Year 1

Mrs Leaver (Teacher) / Miss Lawson (Teacher) / Mrs Cunningham/ Mrs Telford (ARMs)
YEAR 1

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.

Music with Mr Big!

Early Years and Key Stage 1 were lucky enough to receive a music workshop this morning based upon the story Mr Big by Ed Vere. We were given the opportunity to play instruments, sing along and even do some acting. It was such a fun way to explore stories and all of...

Year 1 multiskills

Year 1 went to Whickham high school to take part in a multi-skills activity afternoon. The children took part in hurdles, sprints, hoola hooping, basket ball and football. The children enjoyed practising their skills as well as learning some new ones. [gallery...

Wild at the zoo

KS1 went to Northumberland Zoo as part of their Science and Geography work. They learnt about different animals and their habitats, as well as the different diets. Although it was a bit rainy we all enjoyed our visit. [gallery type="slideshow" size="full" link="file"...

Year 1 score a tri

Today coach Chris came to teach us how to play rugby. We learnt how to hold the ball at the side, how to pass sideways, to run in different directions and to score a tri. We all particularly enjoyed playing 'Wreck it Ralp'. We finished by playing rabbits and foxes. We...

Picture detectives

We have started reading our new book 'Grandad's island'. We have been looking closely at the pictures to find all the hidden clues to help us predict what will be behind the metal door. [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" size="large"...

Hoopstarz hit Swalwell

Today we had a session with Hoopstarz where we learnt to hoola hoop. We learnt the 'secret tricks' for good hoola hooping, played balancing games to improve our posture and flexibility and jumped in and out of a spinning hoop. We finished by playing aliens in...

Year 1 Celebrate Chinese New Year!

To celebrate Chinese New Year on Tuesday afternoon we participated in lots of lovely activities. We shared stories about the Great Race and learned that this year would be known as the Year of the Pig. We then tucked into a delicious Chinese feast; our class favourite...

Fire!

This afternoon Years 1 and 2 went to Swalwell fire station. The firemen showed us around the fire station and we saw the locker room, the gym, the recreational room, the pole and the garage. We got to try on the helmets and jackets, climb in the fire engine and shoot...

This is how we do it

In year 1 we have been learning how to subtract numbers to 20. We have been learning how to use a range of different equipment to support ourselves, including number lines, bead strings, Numicon and ten frames with double sided counters. We are developing our...

KS1 explore the UK!

This week in our topic lesson Year 1 and Year 2 partnered up to explore the 4 countries of the United Kingdom. The children came up with some fantastic ideas; from highland dancing to creating a model of the houses of parliament. A great afternoon had by...

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