Year 1

Mrs Leaver (Teacher) / Miss Lawson (Teacher) / Mrs Cunningham/ Mrs Telford (ARMs)


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.

Out for a jog

For day 4 of Sport Relief week the children chose to have a jog around the playground. They had to set their own personal record for how far they could run in 10 minutes. Everyone did really and we learnt about the effects of exercise on our heart and pulse rate....

The name’s Bond….James Bond

Today for day 3 of Sport relief Year 1 went to the Sage in Gateshead to perform in the Dance festival. They were all spies, dressed as the Pink Panther, Men in Black and James Bond. The children all performed really well and had a fantastic time! On Friday the...

Kick off!

For day 2 of our Sport Relief week the children chose to have a football match. My Stephenson taught them some new skills which they practised before having a final match. It was very close between the two teams but Ryan's team just won  1 - 0, well done all !...

Musical magic

In our music lesson today we had the glockenspiel, hand bells and chime bars out. We learnt about low and high pitch and where to locate these to play them on the instruments. We used the instruments to accompany a song and then made our own sound effects to accompany...

Sports relief is go!

Today EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 practised the events for their sports relief mini sports day on Friday. In teams the children took part in the egg and spoon race, bean bag toss, over under and the relay race. The day was finished with a press up competition in assembly,...

Building the Taj Mahal

This week we learnt all about the buildings in India, specifically the Taj Mahal. We learnt that it is a symmetrical building and researched the answers to questions we had. We built our own version of the Taj Mahal using blocks, playdough and junk modelling. [gallery...

Grow your own potatoes

In Year 1 we are taking part in the national grow your own potatoes competition. We have been chitting the potato seeds for the past 2 weeks and we have now planted them. As well as competing nationally we are also competing with Year 2 and will weigh our potatoes...

World Book Day

Today we celebrated a belated World Book Day. The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters, wrote stories and shared a story with each other.  

Sandwich making (and eating!)

Today, as part of our topic on 'The Lighthouse Keeper's lunch', we followed instructions to make our own sandwiches. We had a mixture of jam, chocolate spread and Biscoff sandwiches, all of which were delicious! In class we then had to write our own instructions to...

Habitat hunting with the RSPB

Today we had a visitor from the RSPB who took us around our school grounds to find different habitats for wildlife. Following this we made a map of where there were good habitats and where we could improve. We felt our field needed some work as there was litter...

Chinese feast

As part of our Chinese new year celebration we enjoyed tasting a range of Chinese food and using our chopsticks.  

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