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It has been another busy week in Nightingale Class. We had a themed day on Monday to start our topic of the Great Fire of London. We made scones, played games and looked at the diary of Samuel Pepys. The children loved learning about the Great Fire of London and are very excited to discover more facts about the Great Fire of London!


In English we have been looking at the story of Cinderella. We are starting to understand the text more by answering some comprehension questions and exploring the characters emotions. On Friday we looked at describing Cinderella through her appearance and emotions. In Maths we have been looking at addition. We started the week by using a 100 square and then moved to a number line.

Challenge: can you draw a number line to answer these addition problems?

11 + 8 =

15 + 30 =

25 + 42 =


World Science Day

On Friday it was World Science Day. We celebrated this by looking at materials. We investigated which material Cinderella would want to wear to do the chores and which material Cinderella’s wicked step mother would want her to wear.


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In maths we have been looking at 2D shapes and cosolidating our knowledge on their names and their properties. In our starter sessions, we have been working in teams to recap our number skills. This improves our skills to allow for rapid recall. We are beginning to use sentence starters to compare shapes and give reasons for similiarities and differences.

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Challenge: Tell an adult the names of these shapes and their properties (number of sides and vertices). Can you compare shapes? Give reasons for similarities and differences.


In English, we are focussing on the story of Cinderella. This week, we have been focusing on understanding the text. We have looked at using emotive language. We have also practised our text with actions.





In order for your child to achieve End of Key Stage 1 expectations, it is crucial that they can spell.

Your child should have brought home a high frequency word list. These are words that the children should already be able to read and spell. We will be testing these spellings in a variety of ways before Christmas.











Our new topic is all about materials. We have been focusing on the Great Fire of London. The children seem really engaged in the topic and are keen to find out all about the fire!

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In our topic we have continued to look at plants. The children investigated the requirements of planting a seed. Over this half term, we will continue to observe our seeds to see which requirement is best for the growth of a seed.


In English this week, we have been innovating a text. The children are starting to be more creative in their writing. Most children are starting to make their work more exciting by using expanded noun phrases and by up levelling vocabulary.


This week, we have been focusing on mental maths. We have tried to secure our knowledge in a range of skills (counting up and down, times tables, counting in multiples of ten from a number etc). The children are becoming more and more confident in these skills. We will continually revisit these skills each week.


A good week Nightingale class, well done!



* Mathletics and Timestable Rockstar can be accessed using your child’s year one username and password.

* Book changing day is every Friday. Please remember to read the book several times with your child. Questioning your child on the book is extremely important as it will build up comprehension skills (A requirement for year two assessments).

On Thursday we visited Tropical World. It was so much fun! We completed a plant workshop in the morning. We found out lots of information on trees. We went hunting around the woods for lots of mini beasts.  After lunch, we walked to Tropical World. We observed lots of different plants and animals in their habitats.  We even saw a crocodile!


I was really impressed with their behaviour. It was a great day!


In school, we have been working really hard in Maths. We have been looking at partitioning numbers in different ways.



This week we have been focusing on Jack and the Beanstalk. We have been very busy creating text maps, freeze frames and comprehending the text through actions and questions.



Great week! Well done Nightingale.



Nightingale class have had a fantastic start to the Autumn term. I have been extremely impressed with the attitudes towards learning this week.


We are going to visit Tropical World next Thursday. This will link nicely with our plant topic. We are really excited for our first trip.