Year 1

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Tick-tock!

This week the children have been learning to tell the time to the hour. First we explored a giant clock and discussed its special features. For instance some people said: “it has a big hand and a small hand”; “it has numbers one to twelve on it”; the hands go around...

Into Film 

Today, Year 1, 2, 3, 4 and Reception visited the Odeon cinema to take part in the 'Into Film Festival'. They had a fantastic time watching Despicable Me 3. They are all very excited to create some writing inspired by the film in their Literacy lessons next...

Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction

This week the children have been exploring a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books in order to gain a better understanding of their similarities and differences, particularly information texts and how these can help them when researching specific topics and...

Blaydon Fact Posters

Following the children’s exploration of Blaydon to identify its key human and physical features, the children then worked in their groups to create fact posters to present their findings. When doing so, the children created labels and captions, as well as drawing...

KS1 Athletics Festival

Some of the children from Year 1 and 2 had the exciting opportunity to take part in the Gateshead KS1 Athletics Festival at Gateshead Leisure Center. They took part in a range of activities including running, jumping and throwing. All who took part had a fantastic...

Blaydon

As part of our “There’s No Place Like Home” topic, the children went on an exploration of the surrounding area of the school to look at the different types of housing and buildings that can be found within their local environment. Each group chose to explore an area...

Magical Measures

As part of Year One’s Halloween themed week, the children have been busy exploring the capacity and volume of a range of liquid-based ingredients and measuring containers in preparation for their potion making challenge. Some of the ingredients being: Wizard’s Tears,...

Tennis

This half term Year One have been developing their tennis skills through weekly sessions delivered by tennis coach  — Ian.In doing so, the children have been able to acquire various skills and techniques that are required when participating in a tennis match.  Some of...

Plant Portraits

Following on from Year One exploring and sketching a wide range of fruit and vegetables, the children continued to explore the work of Acrimboldo but this time through creating a portrait using fresh produce. Throughout the whole process the children had to really...

Fruit Faces

As part of our whole school "Allotment Week", Year One have been developing their art skills through a range of activities linked to the work of Giuseppe Acrimboldo (an artist who painted people; but he used different pieces of fruit to represent different parts of...

Allotment Week Pt.1

As part of our whole school "Allotment Week", Year One have been carrying out a range cross-curricular activities related to fruits and vegetables. On Monday, we visited the school’s allotment to gain a better understanding of where food comes from. Following on from...

Material Multiplications

Over the past few days Year One have been developing their understanding of counting in multiples through a range of “Three Little Pig” themed counting activities. In preparation for Friday's material investigation, some of our numeracy tasks required the children to...

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