Year 1 & 2 - Nightingales
Welcome to the Nightingales page! We are a happy class who always try to be the the best that we can be. We work hard and we play hard and absolutely enjoy learning and having fun together!
Your class teacher is Mrs. Vaughan with amazing Teaching Assistants, Mrs. Millward and Mrs Billingham.
The children have settled in so well and are already beginning to develop more independent learning skills. Every day they be smart, be proud and be Offmore!
We have recently re-vamped our class reading area, which the children are all loving! Thank you for you continued support in reading with your child at least three times a week.
We expect the children to be reading at least three times per week at home and for it to be recorded in their reading diary. We already have lots of names in the raffle prize box which will be drawn monthly. Please keep up the good work and keep loving those books!
It can include any genre of book, comics,newspapers, fiction, non-fiction or whatever takes their fancy. We just want it to be a pleasurable time for them and to develop a love of reading. We really enjoy listening to the children's conversations about the books they are enjoying at home.
Homework is set on a Tuesday and is to be brought back into school the following Monday in the red folder, along with their spelling book and reading diary. Everything on the same day to keep it nice and simple. The homework is to support and extend what they have been learning about in class.
We use ClassDojo to share our wonderful learning with our amazing parents as a way to communicate important messages that are specifically for the year 1/2 children. We add photos of some of the exciting things that we do in the school and the children can send us pictures of the things that they do at home. Our children love to earn Dojo points throughout the day, and these are linked to the Offmore Values.
Spring 2020-Robin Hood
HERO OR VILLAIN???
The children in Nightingales have been considering whether Robin Hood is a hero or villain. This links to our core Offmore value of 'respect' and the children have been thinking of ways in which they can be modern day heroes. We have started to compile a list of 'acts of kindness'. Watch this space!
To launch our topic the children went out to the forest and found a capsule with some information and pictures. After some much needed discussion they realised it was the character Robin Hood. They then went on a fact hunt to find out all about him.
So far we have re-told the story of 'Robin Hood and the golden arrow' for this we thought about character and setting descriptions and worked really hard to use time conjunctions. We have also gathered information about castles to write our own chronological report.
In Maths we have working really hard to understand addition and subtraction using number lines, tens frame and the part whole model. As well as this we have been looking at multiplication. So we are all super mathematicians. Make sure you get them to show you their skills on TT Rockstars. We want to be the champion class!
In Science we have been investigating different materials and their properties by looking at how bread is made and the ingredients that are needed. It was delicious and we all loved the experience! We found at that materials can be changed by heating, cooling, stretching, bending and squashing.
We have also loved learning how to weave on a loom. It will quite tricky but we worked together and had some amazing results.
In Nightingales we are also learning French. We have learnt the words for; prince, princess, knight, horse and castle.
Autumn 1 2019 - London
This term our topic is called London. We had a very exciting start as mystery items appeared in our classroom over a weekend. One sticky marmalade sandwich, a red felt hat, a very muddy red wellington boot and an old battered suitcase. I wonder if you can guess who our mystery guest was?
This mysterious occurrence created some quizzical writing and the children generated lots of well written questions and predictions. This has then led into fact finding research about London and its landmarks which the children have been fascinated by. Another big clue to who our visitor was, was finding out about his home country of Peru.
We will be learning about compass points, directional and locational language in order to locate the journey from Peru to London.
Can you guess which class novels we will be reading to the class? I think our enthusiastic children have lots of their own ideas that they will be bursting to share with you! It won’t be long before the big reveal! Keep you posted!