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Bell boating

Hello Blue Class,

I hope you've all had a lovely Easter break and are refreshed and raring to go. We have an exciting term ahead of us and what a lovely way to start on Monday... our first bell boating adventure!

The weather forecast at the moment for Monday is looking dry. Fingers crossed this will be the case but it is important that you bring a hooded waterproof coat with you to school. If you own a pair of waterproof trousers, you are welcome to bring those too but we have plenty of forest school ones to use if you don't. The sun is due to make an appearance next week so it would be a good idea to bring a sun hat too. Come to school wearing jogging bottoms and trainers.  If you have a small rucksack, bring that with your lunch in and a couple of drinks. If you are having a packed lunch provided by Mrs Barker, you can still bring a rucksack to put it in and a couple of drinks.  We take our lunch on the boats with us and have a picnic along the canal. What a lovely day we'll have!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Monday and going on our first bell boating adventure together.

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Well Done and Happy Holidays

Hello Children,

I hope you've all had a good start to your holidays and had a happy Easter. Well done for excellent learning last term. It was lovely to share your books with your parents during parent consultations and seeing the progress you are making. Showcasing your learning during our art exhibition and Easter coffee morning was a lovely way to end the term. After such a lot of hardwork and learning, you all now need a well earned rest.

Our new topic when we return is going to be a fascinating one all about castles which includes a trip to Kenilworth castle. The Tudor period will be the time we will be investigating when there were some very interesting characters reigning over Britain. If you would like to get a head start with this new learning, perhaps you could do a bit of research and create something you could share with the class on our second day back (we're bellboating on the first day). 

Have a good couple of weeks and I'll see you on Monday 16th April.

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

P.S. Remember to keep reading and practising your times tables - it's the 7s next!

 

Invitation to our gallery

Dear Parents,

Next Monday (26th March), we would like to invite you to pop into Blue Class after school so you can share in the fantastic work the children have been creating with the help of Mark Riley (artist in residence) and funding from Meadow Art Ltd. The children will be setting up the gallery themselves and will guide you around. There will be a few refreshments too to toast their hard work and creativity. We look forward to seeing those of you who can attend.

Many thanks.

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Keeping warm

Hello Blue Class,

I hope you've all had a lovely half term and a good rest. I'm looking forward to seeing you tomorrow and hearing your holiday news.

You may have heard but over the next few weeks we are going to experience very cold weather. So, please make sure you have a hat, scarf and gloves in school and put any extra layers on or in your P.E kit (and thick socks) especially when it's your forest school day.

See you tomorrow,

from Miss Townsend xxx

Happy Half Term

Happy Half Term Everyone!

Well done for a great first half term of 2018 and what a lot of learning we have done. A theatre trip, magical learning journeys, the start of employment and earning Blackwell pounds, being crowned Wake 'n' Shake champions and creating a beautiful class display of clay divas are just some of the highlights.

So... I hope you all have a great half term and a well-deserved rest.

When we return, we have a fascinating new topic where we will be learning about a period of history that I imagine will be new to most of you. In addition, we are really lucky to have an artist coming to work with us to help with our new project. All will be revealed when we return to school!

Finally, on Thursday 1st March, it is World Book Day. We certainly love our books in Blue Class and when I asked you for possible holiday homework linked to this, your ideas were endless. So... if you would like to get busy over the holiday, get creative with your favourite book. Some of your ideas (and mine) include:

1. Create a character model

2. Create a storybox

3. Create a book-based game

4. Write a book review

5. Write an alternative version or a sequel

6. Write a playscript for part of the story

7. Create a picture of your favourite scene...

Have fun and you can bring your creations to school on World Book Day to share with us all.

Once again, have a lovely holiday.

Love from Miss Townsend and Mrs Marks xxx

 

Year 4 Job Scheme

Happy New Year to you all! I hope you've had a lovely Christmas and a good rest.

