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Homework

Our Tudor topic has now come to an end. For your homework this weekend, I would like you to do the following:

  • practise the 9 times table until you know it by heart (within 3 seconds) and out of order including the corresponding division facts i.e. 63 ÷ 9 = 7
  • practise spelling any of the following tricky words you still find challenging: occasion, occasionally, often, opposite, ordinary, particular, peculiar, perhaps, popular, position, possess, possession, potatoes, possible, pressure, probably, promise, purpose, quarter, question, recent, regular, reign, remember, sentence and separate
  • think about a sporting person you admire and what your reasons are ready to share with us on Monday

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy watching the royal wedding if you're planning on watching it. I certainly will be!

from Miss Townsend xxx

Terrific Tudor Times

What a great Tudor Fayre we had this morning! Showcasing all of your hardwork during this topic was lovely to see and it was topped off brilliantly with your fantastic costumes. We had so many lovely comments from our visitors. Some of these were:

'The dungeon was really scary with the rats and spiders. The poem was great.'

'Watching the Tudor dancing was very entertaining.'

'Excellent decorations and superb costumes.'

'I received a very warm welcome and I loved the doorway and the drawbridge.'

'I have learned such a lot about the Tudor times. Your reports were very informative.'

'I loved designing my Coat of Arms.'

'You have all clearly worked so hard. Well done.'

What lovely comments. I was really proud of all of you today. You have all worked so hard during this topic and we still have lots more exciting learning and events to come.

Well done my Super Stars!

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

What's the time?

This week, we have being trying very hard to develop our time telling skills. We have been looking at the time on analogue clocks and converting them into a 24 hour digital time. There has been lots of new learning, lots of concentration and lots of resilience shown. Well done.

It would be really helpful if you continue with this learning at home as with extra practice you will begin to find it easier. Perhaps ask a grown up or older brother or sister to help you. Tricky examples have included converting 20 to 8 in the evening to 19:40 (a common mistake is 20:40) and remember to always have 2 digits either side of the colon e.g. 5 past 4 in the morning is 04:05.

Well done once again for excellent attitudes towards your learning.

See you in the morning,

from Miss Townsend xxx

 

What a super week!

Hello Children,

What a super week we've had! We had such an enjoyable (albeit a little chilly) castle trip on Monday where we found it very exciting to see all of those things we have learned about in school in real life such as where Queen Elizabeth's dancing room was, seeing for ourselves just how tricky running up the steep banks would have been for the enemy and ambling through the Elizabethan Gardens like royalty! The whirlwind of questions you showered me with and the eagerness to discover more about the castle throughout the day was a pleasure to see and made it a lovely day for all of the adults too.

Report writing, learning a Tudor dance, becoming more fluent at our 7 times table, telling the time on analogue clocks have been just a few of the other areas of learning but what a way to end such a busy week  ... the amazing creations of your dungeon creatures! They are brilliant and I'm sure your grownups will get a bit of a surprise when they come and visit our Tudor Fayre.

Have a lovely long weekend and I'll see you on Tuesday.

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Castle trip - a reminder of what to bring

Hello Everyone,

On Monday, we are off on our castle trip and everyone needs a small backpack to carry their lunch in (even if you are having a lunch provided by Mrs Barker) and a water bottle that is well sealed! You may come to school in jogging bottoms and trainers and a hooded waterproof coat is essential in these April showers!

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday for our castle adventure!

 

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Bell boating

Hello Blue Class,

I hope you've all had a lovely Easter break and are refreshed and raring to go. We have an exciting term ahead of us and what a lovely way to start on Monday... our first bell boating adventure!

The weather forecast at the moment for Monday is looking dry. Fingers crossed this will be the case but it is important that you bring a hooded waterproof coat with you to school. If you own a pair of waterproof trousers, you are welcome to bring those too but we have plenty of forest school ones to use if you don't. The sun is due to make an appearance next week so it would be a good idea to bring a sun hat too. Come to school wearing jogging bottoms and trainers.  If you have a small rucksack, bring that with your lunch in and a couple of drinks. If you are having a packed lunch provided by Mrs Barker, you can still bring a rucksack to put it in and a couple of drinks.  We take our lunch on the boats with us and have a picnic along the canal. What a lovely day we'll have!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Monday and going on our first bell boating adventure together.

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Well Done and Happy Holidays

Hello Children,

I hope you've all had a good start to your holidays and had a happy Easter. Well done for excellent learning last term. It was lovely to share your books with your parents during parent consultations and seeing the progress you are making. Showcasing your learning during our art exhibition and Easter coffee morning was a lovely way to end the term. After such a lot of hardwork and learning, you all now need a well earned rest.

Our new topic when we return is going to be a fascinating one all about castles which includes a trip to Kenilworth castle. The Tudor period will be the time we will be investigating when there were some very interesting characters reigning over Britain. If you would like to get a head start with this new learning, perhaps you could do a bit of research and create something you could share with the class on our second day back (we're bellboating on the first day). 

