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Our class limerick

Here is a class of year ones,

They are bubbly, they are bold, they are fun!

They love exploring through play,

Together we learn each day,

Learning is active, engaging and fun! 

The Summer Reading Challenge launches 10th July

Gateshead Library



#SummerReadingChallenge #WildWorldHeroes


Children across Gateshead are being encouraged to go wild for reading this summer by joining the hugely popular annual Summer Reading Challenge, taking place at all Gateshead Council libraries from 10 July until 4 September.

The Reading Agency have teamed up with the WWF in developing the theme for this year's challenge, which is 'Wild World Heroes', featuring illustration by award-winning children's author and illustrator Heath McKenzie. It is aimed at encouraging children to engage in fun reading activities focused on real world environmental issues, such as climate change, wildlife decline, plastic pollution, and deforestation.

To join the excitement all children need to do is visit any library across Gateshead at least three times throughout the summer holidays and borrow at least two books. Each time they will be rewarded with a free prize:

Aged 5 to 11 years:

  • First visit - Wild World Heroes themed collectors' cards and stickers 
  • Second visit - A book and pencil
  • Third visit - A certificate of completion.


Aged Under 5 years:

  • First visit - Wild World Heroes themed collectors' cards and stickers
  • Second visit - A book and additional stickers
  • Third visit - More stickers and a certificate of completion

Here is a link for over the summer holidays about sun safety- there are some good ideas and game to play with your children. Have a fabulous summer holiday but please remember to stay safe! We look forward to seeing you all in September!

Week beg 12th July 2021. We have had a super Wil Wednesday. We drew Rangoli patterns and we finished with a super water fight! We had LOTS of fun!!

It's coming home! We have had a super day back at school. We have been getting all excited for the England-Italy final on Sunday!

Today we got to make our own smoothies which we had designed last week. They were yummy!

21/06/21- Wild Wednesday - This week we continued to dig out our vegetable patch. We planted more vegetables which were kindly donated to us and then tested our wild flower knowledge by making vases.

We have been having fun in PE so far this half term learning some attacking and defending skills, circle games and partner games!

Science - This week we have been planting our own bean. We're going to observe their growth over time.

We had so much fun for 'wedding Wednesday'!

Wk beginning 17th May - Practising or skills in PE.

Wk beginning 10.05.21 - This week in Art, Craft and Design we collected materials to make our own natural collage. It was so much fun!

Wk beginning 26.04.21 - This week in our outdoor learning, we have been getting creative! We used mud paint to create our own paintings and completed some chalk abstract art. After this we explored our herb garden using our senses. We made mint tea to taste and chive butter, it was delicious!

Week beg 19.04.21 Our first week back to school has been so much fun!

22.03.2021 We have had a super fun week so far! We have been learning about how we can be helpful in our school community. We enjoyed learning all about capacity and volume in maths and on Wednesday, some lambs came to visit us and we got to hold them!

15.03.2021 Today we took part in Red Nose Day by wearing our odd socks!

08.03.2021 We have had an amazing first week back together. We have all worked so hard and have enjoyed being back with our friends!

01.03.2021 This week we have had fun continuing our new Geography topic learning all about the seaside. We really enjoyed all of our World Book Day activities and being in school in our pyjamas!

This week we have started our new Science theme. This term we will be learning all about materials. We began by sorting materials depending on their properties and labelled them accordingly.

We've had a lovely well-being morning! We feel all relaxed!

8.2.21- We had so much fun in the snow this week!

Week beginning 01.02.2021. We have had a fun week learning about smart toys, internet safety, retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs and practicing some throwing, catching and hula-hoop skills!

Week beg 25.1.21 We have had a busy week this week. In maths we've been looking at fractions, in science we have been looking at the human body and labelling body parts and as always we have had lots of fun taking part in 'Wild Wednesday'.

Wk beginning 18.01.21 - This week we took part in a very wet Wild Wednesday, we jumped in puddles, collected the rain water to fill our waterbutt and then made wormeries.

We've had fun this morning trying to make our own ice this morning- it is so cold!

Week beg 11.1.21- We've had a super 'Wild Wednesday'. We explored signs of winter and had lots of fun exercising to keep warm!

Week Beginning 04.01.21 - We have waited for the snow all week! Today we had sledging races.

