Year 1

Mrs Leaver (Teacher) / Mrs Telford (ARMs) / Mrs Cunningham

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 magical Christmas journey

All of the children in Key Stage 1 had a fantastic time performing 'The magical Christmas journey' to an audience this afternoon. They have spent a long time practising and really tried their hardest. Thank you to everyone that came to watch and support the children....

Year 1 step back in time

As part of the topic 'Fire, Fire!', Year 1 visited the Discovery museum and participated in a historical walking tour. In the Discovery museum the children explored how Newcastle had changed over time, celebrated 135 years of the Hoppings and looked at inventions from...

Christmas craft day

A big thank you to all of the parents that came and made Christmas crafts with the children, including handprint Santa's, tree decorations and cards. The children had a fantastic time and love spending time in their class with parents and carers. [gallery link="file"...

Emoji Masks – Year 2

On Thursday Year 1 and 2 visited the Vue cinema in Gateshead to watch the Emoji Movie as part of the Into film festival. We all had sweets and popcorn whilst we watched the movie. Everyone had a great time laughing at the jokes, dancing and singing to the songs and afterwards talking about the different emojis. We then discussed the story once we were back at school and realised why being different is a good thing.

Anti Bullying week

The theme for this years Anti Bullying week is all different, all equal. As part of this, and following the children's interests, the children made an emoji mask that represent them. We then acted out different scenarios and how we could help or stop the situation....

The Emoji Movie

On Thursday Year 1 and 2 visited the Vue cinema in Gateshead to watch the Emoji Movie as part of the Into film festival. We all had sweets and popcorn whilst we watched the movie. Everyone had a great time laughing at the jokes, dancing and singing to the songs and...

Gunpowder, treason and plot

In Year 1 we have been learning about why we celebrate Bonfire night and how to stay safe when at a fireworks display. We all acted out the story of Guy Fawkes and King James I, drew fireworks in pastels and using a paint programme and for homework made safety...

Making monsters in Year 1

Following on from our work on 'The Gruffalo' we have been designing and creating our own monsters to live in the wood. Once we made the monsters we named and described them, before finally including them in our own stories. [gallery link="file"...

Harvest Festival

Our Annual Harvest Festival took place on Tuesday 10th October. Pupils from Early Years to Year 6 came together to perform to a hall full of parents and carers. It was lovely to see relatives of the children joining in with the words and actions to the catchy songs...

In the deep dark woods drama

In Year 1 we had our first drama lesson today based on our current class book 'The Gruffalo'. To begin we explored how different animals moved in a guided story session, suggesting different food for the Gruffalo to eat. We then discussed the structure of the story...

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