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Milton Hall Primary School

‘Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it.’


Our aim is to make every child feel valued and happy because that is when learning is most effective.

Nightingale Class

Hello! Welcome to Nightingale Class! 

Teacher: Miss Venn

LSA: Mrs Griffiths

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Nightingale class assembly 2017

Here is our class assembly that we would like to share with all of you to enjoy :)

WOW we cannot believe we are half way through Year 1 already! 

Our topic for this term is very exciting. We will be looking at Vincent Van Gogh and his painting of 'Starry Night'. We will not only be looking at his life, we will have a strong focus of stars through Dance, Drama, Music and Art!

We will be given the opportunity to draw our own versions of Starry Night using a range of materials, Listen to the sounds of the stars and dance to our very own star song!

We have got so many exciting activities and events coming up so keep posted by checking the website regularly including our class assembly!


This weeks SUAGO (Stand Up A Good One) went to: 

Riley - For trying super hard in his learning and improving his behaviour! Well done Riley - Keep it up!

Our Star of the week last week was Morgan - for an improved attitude towards his learning proving that he is capable of great things!




Thursday 2nd March - World Book Day Dress up Day!

Monday 6th & Wednesday 8th March - Parent Consultations

TBC - Year 1 Art & Dance End of Term Exhibition

Thursday 30th March - 9:15am - Nightingale Class Assembly


A few quick reminders:

Please could you ensure that your child has a full PE kit for our PE lessons on a Monday and Wednesday. This includes a PE top, shorts, tracksuit bottoms (for the colder months!), trainers or plimsoles. 


Everyday we will be sending home your child's new reading book and reading record. This is a fantastic resource for you and your child to use and spend some valuable time reading together. Remember, the more times you read at home the more prizes your child will receive! 


In due course we will be sending out regular Literacy and Maths homework on a Friday to be returned to school the following Wednesday. We are looking forward to seeing all of the fantastic learning you will take part in at home! 



Nightingale Class have had a fantastic day making Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday!

We have been looking at Materials and their properties in class this week! We even had a go at making our own puppets using scraps of different materials!

Year 1 nativity trailer

Uploaded by Milton Hall Primary School on 2016-12-06.


Uploaded by Milton Hall Primary School on 2016-11-28.

Days of the Week Song!

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We have been learning the days of the week during our maths meetings! Here is a little song to help us remember!

Nightingale questions

Uploaded by Milton Hall Primary School on 2016-11-21.

We have had a fantastic time learning all about Florence Nightingale. Florence herself even came to visit us! Wow!

We have had a fantastic time learning all about Florence Nightingale. Florence herself even came to visit us! Wow! 1
We have had a fantastic time learning all about Florence Nightingale. Florence herself even came to visit us! Wow! 2
We have had a fantastic time learning all about Florence Nightingale. Florence herself even came to visit us! Wow! 3
We have had a fantastic time learning all about Florence Nightingale. Florence herself even came to visit us! Wow! 4

Read, Write, Inc.

Your child will continue to take part in a daily Read, Write, Inc. (RWI) phonics session this year. Each day your child will learn a new sound and will be taught how to put these sounds together to read words. They will also practice writing words with these new sounds in and will gain the knowledge and skills to put these into simple sentences independently. Most of the children have mastered the Set 1 and 2 sounds

Sound Set 1

 m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l, h, sh, r, j, v, y, w, th, z, ch, qu, x, ng, nk.

Sound Set 2



To date, your son/daughter will have learnt one way in which each long vowel sound is written (Set 2 sounds). When learning their Set 3 speed sounds they will be taught that there are more ways in which the same sounds are written, e.g. ee as in tree and ea as in tea.

Set 3 speed sounds reading will be taught for most of Year 1 and Set 3 ‘speed sounds’ spelling during Year 2. It takes some time for this information to be fully understood by your son/daughter.

There are 20 Set 3 ‘speed sounds’ that are made up of two or three letters which represent just one sound, e.g. ea as in tea, ow as in cow and are as in care. It is important that your son/daughter does not pronounce these as 2 or 3 separate sounds. When your son/daughter sees the ‘speed sound’ letters together in a word, s/he must say just one sound for these letters.

Speed Sounds Set 3

ea oi a-e i-e o-e u-e aw are ur er ow ai oa ew ire ear ure

When your son/daughter learns their Set 3 sounds in school they will learn:

  •  the letters that represent a speed sound e.g. ea
  •  a simple picture prompt linked to the ‘speed sound’ and a short phrase to say e.g. cup of tea


ea: cup of tea

oi: spoil the boy

a-e: make a cake

i-e: nice smile

o-e: phone home

u-e: huge brute

aw: yawn at dawn

are: share and care

ur: purse for a nurse

er: a better letter

ow: brown cow

ai: snail in the rain

oa: goat in a boat

ew: chew the stew

ire: fire fire!

ear: hear with your ear

ure: sure it’s pure?

tion: (celebration)

tious / cious: (scrumptious / delicious

e: he me we she be


Your child has been given a Red Home Learning Book. The sounds your child has learnt that week will be sent home in their Home Learning Books to be revised throughout the week. Please help your child by reading and practicing words containing the new sound. Please ensure your child's Red Home Learning Book is returned weekly. If you have any questions about your child's home learning, don't hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher.

RWI Phase 2 and 3 sounds

Some of our Year 1 and 2 Children showing us how to say the phase 1 and 2 sounds from the RWI Phonics scheme.