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.

Operation Space!

On Thursday Year 1 visited the Centre for Life to help us learn all about space! We had so much fun exploring and carrying out experiments. We were given the opportunity to investigate which material would create the best spacesuit for an astronaut, testing weight,...

Year 1 are cracking capacity!

Year 1 have been doing a fantastic job learning to find the capacity of containers. So far they have learned to use the correct vocabulary, investigated whether taller containers always have a greater capacity and begun to measure in non-standard units. They will...

What does it weigh?

This week we are going to be learning how to measure the weight of objects using balance scales. We will first look at non-standard units and comparing and ordering weights, before moving on to look at the standard units of grams and kilograms. Today we started by...

A crash landing!

We came back to school today to find an alien spaceship had crashed and broken in to pieces in our playground! We went outside to investigate the crash and found, what we thought, were footprints. We searched around the rest of school for any further evidence and...

I feel better when I’m dancing!

Year 1 were absolute super stars today as they performed on the stage at the Sage Gateshead. They have been working really hard for weeks thinking of their own moves and practising the dance. They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and have asked if they can perform it...

Year 1 visit the Angel of the North

Year 1 took part in an art project with local visual artist Jyl Friggens. They visited the Angel of the North where they learnt about sculpture and what it represents before learning to sketch from observation. [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" size="full"...

Year 1 are scientists!

Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed becoming scientists this week and carrying out a range of fun experiments! We made oobleck using cornflour and water and were fascinated by the changing state from solid to liquid.                 ...

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...

World Book Day

For World Book Day we dressed in the costumes of our favourite book characters. In the afternoon all of the teachers chose a different story and we got to choose who we listened to. [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" size="full"...

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...

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