are Mrs Radford and Mrs Graham.
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Davey.
Our School Parliament Representatives are;
Please remember to bring your water bottle to school every day.
P.E.is on Wednesday afternoon. Come to school in your P.E. kit on Wednesday.
Forest School is on a Monday. Please can your child bring wellies and waterproofs to school on this day.
Our focus this half term is writing instructions, using bossy verbs and positional language.
We will then move back to story writing.
We will continue to send home Target words linked to the phonics patterns your child has been learning each week. Please can you help your child to learn these words in preparation for a test the following Thursday.
Please continue to hear your child read at least three times a week so they can get their library card stamped. When their bronze card is full they will be able to enter it into a prize draw.
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This half term we will be focusing on "Time." We will be learning the days of the week, months of the year, telling the time to the hour and half past and comparing units of time. The Instant Recall Facts for this half term are to tell the time to the hour and half past. The children will be making a clock which they will bring home, please can you use this and other clocks you have at home to help your child learn to tell the time to the hour and half past.
We will then move onto "Money." We will focus on recognising coins and notes and counting amounts of coins in multiples of 2p, 5p and 10p.
For the final part of this term we will look at Place Value of numbers to 100.
For the remainder of this half term our topic is "Food."
Our focus will be on Design Technology, using cutting skills to make sandwiches and designing a healthy meal. Geography, finding out where different foods come from around the world.
Through the school year we will be observing seasonal changes focusing on two trees in our school grounds - a deciduous tree and an evergreen tree.
Our topic focus this half term is LIGHT.
We will name a variety of sources of light. Observe light sources being blocked and creating shadows, identifying how shadows get bigger and smaller. We will identify different light sources during the day and at night. We will identify materials which are "reflective" and "non reflective." We will identify materials which are "transparent", "translucent" and "opaque."
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Our theme for this half term is " What do Christians believe God is like?"
We will focus on the Bible story of "The Lost Son." We will look at the hidden meanings behind the story and start to link this with the concept of God as a forgiving father. We will identify the meaning of love and forgiveness and begin to understand the impact of the story on how Christians show they love God.