Year 1

Mrs Shurben, Miss Kyle, Miss Woods and Mrs Clough

Welcome to Year 1!

In year 1 we have 2 classes. Class 1DS (Mrs Shurben and Miss Woods) and class 1EK (Miss Kyle and Mrs Clough). In the Autumn term we will begin our topic, through listening to a range of traditional tales, recalling and sequencing events and using familiar phrases.We ensure the children will have lots of valuable, fun learning experiences. We are all very excited to begin our new adventure in KS1 and see what surprises this year brings!




Happy Birthday Buddha!

Year 1 children celebrated the Buddha's birthday with Ross and John from the Oriental Museum in Durham.  We looked at lots of interesting artefacts and had fun guessing what they were!  We are looking forward to learning lots more about the...

Buddha’s birthday

This week, we had a fantastic time with the R.E visitors from Durham University. The children investigated a variety of Buddhist artefacts, learning more that about Buddhist faith, worship and way of life. The children listened and acted out the story of Buddha’s life and enjoyed taking part in meditation.


a Year 1 had a fantastic 'Animal Antics' WOW week which ended in welcoming parents and friends into our school.  They enjoyed looking at our work and watching our lion dance performance then they sang along to our animal...

Our ‘Wow week’

We have had a very exciting ‘animal antics’ week. We been listening to Peter and the wolf, making story maps, investigating musical instruments and listening to an orchestra. In Art, we explored tones in colour, mixing primary colours and learning more about the artist Van Gogh. We painted our own landscape inspired by this artists’ work. At the end of the week, the children were thrilled to perform their Lion King dance to parents.

World book day

Look how fantastic we look in our World book day outfits! The children had so much fun discussing their favourite stories and coming to school dressed up!

A Farmer’s field

During our ‘Wow week,’ the children got very creative! In Art, they used their imagination’s to create their very our own ‘Farmer’s field.’ They used a range of materials, including dry lentils, pasta and other food which can be found in a Supermarket! Why not have a go yourself?

Creative Fun!

Year 1 are enjoying their creative WOW week by taking part in lots of exciting activities.  We have mixed paint to create new shades and colours to use in creating a country scene.  After reading 'Oliver's Milkshake' by Vivienne French, we decided to make our own...

Future All Stars!

Liam from Durham County Cricket Club visited our school to promote All Stars Cricket for children aged between 5 and 8 which will take place at our local cricket club at Hetton Lyons.  Class 1DS played lots of fun games practising our throwing, catching and batting...

Crazy about Cricket!

This week, year 1 had a special visitor! Liam came from Durham County Cricket club came to visit the school and he showed Year 1 some fantastic Cricket skills. The children had lots of fun practising their throwing and catching skills and they thoroughly enjoyed playing with the bat and ball!

Tweddle farm

Class 1EK and Class 1DS had a fantastic trip to Tweddle farm today. They were able to feed the farm animals, enjoy a tractor ride and explore the grounds. A thrilling experience, enjoyed by all!

Tingling Tongues!

Class 1DS were excited to taste a variety of foods to identify the tastes of salt, sweet, sour and bitter - the lemon made us pull some funny...

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Today, we celebrated Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring festival. We shared facts, learnt about special traditions and tried a variety of Chinese food !

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