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Yellow Class - Year 1

Being creative in PE.


We used simple instructions from Miss Hayden to plan the equipment we needed for be able to pass an object from one side of the court to another. We measured out our court using meter sticks and chalk.  We played our game using our own ideas of how to pass this object which included over arm throwing, rolling and underarm throwing. Our partner made this hard for us as they needed to stop the object before it crossed their line. Miss Hayden made this harder for us as she added more people into our game and made our court bigger. 


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In Yellow class we have been looking at the book Handa's Surprise. This is the story of a little girl in Africa who goes on a journey to her friends house carrying a basket of exotic fruits on her head. During Handas journey some animals steal the fruit so her basket is empty, towards the end a goat bumps into a tangerine tree and lots of tangerines fall into her basket. Both Handa and her friend, Akeyo get a surprise as they did not expect to see tangerines! In Yellow class, we tried some exotic fruits and went on a journey down to the juniors to compare our journey to Handas. We then wrote our own surprises about a journey to our friends house using British fruits. The children have enjoyed learning about Handas life in Africa and comparing it to their own in England.  

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Last week (WB 25.02.19) we tested various materials through different experiments to identify their properties. We used the results of these experiments to build a submarine. We have been very engaged in the picture book 'Flotsam'. We made these submarines to go underwater to take the unusual photographs which we saw in the picture book. 


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On the 15th of February we took part in a cluster event at Thorp Academy. The Year 7 and 8 children looked after us where we look part in different physical development activities. We were able to also use what we had been learning in PE to take part and have lots of fun. 

Monday 17th of December 

Today we enjoyed a fantastic day at Gibside. In the morning we explored the woods with the amazing staff where we needed to do a very special job for Mrs Clause. Santa's Reindeer had lost their magic food bags. We needed to find one for each of them. Inside each bag related to a different activity related to Christmas or Winter. We found out about hibernation, we were even pretending to be the Hedgehogs going to sleep and waking up in a different season. We sang songs both in English and in German, smelt the herbs associated with Christmas Lunch and found out about Christmas traditions around the world. You will be pleased to hear we found all of the food bags. As a special treat from Mrs Clause we toasted marshmallows. After out treat we decorated the woods with natural materials. After lunch we applied what we had been learning in gymnastics within the natural woodland trail. Some of the bridges and apparatus was very challenging but all of us persevere and achieved each balance and negotiated space successfully to reach the end of the trail. 

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This half term in PE Yellow class have been working very hard in developing their physical confidence through their core strength. We have been working very hard within two different Physical Education topics of dance and gymnastics. The children used their balance and co-ordination in both lessons which interlinked as their used their taught balances and positions within their dances. The children were given the overall positions by Miss Hayden but through their own creativity the children developed their own moves depending on their interpretation of the provided specification. Here are some photographs of us practising our balances high and low. 

Yummy stories

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Today in Yellow Class we used our story plans to tell a friend our very own story about a hero.


We decided a big animal was going to get into a problem which a little animal would help to solve.


We built our sandwich while talking through our story. Here are what the different parts represented.

The bread - the setting of the scene to tell our audience where the story would take place.

The ham - introducing our first character.

The cheese - the problem which our character would face.

The lettuce - how the problem was solved.

The bread - the ending of our story.


All of the children had fantastic ideas and sentence structure which linked each part of their story together. The children are using adjectives to describe the animals and the setting in the story.


Great story telling Yellow Class.

Bookworm Project


Miss Hayden and Mrs Johnson would like to thank all parent and carer support in and out of school with our Bookworm project. Over the last 10 weeks the children have read daily and we have seen their confidence and love of reading flourish. We are all so proud of the work and progress the children have made. 






This week we have been following in the footsteps of Joseph Swan and making our light bulbs shine brightly!

Local Heroes


This half term we have been looking at heroes. We started off looking at personal heroes - people who have helped us now and in the past and now we are looking at local heroes - people who have come from our local area who  engineered structures.


We have looked at George Stephenson - the man who invented the locomotive from Wylam and William Armstrong - the man who used his engineering background the build the Swing Bridge. Both of these men developed a faster approach to industries. We also used Antony Gormley's Angel of the North structure to make some of our own.


Not only have the children been learning about these heroes within teaching sessions the children have continued to develop their understanding within their play.

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