Work expected on Tapestry week 1

Week beginning 14.12.2020 - This week we had lots of fun training to be mini astronauts in PE and we had a special visit from Mr Parkin and his band. They played lots of Christmas songs for us, we danced and played some instruments!

We hope you all enjoy our Christmas song for you.

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Monday 7th December - Today we looked at the Christmas Nativity story. We talked about the birth of baby Jesus and why this event is important to Christians.

Look at our Pupils of the Week!!

Wednesday 2nd December - Today we all had a magical day making wonderful memories. We posted our letters to Santa Claus and visited the residents at Armstrong House. They listened to us singing our Christmas songs and wished them a Merry Christmas.

Our pupil of the week this week 27.11.20

Pupils of the week this week 20.11.20

Look at our amazing pupils of the week. They have both been doing some super singing when practising our Christmas song. Keep it up!

The Reserve Advent Calendar

Dear Parents/ Carers,

This week we have been talking about charity with the children and have been overwhelmed at how much they have engaged in discussions about this topic. They have been great at suggesting things that can be donated to charity and why charities are extremely important, especially at this time of the year. We began to research charities and found a great idea called the reverse advent calendar. This idea highlights that the Christmas period should be just as much about ‘giving’ as it is about ‘receiving’. Please see the attached document for a little more information. As staff this is something we would really like to be part of so we have decided that we are going to form a little collection of food which we will add to everyday and at the end of this term we will donate the food to The People’s Kitchen. We thought it would be a great thing for the children to be part of and will be adding to the collection daily with food that we, as staff, will be bringing in. If you would like to make a small donation from the suggested list, then you are more than welcome but please do not feel any pressure to do so. This is a collective effort from all of year one, lead predominately by donations from the staff. We appreciate that it is a difficult time for many at present. The main objective is the message: that if we are in a position to help others it is a very kind and caring thing to do.

Thanks for your support,

The Year One Team


Week beginning: 23rd November

This week we have had great fun putting up our decorations. We made snow flakes, paper chains and our own wreath. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here!!

Tuesday 17th November - This week in Science we have been looking at the features of a mammal and fish. We are so lucky to have our own pet fish, Harry and Marv! Miss Dinning brought her dog, Reggie to see us all. It was a wonderful afternoon.

Look at our amazing pupils of the week. Aminah created an amazing pair of odd socks for Children in Need and Kimberly has been trying so hard to use her loud voice to help others.

Monday 9th November - This week we have continued to look at Remembrance Day. We have also started to look the celebration Diwali. This led us to making our own Rangoli patterns using different media.


Look at our amazing pupils of the week. We are so proud of the progress they have made!

Week beginning 2nd November

This week have been beginning to think about rememberance day. We have read a story called 'Where the poppies now grow' and have thought about all the the brave soldiers who have and still do ensure we can live safe lives in our country. We painted some poppy stones and put them in the quiet part of our Outdoor Learning area. These will remind us about the soldiers and the sacrifices they made and continue to make when we see them. 

We have a had a super day celebrating Bonfire Night! We made chocolate sparklers, made firework pictures and we even burned a Guy. We also began to make some poppies for our Remembrance display.

Week Beginning 19th October 2020

Look at our amazing pupils of the week!

To finish our half-term, we took part in some fabulous Halloween activities today! We carved pumpkins, coloured in, designed pumpkins and decorated cookies. We also had a Halloween dance! It was great fun!
Our Autumn Poem

As Summer turns to Autumn I think of,

Tractors on every field.

Fruit and vegetables for everyone, 

All the farmers go to work,

It's Harvest Time.


A Summer turns to Autumn I think of, 

All the machinery being out,

Lots of people are jumping about,

With peas, leeks, strawberries and more,

It's Harvest Time.


As Summer turns to Autumn I think of,

Sharing with people I love.


Thanking God from up above,

Thankful for everything I have,

It's Harvest Time. 

Verse 1

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Verse 2

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Verse 3

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Verse 4

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We have had another super 'Wild Wednesday'. This week we had a scary theme. We built a spooky house in our den building area and we tried to cross the crocodile swap. We also looked for mini-beasts and planted some onions that were kindly donated by Magnus' family. We developed our tool work skill by using hammers and nails. Finally we made spooky potions in our mud kitchen area.