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.

Anti-Bullying Week 2013

This week our children have participated in Anti Bullying week. The theme for this year has been “The Future is Ours, Safe fun & Connected. They have been involved in many activities, ranging from circle time about friends to “Victim Bully” posters. Reception...

Year 1 at Gibside – October 2013

The sun was shining today as Year 1 enjoyed a visit to Gibside. We went on a Fairy Tale trail following clues and completing tasks all linked to the stories we have been looking at in Literacy this half term.  Buttercup, the Gibside fairy helped us find the clues with...

A Musical Treat For Everyone

A team of music teachers from the Gateshead Authority visited us at Clover Hill today. They treated us to a music workshop which took us around the world, experiencing music, melodies and songs from across the globe. Lots of children got the chance to take part,...

Homes from Around the World #weareyear1

We have been looking at different types of homes around the world this half term. We chose our favourite type of home to make out of junk. We used our planning sheets to remind us of the equipment we needed to make our models and followed the instructions carefully....

The Lindisfarne Gospels at Clover Hill #weareyear1

Fridays are always 'Happy Fridays' in Year 1, but this week we were in for a treat.  Paddy and Ross from Durham University came into school today, with a £15,000 replica of the Lindisfarne Gospels.  They told us all about this special book, about the man who wrote it...

Y1 Multi-skills with Billy Spragg

                  Y1 are enjoying working with a coach from our neighbouring secondary school, Whickham Academy. The children are practising basic skills such as throwing and catching as well as learning about how to move the body effectively,...

Autumn Term After School Clubs

Our after school activities will start the week beginning Monday 16th September and will run for ten weeks untill the week commencing Monday 25th November.  Half term is week beginning Monday 28th October.  All activities begin at 3.15pm and finish at 4.15pm, Places...

Welcome to Year 1 2013-14

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 visit St. Mary’s Lighthouse

Year One had a super time on our recent visit to St. Mary's Lighthouse to support our topic work on "The Seaside".  We all had a very busy but extremely enjoyable day!  We started our day rockpooling with our guide Sam.  We caught shore crabs, hermit crabs, pipe fish,...

Year One awarded Junior Fire Officer status!

Year One had a recent visit from The Fire Service.  We listened to some very important messages about staying safe in and around our homes.  We found out about what to do if we ever came across a fire and found out about the important job fire fighters do...

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