Welcome to Year 1!
Ms Greaves and Miss Summers are our Year 1 teachers and they are supported by Miss Sowerby and Mrs Bullock. Miss Summers teaches Year 1 Holly and Ms Greaves teaches Year 1 Chestnut.
Information about what Year 1 will be learning can be found in our ‘Curriculum’ section and above under the Topic link.
Another day of friendship and teamwork at forest school club! We took turns to guide our blindfolded friends through the forest building – developing trust, communication and teamwork.read more
This week in maths, Year 1 Holly have been focusing on ‘one more’ and ‘one less’ than a given number…read more
In Year 1 this term our topic is: Where do our wellies take us? This week our wellies took us to find local landmarks in Winlaton.read more
In science this week, Year 1 have been investigating: “What a plant needs to grow.”read more
On Wednesday last week, Year 1 Chestnut explored the outdoors in search of plants – with the question in mind: Which plants can grow at school?read more
To see what your child will be learning about this Autumn term, please check out our individual year group ‘Topic Webs’ in the links on this page…read more
Wow! What amazing (and diverse) talent we have here in our lovely school! From comedians, dancers, painters, writers, miming artists, singers, gifted sportsmen and creative writers – our children showed off their individuality, skills and confidence in some stunning performances at our whole school talent show this week!read more
This week, we enjoyed some amazing sports days / mini sports days at West Lane! Despite the inclement weather – with support from young sports leaders from Thorp Academy and Gateshead School Sports Partenrship – Key Stage 2 pupils enjoyed participating in a variety of team work, competitive and problem solving activities on our fabulous school playing field and it was great to see the parents and teachers getting involved too! Check out our video of our sprinting teachers! Key Stage 1 pupils then enjoyed a mini-sports day on Thursday…read more
Year 1 (soon to be Year 2) had great fun ‘transitioning’ to their new class this week! We read the book ‘Michael’ – a lovely story about a boy who makes his own rocket! We then made our own rockets using plastic bottles and had great fun testing them out – to see whose rocket design was the fastest!read more
On Thursday, as part of our topic work, Year 1 went to Alnwick Castle. It was amazing! From Knights and Castles, to Magical Tales – check out our class photo slideshows to see how much fun we all had…and watch out for our spell making video’s coming soon here too!read more
This week in year 1, we have been ‘gearing up’ for sports day by practising our throwing skills. We used the vortex howlers and measured our distances using cones…read more
In RE this term, Year 1 have been learning about Judaism – focusing upon the story of Joseph and his multi-coloured coat. The children were curious and engaged – discussing some of the morals contained within this biblical story and creating their own versions of Josephs’ coat within their follow up Art lesson…read more