Year 1

Miss Thielmann (Teacher) / Miss Reed / Miss Turnbull (SEN)

Welcome

In Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) we build upon and respect the very good start the children receive in the EYFS. We aim to create and provide a safe, secure, motivational and thought-provoking environment that encourages children to become curious and independent learners.

There is a balance between adult directed, child led and independent activities; which incorporates creativity and investigative learning with a solid foundation in more formal methods.

This approach allows for a smooth transition for the children from the Early Years Foundation Stage and encourages the development of self-esteem, independence and mutual respect.

A mystery parcel!

Yesterday, Year 1 received a very strange letter from someone called Mr A. Mr A asked us if we could be sensible enough to look after a very important parcel he was going to deliver tomorrow. We all wrote letters back to Mr A explaining that all of the children in...

The Body Coach!

On Tuesday, Year 1 took part in a 15 minute HIIT workout! A famous nutrition and exercise guru named Joe Wicks, known to most people as The Body Coach, streamed a live workout session for schools across the country. We were all extremely tired by the end of our work...

Keeping our teeth healthy!

A special visitor came to our class today to teach us how to take care of our teeth. We learnt that lots of food and drinks are bad for our teeth because they contain too much sugar. We are now going to try and replace any fizzy drinks we may have with milk and water....

Chinese New Year 2017

Chinese New Year 2017 celebrations begin on January 27th, New Years Eve and will end on February 2nd. The Chinese calendar has an animal to represent each lunar year and this year is the Year of the Rooster. On Thursday 26th January, we welcomed Jaymina De Silva into...

Year 1 Dance Festival

Year 1 had a brilliant time at Whickham School Dance Festival. They took part in a range of dance lessons and discovered new dance styles including jazz, freestyle, street and disco. The children were very enthusiastic to learn some new moves and had lots of fun...

Party Time

Staff in Reception / Year 1 kick started the festive celebrations when they held a party for 57 children on Monday 12th December. Everyone had great fun dancing, playing party games and singing along to favourite tunes. The party is funded by the school and all...

Prickly Hay

Year 1 and Year 2 have spent some time learning the songs and words for their Christmas Performance 'Prickly Hay'. This was a fun, hoedown nativity musical about a stable boy, his friend and some very special visitors who managed to find lodgings for Mary and Joseph....

Fire Brigade Visit

Fire Officers from Swalwell Fire Station came to visit Year 1 this term. All children looked at and sat inside the fire engine. They tried on the fireman hats and were given the opportunity to squirt the fire hose on the playground.  Everyone had so much fun! Our...

Samba Workshop

Children were buzzing with joy on Wednesday morning when they heard that we were to be entertained and educated by musicians from Gateshead Music Services. Children from Y1 to Y4 took part in the interactive workshop.The sound of Surdo Drums, Tamborim and Ago go bells...

YI Whickham Sports Event

Year 1 attended a Sports Festival at Whickham School. They all participated in a range of activities which helped  to improve  speed, balance and agility skills. Everyone had lots of fun!   Photo...

Reception / Y1 Beach Visit

On Friday 8th July, Year 1 and Reception class visited South Shields beach as part of their  'Seaside' topic. Children and staff had lots of fun building sandcastles and paddling in the sea. A big thank you to Kenzie's grandparents for kindly making a donation towards...

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