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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Summer Term

Posted on April 20th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Hope you enjoyed the Easter holidays.  This term we are learning about the following:

History – Local Area

Geography – Local Area – this topic will include walks to Merry Hill and Watford Heath – separate letters will be sent.

Science – Evolution and Inheritance – including a ‘Pet Day’ hopefully!

Design and Technology – model of playground equipment

Art and Music – linked to Geography

Computing – Information Models

PE – Athletics, tennis and rounders (Year 4 commence swimming on Thursday afternoons from 27th April)

Home Learning – project about an aspect of the Local Area (Watford)

Star of the Week – Keisha Lad


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Happy Easter Holidays!

Posted on March 31st, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Thanks to all the parents and carers who accompanied us to Oxhey Park on Wednesday.  The children enjoyed making river creature models out of clay this week to end our topic on Rivers.  Also, their projects were amazing.  Have a good Easter break!  Home Learning is Science, Maths and English.

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KS2 Choir

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

New school choir – sign up now!

The choir will be open to all KS2 children with no auditions needed. Rehearsals will take place at school on Thursdays from 3.15 to 4.00pm with Mrs Williams and Miss Langley Higgs.

The choir will provide a valuable opportunity for the children to develop their vocal technique and build confidence in their abilities, gaining knowledge of music theory and performance skills and, most of all, to enjoy singing together.

Please sign up now on the School Gateway!

Can you help with the choir?

We are looking for a volunteer piano/keyboard accompanist for occasional rehearsals and termly concerts.

We would also like to hear from any parents who want to help with the choir in other ways, whether by supporting children’s engagement during rehearsals, contributing ideas or helping to organise concerts – no musical experience necessary.

If you are interested in any of these roles, or you know someone else who might be, please contact Miss Langley Higgs.

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24th March 2017

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

We have had an exciting week – the finale being the Bromet School Talent Show held this afternoon.  Well done to George and Saphie for being the contestants from our class.  A special CONGRATULATIONS to Saphie for being the KS2 winner of the Show.

Thank you for coming to the Parents’ Evening and we look forward to our walk/visit to Oxhey Park on Wednesday afternoon (29th March).

Star of the Week – John

Home Learning – English and Maths

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16th March

Posted on March 16th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Thank you for reply slips for our walk to Oxhey Park on 29th March.  The children have enjoyed painting scenes of the River Thames in Art this week and writing diary entries in English.  The Home Learning is Maths (revision of shape and angles) and Spellings.  Please remember the River projects are due in on Tuesday 28th March.

Star of week – Louis Gee


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10th March

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Another busy week when the children used switches within circuits during electricity investigation in Science, as well as completing a Science Challenge when they made a flower using 4 piece of paper and scissors only.  Congratulations to Maisie and Danny for having the winning entries for our class!

A letter has been sent out via website regarding a walk to Oxhey Park – please complete the reply slips as soon as possible.  Thank you

Star of Week – Gracie Cowell

Home learning – Geography project about a river in the UK; Spellings

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3rd March

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by Nightingale Class

The children have had an enjoyable week, especially when they dressed as a book character for World Book Day on Thursday.  Congratulations to John for winning the interesting class character outfit.  The children have written stories in English about  a dog to link in with the book of the week – The Dog Who Could Dig, and they really enjoyed meeting my dog Rosie on Friday!!!  Home Learning for this week is Maths and English.  Star of the Week: Tom Charnock

Dates for diary: Art an Craft themed afternoons – Tuesday 21st and 28th March (sewing and clay).  If you can help on these afternoons, please let me know.

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24 February

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Hope everyone had a good half-term and looking forward to better weather and the Spring!!  We have had a busy week in Nightingale Class and the children have worked hard learning about common denominators when adding and subtracting fractions.  In English, we have been reading ‘Oranges in No Man’s Land’ and the children can read this at home via their Active Learn log in.  The highlight of our week was the talent show auditions – congratulations to all those children who took part and we wait to see who will be voted out 2 acts to go through to the KS2 Talent Show.  Please remember Book Week from 27th February – the children will be writing stories and they can dress up as their favourite book character on Thursday 2nd March.  In Maths, we will be learning about Roman Numerals.  Home Learning – English and Maths.  Star of the Week:  Deane Adoum

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World Book Day 2017

Posted on February 20th, 2017 by Robin Class

This year World Book Day is on Thursday 2nd March to celebrate reading books, authors and illustrators. It is held in more than 100 countries around the world. A key aim is to give every child in the UK a book of their own to keep. Every child is eligible to receive a £1 World Book Day Token which can be exchanged for one of ten exclusive £1 World Book Day Books, or if you prefer, use it to get £1 off any full-priced book or audio book. Tokens must be redeemed by the end of March 2016.

