Year 1

Mrs Leaver (Teacher) / Mrs Telford (ARMs) / Mrs Cunningham
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.

Sports day fun!

A huge thank you to everybody that turned out to support Early Years and Year 1 with their Sports day. The children took part in a running race, bat and beanbag, sack race, obstacle course and water race. A huge congratulations to Levannah, Kara-Leigh, Olly, Imogen,...

Money madness

Today Year 1 went to the shop to practise their money skills. They had a range of coins making up 50p. The children had to read the cost of items in the shop, add up how much money to give and what change they needed. Please continue to practise using coins at home....

Who was George Stephenson?

Today the children in Year 1 performed their class assembly all about George Stephenson. This follows on from our visit to Beamish Museum last week where we went on a steam train. The children explained all about George Stephenson's life and his inventions through...

Basketball taster lesson

Today Year 1 took part in a taster session for basketball with a member of the team from Newcastle Eagles. The children practised bouncing, passing and shooting. The children really enjoyed this session and as a results we are going to be doing some follow-up sessions...

It’s harvesting time!

This week Years 1 and 2 harvested the potatoes they had been growing. They did this as part of their science lessons where they learnt about the parts of a plant and what plants need to grow. The children have entered the competition with the heaviest potato they grew...

Beamish museum

Today Years 1 and 2 visited Beamish musuem as part of their 'Changes' topic. The children explored the coal mine, got to find out lots about how transport has changed over time, explored different houses and shops and everyone's favourite, bought sweets from the sweet...

Athletics festival at Whickham

Today Year 1 took part in the athletics festival at Whickham School. The children completed an obstacle course, standing long jump, threw the howlers, ran a 50m sprint, 400m long run and relay race. We represented our school well and Kealie ran the 400 meters in 1...

Which way do we go?

This week in Year 1 we have been learning how to give and follow directions, including left and right and whole, half and quarter turns. We practised this outide giving each other instructions, using Beebots to program instructions and making our own treasure maps...

A very royal day

In Year 1 today we have been learning all about weddings in anticipation of the Royal wedding tomorrow. We started by looking at weddings in the past and how they have changed, including wedding day pictures of Mrs Leaver, Mrs Hall, Mrs Cunningham and Miss Foster (Mrs...

Growing cress

Today in Year 1 we have planted cress with Miss Thielmann as an introduction to our new topic in science 'Plants'. We will make observations over time and record what happens at different stages.

Finding fractions in Year 1

This week in maths we have been finding the fractions half and quarter. We started by looking at fractions of shapes and objects then moved on to factions of amounts using the bar model to help us. [gallery link="file"...

Printing portraits

This week in art we looked at the work of Andy Warhol and learnt how to make prints. We explored using leaves, potatoes, bobbins, apples, sponges and pears to print with. We then created portraits using these prints. Some of us created a printing block and changed the...

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