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 part of the Autumn term will be Houses and Homes.
Our curriculum focus is History and Design Technology. We will be looking at Victorian homes and making our own box houses.
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.
At the beginning the term we will be focusing on labels and captions. We will then move on to writing recounts and then looking at stories with predictable phrasing.
'Daily readers' - We will be giving your child a reading day so we are able to assess their reading each week. (Teacher/T.A) Your child's reading day will be written in their organiser at the start of the new term. Please listen to children 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 will be given target words to learn each week, for a test on Thursdays. Please encourage your child to practise their words and put them into sentences on the back. (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 few weeks will focus on Number - Place value of numbers 0 - 10.
We will be counting forwards and backwards within 10 from any given number. We will read and write numbers within 10 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 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.
This half term we will begin our year long experiment observing seasonal changes on trees.
This half term our topic in Science is "Materials."
We will distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.
We will describe the physical properties of a variety of everyday materials and compare and group materials on the basis of their properties.
We will be working scientifically to perform simple tests to find answers to questions about everyday materials.
Dates for your diary;
Monday 2nd September - Inset day
Tuesday 3rd September - Start of new term
Friday 20th September - Harvest Festival Service at All Hallows Church - 9.30am
Friday 20th September - Christmas card making - pm
Sunday 22nd September - Harvest Festival Service - All Hallows Church
Wednesday 25th September - School Improvement Plan launch to parents - 3.30pm & 6pm.
Thursday 17th October - School disco - 6pm.
Friday 18th October - last day of half term
Monday 4th November - Start of new half term
Tuesday 12th November - Parent's evening - 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Wednesday 13th November - Parent's evening - 4.30pm - 6.30pm
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 (details to follow)
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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