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Friday 5th July 2019

 

 

 

Well it's that exciting time of year when there are many extra events going on during the school day.

 

Without a doubt the highlight of this week was when all of year 4 went to an end of year sports celebration on Tuesday. The day consisted of some coaching sessions and a more competitive element in some sporting matches against other schools. All of this was in fairly intense sunshine so many water breaks were needed.  I was so proud of all our children. Blue 2 reached 2 separate final matches. We were the only group to do this - what an achievement. Unfortunately we didn't win either final but the children managed their emotions well and said a hearty congratulations to the other teams. Well done to Blue 1 who won the football final. 

 

Next week we are looking forward to welcoming visitors into school when we have aspirations week. 

 

On Tuesday Blue 2 and the singing group are going to sing at the Memory Cafe in Eastwood. Please can any slips that are outstanding be brought back on Monday. We will be back in school by the end of the school day. 

 

Homework will be given the following week after the transition meetings with the children's new teacher.

 

Have a great weekend everyone.

 

Mrs Parnell smiley 

Friday 28th June 2019

 

Well done to all in Blue 2 who showed real determination in completing their assessments this week in such a truly sensible and mature manner. You should all be really proud of yourselves. Well done. 

Due to a somewhat busy week there is no homework this weekend. Enjoy!

 

Although it may seen as if the learning is finished for year 4 we still have a fair few things to cover so next week will be a usual week - celebrating year 4 and looking forward to year 5. 

 

I hope the weekend weather is agreeable for everyone.

 

Looking forward to seeing you on Monday.

 

Please remember the reply slip for the sports celebration on Wednesday if you haven't bought it back already.  

 

Mrs. Parnell

 

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Friday 21st June 2019

 

We have had another fun packed week this week. It is just so much nicer when the weather has been on our side too. Let's hope this is here to stay now!

 

In Maths we have studied line graphs and have learnt that these show continuously changing data.

In English we have focussed on descriptive writing to paint a vivid picture the minds of our reader. 

 

Homework this week is based on line graphs to consolidate pour learning. Also I have asked the children to revise the year 3/4 spellings for their spelling assessment next week. 

 

Many thanks to the grandparents who came to Blue 2 on Thursday afternoon. We collaged an image of the view from our bedroom window. It was a fabulous afternoon and the art work that the children and their grandparents produced is already on display in the classroom. 

 

Have a good weekend everyone.

 

Mrs. Parnell smiley

 

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Friday 14th June

 

What awful weather we have had! I must say that Blue 2 have been particularly good natured about the fact that there has been precious little time outside this week, and while this has been challenging, they have coped very well. 

 

In English, we have written an in depth character description from our class novel 'Running Wild' and today we wrote a poem including personification about the Rainforest. 

 

In Maths, we have studied ways that data is represented in tables and bar charts. We have successfully drawn our own graphs and extracted answers to questions from a data set. 

 

The children are very much enjoying the Rainforest topic and after creating our own rainstorm we have researched deforestation. This has included adding a rather large tree to our display in the classroom with negative and positive points on about this subject. 

 

It is always nice when a visitor to the class comments on the exceptional behaviour in the room and our visitor who came to discuss recycling with the children did just that. Well done children!

 

The homework for next week consolidates the Maths learning this week and the children will also be tested again on the remaining year 3/4 spelling words in 2 weeks time. 

 

I hope that the weather improves for us all and wish everyone a happy weekend. 

 

Mrs Parnelsmiley

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blue 2 making a tropical storm in the rainforest

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Friday 7th June 2019

 

Hello everyone,

 

My apologies to all parents who have been asked to log in by their children and take a look at our Rainforest tropical storm video. Technology failed me as I was trying to put this on for you. I will continue to try next week. 

 

In Maths this week we have been continue with time as our focus. This has concentrated of digital time progressing to 24 hour digital time. 

 

In English we have had a punctuation and grammar focus, revising much of what we have learnt throughout the year. 

 

Homework this week consolidates our learning in 24 digital time.

 

I would like to say a huge congratulations to all Blue 2 for a fabulous effort during sports day. The novelty race was very funny and a particular mention must go to Heidi for making me laugh so much! A great amount of Blue 2 parents got involved in the parents race. Well done all!

 

Mrs. Parnell

 

Rainforest head dresses

Photos as promised- our new displays

Friday 10th May

 

Hello everyone. The week seems to have gone by so quickly. 

