Year One at the Castle Keep

On Tuesday 6th February Year One went on a trip to Newcastle’s castle keep. As it was a very cold and  snowy day we certainly were able to feel what it must have been like to be a soldier defending the castle from attack! We saw the great hall, the Queen’s bedroom and the very cold toilet. Some of the children were put into the stocks and the rest of us pretended to throw things at them, while poor Mrs Wright. was arrested for stealing a chicken and had to spend some time in the pillory! The children found this very amusing


After a cold morning outside, the afternoon was spent creating monsters and enacting a traditional tale.  A lovely day was had by all. .

Mrs Wright

“Together in Time” workshop

Last week, Year 1 were lucky to be selected to participate in a music workshop titled “Together in Time” with Dr Kelly Jakubowski from Durham University and in collaboration with Gem Arts. The children had lots of fun exploring and making sounds with simple percussion instruments. They also enjoyed composing simple pieces and then performing…Continue Reading

Families Liturgy

Year 1 celebrated the end of our class RE topic based on the Domestic Church-Families by holding a class liturgy which the children all participated in planning themselves. They celebrated God’s love and care for every family in a very respectful way.Continue Reading

Food Technology in Year 1

This term, Year 1 have been studying  basic food technology and they have had fun preparing a simple fruit salad. The children learned that they need to keep their hands, equipment and surfaces clean when preparing food. They had a lovely time making a selection from the delicious fruits available. It was hard putting them…Continue Reading

Neighbours Liturgy

Year 1 celebrated the end of our class RE topic by holding a Liturgy in class. In the Liturgy we thanked God for our neighbours in school, at home and also our global neighbours. This year the children have learned lots about being Good Samaritans and they are ready to move into Year 2 now, and have…Continue Reading

Seaside Fun at South Shields

Last week Year 1 celebrated the end of their work about the Seaside by visiting South Shields. They have been comparing a seaside environment with the school’s locality in Bensham during Geography lessons,  and in Literacy  they have been reading and writing their own seaside poems. First of all we visited South Marine park to…Continue Reading

African Week in Year 1

This term Year 1 had great fun during African week sampling the delicious food created by Mrs Clarke and the mums who came in to share their expertise. It was delicious! We also enjoyed watching the Lions of Zulu Land performing and taking part in a dance workshop with them. Later in the week we…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading