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Somerset Bridge Values
Aspire to be the best we can in our behaviour, our learning and our hopes and dreams.
Brave to challenge ourselves and take risks so that we achieve the best we can.
Care for our school environment, so that we maintain a safe, sustainable and healthy community and set an example for life choices both within and outside of school.
Collaborate with all members of the community – pupils, parents, staff, governors, neighbouring schools and organisations in the local area - ensuring that all contributions are encouraged and valued.

Mr Staveley – Nightingale Class

Home Learning Update

Dear Parents/Carers,

As some children will be returning to school on June 2nd, the way home learning is being provided will be changing due to most staff working with children in school.

Home learning projects will continue to be uploaded to the school website on a weekly basis and will now be for specific key stages, rather than year groups:  Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6).

Instead of logging onto a specific class page to access the home learning, you will now need to go to the Children menu on the website  – Home Learning Projects and select the relevant key stage for your child.

We will continue to use the key stage email addresses, but these may not be answered from your child’s teacher.  The following teachers will respond to the emails:

Reception and Year 1 and 2 - Miss White

Year 3 and 4 - Mrs Palmer (Mr Staveley will continue to respond to any Nightingale emails)

Year 5 and 6 - Mr Staveley

It has been lovely to receive some of the children’s work, but we now ask that the home learning email addresses are no longer used for sending in children’s work. The named teachers will be available only for questions regarding the work set.

Key Stage 2 will no longer be setting weekly mymaths tasks, but please continue to use Times Tables Rockstars and Accelerated Reader.  There will also be no weekly spelling lists for classes. Please use the spelling tasks on each of the weekly projects to support practicing specific sounds and letter patterns alongside year group common exception words. 

Thank you for continuing to support you child/children with their home learning.

Many thanks

 

Spot the staff babies

It's half term so we thought you might like a fun activity to do.  In the first attached document you will see pictures of 29 of our staff as babies.  In the second document you will see the names of the staff.  Can you match the names to the correct staff pictures?  Look back here on Friday 29th May to check how many you got right.  Good luck!

New Nightingale home learning!

 

Here are some more examples of some of the learning I've been sent this week from children in our class.

Theo has been busy in his garden planting and maintaining his borders! Very impressed and check out his great video of him in action smiley

Theo gardening.mov

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Here is some great pictures of Ellie's home learning smiley
Ethan has been busy drawing some excellent dragonssmiley
James has done some great home learning which included cooking Spaghetti and Meatballs!
Have a look at Mari's amazing home learning. Don't you think her Arcimboldo inspired vegetable face is brilliant?smiley
Rosie has been busy doing lots of great cooking and writing!

Check out Tamaris' wonderful bleached fruit artwork! She also made a video to show how she created itsmiley

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Jenson has competed some excellent writing and drawing!

Tuesday 19th May 2020

 

Good morning Nightingales,

 

I hope you all had a great weekend and you are all doing okaysmiley

 

Thank you to everyone who has emailed me with pictures and information about what you've been up to. This week's topic of 'Celebrations' has lots of great activities and challenges to keep you busy and I'll look forward to seeing and hearing how you've got on.

 

We have another Zoom class meeting tomorrow (Wednesday @ 11am). I'll look forward to seeing you all again! I'll be sending out invitations later on today! Remember, if you're reading this, and you've haven't joined in yet, please send me an email lks2learning.sbp@educ.somerset.gov.uk  and I can invite yousmiley

 

Enjoy your day/week and I'll see some of you tomorrow.

 

Until then, take care & stay safe,

 

Mr Staveley

We have a member of our Nightingale class who has become part of the Accelerated Reader Millionaire club! 

Huge congratulations to.......

David!! 

He has now read a total of 1, 010, 366 words. I'm sure this total will continue to increase. Well done Davidsmiley

There are three other children who have less than 250, 000 words until they become AR Millionaires. Hopefully, who know who you are! Keep reading everyone!

More awesome Nightingale home learning!

 

Here are some more examples of some of the learning I've been sent this week from children in our class.

