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Nightingales Class

Mrs Prevett and Mrs Crump

We are looking forward to the children returning for the Spring Term. 

In Maths, the children will continue to use Times Tables Rockstars to support their learning in recalling their tables.  Addition and subtraction is continuing into the new year and will lead into multiplication and division.  Nightingales will work to deepen their understanding in maths through problem solving and reasoning tasks. 

In English, the children will be exploring a variety of texts, including narratives, non-chronological reports, letters, instructions and poetry.  Nightingales will be concentrating on spelling rules this term to use alongside their phonetic knowledge and we are starting to join our writing. 

Our topic focus question this term is ‘Which nurse had the biggest impact? ,we will be looking at the impacts of historical people like Florence Nightingale, Edith Cavell and Mary Seacole.  In the second part of the term we move to Geography where China will be a focus country and we will use this to study the similarities and differences between the two cultures.  In Science we will be looking at plants and living things in their habitats.  What animals and plants need to survive will be a big focus. 

Nightingales’ Art lessons will continue to be with Mrs Morton and the children will be experimenting with colour while studying the artists Paul Klee and Mark Rothko.  In ICT we will be using the program ‘Fix the Factory’, a lego themed game with allows the children to experiment with the basics of programming.  In PE the class will learn how to successfully play invasion games and  RE will look into the question ‘Why are some stories special?’. 

We look forward to another term full of hard work and success! 

Mrs. Prevett