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.

What’s it like in hospital?

Year 1 had a visit from Wendy, who works at the QE hospital in Gateshead. She told us all about what it was like in hospital, including how we might get there, who we might meet and some of the things that happen there. We also got to explore some of the machines! We...

Capacity crazy

In year 1 today we have been learning how to measure capacity. We started by measuring in spoonfuls and then we moved on to learning about litres. We predicted which container would hold more water and compared them through measuring. We now know that taller...

Cooking up an Indian feast

Today Year 1 used their measuring they have been practising all week to make a curry. They followed the recipe to make a Chicken Tikka masala, including peeling and grating vegetables and adding spices. After the curry had cooked we all tasted the curry with rice and...

Year 1 measuring mass

The children have been learning how to measure mass this week, beginning with non-standard units and moving on to standard units. They learnt how to use the vocabulary of heavier, lighter, equal to, grams and kilograms. To show how much they had learnt the children...

Sports day for Sport Relief

The children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 took part in a mini sports day for Sport Relief. They ran the relay race, practised their co-ordination with the egg and spoon and bean bag toss and worked on their co-operation and communication with the over and under....

Creating with clay

Last week we looked at animals from India and studied their form through sketching them. We used this to sculpt animals from clay, practising using tools to add texture. We used our work from science to shape the clay by rolling, twisting and bending. [gallery...

Out for a jog

For day 4 of Sport Relief week the children chose to have a jog around the playground. They had to set their own personal record for how far they could run in 10 minutes. Everyone did really and we learnt about the effects of exercise on our heart and pulse rate....

The name’s Bond….James Bond

Today for day 3 of Sport relief Year 1 went to the Sage in Gateshead to perform in the Dance festival. They were all spies, dressed as the Pink Panther, Men in Black and James Bond. The children all performed really well and had a fantastic time! On Friday the...

Kick off!

For day 2 of our Sport Relief week the children chose to have a football match. My Stephenson taught them some new skills which they practised before having a final match. It was very close between the two teams but Ryan's team just won  1 - 0, well done all !...

Musical magic

In our music lesson today we had the glockenspiel, hand bells and chime bars out. We learnt about low and high pitch and where to locate these to play them on the instruments. We used the instruments to accompany a song and then made our own sound effects to accompany...

Sports relief is go!

Today EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 practised the events for their sports relief mini sports day on Friday. In teams the children took part in the egg and spoon race, bean bag toss, over under and the relay race. The day was finished with a press up competition in assembly,...

Building the Taj Mahal

This week we learnt all about the buildings in India, specifically the Taj Mahal. We learnt that it is a symmetrical building and researched the answers to questions we had. We built our own version of the Taj Mahal using blocks, playdough and junk modelling. [gallery...

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