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!

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Tuesday 18/4/2017 - Friday 21/4/2017

Dear Parents and Carers,


It has been wonderful to see all of the children back in school smiling and learning this week. We have heard many holiday stories which have been very exciting!


We started school on Tuesday with our wonderful Reception class taking delivery of a number of eggs and an incubator and even before the end of the day one of the eggs had hatched. The children lovingly called the first chick Pikachu. Many of the children had a chance to try out a cheerleading class and all the children who tried had a great time.


On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I had the pleasure of working with Year 4 in the mornings. They really are an excellent class who are motivated to learn and ready to take risks in their learning. We have been using the story 'The Mousehole Cat' as a catalyst for learning and the children have really enjoyed studying the first part of the story.


After school o Thursday our football team played against St. Marys and emerged victorious. The final score was 8-4 to Balladen. The boys are incredibly skillful and some of the football they played was stunning. Well done to them and a huge thank you to Mr Stanton for all of the time he spends training and coaching throughout the week.


Finally a huge 'Well done' to Alfie Fellows for the action he has taken with his Grandad in cleaning up a path near Tescos. We were all very proud to see him in our local paper.


Have a wonderful weekend. I look forward to seeing all of those Monday smiles!


With respect,


Mr Neil Ringrose

Well done Alfie!

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What has happened this week?

Tuesday 18/4/2017 - Friday 21/4/2017

What we will be learning next week.

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

Reception

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning to write sentences about the chicks. We will be looking at a non-fiction book all about how chicks grow and writing our own sentences for information.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to count in 5’s and 10’s. We will be practising doubling numbers and learning how to halve numbers.

We are also learning...

We are also learning how to look after the chicks and watching how they grow. We will be looking at the life cycle of chicks and other animals.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please keep reading, especially if you didn’t read with your child in the holidays. If you did holiday reading - thank you.

Year 1

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning about the life cycle of tadpoles.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning about number and place value. Reading and writing numbers to 100. 1 more and 1 less than. 10 more than and 10 less than.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about making maps. Looking at our school environment and our journey to school.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Talk about the main buildings in Rawtenstall and their uses e.g. the library,churches, fire station, supermarkets etc

Year 2

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning about nocturnal animals and how to structure a piece of report writing.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning how to use and apply our maths skills when solving problems related to time and money.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about the growth of plants and what they need to survive.

We will also be labelling different parts of a flower.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please read at least four times this week and don’t forget to chant your times tables.

Parents- Please try to attend our SATs meeting on Tuesday 25th April. Thank you

Year 3

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning how to write a letter. We will be writing a letter to Mrs Hopkins and designing our own envelopes. We will also be focusing on our reading comprehension skills.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are looking at our 8x table and continuing to practise our 4x table. We are also learning how to interpret data using bar charts,pictograms and tables.

We are also learning...

We are also looking back in time to learn about Britain before the Romans invaded! We will learn about Celtic Britain! In art, we will be designing and making our own mosaics. We will be making our own dances in PE which are inspired by the Roman Gladiators!

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please remember to read at least 4x per week and get your cookie next Thursday!

Year 4

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In English this week...

This week in English we using the book 'The Mousehole Cat' to develop our skills and knowledge in identifying key points and using evidence from the text.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning about 2D shapes and how to use mathematical vocabulary to classify and describe shape properties.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about solids, liquids and gases. We will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please encourage your child to read at home four times this week. Also, continue to encourage your child to practise their times tables ready for our weekly test on Friday morning.

Year 5

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning about debates. Our focus will be the pros and cons of deforestation.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to round decimals. We will also be learning to add and subtract decimals with different number of decimal places.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about the different habitats in the world and we will learn about the animals and plants that live in these.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please encourage your child to read daily and learn their times tables and division facts.

Year 6

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In English this week...

This week in English we are focusing on reading comprehension skills for SATs.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are focusing on reasoning problems in preparation for SATs.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about inventions. We are inventing a new product and aim to pitch to the rest of the class.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Parents - please don't forget to attend our English and Maths SATs meetings on Monday 24th April.

What is happening at our school Monday 24/4/2017 - Friday 28/4/2017

SATS workshop - Year 6 Maths

Monday, April 24th, 9am

Linden Lea

England

Curriculum meeting - Governors

Monday, April 24th, 11am

Linden Lea

England

SATS workshop - Year 6 English

Monday, April 24th, 1pm

Linden Lea

England

SATS workshop - Year 2 English

Tuesday, April 25th, 1pm

Linden Lea

England

BOOSC meeting

Tuesday, April 25th, 2pm

Linden Lea

England

SATS workshop - Year 2 Mathematics

Wednesday, April 26th, 9:15am

Linden Lea

England

Inclusion orienteering

Thursday, April 27th, 9am

Newchurch Road

Rawtenstall, England

Swimming - Year 4

Thursday, April 27th, 1pm

Newchurch Road

England

Sport at Balladen

Girls football training

Monday, April 24th, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Boys football training

Tuesday, April 25th, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Cricket

Wednesday, April 26th, 3:30pm

Bacup Cricket Club, Bacup, United Kingdom

Bacup, England

Multi skills coaching - Year 2

Thursday, April 27th, 10:30am

Linden Lea

England

First team football training

Thursday, April 27th, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Outdoor learning

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No outdoor learning this week.