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Welcome to Nightingale Class!

 

 

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Class Teacher: Mrs Khangura

Supported by: Mrs Doonan, Mrs Adoum, Mrs Bridgman and Mrs Austin

PPA: Mrs Bastable teaches R.E. and Madame Lawson teaches French

Nightingale Classroom

Spellings Week 1 

 

Words with a ‘ch’ that sounds like ‘k’

archaeologist

archaeology

character

chronological

chronology

 

Words with a ‘y’ that sounds like the ‘i’ in ‘it’

 

dynasty

mystery

symbol

system

crystal

 

Dictation to be held on Monday April 23, 2018

NOTICE

Sorry for the delay! The rest of the photos from our Merchant Taylor's Trip have been uploaded below. Please scroll down to see them! 

 

- Ms. Khangura

Home Learning Grid - Summer Term

Nightingale Class - Curriculum Map 2017 - 2018

We wish Nightingale class and their families a very Happy Easter! 

Enjoy your holidays and we'll see you back on April 16th!

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This year's Earth Day campaign is: 

The End Plastic Pollution campaign

  • Educating citizens to help them change their own behaviours and those of their communities.
  • Engaging business leaders to establish new commitments to reduce and eliminate plastic pollution.
  • Working with governments to build support for a global framework to prevent and manage plastic pollution.

 

As part of the Home Learning Grid from last term, the children are encouraged to create a useful item out of any disposable or recyclable materials. Their creations will be displayed around the school.

 

The deadline has been extended to April 16, 2018. 

Spellings Week 13 

words beginning with the prefix -im and -in

 

immortal

impatient

imperfect

impossible

immovable

inactive

inactivity

incorrect

invisible

incompatible

 

Dictation to be held on Monday April 16, 2018

Week 13

Our Learning

Maths: We looked at area of irregular shapes and revised how to calculate the area of a rectangle (including finding the measurement of the missing side).   

English: This week, we completed our newspaper articles, using nursery rhymes as our inspiration to create our news story.

Spellings and Grammar: Students were given new spelling words to be studied over the holidays. The words include those with the prefix –im and –in.  In grammar, we looked at the use of connectives and used our editing skills to purple polish our English newspaper articles.

Science: The children finished preparing and presenting their information on an inventor of their choice, their invention and the impact of their invention.     

History: In history, we looked at Greek theatre - to learn about the role of the theatre in the way of life of the Greeks. We discussed the structure, acoustics and use of a Greek theatre. We then went onto looking at the different plays they used to stage – tragedies and comedies. Finally, we created an ancient Greek mask based on a Greek mythological character from some of our favourite ancient Greek stories, such as Perseus and Medusa, Pandora’s box, Icarus and Daedalus, King Midas and the golden touch, the 12 Labours of Hercules, and others.

 

 

Summer Term - Week 1 reminders

Monday

  • Book bags due in.
  • Spelling dictation – List 13 will be held
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet goes out on Monday. (NOTE: This WS will now be due in the following Monday, so you will have more time to practise at home).
  • ** Recycling Assembly for the School & Recycling Workshop for Nightingale Class **

Wednesday

  • Home learning books will be sent out.
  • ** Earth Day Workshop

Thursday

  • ** Earth Day Workshop

Joe has tried to keep himself and others safe by showing positive behaviour throughout this week.

Malek for thoroughly deserving to share a cup of hot chocolate with the Head as he is able to show empathy for others!

Well Done Nightingales! You have done a superb job and we are so proud of you for all the hard work you put into the assembly! :)

Week 12

Our Learning

Maths: We continued working on Measurement – converting from a smaller unit to a larger unit of measure (e.g. g to kg or m to km) and moved on to looking at estimating the area of irregular shapes.

English: This week, we started looking at newspaper articles, their layout and features. We focused on what makes an effective and eye-catchy headline and what is considered a fact and opinion.           

Spellings and Grammar: Spellings have been put on hold, so students will have their dictation on the words ending in –sion and –ssion this Monday. In grammar, we looked at the use of homophones and direct speech, both which will be very useful when children write up their newspaper articles next week.

Science: In Science, we researched about inventors, their lives, inventions and impact of their inventions. Students will prepare a presentation on their findings using PowerPoint next week.     

Jigsaw: We continued our discussion into smoking, why people pick up smoking (for example, due to peer pressure or to help them relax) and created anti-smoking posters.

History: After missing 2 Fridays due to our Merchant Taylors trip and a snow day, we finally have been able to start our History topic on Ancient Greece. The children researched about 2 of the biggest city-states of Ancient Greece, Athens and Sparta – looking into clothing, food, childhood, army, religion, and lots more! They used an online tool, called Padlet, whereby information can be shared with the rest of the class on one ‘wall’.

 

 

 

Week 13 reminders

Monday

  • Home Learning (including 1 grammar mat and Mathletics set activities) due.
  • Book bags due in.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet goes out on Monday.
  • Spelling dictation – List 11 will be held and new Spelling words List 12 will be sent out.

Wednesday

  • Home learning books will be sent out.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet is due every Wednesday.
  • Easter Hat Parade Assembly

Thursday

  • Half – day – School ends at 1:30pm!

 

Have a lovely weekend everybody!

 

Spelling Dictation has been postponed to the following Monday - March 26!

 

Spelling List 11

words ending in -sion and -ssion

 

confusion

decision

discussion

emission

expression

mansion

omission

profusion

television

version

**Easter Bonnet Assembly - Easter Art Activity**

 

A special reminder for students - Please complete an Easter art activity by Monday 26th March to be shared in our 'Easter Bonnet Assembly' on Wednesday 28th March.

(**There will be a prize for the winners!!**) 

 

Congratulations to Ollie!

Ollie ensures he is being healthy by keeping physically active every day, including during break times and swimming lessons.  

Week 11

Our Learning

Maths: We have moved onto Measurement, looking into decimal and fractional equivalences of metric measures and converting from a larger unit to a smaller unit of measure (e.g. kg to g or km to cm).

