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.

Vehicle building

To link with our topic on India we were given a challenge to build a vehicle that we could use to explore the forest. Last week we designed our vehicles, thinking carefully about what they would need, and this week we have been building them. We learnt how to connect...

Counting in 2’s and 5’s

In maths we have been practising counting in 2's and 5's, this has included making patterns to match a number, counting our hand prints and making our own beadstrings that show patterns of 2 and 5. We then investigated if there were any numbers that were in both the 2...

I’ll huff and I’ll puff…

We have been learning the story of The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig which is a twist on the traditional tale. We have not learnt or heard the end of the story so this week we created our own endings. We worked in groups to act out our ending following a...

Exploring the seasons

This week as part of our science work we have explored the snow and ice and the changes that winter brings. The children investigated how the hours of day light changes through the seasons and what is really meant by short days and longer nights. [gallery link="file"...

Iron Hans as told by Chris Connaughton

We had a visit from Chris Connaughton who told us the story of 'Iron Hans'. It was a traditional tale from Germany that none of us had ever heard before but we loved listening to it, particularly laughing at some of the events. We are learning to write traditional...

Breathing and balancing in yoga

Today we had our first Yoga bugs session. Yoga started in ancient India which is our topic this half term. We started with the 'sun salutation' and the 'warrior' before retelling the story of the Gingerbread man through yoga. We finish with a breathing and relaxation...

Merry Christmas, it’s party time!

Today Year 1 and 2 put their party clothes on and had a Christmas disco. We played games, danced and had a buffet. There was then a magical treat, as Santa Claus came to visit with a present for all the children. To finish our afternoon we played pass the parcel and...

A magical Christmas journey

All of the children in Key Stage 1 had a fantastic time performing 'The magical Christmas journey' to an audience this afternoon. They have spent a long time practising and really tried their hardest. Thank you to everyone that came to watch and support the children....

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....

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