Blue Class News
Well done Blue Class for a successful and very enjoyable first week back. Your enthusiasm for learning has been a pleasure to see and I know we are going to have a very happy year together. Our new topic 'Britain at War' has certainly been a hit and we've learnt such a lot already from Betty's story, exploring the school's log books to see how the children of Blackwell School were affected during the wars, handling and wearing some real military kit and uniform and we particularly enjoyed our trip to Rosa Lodge which ended with blackberry and potato picking just like the children of Blackwell over 100 years ago did. What a busy few days!
Have a good rest this weekend and I'll look forward to seeing you again on Monday ready for another fun-filled week of learning.
Love Miss Townsend x
Hello to all the new Year 5s from Blue Class,
I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are ready for your new exciting adventures at middle school to begin! I imagine you have all enjoyed sorting your new pencil cases and packing your bags. I hope you all have a lovely first day (having a few nerves is normal though) and keep remembering everything we have taught you at Blackwell - be kind, try your best and have fun!
I will miss all of you very much so you must pop in and let us know how you are getting on if you pass by.
All the very best.
Love from Miss Townsend and everyone at BFS xxx
Hello new Blue Class,
I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and are having lots of fun and rest in preparation for a very exciting year ahead! As you know, our first topic is linked to the world wars and the super art work you did when we spent an afternoon together is proudly on display in your new classroom ready for your return. We have planned lots of exciting and challenging learning for you during this topic including finding out how the children of Blackwell and Bromsgrove were affected during the wars.
We're hoping to invite some visitors into school during the topic who may be able to share some of their own or their family members' memories of the war. Is there anyone in your family with any memories of either World War 1 or World War 2? Can you speak to them and find out anything to share with us in school? Would they like to come to our 'Memory Café' later in September and talk to you and your friends? If you discover anything, you can let us all know when you return to school.
Enjoy the last few days of the holiday and I’ll see you bright and breezy on Wednesday 4th September. I’m really looking forward to it.
From Miss Townsend xxx
Thank you to all of Blue Class for such a lovely last day of term and for all your kind gifts and messages. You have all had a great year working with enthusiasm, dedication and smiles. You've been a pleasure to teach and you have given me lots of happy memories of all the things we have shared together this year.
Well done for this morning too. You performed brilliantly and I know your Malvern retell was a big hit! I hope you can now have a well deserved rest after such a busy last few months.
I will miss you all tremendously but I wish you all the very best at middle school. Please come back and see us and tell us how you are getting on. Also, keep an eye on the school website at the start of the new term because I will post a message to you. You can't get rid of me that quickly!
Have a good rest over the summer and keep safe.
Lots of love
Miss Townsend x
Just a couple of bits and bobs about tomorrow...
A tradition at BFS is for the Y4 children to have their P.E. t-shirts signed by their friends and teachers. If you're happy for your child to do this, please check they have their P.E. t-shirt in school. The children can bring in pens ready for signing.
It would be useful if you could pop a couple of carrier bags in their book bags to help them transport their belongings home i.e. wellingtons.
The Leavers' Breakfast will start after registration in the morning so families can come straight into the hall after drop off and enjoy sharing in some entertainment, activities and food. It will last approximately one hour.
Welcome home everyone. What a brilliant time we've had at Malvern! As well as saying a big well done, we would also like to say a big thank you to you all for making our 2019 residential to Malvern a lovely experience! Your attitude from the moment we stepped off the coach was fantastic, giving everything a go with smiles on your faces and having endless amounts of energy. You enjoyed challenging yourself throughout, achieving things that seemed a bit scary beforehand, such as the climbing wall, zip wire (we certainly all heard Mrs Webbs' s screams echoing throughout the centre during her maiden slide!) and the tunnel of doom and for many of you even the fact that you managed to stay away from home for the very first time was a huge achievement. It was lovely to see how kind and supportive towards your friends you were when they needed that extra bit of courage! Jack and the other group leaders all said they had such a lovely few days with us with your cheefulness, determination and excellent listening and behaviour. Please tell your grown ups all about your trip and we're sure they will be delighted when you tell them that you all now know how to keep a room spotless and how to make your own sandwiches!!! Sleep tight tonight (we're sure some of you might be asleep already) and we'll see you bright and breezy on Monday... well we'll see you on Monday anyway!
Love from Miss Townsend, Mrs Moss, Mrs Marks and Mrs Webb xxx
Hello Blue Class,
Only one more sleep to go! I'm very excited and am all packed, ready and raring to go!
