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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;

Jessica Richards

India Wilken

Alex Older

 

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. 

Look at our fantastic kangaroo pockets! The children work hard to keep their kangaroo in their pocket by following the five points of the star.

English

Our focus books this half term are the adventures of "Katie Morag" by Mairi Hedderwick.  

 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. 

A few useful links for below:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Maths

This half term we will be focusing on counting in patterns of 2's and 5's within 50. We will then move onto Length and Height. We will compare lengths and heights, measure using non-standard measures and then measure using centimetres. We will then move onto Weight and Mass. We will measure and begin to record and compare weight and mass.  We will introduce capacity, measuring, comparing and recording capacity. 

 

  

 

Topic

Our topic this half term is a geography based called "Explorer Ted."

We will name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.  

We will be locating the seven continents and five oceans of the world.   

We will use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries and start to use simple compass directions. 

 

 

 

Science

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 PLANTS. 

We will be naming the different parts of a tree and a plant. Finding out what plants need to grow and planting our own seeds. We will be setting up an experiment to demonstrate the different sources plants need if they are to grow successfully and what happens if some sources are not put in place. 

 

 

 

You might like to watch bbc bitesize Science "What are the parts of a plant?"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z3wpsbk

"What does a plant need to grow?"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/zxxsyrd

 

R.E.

 

Our theme for this half term is " Why does Easter matter to Christians?"

We will be finding out about the events of Holy Week.

We will focus on Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, The Garden of Gethsemane, the trial of Jesus, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. 

 

 

 

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