Newton Class: Pre-School, Reception and Year 1

Newton Class
Welcome to Newton Class!  We are the Pre-School, Reception and Year 1 pupils and our teachers are Mrs Robins and Mrs Murray.  We are lucky to have three fantastic teaching assistants to work with us throughout the week: Mrs Clutsom, Mrs Chapman and Miss Newton, who specifically works with the Pre-School children.
We are an inquisitive class of children who love asking questions and then finding out the answers!
Spring Term 2020
This term our two topics are 'Storyland' and 'Sow me a seed'. 
January to February 2020
In our 'Storyland' topic we will be reading a wide range of traditional tales and discovering the similarities between many of the classic stories that we know and love. We will be starting our topic with 'Cinderella' in preparation for our school trip to The Theatre Royal in Plymouth to watch the pantomime. We will also explore Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs during our first two weeks - we will be linking lots of our maths with this well known story! The three little pigs and The little red hen will be another 2 of our focus stories this half term. We will be looking at using story mapping to support our story telling skills and then using our maps to enhance our writing. We will be reading a new traditional tale every day and we would love the children to bring in their favourites from home to share with the class. 
The children will be looking carefully at our local area this half term and identifying the key landmarks of St Kew. We will be observing the changes in the weather as we move into the colder months and comparing our environment to what it was like in Autumn. The work of famous artists through time will be explored and recreated and we will be busy preparing and cooking food throughout this topic - fruit kebabs make fantastic Fairy Godmother's wands!
PE kits and outdoor learning clothes need to be in school all week, our usual days are Monday and Wednesday for PE and we go outside every day for Learning Outside the Classroom. 
Please see below for out topic web and more information on Newton Class learning.