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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 ‘ ICT/DT Robots’ programme and regularly use visits and visitors to support our teaching and learning eg Forest Schools, Creative Practitioners, Allotment.

We have held the highly regarded Artsmark Gold Award, Healthy Schools, International Schools Award, Food for Life Bronze Award and Gold School Games Mark 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.’

Teaching and Learning is excellent and our children’s Achievement and Performance outstanding and well above national averages in all phases. Please enjoy visiting our website. We look forward to welcoming your child to join our Community of Learners.

You are most welcome to visit at anytime.

Miss E Reay

Headteacher

This Weeks Attendance

  • Class 1 100%
  • Class 2 98%
  • Class 3 98.7%
  • Class 4 97.7%
  • Class 5 97.7%
  • Class 6 99%
  • Class 7 99%
  • Class 8 97.7%
  • Class 9 99.3%
  • Class 10 96.7%

School News

Reading Bugs!

We have been working really hard to blend sounds that we know. We had fun wearing big bug glasses to practise reading CVC words. Our story this week was 'What the Ladybird Heard'. Our favourite part of the story was when the thieves crept onto the farm to steal the...

Autumn Investigators

We love Autumn time in Class 1. We brought in lots of Autumn objects from outside and had a great time investigating what we had collected. We looked at veins in leaves using torches, matched leaves to trees, found secret cups to hold acorns, looked for buds on twigs...

Messy Mixing

We have been observing autumn leaves and looking closely at all the different colours that we could find. We experimented with mixing paints to match the leaves and we used the new colours that we had created to make our own autumn pictures. [gallery...

Shape Investigators!

We have been investigating a range of 2d shapes. We learnt how to count sides and corners so that we could describe what they looked and felt like using mathematical language. We hid the shapes inside a secret bag and took it in turns to talk about what we could feel...

Outdoor exploration

We have loved investigating our outdoor areas this term. Nursery have explored a wide range of different activities such as experimenting with different musical instruments, developing our gross motor skills with the bikes, cars and climbing frames as well as playing...

What the Ladybird Heard

This week we have been looking at the story 'What the Ladybird Heard' from our featured author Julia Donaldson. We read the story and joined in with all of the different animal noises. Nursery was transformed into a police station and a farm. The children really...

Super Shapes

Miss Dyson's numeracy group have been extending their knowledge of 2D shapes this week. They created their own flip flap booklets which gave properties of 2D shapes such as an octagon, a rhombus and a trapezoid. They had to use...

Interesting Instruments

We have been making our own tissue box musical instruments! We used an old tissue box and some elastic bands to create a stringed instrument, we learnt that when we tighten the string the pitch goes higher and when we loosen it the pitch goes lower. We also learnt...

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...

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