Our new Year 1.

The children in Year 1 have made the big transition from Reception Class and have settled down well into Key Stage 1. Miss Blackie and Mrs Jones are very proud of them all. It is a big jump moving up the stairs to work on the top floor when you are used to working downstairs in Nursery and Reception.

Already the children are writing in a variety of books for different curriculum subjects, and they have some beautiful work in them, which you will be able to look at on Parents Evening.They are also really working hard on their phonics in Year 1 and they are learning lots of new ways to make each sound. Watch out for some of exciting work appearing here soon!

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…Continue Reading

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

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