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 15/5/2017 - Friday 19/5/2017

Dear Parents and Carers,


Another week of learning and fun has come and gone a Balladen.


Throughout the school all classes have continued to try their best in each and everything they do and are working hard to improve in all areas. and from Reception to Year 6, all classes are smiling and learning.


In Reception the children have been learning about addition and subtraction and are really making progress with their learning in this area. In Year 1 many of the children have been learning about landmarks around the world. Some of the children have written about such landmarks as The Statue of Liberty and The Great Wall of China.


Year 2 have been working their way through their SATS and should be finishing them today. A very big 'Well done' to all of the children in Year 2 who have really taken the opportunity to show how amazing they are. Well done!


Year 3 have been learning about rotations in their Mathematics sessions as well as developing their knowledge of fractions and decimals. Year 4 have also been learning about fractions and writing introductions about Rawtenstall. Some of the children in Year 5 have created some amazing artwork based on Henri Rousseau and Year Six have really enjoyed the week after their SATS by beginning to create their leavers books.


Phew!


We have also had an incredible amount of sport going on at and around Balladen. On Monday our first team played against Helmshore in the semi-final and beat them 6-4. The boys played really well and we are looking forward to supporting them in the final. We have also participated in cricket, tri-golf and the annual cross country competition at Marl Pits. One of our boys has been selected to run for Rossendale!


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 15/5/2017 - Friday 19/5/2017

What we will be learning next week.

Monday 22/5/2017 - Friday 26/5/2017

Reception

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In English this week...

This week in English we carrying out our phonics and reading assessments with the children.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are carrying out our number and shape assessments.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about growing plants.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please make sure your child has their reading bag everyday. Thank you.

Year 1

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In English this week...

This week in English we are reading The Scarecrows Wedding by Julia Donaldson. We will use this story as a stimulus to write simple descriptive phrases.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to recognise and name common 2D shapes and 3D shapes.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about the capital cities of other European Countries and famous landmarks e.g The Eiffel Tower.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Thanks for reading with your child. We love our golden time.

Year 2

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning to use expanded noun phrases to add interest to our sentences.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to find fractions of numbers.

We are also learning...

We are also finishing off our Van Gogh style paintings.

Ways you can help your child / children...

SATs have finished so we will be planning our party.

Hooray!

Year 3

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning to write a non chronological report using our research notes.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning all about 3D shapes.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about Buddhism. We will be reading the story of Buddha.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Continue to read at least four times a week.

Year 4

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning to write a non chronological report using our research notes.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning all about 3D shapes.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about Buddhism. We will be reading the story of Buddha.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Continue to read at least four times a week.

Year 5

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In English this week...

This week in English we will be completing our Writing Assessment.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are going to be completing our maths assessments for this half term.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about the Ten Commandments in R.E this week. We will also be continuing our rainforest art work.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please remember to read regularly. Try reading a variety of texts at home.


Continue to learn your spelling words.

Year 6

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning how to complete a CV and reflect on our Balladen memories.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are going to be continuing our work on solving number problems and puzzles.

We are also learning...

We are also completing our leavers’ books and focusing on Amazonian Art.

Ways you can help your child / children...

What is happening at our school this week?

Adult Learning - Summer crafts

Monday, May 22nd, 9am

Linden Lea

England

Visit from BRGS

Monday, May 22nd, 12pm

Linden Lea

England

Year 3 Girls Football Festival

Monday, May 22nd, 9:30am

Nuttall Street

Blackburn, England

Gymnastics competition

Tuesday, May 23rd, 3:30pm

Fearns Moss

Bacup, England

Dental survey - Reception and Year 1

Wednesday, May 24th, 1:30pm

Linden Lea

England

EYFS Moderation

Thursday, May 25th, 1:15pm

Linden Lea

England

Tag Rugby competition

Thursday, May 25th, 3:30pm

Newchurch Road

Rawtenstall, England

Sport at Balladen

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Girls football training

Monday, May 22nd, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Boys football training

Tuesday, May 23rd, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Girls football V St. Veronicas

Wednesday, May 24th, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Multi skills coaching

Thursday, May 25th, 10:45am

Linden Lea

England

Outdoor learning

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No outdoor learning this week.