Welcome to Class Newstead
The teachers in Class Newstead are Mrs Radford and Mrs Graham.
School parliament members are;
Our P.T.A. Rep is
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 Friday and your wellies for Forest school on Monday.
This is a quick overview of our learning for the next few weeks;
Our Topic for the second part of the Autumn term is Fire.
Our curriculum focus is History and Art. We will be looking at The Great Fire of London, the work of firefighters, keeping safe on Bonfire night and fire prevention in the home.
Please bring your holiday learning to school at the start of the new term.
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.
'Daily readers' is working very well. Please continue to listen to your child 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. If they read four times a week they will get their library card signed and when their card is full they will be entered into a reading raffle.
Your child has now been given target words to learn each week, for a test on Thursdays. Please encourage your child to practise their words. (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 half term will focus on reading, writing and interpreting mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs. We will add and subtract one digit numbers to 10, including zero and solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.
We will then move onto Shape, recognising and naming common 3D shapes including cuboids, cubes, cones, spheres and pyramids. We will also recognise and name common 2D shapes, including rectangles, squares, circles and triangles.
We will then move onto Number - Place value of numbers 0 - 20.
We will be counting forwards and backwards within 20 from any given number. We will read and write numbers within 20 in numerals and words and identify one more and one less than a given number. We will identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations using the language of; equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.
This half term we will continue our year long experiment observing seasonal changes on trees.
This half term our topic in Science is "Animals."
We will identify and name a variety of common animals- birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians and mammals. We will describe and compare the structure of a variety of animals and identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
www.bbcbitesize Science KS1 Animals What are mammals/amphibians/birds/reptiles/fish is a useful website to look at.
Dates for your diary;
Monday 4th November - Start of new half term
Tuesday 5th November - School photographs
Tuesday 12th November - Cinema trip
Tuesday 12th November - Parent's evening - 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Wednesday 13th November - Parent's evening - 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Wednesday 20th November - Internet safety meeting for parents - 5.30pm
Thursday 21st November - Flu vaccinations
Friday 29th November - Christmas Tree light switch on in Gedling.
Saturday 30th November - Christmas fair
Friday 6th December - "Cinderella" Pantomime in school - 6pm.
Monday 9th December - Class Newstead at Newstead Abbey for a Victorian Christmas.
Friday 13th December - Christmas jumper day
Monday 16th December - KS1 Christmas performance 10am & 2pm.
Thursday 19th December - Christmas parties
Friday 20th December - Carol Service at All Hallows Church 9.30am. Last day of term.
(Please also see the diary page on our website.)
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