Blue Class News
Everybody loves a good book! Reading allows you to let your imagination run wild and takes you to some amazing places. We've just finished our first class book - The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. I wonder whether your grown ups have read it? Why not tell them all about it. We certainly did enjoy the drama of the battle between the Iron Man and the Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon!
Not only is reading an enjoyable thing to do but daily reading is so important not only to develop your reading skills but also to help you in all areas of learning. I have been so impressed with the amount of reading you are doing at home and it is making such a difference to your learning.
So it's a big well done from me to you.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It certainly feels like Autumn with yesterday's rain and this morning's sunshine! I wonder if you can explain to your parents why the weather is changing (think about our Geography learning last week). I'm sure they'll be very impressed if you use those new words we learned like hemisphere, tropics, orbit etc.
We will continue learning all about nature this week and we will also make a start to learn the things that you planned to include in our family assembly. We all enjoyed rapping to the song which helped us learn about the things plants need to grow. I will attach the words onto the School Wall for you to learn and hopefully we can entertain your grown ups with this song too.
We have P.E. tomorrow and some of you need to remember to bring your trainers and jogging bottoms into school so that you are warm and have better grip on the playground than your indoor pumps.
Enjoy the rest of your day and I will see you bright and breezy in the morning.
Love from Miss Townsend xxx
Well done children for a lovely day at Chedworth Roman Villa. I really enjoyed exploring the ruins with you including seeing the shrine, the bath house, the latrina and the incredible mosaic floorings in the dining room. We even spotted the mosaic on our jigsaw that we are doing at the moment in class.
Well done to all of you for being excellent slaves and making potions of Roman medicine and a special well done to Fin for doing a great job being chief slave and sorting us all out.
The leaders from Chedworth were very impressed with the knowledge you already knew about the Romans and the Celts. I have put an activity on the School Wall where you can let me know some new knowledge about Roman life you learned from today.
Finally, thank you for showing excellent manners and attitudes to learning once again. It was noticed by our leaders. They described your behaviour as incredible! It's great to be able to take you on such lovely trips and enjoy it all with you.
See you in the morning.
Love from Miss Townsend :)
Well done for another good week in Blue Class. Your learning has been excellent and I really enjoyed reading all of your Roman reports. I have just mounted all of your beautiful paintings of the Cotswolds and you'll be able to see them displayed in the classroom and corridor when you come to school tomorrow.
What a busy and exciting week we have coming up! Tomorrow we will tackle our D.T project, learning all about cams and learning how to use saws. On Wednesday evening I am looking forward to chatting to your grown ups and letting them know what a super start you have had to Year 4 whilst at the same time enjoying our 'Grand Opening' where all of your learning will be on display. On Thursday we then take a trip back in time to the Roman times with our visit to Chedworth Roman Villa. If you haven't done so already, remember to bring your slip to school tomorrow. I know we are going to have a great time.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you bright and breezy in the morning. I'm looking forward to seeing your homework as last week's was brilliant.
Love from Miss Townsend xx
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:
- History where you investigated what Celtic Britain was like before the Romans invaded and wrote detailed descriptions of the invasion itself;
- Art where you developed your mark making skills and painted landscape pictures of the Cotswolds (home of some wealthy Romans) in the style of the artist John Brunsdon; and
- Literacy where you have started learning how to write reports.
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 and I am looking forward to seeing what Roman homework you have chosen to do too.
Have a lovely weekend,
from Miss Townsend x
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 The Romans. I have planned lots of exciting and challenging learning for you including puppet making, investigating what life was like in Britain before and after the Roman invasion, learning a great Roman song and going on a trip to a real Roman villa!
With another week left before you come back to school, you might like to get your brains buzzing and do your own learning about The Romans at home. You might want to make something linked to The Romans, do some art work, write a Roman story or create a fact sheet. The choice is yours. You can bring your learning to school on the first day back 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 5th 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! 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.
Year 4s... What can I say? You performed brilliantly during your breakfast this morning. Many grown ups told me how amazing they thought you were! I hope you've had a fantastic swimming party 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 I look forward to seeing the Year 3s in September.
Lots of love
Miss Townsend xxx
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