English: This week, we have written up our complaint letters. We used persuasive language, like bribery, flattery, rhetorical questions, warnings and powerful vocabulary.        

Spellings and Grammar: Words ending in –sion and -ssion. We learned the rules of when to use who, which, that and whose in writing. In our complaint letters, we even brought in fronted adverbials and time openers.

Science: In Science, we looked at the effect of heat on different foods, such as chocolate, rice, butter, milk, toast and egg. We were surprised to find out that some foods go soft when heated, such as rice, while others like eggs turn solid when boiled / heated! From this experiment, we were able to tell which foods had a reversible change (i.e. milk, butter and chocolate) and which had an irreversible change (i.e. egg, toast, and rice).   

Jigsaw: We looked at the harmful effects of smoking on our health and bodies.

Computing: For the past few weeks, we have been creating spreadsheets to calculate the costs of taking our class on a trip (e.g. to Legoland). We took into account cost of transport, entrance fees, food, and lots more!

French: This week in French, we brought our knowledge of our favourite sports and activities, along with the seasons, to create a dialogue on which sports or activities we do in which season.  

 

 

Week 12 reminders

Monday

  • Home Learning (including 1 grammar mat and Mathletics set activities) due.
  • Book bags due in.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet goes out on Monday.
  • Spelling dictation will be held every Mondays.

Tuesday

  • School Photos in the morning (Classes and Whole School)

Wednesday

  • Home learning books will be sent out.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet is due every Wednesday.

Thursday

  • Book bags due in.

Friday

  • Nightingale Class Assembly! Please join us at 9 am!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Sonny ensures he is being healthy by adopting a healthy and balanced lifestyle and diet.

Week 10

Our Learning

Maths: As this week was Assessment Week, we did some revision papers to help us with our reasoning skills. We finished the week off with a recap on everything we have learned in the past 2 months about Fractions. We are ready to move onto a new unit – on MEASUREMENT!  

English: This week we finished writing up our Shark poems, which will be displayed outside our classroom. Please do have a look when you come in for Parent’s Evening! We have now moved on to look at complaint letters – the features and layout. Next week, we will write up our own complaint letters!         

Spellings and Grammar: Words ending in –ation. We revised the use of capital letters – especially for job titles, where the job title comes immediately before the person’s name or is used as part of their name (e.g. Prime Minister Bull) or is used instead of a person’s name (e.g. Chief-in-Command). We also revised the use of full-stops, question marks and exclamation marks – many students were confused with when to use full-stops versus exclamation marks.

Science: In Science, we wrote up our final results and conclusion for our experiment from last week, where we looked at how evaporation can be used as a means of recovering a dissolved solid (i.e. salt, sugar and Epsom salt) from water. We were surprised to see the different types of crystals forming in each of the dishes after an entire week! What was left in the petri dish containing the sugar and water solution was very different to the others - there were no crystals formed, but rather a rubbery / plastic-like substance!

We also looked at irreversible and reversible changes.   

               Salt                          Sugar                     Epsom Salt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art: We sewed our purses / wallets during art lesson. Some of us decorated them with sequins, put pockets on and even sewed on buttons as closings!

Jigsaw: We discussed how we act / behave towards our friends when in situations where we do not agree with one another or when we do not want to participate in the same activity.

 

 

 

Week 11 reminders

Monday

  • Home Learning (including 1 grammar mat and Mathletics set activities) due.
  • Book bags due in.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet goes out on Monday.
  • Spelling dictation will be held every Mondays.

Wednesday

  • Home learning books will be sent out.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet is due every Wednesday.
  • Parent Evening

Thursday

  • Book bags due in.
  • Y5’s please bring a pair of pyjamas or similar long sleeved top and bottoms along with your usual swimming kit for ‘Life-Saving’ Skills week.
  • Parent Evening

Friday

  • Merchant Taylors’ School visit

 

Looking forward to meeting all the parents during Parent’s Evening.

Have a lovely weekend!

Spelling List 10

words ending in -ation

association

fascination

frustration

illustration

information

preparation

relation

situation

vacation

visitation

 

There will be a dictation on Monday!

Alisha has demonstrated a positive attitude towards her learning.

Keep it up!

World Book Day Costumes!

Week 9

Our Learning

Maths: We learned how to multiply fractions (including mixed numbers) with a whole number using a variety of methods and representations.

English: This week was Book Week and we had a poet visit our class! Mr. Stewart Henderson showed us how to create our own poems about our playground using our observational skills. In class, we looked at one of his poems The Shark of Many Names and have begun writing a poem about a specific type of shark. We will finish up our poems next week and are looking forward to adopting our very own shark!        

Spellings and Grammar: Words ending in –ous. We looked at poetic devices, such as similes, metaphors, alliteration, repetition, personification and onomatopoeia.

Science: In Science, we conducted an experiment to look at how evaporation can be used as a means of recovering a dissolved solid. We have noticed long crystals forming in the petri dish which contained a solution of Epsom salt mixed with water. We cannot wait to see what shows up in the other dishes, which contained salt mixed with water and sugar mixed with water.  

Jigsaw: We learnt how to recognise how different friendship groups are formed, how we fit into them and the friends we value the most!

 

 

 

Week 10 reminders

Monday

  • Home Learning (including 1 grammar mat and Mathletics set activities) due.
  • Book bags due in.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet goes out on Monday.
  • Spelling dictation will be held every Mondays.

Wednesday

  • Home learning books will be sent out.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet is due every Wednesday.

Thursday

  • Book bags due in.
  • **DO NOT FORGET TO BRING IN YOUR SWIM KITS / P.E. KITS!**

Friday

  • ** If you have any special sequins, buttons, embellishments that you would like to use to sew onto your purse / wallet, please feel free to bring them in on Friday! **

 

Hope you had a lovely snow day and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Spelling List 9
Words ending in -ous

 

courageous

curious

dangerous

humorous

jealous

obvious

serious

suspicious

adventurous

anonymous

 

Please complete your Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check Worksheet by Wednesday.

