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22nd January 20
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Welcome to the Nightingales!


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Welcome to the Nightingales Class!

Our teacher is Mrs Lingard.

Our teaching assistant is Mrs Woods. Sometimes we have Mrs Batan and Mrs Bolt in class helping us.

We are a Year 1 class.


Please ensure that your child's PE kit and reading book bags are in school every day. Reading books will be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

We are trialing a new idea for homework. A sheet of homework will be given at the beginning of each half term. Please pick one activity from it each week and bring evidence to us that you have completed some homework. We would love to display it on our Key Stage 1 homework board. Let us know your thoughts.

During the Spring 1 term our PE days will be Monday and Thursday. Please make sure that all earrings are taken out at home and PE kits are in school. 

Our Spring 1topic is 'Carnival', our whole school theme. 


Please see attached below the outcomes for this autumn half term and the homework for this half term.

Diwali day photos


We had a lovely day celebrating Diwali.

Important Diary Dates


Wednesday 18th Decemeber - Christmas dinner day, yum!

Thursday 19th Decemeber - Christmas party day

Friday 20th December - break up for the Christmas holidays.

Monday 6th January - Back to school, 8:55am.







Making Piers


We have been busy designing, building and evaluating piers in design and technology. Take a look at our pictures.

We made delicious pizzas.



Phonics is so important as it supports your child's reading and writing. We do daily phonics sessions to help your children to use their blending/ segmenting skills to read and write words correctly. Furthermore, we then encourage your children to apply this knowledge in all of their other subjects.

In June, every year 1 child will sit the 'Year 1 phonics Screening'. This purely tests your child's ability to use their phonics to read words. Some of the words will be real words but some of the will be made up - so they must be very careful to make sure they don't try to make the 'alien' words sound like a word they already know. For example if the word was 'sike', it may be very tempting to say 'spike' - however, this would be incorrect. It is very likely that your child knows or will soon know more than one way of spelling the same sound. For example 'ai' - can be spelt 'play' 'paint' 'make' 'Amy' which can be very confusing. To try to help you to support your child with their phonics at home, below you will find some examples of real/ alien (not real) words which contain the sounds which we learn in phonics.

Please use this link to play 'buried treasure' so that your child can practise reading lots of words:


Next, click on 'free' and select phase 5. Then your child can play on the games.


Please enter the code into the box provided.