 

Well done to the children who competed in the athletics event on Tuesday. What was so incredibly refreshing was that every single one of them just came back and said how much they enjoyed the experience. What a fabulous attitude. Thank you to all the supporting parents too.

 

This children who were left in the class ( which was very depleted) made a ladybird collage to add to our display which focusses on their Science work - Living Things. Please peer in through he window to see it. I will try and remember to get a photo on here for everyone.

 

In English we have been looking and debating and how balanced arguments are written. The children came up with some good ideas for their debates and we have now written them down having looked at the written features of this genre. 

 

In Maths we have looked at money in relation to decimals. 

 

For homework there is more work to consolidate what we have done this week.

 

In spellings we are still looking at all the year 3/4 statutory words and there will not be anymore before the end of half term. 

 

As always , I wish everyone a good weekend.

 

Mrs. Parnell

 

 

 

Friday 3rd May

 

Year 4 have had a great week. 

We all walked to the library in Eastwood yesterday to meet the poet Paul Cookson. The children all found him thoroughly entertaining and sat mesmerised for an hour and a half. Paul made a point of speaking to me afterwards to say what a super bunch of children they are and how well behaved they were. Super! We managed to avoid the worst of the rain as we walked back to school and even managed to get outside in the afternoon for tennis.  Thank you to all the adults who offered their support for the visit. 

 

From now until the end of this half term the children have all the statutory spelling words from year 3 and 4 as a reminder.

 

Maths homework looks at rounding of decimals which has been a focus for this week. 

 

Have a lovely bank holiday every, even though it looks as if it will be wet!

 

 

 

 

 


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Friday 26th April 2019

 

Welcome back to everyone.

 

There is no doubt that we all enjoy, and indeed need, the holidays but it was so nice to see all pupils and parents again this week and hear all about your Easter break. Whether it was as far away as Mexico, or closer to home, there was certainly much news to hear.

 

There have already been many exciting things going on this week but the most noise from the children had to be during the thunder on Thursday afternoon! Sadly, the storm put a stop to the planned tennis lesson which we will have to catch up on. 

A huge congratulations to the children who took part in the cross country this week. All children came back smiling and having enjoyed the experience.

 

We have started our Rainforest topic and have begun to share some of our learning on the new display in the classroom. If anyone has anything that they can share on this topic then please do let me know. On that note, I am looking to collect some long cardboard tubes from the inside of kitchen rolls or even better the inside of foil tubes to help us with part of our topic. Any help with this will be very much appreciated. Please just bring any to the classroom door. Thank you. 

 

In Maths this week we have been adding to tenths and hundredths to make whole numbers. The homework this week is aimed at consolidating this learning.

 

In English we have started a book 'Running Wild' by Michael Morpurgo which links closely with the topic and we have already written a character description and looked at interesting word choices that help make the book come alive. Next week we are writing some poetry.

 

On Thursday next week we are visiting Eastwood library to take part in an author workshop. The children have been tasked with thinking of some good questions to ask during the visit. 

 

The children have some spellings this week which are:

 

impatient

 

impossible

 

inaccurate

 

impolite

 

incredible

 

informal

 

inconvenient

 

invisible

 

 

Have a good weekend.

Mrs. Parnell

 

 

Friday 5th April

 

Happy Easter to everyone.

The last week of term has passed by in a whirlwind of parents' evenings and paper mache!

Thank you to everyone for your support during the parents' evenings which we very well attended.

The greek vases have now been finished and most have gone home. I hope you are all enjoying them. 

There is no homework that has been set for the easter holidays but should anyone wish to have a look at the statutory year 3/4 spellings, they are shown below.

The new topic next term is Rainforests. If anyone can save cardboard inner tubes from either kitchen roll or (even better) from foil we will be very grateful. Thank you in advance. 

 

 

Year 3/4 spellings

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Friday 22nd March

 

Everyone has worked at a very fast pace this week and still come out smiling. Well done Blue 2 for completing assessment week without a fuss. 

 

The week was punctuated by some children going to an indoor athletics event on Tuesday. They were so overwhelmed to come back victorious and were understandably elated when sharing their experience. How proud we all were. 

 

Due to the assessments we have taken the afternoons to have some fun. This was shown when we experimented with disclosure tablets to see the bacteria in our mouths. I have some extremely funny photos to remember this by. 

