Fun in Numeracy!

Recently in  Numeracy lessons, Year 1 have had lots of fun learning to make number bonds through working practically with different kinds of equipment before recording our number sentences. The children can use cubes. Numicon and Cuisenaire to make number bonds of a given total. Look at some of the ways we have been working.…Continue Reading

Following Instructions

In Literacy, Year 1 have recently been learning how to read and write instructions. We have also been learning to recognise which animals hibernate for the winter in Science lessons. Last week we read some instructions for how to make a plastercine hedgehog, which is an animal who does hibernate. We think we followed the…Continue Reading

Toys from Long Ago

Year 1 have been learning about toys from the past this half-term. Watching Magic Grandad, we have traveled back in time with him to find out about toys in the 1970’s, the 1950’s and 60’s and toys in Victorian times. We also borrowed a Box of Delights from the Discovery Museum in Newcastle which contained…Continue Reading

More than Dance

Year 1 really enjoyed our recent Liturgical dance workshop and Liturgy with the More than Dance company on the theme of ‘The God who speaks’. We quickly learned a lovely dance in our classroom and then performed it during a whole school liturgy in the afternoon. We also enjoyed watching all of the other classes…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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