Puffins and Penguins Wall of Fame Week 4

This week has been another successful week of home learning. We have loved seeing all of your wonderful photos and are pleased to see you having so much fun! Some tricky maths work! More fabulous phonics and reading. Superb STEM activities linked to rainbows. Fantastic Physical Development! Great research into family trees. A lovely record… More

Puffins and Penguins Wall of Fame Summer 2 Week 3

We have received some more fantastic photos of all the wonderful things you have been doing at home. Well done Year 1! Fabulous Forest Schools! Woodland adventures, growing seeds, blowing dandelion seeds, making spider webs and growing tiny frogs from tadpoles!   Excellent English! Some more super spider biscuits! Marvellous Maths!

Puffins and Penguins Wall of Fame

Here you will find some pictures of the wonderful home learning that our Year 1 children have been doing. Amazing spider cakes inspired by our English story Sidney the Spider. Fabulous writing about Sayeeda the pirate and Sidney the spider. We absolutely love these Forest School Pick ‘n’ Mix activity photos!   Lots of brilliant maths… More

Super Sports Day

Puffins and Penguins had a fantastic time at sports day. We were very proud of the children’s resilience and attitude to the games they played and how they cheered their friends on all they way round the course. Thank you to all the parents who came to support us. It made the afternoon even more… More

Alnwick Castle

Year 1 had a fantastic time when we visited Alnwick Castle. We explored the state rooms and learned some interesting facts from the staff there. We had the chance to dress up as princesses and knights (some of us were even brave enough to take on the Dragon’s Quest) and play some medieval games. We… More

Centre For Life

What a wonderful day we had at the Centre for Life.  The children demonstrated excellent behaviour, as always, and Simon who taught us about space said he had never met a school with so much knowledge! We took part in a range of activities: Lab work:  Identifying objects to see if they were alive or… More

Outdoor Learning

We have had a fantastic introduction to learning in the outdoor environment over the last couple of weeks in Year 1. We have found clues that led to the special space story ‘Whatever Next!’, made cookies to show we are ‘Woodland Walk Explorers’, been on an egg box treasure hunt to find interesting natural objects… More

Whatever Next!

The children went on a lovely walk in the school grounds to find clues for the next story we will read.  What strange items we found hanging in the Woodland Walk! Whatever could they be for? We made a list of everything we found to discuss when we went back to class. The children discovered… More

Snow Fun!

This week Year One went outside to explore the brief but very exciting snow shower.  We made snow balls, drew Beegu (our friendly alien) in the snow, made snow angels and looked closely at the different patterns on the sole of shoes.  Some of us even had a go at Dancing on Ice!  Most of… More


  Year 1 had the most wonderful day at Beamish on Wednesday. The sun was shining and the children were impeccably well behaved, making us very proud of them indeed! We had the opportunity to visit the school and take part in a Victorian lesson with a very strict teacher who showed us what it… More