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Y1 Phonics 2017 98% pass rate. Goosehill placed in top 3% of schools nationally!

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 87.0%
  • Class 2 93.7%
  • Class 3 93.0%
  • Class 4 97.7%
  • Class 5 98.7%
  • Class 6 99.3%
  • Class 7 93.0%
  • Class 8 100%
  • Class 9 99.3%
  • Class 10 97.7%

School News

Who Is It?

We found some artefacts in our classroom. We looked closely at each one and tried to workout what they were and, then, who they are connected with. There was a painting of a steam train, a train ticket to Manchester, a design for a lamp, a drawing of a steam train. a...

Bridge Over Troubled Water

We felt very sorry for the poor Gingerbread Man because he was tricked by the fox. We wanted to help him cross the river by building a bridge. We shared our ideas with our friends and decided which were the best suggestions. We worked as a team and made changes as we...

You Can’t Catch Me!

This week we have been baking gingerbread men and telling our own stories about where they might go. We had to weigh out all the ingredients and mix them together really well. We used ginger and cinnamon to make them tasty, they smelled delicious! We rolled out the...

Busy Bakers!

We have been making and decorating gingerbread men this week. First we washed our hands to make sure we were ready to bake! We made the dough by mixing flour, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon and butter. We put in some golden syrup and some milk to stick the mixture...

Telling a story through pictures…

We have been reading a story called ' -Li'. This is a myth based in China and features a dragon who lives in a volcano but is terrorizing the nearby village. To help us remember the main points in the story we have created a story map using pictures and 'stolen'...

Our Human Timeline

We have been starting to learn about Ancient Greece this week. We have been reading Greek myths, have learnt where Greece is in the world in comparison to the United Kingdom as well as where Ancient Greece fits into the history of the world. We have also discussed...

Amazing Artists

This term, class 9 will be looking at landscapes within their Art lessons. To begin with, the children looked closely at several paintings and tried to group them by artist by looking at similarities in use of colour, shape and texture. They then chose their favourite...

Big Calculation!

We have been refining our calculation skills! This week we learnt how to do the shorter multiplication written method and to practise we had a go using big paper and bright colours. We had a colour each so that we could check each others work and look for errors. We...

Scrapyard Challenge

Class 7 completed an investigation to understand which kind of materials are magnetic. We used the idea of a scrapyard to help sort through all the classroom junk. The children discovered that magnetic materials were metal. They also discovered that some metals are...

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Class 8 –100% Attendance

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