Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Strike day

As you will know from the media and from the school letter (23rd November), we are closed on 30th November. This is due to industrial action across the country.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Puppet Challenge

Puppet Challenge:
We hope you like our design of Captain Communcation's coat!

At the end of last year, some children from Nightingale were part of the Puppet Challenge. After we arrived at our destination at St.Augustine's school, we had the opportunity to make a puppet of 'Captain Communication.'

We worked well in teams and performed a play which was a lot of fun.

Siobhon from Nightingale wrote about the special day on the site: www.hello.org.uk/your-stories

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Road Safety in Key Stage 1

The children were visited by Ms Cray from the Redbridge Road Safety Team.

We learnt how to safely cross the road and we learnt how to listen for any dangers on the road.

Nightingale Sports

At the end of last half term, a new tag rugby team was put together.
The children entered a festival at Eton Manor and represented the school really well. Although Nightingale weren't placed, they did incredibly well for a first effort. We hope to continue to train the team for further competitions.

We are joining the World Speedstacking association's wrold record attempt on 17th November (Years 4, 5 & 6).

We would like to wish 'good luck' to all those children who are partcipating in the RSSA Swimming Gala on 17th November (Years 5 & 6).

Monday, 31 October 2011

One World Competition

To celebrate One World Week (24-28 October) all children from Nightingale entered a competition organised by Redbridge. They were asked to design a poster to raise awareness about how to care for the environment. Some children chose to design a poster promoting recycling; others chose to focus their poster on encouraging children to walk to school. The judges commented that all entries were outstanding and imaginative and it was a hard decision to choose the winners. There were four winners from Nightingale:
Molly in 5SM, (overall winner)
Sienha in 2KB, Maria Poli in 6NO and Edith Sizer in 6NO
Winners will receive a kit for the school consisting of eco-friendly goodies.
There were also several runners-up who will receive a pencil made from recycled newspaper.
There will be a special assembly in the coming week where all winners and runners up will receive their certificates and prizes.
Well done to all the children who took part.
Thank you to Miss Sanders for organising the competition.

Poetry in Motion Competition

Congratualtions to all the children who took part in the Poetry In Motion Competition which was run by Redbridge. The children wrote about their journey to school, using a range of exciting descriptions.
The winning entries have been published in the Redbridge poetry book.
We are proud to announce the winners as: Alex Yan, Anngeley Candasamy, Bethany Morgan, Jake Ward Monsen, Jakub Moudry and Hiya Dar.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Stegosaurus Science in Year 4

Year 4 were lucky enough to take part in a video conference with the Natural History Museum, to talk live with a Palaeontologist. We learnt about the Stegosaurus and thought about what its plates could have been used for. We also asked some questions.

Check back later in the week for some of the children's views about the event.

Monday, 26 September 2011

September 2011

Welcome back!
We welcome everyone back to school after the Summer break.
Please check the newsletter, prospectus and dates list for regular updates.

We are also delighted to announce that Nightingale is part of the Redbridge Get Set Network which means that we will be involved in projects leading up to the Olympic Games 2012. We will keep you posted about exciting competitions this term.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Autumn term 2011

School re-opens for the children on WEDNESDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER

Friday, 22 July 2011

Race for Life

Congratulations to Tegan Gard in 3RK for completing the 'Race for Life' challenge on 17th July.
She completed the 5k in 50 minutes exactly! We are very proud of her, well done!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Save The Children Appeal for Africa

A massive thank you to all those of you who donated money for the East Africa drought crisis. The money has already been sent off and we know that your donation means a lot to the charity. We raised an incredible £440

Summer Fair

A massive THANK YOU and well done to the PTA for all their hard work for this year's summer fair. Everyone enjoyed themselves.
The PTA raised an incredible £5600

Thursday, 14 July 2011

The London Youth Games

Congratulations to the 5 children who were selected to represent Redbridge in netball at the London Youth Games. The event took place on 30th June at Crystal Palace. The team came 2nd out of 32 teams - what an amazing achievement.
Well done to: Brandon Weir, Harsh Kumar, Sophie Culver, Alona Cirkina and Madeline Oshodi.

Creativity Week 2011

During Creativity Week, we created some exciting puppets and masks around the theme of 'Performance and Puppets.'

Creativity Week 2011

This week, Creativity week followed the theme of 'Performance and Puppets.'

The children took part in a range of exciting activities, inlcuding a 'puppet challenge.'

Some us made puppets and some of us made masks. We hope you like them.

