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Please read below for our class updates, home learning and general reminders

12th November


Diwali day was a great success and all of the class enjoyed their food tasting and traditional dance session.

Thank you to all of the Mackintosh children who came back to school to tour prospective parents around school during the New Intake Open Evening. We had lots of positive feedback complimenting how fantastic the children were.

Yesterday the children of Mackintosh, Ringgold and Vox Box represented school brilliantly at the village Remembrance service. They sang beautifully and paraded with pride carrying the whole school art piece, it was displayed outside church yesterday and will be displayed at school this week.

Thank you to all of the families for supporting the service by bringing the children along.

(Photographs of this weeks events can be found on twitter)


Home Learning

Reading 3x 30 minutes per week - comments by adult or child and an adults signature

Learn Prime numbers off by heart (there will be mini tests this week)

Complete the Grammar word classes booklet. Children do need to be able to identify the different word classes- nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and prepositions. Due to Wednesday 21st November 2018


Winter Production Rehearsal

A letter went home on Friday regarding rehearsals for the next two weeks. We understand some children are committed to clubs/competitions after school and just ask that they try to attend the rehearsals where possible.

'We will remember them' By Jane Smith

2nd November 2018


A busy first week back after half term, Mackintosh Class have been creatively writing spooky stories in English and enjoying using their imagination to create suspense.

In Maths we have been learning the Prime Numbers and will be assessing children on The Prime Numbers Challenge in the upcoming weeks (See Home Learning Diary)


Letters sent home this week:

Acceptable user policy - please sign and return to school asap

Remembrance Sunday service - please reply by Monday to indicate of your child can represent school at the local service.


Home Learning

3 X 30 minutes reading with comment and signature

Learn the Prime Numbers between 0-100 off by heart

Spelling List 5 for Friday 9th November


Practise singing the Remembrance song 'We will remember them' for the Remembrance service. 

(I have attached the files to be played at home)


Have a great weekend


Mrs Mead and the Mackintosh Team



Autumn Half Term


WOW! The first half term is complete and Christmas is on it's way smiley Thank you to all of the children who auditioned for the winter production 'Aladdin Trouble' Everybody gave a super effort and we will now sit down and make the difficult decisions regarding casting the roles. The children will be informed after the half term break.


Mackintosh Class have all written their home learning in their diaries for the half term and the week after half term.

Home Learning to be completed by Friday 2nd November is as follows:


6 x 30 minutes reading - children are allowed to write their own comments but require a parents/adults signature


To learn the multiplications for the awards Bronze, Silver and Gold (see Home Learning diary)


To practise this term's spellings List 1-4 for an assessment after half term (see lists below for reference)


Have a brilliant half term


Mrs Mead and The Mackintosh team




12th October 2018


It's been a busy week in Mackintosh class, the Harvest celebration assembly was lovely and the children performed their song with pride.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Harvest collection. The children have delivered parcels to members of the village community and The Brick food bank collected our donations with the help of the children loading the van. The generosity has been overwhelming and we are truly grateful.

Mackintosh class are hoping to continue collecting for The Brick throughout the year.


We have tweeted our photographs from today and ill put them onto the class page very soon.


Next Tuesday is open day/evening to celebrate our new school building. Mackintosh class will be touring people around school and hosting the event alongside the staff. We would love to see as many people as possible at school.

At 11.20-11.50am Mackintosh class will  singing in their music lesson. Please come along and join in.


Letters home this week:


Engineering Day (3 children only)

Winter Production Audition next Weds or Thurs

Next terms snack

Open evening tour guides request (Mackintosh class only)

PTFA newsletter

WW1 Theatre trip


Home Learning:

Diaries need to be signed at least 3x per week. Children can write their own comment providing a parent signs it afterwards.

This week the number of children who had completed the home learning reading has been quite disappointing.


Spellings: We will be having an assessment week of this terms spelling patterns. The test will be on Thursday. Please practise all of the spellings from List 1-4

The lists are saved below if you need them for reference.


Have a great weekend


Mrs Mead and the Mackintosh team



28th September 2018


Thank you for all of your generous donations today which has supported our cake and coffee event. The children have been working incredibly hard to organise their event and should feel proud of their achievements, supporting an incredible charity.


This week the home learning spellings are List 3 'ant, ance, ancy' and the following key words:







Read for at least 3x 30 minutes each week


Have a lovely weekend


Mrs Mead and The Mackintosh Team



21st September 2018

Another great week in Mackintosh class, everybody has been working hard and being fantastic role models to the rest of school.


Thank you to all of the parents who attended the 'Meet the teacher' evening, we hope you found it informative. For those who were unable to attend, Mackintosh child/parent appointments are now available for booking in the school office. On Monday, the children will bring home the letters given out on Thursday evening for the parents meetings, PGL and a GDPR consent.

As discussed on Thursday, I have asked for the 'end of year' events to be added to Parentpay, (please note that this is not a request for them to be paid now)


Spellings for this week are List 2 'tial and cial' word endings and the following key words:






Don't forget to come and support us at the Macmillan coffee and cake event on Friday 28th September at 2pm-3.30pm


Bikeability dates are: Weds 6th March 2019 and Thurs 7th March 2019

Information to follow. 


Thank you for your continued support


Mrs Mead and the Mackintosh team



14th September 2018


Another great week in Mackintosh class, the children have really settled into our new routines and have worked hard.

Excellent efforts were made by all children for their Macmillan Home Learning task, they will be displayed around school next week as we begin to promote our event.


Home Learning for this week is to continue to read for a minimum of 3 x 30 minute sessions and to learn this weeks spellings 'tious/cious' for a spelling quiz next Friday.


Have a great weekend


Mrs Mead

7th September 2018

 Welcome back to BPS!

We have had a great start to the year, the Mackintosh class have come back to school with a positive attitude and are raring to go.smiley


We have started to learn all about our class artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, if you have any items or information relating to his work, please share it with your children and/or send it into school.


This week we have had a short home learning task relating to the Macmillan Coffee and Cake event (see letter below) This task is due to be completed and handed in by Wednesday 12th September.

New school diaries will be provided shortly, I have asked the children to continue to read a novel of their choice for a minimum of 30 minutes 3x per week. Some children have chosen a new book from our class collection which they are welcome to take home.


A number of key school dates have been added to the school calendar this week so please check them, many involve the Mackintosh children.


The class need to bring the following items to school each day:

Water bottle

Reading book (an age appropriate novel of their choice)

1 small pencil case (we do provide all necessary equipment so this is not essential)


PE bag containing outdoor/indoor kit - PE will be outdoors this term

Lunch/snack if required


Any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to contact me at school


Thank you for your continued support


Mrs Mead


Mackintosh Class letters

Year 5&6 Home Learning Spelling and Vocabulary