Spelling Dictation is held every Monday. 

 

Our Garden of Dreams display!

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In Science, we sieved and filtered our solutions to find out which substances were soluble and insoluble in water.

Sophie showed great determination in Maths this week, pushing herself to do the best that she can.

Sophie showed great determination in Maths this week, pushing herself to do the best that she can.  1

Ellis for thoroughly deserving to share a cup of hot chocolate with the Head as he has been consistently on task every lesson!

Ellis for thoroughly deserving to share a cup of hot chocolate with the Head as he has been consistently on task every lesson! 1

Week 8 Spelling Words

Words ending in -ed and -ing

 

buttering

crammed

dropping

gardening

jammed

napping

padding

popping

showering

yapping

 

Dictation to be held on Monday.

Week 8

Our Learning

Maths: We learned how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and multiples of the same number. We have also started looking at how to multiply fractions with a whole number.

English: This week we looked at the story Tuesday by David Weisner, which is a wordless book. We took on roles of being a news reporter and witnesses to report on the strange incidents that occurred in the story.     

Spellings and Grammar: Words ending in –ed and -ing. We looked at synonyms and first person point of view.

Geography: We finished off our Greek menus and our Geography topic on Greece by writing what we had learnt over the past half term. Next half term, our topic will be on Ancient Greece!

Science: In Science, we conducted an experiment to test which materials dissolve in water and which do not. We were able to conclude which materials which are soluble and insoluble in water.

Art: We practised the running stitch, cross-stitch and a new stich called the hemming stitch. We are now ready to create our very own wallets / purses next week using all the stitches we have learnt.

P.E. (Year 4): Moving into gymnastics this week, we did some strengthening exercises: camel walks, crab walks, making bridges, bunny hops and frog hopping. The camel walk, crab walk and bridge making were by far the toughest! We then practised a variety of asymmetrical balances with our partners and held our poses for at least 9 seconds!

Jigsaw: We put our finishing touches on our products for the Garden of Dreams fête! We were all very proud of our display and hope you enjoyed looking at our finished products!

 

 

Week 9 reminders

Monday

  • Home Learning (including 1 grammar mat and Mathletics set activities) due.
  • Book bags due in.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet goes out on Monday.
  • Spelling dictation will be held every Mondays.
  • Poet – Stuart Henderson is visiting Bromet School to deliver sessions to individual classes. His books will be on sale after school in the hall.

Wednesday

  • Home learning books will be sent out.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet is due every Wednesday.

Thursday

  • Book bags due in.
  • World Book Day – Please dress up as your favourite book character!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Week 6 Spelling Words 

Words ending in -ly (Adverbs)

 

anxiously

brightly

crossly

easily

excitedly

happily

huffily

mischievously

rhythmically

secretly

 

Dictation to be held on the first Monday after half-term.

Nigthingale's Ava and Rosie were the KS2 Winners for the Talent Show! Amazing talent!

Nigthingale's Ava and Rosie were the KS2 Winners for the Talent Show! Amazing talent!  1

Well done to Ted for coming in Nightingale's top 2 Talent Show auditions!

Also, well done to all the rest of the acts for showcasing their talents during the auditions :) 

 

Haani can always be relied on to help provide support to his peers.

Haani can always be relied on to help provide support to his peers.  1

Jake for thoroughly deserving to share a cup of hot chocolate with the Head as he has shown great determination and focus during lessons!

Jake for thoroughly deserving to share a cup of hot chocolate with the Head as he has shown great determination and focus during lessons! 1

It was lovely meeting all of the parents who came for Meet the Teacher. Thank you for taking your time out to meet the Nightingale Team!

Week 6

Our Learning

Maths: We learned how to compare fractions using visual representations, identify equivalent fractions where denominators are all multiples of the same number, and compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number.

English: We have looked at how the build-up leads to a problem and how to resolve those problems and end our stories using a variety of techniques, including cliff hangers, twisted endings, unhappy endings, and unfinished endings. The children published their suspense stories towards the end of the week.   

Spellings and Grammar: Words ending in –ly (adverbs). We looked at how to improve our sentences using openers, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions. We incorporated dramatic openers and speech into our writing.  

Geography: There was no Topic lesson due to Talent Show this Friday.

Science: There was no Science lesson due to the NSPCC workshop for the Year 5s on Wednesday.

Computing: As Tuesday was Internet Safety Day, we looked at how we can keep safe online and created our own online safety posters on computers and presented them to our classmates. 

P.E. (Year 4): Learned about shot-put and javelin throw. We practised these throwing skills and had a competition to see who can aim directly at the target and who can throw the furthest.

Jigsaw: We designed our products for the Garden of Dreams fête! There were lots of creative ideas and the products look stunning! We can’t wait to show them off during the fête!

 

 

 

Week 8 reminders

Monday

  • Home Learning (including 1 grammar mat and Mathletics set activities) due.
  • Book bags due in.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet goes out on Monday.
  • Spelling dictation will be held every Mondays.

Wednesday

  • Home learning books will be sent out.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet is due every Wednesday.

Thursday

  • Book bags due in.

Friday

  • Garden of Dreams fête 2:45 – 3:30 pm

 

Have a lovely half-term!

Congratulations to Skye! Skye always has a smile on her face and has a very positive attitude.

Congratulations to Skye! Skye always has a smile on her face and has a very positive attitude.  1

Niam for thoroughly deserving to share a cup of hot chocolate with the Head as he has been on task in every single lesson!

Niam for thoroughly deserving to share a cup of hot chocolate with the Head as he has been on task in every single lesson! 1

Week 5

Our Learning

 

Maths: We learned about equivalence of tenths and hundredths, matched equivalent fractions in a range of contexts through the Fraction Families game, and compared fractions to ½.