David has sent in some great pictures of his home learning including a yummy looking bread and a typed up diary from WWII. Brilliant stuff David smiley
Check out Tamaris' very tasty looking gluten free scones! Also, her very clear instructions of how to make themsmiley
Thank you to Stanley who send me pictures of what him and his family have been doing at home, including lovely walks and a bonfire! I was impressed with his Pokemon figures which he made out of beads. Can you guess which ones he made?
James has sent in pictures of his fantastic home learning including some great VE Day decorations, a tasty sounding eggless sponge recipe and a super Peace poster. Well done James smiley
Take a look at what Mariana has been up to at home. She has been busy doing some great art work and she's been learning how to ride her bike. I love her Peace poster, it looks amazing! Well done Mari smiley
Thank you Oliver for sending me pictures of your brilliant looking bug hotel and hedgehog house you and your little sister built! If I was a bug, I would definitely be checking in! I wonder if any hedgehogs have been tempted to move in to the house?
Thank you to Ellie, Jenson and Tamaris for sending in pictures of your fantastic VE Day posters. All of them have been entered into the Royal British Legion competition.

*New Year 4 General knowledge quiz*

 

Well done to Rafe (Gold) Dylan J (Silver) Maisie (Bronze) for getting on the podium for last week’s quiz. Here is a new quiz for you all to try. Good luck 😀

Sunday 10th May 2020

 

Dear Nightingales, 

 

Just a quick hello to you all! I hope you are all doing okay this weekend and enjoying the lovely weather. Yesterday was like summer was here, today, not so much!

 

I've just uploaded the latest weekly Learning Project that has a focus on food! See below for the linksyes As always, there are lots of exciting activities for you to get stuck into including writing a meal review, making a balanced diet poster and some encouraging you to do some dancing. I've also put up your weekly spellings.

 

Keep challenging yourself on MyMaths, reading and quizzing on AR and practising your times tables on TTRockstars. Also, well done if you completed the first Year 4 General Knowledge quiz. If you click on the link, you will see who earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. Sadly, no one from our made the top 3, but keep an eye out for another quiz and hopefully a Nightingale will be on the podium next time!

 

For those of you that came along to our Zoom meeting last Wednesday, I know you will agree, how much fun we had! I loved seeing you all and I'm already looking forward to our next one. It was great to finish by singing Corey happy birthday at the end! Look below for more Zooming news - our next meeting is same time, same place - Wednesday @ 11am. If you weren't able to make it last week, please send me an email asking for invite. There were 10 Nightingales at our first meeting, so I'm hoping for a few more next time!

 

Also, keep the emails coming with pictures of your home learning. It is great for me to be able to see all the fantastic learning you've been busy doing.

 

See you all soon, take care and stay safe,

 

Mr Staveley smiley

Fantastic Nightingale home learning!

 

Here are some more examples of some of the learning I've been sent this week from children in our class.

Check out all the great learning Ethan has done so far! Well done Ethan smiley
Thank you Jenson for sending me some of your very impressive home learningsmiley
Rosie has sent in some pictures of her home learning this week including a super letter and information on her great, great auntsmiley
Ellie emailed me with pictures of her excellent home learning including some fascinating facts about WWII and a great letter smiley

Friday 8th May

 

Zooming news!

After last week’s successful class Zoom meeting, I would like to offer you the opportunity to meet with me and your classmates each week using Zoom. The meetings will take place every Wednesday at 11am.

 

The meetings will last for about 30 minutes.  There will be a different focus of each meeting.  This week will be on Somerset Day (which is on Monday). Can we ask you to make or draw us a dragon to share and show during our meeting? 

 

I already have many of your email addresses and will send an invitation out to you on Tuesday’s. If you haven’t emailed me already and you would like to join in with a meeting you need to ask your parents to send an email to LKS2learning.sbp@educ.somerset.gov.uk I will then send them an invitation to join in. Don’t forget that the same rules apply!

 

At the meeting you will need to know that:

 

· The meeting must not be recorded.

· You will need to think carefully about where you are when you join the meeting and what you are wearing so  that you are ready to meet with all of your classmates.

· Your parents need to be present in the room where you have the meeting.

· Teachers will lock the meeting once everyone has joined so that no-one can join who hasn’t been invited.

· Teachers will be able to remove or mute people who do not follow the rules.

· Parents need to read Zoom’s terms and conditions, so they are sure of what Zoom is all about.

 

Hopefully see you there!

