Nightingale Class

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by brometadmin
Class Teacher: Mr Fernandez
Supported by: Mrs Ridout, Mrs Bastable
Our Curriculum:
Madame Lawson teaches French.

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Bedtime Story Competition 2017

Posted on September 5th, 2017 by Robin Class

Do you know a child aged between 5 and 11 years old who has a brilliant idea for a bedtime story? Would they love to see it published as a fantastic picture book? Book People, in association with Little Tiger, are on the lookout for the nation’s best storyteller!

 Any child living in the UK aged between 5 and 11 years old can take part in Book People’s Bedtime Story Competition. Schools, libraries and community groups are welcome to submit entries for their children, too. All they will need to do is:

  • Write a 200-800 word bedtime story about friendship
  • Have a parent or guardian submit their entry using the link below
  • All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on Monday 2 October

One winner will be selected from each age category and one overall winner will be chosen to have their book illustrated by Alison Brown, published by Little Tiger and sold exclusively through Book People!

To find out more, go 

Mr Libberton

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Hertfordshire Library Services

Posted on September 4th, 2017 by Robin Class

Here are some events at local Hertfordshire Libraries. Click the link to find out about different events and activities on offer.

Weekend Stories – story time for under 8s

Weekend Stories are story time sessions in the library aimed at children under 8 years old. Come along to Saturday Stories or Sunday Stories and enjoy listening to old favourites and discovering new stories too.

This is a family event and all ages are welcome.

  • £1 voluntary donation per family

Hertfordshire Weekend Stories


Chatterbooks – reading groups for 8-12 year olds
Whether your child is already an avid reader or needing some inspiration, joining Chatterbooks is a great way to encourage them to have fun with books.

Please find more information about when the groups meet and to apply for a space in the link

Hertfordshire Chatterbooks


If you take part in any of these activities please let us know at school it would be great to share experiences at the Library.
Many Thanks
Mr Libberton

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Welcome back Nightingale Class / Autumn Term Week1

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Welcome back Nightingale Class!

During the first week, we will be getting to know each other, establishing class rules,  and organising children routines. Our Meet the Teacher meeting is Thursday 14th September 3:30 in our classroom. If you can’t make it, let me know and I’ll give you the handouts.

On Mondays, home learning/reading records are due in. Reading comprehension and handwriting practice will be completed by students. (RE/French during the afternoon)

Tuesday (Art/ PE during the afternoon)

Aprons, PE Kits, and water bottles are due in. During Tuesdays, I will check children home learning/reading records and if there are some comments or suggestions from parents. Timetables and spelling practice will be done by students.

Wednesday (Music/Jigsaw/History during the afternoon)

Home learning/ reading records are sent out. Homework books will go out and due back the following Monday (School Bags will go out for the first week). This will give us a day to hear all the children read and ensure their reading book is appropriate. Reading comprehension and handwriting practice will be completed by students.

Thursday (Science/Geography during the afternoon)

During this week students will be explained about doing experiments in Science. Every Thursday the students will have the opportunity to bring their own experiments related to our topic and show what they have done. This term is related to Living things and their habitats (Science experiments due in). Timetables and spelling practice will be done by students.

Friday (Music/Jigsaw/Computing during the afternoon)

Reading comprehension and handwriting practice will be completed by students (Science experiments send out).

During the Autumn term the students will be learning the following:

In Literacy, the lessons will be divided between Units such as Poetry (Charles Causley and Michael Rosen poems), Fiction (Greek and Roman Myths and Legends), Non-fiction (Animals on the move) and comprehension (Reports/Relative Clauses).

In Maths, the lessons will be divided between Units such as Place Numbers in the 4 operations, Divisible/Multiple Numbers, Multiply and Divide using mental strategies, Place decimals, Measure angles, weight and time, and Geometry.

In Science, the children will explore the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. They will describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals and they will describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

In History, the children will discover the Ancient Cultures from Greece and Rome. They will understand how the Roman withdrawal from Britain happened and the fall of the Roman Empire. In Geography, the children will understand about the physical geography of Greece and Rome.

In Music and Art, the children will learn about different artists from European countries and the influence of those artists nowadays.

In RE, the children will be comparing Judaism and Christianity and the rules for living.

In French, the children will be revising basic questions, answers, and numbers. They will talk about themselves and family.

In PE, the children will have Athletics, Future Fitters (Gym), Dance, and Team games.

Have a lovely week!

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Nightingale Class 6.7.17

Posted on July 6th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Ben Morrow was nominated our Friend of the Term in Nightingale Class.

We have enjoyed reading poems in English this week – the focus has been on similes and metaphors.  In Maths, we revised symmetry and moved on to reflective symmetry and co-ordinates.

Home Learning – English and Maths

We look forward to Pet Morning and those of you bringing in pets have been sent a note outlining the plan for the morning.

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Nightingale Class 29 June

Posted on June 29th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

We had a wonderful trip to Knebworth House – the children enjoyed the interesting activities linked to the Tudors and we did follow up work yesterday.  Also, we were fortunate to see the Year 6 puppet show this morning which was fun.

