African Week part 2…

During our African Week, the children were invited to take part in an African drumming session. This activity was thoroughly enjoyed by both the children and the adults in school.

To end our African week, the children were invited to come into school in African inspired outfits.  Mrs Clarke held a fashion show in the hall and there were small prizes for the best dressed!  Even the adults enjoyed strutting their stuff down the catwalk!

Here are just some of the best dressed…

We decided to gather on the yard and Mr McClelland took a short video ….


A big massive thank you to all of the parents and children for helping us make African Week such a great success!

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

‘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