 

The spellings remain the same as last week. These will be tested next Friday after we have had some spelling lessons no them. 

There is no other homework this weekend.

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

 

 

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Science Week

Greek Food Tasting

Friday 15th March

What a day!

We were proud winners of the Joke Off in school this afternoon. All teachers voted and Heidi's joke was voted the funniest. Well done Heidi.

 

This week the children have some Maths homework about hundredths and decimals. 

 

The spellings are 

 

bubbly

crumbly

wriggly

prickly

happily

easily

lazily

clumsily

 

Have a good weekend everyone.

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Friday 8th March 2019

 

What a whirlwind of a week! Yesterday we celebrated World Book Day ( photos to follow.) It was very strange being in front of a class who were dressed in pyjamas and other interesting outfits! 

 

This week on English we have been looking at non- chronological reports and are in the early stages of writing our own.

 

In Maths we are studying decimal fractions and particularly their relationship to fractions. The homework this week is a consolidation of the learning that has taken place in class.

 

Spellings this week are :

 

unable

uncomfortable

uncertain

unusual

unhealthy

unwrap

unfair

uncover

 

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Pandora’s Box featuring Blue 2

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Rehearsals in progress

Friday 1st March

As nice as the half term was, it was lovely to see everyone again on Tuesday this week. A week really did appear to have recharged everyone's batteries and all were raring to go! Of course the gorgeous weather at the start of the week did help too.We seemed to have packed a fair bit into the four day week and of course we were all looking forward to the Ancient Greek drama workshop this week. As I write this Blue 2 are waiting to do the drama today, so I will add a little note on the page after we have taken part.

Please remember that the Class Dojo system can be used if you need to contact me or if you would rather, please come and see me at the beginning or end of the day and we can book in a convenient time to speak. 

 

In Maths this week we have been studying subtracting fractions including a whole number and a fraction. We then moved on to fractions of amounts and finally we solved problems using all of our knowledge of fractions so far.

 

In English we have revisited punctuating direct speech with all the necessary punctuation.

 

For homework this week there is a problem solving activity for adding and subtracting fractions along with the spelling which are below.

 

ridiculous

ambidextrous

anxious

dangerous

delicious

enormous

famous

fabulous

 

Please note that I am continuing with the times tables club at 8:30am on Wednesday mornings. There is a sheet on the class notice board each week and any child can sign up to come even if they have not been before.

 

We are still in need of any old newspapers for an upcoming art project later this half term. If you have any please drop them in to our classroom or the school office. Many thanks for any help in this.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Mrs. Parnell

 

 

Friday 8th February

 

Hello everyone,

As usual we have had another very busy week in Blue 2. If it's wasn't getting to grips with fractions in some way, it was learning about life in Ancient Greece or refining our tactical skills in a team ball game in the hall. I have also discovered what musical talent there is in our class. Watch this space for more news on this. Times Tables Rockstars has made a real impact on the class with many children discussing what they have completed and how fast they have done it. Many are also wanting to challenge me to a competition. 

 

The homework this week is in the children's homework books. I do have some spare sheets for any that may have been mislaid.

There is some maths work related to the fractions work we have completed this week and the spellings. For this week these are:

 

     science

     scene

     scissors

     descend

     crescent

     fascinate

     ascent

     scented

 

In English we have finished our work on writing a good set of instructions. We have linked this with our topic work and have created a vast collection of instructions on "How to catch a Cyclops," should this ever become necessary!

 

Next week in English we are studying poetry for the final week of this half term.

 

In Maths our work on Fractions will continue. We will look at adding and subtracting fractions.

 

The children have created some truly wonderful Ancient greek topic work and shown me (with pride) the great variety ways this has been tackled. Thank you so much for all the efforts so far.

 

We are still collecting newspapers for an art project in the second half of the term. If anyone has any, please drop them into Blue 2 at the beginning or end of the school day. 

 

All the children are very much looking forward to the drama group's visit in the first week of next term. We will be discussing more about this next week.

 

Please use the class dojo to message me if there is anything you would like more information on.

 

Have a good week everyone,

 

Mrs. Parnell

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Dancing Queen Moves!

Dance Moves for Dancing Queen

Well, another busy week, thank you to all the grandparents who came into school on Monday, it was great to see you. 

