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 first half of the Spring Term is
We are going on an adventure
This is a geography based topic finding out about the continents, countries and oceans around the world.
We will be finding out about compass points and directions and doing lots of map work.
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 will be focusing on instructions using the text "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
We will be looking at a range of other fiction, focusing on sentence construction and punctuation.
'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. Congratulations to those children who have completed their bronze card and will be entered into the reading raffle. Well done if you have started your silver card.
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 continue to focus on 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.
We will then move onto focus on reading, writing and interpreting mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs. We will add and subtract one digit numbers to 20, including zero and solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems
Your child will be given their Key Instant Recall facts for Spring 1 - Number bonds for numbers to 10. Please can you help your child learn these facts so that they can recall them instantly. www.conkermaths.com is a good website for playing games relating to our recall facts.
This half term we will continue our year long experiment observing seasonal changes on trees.
In Science we will be continuing with our topic on "Animals including humans."
We will identify, name and describe the basic body parts of animals, including humans. We will identify the five senses and know which part of the body is associated with each sense. We will be working scientifically to solve problems linked to the five senses.
www.bbcbitesize Science KS1 Human body - What are the parts of the body? and What are the senses? is a useful website to look at.
Dates for your diary;
Monday 6th January 2020 - Start of Spring Term
Tuesday 7th January - Nottingham Playhouse performance of Pinocchio in school - pm
Friday 10th January - Certificate Assembly
Monday 13th January - Magical Maths starts after school
Tuesday 28th January - Inter house spelling competition - 2.15pm
Wednesday 29th January - Walk to school Wednesday
Wednesday 5th February - Inter School spelling finals - 5pm
Thursday 13th February - End of half term assembly - 9.30am
Friday 14th February - Inset Day
Monday 17th - Friday 21st February - Half Term holiday
Monday 24th February - Start of new half term
Tuesday 25th February - Pancake races 10.30am
Wednesday 26th February - Walk to school Wednesday
Thursday 27th February - Class Newstead visit to Carlton Library - am
Monday 2nd March - Friday 6th March - Book Week
Thursday 5th March - World Book Day - come to school dressed as a book character
Friday 13th March - Sport's Relief Day
Wednesday 18th March - Walk to school Wednesday
Friday 20th March - P.T.A. Quiz Evening 7.30pm
Friday 3rd April - Easter Service in All Hallows Church - 9.30am last day of Spring Term.
Monday 6th April - Friday 17th April - Easter Holiday
Monday 20th April - Start of Summer Term
(Please also see the diary page on our website.)
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