Moorsley Road, Hetton le Hole, Houghton le Spring

0191 562 3323


  Emerald Class  


Welcome to our class page! We are the Year 1 children at Hetton Primary School and our teacher is Miss Redpath.

Autumn - Remembrance Week

Week Beginning 05.11.18

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As a school, we are working on creating a huge Remembrance display to recognise the World War 1 Centenary!

The children have today created some beautiful artwork using fingerprints. Ask your children about some World War 1 facts! 

Autumn - Safety Week.

Week Beginning: 29.10.18

 What a fantastic start to the new term! This week we have been basing all of our learning around staying safe! We were excited to meet the Tyne and Wear Fire Service who gave us a tour of the fire engine and showed us various equipment that was needed to help people. 

Please contact the fire service if you require a smoke detector or home safety check; the link is shown below 

We have been looking at using sparklers safely! We identified the features of instructions and thought about how we could apply this to writing our own instructions. Look at an example of our work below!


Autumn - Toys From The Past!

Week Beginning 08.10.18

 Over the last few weeks, the children have been looking at the focus text Dogger by Shirley Hughes. They have retold the story, sequenced images and added captions as well as recorded their own retell. This week the children have innovated the story in the style of Pie Corbett; our children love this! They use images to support their oral rehearsal of sentences which then enables them to write their own sentences to retell. This is the story map we have used; ask your child to retell it to you using their story map!

Tuesday 25th September 2018

 In Science, we have been looking at everyday materials and their properties.

Today, some children went on a 'material hunt'. They used the Ipads to independently record what they find and were then able to talk about this upon returning to their table. 

They found: glass, plastic and wood!

Thursday 20th September 2018

Over the next few weeks we will be using the focus text Dogger by Shirley Hughes. 

Today the children used a busy picture of the Summer fair where Dogger is found. They worked in groups to begin to use question starters such as who, what, where, when & why.

There were some fantastic ideas which we added to our working wall!

Definitely Disney!

Friday 14th September 2018

 We have enjoyed getting messy to practise our spellings today! 

We put paint directly onto the tables and then practised spelling a range of tricky words , trying hard to use correct formation.  The children definitely want to do this again!



Thursday 13th September 2018


For the first 2 weeks of the Autumn term, the children in Year 1  have linked all their work to the fabulous 'Mary Poppins'. Within our PE lessons, we have danced in time to music using 'Step in Time' and have talked about magic within our Literacy work.  This week, the children have created some fantastic art work; they have created their own 'chalk pictures' in the style of chimney sweeps. Below are a few examples, I am sure you would agree that they look fabulous!

Well done Class Emerald!