We will be celebrating this great event on Thursday, 2nd March, by asking children to come dressed as their favourite book character. There will be prizes for the most original costume in each class and every child will receive their £1 World Book Token.

If you would like to find out more information about World Book Day, there are ideas, activities and resources at: http://worldbookday.com/

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10 February 2017

Posted on February 10th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Happy half-term!!!  Thank you for coming to the Class Assembly this morning.  The children did really well and they have been awarded a marble in the box and they are all Stars of the Week!!!

Next term we will be learning about Rivers in Geography and Electricity in Science.  Book Week is week commencing 27th February.

Home Learning for the half-term is spellings only as the children need a rest and to enjoy reading for pleasure.


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2nd February

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 by Nightingale Class

We look forward to welcoming you at our Class Assembly next Friday 10th February.  The children have written down their own ideas for the Assembly and we  hope you enjoy sharing their highlights of the year so far.  The children have written explanation texts this  week and been measuring in Maths.  Next week in English we will be doing some grammar and sentence structure revision and continue reading The Railway Children.  We enjoyed the walk to Bushey Station and thank you to those parents who accompanied us.

Star of the week:  Lucy Gee

Home learning – Tudor projects due in on Tuesday 7th February.

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Posted on February 2nd, 2017 by Swift Class

Please remember Friday 10th February is “Wear a heart or something red for Home-Start” and donate £1

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Junk Modelling Materials Needed In Robin Class

Posted on January 29th, 2017 by Robin Class

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The children in Robin class are very creative! We need lots of boxes, plastic containers (not milk cartons), rolls of cardboard for our fantastic creations. The children love to make and invent, last week we had Robots, Planes and many more inventive ideas! If you have any of these we would be greatly appreciative.

Many Thanks,

Mr Libberton and Mrs Warner

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Weekly News

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Year 5 did well with their swimming on Thursday and the children wrote some super poems this week – including: riddles, raps and cinquains!

Home Learning: Science and Maths (Tudor project is ongoing)

Please remember walk to Bushey Station the morning of Friday 20th January.  I will let parents/carers know if they are required to accompany the class.

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Watford Junior Challenge Run 2017

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by Eagle Class

The Watford Junior Challenge Run, organised by Watford Harriers, will take place on Saturday 18 March 2017 at Cassiobury Park from 11.15am.

There will be races for U8, U10, U12 and U14.

If your child is interested in entering ask them to collect an entry form from Mrs Burns

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Nightingale Weekly News

Posted on January 18th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

We have had an interesting week and the children were engaged in a practical Science session investigating opaque, translucent and transparent materials.  Will add more later …

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Happy New Year

Posted on January 10th, 2017 by Nightingale Class

Welcome back to a new term! For information, the children will be learning about the following:

English – explanation texts and poetry and the guided reading text is The Railway Children

Science – the topics are Light and Electricity

History – continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British and world history – the Tudors

Geography – know about a selection of UK rivers and describe their physical features – Rivers (after half-term)

Computing – Staying Connected – safe use of online technologies

Music – learning to play basic notes on the recorder (please bring your own recorder to school – sessions scheduled for Wednesday before half-term

Art/DT – Textiles – sewing – use different types of stitches: Clay – design and make model of a river animal

PE – Year 5 Swimming on Thursday afternoons; PE sessions with Falcon Class.  We will also keep up with Fitter Futures keep fit sessions

Jigsaw is the new PHSCE scheme – Dreams and Goals

MFL – French with Mme Lawson – Les Loisirs – hobbies

RE with Mrs Bastable – research celebrations related to key figures in Jewish religion and Christianity – Holy week/Easter

Maths will continue to cover the National Curriculum units

Any changes to these topics and up-dates will be included in the weekly class blog.  The main timetable change is that I will be accompanying Year 5 swimming on Thursday afternoons from 2.00 pm so my PPA time is now on Monday afternoons when the children will be learning French and RE.

Separate letters will be sent out regarding visits and other events. Date for diary – Class Assembly – 10 February!

Thank you 

Mrs Forty and Mrs Lewis


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