Welcome to Nightingales class!
Welcome to our class page.
Our topic this term is Fantastic Photography. We are looking forward to meeting photographers and learning all about Fox Talbot. As part of our topic, we are planning to make pinhole cameras. It is going to be challenging but super exciting. Keep your eyes on this page to see how it goes!
Last term, our topic was Terrible Tudors. Throughout the topic, we learned about life in the Tudor times and looked at Tudor Chippenham. We kicked off our topic with our BANG! day. During the day, we made Tudor style biscuits, found out about Tudor houses and then invited the parents in to help us to build our very own model Tudor houses.
In PE, we enjoy practising different skills and are always having different opportunities to attend exciting events. Most recently, we visited Abbeyfield Secondary School where we took part in a multi-skills lesson. Take a look at some of the fun we had…
In Nightingales we are having a big focus on reading. We have a chart in class to see who can read the most. The aim is to read a minimum of 3 times a week! As part of this, we are also planning lots of exciting things that all link to reading. Throughout the year, we will be inviting parents in to share different reading experiences with us. A letter will be sent home with information regarding these events as they happen.
PE this term will be on Wednesday and Friday. Although PE is on set days, please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school all week just in case! Please remember that PE on Friday will be swimming, so kits will be required! 🙂
Nightingales’ Curriculum Letter Term 5 Nightingales
Spellings this term…
The children will be taught Phonics for two, short sessions a week. Alongside this, the children will be taught a spelling rule during an English session on a Tuesday. The following Tuesday, the children will be tested on the spellings before being taught a new spelling rule.
Alongside weekly spellings, there is a Year 3 and 4 Word list (containing words from the National Curriculum) which the children will need to learn. They will be tested on these termly. The list can be accessed below.
Spellings can also be practised using the Spelling Shed app.
Don’t forget Mathletics and ‘Timestable Rockstars’! Playing this regularly really supports the children in their learning of Maths and is great fun! The children will shortly be given log ins for these websites as well as log-in details for ‘My Maths’ whereby homework is sometimes set and completed on-line. Homework will continue to alternate between a week of English (linked to spellings) and a week of Maths (linked to times tables) and will be sent home on a Wednesday. It will then be due in the following Tuesday. If the children have any difficulties completing homework, please can they let one of the adults in the class know on the Friday before it is due in.
In Nightingales we have a times table challenge. All children are superheroes and they have to learn different times tables to defeat the different villains! The children will need to know their 8 times tables to defeat the villain below. Can you spot who the villain is?
Thank you to the parents who come in and help out hearing the children read. In addition to being heard by adults in school and a guided reading session, please could children read at home at least 3 times a week. We keep a record of who reads 3 times each week and we record this on a chart in the classroom. Who will read the most in the class?
Here’s to another exciting term ahead with the amazing Nightingales!
Mrs O’Brien Mrs Fortune Mrs Quaey Mrs Cockram Mrs Joseph