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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Monday 20/3/2017 - Friday 24/3//2017

Dear Parents and Carers,


Thank you.


That is probably all that needs to be said in our newsletter this week.


Thank you.


The total for our sponsor money, that you have so kindly helped to raise. now stands at £2,433!


This is truly an incredible amount and will really have an impact on learning and developing a love of reading throughout the school.


I would like to say a huge 'Thank you' from all of the children and staff at our school to you.


Our Year Six children are currently researching and writing lists of books to purchase for children throughout the school and they have also planned a trip to a book suppliers this coming Monday. We are planning, if possible, to have a display up in the hall of some of the books that have been purchased on our Parent / Teacher afternoon / evening on Tuesday. We will also be asking the press to come and write a report as we are so very proud of our community!


Other news...


We have had another superb week of learning and fun here at Balladen. I have had the privilege of working with our Year 5 children while the Year 6's have been undertaking some assessments. They worked extremely hard this week and have been very creative in designing and writing books for our Reception and Year One children.


Throughout our school all children have been learning and smiling, even if we have had a number of 'wet plays'!


We finished off our week with Red Nose Day at Balladen. Again, thank you for all of our support!


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


With respect,


Mr Neil Ringrose

What has happened this week?

Monday 20/3/2017 - Friday 24/3//2017

What we will be learning next week.

Monday 27/3/2017 - Friday 31/3/2017

Reception

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning the Easter story. We will be writing sentences about what happens in the Easter story.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are continuing our shape work. We will be naming 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about Spring and identifying how things are changing outside.

We will be having our Teddy Bear’s picnic!

Ways you can help your child / children...

Look for signs of spring in your garden.

Year 1

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning to write a story with a beginning, middle and end but with correct punctuation. We will be trying to use exciting words to make the reader want to read our stories.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to tell the time to the hour and half past drawing the hands on a clock face to show these times.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about the Easter Story.


In art we are continuing to look at the artist Monet.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please come and borrow stories from our class box. We have some fantastic bedtime stories.

Year 2

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In English this week...

This week in English we will be writing a biography about Julia Donaldson. We have enjoyed reading a variety of her books over the last few weeks.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are focusing on being able to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. We will count in steps of five, draw hands on the clock and carried out timed activities.

We are also learning...

We are also looking at what Jesus us through his actions. What are we thankful for?

We will also be looking at the importance of Easter to Christians.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Don’t forget movie night on Wednesday.


Why not enter our egg competition? You might just win!

Year 3

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In English this week...


This week in English we are learning to know key facts about Easter. We will write the Easter story in our own words.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement. We will learn about right angles and different turns. We will describe positions on a square grid.

We are also learning...

We are enjoying and celebrating easter with easter art and craft. We will make easter cards and easter baskets.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Decorate an egg competition and Easter coffee afternoon Friday 31st March please bake cakes. Thank you.


Movie night is Wednesday 29th March after school.


Children may bring in a non-expensive toy on Friday 31st and year 3 can wear non uniform also on Friday.

Year 4

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In English this week...

This week in English we are concentrating mainly on reading and we will completing our reading comprehension assessments.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are completing our maths assessments and are problem solving questions linked to everything that we have learnt this term.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about the Easter Story. We are looking forward to the Life Education Bus visiting on Wednesday and learning about the topic ‘It’s great to be me!’

Ways you can help your child / children...

Decorate an egg competition and Easter coffee afternoon Friday 31st March please bake cakes. Thank you.


Movie night is Thursday after school.

Year 5

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning how to write a review for an online magazine.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are focusing on problem solving and we will be working out problems linked to our units we have learnt about this term.

We are also learning...

We are also concluding our ‘abstract art’ unit with a piece of Easter artwork.

We are also looking forward to the Life Education bus coming and our workshop will focus on ‘friends’.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Don’t forget it is movie night on Thursday after school.


Decorate an egg competition is on Friday 31st March.

Year 6

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In English this week...

This week in English we will be having our writing assessment.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning about statistics and this will include finding the mean as an average.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about inventors past and present.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Revision Revision Revision!

Don't forget our Thursday movie after school for those children who returned sponsor money.


What is happening at our school this week?

Life Education Bus in School

Monday, March 27th, 9am

Linden Lea

England

Hockey Tournament

Monday, March 27th, 10am

Tom Benson Way

England

Basket ball finals

Monday, March 27th, 3:30pm

Fearns Moss

Bacup, England

Parent / Teacher afternoon and evening

Tuesday, March 28th, 12pm

Linden Lea

England

Netball League

Tuesday, March 28th, 3:30pm

Broadway

Haslingden, England

Multi-sports club

Tuesday, March 28th, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Life Education Bus at Balladen

Wednesday, March 29th, 9am

Linden Lea

England

Vision - No Limits assembly

Wednesday, March 29th, 11:30am

Linden Lea

England

Gymnastics Training Camp

Thursday, March 30th, 9am

Broadway

Haslingden, England

Year 3 non-uniform and toy day

Friday, March 31st, 9am

Linden Lea

England

Easter Egg competition

Friday, March 31st, 12pm

Linden Lea

England

Coffee afternoon

Friday, March 31st, 2pm

Linden Lea

England

End of term

Friday, March 31st, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Sport at Balladen

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Football training for all

Wednesday, March 29th, 3:30-4:45pm

Linden Lea

England

Outdoor learning

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No outdoor learning this week.