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Welcome to Newstead class 2017-18


This year the school have 4 planned inset days. These are day that the school uses for staff training. The 4 days are:

20th October 2017

8th January 2018

29th March 2018

2nd July 2018​​​​​​

Underwater Adventure  4th June 2018

After a lovely half term holiday Newstead have started reading a new book about underwater adventure. All the children loved looking for all the creatures under the sea especially the mermaid. 

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Newstead have been studying poetry in English this week. They have been reading some funny poems and acting some of them out.

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Balloon boats

As part of out topic work about exploring Newstead spent the afternoon making boats out of cardboard, tin foil and a balloon. The children loved it and checked to see if they would float on water.

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Telling the time

This week Newstead have been learning to the time and have been concentrating on o'clock and half past.

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2D and 3D shapes.

This week in Newstead we have been working very hard on shape in Maths. The children have been identifying 2D shapes, some 3D and looking for shapes around school that we see or use everyday.

 World Book Day

This week Newstead Class have enjoyed World Book Day, we enjoyed dressing up and laughing at all the teachers in their costumes!

We are also learning about Florence Nightingale in topic and had lots of fun making lamps.

Computer Programming

During their ICT lesson the children learnt to program little robots. They really enjoyed the lesson and will practice their skills again next week

Religious Education

As part of their RE lesson Newstead learnt about Christianity. The children got to hold religious artifacts and read some of the stories from the Bible. 


As part of their cooking lesson this week Newstead made tomato pasta and plain pasta. All the children enjoyed it and hopefully will start helping with the washing up at home!!!!!!

National coal mining museum

Newstead class visited the National coal mining museum as part of their topic work. The children enjoyed listening to the story of a boy called Sam who used to work in the mine 100 years ago. After lunch the children traveled over 100 meters underground to see where coal comes from. All the children enjoyed the trip and look forward to visiting the museum again in the future.

Ashfield sports

This week Newstead class traveled to Hucknall to take part in a sports afternoon with other schools from the Ashfield area. The children played dodgeball, handball and curling against other teams and came joint 7th place. All the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and cant wait to do it again.

Maths in Newstead

This week Newstead have been learning to order object by their size. They have been learning words like smaller and bigger.

Newstead trip to Sherwood Forest

Newstead had a fantastic time on their trip to Sherwood Forest. We looked at the biome of the forest deciding what the temperature was (cold and wet!), what plants grew their and what animals could live in the forest.

Signs of Christmas in Nottingham 12th Dec 2017

Newstead class visited Nottingham to spot the signs of Christmas. Whilst there the children visited the Christmas market where they got to play hook a reindeer. They also had dinner in Pizza Hut where the children got to eat as much pizza as they wanted.

Christmas around the world 11th Dec 2017

Newstead help to celebrate Christmas around the world with the rest of Bracken Hill. Every class had a different country to study and Newstead had Russia. the children learnt how people from Russia celebrated Christmas and they then shared the infomation with the rest of the school.

Shapes, Weights and Measures - 7th December 2017

Newstead have started a new topic in maths about Shapes, Weights and Measures. The children have been learning the names of 2D shapes and they have been measuring different objects around the room using plastic blocks.

African Masks

For their art work Newstead have been learning about African art. The children learnt about African masks and then got to make their own mask.

Chinese Lanterns - 30th November 2017

Newstead have been learning about the Chinese New Year in RE. The children made lanterns

Diwali sweets 23rd November 2017

This week we have been making Diwali sweets as part of our RE lesson. The children loved making them and ate them all before the staff could get any.

Ancient Egypt 17th November 2017

This week we have started to look at Ancient Egypt. The children have learnt about mummies and have been practicing their archaeology skills in the sand pit.

Firework safety - 3rd November 2017

This week the children have been learning about Firework safety. We have had assemblies on how to stay safe near fireworks and the children have been making lovely firework pictures in art. 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and stay safe near fireworks.

Welcome Back

All the students returned back to school looking refreshed from the half term holiday.

This term the students will be studying Ancient Egypt as part of their topic work.

Inset day

Just a quick reminder that the last day of term is Thursday 19th October. This is due to a staff training day on Friday. We will be back to school on Monday 30th October.

Maths is sometimes challenging

Newstead have daily math lessons. During these lessons we use a wide range of resources. As you can see from the picture below maths can be a bit challenging.

CVC words in English

This half term we have been concentrating on CVC words in our English lessons.

Happy Birthday

This week we celebrated one of our friends birthday. We had a little party and he loved his cards and presents.

Solids, Liquids and Gasses.

In science we have been learning about solids, liquids and gasses. The class have learnt the differences between them. For our lesson this week we have been making ice cream.


This week Newstead visited the recycling centre as part of their topic work.

Clean hands

As part of their PHSE lesson the children have been learning about the dangers of spreading germs and how we can stop them by cleaning our hands.

Hindu Day.

During the schools  Hindu day the class took place in a workshop about Hinduism. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about Hinduism and trying on traditional clothing.

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