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.

Year 1 Moving Pictures

We have been looking at different types of pictures that move. We found pictures that pop up, swirl and open up. We designed and made sliding pictures. We used oil pastels for the background and collage for the moving object. We planned our own puppet shows using our...

Halloween Disco!

It's that time of year when we can dress up and see who looks scary! Fun was had by all at the Halloween Disco tonight. Party games and lots of dancing. All the children looked fantastic in their costumes. Thanks to everyone involved in the organisation of the night....

Year 1 visit Whickham School!!

Year 1 walked down to Whickham School today, to take part in a 'multi skills' tournament. We met up with 5 other primary schools and enjoyed 2 hours of fun and games! We practised throwing and catching, jumping, moving and turning and balancing. It was a fabulous...

Year 1 Junk Modelling

We have been making models of homes from around the world out of old junk! We planned our models and thought about what we would need to build them. We used our plans to help us. We had such a fun afternoon, however Mr Atkinson did not have a fun time clearing up...

Paul Cookson KS1 Workshop

After a fantastic whole school assembly with poet Paul Cookson, KS1 were in for a treat when they got to join in with some brand new poems that Paul had recently written. Our favourite was one called Mr. Presley! See if you can spot the photo of Paul with a raised...

Year 1 making tepees

We are looking at homes from around the world and decided to make our own tepees from South America. The real ones are made from animal skin and decorated. The Native Americans use tepees when they go hunting to sleep in!

KS1 environment day 2014: Y1 Activity 1

Conservation Area fun!! We've been leaf hunting and bug spotting in our conservation area. We saw ants, centipedes, spiders and ladybirds!! There were mole hills on the field, rabbit poo on the grass and Mrs Holden saw a grey squirrel last month munching on a piece of...

What’s the time Year One?!!

We've had a great morning, practising telling the time to the hour. Some of us even moved on to looking at half past the hour too!!! We made our own clock faces, positioned the numbers correctly, cut out the clock and fixed the short hand and long hand on with a split...

Year 1: Friday morning Gymnastics!

After a fantastic aerobic warm up to Olly Murs, Year 1 have been exploring different ways of travelling across a mat. This week we've looked at different ways of rolling! We have lots of fun!!

Year One Information – Autumn Term 2014

Welcome to Year One!  We hope you find the following information useful. Mrs Holden and Mrs Gamble are the Year 1 class teachers.  Mrs Gamble teaches Monday-Wednesday and Mrs Holden teaches Wednesday to Friday – with a thorough handover on a Wednesday.  Year 1 is...

Year One visits St. Mary’s Lighthouse

Year One had a fantastic day at St. Mary's Lighthouse!  The weather was very kind to us and we stayed dry while school was rather showery!  We climbed right to the top of the lighthouse where Sam, our guide told us about the importance of lighthouses in the past and...

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