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Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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Blue Class

Blue Class News

 Blue Class News

Family Assembly

Well done children. You've made a great start at practising the ideas you have planned to include in your assembly. Remember to learn the rest of the words to 'Cauliflowers fluffy' over the weekend.

 

See you on Monday.

 

From Miss Townsend xxx

Hello Blue Class

Hello Blue Class,

 

I hope you are enjoying the holidays and having a good rest. I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Monday when we will be spending the day learning about the history of Bonfire Night. After that, we start our new topic 'People Around the World'.  The country that we will be investigating is Tanzania. I wonder if you can find out anything interesting about this country to share with us next week.

 

On Monday, remember to bring back your wellingtons, P.E. kits (including trainers and pumps, jogging bottoms and shorts) and Y4s remember to hand in your application forms if you are keen to take part in the Year 4 job scheme.

 

See you on Monday.

 

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Native American Day

What a great day we've had today to end our Native American topic. The morning started off brilliantly with your performance of 'Fire Child Dance' and then we've enjoyed lots of different activities from totem pole and bag making, listening to stories in the story tent to sketching our special visitor who came all the way from the Great Plains! It was made extra special by being able to share our Native American lunch in the sunshine. During this topic you have all learned so much and have shown me what a hard working and motivated class you are.

 

Our next topic is 'In the Woods' and we're off for a walk on Monday morning so remember to come to school in jogging bottoms and a warm waterproof coat and check that you have a pair of wellingtons in school. During the next two weeks we'll be reading and writing explanation texts about woodland life, learning how to classify woodland animals, learning how and why woodlands change and how we can look after these beautiful places. In maths we will continue to develop our addition and subtraction skills and revisit our 3 times table with the goal to know them out of order and by heart. Remember practising your times tables at home really helps.

 

Have a lovely weekend and remember to tell your grown ups all about our Native American day.

 

See you on Monday.

 

from Miss Townsend x

 

Computing

Dear Blue Class,
Next week sees the start of our new topic ‘In the woods’. In our computing
lessons we will be learning how to take, edit and upload photographs. We
will be taking autumnal photographs and turning them into cards. Please
can you all collect some symbols of autumn ready to get creative with e.g.
cones, conkers, leaves, acorns etc. Bring them to your computing lesson on
Thursday or Friday ( 15th/16th October)
Love from

Mrs James and Mrs Moran

One missing jumper and one homeless jumper!

Dear Parents,

 

Please can you check at home to see whether your child has brought the wrong jumper home by mistake. We are missing a brand new age 7/8 jumper with the name Sophie on the underside of the label. It has been missing since last Thursday. In addition to this missing jumper, there has been an age 7/8 jumper sitting at the front of Blue Class with a worn out name on for the last two days which no one is claiming. I feel these two jumper stories could be linked! If anyone can help solve these problems that would be great.

 

Many thanks,

 

Miss Townsend

Blue News

Click here for the first newsletter for Blue Class this year.

A great first week back!

Well done children for a super first week back. You have all settled into the new routines quickly, have done some great learning already and have shown me what keen and hardworking children you are. Your tipis look very authentic and are successfully standing up and Miss Kuriger and I have created a beautiful display in the corridor of your paintings of our school.

 

I'll see you on Monday when we will don our history hats and investigate more about Native Americans and continue with our story telling of The Garden.

 

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!

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