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Picture 1 Miss Anderson - Jackdaw Class Teacher
Picture 2 Miss Leech - Wren Class Teacher

Autumn Term in Jackdaw, Wren and Goldfinch 


Autumn Term 1

Welcome back to a new year at Nightingale and welcome to KS2. We hope you had a relaxing summer and have come back ready learn! Here is some of the learning we will enjoy this half term.


Myths and Legends


Literacy and Guided Reading

We will be exploring the topic of myths and legends this term! We shall be completing some fantastic writing involving dragons and other mythical creatures. We will be looking at rich dragon based texts that will inspire the children to use adventurous vocabulary and use their brilliant imaginations. This will support their learning of inference.



We are beginning the term by looking at place value and how it underpins the four operations which we will be learning next. The children will be using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods to become quality mathematicians. 



They will be studying the role of the skeleton and muscles in humans and animals. They will also look at how nutrition can impact their growth. We will also be exploring a longitudinal study about how their bodies change throughout the year. 



We will be practicing sketching skills to draw our own dragon. Then we will be taking the eye of the dragon to explore detailed textures through the use of plasticine or clay.



We will be studying map skills to complete a secret mission. They will be learning how to use a compass, symbols and 4 point grid references to achieve this.



The children will be recapping the rules of E-Safety and creating strategies that highlight how important it is that we stay safe on the internet.




We will be study 'Being me in the world'. This will involve the children understanding the people and the environment around them and understand how the choices they make can impact themselves and others.



In year 3, they are lucky enough to take part in Listen2Me music lessons on a Thursday and they are learning recorder this term.



We will be looking at communities this half term and the different roles we take in our smaller communities and wider communities. We will also explore the differences between a Christian based community and a Hindu based Community.



In KS2, the children now get the exciting opportunity to learn a language and at Nightingale, we learn spanish. The children will begin by learning the basic letter sounds and greetings.



Important information:


Spelling homework is handed out on a Thursday and is due in the following Wednesday ready for their test. Children are also expected to read regularly and fill in their reading diaries.  This is a vitally important part of learning for all children; the more opportunities they have to read-the better!


Things to Bring!

Swimming Kits

Wren: Wednesday

Goldfinch: Thursday

Jackdaw: Thursday and Friday.


Library Books to exchange for a new one in our library time.

Jackdaw: Monday

Wren: Thursday

Goldfinch: Friday


P.E Kits

Jackdaw: Monday and Thursday

Wren: Monday and Wednesday

Goldfinch: Wednesday and Friday