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Welcome to Morpeth First School

I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of the Governing Body and staff at Morpeth First ( Goosehill ) and I hope you enjoy reading our website.

I am very proud to share with you our ‘Outstanding’ school and the wonderful achievements of our children. The community of Morpeth First School believes in identifying and developing the potential, personal success and uniqueness of every child within a happy, safe and nurturing environment by ‘Learning Together and Growing Together.’ We value and harness positive partnerships between home, school and the local community and enjoy sharing our good practice with all our supportive stakeholders.

Our curriculum is dynamic and inclusive and learning is ‘fun’ and exciting! We deliver a creative skills programme which includes a wide range of relevant interactive learning, investigative, artistic and technological activities. We offer termly Collapsed Curriculum Projects such as our recent ‘Science Alive’ programme and regularly use visits and visitors to support our teaching and learning eg Forest Schools, Professor Brainstorm, Creative Practitioners, Allotment.

We hold the highly regarded Artsmark Gold Award ( third time ), Healthy Schools, International Schools Award, Food for Life Bronze Award and Creative Partnerships status and are working towards Silver Sing Up, Anti-Bullying and Leading Parent Partnership Awards which altogether seek to validate the richness of our curriculum along with the twenty lunchtime and after school clubs which OfSTED deemed ‘Outstanding.’

You are most welcome to visit at anytime.

Miss E Reay

Headteacher

This Weeks Attendance

  • Class 1 97%
  • Class 2 98%
  • Class 3 99%
  • Class 4 93%
  • Class 5 97%
  • Class 6 97%
  • Class 7 98%
  • Class 8 99%
  • Class 9 96%
  • Class 10 94%

School News

Bossy BeeBots!

We have been playing with the beebots and learning how to give them instructions to move around. We used positional language ‘forwards, backwards, sideways, left and right’ to describe and direct where we wanted the beebots to go. We worked in groups, taking it in...

Numicon Fun!

In Class 4, we have been using the Numicon materials to help us with number bonds and number order. We have been able to check that we have the correct number bond for 10 by using the 10 piece to cover. We know that 10 add 10 is 20, so we need 2 pieces of 10 to check...

Feathered Friends

We have been learning about what happens in different seasons. We have looked at the changes during Autumn. We talked about how leaves change colour, how daylight is shorter and how animals start to hibernate. We received a kind donation of bird feed and bird feeders...

Shadow puppets at the ugly bug ball

At the Centre for Life Class 7 learnt how to make shadow puppets. Firstly, we tested out a variety of objects to see whether they were opaque, translucent or transparent. We already new that opaque objects make the best shadows, so we chose card as our equipment....

Seeing in the dark!

Class 8 visited the Centre for Life and learnt that some opaque objects reflect light so that you can see them in the dark. They carried out an  investigation around this by putting a small light and different objects, one by one, into a dark box. Then they looked...

Awesome Addition and Superb Subtraction

Numeracy Week 6 This week in numeracy we learnt how to add and subtract 3 and two digit numbers. We used base 10, place value counters and Numicon to represent sums. We also learnt the process for column addition and subtraction. One person would use the equipment to...

Zoo Fun!

Class 5 had a fantastic day at Kirkley Hall Zoo to help support our science learning on Animal Growth. We explored the zoo, enjoyed learning how to look after rabbits and guinea pigs and went bug hunting in the...

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