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Welcome to Newstead class 2017-18

Welcome back to Newstead class. As we are getting closer to the Christmas holidays please remember that we have an inset day on Monday 8th January. The children are back to school on Tuesday 9th January 2018.


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​​​​​​

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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