English: We have looked at the exposition of our suspense stories and how to develop our setting and characters into our stories.  

Spellings and Grammar: High frequency words – from the Year 4 list and some adverbs. We looked into the use of apostrophes for contractions and possession.

Geography: We used what we have learned last week about Greek foods to design our own Greek Menu – incorporating Euros for pricing and the Greek alphabet for the lettering.

Science: We looked at the thermal conductivity of different materials and discussed about fair testing and how we can apply our findings to real-life situations.

 

Computing: We continued to explore Microsoft Excel, using the formula bar to do different calculations using the =SUM() function. 

P.E. (Year 4): Learned about long jump and triple jump and practised doing standing long jump.

Jigsaw: We started planning and designing our products for the Garden of Dreams fête.

 

 

 

Week 6 reminders

Monday

  • Home Learning (including 1 grammar mat and Mathletics set activities) due.
  • Book bags due in.
  • Spelling dictation will be held every Mondays.

Tuesday

  • Safer Internet Day
  • Year 5 students will be attending a special talk on Internet Safety Day hosted by Watford FC CSE Trust

Wednesday

  • Home learning books will be sent out.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet is due every Wednesday.
  • The NSPCC will deliver a special workshop for our Year 5 students.
  • Second Round of auditions to be held – one act will be chosen from the three vying to go through to the School’s Talent Show.

Thursday

  • Book bags due in.
  • Please remember to bring in all your materials for the Garden of Dreams!

Friday

  • Talent Show!
  • Half-term holidays - Monday 12 February 2018 – Friday 16 February 2018

 

 

Have a lovely week!

Week 5 Spelling Words

a mixture of High Frequency Words and adverbs (ending in -ly)

 

history

imagine

jealous

knowledge

possible

remember

weight

unbelievably

obviously

understandably

 

Dictation will take place on Monday. 

Congratulations to Lenny! Lenny worked well as part of a team during the Viking Workshop.

Congratulations to Lenny! Lenny worked well as part of a team during the Viking Workshop. 1

Aaron for thoroughly deserving to share a cup of hot chocolate with the Head as he has shown discipline during P.E. and follows instructions well every lesson!

Aaron for thoroughly deserving to share a cup of hot chocolate with the Head as he has shown discipline during P.E. and follows instructions well every lesson! 1

NIGHTINGALE NEWS


Week 4

Our Learning

Maths: We learned about equivalent fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions and how to convert mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa. We then applied this knowledge to solving problems.

English: We have started looking into suspense / mystery writing and have come up with lots of features and techniques author’s use to entice their readers, such as short, snappy sentences, the use of ellipsis, similes and metaphors, and using our senses to provide detailed description.

Spellings and Grammar: High frequency words – from the Year 4 list. We will eventually go onto the Year 5 list. We revised the use of similes and metaphors to give a more vivid description for what we sensed.

Geography: Human geographical features of Greece (looking specifically at famous Greek products – like food) and researching about a product – which region it comes from, where is it exported to and can it be found in other products.

Science: There was no Science lesson this week due to the Viking Workshop.

 

Computing: We continued to explore Microsoft Excel, looking at how to resize and format the colour of the cells, resizing the font and using the increase and decrease decimal number buttons.  

Music: We practised a tune on our recorder, individually, as part of a group and as a class.

P.E. (Year 4): Learned about hurdles and did some trailing leg drills. We used these techniques during our hurdle race. We also did some skipping to help with our jumping.

Jigsaw: We looked at how we can recreate dreams that we have not succeeded in using a 3-step approach.

 

 

 

Week 5 reminders

Monday

  • Home Learning (including 1 grammar mat and Mathletics set activities) due.
  • Book bags due in.
  • Spelling dictation is held every Monday.

Tuesday

  • Talent Show Auditions to be held – be ready to show off your skills and talent!

Wednesday

  • Home learning books will be sent out.
  • Spelling – Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check worksheet is due every Wednesday.
  • Meet the Teacher right after-school in Nightingale Classroom – a chance to meet me (Ms. Khangura) and find out how your child is being supported in class.

Thursday

  • Book bags due in.
  • P.E. – don’t forget to bring in your sports kits (including your sports shoes)!

Friday

  • NSPCC Number Day! Dress up – make sure to include a number!

 

Have a lovely week!

 

Congratulations to Theo! A person who has shown that perseverance will lead to success.

Congratulations to Theo! A person who has shown that perseverance will lead to success.  1

Jack for thoroughly deserving to share a cup of hot chocolate with the Head as he has been on task and ready to learn for every single lesson!

Jack for thoroughly deserving to share a cup of hot chocolate with the Head as he has been on task and ready to learn for every single lesson! 1

NIGHTINGALE NEWS


Week 3

We have started our Greece topic, so any information you can find at home will be gratefully received.

 

Our Learning

Maths: Revising Multiplication and Division skills and moving on now to Fractions – types of fractions.

English: Researched about a famous person and wrote a biography about him/her, making sure to include fronted adverbials and making sure we met all the criteria for writing a biography.

Spellings and Grammar: Words with an –ion, -sion, and –cian suffix; looked at fronted adverbials and sorting them under manner, time, place, duration and reason/cause categories.

Geography: Physical geographical features of Greece (looking specifically at the mountains) and making a persuasive skiing holiday poster using facts we researched.

Science: Tested the response of magnets to different materials and drawing conclusions based on our findings.

Computing: We continued to explore Microsoft Excel, specifically how to use editing tools and format words and numbers.

Music: We practised notes B A G D E and came up with our own tune using the notes.

P.E. (Year 4): Learned about 800m races and the techniques the athletes use to develop their endurance. We used these techniques during our 800m race.

Jigsaw: We role-played scenarios of disappointing situations and some groups got to perform them. Next week, we will look at how to solve the situations and show this through role-play again.

