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Welcome to Nightingales Year 5


Class Teacher: Mrs Hamblin

Teaching Assistant: Miss Marsden

Topic Web Term 1 - Autumn 2019

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Using microscopes to study the parts of a flower

Topic Web Term 5 2019

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Well done to Nightingales!  A super effort by the children bringing to life their favourite book characters.  More photos to follow.



A super start to term 4 - Launching 


This week we have taken part in science afternoon at South Wilts.  Linked to our science topic (forces), the children made a trebuchet and used it to launch tennis balls.  Despite the rain, the children had an amazing time.  The session finished with an opportunity to launch rockets.  Look out for their recounts of the event.

Starting this Wednesday (27th March 2019) Nightingales will be taking part in Healthy Me Bitesize.

Every Wednesday afternoon this term (for 1 hour), they will looking at healthy eating and taking part in some fun physical activities (this week it was a star jump challenge).  There will be some homework linked to these sessions for them to share with you at home.  It would be really helpful if you could encourage them to complete this before the next session on the following Wednesday.




Nightingales are excited to be taking part in the Christingle Service at the Cathedral tomorrow (6th December).
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Term 2 Week 2 

13th November 2018 


The individual classes  took part in a series of workshops today, as part of our whole school focus on the Armistice and the end of World War 1.  The workshops involving drama and poetry - entitled 'Poppies and Poetry' were then shown to the whole school.  Nightingales focus was the Battle of the Somme.  They performed some emotive poetry based on the events surrounding the battle.


Poppies and Poetry

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Poppies - 100 years - Lest We Forget

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Nightingales have had an amazing first week back at school learning about World War 1 and hope to be able to share some of their work next Friday.


They have also been lucky enough to take part in a murder investigation at South Wilts Grammar School. A huge thank you to everyone involved, especially Mrs Penwarden who looked after us for the afternoon.  A fanatstic opportunity which the children really enjoyed.


This term the children will be improving their football skills during PE - photographs to follow.


17th October 2018.  Linked to the theme of 'Homes'  Nightingales have spent today working on some artwork in the style of Gabi Gimenez a French artist and Traveller.  Creating designs with pastel and paint, using bright and bold blocks of colour. 

Their work will form part of a display at County Hall Trowbridge in January of next year.

Creating the artwork

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Some of the amazing pastel work - ready to be displayed!

Our finished work

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Vultures - Are they worth saving?


Linked to our visit to the Hawk Conservancy during the summer term, Nightingales have just completed some persuasive writing to accompany their fantastic water-colour paintings which are on display outside the classroom.

Water-colour and ink paintings

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Jessica Townsend - The Calling of Morrigan Crow
Nightingales and Owls Class visited Godolphin School today (4th October 2018) and met the author Jessica Townsend.  This was the first in a  number of planned talks to be given by Jessica promoting her new book - The Calling of Morrigan Crow.  We were lucky enough to be able to buy copies of the book before it is on sale generally.  Our sneak preview left excited children brandishing their own personalized copies, eager to read on, having gained an insight into some of Jessica's characters and what inspired them.   

Visit to meet the author - Jessica Townsend

Fantastic News - 26th September 2018 Author Visit 

Nightingales and Woodpeckers to visit Leehurst Swan School to see Cressida Cowell

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.


Topic Web Term 1

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Letter for parents/carers September 2018