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.

Yoga Bugs in Year 1

Today we had a session with a Yoga instructor. We all performed yoga moves as the instructor told a story where we got dressed, explored a jungle and came home to tell all our friends and family. We focused on balance, posture and stretching and we all had great fun...

Baltic and Bridges

Year 1 and 2 visited the Gateshead Quayside this morning, where we walked across the Millennium bridge over to Newcastle. We had some fun building sandcastles and climbing at the Quayside seaside before heading back over the bridge. We were lucky enough to see the...

Musical maps

In Year 1 this morning we had our second music lesson with Mrs Kendrick. We have been linking the music to our topic work by looking at maps of the school and the sounds we would hear in different places. Today we used different musical instruments to make some of the...

Walking in the local area

As part of our topic we went for a walk around the local area. We all had a map to follow and had to spot buildings on the way and mark them on our maps. We started out from school and went through the park, lots of us could point out the streets our houses were on....

Maths Buddies

Most days Year 6 pupils go to Year 1 to help them with their number formation and their number bonds. We give them encouragement to help with their maths. Both Year 1 and Year 6 children are really enjoying the experience Written by Holly and...

Buddies in Maths

Year 6 children have been trained as Maths Buddies to assist younger children in the school with their maths. Currently They are helping Year 1 and ensuring that all pupils are able to use their number bonds fluently and can form all of their numerals correctly. All...

A mystery parcel!

Yesterday, Year 1 received a very strange letter from someone called Mr A. Mr A asked us if we could be sensible enough to look after a very important parcel he was going to deliver tomorrow. We all wrote letters back to Mr A explaining that all of the children in...

The Body Coach!

On Tuesday, Year 1 took part in a 15 minute HIIT workout! A famous nutrition and exercise guru named Joe Wicks, known to most people as The Body Coach, streamed a live workout session for schools across the country. We were all extremely tired by the end of our work...

Keeping our teeth healthy!

A special visitor came to our class today to teach us how to take care of our teeth. We learnt that lots of food and drinks are bad for our teeth because they contain too much sugar. We are now going to try and replace any fizzy drinks we may have with milk and water....

Chinese New Year 2017

Chinese New Year 2017 celebrations begin on January 27th, New Years Eve and will end on February 2nd. The Chinese calendar has an animal to represent each lunar year and this year is the Year of the Rooster. On Thursday 26th January, we welcomed Jaymina De Silva into...

Year 1 Dance Festival

Year 1 had a brilliant time at Whickham School Dance Festival. They took part in a range of dance lessons and discovered new dance styles including jazz, freestyle, street and disco. The children were very enthusiastic to learn some new moves and had lots of fun...

Party Time

Staff in Reception / Year 1 kick started the festive celebrations when they held a party for 57 children on Monday 12th December. Everyone had great fun dancing, playing party games and singing along to favourite tunes. The party is funded by the school and all...

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