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.

Emoji Masks – Year 2

On Thursday Year 1 and 2 visited the Vue cinema in Gateshead to watch the Emoji Movie as part of the Into film festival. We all had sweets and popcorn whilst we watched the movie. Everyone had a great time laughing at the jokes, dancing and singing to the songs and afterwards talking about the different emojis. We then discussed the story once we were back at school and realised why being different is a good thing.

Anti Bullying week

The theme for this years Anti Bullying week is all different, all equal. As part of this, and following the children's interests, the children made an emoji mask that represent them. We then acted out different scenarios and how we could help or stop the situation....

The Emoji Movie

On Thursday Year 1 and 2 visited the Vue cinema in Gateshead to watch the Emoji Movie as part of the Into film festival. We all had sweets and popcorn whilst we watched the movie. Everyone had a great time laughing at the jokes, dancing and singing to the songs and...

Making monsters in Year 1

Following on from our work on 'The Gruffalo' we have been designing and creating our own monsters to live in the wood. Once we made the monsters we named and described them, before finally including them in our own stories. [gallery link="file"...

Harvest Festival

Our Annual Harvest Festival took place on Tuesday 10th October. Pupils from Early Years to Year 6 came together to perform to a hall full of parents and carers. It was lovely to see relatives of the children joining in with the words and actions to the catchy songs...

In the deep dark woods drama

In Year 1 we had our first drama lesson today based on our current class book 'The Gruffalo'. To begin we explored how different animals moved in a guided story session, suggesting different food for the Gruffalo to eat. We then discussed the structure of the story...

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...

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