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I cannot believe we’re already at the last week of term!  We have been finishing up all our bits of learning for the term including finishing our book ‘The Dark’ by Lemony Snickett, where we finished by writing a persuasive letter to The Dark asking him to please stop terrifying children.  We finished up our work on Geometry and have learnt lots about turns, angles and lines.  We have done some work in Jigsaw on our families and how they are all different and special and learnt about the steps we can take to solve family conflict, like when we fight with our brothers and sisters!  We also had our Beat the Teacher Santa Run this week, where the children did an amazing job and really tested their stamina!  They really rallied their team spirit and helped each other, and their teacher, round the course for a full hour.  Well done everyone!  We also had our delicious Christmas Lunch this week in school and we would like to say a huge thank you to all the kitchen staff for cooking us something special, as well as all the delicious lunches they make us every week.  To all Nightingale children and adults, I would just like to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – have a safe, relaxing and restorative Christmas break!


There has been lots happening in school this week during this busy, festive time of year.  We've recorded our nativity scene and Mrs Hall has been so super impressed and proud of how hard we worked and practiced to achieve such a terrific outcome.  Mrs Bayliss was very impressed with our scene and all of the Year 3s, well done everybody!  Nightingale adults you are in for a treat!

We also had the Panto come to school and we were thrilled to watch the story of Dick Whittington come to life.  The actors did a fantastic job and we loved that they got us involved too - thank you to all the actors for such an amazing show.

In English we have been learning about persuasive letters and in Maths we have started looking at Geometry, thinking about turns and angles.  In History we have been learning about Hadrian's wall and some of us have even been lucky enough to actually see it for real.

We sadly sad  goodbye to Mrs Roberts this week, but we are thrilled to now have Miss Patterson, who joined our class this week.  From January, Miss Patterson will be taking the class on a Thursday and Friday and we are very much looking forward to getting to know her better.

Not long now until the end of term!


This week we had a very exciting visit from the Woodstock museum who came in to school to teach us lots more about The Romans.  We had 2 different workshops, the first of which we got to see replicas of a Roman Soldier's clothes and equipment.  Xavier was lucky enough to get picked to go up and try it on and model it for the whole class.  We also learnt some Roman commands and some of the other children got to dress up as common Roman people and we learnt how their items of clothing demonstrated their wealth and importance.  In the second workshop we became archaeologists and used our investigative senses to work out what some Roman artefacts were.

We have continued to learn about time and have been thinking about months in the year and hours in the day, as well as how and when we use a.m. and p.m.  In English we have been learning all the fancy grammatical names for words we use all the time such as how don't is called a contraction.

We have also been continuing to practice our nativity scene and are getting really good at remembering all our lines, the words to the songs and even our dance moves!  With Christmas coming soon we are starting to get into the festive spirit too!