In Maths, we finished off perimeter and started working on multiplication,starting with x 10 and x100.

In English, we finished rewriting Chapter One of Alice in Wonderland. We hope to put these in the library for all the school to read. 

We are in full flow with the Christmas production and the songs are coming along nicely. We have simplified one of the dances, so watch out for the link below and get practising!

Next week, we will endeavour to get more PE in as the weather is looking better.

Bonne weekend, Mrs C and Mrs J.

 

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So, it is already the end of week 4. Well done to you all for all the Singing practise. I will attach the words and you tube link at the end of this for our two songs.

In Maths, we have been working on calculating perimeter: achieving fluency and problem solving.

In English, we continued to write the first chapter of Alice in Wonderland mastering skills in alliteration and repetition.

In Science, we created our own Lava lamp, which was really exciting too.

Well done on Attendance this week everyone and great to see Laviah in Rainbow Rewards.

A special mention to Scarlett, for her interest in protecting Orangutangs.

Happy Weekend.

A fabulous week 3 with Rehearsals starting for the Christmas performance.

In Maths, we have been working more on addition (using the Inverse to check and estimating) and we finished the week with Ten in Ten and some word problems. 

In English, we gave begun writing the first chapter of Alice in Wonderland and this has been brilliant, you are really starting to build in those excellent writing techniques.

In Science, you created an acid reaction which made carbon dioxide which made a balloon inflate.

In French, you learnt the song Three French Hens.

Bonne weekend, Mrs C and Mrs J.

 

 

Well done everyone, great to see you all dressed up and some of you walking on our Children in Need catwalk. We had a super day and really thought about the event and what the money can mean to children.

In Maths, we continued to practise subtraction and we used column and number line methods. You all worked really hard.

In French, we created some interesting animal potions. In Science, we explored the ingredients needed to make fizz!

In English, we learnt about concrete and abstract nouns and also started reading our new text: Alice in Wonderland.

In Reading, you are all enjoying our new book: The Watertower.

Have a lovely weekend everyone, next week is Anti-Bullying week and also we will start rehearsing our Christmas event.

Mrs C

 

Hi everyone, a fantastic first week. Well done and thank you to everyone who attended our Roman Event on Thursday, we hope you enjoyed it, the children certainly did. The work completed is going to go on display in the classroom for this half term. The children can bring it home at the end of term.

Next week, we will start our new topic "Potions" and we can't wait !

In English, this week, we have been completing work about Remembrance Day and the end of World War One. The children have written and illustrated some very thoughtful poems.

In Maths, we have started addition and subtraction and we have been teaching the written methods. This will continue next week.

In Topic, we learnt about Roman food and the Impact the Romans have had on Great Britain (take-aways, roads, towns) The children really enjoyed this.

This week, we have just sent spellings for homework and we would like to say a big thank you for all the lovely poppy work we have received. You and your children have clearly enjoyed this activity.

Bonne weekend. Mrs Carlton and Mrs Jamson.

Well done to everyone getting to the Half Term break.. We spent a lovely last afternoon completing our Roman Mosaics, well done all.

 

A fabulous final week ! We looked at negative numbers in Maths and completed our fabulous Roman poems in English. You all wrote an excellent report about the Romans in your posh books too.

 

In topic, we focussed on Volcanoes and then in Science, you completed your half termly assessment.

 

We saw so many of you at Parents Evening which was excellent and we look forward to seeing you on the first Thursday back at our Parent Event. We will be spending the first few days back, getting prepared for this.

 

Enjoy the half term everyone ! Mrs C and Mrs J x

 

 

Well done to everyone this week, you have all looked really tired and have still been working really hard.

In Maths, we have been rounding to the nearest one thousand and then counting in 25's. You have been very conscientious and applying your learning brilliantly.

In English, we have been creating a Roman cadence and you have all loved this, coming up with interesting vocabulary and some exciting rhyme.

In Topic, we have been exploring Roman mosaics, designing and creating borders and then creating a mosaic design on squared or hexagonal paper.

During RE, we explored the similarities and differences between religions.

In Science, we discussed and drew the Water Cycle, you also explained it really well too.

We hope you have all received your reports and look forward to seeing lots of you at parents evening.

Mrs Carlton and Mrs Jamson

Well done to all of you this week, you have all worked really hard on the assessments we have completed: reading, maths and grammar.

