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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. 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.


Our focus book this half term is "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late" by Mo Willems.  

 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:



This half term we will continue to work on place value of numbers within 20. We will compare amounts and order numbers. We will then be moving on to adding and subtracting numbers within 20 with a particular focus on number bonds to 10 and using bonds to add and subtract by making 10.




Our Topic this half term is Nottingham Artists.

We will be looking at the paintings and techniques used by Richard Parkes Bonington who was born in Arnold.

We will also be finding out about the Nottingham designer Paul Smith and looking at his designs and using his ideas in our own art work.




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 ANIMALS, including Humans.

We will identify, name and describe the basic body parts of animals. 

We will identify and name the basic parts of the human body. 

We will identify the five senses and know which part of the body is associated with each sense. 

We will work scientifically using our five senses to make predictions, answer questions and perform a fair test.




You might like to watch bbc bitesize Science What are the parts of the human body?

What are the senses?




Our theme for this half term is " Stories of Jesus - What can we learn from them?"

We will learn about the first miracle Jesus performed - "The Wedding at Cana."

We will learn how Jesus performed miracles and recall some of the stories where he healed people.

We will recall the story of "Jesus calms the storm" " Feeding the 5000" "The Lost Coin" and "The Wise man and the Foolish man."