 

Week 4 reminders

Monday

  • Home Learning (including 1 grammar mat and Mathletics set activities) due.
  • Book bags due in.
  • Spelling dictation is held every Monday.

Wednesday

  • Home learning books will be sent out.
  • Viking Day – bring in Viking clothes to dress up in (if you can)!

Thursday

  • Book bags due in.
  • P.E. – don’t forget to bring in your sports kits (including your sports shoes)!
 
   

 

Reminder: Talent show auditions will be held on January 30 for Nightingale class. If your child would like to participate, please let me know!

 

Have a lovely week!

TALENT SHOW

 

Dear parents,

 

We are going to be holding our school’s Talent Show on Friday, February 9. We are holding in-class auditions on Tuesday, January 30 where we will choose 2 acts to represent our class in the final show.

 

If your child would like to participate, please do let me know.

 

Kindest regards,

Mrs. Khangura

 

*Groups of no more than 4.*

Nightingale News - Week 2

Reading Records

 

A gentle reminder: Please make sure to sign and date your child's Reading Record after you have heard them read. Reading Records need to be brought in every Monday and Thursday. 

Home Learning Grid Spring 2018

Don't forget - Year 5 Swimming starts this week!

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Don't forget - Year 5 Swimming starts this week! 2

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas Break and are looking forward to the Spring Term!

I am excited to be teaching Nightingale Class for the remainder of this academic year and hope to meet with and get to know all the children, parents and guardians in due time.

 

Nightingale class’s first week with me included: ice breaking and team building games, we started on our first piece of our Jigsaw learning – Goals and Dreams, created some get to know me Selfies, practised our number and place value, addition and multiplication skills through some fun Maths activities, and reviewed some key vocabulary for Geography – such as Northern and Southern Hemispheres, Equator, Longitudinal and Latitudinal lines, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, Arctic Circle and Antarctic Circle, along with researching a bit about Greece using our Atlases.

 

Below is our overview for the Spring term. Home Learning will be sent out this week and weekly updates will be posted to this site, so do keep a look out!

 

Star of the week

The star of the week was awarded to Martha Jones for being helpful, aiding her classmates and working well with all students.

 

Children’s University – parent information

The children had an assembly earlier in the term. This is the link for more information, we have a lot of KS2 children register for this every year, all who take this opportunity find it worthwhile.  http://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk/ Please return application forms to Miss Weyer

 

Year 5 Cross Country

I wanted to say a HUGE congratulations to the children that took part in our (slightly wet) cross country competition this afternoon.

All the children completed the 1500m course and represented the school fantastically, showing good sportsmanship to the other runners.  I was incredibly proud!

We did very well, with Zoe coming 3rd in the Girls race and Ben coming 2nd both winning medals!  They, along with Rosie and Tom, will be taking part in county finals soon!

Once again, WELL DONE to all of the runners!

 

 

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Nightingale Week 9

This week we will be learning the following:

English: Migration of the Wildebeest

Science: The Human Digestive System

Computers: Using the internet for researching various animals

Art: Indoor still life using pencil (sketching)

Maths: Multiply and divide mentally

Geography: Locating Geographical zones of the world

P.E: Travelling routine (linking movements together)

Music: Scottish musicians

 

Good luck to children running cross country tomorrow.

Friday: 14:45 – Remembrance display in the hall.

Have a good week!

 

Nightingale Star of the week

Umar

For always accepting and helping out your peers, and not allowing their differences to affect how you treat them.

 

Kingfisher Plea for Construction 

Hello, if you are intending to make space for Santa to drop off toys before Christmas Kingfisher Class would be very grateful for any unwanted construction (Lego , Knex etc) We have a small box at the minute and even though they are very good at sharing the children would like some more. 

Thank you 

 

Sports Afternoon 2017

Just a reminder:

  • Please bring cakes in Thursday or Friday for our Peace Hospice cake sale.

  • Children need to come to school in their PE kits with a coloured top of their house colour (the colour they sit in at lunch) on Friday. If they do not have a top in that colour their teacher will give them a coloured sticker.

  • Please come and watch Sports Afternoon from 1:30pm. We will be having a parent and teacher race at the end of the results.

  • The children will return to their classrooms at the end of the day and you will collect them from the playground as normal.

    Thank you.              Miss LH

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Bedtime Story Competition 2017

Do you know a child aged between 5 and 11 years old who has a brilliant idea for a bedtime story? Would they love to see it published as a fantastic picture book? Book People, in association with Little Tiger, are on the lookout for the nation’s best storyteller!

 Any child living in the UK aged between 5 and 11 years old can take part in Book People’s Bedtime Story Competition. Schools, libraries and community groups are welcome to submit entries for their children, too. All they will need to do is:

  • Write a 200-800 word bedtime story about friendship
  • Have a parent or guardian submit their entry using the link below
  • All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on Monday 2 October

One winner will be selected from each age category and one overall winner will be chosen to have their book illustrated by Alison Brown, published by Little Tiger and sold exclusively through Book People!

To find out more, go towww.thebokpeople.co.uk/bedtimestory 

Mr Libberton

 

Hertfordshire Library Services

Here are some events at local Hertfordshire Libraries. Click the link to find out about different events and activities on offer.

Weekend Stories – story time for under 8s

Weekend Stories are story time sessions in the library aimed at children under 8 years old. Come along to Saturday Stories or Sunday Stories and enjoy listening to old favourites and discovering new stories too.

This is a family event and all ages are welcome.

  • £1 voluntary donation per family

Hertfordshire Weekend Stories

 

Chatterbooks – reading groups for 8-12 year olds
Whether your child is already an avid reader or needing some inspiration, joining Chatterbooks is a great way to encourage them to have fun with books.

Please find more information about when the groups meet and to apply for a space in the link

Hertfordshire Chatterbooks

 

If you take part in any of these activities please let us know at school it would be great to share experiences at the Library.
 
Many Thanks
 
Mr Libberton

 

Welcome back Nightingale Class / Autumn Term Week1

Welcome back Nightingale Class!

