Year 1

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Welcome to Year 1

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Sports Day

Everyone had a fantastic sports day Thorp Academy. On behalf of all of the children, staff and parents we would like to thank the fantastic sports leaders for running the event so...

Art Workshop with Lesley Rose 

Last Friday, an animation artist called Lesley Rose visited Blaydon West Primary School to work with our children and their parents. They worked together to create some wonderful animation artwork. First of all they created their very own characters and setting out of...

Spring Flowers Art Competition Winners

Mrs Storey our art coordinator asked the whole school to paint some spring flowers to display in our school art gallery. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed working extremely hard to produce their best work and Mrs Storey found it really difficult to choose a...

Pass It On Project

Year 1 and 2 have taken part in the 'Pass It On' Project this term. They have had weekly clogging lesson where they have learnt about the local history of clog dancing and mining in the North East of England. All of the children have thoroughly enjoyed this unique and...

Minibeast Madness

Today the children visited Shibdon Pond to explore its surrounding areas for minibeast habitats. Working in small groups they set off on their expeditions, equipped with a variety of essential exploration tools such as magnifying glasses and clipboards to aide them...

Fiction or Non-Fiction – That is The Question

In preparation for creating their very own minibeast fact posters, the children have been exploring a wide range of bug-based books in order to gain a better understanding of the similarities and differences in relation to fiction and non-fiction texts, particularly...

Space Party (Fraction Feast)

To round up Year One's week of maths learning, we threw a fraction-themed "Space Party". First we started by looking at how to share our snacks evenly which required us to cut cheese, grapes and tomatoes into halves and quarters. The tomatoes were a very messy job...

Party Preparation

In preparation for our "Space Party", the children have been learning all about fractions. To kick-start our fraction-based activities, the children were given a practical task of working out how to share their snacks evenly. Before doing so, we talked about what we...

Abstract Art

This half term, Year One have been exploring the work of abstract artist—Peter Thorpe.  Peter’s work stems from his love of space exploration and space science. When creating his paintings, Peter first designs a background using various colours and techniques; he then...

I Like To Move It Move It!

This half term the children have been mastering basic gymnastic movements as well as developing their balancing skills through weekly apparatus sessions. In doing so, the children have been able to acquire various skills and techniques that are required when using...

Chronological Creations

Yesterday Year One visited the BALTIC to experience its new exhibitions. The children had so much fun exploring the different art displays, especially the various pieces that focus on refugees and their experiences of leaving their home countries. The creative...

National Story Telling Week

The whole school enjoyed a fabulous story telling afternoon. Every staff member chose a story to read to the children and every child chose which story they would like to listen too. It was a tricky choice with - The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson, We're Going on a...

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