Welcome back to school for a busy Summer Term of learning.

Gamston Church of England Primary School

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Nightingale Class

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Hello and welcome to Nightingale Class


Miss Pettit, Mrs Green and Miss Lamb would like to welcome everyone back for what is looking to be a very busy Summer term. 



Our topic for this term is SUPERHEROES. We will be looking at different kinds of Superheroes, what makes them 'super' as well as creating our own Superheroes with powers. 


On Wednesday 24th April, Nightingale got the opportunity to be Superheroes themselves at Torworth Gymnastics Club. The children were put into groups and rotated round a range of gymnastic activities such as balance beams, vault, bars and floor, which tested their strength and control. The coaches helped us to learn lots of new shapes and supported us to use the equipment safely. What a fantastic day! Pictures to come. 



English homework and spellings will be sent home on a Monday and will need to be returned the following Monday. Maths homework will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be returned the following Friday. Children are expected to read at least three times a week at home. 

Year 2 Secret Agent Training


Year 2 are currently training to be Secret Agents. Everyone is working so hard and learning so much in their training. Well done everybody!


As part of their training, the Secret Agent Training Service are challenging Year 2 to complete a series of short tasks to become Secrets Agents for the Queen and for the Government! As part of this training, they have to work hard to search for clues in texts and solve problems. On the completion of tasks, they receive clues to help you crack a mystery code. 


Remember! Becoming a Secret Agent is not going to be easy. It will take hard work and determination to keep each challenge top secret so we can complete the training.

Year 1 Phonics Screening Parents Meeting


Please follow the links to view the Phonics Screening video clips as shown by Miss Pettit at the meeting on 7th May. These will help you understand what the Phonics Screening tests entail and how you can help your child prepare for this. The testing period will take place from the week commencing the 10th June. 


If you were unable to make the meeting or have any questions, please organise a time to meet with Miss Pettit, who will be happy to help.



Our Spring topic was Africa. The children absolutely loved this topic and learnt where Africa is, located Kenya on a map, explored the climate, weather and landscapes of Kenya, and looked at the different animals living there. We were lucky enough to go on an amazing trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, where we saw lots of the African animals we had learnt about, such as meerkats, monkeys, lions, tigers and giraffes. We even got to hold some of the fantastic animals in the classroom. What an amazing day! Pictures to come soon.

Special Mentions

Please see the Special Mentions page. 


Helpful websites


Hit the Button - a great game for learning number bonds, doubles and halves, multiplication and division facts.


Daily 10 - you can practise all sorts of maths questions to help develop your confidence.