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 3/10/2016 - Friday 7/10/2016

We have had another fantastic week of learning here at Balladen CP School.


As we had the photographer in school early on Monday we did not have our usual community assembly. I have seen some of the photographs and they look wonderful. Well done everyone for all of the smiles! We also held a Curriculum and Standards meeting for Governors on Monday in school. The Governors who attended were really impressed with our assessment data, the direction our school is moving and the commitment of all colleagues within the school. After school Mr. Stanton lead girls football training and it was a real joy to hear the laughter and observe some of the great skills of those taking part.


On Tuesday we had another busy day. Children in Key Stage 2 had the opportunity to join Street Dance and we had football training after school.


On Wednesday four of our incredible children took part in the final of the mixed tennis competition at Fears. You can see some of their pictures here. Well done for your incredible effort and for the second place! Two of our teachers led a professional development session at Tor View which was received very favourably. Well done to Mrs. Pickup and Mrs. Hopkins!


On Thursday Year 3 went swimming and Year 4 had athletics training. After school our football team played St Veronica's and won 7-2. The boys played incredibly well and we are very proud of their commitment and skill!


On Friday we held our celebration assembly. Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came and well done to all of the children who were very brave speaking in front of the whole school and parents! We are always proud of the children's achievements here at Balladen and we love sharing and celebrating learning with others! Year 4 went river walking with Mr. Grime and they had a wet but wonderful time.


Another week of learning and fun has gone very, very well. Thank you and well done to our incredible school community for making Balladen CP School an enjoyable and purposeful place of learning each and every day.


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


With respect,


Mr Neil Ringrose

Thank you and well done!

Monday 3/10/2016 - Friday 7/10/1/2016

What has happened this week?

What we will be learning next week.

Reception

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning to write sounds in phonics and write some CVC words.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to match one to one when counting out objects.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about our bodies and naming the different parts of our bodies.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please read as much as possible to and with your child / children at home.

Year 1

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning about non-chronological writing and we are making posters about animals.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning to count in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 3’s. We are also learning about odd and even numbers.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about Autumn. We will be going on our Autumn walk.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Well done for all of the reading and spelling being done at home. It is working and lots of progress is being made. Please don’t stop.

Year 2

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In English this week...

This week in English we are retelling traditional stories. Being able to sequence parts of the story using a storyboard with images from the text and write under each image what is happening.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are investigating shapes· Being able to identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry.

We are also learning...

In Art we are using natural materials to make pictures. In geography we will be labelling a map of the United Kingdom.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please continue to read at least four times per week. Don’t forget to practise your spellings!

Year 3

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning to write our own biographies using paragraphs. We will use time words to order the key facts. We will learn how pronouns can replace a name.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning about statistics. We will interpret and use Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams. We will use Venn diagrams to sort numbers. We will carry out investigations and solve problems.

We are also learning...

We are also learning to draw detailed maps of our local area using symbols. We will know symbols on an os map. We will carry out another shadow investigation looking at different materials.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please practice 3x and 2x daily. Children should be chanting times tables daily.

Year 4

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning to write our own biographies using paragraphs. We will use time words to order the key facts. We will learn how pronouns can replace a name.


In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning how to use the formal method of column addition. We will also carry out investigations and solve problems using addition strategies.

We are also learning...

We will be learning about primary and secondary colours this week. We will be also learning how to colour mix using powder paints to achieve an amazing Autumn display.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please remember to bring in an apron or old shirt on Tuesday to protect your uniform when painting. When you are reading this week, look out for the words THEIR, THERE and THEY’RE in your books!

Year 5

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In English this week...


This week in English we are learning how to edit and improve our Legends.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are learning how to use our rounding skills to estimate answers to addition and subtraction sums. We will also be taking part in investigations about number.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about pollination in Science. We will also be researching the location of a variety of cities in the British Isles. In topic we will be learning about the Anglo-Saxon Runes.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please continue to learn your weekly spellings and multiplication facts - these are very important.

Year 6

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In English this week...

This week in English we are learning how to improve and edit our own versions of the Legend - Gelert.

In Mathematics this week...

This week in Maths we are continuing to learn how to solve multi-step addition and subtraction sums.We are also learning to develop our strategies to solve trickier sums mentally.

We are also learning...

We are also learning about rivers in the UK - Geography. We are also starting to design drawstring bags for our Anglo-Saxon Rune Stones.

Ways you can help your child / children...

Please remember your homework - Lancashire brochure. Keep reading and learning your tricky spellings.

Events at Balladen CP School Monday 10th October to Friday 17th October

Key Stage 2 Street Dance

Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 3:30pm

Linden Lea

England

Fire service visiting Year 2 and Year 6

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 9pm

Linden Lea

England

Celebration and sharing of learning assembly

Friday, Oct. 14th, 9am

Linden Lea

England

Year 5 river walking with Mr. Grime

Friday, Oct. 14th, 9am

Dearden Brook, Rossendale District, United Kingdom

England

Sport at Balladen

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Boys football

Monday, Oct. 10th, 3:30-4:45pm

Linden Lea

England

Girls football

Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 3:30-4:45pm

Linden Lea

England

First Team Football

Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 3:30-4:45pm

Linden Lea

England

Mixed football competition

Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 3:30-4:45pm

Fearns Moss

Bacup, England

Athletics coaching Year 4

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 10:45am

Linden Lea

England

Inclusion sports - Boccia, Tri-Golf and Kurling

Thursday, Oct. 13th, 3:30pm

Fearns Moss

Bacup, England

Outdoor learning

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This week we are learning...

Our outdoor learning this week focuses on river walking with Mr Grime. Year 5 will be working and learning with Mr. Grime.