Green Class News
Your child will bring a trip letter home today but in addition to the information on the letter:
- If your child would like to come dressed up as a Victorian for the trip, they are most welcome to but they will still need to wear sensible shoes and have a waterproof coat.
- Please can all children (including those who are having a Blackwell Kitchen dinner) bring a small rucksack so that they can carry their lunch, snack and drink with them during the day.
Hello Green Class,
I hope you have had a restful summer filled with lots of adventures. I can’t wait to see you all and hear all of your tales but I am more excited about showing your our new classroom. The classroom has completely changed and we have lots of brand new resources to play with and explore.
When you return, our new topic is Victorians. We will be reading Beatrix Potter stories in English and learning about what it was like to be a child in Victorian days including what they wore and what they played with. Over the next few days, please pick up a book and practise your excellent reading skills which Mrs Webb has told me all about and if you did want to do any research about Victorians, there will be time to share that with your new learning partner on our first day back.
Enjoy your last few days,
Mrs James x
Hello (old) Green Class,
We just wanted to say, thank you for a lovely end of term. We had a brilliant year teaching you and will miss you very much next year. We will look forward to hearing from Miss Kuriger how well you will continue to do in Purple Class. We also want to say thank you so much for your kind wishes, gifts and messages. We were overwhelmed by your generosity.
Have a brilliant summer holiday. Stay safe and have lots of adventures.
Mrs James, Mrs Hampton, Mrs Morgan and Mrs Reid x
Please can you put a carrier bag into book bags as all work will be sent home on Monday 23rd July. PE kits and reports will be sent home tomorrow.
Thank you for your support.
We are looking forward to our last few days togther.
Mrs James x
PE kits were sent home last week for an optional wash before our sporting morning. After a long and very hot half term, we noticed that some were not looking as white as usual. Please can they come back into school on Monday.
We are looking forward to seeing lots of you on Tuesday morning as we are ready to impress you with our sporting talents.
Mrs James and the team x
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported our Secret Garden business. The children thoroughly enjoyed looking after their plants and watching them grow from seeds. After paying back our start-up fee, we raised over £70 profit. We are going to send half to Cancer Research UK and with the other half we are going to buy something the children would like to take to Purple Class with them which they will share with their new teacher on transition day. They have started to make some really sensible suggestions from electric pencil sharpeners, welcome gifts for the guinea pigs and books they particularly enjoy.
Thank you once again for your support,
Secret Garden HQ
We have now moved to our new topic for the remaining weeks in Green Class which is: On the farm.
Green Class are currently very busy getting ready for the launch of our business: On Wednesday 27th June for one day only we will open our pop up garden centre. It has been named The Secret Garden and will be selling plants, seeds and garden decorations and will even have a snack shop should you get hungry during your browsing. The Secret Garden will be open after school and will remain open for any children who get picked up from after school club. Any items we do not sell will also be available at the summer fayre. Please support our new business venture as after paying our start-up fee back to Mrs Moss, we are going to donate some of our profit to Cancer Research UK which is a charity that a few children in our class were extremely passionate about.
We look forward to sharing our green-fingered efforts with you.
Secret Garden HQ
Hello Green Class,
I hope you have had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed some sunshine and royal wedding festivities. Just a quick note to say: well done for a terrific castles topic which ended in a brilliant Tudor fair on Thursday. Your costumes looked amazing and I’m sure your families all agree that your hard work on display was pretty impressive too. Your Tudor tabards will come very soon after some final DT evaluations and your writing and watercolour paintings have formed a new classroom display.
For the last week of the half term we are learning about health and fitness. We will consider what it means to be healthy and look at diet, hygiene and exercise. There will extra sporting activities this week including our sporting morning on Friday. It is therefore essential that children have outdoor PE shoes, water bottles, hats and sun cream in school every day. Also all children with longer hair need to have it tied up.
I look forward to another exciting week.
Love Mrs James and all of Team Green x
On Monday, we are off on our castle trip and everyone needs a small backpack to carry their lunch in (even if you are having a lunch provided by Mrs Barker) and a water bottle that is well sealed! You may come to school in jogging bottoms and trainers and a hooded waterproof coat is essential in these April showers!
Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday for our castle adventure!
Hello Green Class,
Well done for such a fantastic end to the spring term and we hope you are having a well-deserved rest. Thank you to all our families for your kind Easter wishes, gifts and supporting the children at our Easter coffee morning. I think you’ll agree that the children sang beautifully and showed how much they have developed over the course of the year.
When we return, our new topic with will be Castles. If you did want to do any research into castles and produce any pictures, paintings or facts we would love you to share them with us.
Enjoy the rest of the week and please make sure you pick up a reading book or two and keep practising the mental maths facts listed on homework sheets.
Have fun and we will see you next Monday.
Lots of love
Team Green x
Happy holidays Green Class! It has been a long half term and there are some very tired children today who all deserve a good rest. We’ve had an excellent half term in Green Class which ended in some excellent story writing of the story of Rama and Sita, printing pictures from the internet to go with our stories and printing some diva lamps by making our own printing tiles.
It is really important that children have lots of rest and play but we have a few challenges for you over the break:
- Keep reading! Read anything from menus to recipes from signs to your reading books. It is really important to keep practising and reading for a variety of purposes.
- It is World Book Day on Thursday 1st March and it’s a day to celebrate our love of reading. Over the holidays we would like you to create a picture of your favourite scene from your favourite book. You can use any art skill you like such as collage or painting. It could be the Madhatter’s tea party from Mrs Moss’ favourite book ‘Alice in Wonderland’ or it could be the part where the Gingerbread Man jumps out of the oven and runs away shouting. In my house we love the book ‘Jack and the FlumFlum Tree’. You can bring this and your favourite book to school on that day. Also our reading area is looking very bare. We would like you to take a ‘shelfie’ (photo) of you and your bookshelf so we can see the books children in our class enjoy as it might give others ideas of what they might like to read.
- Our new topic is all about far away lands and we will be looking at where animals live as we will be reading ‘The Great Pet Sale’ by Mick Inkpen. The story will help us with our maths work on money, we will learn how and when banking was invented and find out exactly where skinks, salamanders and komodo dragons from the story live. If you want to do any research about unusual animals that would be great and you can share this on the first day back.
- Keep practising mental maths facts which are listed on homework sheets- number bonds to 10 and 20, counting on and back in 2,5 and 10s, double and halves to halve of 20 and double 10.
- This is the most important one, have a really great holiday. We are really proud of how hard the children have worked and look forward to sharing their progress at Parent Consultations which are in March.
Love Mrs James and Team Green x
It has been a brilliant week in Green Class. Firstly, I think you’ll agree that the children put on a fantastic performance for our class assembly on Thursday. They rose to the challenge after only 2 and a half weeks of starting the topic. Straight after their performance they turned their retell of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ into a story in their Literacy books. Every child worked really hard to produce a story which demonstrated all the skills we’ve learnt during the topic such as capital letters, full stops, adjectives and contractions. (Ask them what this means and I bet you’ll be amazed.) The children are making great progress and I think you’ll be very proud when you see their books at our next parent consultations. I wish I could have awarded more than 2 Gold Book certificates this week.
Today saw the end of our Bears topic and on Monday we start our new topic which is Hinduism. We will looking into the main beliefs and practices of the religion and reading the story of Rama and Sita.
It was lovely to see so many faces on Thursday. Thanks as always for your continued support.
Have a good weekend everyone.
Mrs James and Team Green x