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Welcome to Class Newstead

                                                                                                       Welcome to Class Newstead 1





Welcome to Class Newstead

The teachers in Class Newstead are Mrs Radford and Mrs Graham.



School parliament members are;

Alberto Deacon

Millie Kirby

Lily-belle Richards



Our P.T.A. Rep is

Logan King


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. We will be creating lots of different pieces of Art work linked to Bonfire night and "The Great Fire of London."

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.



In English this half term we will looking at poetry linked to Bonfire night and then we will move onto looking at fiction with repeated, predictable language. Our book focus for the next few weeks will be " Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas present."

 '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!) 


Great App!!!!

'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. 

Your child has been given their Key Instant Recall facts for Autumn 2. Please can you help your child learn these facts so that they can recall them instantly. 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. 



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 6pm.

Saturday 30th November - Christmas fair 11am - 2pm.

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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