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.
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
On Friday 25th May almost 400 of us (!) went to Saltwell Park, to participate in the annual ‘Gateshead Schools Fun Run’ event. We arrived by coach and when we got there we enjoyed warming up with the Metro Gnomes!read more
This week in Science, Year 1 tested some common materials to see if they: floated or sank; were waterproof or not; were magnetic or not. Can you predict which materials were which?…read more
On Wednesday this week, we encountered a problem in year 1! The weather was really dreadful and it was starting to rain…poor, old Henry bear had no clothes to keep him dry! So…the children decided to wander up to forest school and became scientists!read more
To kick-start our topic ‘Castles’, Year 1 Chestnut have been learning about the artist Paul Klee – specifically his painting ‘Castle and the Sun’. This amazing painting uses shapes, lines and colour to create an abstract piece of art, based on a castle at sunset. After analysing Paul’s painting, Year 1 used various 2-D shapes and rulers to sketch their own castle and sun pictures. We then used wax crayons to colour in the shapes and make our own castle pictures. ..read more
Last week in Year 1, we used different materials to re-construct the three little pigs houses. We worked in teams of 4 to build a stick house – collecting straw, stones, string and sticks to see who could design and build the sturdiest house. We explained how we built our house to other teams and then left our houses overnight to test how strong each structure really was – would they still be standing by the next day?read more