Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Year 3 Spellings w/c 27.02.17

Please find below Year 3's spellings for this week:

Hazel's Sharing Assembly

Tomorrow is Hazel's sharing assembly!! Parents and Carers of children in Hazel class, we invite you to join us tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.

Image result for class assembly

Friday, 24 February 2017


Dear parents,

A letter went out today to alert parents that the trip to Greenwich for the Thames river cruise has changed to Friday March 10th. The 7th of March is therefore now a normal school day. We would like to apologise for any confusion caused. Please find the letter sent out today in electronic form below:

Change of date for Y4 Thames City River Cruise Trip
24th  February 2017
Dear Parents,

As you may be aware, Year 4’s current topic is “where would you choose to build a city?” As part of this topic, the children will be taking a river trip up the Thames from Greenwich Pier to Westminster and back again.
We would like to alert parents that the date for this trip has changed to Friday 10th March.
We will be travelling with the children via public transport to Cutty Sark DLR station and walking from there to Greenwich Pier. The children must arrive at school promptly at 8:30 as we will be leaving at 8:45 and cannot guarantee that children who are late will be able to join us. The children must wear school uniform, including a jumper and warm/waterproof coat.

They need to  bring a packed lunch in a named disposable bag. This should not include fizzy drinks or glass bottles. After the return trip to Greenwich, we will begin the journey back to school at 2:00pm. We are aiming to arrive back at school at 3:45pm. The children will need to be collected from outside their classrooms as normal. Should we get delayed on the return journey we will contact the school office and inform them of our new time of arrival.

We are asking for a contribution of £10 which will go towards the cost of the river cruise. Please sign the permission slip and return it to your child’s class teacher with your child’s name and class. Please indicate on the form if your child will require a school packed lunch. We would welcome parent helpers on this trip as 2 additional adults per class will be required.
Yours sincerely,

Mr T Lander Mr D Nicol Miss C Taylor

Please outline any special dietary requirements of your child
Please tick
My child is eligible for Free School Meals and would like a free school packed lunch for the visit (see below for choices) - drink costs 30p

I would like to purchase my child a school packed lunch for the visit at the cost of £2.20 or £2.50 with drink (see below for choices)

I will provide my child with a packed lunch from home

School Packed Lunch Choices
please circle one choice from each row

Ham Sandwich
Cheese Sandwich
Tuna Sandwich

Cucumber sticks

Piece of fruit
Box of Raisins

Piece of cake

Drink (extra 30p)

I agree to ……………………………………………   (name) taking part in this visit and have read the information provided.  
My child will walk home / will be collected by …………………………………………… (please select as necessary)
I agree to my child’s participation in the activities described and acknowledge the need for my child to behave responsibly.
Emergency contact no:

Medical information: are there any conditions requiring medical treatment, including medication
If YES, please provide details:


Willow Class Star Writer

This week in Willow, our star writer is the wonderful Weronika! It is no shock given the phenomenal biography she produced based on Queen Elizabeth II. Successfully, she incorporated a range of openers, subtitles to structure her writing and even relative clauses, to embed extra detail throughout her writing. It was a fabulous piece and really proved how much your writing has progressed. A pleasure to read Weronika, keep it up! :)

A court case...

This week in literacy, Willow having been using a range of drama techniques to understand the characters in our stories: The Fly and the Fool and Rumpelstiltskin. Willow were able to successfully portray the characters, follow the stage directions and act with true conviction.

Below shows some of the images from the children collaborating to create a show stopping piece, before completing their diamond 9.

Following this, we then used conscience alley, trying to persuade the judge who to accuse as guilty... Either Rumpelstiltskin (for using magic in attempt to steal a baby) or The King (for threatening to kill Bethany)

Majority ruled and the verdict was in... Our judge (Mrs A) announced Rumpelstiltskin as guilty.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Year 4 Learning Challenge

Executive Headteacher: Mr M Drakes
Headteacher (Interim): Mrs L Nicholls
Learning Challenge
23rd February 2017
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are delighted to provide you with the Year 4 Learning Challenge for this half of the Spring Term.
This learning challenge gives the children the chance to look at an artist, musician, person and a poet relating to what they are learning about in school. It is entirely up to your child whether they select the poem, significant person, music or painting, or a combination of all 4. They can also select the activities that they want to attempt, though we would encourage them to be ambitious and to deepen their learning as much as possible.
Although the Learning Challenge is entirely optional, and is in addition to the daily expectation of 15 minutes’ reading, 15 minutes’ times tables rehearsal and 15 minutes’ spellings practice, we have found that a large proportion of children have voluntarily taken up the challenge and have gained a great deal from it. We would therefore greatly appreciate your encouragement to participate. The children will receive a special Learning Challenge certificate at the end of the half term on completion of a project that shows a significant level of effort and challenge undertaken.
Should you have any problems regarding this, or any other issue, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support, and look forward to working with you this academic year.
Yours sincerely,

