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Newburn Manor Primary School

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Autumn Term

'Winter Wonderland' is our topic for the second half of the autumn term. We will continue to learn about the changes in weather when studying the season of winter and we will be learning about nocturnal animals and animals that hibernate.  We are also learning about toys from the past and how the traditions of Christmas have changed over the last 150 years.

Away in a Manger

Year 1 performed 'Away in a Manger' with Reception for their Christmas production.  We had fantastic performances from all of the children. They learned lots of lines and spoke clearly and expressively and their acting was brilliant.  Well done to Year 1 and Reception. We are very proud of you all!

Bingo Homework

Year 1 have been working very hard at home to complete the nine activities on their Bingo Homework sheet.  Thank you to all the parents who have supported our homework through making memories with their child and producing great pieces of work which have been displayed in the classroom for all to see.

Our visit to Beamish Museum

We had a fantastic visit to Beamish Museum today to learn about the past and how Christmas traditions have changed.  We explored different areas of Beamish in the morning. First we went to the Pit Village to see the Colliery and the old school.  We met a Victorian teacher who gave us a taste of school life 100 years ago. She was very strict! We also travelled to the town on a tram with an upper deck which was very exciting for everyone.  After lunch, we visited Pockerley Old Hall for a workshop. We had an amazing time playing parlour games, baking cookies and making peg dolls.  The children loved the activities and they didn't talk about their modern toys at home once! 



Mr Churchward visited our school today to deliver taster sessions in Taekwondo.  We loved learning how to punch, kick and block like real martial arts experts.  We would like Mr Churchward to visit Newburn Manor again!


The Bibliobook Bus!

Wow! What a great time we had with Natalie on her Bibliobook Bus.  Natalie read some fantastic French stories to us and through these stories we learned the names of lots of jungle animals.  We loved joining in with the repeated words and phrases, in French, and we thoroughly enjoyed using the finger puppets to act out scenes from each book.  We would love Natalie to visit Newburn Manor again.

Come and See in Year 1

Thank you to the parents who joined us this morning for our lessons. We always enjoy having our parents and carers in school to support the children in their learning.  Today we paid the exact amount for toys with coins then we challenged ourselves to pay for some toys using a different combination of coins.  We love working with money!



For the first half of the autumn term our topic was, 'Me, my family and my friends'. We have completed lots of fun activities centred around our family and the people who are important to us. We have been learning about ourselves as humans and we have identified similarities and differences between ourselves and other animals. We have been talking about the different groups to which we belong and we have found out how others show that they belong to their faith. We have learned lots about the seasons and the changes in weather. We have read a variety of stories and non-fiction texts to support our topic work.

Autumn poems


Autumn walk

We had great fun today taking a walk around our school and spotting the signs of autumn. It was very rainy and muddy on our walk but it didn't stop us enjoying our adventure. Can you spot some of the signs of autumn in our photographs?

We are learning the pairs of numbers which total 10. We have painted our fingers to help us to recall these pairs for display in our classroom. It was great fun!

Melanie visited our class today to talk to us about keeping our teeth sparkly-white and our mouths clean and healthy. We know that we must brush our teeth twice a day for two minutes and we know that we should visit the dentist twice a year for a check up. We also know that we must look after our adult teeth as they have to last us a lifetime!

It's that colourful time of year again when we celebrate Harvest. We have enjoyed reading the story of 'Oliver's Vegetables' by Vivian French. We learned about the different vegetables that Grandpa grew in his garden.  Oliver also learned that he actually likes to eat some vegetables despite what he first thought before trying them!  We have painted pictures of Grandpa's vegetables and we based our Harvest assembly performance on the story.

We love to read in Year 1. 

Lots of us enjoy reading books in the classroom. We love to talk about the characters and the story events with our friends.



We are really enjoying our PE lessons with Mrs Marshall. 

We have been chanting in 2s and 10s with our friends using equipment.


We have painted pictures of our families and displayed them in our classroom. We enjoyed writing about why our family members are important to us.