Nightingales – Year 1

Welcome to Nightingales

We are a Year 1 class.

Our class teachers are Miss Thompson & Mrs Mylett.


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.













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 completd 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