5 Feb 2016

Head Teacher's Message - 05 Feb 16

It has been a super week in school!

Despite the rainy weather, the children have been as active as ever. Our Forest School’s site was pruned recently and this has given us lots of timber. The pruning has also given us lots of great opportunities for creating dens and even a trim trail.

Today's Maths Problem Balloon Launch 
The NSPCC Numbers Day was a great success today. We thank everyone for attending the balloon launch. I will let you know if we have our maths problems answered for us. Thank you too for your generosity in supporting events such as the coin count and in contributing cakes to our cake stall.

The Coin Count Competition 
Our younger children enjoyed their number hunt and our KS 2 children demonstrated fantastic team spirit during their maths quiz. 

The points have been added to each team’s charts and the points now stand at:

Red Team 1213.
Blue Team 929.
Yellow Team 960.
Green Team 1462.

Our children's news reports, and all of our diary dates, are on the weekly school newsletter, which is emailed securely to you most Fridays during term time.

I hope to see you in school again next Monday afternoon, suitably attired perhaps, for our Rosenmontag Carnival Parade. 

Don't forget the Friends' of Bielefeld School's Karneval Disco tonight!

Have a good weekend,

Mrs. Mason.

29 Jan 2016

Head Teacher's Message - 29 Jan 16

Number Day

To celebrate Number Day, and raise money for the NSPCC charity, we invite our children to come to school on Friday 5th February not in uniform, but in clothes with a maths theme instead! Please feel free to donate a Euro to this fine charity, on the day.

Big Numbers, Every Day at Bielefeld School
Throughout Number Day, our children will take part in a range of fun, maths-themed activities. These activities will take place across the school. 

For example, our FS1 & FS2 children will be taking part in a mystery maths hunt and our KS2 children will be taking part in a brain-teasing maths quiz.

Each class will be making its own coin trail too, to see which class can make the longest, as well as which class can make the highest value. So, please raid your Euro copper jars and send the coins to school with your children, in a sealed envelope, from Monday of next week onward. Your 1, 2 and 5 Euro cent coppers will also be donated to the NSPCC. Thank you.

The Grand Finale of Number Day will be a balloon launch at 14:30 hrs. Come and join us, to watch hundreds of balloons sail away, sending unanswered maths problems skyward. 

We will send the balloons in the hope that someone will find the problem and return it to school, with a solution. There will be cake stalls in the School Hall from 14:00 hrs onward. Yum!

Year 6 Residential

The children in Y6 will arrive home with exciting news tonight. 

They have been finding out about this year's residential today. The children will travel to Texel, a small island in the Netherlands, to enjoy a week of sun, fun and fresh air. 

They will also be taking a step back in time on this beautiful island. 

Have a good weekend,

Mrs Mason

PS Look out for this week's news reports on the newsletter, which is emailed to parents and carers weekly. Please contact the School Office Staff, if you are not receiving your copy.

28 Jan 2016

FoBS' Karneval Family Disco

Bielefeld School's Karneval Cakes 2015!

A letter about the Friends of Bielefeld School's (FoBS) Karneval Family Disco has been sent to parents and carers by email today. 

The letter has also been sent in paper form, via children's book bags, as there is a proforma to complete and return to school.

22 Jan 2016

Head Teacher's Message - 22 Jan 16

Dear parents and children,

This week, our newsletter - which is emailed to parents and carers most weeks during term time - has been compiled by our new, Newsletter Team. Each week, the team will be reporting on the events in school. 

If you are not receiving your newsletter, please contact the School Office staff, to check your email address.

Accelerated Reader

What the children think about Accelerated Reader- as reported by A and M.

"It’s great fun to see how many points you have." "It makes me read more." "It encourages children to read. It has a positive impact upon our children." "I like it." "It’s good because you can see how many words and books you have read." "It’s great because you get to know different words." "It’s great fun." "It’s OK." "It’s good."

Year 3 At Dr Oetker Welt

Dr Oetker Welt

Year 3 visited Dr Oetker Welt- as reported by P and J.

"I liked the food, as it was amazing." "I liked the trip because the children pressed buttons on the headphones." "I thought the trip was amazing because all the food was scrumptious!" "I liked the pictures." "I loved the cake, brownie, waffles and eating pizza."

Snow Fun
Year 6 At Externsteine

Playing in the snow- as reported by L and E.

We asked the children what they thought of the snow. “It’s so much fun!” “Amazing!” “Brilliant.” “I love it!” "Awesome.”  P loves building snow forts. R loves making snow angels. L said that she enjoyed making snowballs


Our Jokes- as collated by E. 

Q. Why did the dog sit near the fire? A. Because he wanted to be a hot dog. (L)
Q. What did the oceans say to one another? A. Nothing, they just waved. (S) 
Q. Knock. Knock. Who’s there? A. Snowball. Q. Snowball who? A. Watch out coming through! (R)

Please check our website for the hyper links to ideas and resources for supporting your child educationally at home.

We have also added links to the SCE Children’s University competition this week. 

Have a good weekend,

Mrs Mason