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Nightingale and Turing

Welcome to Nightingale and Turing classes. Mrs Wallace is the teacher in Nightingale (Reception) and Mrs Henry and Mrs Tweed are the teachers in Turing (Reception and Year 1).


Mrs Parsons, Miss McLean and Mrs Burrows are the teaching assistants in Nightingale and Turing. 


On Fridays, Reception children will take part in PE lessons. This may take the form of dance, games or gymnastics. Reception children need to come to school on a Friday in their PE kit. If your child has pierced ears then please make sure that earrings are removed on PE days. It really is important to name all items of your child’s PE kit, including pumps.


Year 1 children in Turing have PE on Thursdays with Mr Fox. Please send the children into school wearing their PE kits every Thursday.



Reading at home:

Your child will bring home a reading book that is appropriate to their level of development. Initially, children may bring home a reading book that does not contain words. These books are essential for helping children to develop their story telling skills and understand how a story is structured. Children will then bring home books to consolidate the skills being taught in phonics sessions. Please read at home with your child as often as possible, it really helps them to develop their skills and confidence in reading. Please sign your child’s reading diary 3 to 5 times per week.


Forest School sessions (Tuesdays):

Every Tuesday, Reception children will go outside to take part in outdoor learning. Please ensure that your child has a pair of wellies in school which are named. Children will need to come to school in outdoor appropriate clothes on Tuesdays, which they will then go home in at the end of the day. It is important that all of the items are named.

The children have been learning about Autumn, Bonfire night and Diwali.

Our cosy new reading area.

Turing's display about their Commonwealth country - Jamaica

Nightingale's display about their Commonwealth country - Cyprus

Following instructions to make jam sandwiches for Kevin the Koala!

Our first couple of weeks at school!

Useful websites: - Reading books - Phonics games - Number recognition and counting games 

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don't let them trick you!

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 3 Tricky Words song as requested by many :) Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was. Tricky words These are tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky tricky words That you can learn, learn, learn, learn Tricky words Don't let them trick you They are just tricky words Don't let them trick you Say hello to me, me, me, me, me m and e spells me Don't let it trick you.