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Welcome to Year 1D


Year one is a wonderful world of fun, learning and laughter.

Every child is valued and made to feel special.

Always ready to have fun!

Reading, writing, maths and theme, we always try our best.


Only small in size but big in effort.

New to KS1 so much to explore and learn.

Each day different and everyday new!

Hi Year 1

Getting to see you all last week was amazing! I loved coming to see what you had been up to and I have missed all of your smiling faces. Not seeing you all over the last few months has been so hard! I have really missed us all being together as a class. Well done for all of your amazing hard work over the past few months. You should all be so proud of yourselves. I hope you enjoy the Summer holidays and make lots of memories with your family and friends. I will be waving through the Year 2 window in September.

Have a brilliant Summer!

Love Miss Duffy xxx

Week 14 home learning

Well done to Amna and her brother for their amazing awards!

Another lovely postcard from Noah. We miss you lots!

Amna has been busy this week! She has designed her own pizza and wrote a postcard for Maylee.

Noah has been busy exploring plants. He has also wrote a lovely postcard for his friend Ellie-Mae.

Exciting Music Scholarship Opportunity


We are really excited to inform you all that Side By Side Arts have managed to secure funding from the Big Local to allow them to provide 8 weeks of music scholarship to children in the Big Local Area. This will be for either piano, guitar or vocal tuition.

Side By Side Arts would like to offer up to 25 of these places to our pupils on a first come first serve basis.


Please find the Scholarship Agreement below – if you would be interested in securing a place for your child after reading this then please contact Stuart at


This is a fantastic opportunity to learn something new and a valuable way to fill in time during these weeks away from school and is an opportunity not to be missed so get in quick!


Scholarship Agreement


Scholarships available

·      Piano

·      Guitar

·      Vocal

Amna and her brother have been trying hard with their maths

Vaibhav has been working hard at home. Keep it up! I am so proud of you!

A huge happy birthday to Noah! It looks like you had lots of fun!

Wow Vaibhav you have been working so hard!

Jennifer has been working hard in the garden


You've made it to half term! What a surreal time it has been but we have loved looking at all of your home learning photos over the last few weeks! It really does put smiles on our faces. As it's half term, we will not be setting any home learning tasks. We want you to rest, spend time with your family and make more memories during lockdown! In addition to this, we will not be speaking to parents next week and will continue making calls home week commencing 1st June. As you all know, we love making these phone calls to check to see how you and your family are so we'll look forward to speaking to you all again soon! We hope you have a fabulous half term! Keep safe and continue smiling!

Yongen has been baking and working on his tricky maths

Amna has been busy baking and learning about Neil Armstrong

Vaibhav has been working really hard at home. We are so proud!

Wow Noah you have been busy! I love your decorations you have made for VE day!

Gul has been enjoying celebrating the festival of Ramadan

Yongen has been working hard at home but still managed time for a game of Connect 4

Vaibhav has been very creative with his work this week!

Jennifer has been trying hard in Maths and drawing pictures.

Amna has been busy making these amazing puppets

Yongen has been working hard at home

Ramadan Activities

This weekend sees the beginning of Ramadan for our Muslim families. Mrs Mumtaz and Miss Simblet have very kindly put some activities together to help us all recognise this Islamic celebration. If you want to find out more information, there are plenty of informative websites but BBC Bitesize has a useful video you can watch. Make sure you send us some photographs if you do complete any of the tasks. Happy Ramadan everyone!


Ramadan Activities

Wow Gul! Look at all of the amazing things you have been doing.

Vaibhav has been working hard with his Maths

Jennifer has been busy at home with home learning

Noah has been celebrating Earth Day and keeping fit outdoors

Grace and Jasmine have been keeping in touch by sending each other letters.

Wow Grace check out your dance moves!

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Grace is enjoying being creative at home

Layton is enjoying time with his brother

Vaibhav has been very creative with his home learning

Hi Year 1D,

We are really missing not seeing your smiling faces each day! It has been lovely to see the pictures of what you have been up to. We love seeing how hard you are working and how much fun you are having. Please continue to send these pictures in smiley Over the Easter holidays we would like you to have a break and have fun with your family. I have included a picture which shows 100 things to do indoors. Our challenge is to see how many you can complete over the two weeks. Please send us your pictures as we would love to see what you have been up to.  

We are missing you and can't wait to see you soon! Stay safe.

Miss Duffy and Mrs Treloar xxx

We're all in this together!

Take a look at what the Brighton Avenue staff have been up to whilst we have been off. Stay at home and stay safe. Feel free to make your own dance routines and send them in.

