Year 1 Forest School

A huge thank you  to Mrs Cox for making our first Forest School session last week so fabulous! The children loved being in the environmental area, looking for sticks and other items to work with. They behaved impeccably and followed all of the rules to...

Key Stage One Sports Festival

A big well done to those children whose names were selected to represent our school at Gateshead Leisure Centre for the Sports Festival this week. Their attitudes towards the sports were fantastic and they were also commended for being the best at taking...

Curl up with a book

World Book Day in our pjs was a lovely day. The children in Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed sharing their favourite books and characters with 5J. The year 5s were absolutely fantastic as role models and read book after book to our children. Thanks you to all of...

Up the beanstalk!

A couple of weeks ago, we all planted our own beans and we were very please indeed to see that they are growing well. We have been observing the roots of our whole class ones to see how they spread out to take in the water and nutrients from the soil. Look...

World Book Day – Book-Cycle

We will once again be celebrating Work Book Day on Thursday 1st March when the children will be engaged in a range of activities to promote their love of reading. The children are invited to come dressed in their PJs or onesies together with their favourite book. They...

Snow day!

What a lovely play time we had this morning! Remember, if it's snowy like it was today, bring some wellies in so we can play in it.

Upper and Lower Case snap!

We've been doing lots of work recently on writing upper and lower case letters and making sure we know the letter NAMES too. Both classes joined together to find their partner - the upper and lower case letters. We sang the alphabet and tried it with the...

Geography – human and physical features

We have been out and about in our local environment to see what we could see. We decided that lots of the things that were features of the landscape were made by humans but lots were natural too. We found out the geographical terms for these features -...

Santa! I know him!

We had a huge hello from the big man himself on Monday when he had a bumpy landing on the roof to bring all the children their first Christmas presents. Mr Foreman was left to sort out the reindeer while Santa visited our classes. Thanks Santa!

Hello and welcome to 1M’s class page!

 Our Creative Curriculum topic for the first half of this term is history-based and is about Castles. Lots of our creative homework is based around this topic and it is a nice one for days out visiting, if you get the chance. We have Newcastle Castle just on our doorstep and it is a great example of a building from the past for children to go and see.

After the half term holiday we will be embarking on a bit of a World Cup adventure, taking us all the way from Tyneside to…a mystery location! Our destination will be revealed in the coming weeks and our Creative Homework for the second half of the term will be based around this. Any information or research you do with your child will be great. Watch this space!



Remember, if you have any queries or concerns, our door is always open.

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Mrs McLean, Mrs Gaulton & Mrs Dalby

Handy reminders:

  • READING DIARIES should be in school EVERY DAY even if your child has not read to you yet so we can comment on their reading and keep you updated about our focus for the week. Sometimes reading days will change due to circumstances. Please ensure your child has this in school.
  • PHONICS PACKS – these are to be kept at home for you to practise with your child. This will be invaluable in their learning to read. Thank you for your continued support with this.
  • PE KITS should be in school everyday and stay in school until half term. PE days will usually be Monday and Tuesday, however, these may change due to circumstances. PE kit should contain a pale blue T-shirt, black/navy shorts and appropriate footwear. 
  • WATER BOTTLES – all children should have a water bottle in school that they take home on a Friday and bring back on Monday. The weather is (mostly!) getting warmer and children need drinks more often. It is difficult for children to get a drink when they are having to share a plastic cup at the sink.
  • Uniform and PE kit should have your child’s NAME inside of each item to avoid mix-ups.



Take a look at our Curriculum Overview and our creative curriculum wheel below for information on dates and some of the themes your child will be learning this term.

Year 1 curriculum overview 2018 summer 1 –

PHONICS WORKSHOP Year_1_Phonics_Workshop

A big thank you to those of you who were able to attend our phonics workshop last Monday. You were great sports and hopefully gained a fuller insight into how we teach phonics and how you can help your child at home. A copy of the information slides is available here and your child will be bringing their own phonics practice kit home with them in the next few weeks.