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Mrs Forster Hewitson's and Mrs Lowden's Class

Performing a puppet show. You will remember our key task for this term was to perform a puppet show. The children have worked super hard to make a shadow and a moving lever puppet and also makes a shadow box and thoroughly enjoyed using a torch to make up thier own shows. Well done !

Puppet shows

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Our Lighthouse Scupltures

For the last few weeks of this term we will be looking at lighthouses, stories inked to lighthouses as well as making sculptures. We are also heading to a real lighthouse!!

Sports day - Year 1 are ready to enjoy our sports day.

The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch

Children's story - The lighthouse keepers lunch. Learn lots of interesting new words and enjoy this story.


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this week we are learning about seaside holidays from the past. we are going to be sharing experiences and ideas from our own lives, as well as those from others. We will be also looking closely at a real seaside tradition: Punch and Judy.

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This week we have worked really hard to show everyone how much we have learned. The teachers are very impressed!

Mrs Forster-Hewitson and Mrs Lowden are very proud of the progress the children are making. Well done 1FL!

Summer Term Newsletter

Shelter Building

We have been working with instructions. We are writing instructions to make an Easter Nest


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We have been learning about the Christian Celebration of Easter and why Christians Celebrate.

Star of the week - for fantastic improvements in their phonics. Well done Cameron and Courtney. We can see how proud you are!

Sports Relief 2018. Wow! We have been very active today supporting Sports Relief. We have had a fit steps lesson with Mrs Shaw and taken part in a mini olympics with Year 3. We have some very talented athletes in our class! Thank you for all your donations, they are greatly appreciated.

working hard to learn multiplication.

Science stars of the week - Isabella for creating a beautiful flower garden image and Joshua for showing excellent enthusiasm all week. Very proud of you both!

Jack and the Beanstalk - lots of cross curricular learning this week. In maths we have been measuring the length and height of the beanstalk and solving lots of measuring problems. In literacy we have been comparing Jack's and the Giant's settings. We loved hot seating and asking Jack lots of questions.

Professor Brainstorm

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We have had a great time this morning with Professor Brainstorm having fun with Science

Star's of the week - well done to Priya for some fantastic ict work and Faye for wonderful singing,

Mother's Day Assembly - The children were truly amazing this morning delivering a wonderful assembly to remind us how and why we celebrate Mothers's Day.


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Today we have been retelling the story through drama.

Monkey Puzzle | Julia Donaldson Stories - Book Reading Stories for kids 📚 #ReadAlong

we are currently reading the story Monkey Puzzle in class. Here is a version for you to share.

Phonics Stay and Play Session

Thank you to everyone who managed to come for the Phonics Stay and Play it was lovely to have you in school.

We hope you are enjoying fun in the snow and are keeping safe. To keep you busy here is some snow homework. Remember there will be prizes for the best snowman competition. We can't wait to see your photographs on Monday.

Wow! Has been a brilliant week with three Star's of the Week - well done to Courtney, Ayden and Cameron for all your super hard work and maths working. Very proud of you!

Maths - sorting into groups of 2,5 and 10's. Lots of practical work this week.

P.E. Notice- P.E lessons have been moved to a Monday until further notice. 

Stars of the week - A big well done to Jaxon for his hard work learning about Chinese New Year and Joshua for all his hard work this week.

Chinese New Year - We have had a fantastic day celebrating Chinese New Year today, we began the day writing in Chinese, we then watched a video of how children prepare to celebrate Chinese New Year. Some excellent sentence work was written. After that, we have made Chinese lanterns, money envelopes and learned a Chinese New Year song. Oops nearly forgot we also tasted some Chinese food too! To top the day off we performed in front of the school letting them know what we have learned today. A very busy day I'm sure you'll agree? Why don't you ask your child about their learning today?

Stars of the week - Natasha for her wonderful story writing about Chinese New Year and Courtney for having an amazing week working hard at all times. Super work girls!

The Story of Chinese New Year

We have spent the last week learning about how Chinese New Year is celebrated. We have enjoyed lots of literacy and drama activities to fully understand the story. Keep posted to see how else we will celebrate Chinese New Year.

Spring Term Newsletter

Our New Topics is...

Star of the week - Well done to Faye for being a super eco - warrior and Priya for her handwriting.

Today we enjoyed a special visit from PC Kerr and her wonderful police dog Jet. We answered lots of questions about what we can do to stay safe and we also remembered to dial 999 in an emergency. The best part was stroking Jet, the best police dog ever!

Star of the week - Emily for wonderful phonics work and Alfie for marvellous handwriting. Well done to you both!

Timetable change!!!!!!

Our timetable has changes and we now do P.E. on a Thursday.

Welcome back! 

We hope everyone has had a relaxing break and we are looking forward to starting Spring term with a new topic 'Explorer's'. We will soon be posting details of our new task and all the exciting learning opportunities we will have.



Merry Christmas from 1FL

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the staff in Year 1. We look forward to seeing you after the Christmas and looking forward to starting our new topic 'Explorers'.


How proud are you?


We are sure you will agree that the children were amazing in our Christmas production of "A Magical Christmas Journey". Their singing and acting was out of this world!

