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Nightingales Class 2017 -18

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Hello and welcome to Nightingales class page! On this page you can find out about what we have been learning and all the exciting things we have coming up.


May 2018

We have had a fantastic half term and are ready for a well-earned break! Please look in the 'Summer' tab below for our newsletter and details of all the amazing things we have done this term. Have a lovely break, enjoy the sunshine (fingers crossed) and I look forward to welcoming Nightingales back for the next part of the summer term.


Best wishes,

Mrs. Hudson


March 2018

We are coming to the end of a busy half term, thank you for your continued support with reading regularly at home, practising times tables and supporting your child's journey through year two. Please look in the Spring Term section below for the latest newsletter telling you about all the exciting things we have been doing recently. Next half term our topic will be all about Australia.


Have a lovely break and I will look forward to seeing everyone back after the holiday.

Mrs Hudson


February 2018

Our current topic for Spring I is Once Upon A Time. This half term we will be exploring the wonderful world of fairy tales in English including: The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk and the modern version 'Jack and the Incredibly Meanstalk'. We have written our own fairy tale stories with a twist by changing the characters and the endings with some really creative results!

As part of our topic we will be helping characters from the tales in Science including helping Cinderella find the best material to absorb spills when she is cleaning, which material is best for keeping Goldilocks' porridge insulated and how to help Jack down from his beanstalk! Have a look in the Science page below for some photographs of our scientific investigations.

In Creative Curriculum we will be exploring castles and their features, and learning about the Battle of Hastings. We will get creative in Art and design our own castle to keep out intruders.

What a fantastic half term we have lined up...


PE is on a Monday and Thursday for this half term but please ensure all PE kits are in school every day.


January 2018

Welcome back to a new term and a new year! This term our topic is 'Once Upon a Time' and covers traditional tales (and some with a modern twist) for our English lessons and across the curriculum. 

We will be learning about the Battle of Hastings and what that meant for England in 1066 and already the children are showing themselves to be brilliant researchers, using books and IPads to find lots of information. Please look in the Creative Curriculum section below for some photographs of our learning this week.


December 2017: As well as our usual lessons we have really enjoyed the Christmas celebrations of the previous week. A Christmas dinner, crafts with grandparents, Christmas jumper day and ending with a party on Friday with a very special visitor...

Please see photographs from our Grandparents Crafts morning in Wow! days & Celebrations folder below

We have more crafts and exciting things to look forward to as we go into the last three days of term and I hope to see lots of you at the Christmas Fete on Tuesday 19th. Many thanks for your support with helping children settle into year two and I wish everyone a peaceful and happy Christmas & New Year. 

Mrs. Hudson


November 2017: Our current topic is London's Burning, and we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We have been fascinated to learn about what happened and why, reflecting on how hard it would have been to put out the flames without the Fire Brigade to help.


In the next few weeks we will be Video Conferencing with the National Archives, asking all the questions we want to find out about the Great Fire of London and enjoying a visit from the Fire Brigade to learn more about what they do. We will even be baking our own bread, but will be much more careful than the baker on Pudding Lane who started the fire!

We will also be looking at the works of artist JMW Turner and using his style to help us paint our own versions of what the Great Fire of London might have looked like. Although Turner was painting a long time after the fire his style has really inspired us.

Friday 24th November

This week has been really exciting as we have been baking bread, video conferencing with National Archives and enjoying a visit from Luton Fire Service. We learned how to stay safe by never playing with fire and how to get help if we do need it. One lucky person raced firefighter Adam to put on all the firefighter kit and won (with just a little bit of help!). Photographs of all these exciting events are in Creative Curriculum in the link below. What an exciting week!


We also learned this helpful rhyme:

Matches, matches, never touch.

They can hurt you very much.


Thank you to Luton Fire service for their time, we loved the visit and especially enjoyed using the hoses on the fire engine, even if they did squirt us too!