Nightingales – Year 1

Welcome to Nightingales

Nightingale song - The British Library

We are a Year 1 class.

Our class teacher is Mrs Oasgood.

Please look at our class story on ClassDojo for the latest news and photographs showing what we have been doing in class.

Our topic list for the year can be found here.

Check the Year 1 Newsletter page for our most recent Newsletter.

Dear parents & carers

Please find via the link below some useful information about the curriculum in Year 1.

Year 1 expectations.


That is the end of our first week! We have learned all about our class bird. We did not know that we built our nests on the ground! And we also found out that it is only the male nightingales who sing, and they sing at night. We have also drawn our bird and made some that move. Check out our ClassDojo page to see some of them in the classroom.

PE next week is on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday so make sure both your PE kits are in school and fully named. The children will be coming home in them after school on Wednesday so they need to come straight back in for Thursday.

Have a good weekend and I will see you next week!

I hope that you have had a fantastic summer!

We return to school on Wednesday 1st September, ready for us to start our journey as Nightingales together.

During our first week we will be learning about our class bird. Have you got any facts already? There are some here.

I look forward to hearing all of the lovely things that you have been doing.

Mrs Oasgood.


  • Book bags and reading books should be sent into school each day. Your child will also have reading books allocated on Bug Club for you to read at home.
  • Please label all belongings with children’s names, this includes PE kits, book bags, coats and water bottles.
  • Children should have both their indoor and outdoor PE kits in school at all times.  They will be sent home regularly to be washed.
  • Homework will be set using Class Dojo/Purple Mash on a Friday, to be in by Tuesday if possible. You will also find homework on our newsletter each week (see above) along with a list of spellings we will be practising in school that week.

Useful Websites 

Bug Club: All children have been allocated books on Bug Club to read. Their individual log in details will be placed in the front of their reading record books.

Purple Mash: Children will have their personal log in details put into their reading record book for Purple Mash. The children all know how to navigate Purple Mash and there are lots of learning resources available. We encourage children to practice logging on and off Purple Mash independently.

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 will be in the front of their reading record books.