Week beginning:4th March 2019
Newstead really enjoyed World Book Day this year and it was great to see so many faces in costumes as we know this can be really challenging for some of our pupils.
In the morning we looked at a book called The Day the Crayons Quit. We turned ourselves into crayons and thought about what each colour crayon could be used for.
In the afternoon we moved around the different classes to see which books they had been looking at. We all enjoyed Creswell`s role play area, Bestwood`s word searches and Clumber`s Robin Hood bingo!
Week beginning: 25th February 2019
This week Newstead have been exploring their senses. We have smelt different candles and bath bombs, felt a range of toys and fabrics and tasted a range of foods. We have listened to a range of sounds and started to say what we like and how they make us feel. We will now begin to look at turning our thoughts and feelings into poems.
Week beginning: 28th January 2019
Today Bracken Hill had some very special visitors. While Miss Wakefield hid herself away in the classroom the rest of Newstead enjoyed meeting the animals brought in by Zoo Lab. Everyone had the chance to see and touch a cockroach, millipede, scorpion, gecko and a snake (The reason Miss Wakefield hid!) Once back in the classroom we wrote sentences about each animal and looked at the pictures.
Week beginning: 21st January 2019
This term in Newstead, we are exploring stomp the musical in our music lessons. So far we have watched some clips from Stomp and had a go at using different pots and pans to make different sounds.
Everyone has tried really hard and been able to demonstrate playing different objects fast, slow, quiet and loud.
Week beginning: 7th January 2019
Newstead have had a really good week back at school after the Christmas break. We have started the year by exploring shapes and beginning to recognise their properties. We have looked at 2D and 3D shapes, turning them into dinosaurs and monsters as well as racing them in cars!
Week beginning 3rd December
Today Newstead came in to school to find a parcel in our classroom!
We waited until after break time and then had a think about what could be in the box.
We thought of lot`s of different ideas like a Bee Bot, Chocolate cake and dinosaurs but when we looked inside it was an elf!
We then all decided to call our elf Chuck.
Chuck will be with us through December to help us get up to lot`s of mischief
Week beginning: 12th November 2018
This term we are looking at different rocks, soils and natural materials. We have walked around the local environment to identify different natural materials and what they can be used for.
We then made our very own sensory gardens from rocks, soils and other natural materials that we found outside.
Week beginning: 22nd October 2018
Wow! What an amazing day out to see the dinosaurs at Wollaton Hall.
As soon as we pulled into the car park we saw the beautiful deer's that live in the grounds, we parked up and had a walk through the leaves to the dinosaurs.
The dinosaurs were fascinating and all the children were so excited to see as much as they could.
We saw and heard loads of different dinosaurs from a Velociraptor to a Stegosaurus.
After an exciting morning of exploring the dinosaurs, we spent the afternoon playing on the park.
We had a fantastic day and it was a pleasure to take such a well behaved class out and about :)
I hope you all have a lovely, relaxing half term! If your struggling for things to do then an event in Nottingham has been brought to my attention as being really good for children that enjoy all things sensory. Here is the link and is defiantly worth a look at :)
Week beginning 1st October
Newstead class have started to look at different 2D shapes this week.
We started by identifying different shapes and then went on to look at lines of symmetry and right angles!
Newstead are becoming such independent learners already, so here are some pictures of our maths lessons to show off how fabulous we all are!
Week beginning 17th September
In Science this term, we are exploring light and shadows. We have been learning about the different types of light sources and what a shadow is.
This week we got rid of the books, pens, desks and tables and together constructed a tent in the classroom!
Everyone worked really well as a team and we were able to create shadows in the tent using torches.
Welcome to Newstead class 2018-2019!
I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and are getting ready to come back to school on the 5th September.
I thought that this was a perfect time to say hello and let you know some key information for this year. This year your class teacher will be Miss Wakefield and your helpful and friendly teaching assistants are Miss Brown, Miss Price and Mrs Oduba.
Our topic this term will be looking at Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Man and our overall focus will be on becoming independent young individuals.
Above is our Timetable for this year and can I please ask that we have a full PE kit in school at all times :)
Enjoy your last week of the holidays!