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 6/3/2017 - Friday 10/3//2017

Dear Parents and Carers,


I feel like I should begin this newsletter with an apology. We all joined in with our sponsored walk today...and there was rather a lot of mud...and we have rather a lot of muddy shoes. I really apologise!


I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you who have so very kindly sponsored, and encouraged others to sponsor, the children for the walk today. I have a feeling that we will have raised a substantial amount of money to buy books for the children who are at school right now and this will be down to all of you and your friends and your family.


Thank you so much!


We have had a great week, again, at Balladen with so many incredible things happening and so much learning going on.


The real main event though was our incredible cheerleading team and their performances at school and at Alder Grange in the competition. The girls and boys in the team did an incredible job and were the very best looking team. They came in fourth but did have a wonderful time and we are very proud of them.


Thank you again for sharing your children with us. They make our days very special.


Well done for a wonderful week everyone!

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 6/3/2017 - Friday 10/3//2017

What we will be learning next week.

Monday 13/3/2017 - Friday 17/3/2017

Reception

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In English this week...

This week in English we are continuing our Bear hunt stories and we will be adding actions and the use of puppets.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are practising writing our numbers to 20 accurately. We will be adding one more than to a number and talking about different vocabulary for subtraction.

We are also learning...

We are also going to discuss our Teddy Bear’s picnic and what the children want to do. We will be having another Kid’s Rock music session.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please remember to read regularly at home. Thank you.

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 creating our own character for the story ‘The Gruffalo’. We will then be writing a character description, focusing on extended noun phrases.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to find fractions of numbers. Being able to use and understand the terms numerator and denominator.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about the famous British astronaut Tim Peak.

We will also be completing our Picasso self portrait work.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please help your child to chant their times tables.


Please read at least four times this week.

Year 3

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In English this week...

This week in English we will use descriptive vocabulary to write a wanted poster for the iron man. We will use adjectives, adverbs and similes. We will focus on refining our handwriting with correct ascenders and descenders.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to apply our addition and subtraction skills to problems including statistics. We will apply our column addition and subtraction. We will continue to develop our arithmetic skills. Times tables and number bonds will continue to be tested.

We are also learning...

We are also learning to make iron men from cardboard and tin foil. We will learn about Stonehenge. We will develop our knowledge of greetings in French and say our name and age in French. We will develop our dance coordination also.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please continue to read, read and read!


Keep chanting your times tables!

Year 4

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning how to use adverb starters in complex sentences. We will be reading the book and watching the story of “A Matter of Loaf and Death” by Nick Parks. We will be writing stories based on the dilemmas raised.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning how to carry out mental division, We are also going to be learning about fractions and discovering how fractions and division are linked.

We are also learning...

We are also looking at what happens when you leave a coin and an egg in some coke and some vinegar. This will allow the children to see the effect of acidic drinks and food on our teeth,

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please could you send in lots of newspapers for our papier-mache project in DT.


Read as much as you can please!

Year 5

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning how to use the ‘active’ and ‘passive’ voice. We will also focus on ‘determiners’ in SPAG.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to solve problems involving finding fractions of numbers and quantities. We will continue to work on our arithmetic skills daily.

We are also learning...

We will also be looking at how we can achieve our personal goals in PSHE. In Geography, we will be looking at cities and understanding what a city needs. We will also be starting to think about inventing and designing our own new city.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Read as much as you can!


Learn those tricky spellings!

Year 6

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning how to identify the ‘active’ and ‘passive’ voice. We are also going to focus on our Reading test.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning how to compare and classify 2D and 3D shapes. We will also be describing their properties using mathematical language.

We are also learning...

We are also going to be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday - don't forget to dress up as your favourite character. We also look forward to seeing Mrs.Cockings who will be paying us a visit with some of her class.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Help your child with a revision schedule. Make sure you work through your study books.

Learn your very tricky spellings.

Don't forget your wellies for outdoor learning.

What is happening at our school this week?

Rugby coaching at Balladen

Monday, March 13th, 1pm

Linden Lea

England

Full governors meeting

Friday, March 10th, 4pm

Linden Lea

England

Kids Rock in Reception

Tuesday, March 14th, 1:15pm

Linden Lea

England

Multi sports club

Tuesday, March 14th, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Basketball qualifier

Wednesday, March 15th, 3:30pm

Fearns Moss

Bacup, England

Handball coaching Year 6

Thursday, March 16th, 10:45am

Linden Lea

England

Cross country

Friday, March 17th, 2:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Sport at Balladen

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Girls football training

Monday, March 13th, 3:30-4:45pm

Linden Lea

England

Haslingden - Junior girls football training

Friday, March 17th, 1-3pm

Haslingden Primary School, Haslingden, United Kingdom

Haslingden, England

Outdoor learning

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In outdoor learning this week Y4 will be visiting Scout Moor with Mr. Grime