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

Parents’ Workshop on Handwriting


Please find attached the PowerPoint used during the meeting on handwriting. Any questions, please come and ask Miss Pettit anytime. 


Miss Pettit will be running the meeting again on 26th June at 4.15 for any parents who were unable to attend. 


Please find the list of Read Write Inc phonic sounds and rhymes using the link below: 



Handwriting PowerPoint

Handwriting paper for practising at home


Our new topic for this term is travel and transport. We went on a fantastic trip time travelling to Southwell Minster. We learnt some new songs, listened to Bible stories, explored how the Church was built and even role-played a Christening to learn about the font. We all had a fantastic day!

So far, we have learnt about the earliest forms of transport compared to modern day methods. We have made Viking ships. Pictures to follow!


Our topic for Summer term 1 has been SUPERHEROES. We have looked at different kinds of Superheroes, what makes them 'super' as well as created our own Superheroes with powers. We have looked at real life heroes, such as Florence Nightgale and learnt what made her a hero. We have discussed our own heroes and why they are special to us. 

On Friday 24th May, we had a Superhero WOW day where we all dressed up as our favourite Superheroes. We made gadgets, shields, masks and puppets. Here are some pictures of what was a really amazing day!



Nightingale Class are Superheroes!


Trip to Torworth Gymnastics Club

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! 


Year 2 Secret Agent Training


A massive well done to Year 2 for completing their Secret Agent Training.


As part of their training, they had to work hard to search for clues and solve problems.  This involved lots of hard work and determination to keep each challenge top secret but they all did an amazing job.


The Secret Agents were presented with their certificates, Secret Agent badges and trophies during the presentation ceremony on Friday 24th May, with each Agent being recognised for strengths they showed during challenges. Well done everyone!



English homework and spellings will be sent home on a Monday and will need to be returned the following Monday. Spelling tests will take place on a Monday morning. Maths homework will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be returned the following Friday. The children are given Learn Its to learn at home which will be tested on Fridays. Children are expected to read at least three times a week at home.


Summer half term homework

Year 1s have got a holiday homework pack to help them practise their phonics in preparation for the phonics screening test. It is not expected that this is all completed but it includes a range of activities for the children to have a go at to help them as well as ideas for games you can play with your child to help them with their phonics. 


Year 2s have some handwriting activities for their holiday homework as well as their usual maths and English homework. It is not expected that this is all completed but is there for the children to have a go at over the holidays.


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.


Learning songs 

Odd and even numbers


Three times table -