Pine - Year 1

Class Teacher: Miss Megson

Intervention Teacher: Mr Tatham

Teaching Assistant: Miss Walton

General notices

Home work will be given out each Friday alternating between Maths and Literacy. 

Spellings will also be sent home on a Friday and the children will be tested on the following Wednesday.

PE is on a Wednesday afternoon, so please ensure children have their kits.

Carnival of Animals

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This term our topic is Carnival of Animals based on the music composed by Camille Saint-Saens. We are very lucky to have Mrs Kendrick come in every Tuesday and teach us music. Already, we have learnt about rhythm and the pulse to pieces of music! 

This week we have been looking at the section of the composition called the 'Aviary'. Follow the link below to listen to it!

The piece of music inspired us to make environmentally friendly bird feeders! We used bagels, peanut butter and seeds to create the bird feeders. 


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Also in the Spring term we looked at the topic France. We researched different tourist attractions such as the Eiffel tower and Disneyland Paris. To end our topic we visited Newcastle airport and learnt about how we would get to the country!  

Famous for more than 5 minutes! 

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In the Spring term we learnt about famous monarchs and medics. We started by learning about Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II.

Did you know that our Queen has two birthdays? 


We enjoyed recreating some of Queen Elizabeth II's jewellery using different materials such as pasta, paint, beads, glitter and glue. 

Which necklace would you wear if you were the Queen?


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Our class author in year 1 is Julia Donaldson. This term we have been reading her popular story 'Room on the Broom'. We even dressed up as witches and wrote a description of the witch in the story! 

Click here for some Room on the Broom activities! 



In the Autumn term we were learning all about changes within living memory. We read the story 'Peepo' and compared the similarities and differences to now. We also looked at old and new toys. Mrs Carr brought in some of her old toys to show us! 

What's your favourite toy?


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Welcome back after the summer holidays! For the first two weeks of the term, pine class will be learning all about the history of Newcastle. 


During the fortnight, the children learnt all about the story of Newcastle Keep. They also labelled the different parts of a castle. 


Information for 2016-2017 Class

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 Our topic this term is all about journeys. We will be looking at different transport and places that we could go on a journey too! 


In literacy, we have been reading the Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and learning about lighthouses. We then created our own healthy sandwiches and really enjoyed trying them! 

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Weather Experts

 Our topic in Spring 2 was all about weather. We learnt about weather around the world and became weather forecasters!


In our topic lessons, we looked at how weather can have an impact on everyday life. The children then decided it would be fun to create their own kites for a windy day! They wrote fantastic instructions on how to make the kites. After they tested them out on the yard, they even evaluated their designs.  



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On Thursday 2nd March it was World Book Day! We had a great day carrying out our reading activities for our sponsored reading. Thanks for all the sponsorship money we have received so far! Please have a look at the photographs from the day... 


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Famous for more than 5 minutes!

 Our topic in Spring 1 was all about famous inventors and explorers! We learnt all about Joseph Swan, George Stephenson, Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus. We even used our ICT skills and researched our own facts independently. 

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Oceans and Seas 

In the Autumn term, year 1 enjoyed learning all about Oceans and Seas. They learnt the names of the 5 oceans in the world and can tell you about them in a song! They also enjoyed creating fact files about different animals that live in the ocean such as sharks, jelly fish and clown fish! 


We had a great time at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth as part of our Oceans and Seas topic! Please have a look at our photographs of the fun we had...

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The Great Fire of London

In Autumn 1, Pine Class have enjoyed learning all about the Great Fire of London! We compared the house, transport and people in 1666 to now. We also enjoyed creating Tudor houses using different strips of paper! 


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Snow Dog fortnight

Welcome back! The children have all settled in well and have had a busy week! We have been learning all about how to care for dogs and the different types of dogs you can get. We are also very excited for the launch of the Brandling snow dog 'Parrot pup' in the next couple of weeks!