Mr Staveley

 

 

Have a go at this fun general knowledge quiz.

 

All Year 4 classes can play.

 

Let the best Nightingale, Banksy or Picasso winsmiley

Additional grammar activities

Sunday 3rd May 2020

 

Dear Nightingales,

 

I hope you are all well and have had a nice weekend.

 

Thanks again to all the children who have emailed me pictures of what you have been up to at home. It is great to see all the fantastic learning that has been happening and all the other things our class has been up to. Keep those emails coming and remember, if you haven’t emailed me anything yet, it is really simple to do and I’d love to hear from you. Here is the email address: LKS2learning.sbp@educ.somerset.gov.uk

 

Also, well done to everyone who has completed any of the home learning challenges this week.

I've just uploaded the Learning Project for this week. The theme this week is VE Day celebrations and there are lots of great activities on there for you to complete. There is also a great sounding competition for you to enter. Check out the details below.

 

Finally, I am very excited about our Zoom class meeting on Wednesday at 11am. It will be brilliant to see you then. Miss Williams will be joining us too. I think, so far, I've only had 8 people email me, saying they want to attend. If you haven’t emailed me yet, saying you want to join the meeting, please do. See the information below for what you have to do.

 

Take care & stay safe,

Mr Staveley smiley

Amazing Nightingale home learning!

 

Here are some more examples of some of the learning I've been sent this week from children in our class.

Thanks to David who has been busy writing information about predators and recycling. He's also been out enjoying naturesmiley
Check out Ellie's amazing work she's done on volcanoes and tornadoes, scary stuff! She's also been busy in the kitchen making some very nice looking cheesy biscuit bitessmiley
James has sent me some pictures of his brilliant learning on the Water cycle, a great book review and his amazing mascot called Rex which he made out of recycling smiley
Thank you Jazmin for sending me pictures of you out and about doing some bird watching and doing some baking. Also, all the great home learning she has completed. Jazmin has also been learning a new instrument - the piano! She sent me a video of one of her first lessons which you can see below. Pretty amazing, I think you'll agree smiley 

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Kaila has been busy making salt dough animals!
Check out Theo's delicious looking Easter biscuits! He made them with his brother James. Don't they look very yummy?!smiley
Tamaris has been doing some excellent English grammar learning this week. She has looked at pronouns, verbs and nouns!
Take a look at Rosie's great learning on recycling and rainbows. She's also been busy in the garden and taking her dog Alfie out for walkssmiley

Exciting news!

We are offering you the opportunity to meet with your teacher and your classmates using Zoom. The meetings will take place next week on:

Monday 11am – Reception classes

Monday 2pm – Year one classes

Tuesday 11am – Year two classes

Tuesday 2pm – Year three classes

Wednesday 11am – Year four classes

Wednesday 2pm – Year five classes

Thursday 11am – Year six classes

The meetings will last for a maximum of 30 minutes, the focus of the meeting will be to say hello and share what you’ve been learning at home.

If you would like to join in with a meeting you need to ask your parents to send an email to LKS2learning.sbp@educ.somerset.gov.uk   I will then send them an invitation to join in. I would like to know if you want to join the meeting by Tuesday 5th May. I will then send you your invitation.

On Wednesday, you will need to click on the link in the email I send you so that you can join the meeting at 11am. At the meeting you will need to know that;

  • The meeting must not be recorded.
  • You will need to think carefully about where you are when you join the meeting and what you are wearing so that you are ready to meet with all of your classmates.
  • Your parents need to be present in the room where you have the meeting.
  • Teachers will lock the meeting once everyone has joined so that no-one can join who hasn’t been invited.
  • Teachers will be able to remove or mute people who do not follow the rules.
  • Parents need to read Zoom’s terms and conditions, so they are sure of what Zoom is all about.

Hopefully see you there!

Please select Y3/Y4 of this excellent grammar resource to use with your children. They will need something to write with and some paper. It will be updated each week and you can see that you have this week's and last week's to work on.

More Nightingale home learning!

 

Thank you so far to Ellie, Rosie, Tess, Tamaris, Jenson, James & Theo for sending me pictures of some of the things you've been up to at home.

