Blue Class News
It is tradition on the last day of term for the Year 4 leavers to have their P.E. t-shirt or blue polo shirt signed by other children and staff. If you would like your child to take part, please send them with the top to be signed in their bookbag and a couple of pens.
It is going to be very hot and sunny over the next few days so it is really important that you all bring a sunhat and water bottle to school to keep you safe.
Year 4s, we are taking part in more sporting events with Millfields and Charford on Wednesday at Blackwell so all of the above is essential along with wearing suncream. Remember to bring your P.E. kits back to school too!
See you in the morning when I'll look forward to hearing all of our leavers' news about their new schools!
Love from Miss Townsend :)
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 2016 residential to Malvern a wonderful experience! Your attitude from the moment we stepped off the coach was fantastic, giving everything a go with smiles on your faces throughout. 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 you were so kind and supportive towards your friends when they needed that extra bit of courage!! Kate and James told us that they had such a lovely few days with us with your excellent behaviour, brilliant co-operation, desire to learn and positivity and were very sad to see us go.
Please tell your grown ups all about your trip (some of you might need to explain why there is more mud inside your wellie than on the outside and why your white socks have turned into brown socks) and I'm sure they will be delighted when you tell them that you all now know how to keep a room spotless 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 Year 4s,
Only two 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 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. Mrs Moss and myself 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 xxx
Just a reminder that Year 4s are off bell boating tomorrow (Monday) so they need to come to school in jogging bottoms and trainers. The weather forecast at the moment looks like it's going to be sunny so please send your child to school wearing sun cream and with a sun hat. However, in case this forecast is wrong, please can you also send your child with a waterproof coat and spare clothes like last time. Fingers crossed the weather forecast is right!
Tomorrow, we are off bell boating but unfortunately it looks like it is going to be a typically British summer's day with lots of rain forecast!! This won't stop us though but please send your child to school in jogging bottoms, trainers and a waterproof coat (with a hood). We will use our waterproof trousers. It would also be helpful if you could send spare clothes to school including socks just in case we do need to get changed into dry clothes when we return to school.
Hello Blue Class,
What a lovely week we've had learning all about 'British Sport'! I'm looking forward to more learning next week leading up to our Sports Day on Friday where we will be running, skipping and having fun with lots of team games. Year 3s, for your homework this weekend, why not research a little about your favourite British sporting star? You can present what you have found out in your own way i.e. poster, leaflet, PowerPoint, art... and bring it in to show us all on Monday. Year 4s your homework is on the sheet given to you this afternoon.
Have a lovely weekend and I'lll see you next week for some more exciting learning about British Sport.
Love from Miss Townsend xxx
Well done children for planning and running the arts festival this afternoon. Your performances of 'The Nokken' and 'Peter and the Wolf' were extremely entertaining, your singing was fantastic and the solo and duet performers showed off their talents brilliantly. Your parents had a lovely time and should be very proud of you.
Have a good weekend and plenty of rest as next week we start our British Sports topic and will be preparing for our Sports Day.
Love from Miss Townsend xxx
This week sees the start of swimming (for all blue class children) and bell boating (Y4s only). Your child will need the following:
- swimming costume (no bikinis), trunks or swimming shorts (must be above the knee)
- hair brush and bobble for those with hair longer than shoulder length
- no earrings
For bell boating:
- jogging bottoms and trainers (they can wear these to school)
- water bottle
- sun hat
- water proof coat
Well done children for another enjoyable half term. You've all worked very hard and achieved lots of things you should be very proud of...
* planning and running your own prehistoric museum
* showing great curiosity at Singer's Hill syngagogue
* perservering when learning to tell the time in maths
* writing detailed reports all about the Bronze or Iron Age
* super collage work showing what life was like in a hill fort
... I could go on!
So.. have a well deserved rest over the holiday and have a very Happy Easter!
Miss Townsend xxx
Well done children for planning and running a great museum this morning. You all carried out your jobs very responsibly and I saw you grow in confidence as the morning went on. We had some very colourful shields created, lots of new things learned by the grown ups who read your reports and the dinosaur biscuits went down a treat!
So... what next?
Next week, we will enjoy learning more about the festival of Easter which will involve a visit to St. Catherine's Church, reading poems and even more art.
Once again, well done for this morning. I am very proud to see how you are all developing many important life skills and you should be too!
Love from Miss Townsend x
I hope you are enjoying your holidays and having a well deserved rest.
What a super last week in school we had. I was very impressed with your baking skills and the range of fancy fruit breads you created was incredible! Maybe we have the next Mary Berry in Blue Class! You performed well at our Jewish festival and Mrs Moss was delighted to see how much you had learned about Judaism.
Our next topic is a fascinating one... Through the Ages! We will have a quick recap of Stone Age Britain and then investigate what happened afterwards during the Bronze Age and Iron Age. Our project is to set up and run a museum where your parents and other visitors can come and learn about these prehistoric times too. During the holidays, have a think about what you would like to have in the museum and what role you might like to have.
On Monday our prehistoric learning will begin. If you want to get a head start why not research about the Bronze Age or Iron Age. You can bring it into school on Monday and share your learning with the rest of the class. You can present it however you want i.e. a piece of art, a report, a PowerPoint...
Enjoy the rest of the holidays and I'll look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Love from Miss Townsend xxx
What a lot we've learned about Judaism this week! I'm looking forward to our trip to the synagogue on Monday where we will see some of the things we have learned about and learn even more. Remember boys, out of respect, you need to wear a hat or cap so you need to bring one to school on Monday.
Your homework during this topic is the following:
1. Practise your times tables.
Year 4 learn your 6 times table by heart and Year 3 your 4 times table. You must keep practising them until you know them by heart in any order and also the corresponding division facts. Ask your grown ups to help you. You may be able to think of fun ways and games that will help you to memorise those tricky ones!
2. Complete an activity on the School Wall linked to Judaism.
3. Get lost in a really good book.
Have a good weekend.
from Miss Townsend xxx
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