A super seaside visit.

Year 1 had an amazing day on Wednesday visiting The Angel of the North, South Marine Park and South Shields beach. Lots of our work this term in Literacy, Geography and History has focused on learning about seaside environments. The children have labelled maps of seaside resorts, looked at aerial photographs of the seaside, learned lots of new seaside vocabulary, heard about seaside holidays in the past and have written poems about the seaside. Everyone had a wonderful day at South Shields and the children behaved very well making us all so proud of them.We have the right to have fun and relaxation.


The Real Angel of the North

Year 1 made a quick stop to visit the real Angel of the North Sculpture on the way to South Shields earlier this week. As the children have been learning about this famous art work in our home town it was a great opportunity to see the Angel up close with our own eyes. The…Continue Reading

Arts Award in Year 1

Year 1 are busy working towards their Arts Award Discover award. As part of this they have been discovering what ‘the arts’ are and where they can participate in arts events within our local area. They have also been studying sculpture and learning about The Angel of the North and the artist Antony Gormley. Part…Continue Reading

Key Stage 1 Multi-skills.

Last week some children from Year 2 accompanied Miss Blackie and Miss Taylor to St.Thomas More for a Key Stage 1 multi-skills fielding and striking event. The children had lots of fun and were a credit to our school. As a reward for fair play we received a certificate for being one of the best…Continue Reading

Special people in Year 1.

Year 1 have been thinking about our special people and all that they do for us. We have been praying for our special people at home, at school and in our neighbourhood, and we have asked God to take care of them all.Continue Reading

Designing, making and visiting a castle keep.

For our latest Design and Technology project Year 1 designed, made and evaluated model castles. This was linked to our work on Fairy Tales in literacy and homes from long ago in History. As well as hearing stories featuring castles, the children also had a fantastic day trip to the castle keep in Newcastle to…Continue Reading

World Book Day

On Friday Year 1 had great fun coming to school ready for bedtime stories. It was really strange wearing our pajamas and slippers in class. However the children enjoyed pairing up with each other to share their favorite book from home, and then it was even more interesting sharing their texts with the boys and…Continue Reading

My Money Week in Y1.

Year 1 enjoyed My Money Week. We had stories about money and watched a BBC DVD about understanding money. In Numeracy lessons the children practised learning the value of coins and notes and making different amounts using a variety of coins. They also played shop keeper and customer and had to pay for items and…Continue Reading

Be Bright! Be Seen!

Year 1 recently attended a workshop in school with Marcus. He came to tell us about how to avoid accidents in the dark by being seen through wearing brightly coloured clothing. The children gained some good advice on how to add sparkly touches to their clothes and accessories on these dark mornings and evenings. Even…Continue Reading

Homes and Toys from the past

On Friday, Year 1 met ‘That History Bloke’ for the first time. The children enjoyed a ‘hands on’ workshop which was delivered in two parts throughout the morning First the children learnt about homes from 100 years ago, and then investigated the toys children would have played with in those days. The day was lots of…Continue Reading