Welcome to Nightingales
Our fantastic fledgling Nightingales are now juniors, just entering their journey into KS2. Together, we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead with lots of challenges and learning experiences. Our curriculum overview has details of what we will be learning across the curriculum.
Our P.E. lessons will take place on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure that P.E. footwear is suitable and safe for active wear. For safety reasons, children with pierced ears should remove their earrings for P.E. sessions. When the weather is particularly cold, children can wear tracksuit bottoms or a sweatshirt.
Homework is set on Wednesdays and should be returned on the following Monday. Tasks will focus mainly on spellings, times tables and maths but there may be additional tasks set. In addition to set homework, children are expected to read for 15 minutes each evening and record their reading in their reading record. We will also upload 'Active Learn' maths games for children to practise skills that they have been learning in class.
Keep an eye on our class pages as we will be adding photographs and documents as we go through the term so that you can keep track of school life in Nightingales.
We have had a busy term learning to be juniors. We have learnt how to be geologists and explore the natural world around us as we learnt about rocks and soils. We have learnt about The British Isles and the United Kingdom and are finding out more about how our country was shaped and how it continues to change. We have been writing our own stories based on 'The Lighthouse' video animation.
Last week, we visited Sutton Courtenay Environmental Centre for an exciting day out. We explored the woodlands and looked at animals in their habitats and even got to see some live voles close up. After we had done a bit of bird spotting, we made bird feeders to help the birds to keep themselves fed through the long winter. After lunch, and a play in the woods, we made a bug hotel to provide a home for thousands of mini-beasts. We all had a fantastic day.
Take a look at our photographs.