Sats Results 2011

Congratulations to all of our Year 6 children.
We are very proud of you all.
91% of children achieved Level 4 and above in English.
85% of children achieved Level 4 and above in Maths.

Art at Nightingale

Art Work at Nightingale - we hope you enjoy looking at more art from our school.

Art at Nightingale

We are very proud of the art work at our school. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Strike Day

Parents -
due to industrial action, Nightingale will be closed on 30th June

Thursday, 16 June 2011

BMX display

The children in the Juniors were treated to an exciting BMX display last week. We were shown some amazing tricks and we were given some important safety messages.

Theatre visit

This week, the Year 5 & 6 children were lucky enough to watch the Sky Theatre's performance of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'
Many of the children were invited to participate, which was a lot of fun!!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Netball Rally

Nightingale entered two teams in the Redbridge Netball Rally.
The blue team played really well and drew some of their matches. The maroon team won all their matches and qualified for the semi finals where they beat Woodford Green Prep 9-1. In the final, the team was narrowly beaten by bancroft A 5-4. This was the first match they have lost all year.
Overall, it has been an outstanding result for netball in Nightingale Primary School with the teams winning a total of 5 trophies.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Netball News

The Nightingale High 5 team won the East London High 5 tournament.
They beat 11 schools who were the winners of their school's partnership competitions. The trophy was presented to them by the England netball captain.
The team was: Louisa Gibson, Madeline Oshodi, Warshika Gopikrishna, Alona Cirkina, Sophie Culver, Brandon Weir, Harsh Kumar and Temisan Karim.
This team has now won every competition they have entered and they are unbeaten.
Thank you to Nicole Rosen and Mrs Oshodi for all their constant hard work and support.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

The Olympics Creativity Project at Nightingale

Last week, the children from Years 5 & 6 led a colourful display of creativity at school. The project was based on the Olympic theme of friendship. A dancer worked with some children to create an incredible 'figurative' dance sequence which told a story about the 'superheroes' of friendship. All classes made items and displayed them in a carnival parade. Well done to all performers and well done to classes who made some incredible props and costumes.

Netball News

Nightingale beat Bancroft A team 8-6 and won against St Aubyns 16-2. This means that Nightingale have won the league and will be retaining the trophy from last year.

Mini Games

Well done to all the participants in the Redbridge Mini-Games athletics, netball and football teams. The netball team won the shield yet again - The Hi-Five team beat Bancroft in the final 11-0. Well done to all the players for a very high standard of play on a very wet day! Many congratulations and thanks to Mrs Oshodi and Mrs Rosen for all their hard work managing the team.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Dance Festival

Some members of the Year 3 and 4 dance club participated in the 'Louise Parker Dance Festival' on 23rd March. We are very proud of our dancers. 22 schools took part and Nightingale proudly won the 'High energy award.' Congratulations to all the dancers.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Author visit

The author, Julie Irwin came to speak to the children at Nightingale Primary (as part of book week). We learnt a lot about her style of work and her inspiration for writing. Some children bought her book and had it signed.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Netball News

The Nightingale Hi Five team have won the Redbridge league, winning all their matches.
Well done to the team.

The Nightingale netball team were invited to attend the Bancroft netball tournament. 20 schools played in the tournament and the standard of netball was very high. The team won all their matches and drew against Bancroft A team. They came second, losing out on goal difference.
Congratulations to all the team who played extremely well.
The team was: Alona Cirkina, Madeline Oshodi, Rachel Culver, Sophie Culver, Hannah Ahmed, Louisa Gibson, Temisan Karim, Warshika Gopikrishna, Ella Blake and Brandon Weir.
Thank you to Nicole Rosen and Mrs Oshodi for all their hard work.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Red Nose Day was a lot of fun for the children at Nightingale. We had fun dressing in red, wearing funny hair, wearing funny hats, cooking and creating extra fun in our art lessons.
We even told funny jokes in assembly.
Thank you for your generosity because we raised a staggering .......... £751.23 which has been sent to the Comic Relief charity.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Netball News

Well ..... the Netball team really have made us proud. They have worked hard to achieve an incredible win. First, we beat Roding 17-2 and Park 16-4.
Good luck for the next 2 matches.

Netball Netball News

Well done to Nightingale as they won the Redbridge Hi Five league recently. The have retained the trophy from last year.
We are very proud of the players - Well Done.

Monday, 7 March 2011

World Book day 2011

The children (and staff) at Nightingale primary had lots of fun on World Book Day.
Can you spot the headteacher??

World Book Day at Nightingale - 2011