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.

EYFS and KS1 sports day

We all had a fabulous morning competing in sports day. We took part in the bat and beanbag race, the sack race, obstacles course, water race and relay. We then had a parents race. Well done to yellow team who had the highest score on the day! [gallery type="slideshow"...

Musical maestros

In Year 1 we have been learning to play the glockenspiel and performed 'Row your boat' to the whole school.

RSPB visit KS1

Today the RSPB visited KS1 to go on a minibeast hunt and to identify different trees in our school grounds. The children used field equipment to study the minibeasts they found. [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" size="full"...

Keeping ourselves safe

Today PSCO Sean Routledge came to tell us all about 'Stranger Danger' and how we can keep ourselves safe. This is particularly important with the 6 weeks holidays coming up and children playing in the park.

What can I buy?

To apply our maths money skills we visited our local shop, each with 50p to spend. We had to work out what we could and couldn't buy, adding to find the total and subtracting to see if we needed change. We all found this very difficult and it is something we will...

We are pizzaiolos!

Today Year 1 and some Reception children went to Pizza Express in Newcastle to learn how to make pizzas and got to wear their own chefs hat and apron. The children learnt about the history of the margarita pizza before being given their dough to kneed, some of us even...

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

EYFS and KS1 visited Tynemouth beach. KS1 were visiting as part of their topic to compare seaside holidays past and present. The children build sandcastles, did a beach hunt and had a picnic. Unfortunately it was so rainy they had to come home early. [gallery...

Ready, Set, Go!

As part of our work on Healthy eating week we participated in the daily mile, running laps of the KS2 yard. We soon realised that we needed to run at a steady pace that we were comfortable with as our heart rates increased quickly! [gallery type="slideshow"...

Blind taste testing in Year 1

As part of Healthy Eating Week today we did a blind taste test with a range of fruit. The children loved the strawberries and all said they would like them more often as a healthy treat. [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" size="large"...

How to play Dreidel

In Year 1 we are learning about Hannukah this half term. Today we learnt how to play Dreidel which we loved! We played with ten counters each and followed the instructions on the Dreidel that we spun. At the end of the lesson we all got special Hannukah chocolates....

Breakfast bites

For the second day of Healthy Eating week we looked at the importance of eating a good breakfast. We learnt about the different food groups and how much of each food group you should be eating. We shared our favourite breakfasts and then created healthy, balanced...

Fantastic Field Sketches

Key Stage 1 have been taking a look at the local area and field sketches this week in our topic lessons. We explored the view from our school field, paying attention to physical and human features before attempting our own field sketches.     [gallery...

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