18 Dec 2014

Bielefeld School's Christmas Productions 2014!

Foundation Stage 2, starring centre stage 

Year 1 narrating the story  

Year 2 narrators too  

Years 3 and 4 listening silently, at Night   

Years 5 and 6 honouring baby Jesus, in their Nativity

15 Dec 2014

100% Attendance Assembly

We would like to say, "Thank you," to all of the parents and carers
who attended today's 100% Attendance Assembly!

12 Dec 2014

Year FS1 Week 50 2014

The FS1 Nativity Play, making mums and dads proud! 
“Didn’t they do well?” We were all so proud of the children in yesterday’s Nativity play. They all looked beautiful and sang their hearts out. 

Thank you for making their costumes and practising the songs with them. It was so lovely to see you all there at the performance – their very first Nativity play in school. Well done!

We will be continuing with lots of lovely Christmas activities next week. The highlight of the week being Party Day on Thursday with a visit from a very special person too! Remember to have something warm to wear over party clothes for going out to play.
A timely visit by someone special! 

We have a very busy week ahead and some of you are setting off early for Christmas holidays. So the FS1 Team will take this opportunity to wish you all safe journeys, have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.  Your support in FS1 is greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

Snack next week: Spaghetti hoops on toast, Christmas biscuits, ham & cheese rolls, Party Day, cakes & custard.

Dates for your calendar:
  • Remember that FS1 finishes at 12.30 on Friday 19th December and that there is no afternoon EDC that day.
  • Spring term will start on Tuesday 6th January as Monday 5th January is an Inset day for teachers and the school will be closed. 
The FS1 Team

Year FS2 Week 50 2014

Staying and Playing, in FS2 
This week, we have been busy getting ready for Christmas. We have been baking a lovely surprise for you. Thank you for providing the tins for it! 

What a fantastic time the children had at Stay and Play. Thank you so much for joining us. We hope that you enjoyed the activities and songs. 

We are busy now learning the songs for our Christmas Play. Thank you for the costumes we have received for our Christmas Play. Please remember that we will need all of the costumes into school by Monday 15th December at the very latest. 

Our FS2 Christmas Party is on the 18th December in the afternoon. Please can the children bring their party clothes into school on that day as they can change into them after the Christmas play.

Many thanks for all of your help and support. The FS2 Team

Year 1 Week 50 2014

Year 1, sampling the delights of a real log fire at a Christmas Market 
We would like to say a huge “Thank you!” to all parents and carers who volunteered to come with us to the Christmas Market on Tuesday.
A hungry tiger, searching for tea! 

In Literacy this week we have enjoyed writing a recount about our trip to a Christmas market. The children worked hard to include time connectives and spell key words correctly.

In Mathematics the children have been solving word problems by applying their mathematical skills. We have also been assessing the children as they have nearly completed the Autumn term. 

Thank you to all parents and carers who have sent clothing into school for the Christmas Performance. We would appreciate having all the clothes in school, please, by Monday 15th December, if possible.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Thursday 18th December at 10.00 am.

Thank you for your continued support. Mrs Hawker, Miss Caunter and the Year 1 Team

Year 2 Week 50 2014

Chocolate crepes, a Christmas Market treat! 
The children have continued working hard this week even though Christmas is getting closer!

On Monday, they wrote their own versions of ‘Lost and Found’ before designing a front cover for their story and writing a blurb to encourage the reader to pick up the book.

On Tuesday, the children were a credit to the school at the Christmas Market.  They all behaved brilliantly and enjoyed spending their money on rides, toys and of course food!

The rehearsals for the Christmas play are in full swing and the children have worked hard to learn their lines.  For homework this week, could you continue to work on these at home?

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 18th. If you haven’t done so already, please send in your child’s clothes for the play in a bag so it can be stored on their pegs until the big day.

Thank you for your continued support Emma Mead, Alison Halstead and the Year Two team

Year 3 Week 50 2014

Year 3 rehearsing with Year 4 this week for their
Christmas Production on Tue 16 Dec at 13.45hrs
Rehearsals have been going well for our Christmas production to be performed on Tuesday, 16th December.

In Literacy  we have worked on a variety of tasks including spelling, guided reading and writing our commentaries.

In mathematics this week Mr.Kerray's set were revising addition and subtraction of 20/30 and working on oral and mental recall of basic number facts.

Mr.Askew's set finished looking at strategies for calculating fractions of amounts and used co - ordinates to locate the position of objects on a grid.

