Nightingales – Year 1

Welcome to Nightingales

Nightingale song - The British Library

We are a Year 1 class.

Our class teachers are Mrs Oasgood and Mrs Mylett.

Y1 topics 2020-21

Our current topic is: Flight

This is what we will be learning about this half term:  Year 1 Autumn 1 2020

Current newsletter:

3 Year 1 Newsletter 21.9.20


2 Year 1 Newsletter 14.9.20

PE is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.



We have been continuing our Flight topic this week. We found out about Amy Johnson, a British record breaking aviator. She was famous for being the first woman to fly solo from London to Darwin, it took her 19 days! We thought of what kind of questions we could ask her. Was she scared being on her own? What did she eat and drink? When did she rest?

We have also logged onto Purple Mash so that we could change our avatar. Make sure that you practise logging on at home, as this means you will have longer to complete your work in class. And you can practise the activities at home as well!







From Mrs Mylett and Mrs Oasgood.


We have started our Flight topic this week. We have been learning about the Wright Brothers and the very first flight, which was only 12 seconds long! We then went further back in time and talked about hot air balloons and the Montgolfier brothers. We designed our own balloons and used a repeating pattern.






Next week we will be be designing our own flying object. Think about the different materials that would make a good flier – do you think Lego would be a good idea?

From Mrs Mylett and Mrs Oasgood.

Listen to a special message from your class teachers.




What a first week! It has flown by. We have been really busy. We read a book called The Big Carrot and talked about what makes a good sentence. You all remembered from Reception that it starts with a capital letter, ends with a full stop and there are finger spaces between each word. Next week we are going to see if we can write our own sentences. We have also had time to play in our bubble and see some of the great activities in our class.

Have a good rest ready for next week. Our new topic is going to be Flight so see if you can find out some facts about flying.












And a quick look at our classroom! It has been a bit different sitting in a row but we have done really well and got used it quickly.

See you next week! Mrs Mylett and Mrs Oasgood.

We hope you have had a wonderful summer and we are looking forward to seeing you when school starts on the 1st of September.

Things will be a little bit different. You are in a new classroom! The desks are laid out differently but we will still be working in small groups, having time to chat with our friends and have time to choose. We will also be making sure we wash our hands regularly and properly, although I am sure you are all wonderful at that now!

In our first week we will be learning about our new class bird, the nightingale. You can find out more information here and here. My favourite fact is that they are great singers! The picture I have used at the top is one of my favourites as you can tell he is in full song.

This last week will whizz by so make sure that you enjoy yourselves and we will see you very soon.

Mrs Mylett and Mrs Oasgood.

Information for parents and carers

School will reopen on Tuesday 1 September for all children in Year 1 and Year 2. As we start our new school year with a very different Autumn term, you will notice there are many changes in how we are operating as a school including staggered start and finish times.  We are following government guidance and putting in several controls to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19. This page and this page have more information on how the day will run, including a staggered starting and finishing time, as well as tips for dealing with anxiety about coming back to school.


Book bags should be sent into school each day.  Your child will also have reading books allocated on Bug Club for you to read at home.

All belongings should have children’s names on, this includes PE kits, book bags, coats and water bottles.

PE is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Previous Newsletters

1 Year 1 Newsletter 7.9.20

Useful Websites 

Bug Club   All children have been allocated books on bug club to read. Reading books will be collected in at the start of term if children still have them and there are plenty of books available on the children’s accounts on Bug Club that they can read until new ones are given out. Their individual log in details are in the front of their reading record books.

Purple Mash   Children all have their personal log in details in their reading record book for purple mash. The children all know how to navigate purple mash and there are lots of learning resources available.

Oddizzi   Oddizzi is an e-learning resource and community that immerses children in the real world. There are lots of geography resources available for the children to access at home. Their log in details are in their reading record books.

Here is a list of phonics websites that may be useful for you to use at home.