Nightingales – Year 1

Welcome to Nightingales

We are a Year 1 class.

Our class teachers are Mrs Mylett and Mrs Oasgood.

The Animal Lady-October 2018

We had a fantastic morning listening to ‘The animal lady’and finding out about some of her many animals. We were able to see and touch (if we wanted to) her snake, tortoise, hedgehog and owl. Most of us said that the owl was our favourite.



The Gruffalo-October 2018

We had some visitors in class today but we had to be careful about the purple prickles all over their back and the poisonous wart on the end of their nose!

We are enjoying our work on The Gruffalo and will be going on a Gruffalo hunt around the school grounds next week.

Why? Non-curriculum day- October 2018

We had a fantastic time being scientists in class all day. We investigated to try to find out answers to the following questions:

Why do lights turn on and off?

Why do things float or sink?

Why does the speed of our heartbeat change?

Why do rainbows happen?

It was exciting working in groups to try to make things happen and talk about the things we saw.

Our first activity was to make an electrical circuit to make a bulb light up and when we had done that we made a switch using tin foil.

Later on, we experimented with some objects to find out which would float or sink.  First we made predictions about what we thought would happen and then talked about what actually happened- our predictions were not always correct!

In PE we all felt the speed of our heartbeats changing as we exercised and then cooled down.

Our final activity was to make a rainbow using water, a mirror and a torch. It was quite tricky to do!

Making paper planes in Design Technology- September 2018

We have started to learn about Airports and have found out about how planes have changed since they were first invented. We even had a paper aeroplane competition in the hall to test our work in Design Technology!


Finding out about our class bird-September 2018

We have had a very exciting start to Year 1 and have enjoyed seeing all of our friends. Some of us had very exciting news to share as there were new babies born during the summer holiday!

Already we have found out about Nightingales and listened to their songs-if you click on the link below you can find out even more.

Welcome to the children and parents of Nightingales class!

School starts at 8.50am on Monday 3rd September.

A reminder for parents- there is a ‘Meet the Teacher’ session on Tuesday 4th September at 2.30pm. You can find out what goes on in Year 1 as well as meeting the new class teachers, Mrs Mylett and Mrs Oasgood.

We have lots of interesting topics in Year 1 such as Space, Pirates, Dinosaurs and many more. Some of our topics last 1 week but others are for 2, 3 or 4 weeks.


Our first topic is about our class bird- The Nightingale- then we will be learning about Airports and air travel.


Children remember to bring in your PE kits- we will need them in the first week. It is important to have an indoor and outdoor PE kit available to use.

Please bring in your book bag every day and make sure your name is on all your belongings.

Spellings will be given out on Mondays – please practise at home and return your spelling books on Fridays.


We look forward to sharing an exciting new year in school with you.

Have a lovely summer!

Mrs Mylett and Mrs Oasgood