Year 1

Miss Arkless (Class teacher) Mrs Tote (Teaching Assistant)
My name is Miss Arkless. I am the class teacher for year one and joined the team here at Clover Hill in November 2017. I was originally working along side Mrs Gibson in Year 3 and also supporting year five and year six.

This is going to be a great year and we have the pleasure of having our own teaching assistant Mrs Tote, and also the support of Mrs Earl.

Moving from Reception into year one is a huge step for the children but we strive to create an exciting, inclusive and broad curriculum for the children.

We have so much to look forward to in Year 1 this year! Please feel free to catch me on the yard at any time should you need to discuss anything.

Perfectly settled in…

Hi everyone, I'd like to let you all know that all the children have settled in beautifully into year one. Obviously we still have some tears but rest assured their frowns are quickly turned upside down once inside with their friends. They are all doing brilliantly,...

A magical fairy adventure with Adam Bushnell

Hi everyone! Year one had a fantastic afternoon with Adam Bushnell in our woodland area yesterday. They hunted for fairy houses and they managed to find all nine! The children talked all about what fairy houses would be like inside and they drew their own ideas.

Reading Fun with Adam Bushnell!

Today, Years 1 to 6 were involved in some fantastic sessions with local writer Adam Bushnell. He showed us how fun reading could be. There was much laughter to be had and lots of interest in the method he showed us to improve our creative writing! Fabulous fun for all...

Aldi’s Kit for schools

From 6th September, Aldi’s Kit for Schools promotion is giving 20 primary schools the chance to win £20,000 to kick-start a health legacy for their school. What’s more, every school who enters by completing their Aldi’s Kit for Schools poster will also receive an...

Author Visit: September 19th

North East born ADAM BUSHNELL is an author and storyteller working in the UK and internationally who often finds himself in a different place every day talking to people about writing, helping them with their own writing and inspiring a love of reading. On Thursday...

Sports Day 2019

We've had a super Sports Day at Clover Hill today. We started our morning with a mini 'Quick Cricket World Cup' in each year group. Winners Year 1/2 -England and South Africa Year 3 - Pakistan Year 4- West Indies Year 5 - Bangladesh Year 6 - England The afternoon was...

Destination Judo Taster Sessions

It's been a very exciting morning at Clover Hill as we have had a visit from Destination Judo. Years 1-6 have tried taster sessions learning some of the basics like pinning. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and if you'd like your child to carry on...

St Mary’s lighthouse

On Monday, Year 1 had a fantastic day out at St Mary’s lighthouse. When we arrived, the tide was out so we were able to get straight across to the island on foot. Our first job was to climb 137 very steep stairs to reach the very top. Everyone was so brave and had a...

Year 1 Striking and fielding festival

Year 1 went along to Whickham School today to take part in a Striking and Fielding festival. We had a great time trying out new skills and even had a small game of cricket. Take a look at the pictures below...

NUFC Links

  At Clover Hill, we try to provide as many links as possible with different local sports clubs in the hope that our children will develop their love and enthusiasm for sport outside of school too. At the moment we have links with Kensho Karate, NUFC, Blaydon...

Fitness Friday

The last Friday of term marked our last 'Fitness Friday' session with our personal trainer, Mark after a fantastic term full of new fitness ideas. The sessions have been an amazing success creating a whole school focus on the importance of fitness and teaching the...

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