Miss Duffy xxx

100 things to do indoors

Yongen is missing his friends and teachers.

Layton has had fun cooking with his little brother.

Amna has had fun creating a swing for her toys.

Noah has been carrying out some home learning. As a treat he even had his own disco!

Amna is missing her friends and teachers.

Amna has been creative in her DT home learning. Have a look at the fantastic rockets she has made.

Noah has had fun with maths, science, DT and P.E.

Evelyn has been making cakes and drawing rainbows.

Niamh having fun learning at home.

Home learning 

Week 1 


Monday 16th March 2020

In Art we have been exploring lines, texture and the pressure we can apply. We listened to music which reminds us of waves and created our own masterpiece. 

Wednesday 11th March 

Today we have been taking part in a Science experiment. We had to work together to test a range of materials to see which would be the best to fix a broken umbrella. We chose plastic because it was strong and waterproof.

Friday 6th March 

Today we have been celebrating International Women's Day. We listened to an assembly and found out all about important women from the past. We had a talk in the class and decided that our mams were very important to us. We spent the afternoon making pictures celebrating why our mams are so special. 

Monday 2nd March 2020

In Geography we have been learning about the different areas of land. We have looked at a variety of pictures and sorted them into the countryside, seaside and a town/city. We then identified the different features of each place.

Tuesday 25th February

Today some of us took part in the KS1 Multi-Sport Festival. We got to take part in lots of events and work in teams. We had so much fun.

Wednesday 12th February 2020

What is an Algorithm?


Today in Computing, the children have been learning what an Algorithm is!  They now know an Algorithm is an instruction or a set of instructions on how to create, move or cut out objects. Take a look!

What is an Algorithm?

Monday 10th February 

Today we braved Storm Ciara for some fun with our outdoor learning. We explored the outdoor area and the new equipment. We then made a village for all of the animals to live in.

Thursday 6th February

In our History lessons we have been learning about Grace Darling. We know that she is a local hero because she saved nine people from drowning. Today we have been looking the RNLI and how they help to keep us safe. We made our own video to show people how we can keep safe at the beach.


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Tuesday 4th February 

In our English lessons we have been reading the story of Cinderella. We listened to the story and then retold it by sequencing the pictures.

Wednesday 29th January

We went on our school trip today and found out about keeping safe. We spoke to a policeman, a lady who worked for the ambulance, a lady from a dog charity and a lady from the council. They spoke to use about how we can keep safe and what we should do if we are ever hurt or in trouble. 

Friday 24th January 

In Science we have been exploring the properties of different materials. We worked as a group to go on a material hunt together. We had so much fun!

17th January 2019

Number 1 school in Gateshead 

We had such a fun day on Friday celebrating our fantastic news. We made puppet shows, danced, watched a film and had a brilliant disco.


16th January 2019

In Science we have been learning about different materials. We were given a range of items and had to name the item and the material which it was made from.

14th January 2020

In RE today, the children were learning about why the Jewish people say the Shema prayer. Look what they found out!

9th January 2020

This week our class got to open our own special book suitcase! We were so excited to see what was inside. Grace was very lucky and she got to take the suitcase home to share with her family. We can't wait to find out all about her book.

20th December

We had so much fun on the last week of term! We all danced at our Christmas party and even got to meet Santa! Evelyn, Grace, Gul and Maylee then performed a fantastic dance for Brighton's got talent.

17th December 2019

In English next term we will be looking at the book, ' I want my hat back.' We decided to make our own party hats. We had so much fun and made a big mess!


Within our RE lessons we have been learning about the Christmas story and why it is important to Christians. We thought it was important to show what Christians would say thank you to God for and wrote them onto a paper chain decoration for our classroom.

Monday 9th December

We have been learning how to warm our voices up before we sing. We had so much fun making silly faces and playing our warm up games. 



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In DT we have been making our own puppets. We used different joining techniques to create our final product. We had so much fun!
In Maths we we have been exploring numbers to 20. We have been looking at tens and ones. 

School Nurse

Today we had a visit from the school nurse. We learnt all about hygiene and the importance of washing our hands.
Today we have been learning about Remembrance Day and why it is so important. We made our own poppies and took part in one minutes silence. 


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Today be have been having fun in the rain! We put on our waterproofs and went outside for a spooky treasure hunt. We collected pumpkin leaves, witches fingers and monster slime. We then had to explore the monsters slime to see what he had left us. He left us some yummy sweets! Finally we made our own broomsticks. We had so much fun!


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