It is important to check that you have everything on the kit list that was sent home a few weeks ago. To keep you all safe, it is really important you have suncream, a sunhat, a refillable water bottle, a waterproof coat and wellies. It looks like tomorrow is going to be a sunny day so it would be a good idea to put suncream on before you come to school and wear your sunhat so that when we get there we can start our activities straight away and not have to search through bags for them.
Those children who are taking any form of medication i.e. travel sickness pills, brown inhalers etc. need to arrive at school at 8am so that appropriate forms can be signed and then I will take the medications from you for safe storage.
We'll have a chat today and check that we all know what we need to bring, wear and do tomorrow morning. You don't need to worry about anything but having a few butterflies is perfectly normal. I will check that everyone is sorted and happy and I know you will all have a wonderful time.
Love from your fellow holiday maker, Miss Townsend xx
What a brilliant last sports day it has been for our Year 4s today! There was lots of great sporting talent on show from huge hitting in rounders alongside some wonderful catches, nifty football skills, speedy skippers and not to mention the stamina shown in our long distance finale. The children and adults had a really enjoyable morning but the thing that stood out the most was the great team work, kindness and friendship they showed. I was one very proud teacher as I am sure you were as families too.
Thank you for your support and I wish you all a good half term break.
from Miss Townsend x
Hello Blue Class,
Please make sure you have a sun hat, water bottle and your P.E. kit in school tomorrow ready for our School Games Day.
See you in the morning,
Miss Townsend xxx
Hello Blue Class,
I hope you've had a good start to your Easter holiday and have had a much needed rest after a term of working very hard and taking part in lots of exciting learning. The weather is set to be warm and sunny over the next few days so it will be lovely to enjoy the fresh air and some outdoor fun.
When we come back to school, our new topic is 'Pirates' where we will be investigating some famous pirates throughout the ages, develop our science skills by exploring different states of matter and enjoy some pirate songs and stories including the classic, Treasure Island. During this topic you will be planning for and preparing a Pirate Day in school to share with your grown ups. We've got lots of exciting learning to enjoy and busy times ahead.
Before this though, continue to have a good rest over the Easter holiday so you are ready and raring to go when you come back. As well as a rest, to maintain the great progress you have made, please keep reading and practising your times tables (check you've mastered the 7s).
Have fun, keep safe and Happy Easter.
Love Miss Townsend xxx
Today sees the end of our Anglo-Saxon topic and what a busy and enjoyable topic it has been. We've enjoyed two trips, learned lots of new art skills with Mr Riley and enjoyed performing our Beowulf puppet show yesterday to Yellow Class.
Over the next two weeks, our topic is Easter and we look forward to sharing a coffee morning with parents on Friday 12th April. For homework, please have an extra push on reading and spelling and begin to learn the 7 times table.
On Monday, we are taking part in our first bell-boating session. Please bring a small rucksack to school (bookbags can stay at home) containing your lunch, a snack and a couple of drinks. Keep an eye out for the weather forecast over the weekend. If the forecast is for a sunny day (fingers crossed), bring a sun hat and if rain is forecast (hopefully not), it would be useful to pop spare clothes in your bag including underwear. Make sure you have plenty of layers on as it can be quite chilly on the canal and a hooded waterproof coat is essential. You can come to school in jogging bottoms and trainers. I look forward to our first training session in preparation for the annual Bromsgrove bell-boating regatta in July. I have high expectations this year!
On this sporting note, I would like to say a big congratulations to those children who attended the High 5 competition this week where we became North Worcestershire Champions! Not only was I very proud of this achievement, but the children's behaviour and sportsmanship was outstanding too. Mrs Webb is busy organising another sporting event for those who did not attend this event so here's to further enjoyment and success!
Finally, parent consultation dates and times are in book bags tonight.
Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you ready and raring to go for bell-boating on Monday.
from Miss Townsend xxx
Well done children for another successful half term. We've enjoyed lots of exciting learning including our family assembly, a theatre visit and this week's trip to the cathedral. You have all worked so hard and it's lovely to look in your books and see the progress you are making.
Have plenty of rest and lots of playing time this week. You deserve it and it will recharge your batteries ready for the second half of this school year.
For those of you who are keen to keep busy, remember the PFTA has organised a 'Readathon' that I know a lot of you are looking forward to taking part in. Also, in your book bag, there might be a sheet with some tricky spellings on. If you have time this week, have a go at practising them until they are no longer tricky for you.
Have a lovely week and I'll see you on Monday 25th February when we'll be delving into the world of the Anglo-Saxons.
Miss Townsend xxx