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Gamston Church of England Primary School

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Tyndale Class

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.

Dear parents,

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.


  1. Please note the weather forecast on Monday morning and send your child/ren in appropriate clothes.  School uniform must be worn for identification purposes but strong shoes and a coat for rain, a sunhat and sunscreen for a hot day.  Checking the weather before Monday morning will not necessarily help as weather forecasting is only a “best guess.” 
  2. Please don’t forget packed lunches for those who have chosen to provide these from home. Lunches from school will be collected before departure, please provide a suitable bag for carrying these.  Back packs are the best.
  3. Are any of your children prone to travel sickness? If so, could you please inform a member of staff and provide any medication for this.  Any other necessary medications can be brought on the day and handed over to the first aider.
  4. We ask that children do not bring any sweets for the trip, fruit and a drink will be provided during the morning as per usual.  We also ask that children do not bring any electronic toys as we cannot guarantee their safety.

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.

Yours sincerely,



Don’t forget!  Don’t forget!  Don’t forget! Don’t forget!


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.

smileyIt is officially Summer at Gamston ! smiley


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.


Reading books


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.


Children enjoying their maths lessons

After half term we will revisit  children’s knowledge and understanding of the properties of 2D and 3D shapes  including drawing shapes with particular properties.  We will be developing  and extending their knowledge of properties of special quadrilaterals through investigation and problem solving.

Special Mentions - week ending 10 July 2015

Special Mentions - week ending 3 July 2015

Summer Term


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:


  • Reading, writing and ordering 2-digit and 3-digit numbers
  • Extending number sequences, such as counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Understanding what we mean by Place Value (what each number in a 2-digit or 3-digit number is worth)
  • Learning addition and subtraction facts for numbers up to 10 and 20
  • Understanding addition and subtraction.
  • Learning how to weigh objects
  • Using standard measures
  • Doing lots of fun investigations to make children think
  • Learning how to record our work clearly


  • Learning about how to read and spell words, using phonic strategies, when appropriate
  • Using Power words to make our writing exciting
  • Working with partners and helping each other
  • Using punctuation such as capital letters and full stops, exclamation marks and question marks

Topic - The Secret Garden

  • Learning all about how to look after plants
  • Learning about exotic plants such as the Venus Fly Trap, the Rat-Eating pitcher plant and the Stinkhorn mushroom
  • Writing a chronological report about our trip to the Dukeries Garden Centre
  • Writing non-chronological reports


  • Learning how to mix colours, using powder paints

Doing lovely art work with Mrs Appleyard for our own Garden Centre


  • We are now learning lots of new songs for our Nativity 'Michaelmas Mouse'



Homework smiley

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.

Photo Gallery

This is what we will be doing in Maths in the next half term:

  • Learning doubles and halves of numbers to 20 or 100
  • Learning the 10x table
  • Understand multiplication as repeated addition eg 3 x 2 is the same as 2 + 2 + 2
  • Understand division as sharing
  • Working with money

Here's what you can help your child with:

  • Help him/her to write all the numbers to 100 correctly
  • Teach him/her to count in 2s, 5s and 10s up to 100
  • Teach him/her how to double and halve a number
  • Teach the 10x table
  • Encourage your child to use money when shopping, understand what coins are worth and what coins can be used to pay for things

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.