During the first week, we will be getting to know each other, establishing class rules,  and organising children routines. Our Meet the Teacher meeting is Thursday 14th September 3:30 in our classroom. If you can’t make it, let me know and I’ll give you the handouts.

On Mondays, home learning/reading records are due in. Reading comprehension and handwriting practice will be completed by students. (RE/French during the afternoon)

Tuesday (Art/ PE during the afternoon)

Aprons, PE Kits, and water bottles are due in. During Tuesdays, I will check children home learning/reading records and if there are some comments or suggestions from parents. Timetables and spelling practice will be done by students.

Wednesday (Music/Jigsaw/History during the afternoon)

Home learning/ reading records are sent out. Homework books will go out and due back the following Monday (School Bags will go out for the first week). This will give us a day to hear all the children read and ensure their reading book is appropriate. Reading comprehension and handwriting practice will be completed by students.

Thursday (Science/Geography during the afternoon)

During this week students will be explained about doing experiments in Science. Every Thursday the students will have the opportunity to bring their own experiments related to our topic and show what they have done. This term is related to Living things and their habitats (Science experiments due in). Timetables and spelling practice will be done by students.

Friday (Music/Jigsaw/Computing during the afternoon)

Reading comprehension and handwriting practice will be completed by students (Science experiments send out).

During the Autumn term the students will be learning the following:

In Literacy, the lessons will be divided between Units such as Poetry (Charles Causley and Michael Rosen poems), Fiction (Greek and Roman Myths and Legends), Non-fiction (Animals on the move) and comprehension (Reports/Relative Clauses).

In Maths, the lessons will be divided between Units such as Place Numbers in the 4 operations, Divisible/Multiple Numbers, Multiply and Divide using mental strategies, Place decimals, Measure angles, weight and time, and Geometry.

In Science, the children will explore the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. They will describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals and they will describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

In History, the children will discover the Ancient Cultures from Greece and Rome. They will understand how the Roman withdrawal from Britain happened and the fall of the Roman Empire. In Geography, the children will understand about the physical geography of Greece and Rome.

In Music and Art, the children will learn about different artists from European countries and the influence of those artists nowadays.

In RE, the children will be comparing Judaism and Christianity and the rules for living.

In French, the children will be revising basic questions, answers, and numbers. They will talk about themselves and family.

In PE, the children will have Athletics, Future Fitters (Gym), Dance, and Team games.

Have a lovely week!

 

Nightingale Class 20.7.17

Have a wonderful Summer Holiday and enjoy the break.

Mrs Lewis and I thank you for all your support and the gifts and cards.

Best wishes for the future

 

Visit your local Library over the Summer

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Nightingale Class 6.7.17

Ben Morrow was nominated our Friend of the Term in Nightingale Class.

We have enjoyed reading poems in English this week – the focus has been on similes and metaphors.  In Maths, we revised symmetry and moved on to reflective symmetry and co-ordinates.

Home Learning – English and Maths

We look forward to Pet Morning and those of you bringing in pets have been sent a note outlining the plan for the morning.

 

Nightingale Class 29 June

We had a wonderful trip to Knebworth House – the children enjoyed the interesting activities linked to the Tudors and we did follow up work yesterday.  Also, we were fortunate to see the Year 6 puppet show this morning which was fun.

Please ensure permission slips are returned for Pet Morning (12th July) as soon as possible.

Home Learning – English and Maths

Star of Week – Hana Cunnane

 

Raffle Winners for Year 6 Enterprise

Winning ticket for the Wacky Face game is  – Pink 71-75

Second prize Aqua Blaster is –  Pink 106-110

Third prize a Teddy Bear is – Pink 51 – 55

Thank you for all your support

 

22 June 2017

We look forward to our local area walk to Watford Heath tomorrow and our class trip to Knebworth House next Tuesday.

The children did well in the Fun Run last Friday.

Enjoy the Summer Fete on Sunday!

Home Learning: Maths and English

Star of the Week:  Alex

 

Summer Fete!

 

Water Bottles / Hats / Suncream

It looks like summer is here so please remember water bottles, hats and suncream tomorrow (if they don’t have all day suncream at home).   

 

Nightingale Class 16th June

Non-uniform day (sportswear) for the Sponsored Run/Walk this afternoon and donations for Summer Fete – so a busy end to the week.

Please provide children with sun hats and water bottles during this period of hot weather!

Please return permission slips for Knebworth House trip on 27th June as soon as possible.

Date for diary – Pet Morning 12th July 2017 – please see separate letter and return permission slip asap.

Home Learning – Maths and Spellings

Star of the Week – Abdullahi Mohamed

 

Maths Workshop

Thank you to those who attended the Maths Workshop on Tuesday evening.

Attached is a copy of the PowerPoint from the evening.

Maths Calculation Information

Maths Problem Solving Week

 

This coming week is Maths Problem Solving Week.

All the children will be completing activities in their class rooms.  Reception up to Year 4 will also be taking part in a Problem Solving Workshop run by The Happy Puzzle Company.

After school, in the hall from 3.15pm, on Monday only, you will have the opportunity to purchase games and puzzles for as little as 75p.

Please see the web link below for a voucher to use when making your purchase on Monday, you can print it off yourself, to claim the Happy Puzzle Voucher, or alternatively collect one on arrival at the school hall on Monday.

http://www.puzzlechallengedays.co.uk/resources/workshop-flyers.aspx

There is a Problem Solving workshop of Parents only on Tuesday at 6.30pm, please complete the return slip on the letter sent out previously to indicate your interest so that we are able to cater for the numbers.

Thank you.

 

8th June 2017

The children have worked hard in Maths and calculated percentages and started to solve word problems!  Next week is problem-solving week so they should enjoy working out the Maths Challenges …

We have completed the English Unit on Greek Myths, culminating in the children writing one of their own.

