Year 1

Mrs Leaver (Teacher) / Mrs Telford


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.

Raring to play Rugby!

On Friday we enjoyed our first session of Rugby during PE. The session was all about team work, playing team games that required communication and concentration as well as learning to play safely with each other. We are already looking forward to our next session!...

Sorting it out

In Year 1 we have started the term off in maths by looking at sorting objects and finding lots of different ways to do this. We showed good teamwork when working together and could explain our answers well. We will go on to counting forwards and backwards and finding...

Raving readers Waterstones visit

A huge congratulations to Beau and Heath who have both read 200 times this academic year. As part of our 'Raving Readers' incentive they went to Waterstones to choose a book and enjoy them with a drink. The staff at Waterstones were so impressed they even gave them...

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"...

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