Balladen CP School Newsletter

What has , is and will be happening at our wonderful school.

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Balladen CP School News

Welcome to our weekly newsletter.

Here you will find news, photographs and films of what has happened at our amazing school.

You can also read about what is being learned in the classrooms throughout the week as well as ways you can help your child / children at home.

If you have any comments or suggestions about how we can improve our newsletter please do send an email to Mr. Ringrose at neirin@balladen.org.uk or come and have a chat at school.

Thank you so much for your support!

View from the office

Monday 24/4/2017 - Friday 28/4/2017

Dear Children, Parents and Carers,


Thank you all for another superb week of learning and fun at our school.


It has been such a busy week at Balladen again this week. We have had a number of parent / carer education sessions held in what used to be the childrens centre this week. The session were led by LCC and whilst there were not a huge number of parents and carers attending the sessions were very informative.


Just to remind Year 2 and Year 6 parents and carers that SATS are coming up for both of these year groups in the near future. BOth classes have been working extremely hard, since they joined Balladen, but more especially in the last couple of months. Please ensure that the children have lots of sleep and eat as well as they can over the next few weeks. We are really looking forward to seeing how well the children show off all of their incredible skills!


We are looking for some parents and carers to join our governing body. Those who are interested please some and have a chat with me at the gate or at any time I am available.


I look forward to seeing all of those Tuesday smiles.


With respect,


Mr Neil Ringrose

Monday 24/4/2017 - Friday 28/4/2017

What has happened this week?

What we will be learning next week.

Reception

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning about the life cycle of a butterfly and will be reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We will be sequencing the story.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning the days of the week to link with the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We will also be looking at different vocabulary linked with subtraction.

We are also learning...

We will continue to observe the changes in our chicks. We will be making caterpillar puppets and practising our cutting skills.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Talk about flowers growing in the garden or any new life that can be observed in your home! Thank you.

Year 1

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning about stories with familiar settings.We are going to introduce a checklist of features e.g. two characters,setting, events, time words.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning about addition and subtraction statistics. Number bonds up to 20. One step problems with missing numbers

e.g. 3+ ? = 10.


We are also learning...

We are also learning about our school environment. Likes and dislikes about our school grounds. How we could improve them.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Reading and spelling ,please.

After the bank holiday the children are going to record daily if they have read the previous evening. Last session on Friday will be Golden time. Unfortunately those children who have not read at all at home will miss out on Golden time.

Year 2

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In English this week...

This week in English we will be completing our first SATs assessments. The Sats assessment this week will be spelling, grammar and punctuation.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we will be completing our mathematics SATs assessments. We will complete two maths papers, the first paper will be arithmetic and the second paper will be reasoning.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about the growth of plants and how seeds are dispersed.

In art we will be sketching flowers and then labelling their parts.

Ways you can help your child / children...

This week we will begin our SATS assessments so please make sure that your child is in bed early. Please reassure them that they must not worry and just try their best!

Please continue to listen to your child read at home.

Year 3

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning to write a diary event for our writing assessment. Word work will be to practice our 200 HF words moving on to the year 3 HF words.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning understand division as repeated subtraction. We will use a number line to solve division problems. Mental maths homework will be number bonds to 1000 in whole numbers.

We are also learning...

We are also learning build our own volcano from art and craft materials. We will continue to research the properties of different rocks. We will learn the seasons of the year in French.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Continue to read 4 times weekly asking your child questions about the book.


Research different rocks using bbc bitesize.

Year 4

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In English this week...

This week in English we are starting a new topic on information texts. We will be discussing various places around the UK that the children like to visit and then decide which area to focus on. We will be starting work on our welcome brochure to their place of interest.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning how to count in multiples of 6, 7, 8, 25 and 1000. We will also count through zero to include negative numbers. The children will also be learning how to describe and extend number sequences.

We are also learning...

We are also working hard to learn the songs for our trip to sing with the Halle Orchestra (more information to follow shortly). We will be continuing our work on solids, liquids and gases in sciences.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please keep practising your multiplication and division facts and remember to read regularly.


Year 5

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In English this week...

This week in English we are having debates about fox hunting and learning how to write a persuasive speech.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

We are also learning...

We are also learning how people express their views / ideas using music. We will start to write our own class song all about the rainforest.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please continue to learn your tricky spellings and read daily.


Keep practising your multiplication and division facts.

Year 6

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In English this week...

This week in English on Wednesday and Thursday we will be taking our Writing SATs. Early nights everyone please.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are continuing to revise key skills and we will be working on concepts we find tricky.

We are also learning...

Year 6 will be continuing to revise all SATs areas. Keep working hard, Year 6! We are nearly there!

Ways you can help your child / children...

It is really important that Year 6 start to have early nights in preparation for their SATs. Keep working through your SATs books. The end is in sight!

What is happening at our school this week?

Year 2 SATS begin

Tuesday, May 2nd, 9am

Linden Lea

England

Adult learning session - Phonics - CC building

Friday, April 28th, 9am

Linden Lea

England

Year 6 Writing SATS

Wednesday, May 3rd, 9am to Thursday, May 4th, 11:45am

Linden Lea

England

Multi skills coaching

Thursday, May 4th, 10:45am

Linden Lea

England

Swimming - Year 4

Thursday, May 4th, 1:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Netball tournament

Thursday, May 4th, 3:30pm

Haslingden Primary School, Haslingden, United Kingdom

Haslingden, England

Year 5 Woodland survival

Friday, May 5th, 9am

Linden Lea

England

Celebrating and sharing learning assembly

Friday, May 5th, 9am

Linden Lea

England

Cross country

Friday, May 5th, 2:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Sport at Balladen

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Football Balladen V Broadway

Thursday, May 4th, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Outdoor learning

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Year 5

Year 5 are learning woodland survival with Mr. Grime.