Welcome to Nightingales Year 5
Class Teacher: Mrs Hamblin
Teaching Assistant: Miss Marsden
Small Tasks that will make a big difference
Times tables and warm up tasks for maths will really help with any maths you subsequently complete with your child/children. Times Table Rockstars and Mathletics Challenge - where you can complete with children across the world will support this.
We have been looking at imperial units of measure in maths: ounces, pounds, stones, feet, inches, miles pints. Any practical activities which help embed these ideas including cooking would be useful. Particularly comparing these to metric units. Cooking is great for this!
Ensuring you child/children can tell the time (both analogue and digital), including knowledge of the 24 hour clock would also be useful. We usually move on to look at timetables and calculating time differences.
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If you took home the learning pack, the children will have a copy of our class reader the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, along with chapter specific questions focusing on key reading skills. We would normally read this together and the children would then answer the questions themselves, perhaps focusing on a key skill each time.
Discussing and writing your own diary entries might be an interesting way to engage children and would make interesting reading in years to come.
Today 7th January 2020, Nightingales took part in a science afternoon at SWG School, using various tests to determine who was responsible for demise of Flopsy bunny. They used flame testing, chromatography, pH testing and tested viscosity to determine the likely suspect. They really enjoyed having the opportunity to use the facilities in a real lab.
Bonkers Science Day
Children from Year 1 to 6 were able to take part in a number of informative workshops on electricity, run by Will from Bonkers Science. Children worked in groups to make their own membrane switches, which they could then use to light up mini houses. A huge thanks to Will for making so enjoyable for the children.
Term 2 - PE Gymnastics
This term Nightingales Class have been working on balance and have practised different techniques using gym equipment.
CHARACTERS - WORLD BOOK DAY 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.