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Dear Parents/carers,

Activities that have happened in school recently

Year 2 Pirate Stunning start

On Monday 19th April Year 2 had a fantastic day learning about famous pirates from the past and finding out lots of fun facts about the lives of pirates. The children had a great time hunting for the buried treasure hidden on the school field and exploring all the items in the treasure chest! These included a set of gold keys, a ripped map and lots of dazzling jewels and coins! There was also a message in a bottle revealing to the children what we will be learning about in the next few weeks during their topic work. The children have begun to create their own treasure maps by using tea bags to stain the paper and ripping the edges. Children also had lots of fun learning pirate language, such as 'shiver me timbers' and 'never me hearties'. Overall, they had a super day and children are enthusiastic about their new topic for the summer term! 

 

 

Year 1 - The Colour Monster

Two weeks ago, Year 1 had a visit from a monster! The Colour Monster came and we talked about his different feelings and what it felt like when we experienced these emotions. The children have produced some fantastic 'feelings poetry' using their knowledge of adjectives and verbs, which we even recorded in school. We each chose an emotion to embody and describe, here are just some examples of the children's wonderful work.

Amelia - 1W

I am calmness.

I am dark green like the grass below our feet.

I am mellow like the gentle wind.

I am quiet like a mouse.

Ssssshhh!

I am breathing calmly.

I am stretching.

I am calmness.

Olivia S - 1W

I am happy.

I am feeling yellow.

I am feeling light.

I am putting my thumbs up for excitement.

I am jumping for joy.

I am happy.

Samuel - 1C

I am fear.

I am black.

I am dark black.

I am a shadow.

I am like a haunted house.

I am the moon.

I am like the night time woods

I am like ghosts.

I am fear.

Jesse - 1C

I am happy.

I am yellow.

I am sunny.

I am light.

I am dancing at a party.

I am laughing.

I am happy.

Well done Year 1! You all articulated your emotions really well and we are very proud of you!

Attendance Winners for April is 5/6B with an amazing 99.41%.  Well done – excellent attendance this term!  Mr Baker’s class can wear their own clothes to school on Friday 14th May 2021

Summer Uniform

Children are welcome to wear Summer uniform or they can continue to wear their winter uniform. We leave it up to parents to decide when the time is right! 

Girls

  • Blanford Mere red polo shirt (or suitable alternative) and grey school skirt, pinafore or trousers.
  • Red and white checked/striped dress
  • Sensible black shoes and white socks

Boys

  • Blanford Mere red polo shirt or suitable alternative
  • Grey shorts or trousers
  • Sensible black shoes and grey socks (not black trainers)

Please remind children that they should not wear nail varnish or jewellery (other than a watch and/or stud earrings) for school.

Don’t forget that if your child wishes to have their ears pierced the best time is beginning of the summer holidays as it is in our PE policy and in our prospectus, that children cannot wear any kind of earrings during PE lessons.

Let’s hope that the weather improves!

Mrs Miller and Miss Stanton 

Forthcoming dates

Thursday 6th MaySchool closed for Polling day – the Local Authority has asked the elections office to, where possible, not use schools this year as polling stations to minimise schools having to close for the day. Unfortunately, the elections office has been in touch with us this week to inform us that they will be using Blanford Mere Primary School as a polling station on May 6th  We will therefore be closed to pupils on that day

Friday 7th May -As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are taking part in a friendly competition involving schools around the UK for NSPCC Number Day on Friday the 7th May. It’s all done online via https://play.ttrockstars.com/

To help raise money for the NSPCC, we are asking children from Reception to Year 6 to bring a donation of £1 and they will then be able to dress up as a TT Rock Star or wear their own clothes.  If children do not wish to take part, they should come in their school uniform.

For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.  

All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 7AM and 7PM on Friday the 7th of May. 

In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more, some will play less. 

  • Tuesday 11th MayPhotographer - Individual photographs will be taken for those children in school who have no brothers/sisters at school. Where there are two or more children from a family in school, they will be photographed together. If you would like any other combination taken i.e. brothers and sisters taken separately as well as together, then please let us know by emailing the info@blanford.dudley.sch.uk by Monday 10th May 2021. Children can wear the either summer or winter uniform.  Winter uniform should include shirts, and ties.  Please send your child to school with a jumper/cardigan.   Children in Year 6 will have photographs taken for a group leaver’s photo. If your child is not in school on this date (illness, appointments, isolation etc.) then unfortunately they will not be included in the photograph
  • Friday 21st May – TTRockstar dress up day for those eligible – see your child’s planner nearer the time.
  • Thursday 27th May school closes to pupils for half term
  • Friday 28th May – INSET day – school closed to pupils
  • Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June – half term
  • Monday 7th June – School reopens to all pupils
  • Tuesday 20th July – School closes for the summer holidays
  • Wednesday 21st July – Staff Inset day- school closed to pupils
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