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 9/1/2017 - Friday 13/1/2017

Dear Parents and Carers,


Happy new year to all of you!


Thank you all so much for bringing your children back to our wonderful school with great holiday stories, some holiday haircuts and lots and lots of huge smiles.


It has been lovely to see all of the children, and colleagues, again after quite a long Christmas break. The children have come back to school calm, thoughtful and focused on learning which is fantastic.


We started our week off with Reverend Chris leading one of our community assemblies. The children came in beautifully and listened attentively to an explanation of epiphany. Thank you Reverend Chris for spending your time with us.


On Tuesday many of the classes, including the teachers and teaching assistants had a zumba taster session. Absolutely everyone who participated enjoyed their time and had a great bit of exercise. There was a touch of sweat on some foreheads but that is a good thing!


On Wednesday in assembly we tried to help our choir out by starting to learn 'Birdhouse in your soul' as this is one of the songs that they will be singing at Young Voices. It is a very tricky song to learn but all of the children had a really good go!


On Thursday Year 6 had a taster netball coaching session.


Then the snow began to fall...


Thank you everyone for making so much effort to come in to school even though the journey from home may be tricky. Attendance at school is so important. If children do not come to school it really does have an impact on their learning. Please do ensure that your child / children come to school each and every day unless they are ill. Many children have 100% attendance record this year. A very big well done to them.


Finally a reminder that if you have an problem, or something to celebrate, concerning your child or children please do go and see your class teacher in the first instance. It is often best to try and make an appointment if there is anything substantial to talk about. If you need to take anything further then please do come and see me. You can always catch me by the gate!


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 9/1/2017 - Friday 13/1/2017

What we will be learning next week.

Monday 16/1/2017 - Friday 20/1/2017

Reception

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning the story of ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’. We will be discussing the characters and how they felt in the story.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to understand the vocabulary for addition. We will be ordering numbers up to 20 and practising writing them correctly.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about real bears; where they live, what they eat.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please keep reading with your child! Thank you

Year 1

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In English this week...

This week in English we will read the story of Oliver’s Vegetables. We will be sequencing the days of the week and writing our own class story based on the ideas from the book.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to count,write and order numbers up to 100.

Given a number, identify one more and one less. Given a number, identify ten more and ten less.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about plants. We will be planting vegetable seeds and learning how to take care of them. Hopefully we will also be able to go on our winter walk.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please read with your child. The children who are making the most progress are those who read regularly at home. Thanks.

Year 2

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning to use apostrophes for contracted forms e.g. don’t, can’t, wouldn’t. We will also be writing a book review about our class reader ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to compare and order mass and record the results using the greater and less than sign. We will also being counting in steps of 2, 5 and 3, and in tens from any number.

We are also learning...

We are also investigating portraits by a variety of famous artists. We will look at the difference between portraits and self portraits.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please read at least 4 times this week and complete your spelling homework. Thank you for your support.

Year 3

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In English this week...

This week in English we will read the story of Stig of the dump. We will make predictions and write character descriptions. Word work will be to understand compound words.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to understand the place value of numbers. We will count from 0 in multiples of 50 and 100. Maths homework will be doubling and halving.

We are also learning...

We will start our new topic of Rock and Roll. We will learn about the structure of the Earth and the different layers. We will use the chromebooks to research key vocabulary linked to rocks.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Continue with your weekly maths and spelling homework and continue to read 4 x weekly.

Go for a walk and identify rocks in your local area.

PE kits back in school please!


Year 4

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning how to write newspaper reports.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning how to translate and reflect shapes on a grid. We are also starting to learn about decimal hundredths.

We are also learning...

We are also making a colour picker in French. We will be finishing our great plague mind maps. We will also be trying to print our name with the block printing technique.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Spellings and maths homework will be given on Monday. Please remember to read four times this week - reading record books will be checked this week.

Year 5

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In English this week...

This week in English we are continuing to identify more features of Sci-Fi stories. We will be reading stories and watching a variety of film clips to gather ideas.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are looking at statistics and learning to solve problems using information presented in bar charts and pictograms. We will also be drawing our own charts to show data.

We are also learning...

In Science we will be using our investigation skills to learn about the shape and sizes of the Earth, Sun and Moon. We will also be learning about the history of space exploration.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please remember to continue to read at least 4x a week.

Remember to bring in your ‘Space’ homework on Monday 16th January!

Year 6

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In English this week...

This week in English we are continuing to identify more features of Sci-Fi stories. We will be reading short stories and watching film clips to gather ideas.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we will be learning to recognise and write improper fractions and mixed numbers. We will also be comparing and ordering fractions with different denominators.

We are also learning...

We are starting our new and exciting topic - ‘Earthlings’ and learning about different planets in our solar system.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Continue to read on a regular basis and don't forget to learn those tricky spellings. Please start to think about a revision routine and use your revision books at home and school. P.E kits please!

What is happening at our school this week?

Zumba

Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Choir performing in assembly

Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 11am

Linden Lea

England

Netball coaching Y6

Thursday, Jan. 19th, 10:45am

Linden Lea

England

Swimming

Thursday, Jan. 19th, 1pm

Linden Lea

England

Sport at Balladen

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Cricket qualifier

Monday, Jan. 16th, 3:30pm

Fearns Moss

Bacup, England

Boys football

Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 3:30-5:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Football at Blackburn Rovers

Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 12pm

Blackburn Rovers, Blackburn, United Kingdom

Blackburn, England

Football match V Helmshore

Friday, Jan. 13th, 3:30pm

Helmshore Primary School, United Kingdom

England

Year 4 visit to Comptons Cross

Friday, Jan. 13th, 9am

Linden Lea

England

Outdoor learning

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This week we are learning...

Our outdoor learning this week - Y4 will be hiking up to Compton's Cross and learning about the flooded village of Gambleside, exploring the packhorse route and above all… having lots of fun in the fresh air!