Green Class News
What a term we’ve had in Green Class! I am so proud of how far the children have come and feel happy thinking about all the memories we’ve made. The children hosted an excellent memory café, became chapati making extraordinaires and put on an excellent Christmas production. Thank you for making today such a fun day too with our party games, pantomime and lots of Christmas crafting and music. I think it’s safe to say Mrs James definitely cannot do the floss!
Today was bittersweet as we said a fond farewell to Miss Turner as she starts a new adventure. She will be missed hugely but has been replaced with a dream team: Mrs Dudek (Mondays) and Mrs Hampton (Tuesday-Friday) Miss Turner has promised to write and we wish her every success.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all for your kind messages, cards and gifts. I am truly overwhelmed at your generosity. I have been touched by messages in cards from parents and children and it is always the words that mean most to us as teachers.
Over the holidays I hope the children have a good rest and shake off all their coughs and colds. I hope all the Green Class families have a magical Christmas and on behalf of my amazing team I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year for more adventures in learning.
Mrs James x
P.S If there are more rainy days or the big day is just taking too long to come please pick up your reading books, practise your joined up letter formation or research our new topic: We are off the Scotland! We will be reading Katie Morag stories and doing lots of map work looking at the Isle of Struay (A fictitious island based on the Isle of Coll) My final plea is that I would love to see your ‘shelfies’. We love reading and sharing stories in Green Class and all of our adults have made recommendations for books they like to read in our reading area. We would love to see photos of your bookshelves and favourite books to put in our reading area.
We hope you are having a super half term and have had a good rest after a very long first half term. We are incredibly proud of how well the children have settled into Green Class and we look forward to another busy term in the run up to Christmas. Highlights for us included our memory café where we were visited by Victor and residents from Burcot Grange to share their memories of WW2 and in the last week of the half term children represented themselves and the school excellently at the Bromsgrove Multiskills Festival.
Our next topic is Blackwell Bear Travels and his first destination is….. India! If you wanted to do any research over the weekend, you can share it with us next week after we spend the first day learning about the history of Bonfire Night. Please make sure you have picked up your reading book and we look forward to see you on Monday. Forest School continues for group 5 on Monday so please wear jogging bottoms and (named) winter essentials.
Mrs James sand Team Green x
Welcome to Green Class to all our families. The children have made a fantastic start to the new term and it’s hard to believe they’ve only been in for 3 days. They have learnt new routines well and have been very happy. A class newsletter will be posted next week with more details of the learning taking place over the next half term but we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about a few things:
Forest School takes place for Groups 3 and 4 on Fridays and Group 5 on Mondays (children should know which group they are but don’t worry if they have forgotten)
PE takes place on Tuesdays (usually) so please tie long hair up.
Our new topic is ‘Britain at War’ and we are researching what life was like for children in Blackwell and further afield during World War 2. The children have really enjoyed the start of the topic, asking brilliant questions and being very engaged as we have investigated sources. The children have also created some thoughtful artwork of what they would put in their suitcase if they were an evacuee.
We are really looking forward to working with you all this year and are excited to see how the children grow as individuals and as learners. Please come and talk to us if there is anything you are unsure about.
Have a great weekend (the children are very tired) and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Mrs James, Miss Turner and Miss Gardner x
I can’t believe there are only a few days left of this term! I hope you have all had the chance to read your child’s report and feel as proud of them as I am. They have all had such an excellent year. We have still got lots of busy learning to do in Green Class this week: making crisps, a whole school picnic and writing stories for our Year 2 English book to name a few. By Wednesday, please can you put a named carrier bag into your child’s bookbag to bring home all their books and folders.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if there are any queries about reports or anything you want to ask about Year 2. I will be extremely sad to see this class carry on their journey to Purple Class but I know they are in great hands.
Thank you for your continued support and kindness throughout the year. I will be dismissing the children over the next few days but if I don’t see you, may I take this opportunity to wish you all a fantastic summer break.
Mrs James x
This is on Parentapp.
This is on Parentapp.
We are having an excellent week of sports in Green Class including a visitor today who taught us how to play TigBall. We had lots of fun and our thanks are extended to the PFTA for funding the event. If your child has brought all or part of their PE kit home it is because it either has grass, mud or school dinner stains on it and we wanted to give you the opportunity to wash it should you wish before sports day this Friday. It is really important that kits are returned before Friday (24.5.19) Children should also come to school with sun cream applied and a hat should this warm weather continue.
We look forward to seeing you and may I take this opportunity to thank you for your support as always and wish you a very happy half term.
Mrs James x
Hello Green Class,
I hope you are having a great Easter holidays with your families and are enjoying resting and playing. Over the next few days, please pick up your reading books and if you did want to do any research into our new topic that would be great. Our new topic is: Pirates. Maybe you could find out about a famous pirate such as Blackbeard or Anne Bonny. It would also be good to keep practising mental maths facts (as listed on homework sheets) and impress your grown-ups with telling the time using o’clock and half past times. I continue to be so proud of you all and look forward to our summer term adventures in learning.
See you next week,
Mrs James x
Hello Green Class,
We hope you are having a really great break, you were certainly ready for it after a busy half term. We continue to be very proud of you and our highlights of the last half term were definitely our family assembly and our trips to the theatre and Worcester Cathedral. It has also been a pleasure to see how much progress you’ve made in your learning. We have lots of visitors to our class who always compliment you on your independence, your self-initiated learning and the variety of learning taking place at any one time in our classroom. We can’t believe we are half way through the year already!
Our new topic when we return next week will be a history based topic where we will be delving into all things Anglo-Saxon. As you start to think about school, our main request is that you pick up and read a book each day for the next few days. (Hopefully lots of you already are with the readathon.) It is always great to practise any of the mental maths facts listed on homework sheets too or you could try and teach your grown-ups one of our maths songs such as: Number Bond, Our Tower (finding the difference) or Bob and Steven (odd and even). If you did want to do any topic research, we would love to see it and you will be able to share it with your friends on the first day back.
Enjoy your last few days,
Mrs James and Miss Turner x
Hello Green Class,
Firstly, we need to say a MASSIVE well done for a fantastic class assembly last week. We were so proud of you and we’re sure your families were too. We are also grateful to all the families who came and supported us and also for joining in so well. You really were terrific tigers. We also saw some amazing progress in the children’s English books last week as they wrote the Tiger Who Came to Tea story which was aided by their storytelling. We ended the topic with a brilliant day on Friday, filled with stories and tasty treats. We even taught Red Class our tiger dance.
For the next 2 weeks our new topic is: Christianity. We will look at key aspects of the religion including important celebrations, artefacts and practices. We also have our trip to look forward to next week which will support our learning.
See you in the morning for another busy week of learning.
Love Mrs James and Miss Turner x