Nightingales – Year 1

Welcome to Nightingales

We are a Year 1 class.

Our class teachers are Miss Thompson & Mrs Mylett.



28 June 2020

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What has the weather been doing? 22nd June

Hello to all my lovely Nightingales!

I hope you have had another fantastic week! Well done for all your hard work on Purple Mash lovely to see so many of you working hard ! Well done Emily, Catherine and Nate for doing lots of work this week!
I loved watching the thunder and lightning out of my window last week. Did anybody else 
see it too? 

Do you remember when we looked at different types of weather in our class ?

Could you tell an adult about the different types of weather you can see in these pictures?

Can you spot any famous Liverpool landmarks too?

I hope to see you soon,

Miss Thompson xx


Whole school sails art project

During these challenging and unprecedented times we are so proud of how our Sudley community have come together to support each other in many different ways. To our parents who have been brilliant home educators, our children who uplift us all with your beautiful bright rainbows in windows and especially to our key workers – we thank, clap for and celebrate you all.

To mark this time in our lives we have decided to create a whole school art project to reflect and remember our solidarity, based around the idea of ‘Sailing Through Together’.

For more details please look on the tab on the home learning page or download the sails artwork project information sheet here.



Purple Mash class display board – 13th June

There are 5 wonderful pieces of work on our class notice board at the moment including work from Ella, Annie-Rose, Holly and Isabella. If you have not looked yet check it out when you next log in to Purple Mash.

We have been really impressed by the completed work that we have seen and really hope that we can put more work on display this week if you ask us to. Remember that you have to type ‘post me’ in the comments box for us to share it with everyone on the class noticeboard. If you don’t write the message we can’t put it on display.

Lots of you have been doing really well with the games too- keep up the good work!

Mrs Mylett



NASA & SpaceX – 12th June

In the Mylett house we have been doing a mini project about the International Space Station (ISS) for the last two weeks. We were really excited watching for the Dragon shuttle to launch In May and were so disappointed when it was delayed. When it finally launched on 30 May we couldn’t believe how fast it moved! I was wondering how many of you might have been watching it from your homes too.

Please click here to find out more about the astronauts who are on the ISS.


I have attached some of the things Jamie did in case you want to do some space activities too.

10 things to put in my space rocket worksheet

Space themed maths activities

Back to Earth with a bump ebook


National Best Friends Day- 8th June



I hope you have all had another fantastic week! I am missing you all lots and lots. It was lovely to see some of our class in school last week. I’m still looking out for those ‘Post Me’ signs on your purple mash work. Could you spot the phoneme last week? The phoneme I spotted was ‘air’!!

Today is national best friends day could you maybe draw a picture of your classmates to share when you are back together? Or maybe start on our art project to make something fantastic with all of your friends at Sudley Infant School??
Keep working hard,

Miss Thompson xx



Phonics Hunt – 1st June

Nightingales! It’s the start of a lovely new week. I wonder if any of you got those riddles correct the answers were …Table,Clock,and Carrot.

Well done if you could guess them !!

This weeks puzzle is even trickier…

I wonder if you can spot the phoneme you can see in all three of these pictures ?





Purple Mash update

Whilst you have been learning at home we have seen lots of lovely work in Purple Mash. We think it would be fun if you could all see each other’s work so you could have it posted on our class display boards. Any work you would like posted needs to be saved and ‘handed in’. If you want a piece of work posting then please type ‘post me’ in the comments to teacher box when you save and hand in your work. We are not able to put photos of children on the display board.



Half-term update – 29th May

I have got a few things to share with you today!

Firstly, I wonder if any of you guessed the winner of the kindness challenge in my house? It was Jamie! He was spoilt for choice when he was choosing the movie for our family film night and in the end chose to do an extra bit of kindness- he let his sister choose the film instead! So we all watched one of my favourite Disney films, Beauty and the Beast. Sophie loved it so much that she wants lots of Beauty and the Beast toys for her birthday at the start of June!

Secondly, we went for another walk today to the pond I have told you about near my house. We couldn’t believe how big the ducks had gone in the last 2 weeks! The best part of our visit though was seeing the latest baby ducks swimming with their mum! There were 5 of them altogether so Sophie started to sing ‘5 little ducks went swimming one day’ to them.

Finally, remember that if you want to share your work on the Purple Mash class notice board you must type ‘post me’ in the comments.


Stay safe in the sun!

Mrs Mylett x




Eid Mubarak – 24 May

Eid Mubarak to those celebrating this weekend. I hope you have had a wonderful time. I can’t wait to hear all about it when I see you next!





Miss Thompson x




Mystery kindness challenge- 19 May

Hello again Nightingales,

I know that you may be busy trying to solve Miss Thompson’s riddles but I have a special task for this week…

This week it is mental health awareness week and it is all about kindness. I have set my children a little challenge this week, to try to do something kind for someone without being asked. I have been using raffle tickets to reward the boys for the things I have noticed and whoever gets the most raffle tickets by Friday can choose a film to watch in our Friday family movie night. Even little Sophie is trying to earn raffle tickets- she has tried to be kind by letting her brothers play with her toys, although I don’t think they were too impressed with the offer of Peppa Pig! So far they have been making people drinks, helping with tidying up or cleaning and drawing pictures for neighbours and to send to family who we haven’t seen since lockdown began. There have been far fewer clothes left on the floor in their bedroom this week! I wonder who will win…and what movie we will watch on Friday?

