A visit back to Medieval times.

On Thursday, Year 1 went back in time to the Medieval ages when they visited the Castle Keep in Newcastle. The children enjoyed exploring the Black Gate and dungeon before going into the keep and investigating the chapel and Great Hall. They had lots of fun carrying out a medieval dance and then used the rest of their energy climbing the 99 stairs up to the rooftop to take in the best views in Newcastle. After lunch in the Black Gate everyone enjoyed participating in some fairy tales by adding actions and drama routines and then drawing some scary monsters for the stories. A great time was had

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‘That History Bloke’.

Last Wednesday ‘That History Bloke’ – Richard Stephenson came to visit Year 1 to do a History workshop with us. We celebrated the end of our topic about toys by investigating some Victorian and Edwardian toys, which was lots of fun. Richard also introduced our new History topic for this term which is focusing on Houses and…Continue Reading

Toys Past and Present

Year 1  have had lots of fun recently learning about toys past and present. We were lucky to be able to visit Monkwearmouth Station Museum in Sunderland to take part in a workshop sorting out old and modern toys. The children were very good at identifying and sorting out the toys by the materials they…Continue Reading

Fun with Pudsey Bear.

Year 1 had lots of fun on Friday helping to raise money for ‘Children in Need’, by wearing something spotty or coming dressed up with something that had Pudsey Bear on it. Everyone made a super effort and the children enjoyed creating their own Pudsey in Numeracy, following the number key to colour in Pudsey’s…Continue Reading

All grown up!

Year 1 have made a very successful transition from Early Years into Key Stage 1 this term, and they are working hard upstairs in our school for the first time alongside the older children. Everyone is well settled into their new routines and they are enjoying the challenge of a more formal curriculum. As well as…Continue Reading

Fun in the sun at South Shields

Last week Year 1 enjoyed an end of year treat by visiting South Shields on one of the sunniest days of the year. The children have been learning about seaside environments in their Geography lessons and they have been writing seaside poems in Literacy. We began the day by exploring forces at South Marine Park…Continue Reading

Food Technology in Year 1.

Year 1’s technology project this half term has been to make a delicious fruit salad. The children had lots of fun selecting and tasting which  fruits they would like to put into their own salad. They learned how to prepare food and how to keep their hands, equipment and surfaces clean before working with food.…Continue Reading

Arts Award Discover

Over the last term, Year 1 have been working towards achieving Arts Award Discover which is a national qualification run alongside Trinity College. It offers the children the chance to develop creativity, communication and leadership skills in the arts. Discover is the first level which starts the children’s arts adventure. In Part A they discover…Continue Reading

Puzzle Day

Year 1 and 2 had lots of fun last week when participating in Puzzle Day. It was a good opportunity for the classes to be mixed up into teams and for the children to develop team working skills. The first activity was a penguin game which involved everyone on a team of six working together…Continue Reading

Yoga Tots!

Friday mornings have been great fun for Year 1 this half-term, as the children are taking part in a six week Yoga programme  with Tess a qualified teacher from Yoga Tots! Each session is based upon a familiar children’s story such as ‘Jack in the Beanstalk’ and ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. As Tess narrates the…Continue Reading