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Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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Blue Class

Blue Class News

 Blue Class News

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

Coats

Please ensure you have a waterproof coat in school every day so that you are able to enjoy playing and learning outside in all weathers.

 

Thank you.

The Happy Campers Have Returned!

What a great three days we've had and what brilliant campers you've all been. As well as saying a big well done we'd also like to say a big thank you to you all for making our 2015 residential to Malvern a wonderful experience! Your attitude every day 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!! Keiran and Wayne told us that your behaviour was so excellent that you made their three days really enjoyable and with your brilliant co-operation, desire to learn and positivity they only wished we could come and stay each week!

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 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 we'll hopefully see lots of you tomorrow at the Summer Fair.

Love from Miss Townsend and Mrs Moss xxx

Hello from Malvern!

Hello to Blue Class and our Year 4 families,

 

We have arrived safely and half of us have climbed the Beacon and enjoyed the breeze whilst the rest of us took advantage of the woodland during bushcraft. All is well!

 

Thank you to Mrs Moran and her family and Miss Townsend's family for sorting all of the tents for us last night. We have a great spot.

 

We look forward to a good few days and telling you all about it when we get back.

 

From Mrs Moss, Miss Townsend and Year 4 x x

Weather forecast

Hello Year 4s,

 

Only two more sleeps to go! I'm very excited and am all packed and ready and raring to go!

 

The weather forecast over the next few days is sunny and hot. So... please remember to have suncream, a sun hat and refillable water bottle with you. It would be a good idea to put some suncream on before you come to school on Wednesday morning and to wear your sun hat too.

 

However, it has also forecast rain too so you need to pack your waterproof coat and wellies.

 

If you have everything on the kit list, then you are fully prepared for a very exciting three days!

 

from your fellow camper, Miss Townsend xxx

The Secret Garden

What a super first day we had today on our new topic 'Growth'. Our learning will be based around the children's classic novel 'The Secret Garden' and tomorrow you will become gardeners and prepare your plant pot ready for our summer fair on Saturday.

 

Over the next three weeks, we will be reading and writing poetry to create a class poetry book which will be decorated with all of your new painting skills you will learn.

 

What an exciting and busy end of the school year we have.  Keep working hard everyone!

 

from Miss Townsend xxx

Malvern

Our trip to Malvern is nearly here! Just a reminder to check that you have everything on the kit list that was sent home and, if you need your wellies that are in school, take them home after your forest school session this week.

 

If you haven't handed in your forms yet please return them to the school office by Friday 26th June.

 

Thank you

Bell boating reminder

A reminder to Year 4s that we are bell boating again on Monday. You need to come to school in jogging bottoms and trainers (unless they are already in school) and a waterproof coat. Sun hats and suncream are essential to keep you safe as we are outdoors and on the water for the large majority of the school day.

If you have ordered a lunch from Blackwell's kitchen you will be provided with a packed lunch but bring an extra drink and your water bottle.

Have a good weekend and I'll look forward to seeing you for our final bell boating training session on Monday.

from Miss Townsend xxx

Y4 bellboating

A reminder to Year 4s that we are bell boating at Upton Warren on Monday. You need to come to school in jogging bottoms and trainers  (unless they are already in school) and a waterproof coat. Sun hats and suncream are essential to keep you safe as we are outdoors and on the water for the large majority of the school day.

 

If you have ordered a lunch from Blackwell's kitchen you will be provided with a packed lunch but bring an extra drink and your water bottle.

 

Have a good weekend and I'll look forward to seeing you for our bell boating training on Monday.

 

from Miss Townsend xxx

Happy Half Term

Well done Blue Class. You've all worked very hard this half term and it's lovely to see the progress you are making in all areas of your learning.

 

Have a lovely half term. Get plenty of rest as your brains have been working very hard and we have lots of exciting learning to enjoy when you return.

 

However, it would make me smile if you were to pick up a book or two over the next week and I know some of you were very excited when I mentioned our new topic, Stone Age Britain, so I will put a Stone Age activity on the School Wall for you.

 

Happy holidays everyone.

 

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Sporting Stars

What an art exhibition! All of your work looked fantastic and there were lots of happy mums and dads, grandmas and grandads who went home with beautiful masterpieces. Well done to all of you.

 

Tomorrow sees the start of a 'Sporting Stars' week. You will spend the day taking part in different teams games such as cricket and badminton and then on Thursday your parents can come and cheer you on as you take part in a sports morning. Please check that you have the correct kit in school - jogging bottoms, shorts, white P.E. top, trainers and pumps.

 

In Literacy you will be carrying on learning about letter writing and you will end the week writing a letter to your favourite sporting star. Have a think who this might be and what you might write in your letter.

 

Finally, well done to all the children in the choir who sang beautifully at Worcester Cathedral on Friday evening and thank you to all those who could attend our barn dance yesterday and making it a fun day.

 

See you tomorrow.

 

Miss Townsend xxx

Bell boaters - 15.4.15

The weather forecast expected for today is full sun all day so please ensure your child has a sun hat, sun cream on their faces and arms and a water bottle.

 

Many thanks.

Swimming and Bell Boating

This week sees the start of swimming (for all blue class children) and bell boating (Y4s only).  Your child will need the following:

 

For swimming:

  • swimming costume (no bikinis), trunks or swimming shorts (must be above the knee)
  • towel
  • hair brush and bobble for those with hair longer than shoulder length
  • no earrings

For bell boating:

  • children can come to school in jogging bottoms
  • water bottle
  • sun hat
  • water proof coat
  • trainers

Many thanks

 

Happy Easter

Well done children for another great term. You have all worked so hard and have been such enthusiastic learners during our Katie Morag, Special Places, Ancient Greece and Easter topics. It has been a delight helping you with your learning both in the classroom and on many trips too… St. Catherine’s Church, Worcester Cathedral and The British Museum!

 

So… what’s in store for next term? I have lots of exciting new learning planned beginning with a Picture Perfect topic where we will set up our own art gallery. During the holiday have a think about the following:

 

Do you have a favourite artist or a favourite painting?

Why do you like them/it?

What techniques do they use?

Where have you seen their work?

 

You may want to bring a copy of it to school on the first day back to share with the class.

 

Finally, well done for performing so well at our Easter coffee morning and to those who showcased other musical talents. You were all stars!

 

I hope you and your families have a lovely Easter holiday. Have plenty of rest and fun but remember to keep reading and practising your times tables.

I’ll look forward to hearing your holiday news when we return on Monday 13th April.

 

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Our trip to The British Museum

Dear Parents,

We have all had a great day at The British Museum today. The look on the children's faces as we turned the corner and saw the impressive building was priceless. Not only did we enjoy exploring the Greek artefacts and completing several quizzes but also the journey into London itself spotting famous landmarks such as Wembley, The Shard, BT tower and the Hoover building to name just a few!

We expect your child was exhausted when they got home but over the next few days encourage your child to tell you more about what they saw, thought and learned during their trip.

Thank you to the PTFA for funding the trip and to all the staff and helpers for making this trip possible and such a success.  It is greatly appreciated and helps makes the children's learning so enjoyable.

Many thanks,

Mrs Moss and Miss Townsend xxx