Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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 Blue Class News

End of the topic and a new one begins!

Dear Children,


We have now come to the end of our 'Tell Me A Story' topic. You have all worked very hard and your recorded retells of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe are fantastic. I'm sure you're grown ups will be very impressed when they hear them! Your Narnia art masterpiece is currently under construction and I'm sure we're in with a good chance of winning the competition. Although I have had a sneeky peek at the other classes' work and we face tough competition! Fingers crossed though.


Tomorrow, we start our new topic linked to Judaism where we will explore stories found in the Torah scroll, investigate Jewish places of worship (which will involve a trip to a synagogue) and become bakers!!!


See you in the morning,


from Miss Townsend xxx



Merry Christmas

Dear Parents and Children,


Thank you for all your kind Christmas messages and gifts. I hope you all have a good rest over the Christmas period and have lots of fun together.


Merry Christmas and wishing you a very happy 2016!


Lots of love


Miss Townsend xxx


P.S. Remember children, if you find it tricky to sleep tomorrow night, start at 500 (or 1000 if the excitement is unbearable) and count back in 1s. You'll be asleep before you get to zero! It always works for me. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Well done Yellow and Blue Classes

What fabulous performances you all gave this week! You were amazing remembering all those words, dances and playing your instruments so well. Have a lovely holiday and we look forward to seeing you again in January 2016! Mrs Moss xx ps- remember to practise your reading over the holiday.

Year 3 P.E.

In P.E. after Christmas, Year 3 children will be learning how to play tag rugby. This will take place on the school field. Your child will need jogging bottoms, a jumper and trainers in their P.E. bag along with a plastic bag to put muddy trainers into after!


Many thanks.

What a performance!

Well done children for a fantastic Christmas production. Your grown ups had a super time listening to your beautiful singing and watching your fabulous dancing as well as enjoying all of the other talents on show.  You have all worked extremely hard and well and truly earned your tasty Christmas lunch.


You're all super stars!

Super Stars!

Wow! What a great class assembly! You were all super stars and entertained your grown ups and school friends brilliantly with your singing, dancing, poetry, drumming and art work. You should be very proud of yourselves.


We've another busy day tomorrow when you'll be running our African festival and sharing even more learning with your grown ups. You have all worked very hard during this topic.


Very well done!


Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Family Assembly

Well done children. You've made a great start at practising the ideas you have planned to include in your assembly. Remember to learn the rest of the words to 'Cauliflowers fluffy' over the weekend.


See you on Monday.


From Miss Townsend xxx

Hello Blue Class

Hello Blue Class,


I hope you are enjoying the holidays and having a good rest. I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Monday when we will be spending the day learning about the history of Bonfire Night. After that, we start our new topic 'People Around the World'.  The country that we will be investigating is Tanzania. I wonder if you can find out anything interesting about this country to share with us next week.


On Monday, remember to bring back your wellingtons, P.E. kits (including trainers and pumps, jogging bottoms and shorts) and Y4s remember to hand in your application forms if you are keen to take part in the Year 4 job scheme.


See you on Monday.


Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Native American Day

What a great day we've had today to end our Native American topic. The morning started off brilliantly with your performance of 'Fire Child Dance' and then we've enjoyed lots of different activities from totem pole and bag making, listening to stories in the story tent to sketching our special visitor who came all the way from the Great Plains! It was made extra special by being able to share our Native American lunch in the sunshine. During this topic you have all learned so much and have shown me what a hard working and motivated class you are.


Our next topic is 'In the Woods' and we're off for a walk on Monday morning so remember to come to school in jogging bottoms and a warm waterproof coat and check that you have a pair of wellingtons in school. During the next two weeks we'll be reading and writing explanation texts about woodland life, learning how to classify woodland animals, learning how and why woodlands change and how we can look after these beautiful places. In maths we will continue to develop our addition and subtraction skills and revisit our 3 times table with the goal to know them out of order and by heart. Remember practising your times tables at home really helps.


Have a lovely weekend and remember to tell your grown ups all about our Native American day.


See you on Monday.


from Miss Townsend x



Dear Blue Class,
Next week sees the start of our new topic ‘In the woods’. In our computing
lessons we will be learning how to take, edit and upload photographs. We
will be taking autumnal photographs and turning them into cards. Please
can you all collect some symbols of autumn ready to get creative with e.g.
cones, conkers, leaves, acorns etc. Bring them to your computing lesson on
Thursday or Friday ( 15th/16th October)
Love from

Mrs James and Mrs Moran

One missing jumper and one homeless jumper!

Dear Parents,


Please can you check at home to see whether your child has brought the wrong jumper home by mistake. We are missing a brand new age 7/8 jumper with the name Sophie on the underside of the label. It has been missing since last Thursday. In addition to this missing jumper, there has been an age 7/8 jumper sitting at the front of Blue Class with a worn out name on for the last two days which no one is claiming. I feel these two jumper stories could be linked! If anyone can help solve these problems that would be great.


Many thanks,


Miss Townsend

Blue News

Click here for the first newsletter for Blue Class this year.

A great first week back!

Well done children for a super first week back. You have all settled into the new routines quickly, have done some great learning already and have shown me what keen and hardworking children you are. Your tipis look very authentic and are successfully standing up and Miss Kuriger and I have created a beautiful display in the corridor of your paintings of our school.


I'll see you on Monday when we will don our history hats and investigate more about Native Americans and continue with our story telling of The Garden.


Have a lovely weekend,


from Miss Townsend x



Year 5s!

Hello to all the new Year 5s from Blue Class,

I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are ready for your new exciting adventures at middle school to begin! I imagine you have all enjoyed sorting your new pencil cases and packing your bags. I hope you all have a lovely first day (having a few nerves is normal though) and keep remembering everything we have taught you at Blackwell - be kind, try your best and have fun!

Pop in and let us know how you are getting on if you pass by.

All the very best.

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Hello Blue Class

Hello Blue Class,

I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and having lots of rest in preparation for a very exciting year ahead! It has been very busy here at school since we broke up with big diggers, cranes and trucks starting work on the new build. I know lots of you have enjoyed looking at the photographs of the work on the school website or having a look as you wander past.

As you know our first topic is Native Americans. I have planned lots of exciting and challenging learning for you including how to design and construct a tipi, using new drawing and painting skills to create landscape paintings of the American plains, retelling Native American stories and performing traditional Native American songs.

However, you still have several weeks before you come back to school. But, if you would like to get your brains buzzing and do your own learning about Native Americans before you come back to school that would be great. You might want to make something linked to the Native Americans, do some art work, write a Native American story or create a fact sheet. The choice is yours. You can bring your learning to school on the second day back (Tuesday 8th September) and share it with the class. I will also put some activities on the School Wall for you to have a go at where there will be lots of stars up for grabs.

Enjoy the rest of the holidays and I’ll see you bright and breezy on Monday 7th September. I’m really looking forward to it.

From Miss Townsend xxx

P.S. Remember to pick up and enjoy a book every so often! It will make such a difference to your learning when you come back to school.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Thank you to all of Blue Class for such a lovely last day of term and for all your kind gifts and messages. You have all had a brilliant year working with such great enthusiasm and smiles. You've been a pleasure to teach.


Year 4s... What can I say? You performed brilliantly during your breakfast this morning. I will miss you all tremendously but I wish you all the very best at middle school. Please come back and see us and tell us how you are getting on. Also, keep an eye on the school website at the start of the new term because I will post a message to you.


Have a good rest over the summer and I look forward to seeing the Year 3s in September.


Lots of love

Miss Townsend xxx