My challenge for you lovely Nightingales is can you do the same? Try to do at least one extra kind thing for someone around you each day- maybe you could decide on a reward at the end of the week.

Look after yourself and the people around you

From Mrs Mylett x

Riddles-18 May

Nightingales!! I hope you had a lovely week last week. I have found some very tricky riddles for you to try and solve. I had lots of fun doing it myself. Can you work these out and share them with your family?

From Miss Thompson


Ducks – 12 May

Hello again Nightingales,

When I was on my daily walk at the weekend I made an amazing discovery and it was only a short walk from my home! I went in a slightly different direction and discovered a wonderful pond which was full of ducks. I even spotted some fish in the water. I have passed this pond many times while I have been in a car and have never seen the pond so it really was a wonderful surprise. I wonder if any of you have discovered anything new in your local area?

Have a look at some of my photographs.

From Mrs Mylett



Rainbow hands – 5 May

Hello Nightingales,

One of the things I did last week was make a colourful piece of art with my children and Mr Mylett. We all drew around our hands and cut them out. Next, we used them to count, work on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for Luke and Jamie and colour matching, size ordering for Sophie. When we had finished we turned it into a lovely piece of art. We had lots of fun!

Perhaps you could do something similar with your family. Take care.

From Mrs Mylett

Maths Jokes – 4 May

Hello Nightingales I hope you all had another lovely week. I thought you might enjoy these maths jokes, they definitely made me smile!! Miss Thompson

Releasing the butterflies – 28 April

Hi Nightingales,

I am so pleased to tell you that we got 5 fully formed butterflies! We spent so long watching and waiting for the final one to appear and it emerged while we were asleep so we missed it! We watched the butterflies for 2 days and then decided to release them in the garden. Four of them flew away very quickly but one stayed on the plate with pieces of orange for a few minutes then flew onto the grass and Sophie’s spade.

See if you can spot any butterflies in your garden or while you are out walking.


Mrs Mylett x



Book reviews – 27 April

Two of the suggested English tasks for this week are to read a book review from a teacher and then write your own.

Remember, you can choose any of the books, it doesn’t have to be the review from your teacher! We hope you have fun reading some of our favourite stories.

Miss Parsons- book review of Monsters love underpants

Miss Smith- book review of The bear who shared

Miss Thompson- book review of Wait

Mrs Bosworth- book review of The day the crayons quit

Mrs Mylett- book review of The Enormous Crocodile

Mrs Oasgood- book review of There’s a monster in your book


Butterflies – 23 April

Hello Nightingales,

I have had a really exciting morning!  For the past few weeks we have been watching a tub of 5 caterpillars growing bigger and bigger. They started off so small, even smaller than my daughter’s nails! Then last week each one changed from a caterpillar into a chrysalis. Do you remember this from when you where in Robins class? I carefully moved them from their pot into a special net bag. Two of them had fallen so I had to be really gentle moving them to the bottom of the bag too.


Every day we have been checking them and nothing has happened but this morning when I went downstairs to make breakfast I had a wonderful surprise…there were two beautiful butterflies waiting!


As I watched them another two butterflies emerged! Their wings were so crumpled that we thought that they were injured but a few minutes later they looked fine.

The butterflies didn’t move much at first as they had to wait for their wings to dry. One of them was so close to me that I could see its tongue curling in and out! Can you spot it on the photographs? The tongue of a butterfly has a special name, try to find out what it is!

We have put some fruit plus a special mix of sugar and water as food for the butterflies- they seem to like it so far! There is one chrysalis left so we are keeping a close watch!

Mrs Mylett xx

The tiger who came to tea – 13 April

Nightingales. You will never guess what happened yesterday. I had just sat down to tea when I heard a loud knock at the door. I stood up and as I opened the door I saw a tall, hungry tiger. He was very polite and explained that he was terribly hungry. So I decided to invite him in for some dinner. The big, greedy tiger was so hungry he ate everything in my cupboards! After he had finished, he drank all the water in my tap !!




Then I put my book down and realised it was all still there. What a lovely adventure it was !!



Hello to all of our wonderful Nightingales.

We hope you and your families are enjoying some fun activities.

We can’t wait to hear all about the lovely things you have been up to!

We thought these pictures would make you smile.

Hope you have a lovely week.

Miss Thompson x









Topic List 

Year 1 Topic List 2019-2020





We had a lovely day in Nightingales. We had lots of fun singing, dancing and choosing!!

We even had time for some Yoga and dancing on the playground.

































Useful websites

Bug Club –

All children have been allocated books on bug club to read. Childrens reading books will be collected in and there are plenty of books available on the children’s accounts on bug club that they can read. 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.


