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Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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Tasty Treat Takeaway service

Dear Parents,

As part of our ‘Build a Business’ project, Blue Class is setting up a Tasty Treat Takeaway Service. They are beavering away at the moment conducting market research, designing products, developing cooking skills and learning how to write persuasive texts. Year 4 life at the moment is extremely busy with trips, bell boating and transition work with a bit of learning thrown in for good measure too! Therefore, their business has a narrow opening window. Next Wednesday (27th June), they will bring home persuasive texts they have written themselves advertising their tasty treats along with some order forms. We would then like orders to come back the following day or, more excitingly, the children will be operating the school telephone to take your orders on Thursday 28th June between 2.00 – 2.45pm. Ingredients will then be purchased that evening based on the orders they have received and then we will spend all day on Friday 29th June in the kitchen baking the treats. These will then be freshly delivered to you on the playground on Friday after school.

It would be very much appreciated if you could support their business venture. Further details will be shared with you when they bring home their persuasive texts but the children have come up with a few clever surprises which will hopefully persuade yourselves, grandparents, aunts and uncles to make an order. They have decided that the profit they make will be sent to Dogs Trust charity which seemed to be a familiar charity amongst many of the children.

Many thanks for your continued support. There are certainly lots of budding entrepreneurs in Blue Class!

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 2018 residential to Malvern a lovely experience! Your attitude from the moment we stepped off the coach was fantastic, giving everything a go with smiles on your faces and having endless amounts of energy (it's a shame the latter can't be said for the two grown ups!!!).  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 for many of you even the fact that you managed to stay away from home for the very first time was a huge achievement. It was lovely to see how kind and supportive towards your friends you were when they needed that extra bit of courage! James and Charlie both said they had such a lovely few days with us with your excellent behaviour, cheerfulness and willingness to give everything a go and were very sad to see us go.

Please tell your grown ups all about your trip 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 (I'm sure some of you might be asleep already) and I'll see you in the morning albeit a little sleepy!

Love from Miss Townsend and Mrs Moss xxx

Only 3 more sleeps to go!

Hello Blue Class,

Only three 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 Monday 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.

Those children who are taking any form of medication i.e. travel sickness pills, brown inhalers etc. need to arrive at school on Monday at 8am so that appropriate forms can be signed and then I will take the medications from you for safe storage.

We'll have a chat today and check that we all know what we need to bring, wear and do on Monday morning. You don't need to worry about anything but having a few butterflies is perfectly normal. Mrs Moss and I 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 xx

P.S. After such a busy three days, we will be exhausted when we return home. Therefore, on Thursday, registers will remain open until 10am. I will be in the classroom though at the normal time albeit a little sleepy!

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Happy Half Term

Well... what a busy half term we've had! Well done for working so hard during the last few weeks. It's lovely to see the progress you are making with your learning and Blue Class continues to be such a happy place to learn with your positive, motivated and cheerful attitudes. 

I want you all to have a good rest this half term with plenty of time to play and relax. When we return, the hard work and excitement continues. We have a business to build and a residential to pack for! 

Enjoy the holidays.

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Homework

Our Tudor topic has now come to an end. For your homework this weekend, I would like you to do the following:

  • practise the 9 times table until you know it by heart (within 3 seconds) and out of order including the corresponding division facts i.e. 63 ÷ 9 = 7
  • practise spelling any of the following tricky words you still find challenging: occasion, occasionally, often, opposite, ordinary, particular, peculiar, perhaps, popular, position, possess, possession, potatoes, possible, pressure, probably, promise, purpose, quarter, question, recent, regular, reign, remember, sentence and separate
  • think about a sporting person you admire and what your reasons are ready to share with us on Monday

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy watching the royal wedding if you're planning on watching it. I certainly will be!

from Miss Townsend xxx

Terrific Tudor Times

What a great Tudor Fayre we had this morning! Showcasing all of your hardwork during this topic was lovely to see and it was topped off brilliantly with your fantastic costumes. We had so many lovely comments from our visitors. Some of these were:

'The dungeon was really scary with the rats and spiders. The poem was great.'

'Watching the Tudor dancing was very entertaining.'

'Excellent decorations and superb costumes.'

'I received a very warm welcome and I loved the doorway and the drawbridge.'

'I have learned such a lot about the Tudor times. Your reports were very informative.'

'I loved designing my Coat of Arms.'

'You have all clearly worked so hard. Well done.'

What lovely comments. I was really proud of all of you today. You have all worked so hard during this topic and we still have lots more exciting learning and events to come.

Well done my Super Stars!

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

What's the time?

This week, we have being trying very hard to develop our time telling skills. We have been looking at the time on analogue clocks and converting them into a 24 hour digital time. There has been lots of new learning, lots of concentration and lots of resilience shown. Well done.

It would be really helpful if you continue with this learning at home as with extra practice you will begin to find it easier. Perhaps ask a grown up or older brother or sister to help you. Tricky examples have included converting 20 to 8 in the evening to 19:40 (a common mistake is 20:40) and remember to always have 2 digits either side of the colon e.g. 5 past 4 in the morning is 04:05.

Well done once again for excellent attitudes towards your learning.

See you in the morning,

from Miss Townsend xxx

 

What a super week!

Hello Children,

What a super week we've had! We had such an enjoyable (albeit a little chilly) castle trip on Monday where we found it very exciting to see all of those things we have learned about in school in real life such as where Queen Elizabeth's dancing room was, seeing for ourselves just how tricky running up the steep banks would have been for the enemy and ambling through the Elizabethan Gardens like royalty! The whirlwind of questions you showered me with and the eagerness to discover more about the castle throughout the day was a pleasure to see and made it a lovely day for all of the adults too.

Report writing, learning a Tudor dance, becoming more fluent at our 7 times table, telling the time on analogue clocks have been just a few of the other areas of learning but what a way to end such a busy week  ... the amazing creations of your dungeon creatures! They are brilliant and I'm sure your grownups will get a bit of a surprise when they come and visit our Tudor Fayre.

Have a lovely long weekend and I'll see you on Tuesday.

Love from Miss Townsend xxx

Castle trip - a reminder of what to bring

Hello Everyone,

On Monday, we are off on our castle trip and everyone needs a small backpack to carry their lunch in (even if you are having a lunch provided by Mrs Barker) and a water bottle that is well sealed! You may come to school in jogging bottoms and trainers and a hooded waterproof coat is essential in these April showers!

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday for our castle adventure!

 

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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