We wish Bon Voyage to those Year 5 children going to France tomorrow and we hope the weather is good for the rest of us on our walk to Merry Hill.

Thank you to the volunteers who have offered to walk with the class on 9th and 23rd June.  I will confirm volunteers for 27th June when all the reply slips for Knebworth House have been received.

Star of week:  Maryanne Cash

Home Learning – revision of percentages (Maths) and Spellings

 

Summer Fete! 

Jazzy Jars are due in tomorrow. There will be tables in the playground for you to put them on. 

 

 

Watford Library

 

25th May Nightingale Class

Have a lovely half-term and enjoy the sunshine!

We are having a well-being day for the children on Friday 26th May when we will be doing some art activities.  The children should enjoy a break from the normal timetable after a busy term.

For the summer term, please ensure your child has a sunhat, sun cream, water bottle and up-to-date asthma medication in school.  Dates for next term: 9th June and 23rd June – local walks (9th June Year 5 French trip), 27th June – Knebworth House trip.

Home learning – English and Maths.  The local area projects were amazing!

Star of Week: Thanisshka

 

18th May 2017

Year 5 parents/carers of children going on day trip to France on 9th June, please note that there is an information meeting after school on 24th May.

Reminder for Nightingale Class that projects about local area (Watford) are due in next Tuesday.

Home learning – Maths and English/Spellings

Star of Week – Zainab

 

11 May 2017

It was lovely to go to the garden on Wednesday afternoon in the sunshine and enjoy being outside.  In English, we are continuing to read the Greek Myths and we wrote a character description of Perseus today.  In Maths, we have been solving word problems.

Mrs Pace and Mrs Doonan visited the class for a brief circle time to discuss and fully explain the Behaviour Policy ;and to remind all children that unacceptable behaviour  results in consequences.

Please remember to return reply slips for the walks on 9th June and 23r June (I am aware the majority of Year 5 children are going to France on the 9th).

Star of Week  Maisie McBroom

Home Learning  English/Spellings; Maths (revision of improper fractions and mixed numbers)

 

Science! 

 

4th May

Hope you enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend.  The children have worked hard this week reading the Greek Myths in English and working on fractions in Maths.  They produced some lovely detailed, charcoal drawings of shells and recorded the objects by taking photographs.  We are looking forward to learning Science (Earth and Space) in French on Friday afternoon – merci to Mme Lawson.

Dates for diary:  Local walks – 9th and 23rd June (separate letters being sent electronically)

Star of week:  Kayden Lyons

Home Learning:  English and Maths (revision)

 

Growth Mindset Workshop 

 

27 April

Enjoy the May Bank Holiday weekend.  Please remember the children are going to Merchant Taylors’ School tomorrow and they must come to school in PE tops and tracksuit bottoms/leggings as they will be doing some PE at the school.  Children need to wear appropriate outer clothing for the weather conditions.  We are looking forward to an interesting and informative day.

 

Home learning – Maths and English

Date for diary – Round the World Day 30th June and our class will be hosting the country of India on that day.

Star of the week:  Henrick Lee

 

Summer Term

Hope you enjoyed the Easter holidays.  This term we are learning about the following:

History – Local Area

Geography – Local Area – this topic will include walks to Merry Hill and Watford Heath – separate letters will be sent.

Science – Evolution and Inheritance – including a ‘Pet Day’ hopefully!

Design and Technology – model of playground equipment

Art and Music – linked to Geography

Computing – Information Models

PE – Athletics, tennis and rounders (Year 4 commence swimming on Thursday afternoons from 27th April)

Home Learning – project about an aspect of the Local Area (Watford)

Star of the Week – Keisha Lad

 

Happy Easter Holidays!

Thanks to all the parents and carers who accompanied us to Oxhey Park on Wednesday.  The children enjoyed making river creature models out of clay this week to end our topic on Rivers.  Also, their projects were amazing.  Have a good Easter break!  Home Learning is Science, Maths and English.

 

KS2 Choir

New school choir – sign up now!

The choir will be open to all KS2 children with no auditions needed. Rehearsals will take place at school on Thursdays from 3.15 to 4.00pm with Mrs Williams and Miss Langley Higgs.

The choir will provide a valuable opportunity for the children to develop their vocal technique and build confidence in their abilities, gaining knowledge of music theory and performance skills and, most of all, to enjoy singing together.

Please sign up now on the School Gateway!

 

Can you help with the choir?

We are looking for a volunteer piano/keyboard accompanist for occasional rehearsals and termly concerts.

We would also like to hear from any parents who want to help with the choir in other ways, whether by supporting children’s engagement during rehearsals, contributing ideas or helping to organise concerts – no musical experience necessary.

If you are interested in any of these roles, or you know someone else who might be, please contact Miss Langley Higgs.

 

24th March 2017

We have had an exciting week – the finale being the Bromet School Talent Show held this afternoon.  Well done to George and Saphie for being the contestants from our class.  A special CONGRATULATIONS to Saphie for being the KS2 winner of the Show.

Thank you for coming to the Parents’ Evening and we look forward to our walk/visit to Oxhey Park on Wednesday afternoon (29th March).

Star of the Week – John

Home Learning – English and Maths

 

16th March

Thank you for reply slips for our walk to Oxhey Park on 29th March.  The children have enjoyed painting scenes of the River Thames in Art this week and writing diary entries in English.  The Home Learning is Maths (revision of shape and angles) and Spellings.  Please remember the River projects are due in on Tuesday 28th March.

Star of week – Louis Gee

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR PUPIL PROGRESS MEETINGS 21ST AND 22ND MARCH – list in classroom

 

10th March

Another busy week when the children used switches within circuits during electricity investigation in Science, as well as completing a Science Challenge when they made a flower using 4 piece of paper and scissors only.  Congratulations to Maisie and Danny for having the winning entries for our class!

