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Paxcroft Primary School

Term 4

Term 4

This term -

In English we are looking at the books:

  • Jack and the Beanstalk 
  • Jasper's Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen
  • Oliver's Vegetables by Vivien French
  • Oliver's Fruit Salad by Vivian French


In Mathematics:

Year 1's are learning to count in 2's and 5's. They will also learn about length, height, weight and volume. 

Year 2's are learning properties of shapes and fractions. 


Foundation Subjects

This term we are covering the subjects, DT, Science and RE.

In DT we will be learning about healthy dishes and where food comes from to answer the question 'What makes a meal healthy?'

In Science, we will be learning about everyday materials and answering the question 'What materials are everyday objects made from?'

In RE, we will be answering the question 'Is is true that Jesus came back to life again? ' We will also consolidate our knowledge of this by visiting a local church. 

Curriculum Letter -

Look at what we have been up to in Nightingale!

Book Week -

Nightingale Class started the week with a trip to Trowbridge library, where we had some stories read to us and got to explore the library. We paired up with Falcon class, where the Year 6 children read us some stories.  We focused on the stories 'Oliver's Vegetables' and 'Oliver's Fruit Salad' by Vivien French  and we made our own fruit salad and ham, cheese and vegetable wraps. We finished the week by dressing up as our favourite book characters and parading around the playground with the rest of the school!

Library Visit

Book Day Characters

Fruit Shape Poems



During STEM week the children were involved in a variety of projects associated with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. They learned about a variety of inventors designed to smash stereotypes. The children worked in small groups on several different projects. They had to make the tallest tower they could using only paper and tape, build a castle one metre tall for Teddy and work on a pulley to get Teddy's door key from the bottom of the castle to the top.

Paper Tower

Making a castle for Teddy

How can we get Teddy's key from the bottom to the top of the tower?

RE- Easter

We had a very busy week learning about Easter. We started off the week with a trip to St. Thomas' Church in Trowbridge where we looked around the Church and learned about Easter from the vicar Rev. Allan Coutts. Following our visit we wrote recounts of the trip during our English lessons. Later we sequenced the story of Easter and acted out Palm Sunday. We talked about the symbols of Easter and what they mean. We even tasted Hot Cross Buns. In our final RE lesson of the week we discussed the belief that Christians have that Jesus rose from the dead and the children thought about what they believe.


Visit to St. Thomas' Church, Trowbridge