I'm looking forward to seeing you on Thursday where we will be starting our new topic about exciting stories with villianous characters (remember to bring in any work you have done to do with this) and then we're off to the theatre on Friday. What a great way to start the new year!

Remember to bring back your P.E. kit (to include jogging bottoms, a warm jumper, trainers and thick socks), a named water bottle and a hooded waterproof coat.

Finally, just a reminder for those of you who are keen to take part in the Year 4 job scheme, application forms and references must be handed in by this Friday.

Have a good last couple of days of the holiday.

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

 

 

Happy Christmas

Well done children for a great end of term. We had a lovely day today watching the pantomime and having our Christmas party. 

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
  • Learn your 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.

When we come back to school in January, we have a really exciting topic linked to some very exciting stories! During the first couple of days back, you will be doing some art and experimenting with language linked with your favourite beastly story character. Cruella de Vil will lead by example and I'm really looking forward to seeing her when we go and watch 101 Dalmatians with you all. Over the holiday, have a think about who your favourite beastly character is i.e. Professor Snape, the Grand High Witch, Miss Trunchbull... 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 Marks and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy 2018!

Lots of love

Miss Townsend xxx

 

The Snowman

What a performance! Well done everyone. Your performances over the last two days have been brilliant and I know your parents really enjoyed watching you. It's hard to believe that we didn't even do a full dress rehearsal due to the snowy weather. I was so very proud seeing you perform with such confidence and happiness and leading by example. Your singing, dancing, acting, narrating and smiling was all great and gets a 10 out of 10 from me!

After all of your hard work, we enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner back at school. The pigs in blankets certainly disappeared off plates very quickly and it was lovely to see so many of you eat the sprouts and all the trimmings too. A big thank you to Mrs Barker and her team for such a delicious meal.

Have a good weekend and I'll see you for our last two days together before the Christmas holidays. Keep being patient... it's not long now!

from Miss Townsend x

Super Stars!

What a great performance you gave yesterday! You were all brilliant in our 'Newsround' family assembly and your parents were all very proud of you. You spoke with great confidence, knew exactly what to do and when and it was lovely to see so many smiles on your faces throughout. We've had a great time learning about China over the last few weeks and you've worked very hard. Well done to you all - my super stars!

So... have a good rest this weekend because on Monday we start our Christmas play rehearsals. We love being busy in Blue! Please remember to bring your costumes in on Monday in a named carrier bag.

I hope to see many of you later at the Christmas Fair. Your jolly looking Rudolphs are waiting for you!

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Important Year 4 homework

This weekend, your homework is to check you know your part of The Willow Pattern Story retell and to learn your individual lines by heart ready for rehearsals on Monday. Remember to practise those loud, clear and expressive voices!

Children in Need

What can I say! I am so incredibly proud of the children in Blue Class who decided a few weeks ago they would like to raise money for Children in Need. Without any help from myself, they planned what they were going to make, created posters, organised who was doing what and then sold their handmade goods today to an eager rest of the school. It was a great success and they raised an incredible £50. Thank you to the other children (and parents) who baked cakes to sell and brought in other goodies. You have shown me not only how independent you are and but even more importantly how caring and thoughtful you are. I'll go home tonight feeling very proud.

Have a lovely weekend my super stars and I'll see you on Monday.

Love from Miss Townsend x

P.S. Homework this weekend is to learn your part of the Willow Pattern story by heart and with great expression.

A good start to our new topic

Hello Children,

It was lovely to chat to your grown ups this week and share how well you are doing with your learning. Your parents were very proud when they looked in your books and saw your hard work and effort. You will soon take home your report. Ask your parents to share it with you so that you know what you are doing well and what your next steps are so we can all work together to help you make even more progress.

I hope you have time to rest and play this weekend alongside enjoying a good book and practising those 3 times tables until you know them by heart. Practising at home makes such a difference to your learning.

Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you bright and breezy on Monday morning for some retelling, dancing and more!

Love from Miss Townsend x