Blue Class News
Well done for a super first half term in Blue Class. I have been extremely impressed by your attitudes towards learning and, because of this, the progress you have already made. We will certainly have a very happy and successful year.
After half term, our topic will be Festivals Around the World and part of our learning will involve investigating China and Buddhism. The Willow Tree story will be our inspiration and we will use this to develop our reading, writing, music and art skills. In Numeracy, we will be developing our mental and written methods for multiplication and division. The 3 times table will be our times table of focus and it would be helpful to practise this over the half term holiday so that you are ready to use and apply these skills when you return. Practising the 2 and 5 times table that we focused on last half term would be extremely beneficial too if you are not yet able to recall them by heart, in any order or recall the corresponding division facts.
Have a lovely half term holiday and have a well deserved rest. Keep safe, have fun and I'll see you bright and breezy on Monday 30th October.
Love from Miss Townsend x
Well done children for cooking and bringing in lots of delicious cakes and biscuits today for our cake sale. There certainly seemed a lot of people enjoying your tasty treats at the end of the day. I'm sure you've helped make lots of money for the school. I'd like to say a big thank you to the Blue Class parents who helped to sell them and to the PFTA for your continued hard work and support.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. Remember to find time to play, rest, talk, read and practise those times tables and other number facts indicated on our newsletter and homework sheet.
I'll see you bright eyed and bushy tailed on Monday when we'll be planning our Viking reports and continuing to develop our team game skills in P.E.
Love from Miss Townsend x
Well done for your brilliant scarecrows and 'Wanted' posters that were proudly on display during our Scarecrow Festival this afternoon. They all looked great and your moving scarecrows were admired by many. You worked with such determination and concentration today to get those cam mechanisms to work successfully. I'm pleased to say that our Father Christmas scarecrow was a winner but most importantly it was so nice to see you and your grown ups having a lovely time together sharing your learning.
Next week sees the start of another exciting topic... THE VIKINGS. We are lucky to start this topic off on Monday with a trip to Bishop's Wood where we will be introduced to Viking life. As we will be outside for most of the day, you need to wear jogging bottoms, trainers and a warm waterproof coat with a hood. You also need to bring two drinks.
Have a lovely weekend my super stars!
Love from Miss Townsend x
Well done for working so hard again this week and I know we're looking forward to next week already when we will be designing and making our scarecrows for our Scarecrow Festival next Friday.
Just a couple of bits and pieces:
- Homework books went home tonight and I am looking forward to seeing what super learning you choose to do this weekend.
- Completing homework from the topic sheet is optional at the moment, however, you are expected to read every day at home and practise your times tables daily too. Check you know your 2 and 5 times tables by heart (saying the answer within 3 seconds) and out of order without having to count on your fingers.
- Remember to bring in any clothes or props we need for our class scarecrows on Monday.
- If you are interested in being on the School Council, you need to prepare a short speech (approximately 1 minute) ready for Wednesday - our election day!
Have a lovely weekend everyone. Have plenty of time to rest and play ready for another busy and exciting week ahead.
Love from Miss Townsend xxx
Well done children for a super first week back. You have all settled into the new routines quickly and have shown me what keen and hardworking children you are. I think we're going to have a brilliant year together!
You have done some great learning already including:
- Designing scarecrows with a partner and learning how to compromise effectively;
- Showing me your super reading skills by retelling our scarecrow story and asking lots of interesting questions;
- Recognising what is special about yourself and others in PSHE; and
- Learning how to sing in two parts.
What busy bees you've been. I think you all deserve a good rest this weekend.
I'll see you on Monday when we will have our first P.E. lesson so remember to bring your P.E. kit into school if you haven't done so already. Our class newsletter that you took home this evening lists everything you need to have in your kit.
Have a lovely weekend,
from Miss Townsend x
P.S. Remember to start asking your grown ups if you are allowed to borrow any of the clothes you have included in your scarecrow design. They need to be brought into school the week beginning 25th September.
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!
I will miss all of you very much so you must 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,
I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and have had lots of rest in preparation for a very exciting year ahead! As you know, our first topic is Scarecrows and I have planned lots of exciting and challenging learning for you including planning and setting up our very own scarecrow festival.
With another week left before you come back to school, you might like to get your brains buzzing and do your own learning at home. You might want to start designing your own scarecrow and think about how you might make it and what materials you would need. The challenge in Blue Class is to make a moving scarecrow! You can bring your design to school on the first day back and share it with the class.
