Introduction

 Is this really the last half term in Year 1?

What an amazing year this has been so far and it certainly isn't over just yet! We are thoroughly enjoying our Australian Topic.  We have already started making our didgeridoos and boomerangs, finding out about Australian wildlife, culture and famous landmarks.

We are also looking forward to our Australian Mardi Gras Picnic...food, drinks, music and of course, lots of dancing!

Any parents fancy showing off their dancing talents? Just let me know!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to Year 1

Hello everyone, I am the Year 1 teacher Mr Daly.  In Year 1 you may also meet Mrs Heffernen who helps in our class on Tuesdays.

In Year 1 children begin learning under the national curriculum and can expect a slightly more formal school day. This still includes lots of practical learning and play.

In Year 1 children are taught through topics, with a new topic each half term. Some of our topics are: Grand Designs; The Magic Toyshop; Funny Bones; Where the Wild Things Are; Wonderful Wylam and Animal Magic. We also go on visits to a wide variety of places, such as Northern Stage, Alnwick Gardens, Tom & Joe's Garden Centre and Beamish Open Air Museum.

Children can expect to learn a lot in Year 1, and I insist that they all have lots of fun!