The afternoons have been busy with Roman Dance, exploring Roman artefacts, creating Boudicca from clay and them sketching her using charcoal. 

Yesterday, we spent the afternoon exploring the Rainbow Values and have started putting together a colourful display for our classroom.

Enjoy the weekend and Goose Fair ! 

Mrs Jamson and Mrs Carlton

Just to let you know, we will be carrying out some assessments in the mornings this week. We will be having some creative afternoons. Mrs C.

Hi everyone, another excellent week with lots of Class dojos being awarded.

It was great to see Scarlett in our Rainbow Rewards assembly this morning.

We have had a focussed week in English learning about adverbs and we look forward to hearing how you get on with your homework. This morning, we watched an excellent video about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and we look forward to seeing your Newspaper Reports next week.

In maths, we have been learning about 4 digit numbers and placing them correctly on a number line. Keep practising those times tables everyone.

In RE, we have been exploring the links between different religions and then in Topic, we have been talking about Boudicca and then researching Italy and making comparisons with the UK.

Our morning maths and grammar sessions are also going well.

Have a great weekend everyone, Mrs Carlton and Mrs Jamson.

Well done everyone for another brilliant week, you have all been working so hard !

 

So, in English, you have written up your own version of Escape from Pompeii. We have been working on the past tense over the last two days.

In Maths, we have been working on the values of 4 digit numbers, partitioning them and seeing them represented in different ways.

In Science, we carried out an investigation about gas.

In Topic, we talked about Boudicca and drew her from a description we listened to.

In RE, we talked about and recorded information about different religions and their symbols.

We have also been doing daily maths and spellings.

Have a good weekend everyone. Try and stay dry.

 

 

Hi everyone, what an amazing first full week, the children are working really hard and getting to grips with the new routines.

In English, the children have begun to write their own version of Escape from Pompeii, using great description, their homework is based on this, this week.

In Maths, we have been rounding to the nearest 10,100 and 1000. Brilliant efforts. Please remember to keep practising those times tables.

In Topic, we designed some excellent Celtic and Roman shields. Fabulous and creative, following the homework research.

In Science, we started looking at Solids, liquids and gases. A great active first lesson.

We hope you received the Parental Flyer and the Class Overview, please ask us if you have any questions. Bonne weekend, Mrs Carlton

Hi everyone, it is the end of the first week and the children have been amazing so far. We hope you have your letters about Class Dojo.

In English, the children have been getting into Escape from Pompeii and they have been writing some great description using Powerful verbs. We have been talking about what would happen to buildings, if there was an earthquake.

In Maths, the class have been getting their heads around Roman Numerals and their work has been great so far.

We have completed a Spelling Test today with the children and following the results, we will be setting up the Spelling groups next week.

This afternoon, we did some conversational French and some Invasion games in PE.

Well done everyone, an excellent start, see you next week.

 

Hi there, all the children have settled in really well this morning. They are calm and have really enjoyed the first morning so far. In terms of PE, it will be on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and we will try and go outside this half term. Please ensure that your son / daughter has their kit, named and some jogging bottoms. Many thanks. 

Welcome to Blue 2's web page. We are very excited about seeing you on Wednesday at the start of the Autumn Term. Our classroom looks amazing and we can't wait for the First Day Back !

 

Our new topic is called " I am a warrior ! " and its all about The Romans ! 

 

In English, we will be starting this week with a new book called "Escape from Pompeii". We will get straight into the story and start thinking about the atmosphere created and the powerful vocabulary used ! 

 

In Maths, we will be kicking off with Roman Numerals and then ending the week with an assessment of Times Tables. 

 

 In Science, our topic is States of Matter and we will be exploring Solids, Liquids and Gases and their properties.

 

We will update this webpage regularly so keep your eye on it ! School is a busy place and there is always lots happening !

 

Tomorrow, we will add more information about the timetable and PE slots. Please ensure you have your PE kit on Wednesday, ensuring that each item is named. There will be one outdoor session and one indoor session each week. 

 

Mrs Jamson will be teaching on a Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday mornings.

 

Mrs Carlton will be teaching on alternate Wednesday mornings and on a Thursday and Friday.

 

We will update this page weekly with Spellings and Homework.

 

If you need to talk to either of us, you can catch us in the morning before school or by email. 

 

We will be adding the Autumn Termly Flyer soon too. 

 

See you on Wednesday. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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