Have a good couple of weeks and I'll see you on Monday 16th April.

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

P.S. Remember to keep reading and practising your times tables - it's the 7s next!

 

Invitation to our gallery

Dear Parents,

Next Monday (26th March), we would like to invite you to pop into Blue Class after school so you can share in the fantastic work the children have been creating with the help of Mark Riley (artist in residence) and funding from Meadow Art Ltd. The children will be setting up the gallery themselves and will guide you around. There will be a few refreshments too to toast their hard work and creativity. We look forward to seeing those of you who can attend.

Many thanks.

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Keeping warm

Hello Blue Class,

I hope you've all had a lovely half term and a good rest. I'm looking forward to seeing you tomorrow and hearing your holiday news.

You may have heard but over the next few weeks we are going to experience very cold weather. So, please make sure you have a hat, scarf and gloves in school and put any extra layers on or in your P.E kit (and thick socks) especially when it's your forest school day.

See you tomorrow,

from Miss Townsend xxx

Happy Half Term

Happy Half Term Everyone!

Well done for a great first half term of 2018 and what a lot of learning we have done. A theatre trip, magical learning journeys, the start of employment and earning Blackwell pounds, being crowned Wake 'n' Shake champions and creating a beautiful class display of clay divas are just some of the highlights.

So... I hope you all have a great half term and a well-deserved rest.

When we return, we have a fascinating new topic where we will be learning about a period of history that I imagine will be new to most of you. In addition, we are really lucky to have an artist coming to work with us to help with our new project. All will be revealed when we return to school!

Finally, on Thursday 1st March, it is World Book Day. We certainly love our books in Blue Class and when I asked you for possible holiday homework linked to this, your ideas were endless. So... if you would like to get busy over the holiday, get creative with your favourite book. Some of your ideas (and mine) include:

1. Create a character model

2. Create a storybox

3. Create a book-based game

4. Write a book review

5. Write an alternative version or a sequel

6. Write a playscript for part of the story

7. Create a picture of your favourite scene...

Have fun and you can bring your creations to school on World Book Day to share with us all.

Once again, have a lovely holiday.

Love from Miss Townsend and Mrs Marks xxx

 

Year 4 Job Scheme

Happy New Year to you all! I hope you've had a lovely Christmas and a good rest.

I'm looking forward to seeing you on Thursday where we will be starting our new topic about exciting stories with villianous characters (remember to bring in any work you have done to do with this) and then we're off to the theatre on Friday. What a great way to start the new year!

Remember to bring back your P.E. kit (to include jogging bottoms, a warm jumper, trainers and thick socks), a named water bottle and a hooded waterproof coat.

Finally, just a reminder for those of you who are keen to take part in the Year 4 job scheme, application forms and references must be handed in by this Friday.

Have a good last couple of days of the holiday.

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

 

 

Happy Christmas

Well done children for a great end of term. We had a lovely day today watching the pantomime and having our Christmas party. 

I hope you enjoy the Christmas break, spending time with your family, playing and getting plenty of rest. However, it is really important that you spend some time doing the following:

  • Reading
  • Learn your 4 times tables and corresponding division facts by heart (the aim is to recall the answer to a question within a couple of seconds). If you're fluent already, then make a start learning your 6 times table.

When we come back to school in January, we have a really exciting topic linked to some very exciting stories! During the first couple of days back, you will be doing some art and experimenting with language linked with your favourite beastly story character. Cruella de Vil will lead by example and I'm really looking forward to seeing her when we go and watch 101 Dalmatians with you all. Over the holiday, have a think about who your favourite beastly character is i.e. Professor Snape, the Grand High Witch, Miss Trunchbull... See if you can find some pictures of them, extracts from the book which describes your character and anything else to do with them. Bring it all in on the first day to share with us and you will use it to help with your learning.

Finally, thank you to you and your grown ups for all your kind Christmas messages and gifts.

Mrs Marks and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy 2018!

Lots of love

Miss Townsend xxx

 

The Snowman

What a performance! Well done everyone. Your performances over the last two days have been brilliant and I know your parents really enjoyed watching you. It's hard to believe that we didn't even do a full dress rehearsal due to the snowy weather. I was so very proud seeing you perform with such confidence and happiness and leading by example. Your singing, dancing, acting, narrating and smiling was all great and gets a 10 out of 10 from me!

After all of your hard work, we enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner back at school. The pigs in blankets certainly disappeared off plates very quickly and it was lovely to see so many of you eat the sprouts and all the trimmings too. A big thank you to Mrs Barker and her team for such a delicious meal.

Have a good weekend and I'll see you for our last two days together before the Christmas holidays. Keep being patient... it's not long now!

from Miss Townsend x