Please ensure permission slips are returned for Pet Morning (12th July) as soon as possible.

Home Learning – English and Maths

Star of Week – Hana Cunnane

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22 June 2017

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 by Nightingale Class

We look forward to our local area walk to Watford Heath tomorrow and our class trip to Knebworth House next Tuesday.

The children did well in the Fun Run last Friday.

Enjoy the Summer Fete on Sunday!

Home Learning: Maths and English

Star of the Week:  Alex

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Nightingale Class 16th June

Posted on June 16th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Non-uniform day (sportswear) for the Sponsored Run/Walk this afternoon and donations for Summer Fete – so a busy end to the week.

Please provide children with sun hats and water bottles during this period of hot weather!

Please return permission slips for Knebworth House trip on 27th June as soon as possible.

Date for diary – Pet Morning 12th July 2017 – please see separate letter and return permission slip asap.

Home Learning – Maths and Spellings

Star of the Week – Abdullahi Mohamed

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Maths Problem Solving Week

Posted on June 10th, 2017 by Eagle Class

This coming week is Maths Problem Solving Week.

All the children will be completing activities in their class rooms.  Reception up to Year 4 will also be taking part in a Problem Solving Workshop run by The Happy Puzzle Company.

After school, in the hall from 3.15pm, on Monday only, you will have the opportunity to purchase games and puzzles for as little as 75p.

Please see the web link below for a voucher to use when making your purchase on Monday, you can print it off yourself, to claim the Happy Puzzle Voucher, or alternatively collect one on arrival at the school hall on Monday.

There is a Problem Solving workshop of Parents only on Tuesday at 6.30pm, please complete the return slip on the letter sent out previously to indicate your interest so that we are able to cater for the numbers.

Thank you.


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8th June 2017

Posted on June 8th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

The children have worked hard in Maths and calculated percentages and started to solve word problems!  Next week is problem-solving week so they should enjoy working out the Maths Challenges …

We have completed the English Unit on Greek Myths, culminating in the children writing one of their own.

We wish Bon Voyage to those Year 5 children going to France tomorrow and we hope the weather is good for the rest of us on our walk to Merry Hill.

Thank you to the volunteers who have offered to walk with the class on 9th and 23rd June.  I will confirm volunteers for 27th June when all the reply slips for Knebworth House have been received.

Star of week:  Maryanne Cash

Home Learning – revision of percentages (Maths) and Spellings

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Summer Fete! 

Posted on June 4th, 2017 by Swift Class

Jazzy Jars are due in tomorrow. There will be tables in the playground for you to put them on. 

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25th May Nightingale Class

Posted on May 25th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Have a lovely half-term and enjoy the sunshine!

We are having a well-being day for the children on Friday 26th May when we will be doing some art activities.  The children should enjoy a break from the normal timetable after a busy term.

For the summer term, please ensure your child has a sunhat, sun cream, water bottle and up-to-date asthma medication in school.  Dates for next term: 9th June and 23rd June – local walks (9th June Year 5 French trip), 27th June – Knebworth House trip.

Home learning – English and Maths.  The local area projects were amazing!

Star of Week: Thanisshka


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18th May 2017

Posted on May 18th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Year 5 parents/carers of children going on day trip to France on 9th June, please note that there is an information meeting after school on 24th May.

Reminder for Nightingale Class that projects about local area (Watford) are due in next Tuesday.

Home learning – Maths and English/Spellings

Star of Week – Zainab

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11 May 2017

Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

It was lovely to go to the garden on Wednesday afternoon in the sunshine and enjoy being outside.  In English, we are continuing to read the Greek Myths and we wrote a character description of Perseus today.  In Maths, we have been solving word problems.

Mrs Pace and Mrs Doonan visited the class for a brief circle time to discuss and fully explain the Behaviour Policy ;and to remind all children that unacceptable behaviour  results in consequences.

Please remember to return reply slips for the walks on 9th June and 23r June (I am aware the majority of Year 5 children are going to France on the 9th).

Star of Week  Maisie McBroom

Home Learning  English/Spellings; Maths (revision of improper fractions and mixed numbers)


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4th May

Posted on May 4th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Hope you enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend.  The children have worked hard this week reading the Greek Myths in English and working on fractions in Maths.  They produced some lovely detailed, charcoal drawings of shells and recorded the objects by taking photographs.  We are looking forward to learning Science (Earth and Space) in French on Friday afternoon – merci to Mme Lawson.

Dates for diary:  Local walks – 9th and 23rd June (separate letters being sent electronically)

Star of week:  Kayden Lyons

Home Learning:  English and Maths (revision)

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27 April

Posted on April 27th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Enjoy the May Bank Holiday weekend.  Please remember the children are going to Merchant Taylors’ School tomorrow and they must come to school in PE tops and tracksuit bottoms/leggings as they will be doing some PE at the school.  Children need to wear appropriate outer clothing for the weather conditions.  We are looking forward to an interesting and informative day.


Home learning – Maths and English

Date for diary – Round the World Day 30th June and our class will be hosting the country of India on that day.

Star of the week:  Henrick Lee

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