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Nightingales - Year 5

Welcome to Nightingales Year 5 


                                 Class teacher:                Mrs Hamblin

                       Teaching assistant:       Mrs Cooper 

Heritage Craft Project

Growing butterflies

Nightingales have taken delivery of some caterpillars this week.  They are looking forward to watching them eat and grow and then metamorphose into butterflies.  How long will it take?  Watch out for more photographs of their development via the link below.


Visit to St Edmunds 


This term Nightingales were invited to a taster day at St Edmunds.  Linked to our class topic on the Victorians, we made block print insects and baked apple pies.

Art and DT at St Edmunds - 11th November 2017

Nightingales had an amazing day at the Cathedral (18th November 2016). They took part in a number of different activities, looking at the history of the local area and the impact of World War 1.  Here are some pictures taken during the day.

World War 1 - at the Cathedral

100 years after the end of the Battle of the Somme

Here are a selection of calendars Nightingales made following our visit to Salisbury Cathedral.  These are based on the sweet heart pin cushions made by convalescing soldiers and sent home from the battlefield.  It was amazing to see some of the original pin cushions on display.  Some of the children were thrilled to be able to talk to a veteran from World War 2, who had come to look at the 100 hearts exhibition.

Calendars inspired by our visit to the Cathedral (World War 1 Day)

We have recently sent out passwords to enable children to access the Active Primary website at home. You may find that your child has been set maths homework that means they need to access this site.  All passwords should have been written in their reading  record.   Please remember children are welcome to attend homework club if there are any problems.

Letter to parents Spring 2017

Martial Arts Taster Session 


This week the children have had the opportunity to take part in a taster for Martial Arts Club, which runs on a Thursday after school.  This is free for all KS 2 children, but places are limited, so please return forms promptly if you are interested.  Thank you.  


Photographs to follow.


3D Pictures 

The children worked really hard last term creating pictures with the illusion of depth.  We looked at how vanishing points are used to produce a 3D version of our own names and a room within a room.  Some of examples of their finished work are posted below.  The children should be bringing their finished art work home this week for you to see.

3D Watercolour pictures

X Table Links 


In class this week we have been focusing on our 9 x table.  Ensuring the children are secure in their times table knowledge will be invaluable in class.  I have posted a link to an external site which may help with this. There are a number of different interactive games that the children can access from here.  Of course they can also use Mathletics as well.


Knowing the division facts is also just as important.

Celebrating World Book Day - some amazing costumes!

Exciting news! This week linking to the science topic of life cycles we have been able to see the ducklings hatch.  We currently have eight.  They are the offspring from our adult ducks hatched last year.  

The new hatchlings

Nightgale Class have been making bread.  We are looking forward to sharing our finished designs.