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Welcome to Nightingale Class!

Welcome back to the 2nd part of the Summer Term 2019. 


Over the next few weeks our class will be looking at where different outdoor sports take place:

Where would you see this outdoor sport?

We will be learning about the countries of the UK, the geographical regions and key topographical features such as hills, mountains, coasts and rivers and discover which sports take place in these places.

We will also learn about the key topographical features around the World. We will find out which are the highest mountains, longest rivers and major cities. 




What would happen to a World         without bees?             

Throughout this unit of work we found out many facts about bees and how and why they are so important.  Globally there are more honey bees than other types of bees and pollinating insects. They are the World's most important pollinator of food crops. Pollination is needed for plants to reproduce.


We  also explored the requirements of plants for life and growth and the part that plants play in the in the life cycle.

This learning challenge  will ensure that the children have the opportunity to explore relevant skills, knowledge and understanding in Science, Geography, Computing and Art.

ENGLISH-Summer 2

We will be learning about key features of poetry including:

Onomatopoeia - a word that imitates a sound.

Alliteration - words  close together sharing the same beginning sound.

Repetition - repetition in poetry is pleasant to the ear.

RhymePoetry doesn’t have to rhyme, but many poems do.
Figurative Language -Poetry leaves no room for dull, boring words. Through a poet’s use of descriptive language, your children will be able to picture a poem’s colours, sounds, and textures. 


Children’s poetry is a delight to the senses. I hope you jump right in—a wonderful world of words awaits!


The main stimulus for this unit of work will be "Around the World in Eighty Poems" - a selection of poetry from around the World. The children will use various poems to 'magpie' ideas for their own poetry. 


Our Class Story will be "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne       


ENGLISH- Summer 1

We will be learning about narrative forms in our writing. Characteristics of  narrative writing include characters, setting,  plot, build up, conflict or problem, point of view, solution and conclusion. The main stimulus for this unit of work will be the Roald Dahl story of Fantastic Mr. Fox. The children will use this story to 'magpie' ideas for their own creative narrative.             




We will continue to focus on the 4 rules needed for calculation, reasoning and understanding . The 4 rules are addition, subtraction , multiplication  and division. 

During the first part of the summer term we will be applying the four rules in our work on fractions. We will learn that fractions are  part of whole shapes, objects, a set of objects and numbers.  We aim to remember and understand what the numerator is and what the denominator is in a fraction.

During the second part of the Summer term we will focus on Time, looking at time, sequencing, calendars  and timed events and activities.


Times tables will continue to be a strong focus in our learning.




PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays. Children are expected to have PE kits in school which consist of green shorts, T shirts and trainers, and children are also able to have jogging bottoms and sweatshirts available as outdoor PE will carry on as long as nothing falls from the sky!  Long hair needs to be tied back, and earrings must be removed for health and safety reasons.


Mrs. White and the senior leadership team will be carrying out spot checks on school uniform every week. Children need to ensure they have white shirts, grey trousers or skirts, school jumpers or cardigans, school ties, school shoes and school socks. 




RE and PSHCE has been thought through carefully and the subject coverage is intended to be appropriate for our learners. It aims to  help children learn about themselves, others and their rights and responsibilities.


In RE this term we will ask the question-

Why do people believe different things about how the World began?

The children will learn about different views regarding creation, including creation stories from different religions.


In PSHCE the children will demonstrate how they can be good listeners and reliable friends.



We use the popular 'Charanga' scheme to support the children's appreciation of music.  We are currently enjoying the theme of 'Bringing us Together' through singing, rhythm  listening and appraising.



Homework is handed out on THURSDAYS  and collected in again on WEDNESDAYS. Every week the children will have spellings and times tables to practise and a task on mymaths. They will be tested weekly on spellings and times tables. Lots of children have already joined the 100 club, meaning they have achieved 100 calculations correct in 5 minutes. Children are expected to read five times a week with an adult noting it in their reading logs. 

Questions to ask your children when reading together

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