A letter has been sent out via website regarding a walk to Oxhey Park – please complete the reply slips as soon as possible.  Thank you

Star of Week – Gracie Cowell

Home learning – Geography project about a river in the UK; Spellings

 

3rd March

The children have had an enjoyable week, especially when they dressed as a book character for World Book Day on Thursday.  Congratulations to John for winning the interesting class character outfit.  The children have written stories in English about  a dog to link in with the book of the week – The Dog Who Could Dig, and they really enjoyed meeting my dog Rosie on Friday!!!  Home Learning for this week is Maths and English.  Star of the Week: Tom Charnock

Dates for diary: Art an Craft themed afternoons – Tuesday 21st and 28th March (sewing and clay).  If you can help on these afternoons, please let me know.

 

24 February

Hope everyone had a good half-term and looking forward to better weather and the Spring!!  We have had a busy week in Nightingale Class and the children have worked hard learning about common denominators when adding and subtracting fractions.  In English, we have been reading ‘Oranges in No Man’s Land’ and the children can read this at home via their Active Learn log in.  The highlight of our week was the talent show auditions – congratulations to all those children who took part and we wait to see who will be voted out 2 acts to go through to the KS2 Talent Show.  Please remember Book Week from 27th February – the children will be writing stories and they can dress up as their favourite book character on Thursday 2nd March.  In Maths, we will be learning about Roman Numerals.  Home Learning – English and Maths.  Star of the Week:  Deane Adoum

 

Nightingale Garden of Dreams

 

World Book Day 2017

 

This year World Book Day is on Thursday 2nd March to celebrate reading books, authors and illustrators. It is held in more than 100 countries around the world. A key aim is to give every child in the UK a book of their own to keep. Every child is eligible to receive a £1 World Book Day Token which can be exchanged for one of ten exclusive £1 World Book Day Books, or if you prefer, use it to get £1 off any full-priced book or audio book. Tokens must be redeemed by the end of March 2016.

We will be celebrating this great event on Thursday, 2nd March, by asking children to come dressed as their favourite book character. There will be prizes for the most original costume in each class and every child will receive their £1 World Book Token.

If you would like to find out more information about World Book Day, there are ideas, activities and resources at: http://worldbookday.com/

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Swift Class Request

Hello, we are looking for empty shoe boxes for after half term. Any donations gratefully received!

 

10 February 2017

Happy half-term!!!  Thank you for coming to the Class Assembly this morning.  The children did really well and they have been awarded a marble in the box and they are all Stars of the Week!!!

Next term we will be learning about Rivers in Geography and Electricity in Science.  Book Week is week commencing 27th February.

Home Learning for the half-term is spellings only as the children need a rest and to enjoy reading for pleasure.

 

Grammar and Punctuation Workshop

2nd February

We look forward to welcoming you at our Class Assembly next Friday 10th February.  The children have written down their own ideas for the Assembly and we  hope you enjoy sharing their highlights of the year so far.  The children have written explanation texts this  week and been measuring in Maths.  Next week in English we will be doing some grammar and sentence structure revision and continue reading The Railway Children.  We enjoyed the walk to Bushey Station and thank you to those parents who accompanied us.

Star of the week:  Lucy Gee

Home learning – Tudor projects due in on Tuesday 7th February.

 

Home-Start

Please remember Friday 10th February is “Wear a heart or something red for Home-Start” and donate £1

 

Junk Modelling Materials Needed In Robin Class

 

The children in Robin class are very creative! We need lots of boxes, plastic containers (not milk cartons), rolls of cardboard for our fantastic creations. The children love to make and invent, last week we had Robots, Planes and many more inventive ideas! If you have any of these we would be greatly appreciative.

Many Thanks,

Mr Libberton and Mrs Warner

 

Weekly News

Year 5 did well with their swimming on Thursday and the children wrote some super poems this week – including: riddles, raps and cinquains!

Home Learning: Science and Maths (Tudor project is ongoing)

Please remember walk to Bushey Station the morning of Friday 20th January.  I will let parents/carers know if they are required to accompany the class.

 

Watford Junior Challenge Run 2017

The Watford Junior Challenge Run, organised by Watford Harriers, will take place on Saturday 18 March 2017 at Cassiobury Park from 11.15am.

There will be races for U8, U10, U12 and U14.

If your child is interested in entering ask them to collect an entry form from Mrs Burns

 

Nightingale Weekly News

We have had an interesting week and the children were engaged in a practical Science session investigating opaque, translucent and transparent materials.  Will add more later …

 

Saracens Tickets!

 

For every ticket bought by a Bromet Family the school receives ‘cashback’

 

Happy New Year

Welcome back to a new term! For information, the children will be learning about the following:

English – explanation texts and poetry and the guided reading text is The Railway Children

Science – the topics are Light and Electricity

History – continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British and world history – the Tudors

Geography – know about a selection of UK rivers and describe their physical features – Rivers (after half-term)

Computing – Staying Connected – safe use of online technologies

Music – learning to play basic notes on the recorder (please bring your own recorder to school – sessions scheduled for Wednesday before half-term

Art/DT – Textiles – sewing – use different types of stitches: Clay – design and make model of a river animal

PE – Year 5 Swimming on Thursday afternoons; PE sessions with Falcon Class.  We will also keep up with Fitter Futures keep fit sessions

Jigsaw is the new PHSCE scheme – Dreams and Goals

MFL – French with Mme Lawson – Les Loisirs – hobbies

RE with Mrs Bastable – research celebrations related to key figures in Jewish religion and Christianity – Holy week/Easter

Maths will continue to cover the National Curriculum units

Any changes to these topics and up-dates will be included in the weekly class blog.  The main timetable change is that I will be accompanying Year 5 swimming on Thursday afternoons from 2.00 pm so my PPA time is now on Monday afternoons when the children will be learning French and RE.

Separate letters will be sent out regarding visits and other events. Date for diary – Class Assembly – 10 February!

Thank you 

Mrs Forty and Mrs Lewis

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