Welcome to Newstead Class
Mrs Allison (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
My name is Mrs Allison and this is my second year at Kimberley Primary School. Earlier this year I was appointed as one of the Deputy Head Teachers and I am very much looking forward to continuing my teaching journey at Kimberley Primary. I have been a teacher for 20 years and I love working with children and watching their imagination, confidence and independence grow.
At Kimberley, I am responsible for Special Educational Needs and Behaviour. I work closely with staff, pupils and their parents to ensure all children receive the support they need to reach their full potential.
I am excited about teaching in class Newstead this year, alongside Mrs Thompson. We have lots of exciting and engaging topics and learning experiences planned for the year ahead and I look forward to sharing these with the children.
Mrs Thompson (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
I have been teaching at Kimberley Primary School for 3 years now, although I first got to know the school as a student, 7 years ago. I have taught across both key stages in my time here and enjoy seeing children develop and learn at all stages of their school career. I am excited to see Newstead class mature and develop this year, and with the help of an engaging curriculum, can't wait to enjoy learning together.
I am responsible for Maths and PE across the school and really enjoy finding new and exciting ways to support children in their development in these subjects.
The children have been offered the wonderful opportunity to learn to play the ukulele. They are all really enjoying the lessons and their progress already has been amazing. Keep checking back for updates regarding their progress.
Ancient Egyptian Day
The children in Newstead and Wollaton enjoyed an Ancient Egyptian day on Monday 11th September. ‘Portals to the Past’ came into school to teach us all about Ancient Egyptian weapons, mummification and lots more! What a great start to our Egyptians topic.
Academic Year 2016-2017
Newstead children will be bringing home scripts for their class assembly and for the KS2 production this half term holiday. The auditions for the KS2 production are being held the first week back, so please help and encouage your children to learn their lines so they can get the part they would like in the performance.
Star Writer this week...
Rio is our Star Writer this week for his informative biography on Alexander the Great. Well done Rio!
Ancient Greek Day...
Last week, Rushcliffe and Newstead took part in an 'Ancient Greek day' in order to kick start their summer topic off in style! Here to tell you all about it is Keira - our Star Writer for the week....
Welcome back! We hope you had an 'EGGcellent' Easter holiday!
Good bye Miss.Hawkins!
Over the last 6 weeks, Newstead class have thoroughly enjoyed working with Miss.Hawkins as she trains to be a teacher. They have really enjoyed her lessons and I have been especially impressed with the respect they have shown her. In particular, their participation and enthusiasm in their dance lessons has been fantastic and I was blown away by their final performance. Well done class Newstead and well done to Miss.Hawkins. We wish her all the best in her future career.
Through the decades fashion catwalk...
To conclude our topic 'Through the decades', the children took part in a fashion catwalk where they showcased their fashion product that they designed and made. We certainly have some future fashion desgners and models amongst us!
Star Writer this week is...
Ella is our Star Writer this week! Well done Ella - you produced an excellent persuasive letter explaining why the Easter bunny was not guilty of stealing all the Easter eggs!
Red Nose Day...
For Red Nose Day this year, Kimberley decided to hold a 'No pens day' in order to think about those children who are not fortunate enough to have the resources that we may have in school. As part of this, Newstead went across to our school field and carried out some outdoor maths challenges in groups, which involved the children using natural objects to create mthematical patterns and pictures. The children had a great time and worked well in teams.
Cayden is our Star Writer this week for his work on 'The Dream Giver'. Cayden has worked hard at improving his sentence starts. Well done Cayden!
We are readers...
Newstead have reached the 'Millionaire club!' Look at our word count so far! Well done Newstead - this just shows how much you love reading.
Hovis Videos - We made some videos using our creative writing!
Our weekly word count so far...
Every week, we check how many words we have read from our school library books. Look how close Newstead are to reading a million words...!
Star writer of the week...
It's that time of the week again to announce our star writer!
This week George is our star writer for his excellent descriptive writing in the first half of our Dream Giver story. Well done George!
Maths problem solver of the week...
Lawson is our problem solver of the week. Numerous teachers commented on his perseverance during our maths problem solving morning and how he encouraged others to keep going. Well done Lawson.
Ryan is our Star Writer this week for his news script on Elvis Presley. Did you know Elvis has been spotted in Greggs in Kimberley?
The children will be acting out their news scripts and filming them ready to be broadcast...
Maths Problem Solving morning...
Frogs and Toads, Tangrams, perimeter puzzles... these were just a few of the problem solving activities our children had a go at solving during our problem solving morning this week. Year 3,4,5 and 6 had the chance to work together and they showed great perseverance and team work.
World Book Day
For World Book Day this year, the theme was 'Bedtime stories'. Lots of children in Newstead came to school in their onesies or pyjamas and shared their favourite bedtime stories with each other.
Our Maths problem solvers of the week are...
George and Rio for their teamwork and cooperation to solve the maths problem.
Star writer this week is...
Well done Sophie! Your non-chronological report on the T-Rex was extremely factual and appealed to the reader - you made it your own style too.
Our children had the opportunity to meet and work with a real life author this week. Jane Clarke (author of many books such as 'Dinosaur Cove') worked with the children in Newstead where she inspired them to create their own dinosaurs they could use in their own stories. The children were even lucky enough to hear the end of the book we have been studying for English read by the author herself! The chidren were completely captivated! Have a read of some of the children's reflections on the day...
Andrew and Camrons' thoughts on the day..
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