 

If you haven't managed to email me yet with some pictures of your learning, please do! It would be great to hear from you all. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Check out Rosie's terrific tiger fact file and her superb St. George information sheet with drawing!
Thank you to Jenson who has sent me some more pictures of his home learning. I'm very impressed with his Haiku poem about an eagle. He's also been busy doing some Maths, practising his times tables and a really interesting report on a rhibra. If you aren't sure what a rhibra is, read Jenson's great report! They are a fascinating and very rare species smiley

Friday 24th April 2020

 

Dear Nightingales,

 

I hope you are all okay and enjoying the lovely weather we've got at the minute. Remember your sun cream when you're out and about in your garden or out for your daily exercise. I've been doing pretty much the same as I have been for the last few weeks. Looking after, or should I say, running after Jude, going out for walks, baking, eating and enjoying the sunshine and lovely warm weather. Did you join in with the 'Clap for carers' yesterday evening?

 

Firstly, thank you to all of you that have sent me an email with pictures of what you have been up to. It has been brilliant to see all the amazing home learning you've been doing over the last few weeks. You can see all the wonderful learning I've been sent below this message. If you haven't already sent me a picture or just messaged to say hi, then please do, it's really simple to do: lks2learning.sbp@educ.somerset.gov.uk

 

Well done to everyone who has completed any home learning this week. I've been checking AR, MyMaths and TTRockstars to see who has been on and either reading, completing a Maths challenge or practising times tables. I've been leaving feedback on MyMaths so please check that out.

 

Since I last messaged you, well done to James (4), Ethan (8), Tamaris (6) & Amanda (7) for completing 4 or more quizzes (numbers in brackets are how many quizzes they have done!) Special mention to Jazmin (13)  Jenson (12) for doing lots of reading and completing a huge amount of quizzes.

 

The next TTRockstars battle is nearly over and as I'm writing, we are beating both Miss Lockwood's class and Mrs Palmer's class, with an incredible 7,790 points. Well done if you've taken part but huge praise goes to both Rosie & James, who have both earned over 1000 points for our class.

 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and keep an eye out for the next Learning Project and spellings which I'll upload on Sunday.

 

Stay safe & take care,

 

Mr Staveley smiley

Here are some examples of home learning from our class!

 

If you haven't managed to email me yet with some pictures of your learning, please do! It would be great to hear from you all. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Check out this amazing piece of work on our local area from James and his brother Oliver. I particularly loved the way they presented it! You found out lots of brilliant and interesting things about where we live. Very impressive stuff....Well done boys smiley
Tamaris sent me some examples of what she had been up to. Great to see she has been doing lots of different things including writing, baking, music, gardening and art. I especially liked the investigation she did on 'Why the sky is blue?' Great stuff Tamaris smiley
Rosie sent me some lovely pictures of what she's been up to at home. I was really interested in her instructions on how to make double chocolate brownies with fudge sauce! I've told her that when we all get back to school, she'll have to make some more for us all to trysmiley
Ellie sent me a picture of her awesome fact file on Predators! I especially liked her research on the Ethiopian wolf. I admit, I didn't know anything about them before reading Ellie's work, so thanks Ellie, for teaching me about them. Excellent drawings too smiley
Here are some more great pictures sent in from Ellie. She's been busy researching a German artist called Franz Marc. Check out her great drawing of a kangaroo. Also, she's been in the kitchen making some yummy looking flapjacks smiley
Thank you to Tess for sending me some of her great home learning ! I loved her her factfile/non chronological report on a Poison Dart Frog and her impressive artwork. Well done Tess smiley
Well done Jenson for all the learning he's been doing at home! I particularly liked the fact files he completed, one on his sister, Jasmine, and the other on a Mosasaurus yes

Sunday 19th April 2020

 

Dear Nightingales,

 

I hope you are all well this sunny Sunday.

 

I have some great news!!  We now have an email address where you can send me messages about the learning you have been doing this week.  Perhaps you have a question or just want to show me something?  Use this email address to get in touch! 

 

This week, I am going to ask you to send me an email/picture of something you have completed that you are proud. You can describe it or send me a picture, or both!

 

Each week I'll be asking you to send me a piece of your work based on the Learning Project I am asking you to do.  Can't wait to see all your work!

Here is the email address.  Please put your class teacher's name in the subject.

 

LKS2learning.sbp@educ.somerset.gov.uk

 

Look forward to hearing from you.