Individual photographs of the children will be sent home soon.

The Littlest Elf

We have had an amazing morning at the play. We used our imaginations really well !
We working really hard to get ready for our school christmas fayre. Friday 15th December.
This week we will be looking at the story The Elves and the Shoemaker.

The Elves and the Shoemaker

http://www.thenurserytimes.co.uk Here is another childrens classic story. Please feel free to play it to your little ones. Please visit our website. Remember, 20% of our profits go to childline and the NSPCC.

Stars of the week - Friday 17th November. For some fantastic troll character descriptions using adjectives in their writing. Well done to Husseyin and Natasha.

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - KidsOut Charity Animation by Neil Whitman

Narrated by Richard E. Grant Music & Sound by Steve Thomas Directed & Animated by Neil Whitman The 3 Billy Goats Gruff is an animated short film that I made for the children's charity KidsOut and their World Stories project.

Stars of the week - Friday 10th November. A huge well done to Zach for his questioning skills at Beamish and Ciara for improvements in her phonics and handwriting.


All teachers were feeling very proud of the children's behaviour and learning today on their first educational trip in Year1. It was a pleasure to see the children being so inquisitive learning in the garage, asking questions in the chemist and enjoying tasting cinder toffee in the sweet shop. The most memorable part of the day was definitely riding on the buses and visiting the mine and colliery houses. All children were brave enough to put on a helmet and make way into the cold, dark and wet tunnel. Luckily no one wanted a full time job even though they were all old enough to work! 

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We are very excited about our trip to Beamish tomorrow.

Just a quick reminder Beamish is an outdoor museum, so the children will need sensible shoes and to be wrapped up warm as we will be outdoors for most of the time. Thanks.

Pumpkin Soup

We have peeled, chopped, sliced, boiled, simmered and tasted. Some of us liked the soup and some of us did not.

Investigating pumpkins

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

Duck wants to stir the soup!

This s the book we will be looking at when we return after the holidays.

Stars of the week - Friday 20th October - A huge well done to Cameron for his phonics work and Layla for always trying g her best.

Celebrating Diwali - today we had fun listening to the story of Rama and Sita. We made our own puppets and acted out the story. We know Diwali is also known as the "festival of light" so we made our own Diwali lamps and sang "twinkle twinkle Diwali light".

Today we have had fun with programmable toys.

'Tiger who came to tea' - The children have all been working super hard so were really surprised when the tiger left us some food and we had our own tiger tea. Why don't you read the story at home?

Friday 13th October - Well done to this week "Star of the week" Erin and Joshua for an amazing retell of Little Red Riding Hood and for trying really hard in handwriting lessons. We are very proud of you both!

Friday 6th October - 'Star of the week' - Well done to Logan for his wonderful maths and Isabella for her enthusiasm in talk boost sessions.

Destination Judo

Today we had great fun learning about balance, fast hands and fast feet. 

"Star of the week" - week ending 29th September


A big well done to Zach and Maci for being this week's "Star of the week". Zach for his excellent spelling work and Maci for trying really hard in her reading. Keep up the fantastic work!

National Poetry Day

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The children have enjoyed learning about poetry today. We have read poems looking at there structures of a poem and comparing them to stories. The children were fantastic at changing and writing a new ending of a poem. In the afternoon he children learnt to recit a poem and were brilliant performing this to our Reception class and to the rest of Key Stage 1 in our celebration assembly. I hope your enjoy our performance.

"Star of the week" - week ending 22nd September


Well done to our "stars of the week" Ayden for some wonderful caption writing and Joey for trying new foods and liking them! We are very proud of you, keep up the fantastic attitude! 

Just a quick reminder book bags should be brought into school everyday with reading books inside everyday. Our PE lessons are on a Tuesday afternoon, but it would be great if PE bags could be in school for any impromptu lessons

Week ending Friday 22nd September - well, the children have amazed us again this week. They have been writing sentences, counting and know how colours can show emotions in portraits. Why don't you ask your child about what they have enjoyed learning this week. Please remember your child should hand their homework book in on a Monday. This week we have sent out some spellings for the children to learn. They will be tested next Friday. Have a good weekend.

Friday 15th September 




We are very proud of our "stars of the week". Keep up the fantastic work!


Courtney Best - making a wonderful start to her new class and school.

Kaidon Williams - for having a happy attitude to all his work.

We have been given our first task to become a "tour guide of Shotton". We have already discussed what we know about Shotton and talked about where we live. This week we have talked about what we can see out of our bedroom windows to compare our local environment.

Eco Rangers - we are very proud of our elected Eco Rangers. Well done to Ayden and Faye who will ensure our lights our switched off when we leave our classroom.

Our Class Charter

Welcome to Year 1's Newsletter, remember PE day is on a Tuesday.

Welcome to Year 1

Mrs Forster-Hewitson, Mrs Lowden and Mrs Johnson would like to welcome all of you to Year 1.

We have started with smiles, laughs and a positive feeling!

We have talked a lot about what we can expect from each other and we have made a class charter which is in pride of place in our classroom.