Welcome to Year 1

Who are we?

We are 5 and 6 year old pupils in the first class of Key Stage 1.

During Year 1 we continue to build on and develop independent learning skills from Early Years.  We continue with practical activities and work hard to adapt to the pace of more written work in our books. 

Who teaches us?

Mrs McPherson  and Mrs Dyer are our class teachers and Mrs Laws and Mrs Banks are the teaching assistants for our class.

What do we do?

At Coquet Park First School we plan a ‘creative curriculum’ to meet the National Curriculum (2014) objectives, across all subjects, through topics.  Every opportunity is taken to use the outdoor environment to support our learning. 

Throughout the year we enjoy developing learning through visits to Whitley Bay Playhouse,  take a walk in the local area, St. Mary’s Lighthouse and the beach.  We also welcome a number of visitors to support our learning and contribute towards whole school fundraising and charity days. 

In Year 1 we have a family of owls who watch for good learning and behaviour each week and then choose which children to go home with for the weekend.  The children then share their news from the weekend with the rest of the class. On Friday we visit our school library and choose a book to share at home for the week.

Reading books are collected on a Tuesday and Friday and returned the same day.  Spellings are given out on a Tuesday and tested on a Monday.  Numeracy homework is given on a Friday to be returned on Wednesday.  There will also be some homework projects throughout the year.  Children are given a ‘Show and Tell’ date for each half term which is linked to the topic. 

Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday and we will be swimming in the Spring Term.  We keep a pair of trainers and tracksuit bottoms in our ‘Timber Trail’ bag at school for working outside and for our lunchtime ‘Timber Trail’ slot.   

We had a great time when our parents and carers came to visit us in our classroom!

We had lots of fun in our gymnastics session.

Useful Information 

We love sharing our 'changes' show and tell with the rest of the class.