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Grangetown Primary

Year 1 - Miss Tose


♥PE is on a Monday. Please ensure children bring the correct PE kit, including the correct footwear. Earrings and jewellery are not to be worn on PE days. 

♥Reading books should be brought into school every day. This is to ensure they can be changed and children can be read with. 

♥Home learning tasks will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday.

♥On Friday's, we have Fruity Fantasy at playtime. The children can bring money to buy a snack. No more than 60p will be needed! 

Backhouse Park visit May 2022

 Year 1 visited Backhouse Park, as part of our seasonal work in Science. We lasted visited in Winter, so on this Spring trip, we looked to see what had changed. We found flowers and buds growing, all of the trees had leaves and we spotted birds nesting in the trees! We were even able to recall our prior learning in Science and could spot deciduous and evergreen trees! Fantastic work Year 1!

Launch of Phonics After School Club! April/May 2022

We are launching our Year 1 and 2 Phonics After School Club! The club will run every Tuesday 3.15-4.30pm. The cost is.....free! Your child will receive an invitation to attend the club. 

Tennis Superstars in PE: March 2022

This half term in PE, Year 1 have thoroughly enjoyed learning how to play tennis! We began by discussing that tennis played on a court, the bat is called a racket and that the ball can only bounce once during play! The children have enjoyed learning how to send and receive the ball and how to control the ball using gentle swings of the racket. We learnt that the harder you hit the ball, the further it travels! We enjoyed learning how to hold the racket with the correct grip and to move confidently in different ways. We definitely have a few Serena Williams and Andy Murrays in the making!

Hylton Castle Visit February 2022

Year 1 recently took a trip to Hylton Castle linked to our English story of Rapunzel. We couldn’t believe that we have a Castle this old in Sunderland! Did you know the Castle is 600 years old? Our tour guide Claire was full of knowledge, showing us around and telling us about Robert Hylton who used to live there. We found part of a tall tower where we thought maybe Rapunzel might have dangled her long hair down! The most interesting part was finding out that 600 years ago, the castle didn’t even have toilets! They threw the contents in a bucket down a small hole and the servants had to clean it up! In the days after our visit to the castle, we all wrote a fabulous recount of our day using brilliant adverbs such as first, next, then and finally. Our behaviour on the trip was described by Claire as ‘impeccible’ and I agree! Well done Year 1!

Year 1 visit the Panto at Durham Gala Theatre!

We had a fantastic time at Durham Gala Theatre where we watched the Nutcracker ‘Remiced’. The story was about 2 mice named Cookie and Spike who helped defeat the evil Mouse Queen. There was singing, dancing and participation from the crowd. We even got blasted with pretend snow! We had so much fun!

Winter Fun at Silksworth!

We had the most amazing time at Silksworth Ski Slope where we had the opportunity to go tubing! We sat on inflatable rubber donuts and raced down the slope as fast as we could! Everyone was so brave and gave it a go – it was very high up! Afterwards, we met Santa and had hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows. What a brilliant day which was loved by all!


North East Falconry Visit: Autumn 2

We were so lucky to have North East Falconry visit with a fantastic range of birds of prey. The children were amazed at the size of some of the birds, especially the Falcon! We learnt about their habitats, diets and appearance, and even got to watch them eat their breakfast! The best part of the session is where we got to see them fly and when we got to hold them! The owl loved being held!

Autumn 1: Animal Encounters

We have had such a fantastic half term so far! Our class book has been 'Dear Zoo' and we have thoroughly enjoyed learning about all of the animals in the story! In English, we wrote our own version of Dear Zoo with new animals, we even wrote a letter to the zoo, asking for an animal - let's hope one arrives (we made it clear we didn't want a snake as they are too scary!) We even made our own Dear Zoo flap books which are proudly on display in the classroom!