Mr Lander Miss Taylor Mr Nicol
Year 4

Learn it off by heart
Find out 10 facts about the painting/artist
Draw a portrait of the person
Listen to a piece of music
Find another poem by the poet
Produce a collage of other paintings by the artist
Produce a timeline of their life
Identify the instruments.
Create a performance as part of a pair/group
Draw a picture in similar style
Produce a poster to advertise their achievements
Research the life of the composer.
Write a short biography about the poet
Transform the medium of the painting: use collage instead of painting
Write a letter asking them about their life
Attempt to recreate the piece of music
Write your own poem inspired by the topic
Use the image as a stimulus for 100WC
Explain how the world would be without this person
A mind map of different emotions you feel at various points in the piece
Compare and contrast two poems by the poet
Describe the painting: what it represents, how it makes you feel, what it is based on
Give five reasons for and against why they should be in ‘The Hall of Fame’
Produce a piece of art/collage based on how the music makes you feel.

Person -  Marie Curie


Vesuvius – Andy Warhol


‘Earth’ – Michael Jackson


Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion by Celia Berrell
Newton was a clever man.
An avid scientific fan.
He questioned many things he saw.
Like ones we had no answers for.

He thought them through right to their cores.
Then gave us many handy laws.

Newton’s First Law Of Motion:
Without a force of push or pull
an object will remain quite still.
With just one push at just one time
that object moves in one straight line.

Newton’s Second Law Of Motion:
A bigger Force accelerates
an object that is heavy-weight.
While objects of a smaller mass
don’t need much Force to move them fast.

So Newton noticed they obey
that Force will equal m times a.

Newton’s Third Law Of Motion:
Now bend a stick. Before it cracks
you’ll feel its force of pushing back.
For every action there will be
an equal one – opposingly.

Without his formulas in place
we’d soon get lost in outer space.
So Isaac’s Laws help us traverse
the reaches of our universe.

Year 3 Curriculum Newsletter

Executive Headteacher: Mr M. Drakes
Headteacher: Mrs Nicholls

 February 2017
Dear Parents and Carers,
Year 3 - Curriculum Newsletter
Welcome back to the new half term! We hope you find this letter informative, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher if you have any questions relating to the curriculum.
Our expectation at Broadford is that every child should do the following every night:
-     15 minutes reading to themselves or an adult and note in the reading record
-  15 minutes practicing spellings
-    15 minutes rehearsing times tables facts (including multiplication and division)

If children would like to attempt an additional challenge, we have a new Learning Challenge for children to complete this half of the Spring Term. All of the activities are based around a significant person, poem or painting relating to our topics. Children do not have to attempt every activity but instead select the activities that they are most interested in and compile a project that reflects the extra time and effort that they have put into their challenge. We hope that children will take their time with the challenge and be proud of the work they produce. They should hand this into their teacher at the end of the half term.

Homework Help:
To assist children with their homework they can use ‘My Maths’. The login for this program is broadfordbps and the password is broadford. Each child has been given a personal login so they can access tasks that the class teacher has set for them. The children can also ask their class teacher for support or guidance with any project that they may be undertaking.

Spellings will be given out on Mondays. The children should practice their words every evening. The test will take place on Fridays.
Dates for the Diary:
Hazel have their sharing assembly on Wednesday 1st March. It would be brilliant to see as many parents there as possible to celebrate all of the incredible work the children in Hazel have done. On Thursday 2nd March it is World Book Day! The children are encouraged to come to school dressed as a book character. There will, of course, be certificates and prizes for the best costumes.

Parental help:
It is always extremely valuable to have parents who are able to volunteer to help hear the children read, or support them with their times tables. If you think that you are able to give some time to support the children, then it would be warmly welcomed. Once again you will need a current CRB in order to work inside the school.
Curriculum Information
We have included a summary of the topics which the children will be covering this half term. If you have any questions about the topics being covered, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Rooney               Miss Pearson

Spring Term 2
Spelling, grammar and punctuation
Writing a Mystery Strory
Non-chronological reports

Please fill in the reading journal after hearing your child read every night.
For a good selection of children books visit your local library.
Useful web links-
Multiplication/ Division
Problems Solving with addition and subtraction
Shape and Space
Please practice the times tables and number bonds with your children. The school is really focusing on Mental maths this term and it would be of great help if your children could learn them.
Useful websites:
Computing and coding

You could visit the Science Museum. Admission is free. Located at Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.
History/ Geography
What makes the Earth angry? (Earthquakes)
Gymnastics/ rounders

Please ensure your child has their P.E kit for the correct day
Sequoia - Tuesday
Hazel - Tuesday
Pitch and Tone
Art/ Design and Technology

Greeting someone, numbers, days of the week, colours, equipment