Enjoy the rest of the holidays and I’ll see you bright and breezy on Wednesday 6th September. I’m really looking forward to it.
From Miss Townsend xxx
P.S. Remember to pick up and enjoy a book this week too and revisit those times tables you learned with Miss Steele to check that you know them by heart. It will make such a difference to your learning when you come back to school.
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, dedication and smiles. You've been an absolute pleasure to teach.
Well done for this morning too. You performed brilliantly. Many grown ups told me how amazing they thought you were! I hope you had a fantastic party after school (I had my fingers crossed hoping the rain would stop for you) and you can now have a well deserved rest after such a busy last few months. 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 keep safe.
Lots of love
Miss Townsend xxx
On Friday, those children who are going to St. John's, Catshill or Aston Fields, will come home with a transition booklet. They need to take this with them to their new school on Monday and then bring it back to Blackwell on Tuesday.
Those children who are going to Alvechurch, need to take their P.E. kits with them on Monday so they must remember to take them home with them on Friday.
Well done for trying so hard in the bell boating regatta today. I was very impressed with your effort, endurance and team work skills. Coming in the top 10 out of 40 schools is something to be very proud of.
Tomorrow, you will be finishing your clay pots and on Friday you will be making peppermint creams to add to them which is your produce for the Summer Fair. If you are unable attend on Saturday, please bring in £2.50 tomorrow or Friday and you will be able to take your final piece of Blackwell produce home with you. They look beautiful.
See you in the morning.
Welcome home everyone. What a brilliant time we've had at Malvern! As well as saying a big well done, Mrs Moss and I would also like to say a big thank you to you all for making our 2017 residential to Malvern a lovely experience! Your attitude from the moment we stepped off the coach was fantastic, giving everything a go with smiles on your faces and never moaning about the hot and sticky weather. It's a shame the latter can't be said for Mrs Moss and me! You enjoyed challenging yourself throughout, achieving things that seemed a bit scary beforehand, such as the climbing wall, zip wire and the tunnel of doom and for many of you even the fact that you managed to stay away from home for the very first time was a huge achievement. It was lovely to see how kind and supportive towards your friends you were when they needed that extra bit of courage! Kate told us that she'd had such a lovely few days with us with your excellent behaviour, cheerfulness and willingness to give everything a go and was very sad to see us go.
Please tell your grown ups all about your trip and I'm sure they will be delighted when you tell them that you all now know how to keep a room spotless, can put suncream on without moaning and how to make your own sandwiches!!!
Sleep tight tonight and have a well earned rest this weekend. I'll let you off homework this week too!
Love from Miss Townsend and Mrs Moss xxx
Hello Blue Class,
Only three more sleeps to go! I'm very excited and am all packed, ready and raring to go!
It is important to check that you have everything on the kit list that was sent home a few weeks ago. To keep you all safe, it is really important you have suncream, a sunhat, a refillable water bottle, a waterproof coat and wellies. If it looks like Wednesday is going to be a sunny day, it would be a good idea to put suncream on before you come to school and wear your sunhat so that when we get there we can start our activities straight away and not have to search through bags for them.
We'll have a chat tomorrow or Tuesday and check that we all know what we need to bring, wear and do on Wednesday morning. You don't need to worry about anything but having a few butterflies is perfectly normal. Mrs Moss and I will check that everyone is sorted and happy and I know you will all have a wonderful time.
Love from your fellow holiday maker, Miss Townsend xx
Please can all Malvern forms be returned to school by Tuesday 27th June.
We are bell boating again tomorrow. Please remember to bring in a set of spare clothes as before. With the hot weather set to continue, it is vital that everyone has a sun hat, applies plenty of sun cream before school and brings a water bottle. You can also wear a long sleeved cotton top too to help cover up.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow very much but it is very important that we all keep safe in the sun.
See you in the morning,
Miss Townsend xxx
Just a reminder that on the back of the Blue Class newsletter, that was sent home this afternoon, is the Malvern kit list. Our exciting adventure will soon be here!
We are off bell boating again this Monday and what wonderful wet weather we are enjoying at the moment! So, as last time, please can the children bring a complete set of clean clothes (including underwear and shoes) to change into when we return to school so that if they are wet they will be comfortable during afternoon clubs. It would be sensible to come to school in joggers and trainers etc. and then bring their school uniform and shoes to change into afterwards.
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