Nightingales – Year 1

Welcome to Nightingales

We are a Year 1 class.

Our class teachers are Mrs Mylett and Mrs Oasgood.


A new Nightingale

We are very happy to welcome our newest Nightingale, Adam, to the class. We are all enjoying getting to know him and hope that he makes some new friends to help him settle into our school.

Trip to Chester Zoo- February 2019

We had a fabulous time at Chester Zoo. When we left school it was pouring with rain but when we arrived at the zoo it had stopped and we even got to see blue sky! There were lots of moments to remember such as when the rhino walked up and down in front of us and then did a giant wee! When we were eating our lunch we were entertained by the cheetahs and then we heard the male lion roaring as he chased the female lion away from his lunch- he must have been as hungry as we were! Later on we tried to chase the penguins but we were too slow- we were moving a lot more than the flamingoes though! We saw the chimpanzees eating their lunch, there was a baby being carried on its mummy’s back and the other chimpanzees kept stroking and kissing it! Next we pulled funny faces back at the orangutan and watched the sloths and jaguar sleeping. The giraffes were not sleepy though, one of them was running about! Finally we saw the elephants who were also playing a game.  Take a look at some of our photographs below.


Gym Competition- January 2019

We worked really hard to demonstrate our gymnastic skills.  Everyone was given a certificate and six children were given a trophy. Well done to everybody!

Cookery sessions

Every Wednesday afternoon your child takes part in a Healthy Food and nutrition session. During this session each week the class is divided in two, 15 children researching and writing about the dish they are going to make and the other half of the class making and tasting the dish. These session are a great way for children to understand where food comes from and how it is prepared. Mrs Haake and Mrs Dow lead these sessions. During Autumn Term we have made different types of food including popcorn, smoothies, veggie snacks, pitta pockets, sandwich wraps and cheese straws.

We are seeking permission again from you for tyour child to take part in these activities during Spring Term and would appreciate if you can get the forms back to us as soon as possible as sessions start on January 9.  All ingredients will be provided by school.

Week 1 & 2 January 9 & 16 – Tortilla pizzas

Flour tortilla wraps, tomato puree, mozzarella cheese

Week 3 & 4 January 23 & 30 – Fruity frozen yogurt bites

Strawberries, mango, pineapple, kiwi, greek yogurt, fruit coolis

Week 5 & 6 February 6 & 13 – Pancakes

Flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, vegetable oil, egg, maple syrup, fresh berries, banana

Week 7 & 8 February 27 & March 6 – Spring rolls

Rice noodles, bean sprouts, peppers, carrots, chinese leaf cabbage, spring onions, filo pastry, garlic, egg, tomato ketchup

Week 9 & 10 March 13 & 20 – Veggie rice bowl

Vegetable oil, broccoli, peppers, microwave rice, peas, chilli, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, vinegar, spring onions

Week 11 & 12 March 27 & April 3 – Anzac biscuits

Vegetable oil, sugar, golden syrup, baking soda, baking powder, rolled oats, flour

Click here to download the Year 1 Cookery consent letter for Spring 2019.



Christmas Party- December 2018

We had a lovely time at our Christmas Party!


We were  visited by Father Christmas and he gave us all a present!


Santa’s Grotto and the reindeer- December 2018

We all visited Santa in his Grotto this week-he told us we were all on his ‘nice’ list and left some presents for the classroom. We also met two of his trainee reindeer.

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!


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.

General Information

Spellings and spelling books are given out each Monday and should be returned to school each Friday.
Homework is given out on Friday. This should be marked by an adult at home and kept in the blue homework files. Homework does not need to be returned to school until the end of term. 
Library day is Monday. Please make sure that books or DVDs are returned so that a new one can be chosen.
Our P.E days are Monday and Friday. The children will also have a dance session on a Wednesday afternoon lead by a professional dance teacher. They will come home in their school tracksuit with their uniform in their P.E. bag. Please return the kit to school the next day.
Reading books should be brought into school each day. Children also have access to their own electronic Bug Club reading books.  Login details should be stuck inside reading record books but please ask a member of staff if there is a problem. Bug Club can be accessed via tablets or computers on the  Active Learn website.

We have lots of exciting topics in Year 1. Our topic list for the year can be downloaded here: Topic Dates Year 1 2018-2019


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