 

Mr Staveley

Thursday 16th April 2020

 

Dear Nightingales,

 

Hope you all had a lovely Easter! I wanted to share a few pictures of what I’ve been up to this last week. There are some of Jude exploring in my garden and enjoying an Easter basket, us on a walk along the river and some impressive looking blossom on a tree not far from my house. I hope you enjoy looking at them😊

 

I’ve been checking how you’ve been doing with your online learning and well done to those of you that have either completed a quiz on AR, had a go at a challenge on MyMaths or practised your tables on TTRockstars. Special mention to James, Ethan, Tamaris, Jazmin & David for completing more than one quiz on AR. We were successful in defeating the other Year 4 classes in the Battle of the Bands on TTR. Congratulations to Amanda, Kaila, Reuben, Tamaris & Elif who all took part, but especially  amazing stuff from James & David who earned the most points. Please keep checking MyMaths for my feedback on your learning.

 

Also, well done of you’ve been trying some of the activities from the Learning Project that I’m uploading on here weekly. Keep an eye out for information about how you might be able to share some of your work soon. I cannot wait to see some of the great things you’ve been doing.

 

Take care and stay safe,

 

Mr Staveley 😄

 

Week 4 of Home Learning

Wednesday 8th April 2020

 

Dear Nightingale class,

 

Firstly, I hope you are all doing okay, keeping as busy as you can and looking after yourselves and your families. It has been so nice to see the sun shining and the weather warming up. Have you been able to spend time outside in your garden or out on a walk? Hopefully, you will soon be able to share some of the things you've been up to, I'd love to know! I have been busy at home mainly looking after Jude. He was ten months old the other day and he's crawling around everywhere! This week he has been exploring our garden for the first time. The hardest thing is stopping him from eating everything! As well as looking after him, I've been in my garden, doing lots of cooking and also out for plenty of walks. 

 

With your school work, I have been checking to see what learning you have been doing on MyMaths, AR and TTRockstars.

 

Look out for my comments and feedback on MyMaths. It has been great to see lots of you trying the challenges that have been set. Mrs Palmer has set more this week so have a look and give some ago. I will be checking!!

 

Since I last spoke to you, there has been some reading happening and special mention for doing four or more quizzes, well done, Theo, James & Jenson. I would be really impressed if more of you were reading. There are lots of books to choose from on Oxford Owl. Remember, if you have books at home, you can try quizzing on those as well.

 

Well done if you have been on TTRockstars. Miss Lockwood has set up a battle between all the Year 4 classes and we are currently winning! Thank you James, David, Elif, Tamaris & Kaila, who have all played so far. The battle ends on Friday 10th April, so you still have time!

 

I hope you are able to enjoy Easter. Try not to eat too much chocolate smiley

 

Take care and happy Easter,

 

Mr Staveley

Friday 27th March 2020

 

Dear Nightingale class,

 

Well done everyone for getting through your first week at home! I hope you are all okay, staying well and trying to keep yourselves busy. For me, it has been so strange not being at school with you all and I hope to see you all very soon. 

 

I have just uploaded your Week 2 Learning Project which has lots of great challenges for you to try and complete. I especially like the idea of keeping a diary and writing a report on a topic of your choice. If you can, keep practising your TTRockstars and spellings. You could maybe get an adult at home to test you! One thing I am trying to do at home is read as much as I can. I hope you are doing the same. I am checking AR to see who is completing quizzes. Special mention to Rosie, Tess, Tamaris, Jenson and David, who have all completed more than one quiz this week. Keep it upsmiley I am also checking TTRockstars to see who is practising their times tables.

 

Try and use this time to be creative and stay as active as you can, especially as the sun has been shining this week. How about some gardening or cooking? There are also lots of things you can do to help the people looking after you too.

 

If you can take pictures or draw what has been happening so you can share what you have been doing at home, that would be great.

 

I hope you all have a great weekend, talk soon.

 

Mr Staveley smiley

 

Home Learning
Welcome to the Nightingale class page! Our class is named after the inspirational Florence Nightingale, who is most famous for being the founder of modern nursing. During the Autumn Term, we will be learning about the ‘Rotten Romans’ which will include a trip to the Roman Baths in Bath.
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