Twinkl –

Twinkl are taking steps to support continued learning at home, by offering the teachers and parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month and possibly longer depending on closures. Twinkl is a fantastic website which provides resources for all subjects in all age ranges. They have created packs for parents to download and share during this time.

Use code CVDTWINKLHELPS for free access.


Phonics play –

This is a site dedicated to phonics. A lot of parents already know what phonics phase their child is on, however if you do not you can select each phase and read them through with your children. You will be able to easily identify where they are working at and try and push them onto the next stage. Please make sure you consolidate their learning first before moving onto the next phase.

Phonics is just one of the many components to help children with their reading and writing. Keep on reading as much as you can with the children as this makes a huge difference.

Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe. To access the resources all you need to do is log on using the following details.

Username: march20
Password: home


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.

Mental health at home Over the next few weeks we will all experience extra pressures that will affect how we think and feel. It’s important to recognise that all of us have mental health and, just like our physical health, at this time it’s important to look after it. On page 5 of this booklet there is a checklist of little activities to complete.

Primary Schools’ Wellbeing Booklet




Maths Trails- February 2020 

We went to IM Marsh to complete some maths trails. We talked about shapes, height, size, money and got to show off our adding and subtraction skills.


Gymnastics Competition- January 2020

We took part in a gymnastics competition. We practiced our balances, jumps, rolls and how we travel in a sequence. It was lots of fun.

Christmas – December 2019

Christmas is always such a special time as Sudley Infant School. We loved taking part in the Christmas show, Christmas Fair and Christmas Party! We still can’t believe we had special visits from Father Christmas and his reindeers.




Animal visit- October 2019

We had lots of new visitors in school today! We loved meeting all of the animals.




Sponsored Dance- October 2019

Each year the children of Sudley Infants raise money for many charities during our ‘Charities week’.  This year Nightingales are raising money for YoungMinds (charity registration no. 1016968).


We completed our sponsored dance very well, but we were all quite tired at the end!

In fact…we were all exhausted afterwards!

It was lots of fun though.

Please remember to start collecting in any sponsor money and send it into school by Monday 21 October.

Many thanks for your support.

About YoungMinds

“We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find. Together, we are changing this. We’re fighting for young people’s mental health. Join our fight.”

During the next few weeks the children will be learning about YoungMinds and will take part in a sponsored dance on October 10th. This is also World Mental Health Day and YoungMinds have a campaign called HelloYellow to raise awareness of their fundraising.

We would like all children to bring an item of yellow clothing to school to wear during the dance- this could be a hat, sunglasses, socks, t-shirt or any other item of clothing.  Each child will receive a certificate to show that they have taken part in the activity.  Please ask friends and family to sponsor your child to help raise money for this worthy cause.


Whatever you can donate to help, however small, will be very much appreciated.

Please send in all money raised no later than Monday 21 October. The money raised will be presented to a representative from Young Minds on Friday 25th October during the Year 1 Charities Day Assembly, which begins at 2:30pm. We hope you are able to join us in the hall on that day. If you need an extra copy of the sponsor form it can be downloaded below.

Charities letter Nightingales Autumn 2019



Non-Curriculum Day- September 2019 

We had so much fun today learning about The Enormous Crocodile. We started by discussing our very own clever tricks, just like the ones we had heard about in Roald Dahl’s story. Then we made our own crocodile puppets, played crocodile tag and we learnt which type of animal a crocodile is. We even got to see the clever way in which crocodiles hibernate.




Paper aeroplane test- September 2019

We all made paper aeroplanes and then tested them to find out which one would fly the furthest. We laughed lots as the planes flew in different directions, one even flew between Mrs Mylett’s feet! The winning plane travelled 11m 40cm. Well done to  everybody!

Our first two weeks in Year 1-September 2019

We have had such a busy time already in Year 1. Take a look at some of the photographs below.


Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the ‘meet the teacher’ session on Tuesday 3rd September- it was lovely to meet you so many of you. If you were unable to attend the handout are available to download by clicking on the links.

Year 1 Expectations 2019

Topic Dates Year 1 2019-2020

Cookery sessions-Autumn term

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, how it is prepared and perhaps try ingredients for the first time. Mrs Haake and Mrs Dow lead these sessions. All ingredients will be provided by school.

We are seeking permission again from you for your child to take part in these activities during Autumn Term- a copy of the letter can be downloaded below. We would appreciate it being returned as soon as possible. Many thanks.

PPA Autumn 2019 Cookery consent letter


Welcome to the children and parents of Nightingales class!

School starts at 8.50am on Monday 2nd September.

A reminder for parents- there is a ‘Meet the Teacher’ session on Tuesday 3rd September at 2.30pm. You can find out what goes on in Year 1 as well as meeting the new class teachers, Miss Thompson & Mrs Mylett.

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.


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

Have a lovely summer!

Miss Thompson & Mrs Mylett



Finding out about our class bird

If you click on the link below you can find out about Nightingales.

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. 
Our P.E days are Monday and Friday. The children will also have a gymnastics session on a Wednesday afternoon taught by a professional gymnastics coach. They will come home in their school PE kit with their uniform in their PE 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 2019-2020