Welcome to Tyndale Class.
The children asked if they could bring some money to spend at the castle shop. They can do to a maximum of £5.
Next Monday, the 15th June, Tyndale class will be visiting Nottingham Castle for the day. We will leave school after registration so no need for an earlier start, although please ensure the children arrive promptly, and will return for the usual home time. For your information, I am including some notes that will help our trip run smoothly.
For your reassurance, 5 adults will be accompanying the children on this trip and children will be assigned to a small group of 5 pupils with an adult leader. We have a qualified first aider with us should there be any incidents requiring medical attention.
Thank you for your assistance and we all hope we have an excellent day out.
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Monday 15th June.
The date is booked for a trip to Nottingham castle where we will see and handle many of the castle artefacts we have been learning about in the classroom. A letter will be coming home in the next few days to confirm final arrangements.
If you are unsure about anything please feel free to pop in.
We are sure the children will have a wonderful day!
We will continue our instructions next half term to prepare and enjoy a small Norman feast. Sorry, Tyndale children only.
It is officially Summer at Gamston !
Mrs Paterson is here once again to help our children develop the school garden. We have been very busy since April and the garden is now taking shape and lots of plants and vegetables are beginning to grow. This is a wonderful time of year and our children get the extra benefit of experiencing our outdoor classroom for extended learning.
All of the children in Tyndale class have a reading book, we listen to the children read at least once a week ,therefore the children need their books and diaries with them every day. Please ensure that you are listening to your child read at home too at least three times a week.
We will be setting the children homework and this needs to be handed in for the following week . The homework will alternate between Maths and English. Any queries please feel free to pop in and see either Mrs Law or Mrs Stringer.
We have enjoyed looking again at a variety of games to help improve our knowledge and understanding of Venn and Carroll diagrams. We have recapped how to use a ruler and measure in millimetres, centimetres and metres. Tyndale have learnt about kilometres and had a go in solving number problems using these measures. We are also revisiting children’s knowledge and understanding of the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including drawing shapes with particular properties. Every Friday morning we have a Mental Maths ‘test’ to consolidate our skills.
We have recently been updating our skills for instruction writing. We looked at instructions examining their features, then wrote our own for making jam sandwiches. The children followed their instructions and realised just how much detail they had missed out! All of them were given what they needed and tucked in.
Welcome to Tyndale Class.
This term we are revising Shape Space and Measure strands of the curriculum to prepare the children for SATS after the May half term break. We have enjoyed looking again at a variety of games to help improve our knowledge and understanding of Venn and Carroll diagrams. We have recapped how to use a ruler and measure in mm, centimetres and metres. Tyndale have learnt about kilometres and have had a go in solving problems. The children have also developed their skills about bar charts and symmetry. Every morning we practise mental recall skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We’ve improved our skills of answering word questions as well as our techniques to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
We welcome Mrs Judith Stringer to Class Tyndale.
Mrs. Stringer will teach Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mrs. Law -Thursday and Friday.
This term our topic is Castles, Towers and Turrets. This will also incorporate our science topic of Materials.
We will be looking at the features of castles, life in a castle and different types of castles. Linking the topic cross curricular the children will be focusing on science and design technology. Tyndale class will be making their own castle with a moving drawbridge! We also have a very exciting trip to a castle to look forward to.
The children are all settled in and we have been working very hard this term so far. Here are some of the things that we have been doing:
Topic - The Secret Garden
Doing lovely art work with Mrs Appleyard for our own Garden Centre
Every Friday morning before Swimming we have a spelling ‘assessment’ of words- including the National Curriculum ‘bank’ and vocabulary the children learn with associated classroom subjects. The children will receive a note on Friday of either successful completion of spelling targets or a note that they may need to practice a little more. We do appreciate your continued support in this area - thank you.
This is what we will be doing in Maths in the next half term:
Here's what you can help your child with:
Thank you for all the help you give
In the autumn term children are exploring the astounding world of The Scented Garden. They have tiptoed through marvellous plants, flowers and herbs and are discovering that the ‘outside’ always makes people happier and helpful to each other.
We have learnt that gardens are sunshine, food and medicine for our wellbeing. Over the weeks we have also benefitted from ‘harvesting’ vegetables from the school garden (please browse our picture gallery)
Every week Mrs Law has been working with the children to encourage participation in our ‘outdoor classroom’. We have been lucky to have Mrs C Paterson Ralphs mum (who volunteers her time and expertise) to work with children on a Friday afternoon. Mrs Paterson and Mrs Law are also trying to organise a whole school creative festive collaboration to create a Christmas gift for their families.
Nearer the time we will be requesting contributions of flora and fauna from your gardens for the children to use so we hope to see some fantastic creations from our lovely children.