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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


This year your teachers are Mrs Troupe, Mrs Otwinowska and Mrs Hughes.


We are very excited about teaching Year 1 this year and have lots of exciting topics planned for you. We will begin by investigating our local area, using maps, photographs and outdoor activities to help us and will then develop this to include castles and mining. We will also be taking part in Forest School at the beginning of this term. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn in an outdoor environment and will include many varied cross-curricular activities.


 Scroll down the page to see photographs of what we have been learning. Photographs and other information will also be posted regularly through the class story on Dojo throughout the year.




What you need/important information


Reading book


Reading book

PE with Mr Hann - PE kit to be in school


Reading book


Spelling book


Reading book

Forest School – Bring wellington boots


Reading book
Library book


Year 1 Autumn Term Newsletter

Year 1 Spring Term Newsletter

Year 1 information for parents

Anti bullying information

Start of the year 2019 with Geographysmiley


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Merry Christmas from Year 1!

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History Workshop

by Auckland Castle Project

The children explored the legend called Pollard and the Boar (the fascinating local legend set in the Auckland Deer Park, introducing children to Pollard the brave knight and the ferocious boar which terrorised Bishop Auckland in Medieval Times). 

Newcastle Castle Educational Visit

During our educational visit to Newcastle Castle the children have explored different aspects of History. They have had the opportunity to learn about the castle and what have been happening to it over time. We all have had an amazing time there and we would recommend visiting this castle to our friends and families. 

Thank you!

Thank you so much for the parents who presented their determination during our last Forest Schools session. It was raining and it was cold but we did it! Well done everyone:-)

Year 1 Forest Schools

The children have had a wonderful time completing their Forest Schools block. Here are the fabulous experiences they have had in the forest. 

They have:

*used the leaves to identify trees

*thought about deciduous and evergreen trees

*completed hunts around the forest and sensory garden to find wild plants and garden plants

*investigated the different parts of a plant using real plants and then created a giant plant using the woodland fall

*made lavender pouches

*made grass heads

*completed observational drawings with charcoal

*made petal cotton prints, using mallets

*made rose petal perfume

*cooked hotdogs on fire

*roasted Polish sausages on sticks

What an amazing opportunity to explore outdoor learning!



Harvest Festival

We celebrated Harvest Festival at St Gile’s Church today. It was a great opportunity for singing, praying and decorating the church with baskets of food.  


Lovely performance  Year 1!

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Our Art Project

The children have been making a collage. They were very good at it. Well done!

Meet the teacher event

Thank you everyone for joining us. We had an exciting afternoonsurprise

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