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Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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Blue Class

Blue Class News

 Blue Class News

Happy Christmas

Well done children for a great end of term. Your performance of Letters from Father Christmas was brilliant and I know your parents really enjoyed watching you. I was very proud seeing you perform with confidence and leading by example.

 

I hope you enjoy the Christmas break, spending time with your family, playing and getting plenty of rest. However, it is really important that you spend some time doing the following:

  • Reading
  • Check that you know your 3 and 4 times tables and corresponding division facts by heart (the aim is to recall the answer to a question within a couple of seconds). If you're fluent already, then make a start learning your 6 times table.
  • Practise reading and spelling the list of words shared with your parents during parent consultations

 

When we come back to school in January we have a really exciting topic... Roald Dahl! On the first day back, you will be doing some art and descriptive writing about your favourite Roald Dahl character. Over the holiday, have a think about who your favourite character is. See if you can find some pictures of them, extracts from the book which describes your character and anything else to do with them. Bring it all in on the first day to share with us and you will use it to help with your learning.

Finally, thank you to you and your grown ups for all your kind Christmas messages and gifts.

Mrs Thompson, Miss Turner and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy 2017!

Lots of love

Miss Townsend xxx

P.S. The story we read together last week, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathon Toomey, is on Channel 5 today at 4pm. I'm going to enjoy watching it and you may do too. 

 

Homework

Over the next two weeks, your homework is to practise your 3 and 4 times tables (so that you know them by heart in any order and the corresponding division facts) and to enjoy lots of reading.

 

Love from Miss Townsend :)

Good learning

Well done children for some super learning since the half term break. We are really enjoying our new topic, India, investigating what it's like there and comparing it to England. See if you can share some of your learning with your grown ups and tell them how Blackwell is similar to Chembakolli, a village in southern India.

 

It has been lovely to speak to all of your parents this week, telling them lots of good things about your learning and sharing some useful targets to help your learning even more. They were all delighted with how you are getting on in Blue Class. We are all proud of how you are maturing and setting a good example to others now that you are the oldest in school. Have a chat with your grown ups (if you haven't already) about what we talked about.

 

Have a good weekend and I'll see you bright and breezy on Monday.

 

From Miss Townsend xxx

 

P.S. Remember to keep practising your 3 times table and corresponding division facts until you know them by heart.

Happy Half Term

Hello Everyone,

 

The last seven weeks have certainly flown by and what a lot we have achieved. You have all worked hard, developed your perseverence when work has been tricky and expectations have increased and have produced some wonderful pieces of work from Roman reports to beautiful silver birch art work.  We've even enjoyed a trip and a family assembly too in our first half term. Well done everyone.

 

Have a good rest over the next week and a half but remember it is really important to continue to read and practise your times tables. Next half term we will be moving on to our 3 and 4 times tables and related division facts. If you still need to practise your 2 and 5 times table so that you know them by heart and not need to use your fingers, keep practising. You will get there if you practise.

 

When we come back to school on Monday 31st October, we have a new exciting topic where we will be learning all about India. If you would like to, why not research about this fascinating country. You might want to produce some art work or make a poster about things that you discover. The choice is yours. You can bring it in to share with the class on the first day back. I'll pop a couple of activities on the School Wall too.

 

So, have a good half term, keep safe and I will look forward to seeing you all and hearing about any exciting things you got up to.

 

Love from Miss Townsend :)

 

 

Super Stars!

Hello Children,

 

What super stars you were yesterday in our family assembly! You all spoke with great confidence, clarity and expression and performed the poem and songs really well. I know your parents had a lovely time watching you and I was very proud of you all. It's warmed us up nicely for our Christmas play!

 

Sending you all another big well done.

 

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Weekend task!

Hello Children,

 

What a busy week we've had! Competitive 'end ball' games in P.E., learning how to use fronted adverbials to help us start our sentences in interesting ways, discovering what vertebrates, invertebrates, amphibians, molluscs and more are and so many 5 times table bingo champions!  Well done. You are my super stars.

 

Alongside all of this super learning, we've also made good progress with our family assembly rehearsals. I know your parents are in for a treat next week. Your task this weekend is to learn your individual lines off by heart for Monday ready for our final rehearsals.

 

Have a good weekend.

 

from Miss Townsend :) 

Class Assembly

Hello Children,

 

Well done for another super week... tricky adding, using wow words in our writing and learning about the different layers in woodlands.

 

Our class assembly will soon be here (Wednesday 19th October) so you have extra homework this weekend - to continue to learn the words to our two songs. I have put them on the School Wall along with the backing tracks so you can sing along too! Work really hard to learn them and then we can start working on all of your other ideas next week too.

 

Have a good weekend and I'll look forward to seeing you on Monday.

 

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Reading Super Stars

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.

Nature topic - a big hit!

Hello Children,

 

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

 

 

Terrific Trip!

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 :)

An exciting week ahead!

Hello Children,

 

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

What a great first week!

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

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!

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

It's nearly time!

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.

A Big 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, 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

Friday

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.

 

Many thanks.

Warm weather

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 :) 

We've returned... safe, happy and very VERY tired!

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