Balladen Community Primary School

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Friday 01/04/2016

Now (what has happened this week)

Welcome to our weekly newsletter!

Hello from all of us at Balladen School.


It was wonderful to see all of the children and staff after the long Easter weekend. Everyone had stories to tell and there were lots of smiles around the whole school.


On Tuesday Reception and Key Stage 1 began their Art Week. Their learning is focused on geography and the children have painted and coloured many maps and flags. They have also had the chance to sew and make collages. The Reception and Key Stage 1 corridor is looking wonderful. Please do come and look at it if you have a moment! We also had a singing assembly with Year 2 to Year 6. The children had a great time and really enjoyed singing 'This Little Light of Mine' and 'Happy'.


On Wednesday we held a whole school assembly where the focus was relationships. The children listened attentively to the story and were excited about hearing the second part on Thursday.


On Thursday we finished the story in assembly and asked the children to think of someone they could show care to. They then made a promise to themselves that they would show care to that person. Then Year 5 and 6 children had netball coaching. They really enjoyed it.


On Friday we he had our celebration assembly. There were especially lots of swimming certificates to give out! Also on Friday Mr Grime took our lovely Year 2 class to Rawtenstall to look at our locality. The children were investigating which shop was the most popular. They found our it was a hairdressers!


Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday.


Mr. Neil Ringrose

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Now (what has happened this week)

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

Monday 29/2/2016 to Friday 4/3/2016

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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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This week we will be learning:

This week we will be continuing our Art Week activities. We will be learning about Lowry..

Year 1

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In English we will be learning:

This week we are continuing our Art Week. Our Art Week has a geography focus.

In Maths we will be learning:

This week in Maths we are learning number bonds up to 20. We are also look at numbers outside the classroom eg. odd and even numbers on our front doors.

We will also be learning about:

We are also learning about capital cities around the world.

You can help your child by:

Please practise spellings and reading with your child / children at least four times a week. Every day is better!

Year 2

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In English we will be learning:

This week in English we are learning we are learning to use VCOP to write a character description for a Wild Thing. We are also spelling tricky words in phonics.

In Maths we will be learning:

This week in Maths we are learning to give change and subtract. We will be revising all of our number skills.

We will also be learning about:

We are also be finishing Art week which is based around Geography.

You can help your child by:

Please practise number bonds to 20 and 100.

Year 3

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In English we will be learning:

This week in English we are learning about the Viking beliefs. Looking at the Viking God and Goddesses.

In Maths we will be learning:

This week in Maths we are learning about Roman numerals and we will be completing a mathematics assessment test.

We will also be learning about:

We will be making our Viking longhouses.

You can help your child by:

Homework this week will include spellings and mental maths. Please also read four times or more at home.

Year 4

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In English we will be learning:

This week in English we are doing our assessments and will be writing the opening of a story. We will also be finishing our reading comprehension.

In Maths we will be learning:

This week in Maths we are carrying out our assessment which includes a times tables test.

We will also be learning about:

We are also creating some natural art sculptures which are inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy.


Please remember to bring in the materials you need on Tuesday. All the details are in the letter!

You can help your child by:

We will be food tasting on Thursday and a letter will be coming home next week!

Year 5

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In English we will be learning:

This week in English we will be focusing on our writing assessment.

In Maths we will be learning:

This week in Maths we are:

Assessing the spring term objectives - assessment week.

We will also be learning about:

You can help your child by:

Keep up the home reading!

Learn your spellings.

Book club - don't forget your books!

Year 6

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In English we will be learning:

This week in English we will be focusing on our Reading, Writing and SPAG assessments.

In Maths we will be learning:

This week in Maths we are:

Assessing the spring term objectives - assessment week.

We will also be learning about:

2D and 3D shapes - remember your homework sheet!

Properties of a circle - we will make a display to help our revision.

You can help your child by:

Thursday - super hero day!!! Dress up if you can! A fun packed day to end our topic!

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?

Birthdays this week

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Happy birthday to these wonderful people!

Happy Birthday to...

Reece Year 5 29/03/2016

Lois Year 6 31/3/2016