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 23/1/2017 - Friday 27/1/2017

Dear Parents and Carers,


Thank you again for sharing your wonderful children with us this week!


We have had another happy and full week of learning and fun at Balladen. You can always see what has been happening in many of our classrooms and around our school by looking at our Twitter feed. You can access it by clicking here.


This week our Year 5 children participated in play leader training. This is a great opportunity for them to show and develop leadership skills in and around our school. They will be learning how to set up games for our younger children and then playing with them in the playground. We are really looking forward to our Year 5 children taking more responsibility in school.


On Tuesday after school all of our teachers and many of our Teaching Assistants participated in an after school professional development session on Attachment Training with Andrew Byrne from Trafford. This was an informative session and has led to many professional conversations around our school. Andrew was very impressed with what is already happening at Balladen to support the emotional welfare of our incredible children.


Thursday was an incredibly busy day with children going to Fearns to take part in sports sessions, our boys football team travelling to Blackburn Rovers to take part in a tournament and netball and gymnastic coaching here at school. We are hoping that the boys who took part in the tournament will share some of their experiences with us very soon.


I have had the privilege of formally observing many of the teachers this week as part of our effort to continually improve the daily learning experiences of our children. I saw some incredible learning and teaching taking place. It is a privilege to work and learn with such committed professionals. The effort that the team at Balladen put in each and every day is plain to see when you walk around our school and visit each classroom. It is also obvious to see that the children are at the heart of everything that we do. Thank you to all of my colleagues who make each day one full of learning and smiles. Thank you!


There is something very exciting happening next week...Young Voices 2017! Our choir will be joining hundreds of other children at Manchester Arena on Wednesday 1st February. This is the first time that we have taken part in such a wonderful event. Thank you so much to Mrs Pickup and Miss Sutcliffe for all of their hard work with the choir and to Mrs Peat for helping to organise getting there and back! We look forward to seeing some photos and hearing some of the songs again very soon! Good luck to our choir on Wednesday!


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 23/1/2017 - Friday 27/1/2017

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 to write our own version of ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’. We will be writing for our assessment piece.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning about positional language. We will be doing lots of practical activities for counting and ordering numbers during Number Day.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about polar bears and will be making a polar bear habitat box.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Maths day!

Remember your shirts and tops with numbers on!

Year 1

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In English this week...

This week in English we are going to enjoy the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We are going to retell the story in our own words and answer questions on the content.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning about solid shapes. We will also be revising our knowledge of 2D shapes.Continuing with addition and subtraction facts.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about plants and the growing cycle.Enjoying our

role play - The Garden Centre.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Maths day! Don’t forget Maths day on Friday 3rd Feb. Wear your numbers and bring your £1 for the NSPCC.

Continue to keep reading and learn your spellings.

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 are learning to write in the first person and write a diary event in the style of Barney from Stig of the dump.Word work will be to use apostrophes for possession.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to understand fractions as division and find fractions of numbers and apply our skills to problem solving. We will continue to work on our mental maths skills.

We are also learning...

We are also learning to understand the role of a good leader with links to Hindu Dharma. We will celebrate a day of maths on Friday with fun and practical maths activities!

Ways you can help your child / children...

Don't forget maths day Friday 3rd Feb wear your numbers £1 for the NSPCC!

Year 4

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In English this week...

This week in English we are going to start writing our Sci-Fi stories.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are starting to look at fractions. Firstly, we will do a few investigations to find out what we already know about fractions and we will then be learning how to compare different fractions.

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 going to start writing our Sci-Fi stories.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are starting to look at fractions. Firstly, we will do a few investigations to find out what we already know about fractions and we will then be learning how to compare different fractions.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about the Earth's orbit around the sun. We will be looking at why we get seasons. In R.E we are learning about the ‘parables' Jesus taught in the Bible. We will also celebrate a day of maths on Friday!

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 going to start writing our Sci-Fi stories.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning how to multiply pairs of fractions and how to divide fractions by whole numbers. We will do lots of problem solving and word problems related to these.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about the artists Jackson Pollock and Kandinsky and linking it with Space artwork.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Don't forget Maths day on Friday.

Learn your tricky spellings and continue with your revision study books.

What is happening at our school this week?

Table tennis coaching

Monday, Jan. 30th, 2pm

Linden Lea

England

Zumba

Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Young Voices!

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 12pm

Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester, England

Hockey Coaching - Y6

Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 10:45am

Linden Lea

England

Maths day!!

Friday, Feb. 3rd, 9am

Linden Lea

England

Cross country

Friday, Feb. 3rd, 2:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Sport at Balladen

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Girls football

Monday, Jan. 30th, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Boys football

Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

First Team football

Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Outdoor learning

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This week we are learning...

Our outdoor learning this week - Y2 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!