Balladen Community Primary School

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Friday 11/03/2016

Now (what has happened this week)

Welcome to our weekly newsletter!

Hello from all of us at Balladen School.


We have had a wonderful week of learning here at Balladen.


On Monday Vision vcame to our assembly and performed for us. They did a super job and the children really enjoyed watching them. We also met one of our new vicars. His name is Chris Casey and I am sure you will have a chance to meet with him very soon.


On Tuesday Kids Rock came to visit with our Reception class. The children really do enjoy and learn from the exciting learning engagements that take place.


On Thursday we had swimming and hockey coaching taking place.


On Friday some of the children in Year 4 were helping to plant tress and plants in the garden and around school. We cannot wait to see them grow!


Thank you all for your continued support and help throughout the week. Please do read my message below as it concerns the safety of the children.


Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr. Neil Ringrose

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Please be careful when driving and parking around school!

Please be very careful when you are driving and parking around the school. I have had a number of parents mentioned to me that their child has been involved in a near miss with a car. This has happened more in the morning than after school.

Please ensure the safety of all of the children at school by being extra careful around school when driving and parking.

Thank you for your support and consideration.

Mr. Neil Ringrose

Our garden gang need help!

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Garden Gang

Spring is nearly here! We can't wait to get sowing and potting in our fantastic school garden and would love you to come and join us. If you are able to volunteer with our Garden Gang, then please contact Judith Winstanley in school.


Your support is very much appreciated.

Monday 7/3/2016 to Friday 11/3/2016

Celebrating learning at Balladen

We need news from all the classrooms!

Children...

If you would like to write for the school newsletter please give your writing to Mr Ringrose or email your writing to neirin@balladen.org.uk

Next (what is happening next week)

Reception

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In English we will be learning:

This week in English we are learning our high frequency words. The children will be benchmarked to check their progress.

In Maths we will be learning:

This week in Maths we are learning about one more than a number up to 20.

We will also be learning about:

We will be having another visit from Kid’s Rock music group.

You can help your child by:

Please keep up with reading regularly!

Year 1

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In English we will be learning:

This week in English we are learning about ‘The Enormous Watermelon’.

In Maths we will be learning:

This week in Maths we are learning about counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and addition and subtraction bonds up to 20.

We will also be learning about:

We are also learning about making maps of our journey to school.

You can help your child by:

Please discuss the signs of Spring with your child.

Year 2

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In English we will be learning:

This week in English we are learning to use our senses to describe a setting and writing a letter from a deserted island.

In Maths we will be learning:

This week in Maths we are learning multiplication and division and applying our times tables to problems.

We will also be learning about:

We are also learning to write a letter to the local MP about our local area. We will be investigating Christianity and building up to Easter.

You can help your child by:

Please practice the new curriculum spelling lists.

Year 3

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In English we will be learning:

This week in English we will be reading ‘Hiccup the Seasick Viking’ and retelling the story using direct speech.

In Maths we will be learning:

This week in Maths we will be looking at position, direction and movement. Being able to describe positions on a square grid labelled with letters and numbers.

We will also be learning about:

We will also be learning about materials in science, our task will be to identify natural and man- made materials used in everyday life.

You can help your child by:

Please remember to complete your spellings and multiplications homework.

Year 4

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In English we will be learning:

This week in English we will be reading ‘Hiccup the Seasick Viking’ and retelling the story using direct speech.

In Maths we will be learning:

This week in maths we are learning about equivalent fractions and how to add and subtract fractions.

We will also be learning about:

We will also be painting our Viking pottery and learning about magnets.

You can help your child by:

We are continuing to focus on times tables, so lots of practising please.

Year 5

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In English we will be learning:

This week in English we are using our knowledge of play scripts to write our own versions of Romeo and Juliet.

In Maths we will be learning:

We will also be learning about:

We are also learning about stained glass windows and linking it to R.E.

You can help your child by:


Learn your spellings and remember your homework for Friday.

Year 6

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In English we will be learning:

This week in English we are focusing on Writing tasks - letter writing.

In Maths we will be learning:

This week in Maths we are:

Starting our fraction work - ordering, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.

We will also be learning about:

We are also learning about:

  • Superhero creation!
  • Anti smoking campaign.
  • Our interventions continue with new groups.

You can help your child by:

Spellings and reading tasks need to be handed in every Friday.

Reading records every Thursday please.

Sport at Balladen

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Mr Stanton runs these activities each week at Balladen.

Monday: Boys football 3:30 pm

Tuesday: Girls football 3:30 pm

Wednesday: First Team football 3:30 pm

Thursday: Sports Club 3:30 pm

Friday: Cross Country

What's happening next week at Balladen?

Full Governing Board Meeting

Monday, March 14th, 5:30pm

Linden Lea

Kids rock in Reception

Tuesday, March 15th, 1:30pm

Linden Lea

Key Stage 1 Zumba club

Tuesday, March 15th, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

Hockey coaching for Years 5 and 6

Thursday, March 17th, 10:30am

Linden Lea

Year 4 Swimming

Thursday, March 17th, 1pm

Linden Lea

Birthdays this week

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Happy birthday to these wonderful people!

Happy Birthday to...

Kieran Lee Year 2

Jadie-Leigh Lord Year 3

Charlie Wallwork Year 4

Amy Colquhoun Year 5