In I.C.T  Mr. Askew's class had time to build up their points totals on Mathletics - all log ins can be found inside the cover of  the learning journal.
Year 3's Christmas Market Visit 

In R.E. Mr. Kerray's class looked closely at and discussed an artist's impression of the Annunciation.

In music Mr Reeves worked with the children on songs that they will be singing in their Christmas production. 

We continued with the unit on textiles involving embroidery skills and should have this finished by next week.

There is mathematics and English homework this week. Could this please be handed in on Wednesday so the following weeks homework can be added.

  • Remember to continue reading daily with your child, 10 minutes daily practice will really help them to improve.You could also discuss together the book you have read, again this is an important reading skill that the children need to develop. Please keep signing your child's journal to indicate that you have read with your child. Many thanks.
  • Please bring PE kits into school on Monday, we will send them home on Friday.  
Many thanks for your support  Mr Askew and Mr Kerray

Year 4 Week 50 2014

Christmas mice going through their routine 
It’s nearly show time! The children have worked incredibly hard during our rehearsals to remember their lines; the words to all the songs and their cues for speaking, singing or moving!  

Well done everyone! – We look forward to seeing you all for ‘Curtains up’ on Tuesday 12th December.  Please make sure that you are seated in the hall by 1:30pm.

In Maths this week, the children have completed some end of term assessments.  The children have all strived to do their very best and we are proud of how hard they have worked.

In Topic this week, the children have continued to deepen their understanding about the Roman invasion of Britain through drama and role play.
Roman invaders! More Mr. Fidler inspired art work. 

We have begun a new unit of work in our Computing sessions, ‘Bringing Images to Life’. The children are using a program called ‘Scratch’ and have begun to understand the different functions of this program.  The children have been exploring blocks of instructions to form a simple code to tell their sprite what to do.  We will be using this program throughout next term.  

  • Maths – Please continue working on recalling times table facts with corresponding division facts.
  • Reading – Please listen to your child read at least 5 times a week and record any reading that they do in their journals.
  • Please can you support your child in refining their lines for our performance, ensuring they are speaking clearly, expressively and with enough volume!
Thank you for your continued support. Have a great weekend!

Mrs Pond-Barrett and Mrs Scannell

Year 5/6 Week 50 2014

Today's rehearsal, for next week's production 
This week has been a busy week for all children in Y5/6! Amongst the many rehearsals for the Christmas Production, children have been busily preparing for their ‘hot write’ in Literacy. They are writing a leaflet to persuade people to visit Bielefeld Tier Park.

In Maths, children have been finishing units of work and carrying out assessments to identify their next steps in learning. 

This week sees the launch of spelling homework books for all children in Y5/6. The idea is that children can develop their spelling skills independently and in partnership with parents beginning from their own individual starting point. 

We have been delighted by the effort and enthusiasm that children are putting in to the Christmas Production. They have been working hard to rehearse their lines as well as song scripts. Any extra practise over the weekend would be beneficial.

Those children who will not be in school for the final production have made their own contributions to the play by working hard to make props. We are grateful for their help.

We have a busy week ahead with our final production as well as our Christmas Market visit. Please can we remind you to prepare children for all weather eventualities with their clothing choices for the Christmas Markets.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

Miss Graham & Mrs Creighton 
Mrs Hood & Mrs Goddard
Miss Kinsey & Mr Titley
The Production starts promptly at 13.45hrs
on 17 Dec 14 in the School Hall

FoBS' Christmas Raffle Prize Giving

And the winner of a basketball is ... 

Annual Anglo German Carol Concert

Our children and staff performing at the Nikolaikirche this month 

11 Dec 2014

Adding To The Festive Spirit!

2015 New Year Resolution?
Learn to play an instrument at Bielefeld School 

Christmas Lunch At Bielefeld School

The children and staff of Bielefeld School would like to thank our Chef Sheila, Sheila's catering team and the NAAFI for providing us with a superb Christmas Lunch yesterday. 

A good time was had by all!

Our School Hall, replete with a log fire, trees and carols 

Some of our very appreciative diners 
Three willing members of the serving team 

10 Dec 2014

Today - Cancellation AWS After School Club

Please note that the AWS after-school club is cancelled today only.

Children will be sent home using their normal arrangement for a Wednesday.

Should parents and carers wish to alter the normal arrangement, they are asked to contact the school office as soon as possible.

The school has attempted to make contact with all of the parents and carers affected.

Please pass this information to anyone who may not have received the message.